Greetings Trinity Family,
I pray that everyone in our extended church family is doing well. We have a lot of things happening in-person and on-line at Trinity. I hope you will be a part of our upcoming activities and worship opportunities!
You no longer need to RSVP for our in-person worship service on Sunday morning at 10:15. Please join us!
SKIPPACK HALLOWEEN PARADE – Tomorrow!!
We need your volunteer help to welcome our community to our annual Halloween parade!
Trinity is blessed to once again co-host the annual parade. This is an opportunity for us to be hospitable to hundreds of our neighbors. We need volunteers to help pass out snacks, give information about the parade, help our guests line up before the parade begins, and possibly help lead the parade and make sure our route is clear.
The parade is TOMOTOW, October 23. We need volunteers to arrive after 9 am. The parade starts at 10 am. After we parade down the sidewalks of Skippack Pike, the parade ends when we arrive at Floral and Hardy.
TRINITY TURKEY DINNER
Our annual turkey dinner is Saturday November 6. We need your help! We will need volunteers for food preparation and room set-up on Wednesday and Friday. On Saturday, we need volunteers to come in shifts to help prepare food, serve food, take orders, deliver food to cars, and wash dishes. Please let me know when you are available to help.
This year, our dinner is drive-through only. Each meal includes turkey, potato filling, pepper cabbage, lemon carrots, corn, cranberry sauce, apple sauce, a roll, and pumpkin pie. Each dinner is $17, a bargain for the amount of food you receive! Please call the church office for reservations. If you would like to pre-order and pay online, please visit:
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
On October 31, we will lift up the names of members and friends of Trinity who have died in the past year. If you would like us to say your loved one’s name, please tell Pastor Amelie.
ELECTION DAY – COFFEE, COOKIES AND PRAYERS!
November 2 is an election day and voting will take place in our church’s education building. We will have coffee, cookies and prayers available for our neighbors in front of our sanctuary building. We need your help with baking cookies for our neighbors. If you have an hour or two to spare on November 2, please join us at church. We will set up around 8 am.
On Sunday, November 7, we will honor our Veterans at the cross in our cemetery at 2 pm. Everyone is welcome to join us. Please invite Veterans and friends who care about Veterans. Afterwards, we will gather for cookies and coffee under the porch of our Education Building. Donations of cookies are appreciated.
GIFT CARDS FOR FLOOD VICTIMS
The Daily Bread Community Food Pantry is working to support the families whose homes were damaged in the flooding caused by Hurricane Ida. Many people have been left homeless as a result of the devastating floods that ravaged our area several weeks ago. In an effort to help those that have been affected, the Daily Bread is collecting $25 gift cards for Target, Walmart and local restaurants. They are asking that we write notes of encouragement to go with the gift cards. Please do not seal them. The gift cards can be dropped off at the church or placed in the offering plate.
Thank you for your generosity!
GIFT BAGS FOR SENIORS!
For over ten years our congregation has provided a Christmas gift for each of the seniors that rely on the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry. Once again this year we would like to provide a gift bag filled with toiletries, snacks and some kind of entertainment for each senior. Our gift bags have been very popular with the seniors, and they always look forward to getting them.
To keep every bag the same, the committee will purchase the items for the bags. If you would like to contribute a monetary donation, you can either mail a check made payable to Trinity Christian UCC to PO Box 538, Skippack, PA 19474, or you can drop off a check or cash to the church office. Please indicate in the check memo, “senior gifts.”
The children of our congregation will help decorate the gift bags during Sunday School. If any adults wish to participate in decorating them, please contact Nancy Gallagher.
Our other long time tradition is baking homemade cookies for the seniors. We need at least a dozen cookies for each of the 110 seniors. If you are able to bake, please contact our church secretary, Deb Clewell, and let her know. We will need the cookies bagged by flavor, three to four cookies to a bag, depending on the size in a zip lock bag. We need all cookies no later than Sunday, November 28th at noon.
We will be packing the gift bags and cookie tins on Monday, November 29th at 2 PM. If you are interested in helping, please contact Nancy Gallagher at (610)584-1468.
This is an important and worthwhile outreach to our neighbors in need. For many of them, this gift bag and cookies will be their only Christmas gifts. Thank you again for your generous support!
On November 20, we will have a hoagie sale. Please mark your calendars and plan on hoagies for lunch.
CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING & GREENING OF THE CHURCH
Our annual business meeting when we approve our 2022 budget will be on Sunday, November 21 immediately following the 10:15 worship service. After the meeting is over, we will decorate the church for Advent and Christmas. We need everyone’s help and our plan is to be done with both the meeting and decorating by 12:30 pm.
We are now singing hymns in worship!! And, we are not taking temperatures.
The decision was made to continue to wear masks during our in-person services, until the children have the opportunity to be vaccinated.. We are still socially distancing and having sanitizer available. Thank you to everyone for their concern and diligence during this time.
Hopefully it won’t be much longer before all restrictions are lifted and everyone is vaccinated.
LUNCH BUNCH MEETS WEEKLY!
Lunch Bunch is our Tuesday afternoon Bible Study. Everyone is invited to join us on Tuesdays at 12 pm. Please bring your own lunch. (In the past, we had a potluck lunch, but for now each person will bring their own food.) Lunch Bunch typically studies the portion of the Bible that will be the focus of our worship service on the upcoming Sunday.
NEED TECH-Y VOLUNTEERS
We are looking for volunteers who are willing to learn how to live-stream the worship services. If you are willing, please let Bill Vogl or Pastor Amelie know and we will show you how to do it. There are a few steps involved, but most computer users will be able to easily learn the process.
GIVING TO TRINITY
Although things are not fully back to normal, Trinity’s expenses have continued throughout the pandemic. We know that everyone’s work-life has been disrupted during this time and we don’t expect everyone to be able to contribute to the church in the amount you were able to contribute in the past. If you have the means to contribute to the church, you may drop off your offerings during the Sunday Morning service, at the church office, or you may mail it to our address: Trinity Christian UCC; 2009 Church Road, PO Box 538, Skippack, PA 19474
DON’T GIVE UP MOVEMENT
Our Outreach committee is inviting everyone in our congregation to join us in sharing messages from the “Don’t Give Up” movement. This outreach was started to encourage people who are considering suicide to not give up. We have yard signs, postcards, stickers, and business cards with messages that say things like “You are Enough” and “Your Mistakes Don’t Define You.” These messages are especially important right now as many people are struggling with their mental and emotional health after the many months of our pandemic. Please pick up yard signs at church and other signs to promote this message of love for our neighbors. Here is more about the movement: https://www.dontgiveupsigns.com/
DAILY BREAD COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
We continue to collect food and toiletry items for the Daily Bread Food Pantry. They can be left at the doors of the church.
Current needs change every few weeks. This is their latest list of needs:
Juice & juice boxes –shelf stable, Cereal for kids, Chips, Creamed cooking soups, Diced tomatoes, Canned peas, Men’s & Women’s razors*, Men’s & Women’s shaving cream*, Laundry soap*, Men’s & Women’s deodorant*
And any other items you wish to donate would be greatly appreciated. Please, no adult diapers!
*These items can’t be purchased with SNAP (food stamps).
We now have in-person worship services in our sanctuary. We are still checking temperatures, maintain social distance guidelines and wearing masks.
We are no longer offering a ZOOM worship service.
On Sunday mornings, you are also invited to join us on Facebook:
Join us for our Sunday morning hymn sing at 9:45 am live-streamed from the Trinity Christian UCC Skippack facebook page.
10:15 Facebook livestream Worship. You can find us at our "Trinity Christian UCC Skippack" facebook page.
SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY
We have a Sunday morning Bible Study on ZOOM at 8:30 am. This is a new meeting time. Here is the link to log in:
Amelie Sell is inviting you to a
scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Trinity's Wired Word Discussion Group
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 769 3381 3590
Trinity now has a blog where I am posting notes to the congregation and the text of my sermons. If you would like to read these notes and messages, you can find them at:
I will see you in worship on Sunday!