Just when you think Christmas is over there's one more gift to share --
see "A Christmas Carol: a ghost story for Christmas" from Richmond, Virginia's 3 Penny Theatre with professional actor Ray Carver. This production is completely different from the Totem Pole's wonderful lavish production at the Majestic Theater. Carver, as Scrooge's creator Charles Dickens, tells the tale of the old miser playing all the characters himself -- from Scrooge to the ghosts to the whole Crachit family, including Tiny Tim.
Over 40 different characters in all!
Chicago's Writer to Writer magazine editor Barbara Croft says
Carver presents this classic story as "a ripping good yarn."
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says Carver's work "catches the essence".
A one night only event to benefit Adams County SCCAP.
Admission is a donation at the door to SCCAP
$1, $3, $5, $10, $15 or more -- any donation you can afford.
Bring the family, this production is appropriate for children 5 and above.
There are a number of upcoming events and dates to keep in mind. Never too early to mark your calendar so that you remember them.
--- Social Concerns invites you to bring personal toiletry items and cleaning supplies during the month of November, these items to be distributed to Survivors and South Central Community Action Program. Many churches received canned goods during the holiday seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas, so the Social Concerns Committee decided to respond to other ongoing needs of those who are experiencing financial difficulty. You may bring personal items like toothpaste, shampoo, soap, disposable razors, toilet paper; or you may want to bring any kind of cleaning supplies or laundry detergent. Your support is appreciated.
--- The Annual Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd in Fellowship Hall. More details and ways in which you can be supportive of the efforts of the Bazaar Committee are in this month’s Newsletter.
--- Sunday, December 10th is the date for the Annual Congregational Meeting and Dinner; the Fellowship Committee is providing the meal and will let you know what you can bring.
--- The Rev. Dr. Monica Dawkins-Smith, Conference Minister of Penn Central Conference, will be our guest during 10:30 am worship services December 17th. This is Rev. Dawkins-Smith’s first time visiting Trinity and we are looking forward to welcoming her to Gettysburg.
--- Following 10:30 am worship services on December 31st, New Year’s Eve Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner, sponsored by the Fellowship Committee.
--- Spaghetti Dinner for Diapers is scheduled for Saturday, January 27th, with a snow date of February 3rd. Volunteers will be needed to help prepare, serve, and clean up. Once again, Boy Scout Troop 1863 is joining us in helping with the dinner.
--- Gettysburg CARES Homeless Shelter will be located at Trinity from February 5th to 18th. Once again, we need volunteer hosts to welcome those who need a safe, dry, and warm place to stay during the winter months. There will be a sign up closer to the date. All volunteers must undergo training; if you are interested but have not gone through the training, contact the church office for those dates. Overnight volunteers at all the churches are also needed and if you are interested in serving in that capacity, once again contact the church office.
--- Undie Sunday is scheduled for Sunday, April 8th, and we look forward to joining once again with Sigma Alpha Epsilon to make this a joyous worship experience.
This is certainly not an all inclusive list of what will be happening at Trinity over the next couple of months, but we wanted to let you know some of the future plans so you can mark your calendar!
Mark Your Calendars and Save the Dates!
Pastor appreciation social following November 19th 10:30 service.
A basket will be placed in the Gathering Area for cards and messages of appreciation and gratitude
to our amazing pastor, George Heberling.
Christmas Dinner, Sunday, December 10 (Delightful dinner of turkey and ham and all the trimmings. Please bring cookies to share.)
New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31 (Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner following the 10:30a service. Bring your own place settings.
All Saints’ Sunday
(the time changes for this Sunday; turn your clocks back one hour)
On Sunday, November 5th, during both worship services, we will be remembering those members of Trinity and friends who have died during the previous year. We will observe this special time as we reflect on the difference that those loved ones have made in the life of the church and in the lives of individuals and families. Part of this year’s service will be the lighting of individual candles during the Prayer for the Saints, with either a representative of the loved one participating in the act of lighting or the acolyte will light the candle.
You are invited to include a relative and/or friend who has died in the past year even if they were not a member of Trinity (and invite your relatives or family of your deceased friend to worship). Please use the tear off included here and return it to the church office via the offering plate or mail by October 29th. Thank you.
Veterans Recognition Sunday
During worship services we will be recognizing all those who have served our country in the military. If you have not already done so, please complete the form below and return to the church office so that we can have an accurate record of our veterans, and can
appropriately recognize your service time.
Thank you for your help
Cook Once & Eat for a Month!
A participative cooking class will be held on the evening of November 17th, in Trinity Kitchen, from 5:30 – 9:00 pm. Cook Once is a course developed by Kansas State Extension, and has a focus on helping consumers prepare multiple meals for the freezer while observing food safety guidelines. In this day of fast food, it will be time well spent to stock your freezer with healthier options! In this fun and social setting, you will break into pairs to help prepare 10 different main dish recipes, as a group. Each participant will take home 10 meals to freeze (4 servings per meal). Cost is $80 per person Includes handouts, recipes, meals and packaging materials. Please Note: Class size is limited to 10. The class is open to the public. Menu items for the course include: Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce/box of pasta Stuffed Shells Santa Fe Chicken Fajita Pork Chops in Orange Sauce Chicken Supreme Meatloaf South of the Border Corn Pie Texas Style Lasagna Teriyaki Hamburgers/ buns Crumb Topped Macaroni and Cheese To register, contact Rayna and receive verification of your registration at 717-337-1074. Checks will be made out to Trinity UCC with Mission Fund on the subject line. Rayna Cooper, Linda Fauth and Bette Bunce will be setting up and leading the class.
Calling all Trinity yogis and potential yogis!
November Classes are:
Mondays, November 6, 13,and 27th
3:30p-4:45p Yoga is a great treat for your body and soul. In addition to increased flexibility and strength,
improved breathing and cardio health, and improved balance, yoga is good your soul.
It encourages appreciation for your wonderful body and can provide relief from anx-iety and depression. Do yourself a favor and give Trinity’s yoga class a try. The cost is only $25.00 per month – definitely the best yoga bargain in town. Participants need comfortable clothing, a yoga mat and yoga blocks. Our leader is Julie Aha – a very experienced yogi who is an expert at accommodating yoga poses to all levels of experience. Call Joan Peck at 717.253.1348 for additional information or questions. We look forward to seeing you.
We are currently working on updating our membership contact information.
Do you have an address for a member or child
(college, military, married, moved to a new address)?
Please let the church office know so that we can update our membership list.