Our popular Sup 'n Study series starts in just a few weeks! The five one-hour classes
start on Wednesday, October 5, at 6:30 pm, and continue on consecutive Wednesdays through
November 2. As always, you can enjoy a great meal beforehand from 5:30-6:30.
Choose from these three topics---

Faith of the Presidents
Pastor Jack Horner, leader
Examine how individual religious conviction, organized religion, and the role of faith influenced the private lives and public policies of the presidents of the United States of America. We'll study several presidents throughout our nation's history and reflect on how religion and faith formed their character, worldview, beliefs, and political philosophy.

Have Yourself a Crafty Little Christmas
A variety of Trinity members will serve as class leaders/assistants
Prepare for the Advent and Christmas seasons by creating lovely and useful crafts for decoration or gift-giving. We'll paint a Christmas scene, make Christmas cards, assemble a food gift-in-a-jar, emboss a pillar candle, and create ornaments for the tree. Class is appropriate for ages 8 and above, but requires adult supervision for anyone under 12. $15 payment for supplies requested by 1st class session. Class size limited to 20 participants.

My Neighbor is Muslim: Living Together Faithfully
Dr. Rukhsana Rahman, Mr. Athar Rafiq, and Pastor Nancy Easton, co-leaders
Through presentations on the Islam faith and responses from a Lutheran Christian perspective, class attendees will discover the commonality that binds adherents of these two great faiths together. Yet even in those things that distinguish us from one another, this course will allow plenty of opportunity for discussion, so that our dialogue might promote mutual understanding and respect. Each participant will be provided a resource document for pre-class reading.
People are asking about resource materials for the "My Neighbor is Muslim" class. They are available in advance via the following options:
+ For registrants only. Registrants may pick up the 1-page study guide and 59-page resource booklet on weekends starting Sept. 24 from the receptionist or weekdays (9 am-4 pm) starting Sept. 26 at the church office. Registrants may also wait until the first class.
+ Registrants and other interested folks. To view the 59-page booklet online and read more about the study, go to http://www.lssmn.org/refugeeservices/study/ and click on "Download the 'My Neighbor is Muslim' study."

     Each week is a different tasty meal entree: Meatloaf Florentine, Roasted Chicken pieces, Beef stroganoff, Pot pie, and Crab Mac & Cheese and Seafood Chowder. Cost is $7 for adults, with family costs capped at $19. Children 3 and under eat free!
     Register online here or by hard copy at the Gathering Space Desk. Registration is strongly recommended; childcare is available.
     Contact Pastor Nancy Easton for more information.

Join Trinity's book group! Sunday, October 16, Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Jerry Kaplan; November 20, On the Map: Mind Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield; December 18, A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner.

October 5 is the deadline for reservations for the hilarious Anything Goes show at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, on Saturday evening, November 5. Pick up a reservation form with all details, including transportation options, at the Gathering Space desk or the church office.

NEW! You won’t want to miss our new Octoberfest celebration is Sunday, October 23, 12:30 pm. Join us for pork and sauerkraut, a costume parade, fall craft project for the kids, as well as an apple pie contest for the adults. The congregation-wide event happens immediately following the late services on Sunday, October 23. Sign-ups will be at the reception desk in the Gathering Space or at www.timetosignup.com/trinitycamphill

The Women of Trinity Circles start on October 3 at 6:30 pm in the Library. The theme for this year's educational series, which runs through April, is A Christian Approach to Family Issues. October's topic deals with instilling Christian morality within the family unit in the midst of changing life styles. The same topic is facilitated at 4 different times during the month. The topic--but under the same overall theme--changes each month. The Circles do not meet in December. For more details about these compelling Circle groups, see the Women of Trinity's Summer Newsletter or the September issue of the Trinity Parish. For up-to-date information on all the Circles' meeting times and locations, see Trinity Today's calendar and the bulletin board in the Gathering Space. Come be a part of our monthly Circles; you'll enjoy some lively discussions.

Quick Links

     Volunteer Clearance Form (Print, Complete and Return to Trinity)

     Volunteer Clearance Instructions - How to do it yourself

     Sign up to receive the Trinity Children and Family Ministry eblasts

     Trinity Families website

Youth Group is back!! The next YG is Sunday, October 2, from 6-8:30 pm in the YG room (236). YG is for everyone in grades 6-12. It’s a welcome place for friends, so you can always bring them. Dinner and drinks will always be provided. Please bring a snack to share to every YG—home-baked goodies are always welcome. See you here on the 2nd for fun, faith, fellowship, and much more. It will rock!! Bring friends!! P.S. There will be some important handouts, updates and sign-ups on this night. C U @ YG!

If you are in Sr. High, Grades 9-12, we have some news for You! Starting on Sunday, October 2, from 9:30 - 10:30 am in Room 123, we are starting a NEW Sr. High Sunday school class just for you and your peers. This will be a laid-back discussion-based hour sharing in faith and fellowship with one another every week. The class is led by Samantha Smeal (a YG Junior). It is a class for you, taught by one of your peers. Come out! Spread the word! This class will be awesome.

Greeters needed at any and all services to say, "Welcome to Trinity." Show the friendliness of Trinity! Our Evangelism Team is looking for individuals and families of all ages, genders, ethnicities, orientations, shapes, and sizes to join the Greeters Ministry. This work is truly important because you'll be the first face that folks see when they enter worship. Contact Kristi Hoffman at 717-433-5757 or KHoffman324@gmail.com.  

.Overseas Military Coupon Project:  
Here's what to do - clip coupons each week and put them in the collection box marked 'Coupons' inside the Gathering Space doors. The families really appreciate these coupons, so please help. 

Ecumenical Food Pantry needs - Each Sunday of every month food can be brought to the church for the Food Pantry. Please place your non-perishable food items in the food box in the Collection Closet in the Gathering  pace, or the baskets in the narthex. Some needed items are soup, noodles, baked beans, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, baby food, powdered milk, tea bags, canned juice and canned meats. Thank you for your generosity.

Women of Trinity collects both Campbell's product labels and Box Tops for Education for Foose and Downey Elementary Schools in Harrisburg. Please bring UPC codes or Box Tops for Education labels from BIC, Campbell's products, Pop Secret, Franco American, Pace, Pepperidge Farms, Post Cereals, Prego, Emerald Nuts, Glad Food storage bags and containers, Betty Crocker, General Mills, Scott paper products and V8 products. The collection box is on the table under the Centennial Quilt just inside the Gathering Space doors.

Gathering Space art display