Weekly Announcements


SUNDAY, September 24, 2023

10:00     Morning Worship/ Joyful Noise Offering

11:00     Pick-up Meatballs


6:30        Bible Study

SUNDAY, October 1, 2023, World Communion Sunday

10:00     Morning Worship/ Holy Communion/ Blankets +






World Communion Sunday will be observed next Sunday, October 1, 2023 with The Celebration of the Eucharist during our 10:00 am morning worship service.  Join Us as We Celebrate with Christians worldwide!


Church World Service- Blankets + offering will be next Sunday, October 1, 2023.   Supporting the Blankets + program helps make a difference in the lives of children and families all over the world.   Our goal is to send $1,000.  Envelopes are in the Narthex.   Thank you in advance for your support.


Harvest Home ~ October 15th - Harvest Home will be celebrated this year on October 15th during the Morning Worship service.  Donations of non-perishable food and mums would be greatly appreciated.  Donations can be brought to the church on Saturday, October 14th between 9:00 am until 10:30 am.  The Decorating committee will meet at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 14th to decorate.  We invite anyone interested in helping decorate to join us!


Tailgate Picnic Cooler Raffle – Cooler full of everything you need for your Tailgate party, tickets are available. $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. 1st Prize Case of Beer, 2 Bottles of Wine, $25 Boyer’s Gift card and goodies for your Tailgate party, 2nd Prize - $50, 3rd Prize - $25.  The winners will be picked September 1, 2023. Please see a committee member after services.


Homemade Meatball sale $15.00 for 25 homemade meatballs (3 lbs of hamburger from Millers Charm Farm), Pickup will be September 24th at 11:00 am. Orders and money due September 17, 2023. Thank you for your support. Contact Sue at 570-527-5164 or Lynn 570-668-0630 or email 2redskins22@gmail.com.


Eagles Ticket Raffle - Sunday, October 29, 2023 game time 1:00 pm. Eagles @ Washington game. $15.00 per chance which Includes: 2 game tickets (section 107), Bus trip to-from game, Tailgate Party before game. (Valued at $550)  Only 200 chances will be sold!!  The winner will be drawn October 8th following church service on Facebook. Any question please contact Gary at 570-668-0630.


Hoagie Sale - Pick-up Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 11:00 am - $7.00 - Regular, Hot or No Onion or $8.00 – Turkey, Hot or No Onion. For more information Contact Sue at 570-527-5164 or email 2redskins22@gmail.com  Orders and money due September 17, 2023. Thank you for your support!!


Update:  Since the End of March the fundraising committee has been working very hard to help in supporting the church with different selling projects.  We'd like to "Thank" each one of you for your support and let know what you have helped in raising so far.  We have raised a total of $4,680.00. Without each of you this wouldn't be possible. You All Rock!!! Keep watch for some more exciting projects coming soon. Thank you, Sue Coombe & the fundraising committee members.


Joyful Noise Collections will begin the last week of every month beginning September 24th, October 29th, and November 26th to benefit the Santa Breakfast on December 9th. Please be kind and think of the children as the committee would like Santa to give each child a little something.


Volunteers Needed – After countless years volunteering for our Friends in Need Food Pantry, David and Stacie Folk will be stepping down as of October 1, 2023.   We thank them for their dedication in providing help for so many families in need.  If you feel called to serve on this committee, please see Leon or any member of the Consistory.   





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.


Fundraising committee has 2 bags of Ore-Ida French fries (4 lbs) for $8.00 Please see Sue or a member of the committee.



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.


Come join us for Bible Study, Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in Founders Hall!


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!