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415 Bridge Street 
New Cumberland PA 17070

 

 

Announcements

As of 11/8/19

Gift Cards

Don’t forget to purchase Giant, Weis and Karns gift cards to use as you shop for those holiday meals.  Of course, they make great gifts, too. They come in denominations of $25, $50 and $100. The cards can also be used in the pharmacy and for gas. Trinity Church receives 10% for every Giant card we sell and 5% for every Weis and Karns card we sell.  The proceeds are used to help fund our various Benevolence and Mission activities. Cards can be purchased from Charlie Klinger in the Mt. Olivet Room on Sunday mornings at 9:30, or in the church office during the week, between 8:30 and 12:30. Thanks for your participation!

Trinity’s Christmas Musical

Thursday, December 19th  @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 22nd  @ 10:45 AM
A reception with light refreshments will follow on Sunday morning, Dec. 22.  We are grateful to Carol Evertts and her team for making this possible. Donations of cookies and gift cards are gratefully received.  Contact Carol Evertts if you can help with this. 

Christmas Poinsettia Orders

Due:  Sunday, December 8th
$8.00 each
Pick up poinsettias by Thursday, December 26

Online Signups are now available for Nursery Attendants

You may access the sign up on our website:  https://trinityumnc.com/next-steps/volunteer-signup/  Just click the box and select the day/time you would like to volunteer. 

World Hunger Sunday Offering

Harvest Home for World Hunger
November 17
Inviting your contributions during this service to help with the crisis of inadequate food in many communities worldwide. By participating in this offering you can take one action to help address the urgent need of the hungry in our midst. Our prayerful action and monetary gifts bring hope to those struggling to put food on their table. Trinity’s Supper Ministry received a grant of $1,500 from the World Hunger offering fund in 2019. Let us give back.

Parents’ Night Out

November 23, 2019
5:00 to 8:30 PM here at Trinity
Dinner, movie, crafts, and fun for children ages 4 years thru 5th grade. We are trying something new!!  This event will be advertised to the parents in our community. We need your love and support to work with our children.  Sign-up sheet in the narthex.  Contact Donna Ratulowski 717-512-3365 

Downtown Daily Bread

November 12
12:00-1:30
We will meet in the church parking lot at 11:55 to serve lunch on the above Tuesdays.  If you don’t want to wear a hairnet, bring a cap to cover your head.  Sign up across from the mailboxes or contact Carol Crossley.

Starfish Ministries

We are collecting blankets and coats throughout the next few months.  Warm socks, tarps, chapsticks, and deodorants are always needed.  Place them in the starfish bin in the hallway. 

Giving Walk by Starfish Ministries:

Saturday, November 16
Registration: 9 AM
Walk: 10 AM
It’s almost here!  Walkers are needed to help make awareness of the homeless situation in our area.  Walkers will be sharing items with the homeless they meet as they walk, as well as inviting them to return to the island for lunch.  Registrations are due November 1 as we need to order t-shirts.

Operation Christmas Child

Shoe Boxes Return Date:  November 17
Once again, Trinity is partnering with Operation Christmas Child. Click here to learn how to pack a shoebox https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/.  There is a $9 donation to be placed in each shoe box to cover costs of shipping. This year all shoe boxes are going to be collected the week of 11/18-25. Therefore, all shoe boxes will be need to be in no later than 11/17. .  To know more contact Jane Bittner or Patricia Stacey. 

Florida Oranges are back!

Gift the taste of summer during the winter holidays! Trinity Youth have adopted the orange fundraiser from the Adult Sunday School class and will be selling oranges through November 10th!  You can order oranges 3 different ways. To purchase online go to the website: https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/100852 , you can also purchase from a youth individually or grab an order form in the hallway! Please see Haley Warner with any questions!

Church Conference

Save the Date:  Saturday, November 16th @ 6:30 PM

Community UMC Blue Christmas Service

December 8th  @ 3:00 PM
Snow Date: December 15th 

2020 Winter Alpha

Starting January 15
Wednesday’s @ 6:30 PM
Thursday’s @ 9:00AM

Trinity Lenten 2020 Study

Starts Sunday, February 23—March 29 @ 9:30 AM
40 Days in the Word by Rick Warren

Mission Central Giving Tree

These donations are being accepted for the holiday Giving Tree:
Care Kit:  hand towels, washcloths, combs, metal nail file/clippers, bath size soaps, adhesive bandages, 1 gallon bags.
Baby Kit: cloth diapers, undershirts/onesies, infant wash cloths, gowns/sleepers, diaper pins, sweater/jackets, receiving blankets.
Homeless kits: heavy blanket/sleeping bags, hand towels, wash cloths, bath soaps, toothbrushes, toothpastes, combs, composition books, pens, socks, gloves, hats, prayer shawls.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

St Paul Lutheran Church
Sunday, November 24th
Tree Lighting:  5:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Service: 7:00 PM

St Paul is hosting the Thanksgiving dinner this year with help from Trinity and other local churches.  If you would like to volunteer to help please sign up.  For more information contact Carol Evertts.

LIFT

Nov. 18, 2019 – Jan. 29, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays
9:30 -10:45 am in the Fellowship Hall
Fee: $60 for the 8 week session
“LIFT,” stands for Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together. There is still time to register for LIFT classes which will be held at Trinity UM beginning in November.  To register, visit https://extension.psu.edu/lifelong-improvements-through-fitness-together-lift or call 877-345-0691. For more info, please contact Nancy Routch, Penn State Extension in Cumberland County at or 717-240-6512.

Christmas Wonderland “A Christmas Legacy”

Christian Life Assembly, Camp Hill
December 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15
Tickets:  $15 adults, $10 students
www.claproductions.com
This is a dramatic musical for the whole family.  Follow as the show journeys alongside the folks  of the Billingsley Hotel as they remind us that the birth of Jesus demonstrated a true legacy of love.

Whispering Pines Estate’s Christmas Wonderland

767 Pinetown Rd, Lewisberry
December 12,13,14   5-10pm
Hayride:  $4/adults, $3/child Sleigh Ride: $7/pp
Christmas lights galore, musical entertainment and caroling including live bands, sleigh and hay rides, a LIVE animal nativity, Santa, and kids crafts.  Baked goods and refreshments available for purchase and several food trucks on site.  A portion of the proceeds donated to Global Partners for Peace and Development.

2020 Census

If you would be interested in joining the 2020 Census Team please apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs  It provides great pay, flexible hours, and paid training.  For more information or help applying call 1-855-JOB-2020

Thought for the Week from the Celebrate from Heart and Spirit Group: 

“Nothing you’ve done in the past is a waste.  It’s all grist for your future.”  M.J. Ryan

Prayer Request?

Fill out a blue prayer request slip found in the pew racks in the sanctuary. Place your slip in the prayer box found in the hallway across from the mailboxes.