Following Jesus’ example, Trinity Church welcomes all of God’s children. Young children are enticed with the warm, vibrant colors on the walls and in the play areas. The youth and teens feel comfortable and safe in the connected spaces while the programs remind them that they belong here. We celebrate being an Open and Affirming / Welcoming and Affirming Congregation and being a safe place for everyone whether marginalized or not. Everyone is served equally in our accessible and environmentally friendly building which honors God’s creation.
Trinity fills its people with the love of God through varied, exciting, and meaningful Worship and Music. Music moves us in moments of beauty and thrills us in moments of joy and exuberance. Each week we praise God with a variety of musical styles using the sound of singing, clapping, organ, piano, guitars and other instruments. Our services not only honor our traditions but push us to think beyond our customs with experiences designed for all ages and backgrounds. We encourage and facilitate open and honest conversations in worship as well as in small groups, challenging each other to grow in our faith and in our commitment to Jesus.
Trinity Church has become Northborough’s newest community center meeting the material, emotional, and spiritual needs for the town. We’re a place to come for a hot meal, to purchase affordable clothing, to listen to local music, or to just have a cup of coffee and good conversation, supported by an active and vibrant congregation. We connect to the community to determine needs and how we can help - not only financially, but with our actions and direct involvement. Trinity also looks beyond Northborough to Massachusetts, our country and the world to provide comfort and assistance and spread God’s word.
trinity's core values
WORSHIP: We spend time with God and with each other, growing in our faith, and in our relationships with all of God’s children. “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into God’s presence with singing.” (Psalm 100:1-2)
OUTREACH: We support others through building mutual relationships, providing material needs, and empowering each other. “You are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:13)
COMMUNITY: We appreciate the connections we make and the trust that grows as we share our spiritual journeys. “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20)
OPEN AND AFFIRMING: We welcome all people, celebrate our differences, and come together in love. “Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” (1 John 3:18)
Open & Affirming
Welcoming & Affirming
We, the congregation of Trinity Church of Northborough, Massachusetts, declare ourselves an
Open and Affirming / Welcoming and Affirming congregation.
We will reach out with love to any and all people who enter our doors seeking
God with faith in Jesus Christ as Savior.
We recognize all human beings as worthy and loved by God.
We affirm and support all relationships based on love and mutual respect, and grounded in Christian faith.
We declare to the wider community that we are an open and loving community of faith for all people,
of every age, race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, cultural background,
socio-economic status, mental or physical ability, marital status, or any other distinctions of society.
We invite all in our midst to fellowship and service in Christ’s name.
We are a people of God and will be led by our faith in Jesus’ teaching of love. We shall be a beacon of light and a place of faithful joy in this community and the world, sharing with and caring for all people.
history of our church
Our Main Street location attests to Trinity Church’s long-term presence in the Northborough community. Just yards from the site of both the original 1868 town hall and 1894 library, the church building remains a landmark for passers-by while hosting an array of worship and fellowship opportunities for life in the 21st century.
Today’s Trinity is the result of a merger in 1948 of Northborough’s First Baptist Church and Evangelical Congregational Church, which had been established here in 1827 and 1832, respectively. Our church building is the former Congregational meeting house, and the former Baptist house of worship became the home of the Northborough Historical Society.
Trinity Church is affiliated with both the American Baptist Churches,
and the United Church of Christ.
After undergoing a visioning process in 2016, in 2017 our implementation team designed a number of projects that will help us reach our vision and fulfill Trinity's mission to fill its people with the love of God and share God's love in all the world.
See the summary for more information.