World Hunger Appeal: Give generously on August 4-5 weekend and rest of month
World Hunger weekend is sponsored annually by the Missions Ministry Team to benefit the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. Programs help families in the U.S. and around the world by providing solutions, education, and medical assistance to address poverty and hunger. Here’s what you can do:
• Sat., Aug. 4, starting at 9 am in the kitchen: Bake or donate bread and baked goods Bake bread with our Missions Team; or bring in your labeled donations of breads and baked goods. Sign up in the Gathering Space or online.
• Sat., Aug. 4, (evening service) and Sun. Aug. 5: “Buy” bread and baked goods Take item(s) and donate generously.
• Give monetary gifts during month of August (will show on your giving record) Look for World Hunger Appeal envelopes in Aug. 4-5 bulletins and in Narthex and Fellowship Hall during August. Make checks payable to Trinity; write “World Hunger”
Share your gift of Decorating with Trinity
Kathy Powers is seeking just the right co-chair—a creative and responsible person—to help plan, choose, organize, and implement the seasonal church decorations. Interested in this wonderful and satisfying endeavor? Contact Kathy at 717-761-2907.
Did you know that Trinity utilizes the help of almost 75 worship volunteers each weekend for services? Volunteering is a great way to support our congregation, make new friends, and utilize your spiritual gifts! Click here to see just a few ways that you can get involved and volunteer! All necessary training will be given. For additional information, please contact Sarah Yee via email or at 717-737-9921 x 224. THANK YOU for giving of your time and talents to make Trinity a wonderful place to worship for our members and guests!
In search of audio-visual operators.
On weekdays and some weekday evenings, Trinity is host to numerous special events that require AV support, primarily in the Fellowship Hall. We hope to build a small team to be specially trained and paid hourly to support these events by running the sound board and video screens. If you or someone you know is interested in being trained for this unique, flexible, part-time job opportunity, contact Erich Sprowls at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: These audio-visual operators will not replace our wonderful volunteers that provide Sunday morning worship support.
Be a Trinity Tutor!
Do you enjoy kids? Are you available during the school day? Now is just the time to think about joining Trinity Tutors for the fall. No experience is necessary. See the bulletin board down the hall to the library or talk to someone wearing an “Ask me about tutoring” sign. Harrisburg kids need YOU!
And speaking of helping Harrisburg school kids
Each year we collect and distribute school supplies for Trinity Tutors to take to Foose, Downey, and Scott Elementary schools. Assembled kits contain pencils, erasers, 24-count crayon boxes, tissues, a composition book, and a plastic pencil case. Look for the school house display in the Gathering Space starting in mid-August.
Box Top$ and UPC Codes for Education
Box Top$ and UPC Codes for Education needed. Trinity is continuing to collect box tops to benefit several Harrisburg elementary schools. Accepted box tops have the “Box Tops for Education” logo and are located at the top or side of boxes from a variety of manufacturers including Betty Crocker, General Mills, Scott Paper, and more. UPC labels and box tops should be placed in the pink Campbell’s tin box on the table located to the left of the Gathering Space main entrance door. Sheets containing a list of accepted product box tops are available on that table.
Social Ministry Team
Our Social Ministry team is responsible for stimulating the congregation to have a broadened perspective of our Christian social responsibility both within and outside of the congregation. The team focuses on the needs of the people in the Harrisburg and West Shore Regional Areas. Click here to see a list of the Ministries that we support. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these ministries, please contact us!
Missions Ministry Team
The Missions Team strives to stimulate our congregation to a worldwide perspective of Christ’s call to love and serve others. The team works to educate Trinity members so that we all share a vision of mission which spreads the Gospel, feeds the hungry, advocates for the powerless, responds to disasters, trains new leaders for ministry, and works in accompaniment with Christians around the world. Our primary focus is with Lutheran ministries, especially those of the ELCA and its partners in ministry.
Click here to read about the ministries we support. Also watch for mission education opportunities, including “meet and greet” sessions with our missionaries and mission partners. We encourage your participation and questions; click here to contact us.