Weekly Announcements


SUNDAY, November 27, 2022, 1st Sunday of Advent

8:45        Confirmation Class

10:00     Morning Worship/ Congregational Meeting

SUNDAY, December 4, 2022, 2nd Sunday of Advent

8:45        Confirmation Class

10:00     Morning Worship / Ingathering


                Office Closed

SUNDAY, December 11, 2022, 3rd Sunday of Advent

8:45        Confirmation Class

10:00     Morning Worship

11:00     Christmas Brunch





A CPR/AED Training Class has been scheduled for January 7, 2023 at 9:00 am in Founders Hall. Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex.  Those planning to participate must sign up by December 18. The course is being offered at no charge to congregation members.


CHRISTMAS 2022 - Christmas poinsettia plants ordered through the church office are $8.00. (Please note price change) Monday, December 5th is the last day to order your plants. Forms are available in the Narthex. 


A Note from the financial secretary, 2023 envelopes are in the Narthex.  Please do not use before 2023.  If you can deliver to someone else, we would appreciate it. Thank you.


Evangelism and Outreach Giving Tree - Return the angel by December 4th.  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 18th.  Thank you for your support.  The Evangelism and Outreach Committee


For anyone interested in providing special music during the worship service, a list of dates are available in the narthex.  Please consider sharing your musical talents with us!


There is a new lector schedule available in the Narthex for the months of December to March, thank you for your service in this very important role in our Trinity family.


Join us for a Christmas Brunch following the worship service on December 11th.


There will be a Security Committee meeting on December 18th after the church service.


The Annual Ingathering will be observed at Trinity on Sunday, December 4th.  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.


CHRISTMAS 2022 - Christmas poinsettia plants will decorate the Church on December 18th and 24th.         You may pick up your poinsettias following the Christmas Eve Service.  Plants ordered through the church office are $8.00. (Please note price change) Monday, December 5th is the last day to order your plants, please note that this is a firm deadline to ensure placing our order with the florist.  Please return the form with all monies no later than December 5, 2022 all checks should be made out to Trinity United Church of Christ.  All Plants and Monetary Christmas memorial gifts will be listed in the bulletin on Christmas Eve. Monetary gifts should be in the church office NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 11th.  Forms are available in the Narthex.  Please fill out a form and return it to the church office, be sure to indicate whether monetary gifts go to ENDOWMENT or CURRENT FUNDS.  Monies not designated will go towards current expenses. 



With the colder months approaching and increased need, the FIN Food Pantry needs Cereal and Canned Soup.  We appreciate any donations that we receive.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.



2022/ 2023 Sponsors - There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board for 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!