Phone: (717) 774-7146 


Mailing Address:  

415 Bridge Street 
New Cumberland PA 17070




Better Together!

We currently have 85 people registered for our Trinity Church Retreat

CAN you Help?

The crafty ladies are looking for 28 oz. cans to use for table decorations for the Homebound Christmas Party. Please deposit on table in hallway.

The Citrus Fruit Sale is Here

The Adult Class is taking orders for citrus fruit up to November 6th. There is a sheet on the table or you may call the office to order. You may also call Barb Mickle for more information

The Italian Luncheon & Silent Auction is next Sunday October 22nd*

Please join us for an afternoon of great food and wonderful Christian fellowship! The Italian Luncheon, which will follow the 10:45 AM worship service, will feature a huge buffet of Italian dishes.  And the Silent Auction will be right after the Luncheon.  Be watching in the next 2 Sundays, when we will give you a “sneak peek” of some of the items for the Silent Auction. There will be a donation basket at the door for the Italian Luncheon. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for you to indicate your participation. *Proceeds for this event will be split 50/50 between the church’s Building Fund and the General Fund.

Baked Potato Luncheon & Bake Sale

The Youth Group will be holding their Fall Baked Potato Luncheon fundraiser on Sunday, October 29th, beginning at 11:30 AM. For a donation to the youth group, you get a piping hot potato with your choice of toppings (butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon bits, broccoli, and of course, chili), salad, dessert and a drink.  Takeout is available.  There will be a sign-up sheet on the table in the hallway or you can call the church office to sign up.  Thank you for your support!

The Sunnier Side of Sixty

The October Sunnier Side service will be held on Tuesday, October 31st at 2 PM. The speaker will be Janice Ocamb. Jan is a graduate of Messiah College with a graduate degree in Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College.
The special music will be provided by Louis Lynch, a professional harpist. Louise composes music for and directs the unique Harrisburg Harp Orchestra, a complete orchestra featuring dozens of harps.
Communion will be served to you right in your pew by the participating ministers right. Hymns are sung together. A fellowship time, hosted by the faithful Trinity volunteers, will follow in the Mt. Olivet Room.

November 5th, All Saints’ Day Service

We will be remembering those who have gone on to glory in the past year. Please let Sandi Tobias know by next Sunday if you would like to have a loved one remembered. Copies of last week’s participation insert are in the back of the sanctuary. You may use the form to contribute to the Youth Mission Scholarship Fund in someone’s honor. Sandi can be reached at 717-774-4706 or .

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner: Canceled

We apologize for this change in plan.  Further to our announcement in last week’s bulletin about our proposed turkey dinner, we realized that we have several programs scheduled in the same season. With this in mind, we felt it was appropriate to cancel this year’s Thanksgiving turkey dinner.  We will plan for next year’s for sure!  Kindly contact Pastor Arun, Janice Ocamb, Arv Krick or Donna Ratulowski if you have any questions.  Thank you for your cooperation and for understanding this situation.

CCU Banquet

Join Christian Churches United (CCU) in celebrating 40 years of ministry to those affected by poverty, homelessness and incarceration. Our congregation is a member church in CCU, a partnership of churches working together to share Christ’s love with those in need. The anniversary banquet is November 14, 2017 at 5:30pm at the Best Western Premier, 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg. Celebrate with over 100 other member congregations featuring special guest Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution…for more details visit www.IrresistibleBanquet.org. You can also find a color poster on the church bulletin board.

Open House All Week at Downtown Daily Bread

Tours will be offered Oct 16- 20th, from 10 AM - 2 PM at the Boyd Memorial Building, across the street from the Pine St. Presbyterian Church at 234 South Street. Stop in to meet the staff, enjoy a cup of coffee and see the Drop-In Center in action. You will learn about their services and clients and have a chance to explore volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact Linda Gzehoviak at 717-238-9304x105.

Downtown Daily Bread

is hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on October 21st, from 9-11 AM. Please watch for further details!

Men’s Bible Study

All men are invited to the Lower West Shore Cluster United Methodist Men Bible Study. The topic will be “The Secrets of Jesus’ Happiness” – author, Rev. Win Green (Baughman UMC). Pastor Win will lead the book study at Friendly’s in Camp Hill. The series will begin on Wednesday, October 4th. And will be held each Wednesday at 7:30 AM with a fellowship breakfast. Registration is requested but not necessary. Contact the church office or call Ralph Hawkins for more information at 717-215-9749.

College Student Contact Info

Please see that the church office has the mailing address for your college students. Care packages are in the planning stage for delivery to them. Every student loves a touch of love from home.

Beyond Suffering:  A Christian View on Disability Ministry

This course has been created to transform the way Christians view God’s plan for disability and suffering.  This 16-week study communicates the Gospel and equips God-honoring churches to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities.  It provides an overview of disability ministry, explores the theology of suffering and disability, lays a foundation for the church and disability ministry, and touches on bioethics.  This course will help students to understand God’s heart for people with disabilities and to discover how believers can play an active role in carrying out the Luke 14 Mandate. (Source:  Joni & Friends, Christian Institute on Disability)

Beyond Suffering is coming to Trinity UMC in 2018! (Dates: TBD)

Leader:  Lisa E. Wickenheiser, M.Ed. (wife, mother, teacher, disAbility ministry leader and advocate for the disAbility community) - Questions about the course?  Contact Lisa at

Enrollment Option #1:  Enrichment ~ earned through participation in the class setting; discussions; lesson reflection questions; interaction with case studies and other selected readings.  Cost:  $50, plus $35 textbook/CD-ROM

Enrollment Option #2:  Certificate of Completion ~ earned by completing all of the requirements for the Enrichment Option (above)  plus completion of an exegetical project (3-4 page written paper based on an inductive Bible study of a chosen passage); and a ministry project (3 page written paper based on hands-on experience).  Cost:  $75, plus $35 textbook/CD-ROM