Grow your Faith from wherever you are!

While we aren’t always able to gather together, we want to meet you where you are. We hope these resources will help you connect your Faith to your every day life.

Start the New Year with a New Routine!

Let’s be honest, 2020 was hard! For many of us, building our faith took a backseat to navigating the world we were living in! Let us help you get back on the right track. Here are few new habits to get your new year back on the right track.

1. Establish a Sunday morning routine. Whether in your pjs or your Sunday best, there really is no good excuse to skip worship. Make time for it, and make it part of your kid’s weekly routine as well. You can join us online at 9:30 am, or find a time that works for you. Turn it on while you are watching dinner one night – your kids will love the chance to watch TV while eating!
2. Establish a lifegroup/bible study routine. Listen, no one wants to do this alone! Reach out to some friends, or fellow Trinity members and plan to read your bible together. Maybe you can even do it with a cup of coffee (or wine?) You set the rules and the plan! Need help finding a topic? Reach out to us and we will give you some ideas. So dust off your communication skills and join a group, either digital or in person!
3. Keep your kids/grand kids connected to faith. We know this has been an exhausting season of life for parents and caregivers, but our little ones are watching us, and this is the perfect time to teach them to lean on their faith when life seems uncertain. Let’s be sure to give our time and attention to the gift of a strong faith that will go with them every day for the rest of their lives.
4. Pray for our church. Knowing what to do and how to do it has been a challenge. Pray for our church, our leaders, and our entire congregation, that we be ready serve God well into the new future.
5. Seek ways to serve others. There is no better time than the present to share the blessings of God’s Grace and Love with others. Intentionally seek ways to show others what it means to live as a beloved child of God.

Dig into the Word

Carve out some time to reflect on scripture with the weekly sermon.
Connect with our Facebook page to find devotions, prayers, and messages from our pastors and staff.

Sink into a comfy chair – Read, Pray, Meditate

Carve just 5 minutes out of your day to listen intentionally for God. Read your bible, sit in silence, pray.
These are just some of our favorite resources.

The Daily Examen, in Six Simple Steps

This wonderful resource from our Roman Catholic friends will walk you through a practice called the Examen – an instrospective prayer done at the end of each day. Click here to download.

Children’s Activity Sheets

Children’s Worship Bulletins have put together some activity sheets and coloring pages for your little ones to do at home. Click here to download activities.

Caring For Our Loved Ones

This is a challenging time for folks of all ages, but can be especially confusing for children and youth.  Here are some resources to help you and your entire family during this time.

Parent Cue – Helping parents do family better

We LOVE the Parent Cue App. It provides timely tips and weekly advice to match the differing phases of your children. Download now in the App Store or on Google Play. Be sure to select Trinity Lutheran Camp Hill as your congregation!

2021 Mental Health Goals for Every Parent

Last year did a number on us all, didn’t it? For parents, 2020 delivered a one-two punch: Work from home. Wear masks. Reduce your social circle. And do it all with little ones in tow. You’re familiar with little ones, right? They crave wide open spaces and the opportunity to go nuts for a bit. They’re loud. (Even the quiet ones). They want to eat–like, all the time–and they need pals to pal around with. And apparently, they have to learn. Life lessons, sure, but also how to read and add numbers and maybe even work through complex issues in essay form. (Read More…)

Passing Down a Faith-Filled Life, Not a Trial-Free Life

Do you remember the first time your child was in harm’s way? I remember the time my oldest kicked a bright bouncy ball and landed on her head on the concrete. I remember when my youngest got her feelings hurt by a friend and cried real tears, not whiny tears. I’ve watched my kids hurt many times, and it stinks. My knee-jerk reaction is to protect, hover, block, or tattle. Basically do anything to prevent my children from feeling pain. (Read More…)

The Big Rocks

One of the most sobering truths about parenting is that you are teaching your children something, whether you are being intentional or not. Sure, you may not teach your children everything they need to know about Calculus or Biology. But your children are learning things from you as a parent that they will carry with them for the rest of their life. (Read More…)

Be Okay With Saying “I Don’t Know”

As parents, we all know how much kids love to ask questions, many of which start with the word, “Why.” These questions may start out simple: Why is the sky blue?” or “Why can’t I have another piece of cake?” But when it comes to developing a child’s faith, soon enough, these questions will progress to something more challenging. Questions like . . . “Why do bad things happen?” or “Why does it feel like God doesn’t care?”(Read More…)

Still looking for more resources?

Being a parent can be exciting, joyful, frustrating, and downright complicated. We want you to know that you are not alone in this parenting journey. Trinity is here for you, every step of the way. On our Parents page you will find resources to help you and your entire family in your daily lives.