"Celebrating 150 Years"

Weekly Announcements


SUNDAY, November 12, 2017

8:45        Church School

9:00        Choir

10:00     Morning Worship/ Holy Communion/

Congregational Meeting


7:00        Consistory Meeting


1:00        Prayer Shawl

SUNDAY, November 19, 2017

8:45        Church School

9:00        Choir

10:00     Morning Worship/ Joyful Noise Offering


                Newsletter Deadline

7:00        Step-Up Meeting


7:00        Community Thanksgiving Service


                Happy Thanksgiving


                Church Office Closed


1:00        Prayer Shawl

SUNDAY, November 26, 2017

8:45        Church School

9:00        Choir

10:00     Morning Worship

11:00     Roast Beef Dinner


150th Anniversary Trinity Tid Bits

A Scarlet fever epidemic closed the churches and Sunday schools for several weeks including Christmas, 1920.

We congratulate Aedan Uriel Keer on his Baptism today.  Aedan was born on July 18, 2016 and is the son of Andrew & Rachel Keer.  Welcome to family and friends.

Bible Study will resume November 29th at 7:00 pm in Founders Hall Everyone is Welcome!

We extend our Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of Edith Barron, who died on November 10, 2017.  We ask God to comfort the family at this time of loss.

The Property Committee is looking for a Chairperson to head The Property Committee for 2018.

I am looking for someone who is willing to take over scheduling of ushers and greeters. Please consider taking on this task as a way to serve your church. So far, I haven’t found anyone. If no one volunteers, I will be placing a sign-up sheet in the back of the church where people can sign up themselves. This will be similar to the way the lector schedule works. Sincerely, Ali Morrison

Family Christmas Party - December 17th - We will hold our Annual Christmas Party on Sunday December 17th in Founders Hall following the morning Worship Service.  You are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert.  A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.  Join with the Trinity Family as we once again enjoy the fun, food, and fellowship of this special season.

Today’s Joyful Noise Offering is for the Socks, Hats, Gloves, Mittens, and Scarves Outreach. Please be generous and thank you!

There will be no Sunday Church school on December 24th and December 31st we will return to schedule on January 7, 2018. 

ADVENT BREAKFAST TICKETS GO ON SALE - Tickets for the seventh annual Tamaqua Community Advent Breakfast on Dec. 9 are on sale.  Tickets have been distributed to area churches as well as to the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce and the Tamaqua Community Art Center. The cost of the breakfast remains at $5.  A limited number of tickets are available for the holiday event sponsored hosted by the Culinary Team at Zion Lutheran Church, Tamaqua. This year’s musical guest is Crossroad Duo (Sterling Koch and Jack Kulp). Guest speaker is Tamaqua Citizen of the Year Paul Dodson.  The breakfast is sponsored by the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network (TAFFN), the Tamaqua Area Miniterial Association, the Tamaqua Community Partnership and the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce. TAFFN is a 401 (3)(c) non-profit organization under the umbrella of the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership.  For more information about the breakfast, please call 570-668-4451.

The Community Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held Tuesday, November 21ST at 7:00 PM here at Trinity UCC. 

Our Annual Ingathering will be observed at Trinity on Sunday, December 3rd.  Individuals and organizations are asked to consider a special offering to the work of our Church.  Your offering will help to support the ministry of our congregation.  Please give prayerful consideration to this matter and give as generously as you are able. Envelopes are available in the Narthex; please put your name on it so your account can be credited.

The angel tree is up, please sign your name on the sheet that corresponds to number on angel.  Do not wrap gifts, return gifts by December 10.  We are still collecting hats, gloves, scarves, socks, mittens, new and gently used children’s books, bed pillows and blankets. Bless and be Blessed.  The Evangelism and Outreach Committee.

Brandon’s Forever Home is in need of Brand new socks.  We will be collecting items from now until November 30th and then deliver the items on Saturday December 2, 2017.  Only brand new socks will be accepted.  If you cannot donate a pair of socks, any donation will help the children.  Personal Hygiene products are always in need, gloves, hats, scarves etc.  Any questions please see Sue Coombe.

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.

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.