Springfield church holds first Lenten Luncheon of Easter season

Hampden County

A Lenten tradition that started at a Springfield church 35 years ago is still going strong.

Trinity United Methodist Church Friday held the first of this Easter season’s Lenten lunches.

A seasoned staff of servers takes pride in preparing and serving homemade clam chowder, lobster rolls and home-baked pies for all who attend. Joanne Evans told 22News she’s been part of the volunteer staff for the past twenty years.

“This is open to all community members,” Evans said. “They come for food and fellowship and from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., we have a short worship service.”

The money raised through these Lenten Luncheons is used to support the church’s local and global mission projects.

The lunches will be held every Friday through Good Friday which is April 19.

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