CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held just prior to the end of the worship service on Sunday, November 26, 2023. The agenda for this meeting is to elect Deacons and Elders and to adopt the 2024 Budget for Trinity Church. All members are urged to attend this important meeting. Copies of the budget are available in the Narthex.
The Fin food pantry is now accepting donations of pet supplies. Feeding the hungry includes our furry friends too. Cat and dog food and treats will now be accepted. Thank you.
2024 envelopes are in the Narthex, if your neighbor can’t get out maybe you can drop off for them. Thank you.
Our turkey winners were Carmen Vandewater, Jenn Hotsko, Richard Hadesty Jr., Paula Piccin, and Ruthann Feane. Congratulations!
DEADLINE: All information for the December 2023/ January 2024 issue of the “Trinity Spirit” is due at the church office no later than Monday, November 20, 2023. Thank you!
Please note that the church office will be closed Thursday and Friday this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving from the staff at Trinity.
Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 9:00 am, $6.00 per person (children under 4 free). Breakfast includes Pancakes, Sausage, and Bacon, OJ, Apple juice, Coffee and Tea. Pictures with Santa $10. Deadline is December 1st for Registration, please contact Christine at 570-386-3506. So that each child can receive a small gift -please leave a message with email address, phone number, age of child and how many will attend. A Joyful Noise Collection will be on November 26th to benefit the Santa Breakfast. Thank you for your generosity.
Homemade Assorted Christmas Candy - $12.00 per container includes: 4 club sandwiches, 4 chocolate pretzels, 2 raisin clusters, 2 peanut clusters, 2 marshmallows, 2 peanut butter cups, and 6 decorated pretzels over 1 lb. of different candies milk or dark chocolate. Money and orders due on December 3, 2023, and pick-up will be December 17, 2023. Please see Lynn Meyers (570-668-0630) or Janet Kline (570-467-2552) if you have any questions.
Evangelism and Outreach Giving Tree - The angel Tree is up, gifts will go to the children of the Tamaqua Area. Return the angel by December 10th. Do not wrap the items. Attach the angel to your gift bag. We are also collecting new bed pillows, blankets, hats, gloves, and socks for the people living at the local shelters in Pottsville. Do not wrap the items. Please have them to the church by December 17th. Thank you for your support. The Evangelism and Outreach Committee
The membership Committee is updating the church membership file. Forms are available in the Narthex, please complete it and return it to the Membership Committee. Please complete the form even if there are no changes. Thank you.
For anyone interested in providing special music or lector reading during the worship service, a list of dates are available in the narthex. Thank you.
There are new sign-up sheets on the bulletin board for 2023 Bulletin, Communion Cup, and Candle Sponsors. Please pay and fill out a memorial/honorarium sheet when you sign your name on the list. There are cards available for you to fill out with your honorarium or memoriam and attach that with your payment. Thank you in advance and if you have any questions please contact the church office at 570-668-4139.
Volunteer Opportunity: Acolytes are needed young and not so young. Please contact Diane Chicanavage.
FIN - If you or someone you know are in need of food please contact our Friends in Need Food Pantry at 570-391-6719. Please leave your name and number and someone will return your call and schedule a time for pick up. We are here to nourish God’s people.
Please continue to use your Boyer’s key tag every time you shop in any Boyer’s Markets. They are located in the Narthex. Thank you for your participation in this program.
Friends in Need Food Pantry: While we greatly appreciate all donations please be aware of expiration dates on food items. We can’t / don’t give anything out that is expired. We have been recently over run with expired stuff. It is an added expense to the food pantry to have to discard all of the outdated items. Thanks for your understanding!
The FIN Food Pantry is in need of Stuffing, Flavored Noodle & Rice Packs, Ravioli & Spaghetti O’s, Cereal, Pancake Mix & Syrup, Hamburger & Tuna Helper, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Applesauce, Canned Fruit, Tuna and Oatmeal. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Reminder please do not leave your vehicles parked in the loading and unloading area directly in front of the church. If you need, “Valet parking” please see one of the ushers and they will make arrangements to park your vehicle. Thank you.
Hospitalizations - If you or someone you know is hospitalized, please call the church office at 668-4139. Due to the HIPAA Law names are no longer published in the newspaper and we are not contacted by the hospital unless the patient requests it, when admitted, let them know you are a member of Trinity United Church of Christ. Also if you’ve added a name to the prayer list please keep the church office informed if the individual needs to be removed. Thank you!