Please remember when utilizing/reserving Founder’s Hall the date, time, and contact information MUST be placed on both the Church Secretary and Kitchen calendars. Thank you!
Please Note: Melody will be on vacation, July 24th through August 4th. She will be returning on Monday, August 7th. If you are in need of assistance, please call the office and leave a message. If you have a pastoral emergency, please Pastor Kensinger at his home at 570-668-1719. Thank you for your cooperation.
There is a new lector schedule available in the Narthex for the months of August through November, thank you for your service in this very important role in our Trinity family.
There is a Summer music schedule posted in the Narthex, If you or someone you know would like to be part of our Summer worship please sign up.
The Teen Challenge Choir will be visiting our Sunday Worship service on 8/06/17 and will provide the “special music.” More details will follow. Please visit their website: https://www.teenchallengeusa.com/makes-christian-recovery-centers-different There will be a “Special Offering” taken during the August 6th service for Teen Challenge. We will also have a fellowship time in Founders Hall after the service. Everyone is welcome!
Vacation Bible School
Maker Fun Factory
“Created By God; Built for a Purpose”
July 24 – July 28, 2017
To register please fill out the VBS Form and drop it off at the church office. Monday - Friday 6:00 – 8:30 pm; Closing Program – July 30, 2017 during the Morning Worship Service at 10:00 am (A Light picnic lunch will be held following the church service) We are looking for volunteers to be teachers, assistant teachers, and kitchen help.
150th Anniversary Trinity Tid Bits
In 1892, nine bell chimes were installed in the tower of Trinity. They were ordered November 11, 1889 and took about 2 ½ years to get them. They were first played February 25, 1893.
Founder’s hall will not be hosting dinners for the month of July and August. See you in the fall!!
Feeding The Hungry - Our Trinity Soup Social is held on the first Saturday of every month. Our next social will be on Saturday, August 5h from 4 - 6:00 pm. Everyone is Welcome! You are invited to share our food, our friendship, and God’s love. No charge.
We are in need of Sponsors! There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board for Bulletin, Communion Cup, and Candle Sponsors. Please pay 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 668-4139.
150th Anniversary Trinity Tid Bits
In 1892, the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the congregation was observed. The church building was raised one story and improved at a cost of $2726.97.
Hospitalizations: If you or someone you know is hospitalized please call the church office at 570-668-4139. 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!
Please continue to use your Boyer’s key tag every time you shop in any Boyer’s Markets. Thank you for your participation in this program.
DEADLINE: All information for September issue of the “Trinity Spirit” is due at the church office no later than Monday, August 21, 2017. You may e-mail your information to email@example.com or drop it in the secretary’s mailbox. Thank you for your co-operation!
Global Teen Challenge is a non-profit organization on a mission to help men, women, boys, and girls in every nation find freedom from life-controlling addiction. Imagine waking up each day in shackles. They are cold. They are incredibly heavy. You must drag them around through your home, to the grocery store, and out to dinner. Their rough edges digging deep into your flesh are a painful reminder that they are always there. If there is a key to unlock them, you don’t know where to find it. This is what addiction feels like. It doesn’t belong to one culture or one country. It doesn’t discriminate by race, gender, or economic class. It overwhelms anyone who provides an open door, and then demands first place. The addiction can be drugs. It can be alcohol. It can be any life-controlling substance. It is an epidemic. Addicts are getting younger and the addictions more severe. As the plague spreads deeper into every nation, there are few people and programs equipped to put an effective end to it.
But there is hope. The key to freedom is not lost. Teen Challenge has been helping people find freedom from life-controlling addiction since our beginning in 1958. We have seen thousands of people rehabilitated, thousands of families restored, and thousands of communities strengthened. In 1995, we took our life-changing programs to the nations - to schools, prisons, neighborhoods, and alleyways where tens of thousands more people are crying for help. We invite you to imagine the weight of their shackles. For a moment, allow yourself to fathom their loss, carry their pain, and feel their despair. Join Global Teen Challenge in our mission to give people around the world a second chance at finding a healthy and fulfilled addiction-free life. Your compassion and determination can transform nations, one person at a time. Please visit their website: https://www.teenchallengeusa.com/makes-christian-recovery-centers-different
"Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way."
- Abraham Lincoln, on overcoming addiction