Family Choir to sing December 11 at the 11 am service. Kids/parents/aunts/uncles...whoever...will sing together in one choir. One rehearsal will be held immediately preceding the service. Please contact Tim or Amy Koch ASAP so we get an idea of how many to expect.

Budget Forum -- Sunday, December 4, 9:30 am, Nave. Join the leaders of Stewardship and Finance to discuss the process of creating the 2017 budget. The presenters will also give an overview of the draft budget for next year.

Issac's Community Night Fundraiser is THIS Wednesday, December 7, from 5-9 pm. This Wednesday you are invited to dine at Isaac's in the Lemoyne Plaza, and when you pay, turn in a filled out "Community Night" flyer with your bill. Isaac's will donate 25 percent of that bill to supporting our YG. It's a win-win, good food, plus it supports our YG! The "Community Night" flyer is available anytime at our church display in the Gathering Space, or outside the YG room on the second floor. Please help us spread the word! Pick up several flyers and get them out to all friends and family. P.S. This works for take-out orders, too! 

Messiah and More!, with the Harrisburg Choral Society, orchestra, and soloists will be presented December 4 at 3 pm in the Nave. CONCERT SERIES PATRONS - get your complimentary tickets in the church office during business hours, or send a SASE to the church. Non-patrons pay regular ticket prices.

Join the Trinity Book Group on Sunday morning, December 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m., room 237, in discussing A Fall of Marigolds, a novel by Susan Meissner, and in selecting books for members to read in 2017. Ms. Meissner's book centers on two historic months (September 1911 and September 2011) and on two women who become connected by an antique scarf passed down through the generations. New members and visitors are welcome. A big thank you to those who recommended books for our possible review in 2017. We have a very interesting list from which to choose. Contact one of our co-facilitators if you have questions: Connie Dollase ( and Julie Evanish (

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 

Volunteers Needed! The Children & Family Ministry Team is busy preparing for our family Christmas event -- A Night in Bethlehem on Friday, December 9, at 6:00 pm. Families will be transported back through time to the city of Bethlehem as its citizens celebrate the birth of Jesus. Attendees will be amazed as our volunteer Citizens share the incredible news of a baby born in a stable.
Volunteers are needed for:
     Decorating Team
     Supply Shopping Team
     Set-Up & Tear Down Crew
     Actors as the Citizens of Bethlehem.
Visit to sign up, or stop by the bulletin board in the
Education Wing.

Family Friday event - Friday, December 9th at 6:00pm
This advent season we will take you on a journey to a "Night in Bethlehem".
Travel to the carpenter shop, the pottery shed, several other places and of course - the stable!
Meet the citizens of Bethlehem who are intrigued by the story they have heard about a baby born in a stable!
This is a night you won't want to miss, so tell your neighbors, relatives, friends, and mark your calendar now!
Caroling begins in the nave at 6:00pm. Program begins at 6:15pm

Our annual YG Christmas Party is on Sunday, December 18, from 6-8:30 pm. Not only is this event a YG Tradition, but it also provides a great service to the good folks at Manor Care Nursing Home. On this night, we invite ALL YG, past and present, to take part in the festivities. We will meet in the YG Room at 6 pm and then go Christmas Caroling at Manor Care. Then we'll come back to the church for food, games, fun, prizes, fellowship, and prayer. Bring snacks, friends, and your voice. Please come out for this special night! It'll rock!!

The Giving Tree is loaded with ornaments representing six of Trinity's benevolence partners. The ornaments represent the following ministries: Crosses -- CROSS (Christian Residential Opportunities and Social Services) a provider of housing and support services for young adults with special needs; Churches -- to support Trinity members in need; Christmas Trees-- to assist seminarians at Gettysburg; Circles -- Camp Curtain YMCA kids; Stars -- New Hope Ministries, a social service agency providing support for at-risk or in-crisis individuals and families; Pink Hands -- Pink Hands of Hope for women who are fighting cancer. Take an ornament, purchase your gift, attach the ornament securely to the gift, and bring it to the church by December 11. Thank you for sharing your blessings with others!

.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