Mission Calendar

Trinity targets monthly giving in three categories: local, national, and international ministries. Below is a list of our 2017 missions giving recipients. For ministries whose designated giving months have passed, the total distributed to the mission also appears.

Missions

January: Learning Express Nursery School – $4,979
Monies donated help fund scholarships to families in need who wish to send their children to our church preschool but cannot afford to do so.

February: Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center – $3,315
Located in Middletown, HCPAC strives to win students for Christ through theater education. Their mission is to make Christ known backstage, onstage and offstage. Visit their website. This will be our third year supporting HCPAC.

March: Sierra Leone Initiative-Pejehun District Partner Church, Africa – $4,772
Through the United Methodist Church Sierra Leone Initiative, Trinity has partnered with a church in Africa to provide financial support to a “partner church” in the Pejehun District. The monies donated help provide for a salary for the minister and other needs of the church.

April: Compassion Malaria Prevention – $6,131.05
The Missions Team is very excited to support another of Compassion’s programs as our mission focus during April—Malaria Intervention. Your donation to missions will help to purchase mosquito nets, training, medical assistance and resources for those in need. See the newsletter for more information.

May: Someone to Tell it To, Hershey – $4,052
Founded by Pastors Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden, Someone to Tell it To provides a compassionate presence and a listening ear to those who need to share their stories in order to find healing and understanding. Visit their website.

June: Helping Hands Ministry – $4,115.50 
An outreach ministry in Harrisburg for the homeless, downtrodden, and other needy people. Through hot meals, they reach out to the poor with a love and care that is so often missing, yet desperately wanting in their lives. No one is turned away. Anyone in need of a hot meal or encouragement is welcomed.

July: Raising Hope Inc., Ukraine – $7,850
This will be third second year supporting Raising Hope, Inc. This ministry aims to be a source of help to aid families, churches, and children sustain and build lives to further the kingdom of God. Our funding will be used to help secure a bus to transport persons from war-torn areas of Ukraine to areas of safety.

August: Trinity’s Children & Youth Ministries Programs
Our young disciples inTrinity’s Children & Youth programs minister to those in our community and to communities around the country. Donations received will help to keep these ministries up and running.

September: Mission Central, Mechanicsburg
Mission Central is the mission warehouse affiliate of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. Volunteers at Mission Central package disaster relief kits and other special-needs items that are provided nationally and internationally in times of need. Learn more online.

October: Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child distributes shoe boxes filled with gifts, letters, and bibles to children in need both in the United States and other countries. The money collected will help ship the mailboxes and also go towards the bibles each child receives and supplies for the discipleship program Samaritan’s Purse provides for the children. Learn more at their website.

November: Trinity Good Samaritan’s Fund
This special fund assists in the everyday emergencies that involve members of our congregation or the community of Hummelstown when quick response is needed.

December: Hummelstown Food Bank
Love, INC, mobilizes the church to transform lives and the community in the name of Christ. Three main efforts include the Bicycle Ministry that rehabs old bikes; a Personal Care Closet ministry that supplies personal, household and baby items not covered by food stamps; and The Parsonage, a free home away from home for families of patients receiving care at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Visit their website.

2016 Missions Giving Summary

January: Learning Express Nursery School – $3,501.49 
February: The Samaritan Fund – $4,118
March: Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center – $2,983.82
April: Sierra Leone Initiative-Pejehun District Partner Church, Africa – $19,134.49
May: Someone to Tell it To, Hershey – $4,241.91
June: Helping Hands Ministry – $3,358
July: Operation Christmas Child – $4,055.50
August: Raising Hope Inc., Ukraine – $8,704
September:
Promised Land – $4,535
October:
Mission Central, Mechanicsburg – $ 4,633
November:
Water of Life – Compassion International – $5,368.50
December:
Hummelstown Food Bank – $6,993.40