Our Calling in Education Today
Trinity Lutheran Church believes that God revealed in Jesus Christ the source of all truth. We strive to communicate the Lutheran faith to children, youth, and adults with power and conviction knowing that the responsibility for lifelong learning in faith is part of the Christian experience. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America claims and aspires to renew its calling in education.
One of Martin Luther's contributions to the Mass was the introduction of Hymnody, or the singing of hymns. Congregational singing, choir singing, and a bell choir are three of the various opportunities worshipers can partake in at Trinity. We value the importance of music—how it enriches the worship experience and allows each person to offer their musical gifts and talents. We hope you will find a place to share your musical abilities.
Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region (FPHCR) is a nonprofit agency to serve families who recently lost their homes. They are one of over 200 Family Promise affiliates in 41 states. Over 160,000 volunteers serve in Family Promise affiliates nationwide.
Each Family Promise affiliate operates a program called an Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) consisting of 5 parts: Evening Host Congregations where a team of 13 church congregations take turns providing on-site support (meals and lodging), Evening Volunteers that provide support, Day Center that houses the regional Family Promise office, 14 Passenger Van used each day to transport families, and Funding and Support from generous volunteers and donors.
We invite you to give a "hand up" to parents and kids who are currently without homes.
Many families throughout Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties have a difficult time making their money stretch throughout the month—and struggle for equal access to community resources. We at Trinity want to help families who find themselves and their needs stretched beyond their financial resources. Two times a month we invite the community to come for a meal and take home non-food items not eligible for purchase with a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) card. There is no income requirement, just our desire to provide help and hope.
Ecumenical Food Pantry
For four decades, the mission of the Ecumenical Food Pantry has been to provide food to help meet the emergency needs of people in the greater Harrisburg area.
The food pantry is supported by food and financial donations from local churches, organizations, and individuals, as well as a state grant and USDA foods.
They Ecumenical Food Pantry is the largest pantry serviced by the central Pennsylvania Food Bank.
St. Barnabas Center
Born of the vision of the bishops of the Lower Susquehanna Lutheran Synod and the Episcopal Diocese of central PA, St. Barnabas Center is a joint ministry to residents of up-town Harrisburg. This ministry includes an eight-week, low cost summer program called the Rainbow Camp attended by over 30 children. Each week is filled with activities, field trips, meals and snacks, Bible study and song. During the school year they also have a free after school homework and tutoring program three days a week.
New Hope Ministries
New Hope Ministries is a christian social service agency that shows the love and hope of Christ by serving our neighbors in times of need and supporting their efforts towards stability. Founded in 1982, New Hope Ministries has assistance centers in Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg, and New Oxford, PA which serve parts of Adams and York counties, and the West Shore area of Cumberland county. Services are available to people regardless of their age, race, gender, or religious affiliation.
Emergency crisis assistance
Heat and utility assistance
Holiday food baskets and gifts