SHARING YOUR GIFTS AT TRINITY UCC

  • Christian Education

    • Children's Sunday School

      • To volunteer as a children's Sunday School teacher is a very rewarding experience. Teachers mentor and educate extraordinary children who love Sunday School and are eager learners. Teachers share their time on a rotation schedule.​
         

      • Teaching Sunday School is very easy because the curriculum is supplied and there are many ideas to do a craft, play a game, tell a story, complete worksheets, sing songs from a CD and much more. Fresh new volunteers with new ideas would improve the program!

    • Children's Vacation Bible School

    • Children's Nursery during Worship

     

    Contact: Brynn McCurdy (717) 639-5400

    • Future Youth Program

    Contact: Church Office (717) 838-3412
     

    • Adult Bible Study

    Contact: Lucille Shearer (717) 838-5300

  • Church Life And Outreach

    • It is our purpose to lead the congregation in supporting the fellowship of Trinity members. This ministry involves three distinct areas:

    • Social gatherings are planned and implemented throughout the year with members, friends and guests invited to share fellowship and the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Our Linger Longer function is carried out weekly to encourage fellowship after the Sunday service.

    • The mission and outreach segment strives to assist members in developing and strengthening their faith to enhance their desire to become active members of Trinity.  We also strive to be aware of emergency circumstances where we can be of assistance.
       

    • Fundraising ideas are shared to enhance various areas of the church to assist in its growth. Ideas are brainstormed by this group, conclusions established for the year, and then focus on the development and implementation of each fundraiser.
       

    • Each individual fundraiser has a designated chairperson or co-chairpersons for the event with the entire group participating to assist in the project. Many times, you will see the chairs working at the tables in the hallway outside the church parlor on Sunday mornings.

    Contacts: 
    Nancy Firestone 717-838-2972 or email, bnfirestone@comcast.net

     

    Donna Klinger at 717-838-6952 (home),
    717-943-3185 (cell)

  • Men of Trinity

    • The Men of Trinity is a fellowship/fundraising organization that helps with projects around the church

    • It has as its main function the Potato Filling Sale the day before Thanksgiving (with help from many of our women!).  All the men of the church are automatically members, and the only membership requirement when asked for help is to say, "Yes Sir, I'll be glad to help!" 

    Contacts:

    or (717) 838-8575​Ernie Hicksenheiser 

    email, ELH300@verizon.net

    David Rosetti (717) 838-6087

  • Audio/Video Ministry

    • Trinity's A/V ministry welcomes anyone who is interested in working with the technical aspect of worship services or our online ministries.

    • Some of the volunteer opportunities include working with the sound team during worship, operating cameras, working with online streaming equipment, helping to produce online content such as video, graphics, and social media content.
       

    Contacts:
    John Flory
    (717) 580-6036​
    Church Office (717) 838-3412

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry

    • The purpose of the Prayer Shawl Ministry is to make prayer shawls and/or prayer cloths for anyone who is in need of spiritual comfort, whether due to illness or bereavement, or for celebrations of joy.

      • The shawls/cloths are knitted or crocheted, and instructions are provided. A prayer or blessing is said before the shawl is presented to an individual and a signed card is attached to each shawl explaining its purpose. Prayer cloths are readily available in the hallway outside of the sanctuary. They are more portable than the prayer shawls and can be carried in a pocket or handbag, providing immediate comfort when needed.
         

      • New members are always welcome. Although the meetings are a time for fellowship, it is not necessary to attend the meetings in order to participate in the ministry. Projects can be completed at home and brought to the church for prayer or blessing before given to the recipients.

    • Meeting are held in the church parlor on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
       

    Contact:
    Brenda Hicksenheiser​ (717) 269-8575 or email, blh8575@verizon.net
    Debora Dunnigan (717) 228-8425

  • Music

    • Worship Choir

      • Beginning in September and continuing through May, Trinity’s choir provides weekly support for  congregational singing during Sunday worship services and sings an anthem twice a month, Christmas Eve, Easter, and occasionally on other dates. Membership is open to anyone who enjoys singing a wide range of choral music. We are a lively, close-knit, supportive group who loves welcoming new members. Rehearsals are 7:30 – 8:30 PM Thursdays.

    Contact: Lucille Shearer​ (717) 838-5300

    • Handbell Choir

      • The Handbell Choir has a long tradition at Trinity, and the people involved have a good time sharing our talents with the congregation.  We play for special events (Christmas, Easter) and when the scheduling seems correct, but not on a regular basis.  We very much work as a family, and due to the nature of the type of playing, we are very dependent on one another, but we welcome new and inexperienced players and have a good time with teaching them the art.  And no, you do not need to read music but must know how to count to three or four. 

    Contact: David Rossetti (717) 838-6087

  • Pathways of Trinity

    • The objectives of Pathways are to provide:

      • companions to assist all new members and friends in becoming oriented and welcomed into the Trinity UCC family
         

      • ideas to assist Trinity in maintaining and growing church membership
         

      • input in utilizing the Trinity website, literature and other measures to show how members and friends of Trinity can volunteer (Share Your Gifts Program)

    Contact: Linda Weller (717) 449-0316 or email, llweller@gmail.com

  • Property and Maintenance

    • Property and Maintenance is a vital committee responsible in maintaining the church facility. 
       

      • This includes overseeing or performing all building repairs, landscaping and snow removal.

    • During special events, the committee decorates the sanctuary, displays the outdoor nativity during the Christmas season, and organizes the Fellowship Hall with tables and chairs.  No special skills are required to volunteer your assistance with this committee.

    Contact: Del Skinner (717) 838-3049

  • Worship

    • Worship Service 

      • Ushers - Hand out bulletins, collect offerings, and assist with emergencies.
         

      • Acolytes – Light and distinguish the candles on the altar.


    Contact: Mike Orehek (717) 838-2874
     

    • Greeters - Greet people as they enter the sanctuary for worship.
       

    • Lectors - Read scripture during the Sunday worship service

    Contact: Nancy Ebersole (717) 838-4950

    • Sponsorship Areas

      • Sunday Altar Flowers

      • Monthly Tidings Newsletter

      • Sunday Worship Bulletins
         

    • Sign up on the church bulletin board outside the church office to sponsor these areas. Any questions should be referred to the church secretary at 717-838-3412 or office@trintypalmyra.org.

  • Boy Scouts

    • The Scouts BSA program aims to develop youth leaders through character development, citizenship training, physical and mental fitness, and leadership development.
       

    •  This is primarily achieved by following these time-tested methods:

      • Patrol Method​

      • Scouting Ideals

      • Outdoor Program

      • Advancement

      • Adult Association and Interaction

      • Personal Growth

      • Leadership Development

      • Uniforms
         

    • Trinity United Church of Christ has supported the Aims of Scouting since 1959 when they first chartered Troop 456. Subsequently, Trinity reaffirmed their vision of developing youth leadership when they chartered the first (and currently only) all-female Troop in Lebanon County in February of 2019.

    • Eligibility

      • ​The Scouts BSA program is open to males and females who have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old, or have earned the Arrow of Light and are at least 10 years old, or are age 11 but have not reached age 18.
         

    • Meeting Days & Times​

      • ​The boy Troop meets on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm
        The female or "Sister" troop meets on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9:00pm

    Contact:
    Roscoe van Muylwyk (Scoutmaster) 717-473-4170

    Email scoutmaster_boys@troop.bsa456pa.org
     

    Female Troop - Diane Kovach (Scoutmaster) at 717-473-4170

    Email scoutmaster_girls@troop.bsa456pa.org

  • Women's Guild

    • Women's Guild is an amazing fellowship for women in the church. 

      • There’s a great sharing of support, as well as the work they do to service the church and congregation.

    • Past projects over the years include paying the Church benevolences for the UCC Retirement Homes every year, and updating the Church office and Pastor’s office. We always try to use our proceeds to help the church financially.

    Contact:
    Penny Gruendi (717) 838-1439 or email, piggruendi@yahoo.com

    Joan Clark (717) 838-2575

  • Cub Scouts

    • The mission of the Boy Scouts of America and Pack 456 Cub Scouts are to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. 
       

    • These principles will be their cornerstone which will guide them through their adolescence to adulthood.

Other Affiliated Organizations

 

Al-anon

Wednesdays, 7-8pm

4th Grade Girl Scouts

Contact: Katie Harrison 
Troop 70549 at email

gstroop70549@gmail.com

Jump for Joy Exercise

Contact: Lynn Kuhn
717-838-4682 or email,
jump4joy87@verizon.net

Karate

Contact: Jan DeAngelis
 717-612-2595 or email,
damamartialarts@aol.com

Kindermusik

Contact: Kristen Miller 
717-838-2920 or email,
 Kmwithkm@gmail.com

Palm Squares (square dancing)

Contact: Jerry Goshorn
717-938-1503 or email,
jergos@juno.com

Service Times

Worship:  9:00am - 10:00am

Children's Sunday School: 10:15 - 11:15

Adult Sunday School: 10:15 - 11:15

Contact

(717) 838-3412

 

40 West Pine Street

Palmyra, Pa 17078

 

office@trinitypalmyra.org

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