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415 Bridge Street 
New Cumberland PA 17070

 

 

Announcements

As of 4/2/20

Worship Online this Sunday, April 5 - Palm Sunday

We invite you to worship online with us. Please use this bulletin while you access the full service at www.trinityumnc.com  The link to the service will be on our main page Sunday morning.  Scroll down to: LATEST MESSAGE. and follow instructions.  Online worship will continue until the end of April in view of President Trump extending Covid-19 guidelines for 30 more days.  We earnestly pray for mercy and a breaking of the outbreak.  

Safe and Sound

Short, encouraging messages from your Pastor
Pastor Arun is working on a series of short audio/video messages to encourage us through this uncertain season. Music directed and produced by Todd Davis.  Backdrop tracks for messages created by Nihal Andrews. These presentations will be posted weekly on our website with links in our Facebook and Instagram pages. Each presentation will be less than 10 mins along with the music.

Love Feast on Maundy Thursday

We invite you to join us in celebrating a Love Feast in your homes on Maundy Thursday during our online service.  We will be including details in the bulletin for your use.  Please be prepared at a table (if you are able) with bread and cups of water when you join us for our online worship.  Bishop Jeremiah Park has invited congregations meeting online to celebrate the love feast as “The virtual consecration of Holy Communion is not allowed”.

Love in Action by our helping hands

We are making a change in our approach to sharing essential items with those who may need them in our community. We will not have a blessing box in order to contain any vulnerability to germs. We have organized an alternative method which removes the need for multiple volunteers working in close proximity. Carol Evertts is organizing the distribution. We are grateful to Harry Rodriguez for his willingness to participate in this program. 

Supper Fellowship reinvention

We are working on how we can shared packed meals at least once a week with those in our community who might appreciate it. Please contact Ken Puller, Carol Crossley or Pastor Arun to know more. 

Helping the homeless / needy

In the midst of COVID-19, Starfish Ministries continues to provide for our friends on the street. Due to shelters now being closed we have provided 6 tents to those in need. We have also helped one family of three move into a motel. The father has obtained a job and w e will be looking for a more permanent situation for them. (Their little girl is just 4 years old) Another homeless family from the WSSD has recently moved into permanent housing in Harrisburg. Starfish is helping them with food. And Downtown Daily Bread continues to serve bagged lunches each day. They have requested water bottles, sliced bread and individually wrapped snacks. Starfish will be placing an order to provide some of these items of need to be delivered to them. If you wish to make any cash donations, you may do so by texting 1-844-622-1977 for Text to Give; or through Facebook OR send a check made payable to Starfish Ministries, c/o Carol Crossley, 89 Broadwell Ln., Mechanicsburg PA 17055. You may also give through Trinity UMC who continues to support us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for caring for our friends on the street!

Meals and help offered by our New Cumberland Senior’s center. 

Benefits  ANYONE 60 and older.   Bagged lunches are served every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 - noon (only one half hour).   In order to receive these bags they must be ordered the day before by 11 a.m.  For instance, if you want the Monday lunch, you must place your reservation by 11 Friday morning.  There is a gentleman who brings leftovers to the Senior Center on Wednesdays that he brings from the Veterans Food Bank.  Those items are also distributed on Wednesdays but it is first come, first served.  On Thursdays they receive bread from Giant and clients may have one bread and one sweet along with their bagged lunch.   Whenever there are extras of anything they're added to their bagged lunch.  The phone number to call to make your reservation is 717-774-0409.   You must leave your name and phone number and how many lunches.   These are catered lunches.  

Volunteers needed at New Hope Ministry

New Hope Ministries is so thankful to our amazing community friends who have been supporting them through this crisis. They are in need of additional volunteers. CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer at our West Shore center. Please know they are adhering to appropriate social distancing requirements to keep everyone safe.

Giving to the Lord and his ministry

Thank you for your support to the work of the Lord at Trinity.  Your contributions matter. They help us to continue to serve and share the message of God’s love in New Cumberland and beyond. You can continue to send your tithes/ offerings to the Church Office by post. You can also use the Electronic giving option. If you need a form kindly let us know or CLICK HERE to print one at home. It will be a blessing and a help if your offerings/tithes/contributions are made in favor of Trinity UMC to our General Fund. 

Retired pastors : Telephone pastoral care  

Pastor Arun has requested the support of our retired pastors in extending pastoral care to our congregation during this challenging period of time. Please welcome calls from our retired Pastors when they reach you - to listen, to share scripture and to pray with you, Thank you Pastors Rev. Peggy Spengler, Rev. Marcia Haller, Rev. Barbara Berg, Rev. Carl F. Peterson, Rev. Raymond Brooks, Rev. Rodney Miller and Rev. Richard Creamer. What a blessing to be surrounded by such dear and wonderful servants of our Lord! We are indeed blessed at Trinity. 

Your 40 Days in the Word Challenge: Scripture Verse Bee 

Here’s the challenge: While we are home bound; Pastor Rick Warren, Pastor Arun and Pastor Peggy are challenging us to memorize the “20 Verses Every Believer Needs to Memorize” on page 114.  They are also printed out on index cards beginning on page 115. On page 78 of your workbook Rick Warren gives the Benefits of memorizing scripture and the How to’s.  Your answer key is on page 199.  Here’s the competition: Each 40 Days in the Word table study will be a group.  When we get back to church there will be a special event to compete for who memorized the most verses.  So call the folks at your table and begin memorizing.  If you would like to be part and do not have a book, please email the church and we will send you a copy of the pages you need.  Everyone is welcome…..even your neighbors and friends that may love to have a purpose during this time of refreshment the Lord has given us.  Let us use our time wisely. 

Media Ministry

The Leadership Team had been in conversation about a media ministry before we were confronted with the Coronavirus challenge. Things had to be fast-tracked in view of not being able to meet together on Sundays. We are grateful to Nihal Andrews for shooting and producing our first online worship service. Subsequent to the first service, the Leadership Team have appointed Nihal as our part-time freelance media person to create videos. We welcome Nihal on our team. Beth Sider, Staff Parish Chair; Rick Bittner, member.

Easter Flowers

Due to the uncertainty as to whether we will be able to worship in church Easter Sunday, April 13, we have decided to cancel the Easter Flower Order this year. All persons who have already sent in an order with payment will be reimbursed.You are so faithful in all we do at Trinity for which we are thankful. Continue praying for this world of uncertainty, trust in the Lord and abide by the guidelines to keep you healthy. God Bless!

Pretzel Sandwich Sale

In view of the present situation, we are canceling the Pretzel Sandwich Sale. Money/Checks will be returned to those who have made orders.

Bike Extravaganza/ NC Community Day

May 2nd
Trinity Youth partners with Recycle Bicycle to accept donations of unwanted or broken bikes along with unwanted helmets! Connect with Haley Warner to plan a drop-off or to volunteer!

National Day of Prayer

May 7th
We will begin with a Kick-Off Rally on Wednesday evening and conclude the 24 hours of prayer with a Send-Off Rally and Hands Across New Cumberland on Thursday evening. 

Skilled Workers for Youth Mission Trip NEEDED 

Contact Haley to volunteer.
June 21st –26th     South Carolina
July 12th-17th   York, PA

Annual Conference-Band Aide Donation

Due: May 24th
The Annual Conference is requesting donations of BAND AIDES to be used for Mission Central Health Kits. The size being requested is 3/4 or 1 inch. Information is on the table in the hallway with a collection container. Our goal is to collect over 550. Note: Plain band aides only!

Starfish Ministries

NEEDS: umbrellas, ponchos, deodorant, back packs, ground tarps, pharmaceuticals ( cold remedies, Tylenol, first aid, etc)
Save the Dates:
Senator’s Fundraising game– July 3
Annual Giving Walk– Nov. 14

Second Hand Sale

May 4-6
Drop off dates for sale are April 27 to May 1
In view of preparations/stage and Fellowship Hall set ups, Fellowship Hall will not be available for private bookings from April 27 to May 6

Special Services with Dr. Paul and Annette Pitts

Sunday, May 17, 2020
Those of you who have seen the internationally acclaimed presentation of, “The Scribe” by Dr. Paul Pitts, will be very excited to know that Paul and his wife,   Annette, will be with us at both services. Save the date for a great time of worship in the presence of the Lord.

Rocky Railway VBS “Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through”                

June 7 through June 11 – 5:00 to 8:30 PM Closing dinner June 12 – 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Please direct questions to Donna Ratulowski.