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415 Bridge Street 
New Cumberland PA 17070

 

 

Announcements

A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY

Presented by Trinity’s Children’s Department, starring our children, the Christmas play will be held  Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 PM. in Fellowship Hall.  A reception will follow.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  Thank you for your support of our children.

Musicale Reception

We are requesting cookies for the Reception and, if you are attending, please sign up and check the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ box to indicate if you are donating cookies, Please bring your cookies Saturday Dec. 16th between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30 AM. or Sunday the 17th. by 10:00 AM.

2018 Offering Envelopes

The 2018 offering envelopes have been placed in mailboxes and on the table in the hallway.  If you don’t currently receive offering envelopes, but would like to, please notify the office.

Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

Love: In the gospel of Mark, Jesus teaches us that loving God and our neighbors are of the utmost importance. This year, starting Sunday Dec 3rd. and ending Dec.17th. 2017, Trinity will be collecting CANNED FOOD to help New Hope Ministries with their Christmas program. We may not notice, but we are surrounded by hungry people, homeless people, unemployed people, hurting people, all yearning and looking for LOVE. This is your opportunity here at Trinity Church to show our LOVE by donating CANS OF FOOD to New Hope Ministry. Any non-perishable container is acceptable, not just cans. God Bless You All ~Carol Evertts

Church Budget 2018

We are grateful to God for the vibrant life, ministry and mission that God has gifted us at Trinity. We are grateful to each of you for your prayers, presence, involvement and financial support. Over the last few months our Finance team, led by Bob Rosenthal, has invited leaders of different ministry activities to review their 2017 Budget vs. Actuals. They have been invited to share their inputs for their areas in the 2018 Budget. Apart from this, other costs of ministry, mission support, utilities, contracts, administration costs, commitments to building and parsonage loans and other relevant incomes and expenditures have been studied to cast the 2018 Budget. The Budget was studied and approved in the November LT Meeting. In keeping with our commitment to transparency and congregational participation, we wish for you to know that copies of the Budget will be available at the church office if you wish to have one. Should you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please feel free to contact Bob Rosenthal, Carol Wilson or the Pastor. Upon approving the Budget, we spent a time in prayer as the Leadership Team as we once again rely upon the God who will, “Supply all your needs according to his riches in glory.” ~ Philippians 4:19 We look forward to your continued prayers and support.

Poinsettia Orders

There is one more week to get your Poinsettia Orders in to the office. Extra order forms are on the table in the hallway. Deadline is December 10th.

Safe Sanctuary Review

The last Safe Sanctuary Review for 2017 will be held on Dec. 5 at 6:00 PM in the Lion and Lamb Room (off the Mt Olivet Room). Those who need to attend will receive a card in their mailbox here at church. If you cannot attend this Review, please let Donna Ratulowski or Dianne Schofield know. Thank you

Blue Christmas Service Offers Comfort and Hope

A healing service for those who are grieving this holiday season will be held on December 10th at 3 PM at Community U.M. Church. A message of hope will be given by Michael Gingerich and Thomas Kaden, who offer a ministry called Someone to Tell it To Counseling. Join others who are struggling and find God’s comfort and light that shines despite the darkness! 

New Member Classes:  January 2018

We will be beginning a new series of New Member classes in Jan. 2018.  The classes will begin on Wed., Jan. 24th and will conclude on Wed., February 28th.  All classes will be conducted on Wednesdays (excepting February 14th:  Ash Wednesday).  We will begin each evening with a fellowship supper together and then proceed with the class.  We will also be having a half-day retreat on Saturday, February 17th at Trinity.  Those of you who are interested in registering can collect your application forms from the table across from the mailboxes (outside the sanctuary door).  All applications must be received on or before Mon., Jan.15th.  Please feel free to contact Pastor Arun if you have any questions.  He can be reached by email or by telephone at the church office.

Attention Trinity Seniors!

Our Annual Homebound/Seniors Christmas Party and December’s Sunnier Side of Sixty events will be combined this year. They will be held on December 12. We will start with lunch in Fellowship Hall at noon followed by The Sunnier Side of Sixty Communion Service in the Sanctuary at 1:30 PM. We will sing Christmas carols and participate in Holy Communion served by our Trinity minister friends. Donald Miller, a longtime Trinity member will speak and The Greenwood Muse Trio will minister in music.   Please join us for the food, fun, and fellowship in Fellowship Hall followed by a time of worship in our beautifully decorated sanctuary. All Trinity Senior members are welcome! All we ask is that you RSVP Mary Herr by December 5th. 

Upcoming Bible Study

Max Lucado’s, “Because of Bethlehem”, is a 4 week Bible Study that will be held Sundays November 26th thru December 17th in the Otterbein Conference Room during Sunday School (the Elective Sunday School Class). If you are interested in joining the study please contact Sharon Sheffer.

Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on DisAbility Ministry

What is it? This 16-week study equips individuals and 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

Where is it? Trinity UMC, New Cumberland 

When is it? This class will begin January 2018 and will meet one evening each week for 16 weeks.  Dates and time will soon be confirmed

How much does it cost? There are two registration options. They are as follows:

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

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

Please indicate your interest in the class by adding your name to one of the sign-up sheets. You will be notified once registration is open.

Why are we doing this? Awareness and Education. This course will help us to understand God’s heart for people with disabilities and to discover how we can play an active role in carrying out the Luke 14 Mandate. 

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.