What should I wear....
"I've never seen a page like this on a church website, but it's a
Several people have mentioned that before their first visit to Trinity for a church service
they wondered what to wear, so we're glad to provide a little
At many churches, how
other people are dressed seems to be considered very important, but we
try not to pay much attention to it at Trinity.
Looking around the Trinity congregation on any
particular Sunday, you are apt to see people dressed many ways, ranging from
suits with white shirts and neckties at one extreme, to jeans or shorts and tee-shirts at
You might think that this sounds like a recipe
for a social disaster, but at Trinity it doesn't work that way. What is
right for you is right for us.
- Some people feel more comfortable going to church
a little bit
"dressed up" -- and, if this sounds like you, then we encourage you to dress up when you come
to Trinity. You won't be alone!
- If you
feel better wearing "corporate casual" or "country casual" you will probably find that you are
dressed like many of the people in our congregation.
- And if you're more
comfortable in jeans, you can be pretty much assured that there will be other
people in the congregation who feel exactly the same way.
Seasonal attire? Practical clothes? Well, during the summer, you
may see our young people
trooping into Holy Eucharist straight from the soccer field,
cleats and all, or in costume if they've been shooting a video. During the summer, we also welcome folks who are
camping in tents in the Infield across the street at
Lime Rock Park -- and very few people bring
"church clothes" when they go tent camping.
We also have visitors who are hikers on the Appalachian Trail (which
runs within half a mile of our building -- and occasionally, right next
to it) and bicyclists who are touring
the Housatonic River valley.
During mud season (everyone in the
Northwest Corner knows when it's mud season) mud boots are certainly de rigeur
And during the winter, needless to say we
expect everyone to dress warmly.
we're far more interested in what's in your heart than what's on your back.