Phone: (717) 774-7146 


Mailing Address:  

415 Bridge Street 
New Cumberland PA 17070





for elementary school students to senior citizens   

Our goal to bring smiles to the faces of children in the hospital.  Our group assembles baggies of treasures, each containing all the material needed to make a craft.  To pass time while in the hospital, children are busy making their own little treasures, such as: book markers, key chains, bracelets, necklaces, and much, much, much more!

Our group provides a great opportunity to serve others in a very simple and easy way.  Our goal is to prepare as many baggies as we can, with each containing all the material to make a craft.  For example, a craft may call for 26 red pony beads, 12 white pony beads, 24” of white yarn, and a lanyard hook.  We have all the material, but we need volunteers to count beads, cut yarn, and make sure each baggie contains all the material to make the craft.  Since Caitlin’s Smiles started, over 1 million baggies have been assembled and given to children – that takes a lot of volunteers!  Our time volunteering helps put smiles on children’s faces when they are assembling these treasures during their stay in the hospital.

Please contact Sharon Marburger at 938-1529 for more information.



for those desiring to nurture the homeless

Downtown Daily Bread serves the hungry and homeless of Harrisburg, providing a hot lunch, served from 12:30 to 1:30 PM every day.  Our “assigned times” are the 1st and 2nd Tuesdays of every other month.  Volunteers car pool from the church parking lot, leaving at approximately 11:40 AM and returning by 2:00 PM.   There is no heavy lifting required.   Four to five volunteers are needed each time.  A sign-up sheet is available across from the mailboxes. 

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’   ~Matthew 25:40

Please contact Carol Crossley at 717-379-9030 or email  for more information        



for those desiring to nurture the homebound of our church family

The Mission Statement of the Homebound Ministry Committee is:

To humbly continue the ministry of Jesus caring for and caring about one another by promoting within the congregation and homebound community a Spiritual Presence, creating in each life we touch a “Holy Space for God” – connecting church family with the homebound community, and encouraging “wholeness” which restores within each of us a right relationship with God. (Statement written by Barbara Zimmerman)

As a member of the Homebound Committee you will be assigned a person(s) to nurture and visit. The expectation is that you will visit that person on at least a quarterly basis, or phone monthly if they are able to receive calls. During visits members are asked to listen, encourage, and to pray with the person. In addition we take Holy Communion to our Homebound twice a year. 

Sending cards on their birthday and other special holidays or occasions are highly recommended. Poinsettias at Christmas and Easter Flowers are delivered to our Homebound by those on the committee that are available to do so. 

The Committee organizes and conducts two major events. They are a Homebound/Seniors Picnic in the summertime and a Christmas Party in the month of December. 

This committee is made up of a dedicated group of folks with a love for the elderly that serves them in a hands on way.

Please contact Barbara Zimmerman at 761-1894 or Mary Herr at 938-1910 for more information.



for any one who has a heart for hospitality or enjoys welcoming people

The Hospitality Team members are the face of the Body of Christ to those God sends our way.  The team is responsible for evaluating the overall friendliness of Trinity Church.  our main task is to help our guests feel the love of God by truly welcoming them into God's house through friendly and authentically gracious service.  

The Bible says, "Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it." (Hebrews 13: 2)    

The Hospitality Team is responsible for planning Coffee Fellowship between our two services and providing snacks after the Sunnier Side of Sixty services.  Welcome bags are filled with a map of the church, information brochure and a welcome gift.  Busy bags are prepared for children to borrow during worship services.  Most importantly, they greet and follow up with people visiting Trinity Church.  The team meets four times a year with additional meetings as needed. 

Please contact Cathy Baum for more information.  Please contact Jo Lower at 938-4004 for information about Coffee Fellowship.



for anyone who wants to pray for others

The Prayer Chain is a relaxed group of people who pray everyday.  A list is prepared and handed out to all members, so each one knows who to pass the prayer on to.  They pray for others, the good and the bad.  A prayer breakfast is held the first Friday of the month to go over any new prayer concerns.  Trust and confidentiality is a must with the Prayer Chain. 

Please contact Joan Ickler for more information.



for people who want to knit or crochet prayer shawls

The "Stitchin' Sisters" create prayer shawls for those in need, for celebration or to comfort.  They meet twice a month on Sunday evenings.  Since this is a much needed ministry, they are looking to create another meeting time and place. 

Please contact Kathy Karnes for more information.  



for people who like to sew or knit/crochet lap robes

The Sewing Group has a lot of fun putting quilts together for people in need.  Anyone who has received a quilt or lap robe is very thankful to receive them.  The Sewing Group meets the first and third Thursdays of every month from 10 AM- 2 PM, except during the summer.  For those who cannot come to the meetings, they can make knitted or crocheted lap robes at home.  Lap robes may also be pieced together at home and be brought in to be knotted.  This group annually produces handmade quilts and cloth, knitted and crocheted lap robes for local nursing homes and support facilities.  We have welcomed donations of equipment, full skeins of yarn, washable cotton fabric, embroidery floss for knotting quilts and of course, monetary donations. Many hands enhance this ministry!

Please contact Joyce Warcholak or the Trinity Church office for more information.   



for those who want to make a difference

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 star- fish 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!”

The Starfish Ministry 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 as a hug or a listening ear.

Please contact Carol Crossley at 717-379-9030 or email  for more information



for people who want to serve our community

Trinity United Methodist offers a delicious FREE Community Meal every 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday, all year 'round, in Fellowship Hall from 5 - 7 PM.  We open our doors and hearts to provide food and fellowship for our community. Everyone who would like to share a meal with us is welcome!  Do you know people in town who might enjoy a hearty meal and some fellowship? Invite them to join us as well! 

We also welcome volunteers to join us for setup, food-prep, serving, clean-up or simply come and spend time sharing a meal in conversation with our neighbors.  

Please contact Carol Crossley at 717-379-9030 or email  for more information    



for elementary school students and adults who would like to serve during worship services

The Worship Team is comprised of many groups:  Altar Guild, Acolytes, Communion Ushers, Greeters, Liturgists, Nursery Attendants, and Ushers. 

Altar Guild prepares the altar area for worship.  On Saturday, duties include dusting the altar, marking the Bible verses, changing paraments and preparing for communion.  On Sunday, flowers are distributed and communion is cleaned up.   Contact Carol Evertts or Kathy Brosius to volunteer.

Acolytes lead the congregation in worship by lighting candles, carrying the Bible and bearing the Cross.  Contact Wilma Rockey to volunteer.

Communion Ushers assist with the distribution of communion.  Contact Harry Minskey to volunteer.

Greeters welcome and greet people as they enter Trinity Church.  Contact Jo Lower to volunteer for the 8:15 am service or Betty Winter for the 10:45 am service.

Liturgists read prayers and scripture for the worship services.  Contact Ron Winter to volunteer.

Nursery Attendants care for infants and preschool age children while their parents are attending the worship services.  Nursery Attendants must have safe sanctuary training.  Contact Joyce Klinger to volunteer.

Ushers welcome people into the sanctuary and in return get to know the congregation personally.  Ushers pass out bulletins, collect offering and straighten up the pews following the services.  Contact Tom Bailey to volunteer for the 8:15 am service or George Karnes for the 10:45 service. 

Please contact Beth Sider for more information.