We are a welcoming and friendly congregation that enjoys scripture-based sermons, a wonderful music ministry and share warm, good-natured fellowship with our members and guests.We accept and welcome everyone as they are!
Come join us for Sunday Worship and Special Events.
Rev. Stephen W. Broache, Pastor
Regular Services 8:15 AM and 10:30 AM
9:15 AM Sunday School for Grades 6-12 and Adults
10:30 AM Sunday School for Nursery - Grade 5
WORSHIP DURING OCTOBER 2014
October 5, 2014 “Crayola Disciples” Psalm 19:1-6; Acts 2:1-13
October 12, 2014 “A Tale of Two Vineyards” Isaiah 5:1-7; Matthew 21:33-46
October 19, 2014 “A Foot in Both Worlds” Isaiah 45:1-7; Matthew 22:15-22
October 26, 2014 “What Would Jesus . . . . Isaiah 55:6-11; Luke 6:39-49 Holy Communion
"Two or Three . . . .Gathered" Matthew 18:15-20; Exodus 12:1-14
SAVE THE DATES:
Adult Confirmation - We will be offering to the public a special series entitled "Adult Confirmation.: The ninety minute classes, led by Trinity's pastor, Rev. Stephen W. Broache, will be offered in two time slots: Mondays @ 6:00 PM beginning September 8th and Wednesdays @ 10:00 PM beginning September 10th. The nine week series and all materials are free. Free parking is available. For further information, call the church office 717-334-7266, Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or our website.
Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17 from 8am-3pm - Trinity Circle Fall Rummage Sale –Please help set up on Wednesday, October 15 and sell on the days of the Rummage sale.
A 200th Anniversary Joint Celebration with St. James and Trinity UCC - October 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the Trinity Chapel. Refreshments will follow in Fellowship Hall,
Sunday, October 26th after the 10:30am service – Choir Appreciation Sunday and Reception in the Gathering Area. Please share your favorite finger foods. Cake and punch and hot beverages will be provided by the Fellowship Committee.
Friday, October 31st from 6:00pm-7:30pm in our west parking lot -Trunk or Treat” activity. Join us as we distribute candy to our church’s neighborhood children from our car trunks. Sign up sheet is in the gathering area. You can also participate by donating candies.
Monday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. - Holiday Bazaar Meeting at Fellowship Hall
Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 8am to 6 pm - Holiday Bazaar “Christmas Around the World”
OPEN TO OUR TRINITY FAMILY AND GETTYSBURG COMMUNITY
Everyone is welcome to attend!
Adult Confirmation ClassSyllabus
Would you like to know more about the Bible, church history, the United Church of Christ, our church, and your place in it? This Fall, We will be offering to the public a special series entitled "Adult Confirmation.
The ninety minute classes, led by Trinity's pastor, Rev. Stephen W. Broache, will be offered in two time slots: The nine week series and all materials are free. Free parking is available.
Classes will start Monday, September 8th from 6p-7:30p and Wednesday, September 10th from 10a-11:30a until November 19th here at Trinity UCC. For further information, call Deb at the church office 717-334-7266, Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or our website.
Adult Confirmation - September 8th – November19th
Mondays beginning September 8th6:00 PM – 8:30 PMWednesdays beginning September 10th10: AM – 11:30 AM
Trinity United Church of ChristRev. Stephen W. Broache717-778-1136
September 8/10Introduction, OverviewPollyanna (15min)Genesis 18:22b-33
The Church Year
September 15/17History of the BiblePollyanna (15 min)Exodus 15:1-12“How the Bible Came to be”
HW: Questions 19-40
September 29/October 1Biblical LiteraturePollyanna (15 min)1 Samuel 2:1-10
HW: Questions 1-40
October 6/8History of ChristianityPollyanna (15 min)1 Kings 3:3-10
HW: Favorite Hymn
October 13/15Reformed/Trinity HistoryPollyanna (15 min)Psalm 23
October 20/22United Church of ChristPollyanna orMatthew 6:9-15
History and PolityBest Christmas Pageant EverLuke 11:2-4
HW:Questions 55-68(15 min)
November 3/5Bible TranslationsBest Christmas Pageant EverLuke 18:9-14HW: Questions 69-83(15 min)(Kyrie eleison)Write a prayer
November 10/12Christian Symbols/Best Christmas Pageant EverLuke 22:39-44 Sanctuary Symbolism(15 min)
November 17/19The Sacraments:Best Christmas Pageant EverJohn 17:9,Baptism and Communion,(15 min) John 20-21, 25-26Confirmation Test
Fruit of the Spirit_______Ten Commandments_______Great Commandment_______Prayer_________
FROM THE PASTOR
During the month of September, I did a mini-series of devotional thoughts and stewardship. These were adapted from an article by Mary Hunt titled “When in Debt Start Giving”. She begins saying “Don’t forget God when you’re climbing out of debt.” My series outlined her faith reasoning thoughts in two sections:
Giving to God . . . . 1. is an act of worship 2. is trust (Proverbs 28:27
3. promotes humility 4. helps us find balance (10% - give away, 10% - save, 80% - learn to live on)
5. is a demonstration of gratitude
Some guidelines. Give . . . . 1. first (Proverbs 3:9-10) 2. wisely 3. quietly (Matthew 6:2-4) 4. joyfully (2 Corinthians 9:7)