Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28

Morning Session: 9:00 am – Noon
Evening Session: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration for our 2019 Vacation Bible School is now closed! Walk-ins are welcome in our EVENING session. We are looking forward to a wonderful week.

Join us in Giving Back!
2nd Annual Fedor Family Giving Back Blood Drive

Wednesday, June 26 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm & 5:00 – 8:00 pm
New this year! Food Trucks will be on-site serving lunch and dinner

We have all heard donating blood saves lives, but did you ever think you would count on donated blood to save your life? The life of your spouse? In September of 2018, the gift of donated blood saved the Fedor family from losing Serena after the birth of their son, Luke. During three weeks in the ICU, Serena received over 200 blood products that would have come from the donations of at least 50 different donors. The Fedor family’s story of love, faith and hope is sewn together by the gift of donated blood. Please join us for a blood drive so we can save the lives of more moms, dads, sisters and brothers in our community.

All Donors will receive 1 FREE ticket voucher to any Harrisburg Senators regular season home game and a Dairy Queen certificate for a Large Blizzard (Fairview Commons, New Cumberland location only). A form of ID is REQUIRED to Donate. For more information call 1-800-771-0059 or visit 717giveblood.org.

NEW THIS YEAR – FOOD TRUCKS! Stop by the Blood Drive and enjoy lunch or dinner from one of our participating Food Trucks! Williams French Fries will be serving lunch from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and The Kickin’ Chicken Bus will be serving dinner from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Cash or Credit is accepted! Bring your friends, family, and co-workers!

Supplies are still needed!

Sign-up now to donate supplies that are needed to make VBS a success! All donations must be dropped off by Monday, June 24th.  Thank you so much for your support, we couldn’t do it without you!

Help us take VBS to Guatemala

Trinity has been invited by Tree4Hope to bring our awesome Vacation Bible School program to Guatemala and we need your help! Click here to learn more about this trip and how you can join the home team! You have the option of making a monetary donation when you register for Trinity’s VBS!

Did you know?

• It is extremely expensive and very difficult to ship donations or supplies from the US directly to Guatemala. The best way to transport medicines, blankets, clothing, school supplies, etc is in checked baggage carried by volunteers. We have been asked to transport many items in addition to our VBS supplies. It will cost the Trinity Team approximately $1000 in baggage fees to transport 1400 pounds of supplies and donated goods to Guatemala! Your monetary donations will help defray these costs.

•  Tree4Hope is running a matching gift campaign to finish building Hope Academy now through the end of July. All donations up to $75,000 will be matched by an anonymous donor! Now is a great time to give! Donations can be made directly to Tree4Hope or through Trinity. Just make sue to designate your gift for Tree4Hope.

• You can make a difference in the life of an individual child by becoming a sponsor. The cost to sponsor nutrition, therapy, music lessons and more for a child at the Childrens’ Homes we will be visiting is just $216 per year ($18 per month). If you act now, we will be able to transport a GIFT from you to your sponsored child when we go to the Home this summer! More Details and sign up HERE.

•  You can also choose to sponsor the education of one of the girls at the new Hope Academy for $100 per month. Learn more HERE.

Check out all of the fun we had last summer!

In July 2018, over 220 kids and 100 volunteers became “Shipwrecked” to learn that Jesus Rescues! It was a wonderful week of fun, games and learning about Jesus! Thank you to all who made this week possible. We are looking forward to seeing you this summer. (See pictures)

Not sure if your young child is ready for VBS?

Fortunately, at Trinity we offer a lot of options for your children. Not all kids are suited for our large, loud, morning elementary programs! Some would prefer the calmer, quieter evening program. Also, some 3 year olds are ready to jump in with our other preschoolers and others just need a bit more time. Here is some additional information that may help you select the options that are right for your child. Remember, no two children are the same. We try our best to make all kids feel comfortable and welcomed. We want your children to come back year after year, so it is important to us that they have a good start.

(Morning VBS hosts about 150 children!)

Our morning VBS program hosts about 150 children, half of whom are preschoolers. The program is vibrant, loud, exciting, and very busy. Preschoolers move in small groups of about 4 children per crew leader, with at least 2 “crews” travelling together at all times. There will be age appropriate expectations for sitting and listening, participating in group games and activities, snack time etc., and of course everyone must be potty trained. The children are busy from start to finish, moving to new activities approximately every 20 – 25 minutes during the 3 hour experience.

(Our evening VBS has less kids but the same amount of fun!)

Our evening program hosts far fewer children and even fewer preschoolers. While it is the same curriculum and same expectations, the night is only 2 1/2 hours (you take snack to go!) It is still the same fun and excitement as morning VBS, however it is not quite as loud or busy. If your child thrives in a calmer environment and can handle a bit later of a bedtime (evening program runs to 8:00 pm,) this many be the right choice for you!

Morning preschoolers start their day in the chapel and then join the elementary kids in Fellowship Hall to finish out the day.

We tend to find that preschoolers who have already had some type of school experience seem to enjoy VBS more than children who are experiencing a group dynamic for the first time. Another thing to keep in mind, most school-year preschool programs run about 2 1/2 hours 2-4 days a week, VBS is 3 hours for 5 days. It is a lot of structure for some of the kids, especially the younger threes.

Also, it is not always the case, but sometimes younger kids (our barely 3 year olds) who have older siblings can handle the fun and highly stimulating environment better than 1st born kiddos who may be used to a quieter daily schedule.

Morning preschoolers have snack in one of our preschool classrooms.

Lastly, we do encourage parents to drop off kids and let our expert leaders take it from there. If you think your little one wouldn’t want to stay without you, we suggest you wait a year, or sign up as one of our hard working volunteers!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us!

Help us take VBS to Guatemala

Trinity has been invited by Tree4Hope to bring our awesome Vacation Bible School program to Guatemala and we need your help! Click here to learn more about this trip and how you can join the home team! You have the option of making a monetary donation when you register for Trinity’s VBS!