Phone: (717) 774-7146
415 Bridge Street
New Cumberland PA 17070
Phone: (717) 774-7146
415 Bridge Street
New Cumberland PA 17070
We collect supplies and backpacks during the summer. A few weeks before school starts we hand out backpacks (full of school supplies) to the community for FREE. Thanks so much for your faithful help with this mission! For more information or how you can help, please contact Carol Evertts.
DOWNTOWN DAILY BREAD serves the hungry and homeless of Harrisburg, providing a daily lunch, served from 12:30 to 1:30 PM every day. Downtown Daily Bread is a ministry of Pine Street Presbyterian Church and has been operating for more than 30 years. Trinity Church has had the privilege of volunteering to serve this meal for many years. Our “assigned times” are the 1st and 2nd Tuesdays of every other month. Volunteers typically carpool from the church parking lot, leaving at approximately 11:45 and returning by 2:00 PM. It allows us to serve this hot meal while connecting to the homeless in unforeseen ways. There is no heavy lifting required. If you wish to help with this ministry, please contact Carol Crossley at 717-379-9030 or email her at There is also a sign-up sheet in the hallway. If you are willing to volunteer some time but cannot do so this month, please leave your contact info on the sheet as well. 4-5 volunteers are needed each time. You will be richly blessed.
Medard’s House is a Christ-centered ministry house that serves to be the extension of the family for teenagers. It is a safe place to: socialize and bond with peers, connect with community leaders and role models, learn the value of service through provided teachings, realize talents and dreams, verbalize fears and vulnerability through the love of the community and the power of the Holy Spirit. By this fall Medard’s House will be available 5 nights a week for the youth to come after school. Medard’s House will provide a homemade meal, adult mentors, opportunities to learn about God, academic help, and much more. This is accomplished through our mission and partnering with other non-profits such as Center for Champions, 3 Star Foundation, and The Underground Skate Park ministry. We need volunteers, prayers, and financial support. There is always a need for food, water, crafts, paper, pencils, crayons, games, etc. Saundra Collelo, President; Staff and Board members would like to thank TUMC for all the help and support given to the children. Trinity supports Medard’s House with food and prayer. The location is as follows: Medard’s House, 1120 Drexel Hills Blvd, New Cumberland, PA 17070
Mission Central is a nonprofit registered with the IRS under section 501c3 and with the PA Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations. Mission Central first opened in 2002 as a mission of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, now known as the Susquehanna Conference. In 2020, the assets and operations of Mission Central migrated to a newly formed non-profit corporation, Mission Central, Inc. Although Mission Central, Inc. is now a separate entity, we retain a close affiliation and partnership with our friends at the Susquehanna Conference.
Their mission is “Connecting God’s Resources with Human Need.” This is accomplished by following three areas of focus…Mission Outreach, Mission Education, and Disaster Response. By partnering with over 180 different organizations, we provide resources to groups who are doing humanitarian work locally, across the country, and around the world. Additionally, we stand ready to respond to all weather-related disasters or emergencies that occur.
Mission Central is one of six warehouses that provide the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), an organization that provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid to over 80 countries worldwide, with all of their needed resources used in disaster response efforts. Trinity UMC collects items for various UMCOR Relief Kits (School, Birthing, Health, Sewing, Flood Buckets) during certain times of the year.
Mission Central is also the place to donate your household goods, furniture, clothing, and even computers. You’d be amazed at how much good that old couch or unused medical supplies can do!
The Neighborhood Center UMC is a Christian community-based center that exists to meet the needs of our neighbors in Harrisburg. Programs provided at the Center are All-Day Christian Preschool, Before and After School Care, Summer Adventure, Kids Cafe, Power Pack, Young Mothers Together Program, TECH (Teen Expression Center Harrisburg), Youth Gospel Choir, Caring Closet, Food Distribution, and Elder Care. Trinity UMC donates food, school supplies, and clothing needed for the programs at the Neighborhood Center. During the summer Trinity's Kids Ministry collects and donates juice for the Neighborhood Center's summer programs.
New Hope Ministries is a Christian social service agency that shows the love and hope of Christ by serving our neighbors in times of need and supporting their efforts towards stability, They provide a variety of assistance and services. Trinity UMC collects food for their Food Pantry and donates snacks and drinks for their after-school program in New Cumberland. Members of our congregation also help at the Food Pantry.
Assisting Students and Kids
As Trinity church has done in the past, we are again collecting food and toiletry items for the needy students of West Shore School District. Please consider bringing items into the church and putting them on the designated table in the hallway. This project provides dignity, anonymity and a basic need to these students PLUS Trinity church is supporting OUR Community with this effort. CLICK HERE for a list of the preferred items. Will you continue to help with this cause? Please contact Cathy Baum @ (717)-774-0907 for further information. Thanks to all who have supported this project.
One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one. Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”. The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What
difference can you make?” The boy picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water, and turning to the man, said, “I made a difference to that one!”
Starfish Ministries was begun by Carol Crossley and her family by simply visiting the street people of Harrisburg with cold water, snacks, blankets, ground mats, and hand warmers. Many other friends, neighbors, and family have joined them, including Trinity Church. Trinity has opted to join in this venture as we go to the streets the 2nd Sunday of each month to serve homeless men, women, and children by directing them to support resources, distributing needed items, praying for/with them, and giving the personal touch like a hug or a listening ear. Please contact Carol Crossley at 717-379-9030 or email for more information
The United Methodists Home for Children is dedicated to providing hurting children with the tools they need to succeed in life. Services are available to children, youth, and families regardless of religion, race, color, or national origin. Trinity UMC helps with donations of money, food, gift certificates, and wish list items throughout the year.
Vickie's Angel Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit with a mission of helping families fighting cancer who have difficulties paying their bills during the challenging times of undergoing cancer treatments. Our goal is to take away the financial worry from the family, providing a temporary bridge that allows them to focus entirely on beating their disease. In some cases, it is an immediate financial hardship that must be taken care of. Our financial help is for non-medical expenses focusing on the basic necessities to survive. Examples are rent/mortgage payments, car expenses, food expenses, and utility expenses. None of our money raised goes to research. It all goes to the families. We let them know that we are only temporary and not permanent. Our goal is to get them into a financially stable position.
Trinity UMC participates in Vickie's Angel Walk to raise money for families fighting cancer.