To volunteer as a children's Sunday Schoolteacher 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!
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.
Church Life And Outreach
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,
Donna Klinger at 717-838-6952(home), 717-943-3185 (cell)
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!"
Men of Trinity
or(717) 838-8575Ernie Hicksenheiser
David Rosetti (717) 838-6087
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.
John Flory (717) 580-6036 Church Office (717) 838-3412
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.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Meeting are held in the church parlor on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
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
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
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)
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.
Property and Maintenance
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.
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 email@example.com.
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:
Adult Association and Interaction
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.
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
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.
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.