Honor Our Past. Plan Our Future.
Honor Our Past, Plan Our Future is an appeal for your financial support to fund capital improvements and more that will benefit Trinity for decades to come.
Why is this fundraising necessary? In order for Trinity to grow and remain relevant at a time when ELCA congregations nationwide are decreasing, we need to attract and engage folks to worship, connect, and serve alongside us.
The physical center for this mission and ministry is our building. It stands as host to thousands of adult and children every week, whether members, guests, preschool students, community groups, or outside organizations. Every person who enters our doors should find a facility that is safe, secure, current, and welcoming. That’s our plan.
How will the money be used?
Phase 1: Safety, security, and more • $4.2 million est.
• Single weekday entry
• Relocation of offices
• Corridor that links entry area
• to Gathering Space
• System of secure doors
• Children’s activity center/nursery
• Sprinklers throughout
• Electrical upgrades
• Flat roof replacement
• Parking lot project
• Gathering space expansion
• Existing offices repurposed
• Design and engineering
• Reimbursement of funds used
• for steeple rehab, master planning
• work, renderings, and capital
• resource development
• Contribution to ELCA’s Always Being
• Made New campaign
• Internship seed fund for vicars
Phase 2: Worship, programs, and more • $2.7 million est.
• Kitchen and chapel upgrades
• Chancel renovation and lighting
• Reconfigured classrooms
• Boiler and chiller replacements
• New sacristy
• Design and engineering
• Staff position for volunteer
More than $1 Million!
Our capital appeal launch just topped $1 million in pledges, including more than $100k actually received! Thanks to all who have committed thus far. Read our “Giving Stories” here and be ready to write your own story. Also re-visit the original brochure here as we Honor Our Past and Plan Our Future.
Through Their Eyes
Hundreds of children and teens come to Trinity every week to Worship, Connect, and Serve alongside the rest of the congregation. Hear what they think about Trinity in this new video “Through Their Eyes!”
Did you miss any of our appeal events?
Don’t worry, there will be more events in the future. In the meantime, you can see all of the fun we had at these past events.
We were excited to have special sermons throughout April and into May. Watch sermons now.
April 15 – Pastor Bob Driver-Bishop – “A Future With Hope: Witness” (watch now)
April 21-22 – Bishop James Dunlop – “A Future With Hope: Unified” (watch now)
April 28-29 – Bishop Guy Edmiston – “A Future With Hope: Bold” (watch now)
May 5-6 – Pastor Ron Glusenkamp – “A Future With Hope: Loved” (watch now)
We officially kicked off our Honor Our Past. Plan Our Future. appeal with a fun family picnic! It was a wonderful afternoon spent celebrating the kick-off of the appeal and those who have made advance commitments. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this day possible, as well as everyone who attended. (See pictures)
On April 24, 1898, 36 members signed the original charter of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Camp Hill. While the church has changed in many ways since 1898, the values with which we began have always remained the same. Trinity will always be a place for people to come to worship, connect with each other and God, and serve the world. Here are some pictures from celebration!
What can I do?
We now come to a crossroads as we look ahead to fulfill our mission as a 21st century church. To ensure that Trinity’s legacy passes from one generation to the next, we must plan thoughtfully for the future while building on the past. The ability to inspire, teach, and reach our Central Pennsylvania community and beyond depends on how effectively we prepare for the future.
We know that none of this would be possible without God. As we embark on this journey together, we ask you to join us in prayer.
Dear God, We honor our past and need to plan for our future.
Unite and empower your people with vision and holy purpose.
Help us to worship you with passion and gratitude.
Teach us to connect with you and others in meaningful relationship,
Give us compassion to serve our church, community and world.
Strengthen our commitment to you and each other.
All this we ask in the name of the Holy Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.