August and September Highlights
Birth of Maleah Mae Holden, May 23rd
We are pleased to announce that we have gained a new sister in Christ as Maleah Mae Holden was born to Cade and Mallery Holden and big brother Maddex on May 23, 2019. Congratulations to the Holden Family!
Baptism of Beckett William Zimmerman, September 1st
Beckett William Zimmerman, son of Morgan and Jake Zimmerman was baptized on September 1, 2019. Sponsors were Josh Zimmerman and Sara Cooper. We welcome Beckett as a fellow worker with us. We extend our love and support to him as he grows in his knowledge and faith in the Word of God.
Friedens-Trinity Day Camp Sunday, August 4th: On Sunday, August 4th
A joint worship service with Friedens Hegins was held in the Hegins Park to celebrate the ministry we share in our Friedens-Trinity Summer Day Camp Program. The Camp is held at Friedens Hegins and provides Bible lessons, activities, swimming at the Tri-Valley Community Pool, and weekly trips for the 21 campers enrolled each week. The theme this year was learning and practicing kindness and the Golden Rule. Their presentation included a slide show highlighting the summer’s events. The three counselors this year were Lizzie Otto, Micah Ulicny, and Emily Bowman. We thank the counselors for their service, parents for supporting the program and our campers for participating.
Fresh Impressions FREE Back to School Shopping Event, August 10th
Fifty students shopped at Trinity’s First Day Fresh Impressions Event on August 10th. Thank you to everyone who helped with this event by making flyers, distributing collection boxes, picking up the donated clothing, setting up the tables, folding clothes, separating the sizes, staffing the event, cleaning up after and removing left over clothing. This important event would not be possible without your help.
Hot Dog Drive-Thru, August 11th
On Sunday, August 11th from 11:30 to 2:00 a hot dog drive-thru was held in Trinity’s semi-circle drive at the east end of the building, and we raised $142 toward the Mission Trip. Thanks to all who supported this project.
Agape Community Meals, August 14th and September 11th
Our August Agape meal menu featured hamburgers/buns, baked beans, chips, and fresh fruit salad. We had an attendance of 80, and also sent 17 meals to shut ins. In September, the menu was baked ziti, tossed salad, Italian bread, and cupcakes. Attendance in September was 50, and we sent 15 meals to shut ins.
The Kitchen Committee would like to thank Tom Miller and Phyllis Klouser for donating the beef used for the September Agape meal. Your donation to this ministry is greatly appreciated.
The Kitchen Committee also thanks all those who bake desserts for the Agape Meals. Your help is invaluable!
Breakfast with the Bible, August 17th
At Breakfast with the Bible, we discussed Paul's discussion of the power of love in 1 Corinthians 13. Twelve people attended. Thank you to all who came for breakfast in August! Special thanks to Ed and Darlene Kiesel for setting up the social hall, and for Lillie Morgan, Sue Sallada, Joan Klinger, and the Kiesels for providing food for the morning.
Fourth BHA Apartment Completed, September 6th
On September 6th we finished our fourth apartment for the Brethren Housing Association (BHA). A mother and her 5 year old daughter and 3 year son moved in on September 7th. Thank you for the many items donated to make a home for this family and to the group that traveled to Harrisburg several times to clean, paint and set up the home. Pictures of the furnished apartment are posted on Trinity's website.
Rally Day, September 8th
Rally Day, the first Sunday of the new Sunday School year, was held on Sunday September 8th. We all enjoyed Mrs. U’s Animal RevUe and developed a new appreciation for these critters and their place in God’s creation. Thank you to Pam Ulicny, all those who helped and attended.
At the beginning of the Sunday School year, the Christian Education Committee supports our students in their faith journeys by presenting a book of Bible stories to each 2-3 year old and a Spark Bible to each 3rd and 4th grade student. We pray that God will be with all of us and guide us so we may show our children all that God is and all they can be through Him.
2 and 3-Year Olds : On Sunday, September 8th, the following two and three-year old children were recognized as they begin their Christian Education in our Sunday School program and received their very own book of Bible stories: Finley Kramer, Clay Neiswender, Gwendolyn Zimmerman, Mack Witmer, Autumn Moore, Ivy Moore. We ask parents, Sunday School teachers, and the congregation to do everything they can to help these young children learn about God.
3rd and 4th Grade Students: On Sunday, September 8 the following third and fourth grade students received their very own Spark Bible as they continue their Christian Education in our Sunday School program: Easton Moore, Tessa Neville, Madelyn Bowman, Justin Klinger, and Noah Dunkelberger. The children are encouraged to open their Bible and explore the Word of God. Sunday School teachers, congregation and parents were asked to guide these children as they begin to explore the Word of God.
Installation of Sunday School Teachers
On Sunday, September 8th, the following Sunday School teachers were installed: Lisa Rodichok, Carolyn Dunkelberger, Dara Troutman, Lillie Morgan. We thank you for your commitment to our children and for helping parents to fulfill promises made at their child’s Baptism.
Miles to Mend
There was one request for Miles to Mend Assistance in the month of September. There was also one request for activity fees for school in August that was also fulfilled. Please be reminded that you can always nominate someone to receive gift cards to pay for gas, and all people in the Tri-Valley School District who need to travel for ongoing medical care are eligible. You can also nominate students to help with school activity fees. Nomination forms can be found in the office entrance at the church.
Pill Bottle Donations
So far we have collected 285 used pill bottles from old prescriptions. Our first shipment has been sent to Matthew 25 Project in Blue Ash, OH, where they will be sent to third world countries for use there. Thank you to all who contributed. The collection continues…