Phone: (717) 774-7146 


Mailing Address:  

415 Bridge Street 
New Cumberland PA 17070




As of 2/9/2018

Big Mistake

Last week there was a centerpiece given which I failed to note in the bulletin. I apologize to Sam and Karen, Jeff and Lou Ann Brinton for my error. The flowers were meant to celebrate a joyous occasion. The wording should have been this:
“The centerpiece is given in honor of the 25th wedding anniversary of Jeff and Lou Ann Brinton, by Mom and Dad.” Congratulations, Jeff and Lou Ann! I do apologize for my error. ~Jady Conroy

Ash Wednesday Service

Lent begins on Wednesday, February 14th. An Ash Wednesday service will be held at Trinity at 7 PM. Rev. Andrews will preach and the Chancel Choir will minister in music. The imposition of ashes will be offered at the altar by Rev. Peterson and Rev. Miller. The ash cross is placed on the forehead as an outward sign of our sinfulness, repentance, and human mortality. In order to provide reasonable security for our worshippers on Ash Wednesday, the  parking lot and other doors will be locked 15 minutes after the service begins. The main door on Bridge Street, which opens to the Genesis Room/ Welcome Area, will be left open through the service with volunteers present to welcome guests and visitors. 

Lenten Luncheons

Once again Lenten Luncheons will be hosted by Baughman United Methodist Church during the season of Lent. These will be held each Wednesday at noon, beginning February 21st. The cost will be $4, payable at the door. Look for a sign-up sheet in the hallway where you can indicate how many plan to attend each week.

Confirmation Classes

We are encouraging parents to consider enrolling their middle and high school-aged children for our confirmation class series, which will begin in April. The classes will be held during the time of the Sunday School hour and will be completed in the months of April and May. Application forms will be available in the church office and on the table in the hallway. Kindly return applications by the 19th of March. Please feel free to contact Pastor Andrews if you have any questions.


On March 11, 2018, we will join with thousands of other congregations across the connection in a special offering to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief. 
Our support makes it possible for UMCOR to direct 100 percent of all other contributions to the projects our donors specify, instead of using this money on administrative or fundraising costs. UMCOR is present with heartfelt prayers, empathy, monetary donations and volunteering spirits after disaster strikes.
The work of UMCOR also goes beyond disaster relief. As millions of refugees and migrants seek safety and opportunity, UMCOR is present. All over the world, UMCOR is there, providing compassion and hope to those who desperately need it.

Vacation Bible School

Mark your calendars for an exciting week of VBS fun! Sunday, June 3rd through Thursday, June 7th from 5:30 – 8:15 PM every night. A FREE dinner will be served from 5:30 – 6:00 PM. Closing program which will include parents/guardians will be Friday, June 8th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Donna Ratulowski is serving as coordinator.


2nd Hand Sale dates: May 1; May 2; and May 3. Day time drop off dates – April 23, 24, 25, 26, & 27. Evening drop off dates – April 25 and 26. Team L Triple H will again provide pick up by request & appointment. Hours and contact information coming soon. Thank you! Donna Ratulowski is serving as coordinator. Remember…one person’s junk is another person’s treasure. Simplify & donate!

Update Your Information, Please

We are planning to print new church directories after the new members join our congregation. This would be a perfect time for you to let us know if anything has changed in your address, email or phone number, especially those who have removed their landlines and rely solely on cell phones. Thanks in advance. ~Office Staff

Men's Lenten Prayer Breakfasts

The series will begin February 17 and will continue through March 24th (on Saturdays). Join us for breakfast at 8 AM followed by a message from God’s Word. An excellent line-up of speakers will lead us with the theme: Inspirations From the Cross of Christ.
Following are dates and the message titles. Please invite your male friends and relatives. Please note that, as in the past, the final Saturday, March 24th, will be a co-ed breakfast. Also, please sign up on the form in the hallway each week so the chefs know how much food to prepare.

February 17:  How the cross inspires us to forgive.
Speaker: Rev. Sharron Blezard, Pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Community United Methodist Church “Meet and Greet”

Community UMC invites the people of New Cumberland to, “Meet and Greet, Reverend Manny Valentin”. The event will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018, starting with the service at 10am followed by a special brunch. For reservations, please contact the Community UMC church office at 717-774-7153.

Need a Fire Extinguisher?

The church has a limited number of AMEREX 10 lb. Fire Extinguishers for home use only that will be offered at no cost. Please contact Daryl Potteiger if interested.

National Day of Prayer Planning

The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3rd. Trinity is beginning to plan the day and is extending an invitation to anyone who would like to be part of the planning team. The first meeting will be here at Trinity on Tuesday, February 20th at 1:30 in the upstairs Conference Room. #PRAY4UNITY


Do you like to mark your hymns before the service begins? The Trinity craft group made such markers, thanks to Mary Lou Twigg, Jean Ruth, and others. If you would like to use them, feel free to pick up one in the basket found at the back when you enter the sanctuary.