CHURCH COMMITTEES The governing body of our church is the congregational membership. The vote of a majority of members present at any official meeting shall be the action of the church. The executive body of our church is the Consistory. It is composed of 6 elders and 6 deacons elected at the annual meeting of the membership. Consistory members serve for terms of 3 years. Since the mid-sixties, Trinity has been well organized with the creation of 14 committees; each committee is appointed by, and responsible to the Consistory. Committee members also serve three-year terms. ONGOING SMALL GROUPS We have volunteers from our congregation who share their talents, skills and resources by forming small groups. With various purposes and functions from fund raising and outreach projects to performing office work and enriching spiritual and personal growth, our ongoing small groups are a vital part of our church.
For more information about the functions of each committee and for a list and purposes of our small groups,please click on this link Committee and Small Groups.
Sunday School - Begins Sunday, September 10th at 9:15a
This year there will be two classes for younger people:
The Preschool/lower Grades class is being taught by Roberta Weiant.
The class for 3rd through 5th grades is being taught by Suhua Dong.
Once again there will be a sign language interpreter available for these Sunday School classes.
The Adult Bible Class meets in the Church Parlor at 9:30 A.M. on Sunday starting on September 10.
The Fall Quarter is entitled “Covenant with God” with scripture from the Old Testament.
John Fuss is the leader with help from others. Everyone is invited to attend.
Operation Christmas Child
We will begin our annual collection of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child on October 15, 2017. All boxes must be received by November 19. Guidelines for filling the shoeboxes along with the shoeboxes and additional information will be found in the gathering area early in October. Samaritan’s Purse is asking that we not include candy this year as some countries will not allow candy to pass through their customs. As always, it is especially helpful to include $9.00 to help defray costs of shipping. Checks may be made to Trinity UCC; we will mail one check to Samaritan’s Purse to cover the cost of shipping our boxes. See Luke Milhimes, John Lucas or Joan Peck with questions. Our goal is to collected 35 boxes or more.
International Students Bible Study We are planning something new at Trinity this fall by inviting the international students
from Gettysburg College to participate in a Bible Study at the church, beginning on
Saturday, September 16th, and meeting weekly.
Suhua Dong is taking leadership for this opportunity and she says that there will
be approximately ninety students at the college from China.
For them to better understand western culture, it is important for them to have some awareness of the influences and mind set that can only come from studying the Bible. We are hop-ing that some of them might be interested in learning more and will offer this opportunity as a way for these students to learn and to grow. Please lift up this invitation in your thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks. We will have to see how they respond.
Sign Language Classes Return!
Classes will begin on Thursday, October 5th from 7p-8:30p. It will be an 8 week course. Cost is $50 for the course.
The Sign Interpreter will be in Children’s Sunday School then staying for the Children’s message at the 10:30 service.
Blessing Box: “Take What You Need – Give What You Can” Trinity will be placing a Blessing Box near the High Street doors. Anyone can place items in the box with the hopes that people in need can find something, whether it’s laundry soap, bath items (soap,razors, shampoo, deodorant, etc), toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
Make Your Day!
Visit a shut-in!
It will make their day . . . .
HOSS'S Cash Cow!
Earnings for the October Hoss's All Day was $68.36!
You must have a coupon to present when ordering. Coupons available at the church.
DISTRIBUTING COUPONS ON HOSS’S PROPERTY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND
WILL DISQUALIFY OUR ORGANIZATION! Thank you for your cooperation.