Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Trinity United Christian Church is our mission to the world. The congregation supports various ministries in keeping with our purpose and mission- in the model of Acts 1:8.  As the believers were to be “His witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea,and Samaria and to the ends of the earth”, Trinity serves and supports two homeless ministries in the Pittsburgh area as well as the City Mission in Washington, Pa. and through the Disciples of Christ Organization we support regional, statewide and worldwide projects in missions and evangelism.

We are always interested in learning about additional fruitful mission organizations to partner with through either regular or one time donations or with special projects to help them represent Christ in the world.

 

 

Mission Outreach

Trinity is involved in helping and supporting several ministries to the homeless in our area.  We partner with the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches in housing temporary homeless families for a week at a time, at the church, 5 times a year.  In addition to housing for the week, we provide meals, activities and invite them to worship with us on the week end.  We also support two Pittsburgh area ministries in assisting to serve homeless men, women and children on a monthly basis, and in addition, we send financial support monthly to Washington City Mission, one of the most effective homeless outreach programs in Pennsylvania.
We are launching a new initiative called AIM-  Active In Missions- with a goal of having every member personally involved in a specific mission
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Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in Worship Arts through our music and sound ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in power point and sound ministry.  Still others get involved in drama. A growing ministry is our Puppet Team, Grace Filled Hands, who brings a special program in worship each month.  These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of Trinity Church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.

Cross Bound is the name of our Praise and Worship band, under the leadership of Bridget Hull.

 

 

Lydia’s Ladies

Lydia’s Ladies Sunday school class is a diverse group of women, young and old, and is held from 9:15 to 10:20 before church on Sunday mornings. The short story of Lydia can be found in the bible in Acts 16:11-15. Lydia is the first European Christian convert by Paul and Lydia’s home was the “first church” in a literal sense in Europe.

Lydia’s Ladies class time is a time for learning and sharing with each other. Although, planning and leading the class, Sherry Witucki prefers to say that the class belongs to everyone and the only teacher is Jesus Christ.

The class begins with music and prayer time at 9:15. This is quiet time for personal prayer and listening to music of faith. A basket sits on the table with prayer cards, we ask that everyone enters and takes one or two cards and prays quietly until class begins at 9:40. This quiet time can also be used for personal reflection and rest while hearing His songs.

Study time is from 9:40 until 10:15. We ask that everyone brings a bible but they are always available in class. We study books of the bible throughout the year as well as various books of interest.

We also do various service projects. Currently we are doing a “kitchen care” drive to help replenish the Trinity kitchen supplies, such as towels, cleaning products, etc. We also take part in social gatherings throughout the year and try our best to support the functions of the Trinity Women’s board.

All women are welcome to join us, bring a bible and bring a friend.

 

Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Trinity United Christian Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. We recognize God’s hands in answered prayer, lift special needs and praise God for his Grace and Mercy.  Special prayer requests can be communicated to the Pastors and staff through the contact link on the web site, or through confidential prayer requests cards in each service.   The last Thursday of the month, the church comes together for a focused evening of prayer.

 

Prayer Quilt Ministry

As an outreach to our prayer ministry, it is a privilege to pray over quilts made by people in the congregation in response to specific needs received from all over the country.  Each quilt is labeled with the name and reason for prayer and as each prayer is lifted on their behalf, a knot is tied to symbolize the prayer.  When all the knots are tied, the quilt is presented to the person for their personal comfort and encouragement.  

 

Junior Church

In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, Trinity Church holds a children’s church service in conjunction with the main service. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our friendly children’s church volunteers have an endless stream of creativity–ranging from puppet shows, to games, to object lessons.

 

Puppet Ministry

Our puppet ministry, Grace Filled Hands, includes both youth and adult volunteers.  They participate in worship once a month and have plans to minister in our area as God opens new doors of opportunity.

 

 

The Grace Food Pantry

 
The food pantry will be open to the Public on Thursdays (beginning April 3rd) from 9am-1pm
. Please spread the word to those needing a hand up with a bag of non-perishable food items. Donations of food items are also accepted.

 

Church Camp– VBS– Youth Group

Each summer,  sends … youth camp.   VBS- The week-long event involves games, a lot of preaching, great food, good worship, and the intentional influence of camp counselors. The camp counselors are selected, screened, and trained for this important camp ministry. They find that their ministry is personally rewarding, and both campers and counselors grow in the process.

 

 

 

Camp Barnabas Mission Trip Jul 31-Aug 8, 2012

Thank you to all of our Volunteers and for EVERYONE who supported us with donations and prayers!