Committed to Community

Within Our Walls

Our congregation cares for those within our walls through

    • Visits to our homebound members by our Congregational Care Team
    • monthly fellowship
    • opportunities for all to roll up their sleeves and help
  • worship which is aimed at building community and offers opportunities for participation

Worship as a Means to Build Community and Use Our Gifts

We offer unique ways to build community during worship. For instance, our paper bag Christmas pageant required no rehearsal but offered a meaningful and fun approach to being actively involved in telling the Christmas Story. Others helped tell the story of the Wedding Banquet.

Opportunities to contribute based on one’s skills are central to the life of our church. If you have a gift and or skill, you’ll find a place to use it at Trinity Church.
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Beyond Our Walls

Trinity is committed to community beyond our walls in Manchester, in Carroll County, and internationally. We are involved in a variety of outreach efforts in the name of Christ.

Little Free Library

Trinity UCC Little Free LibraryManchester’s first Free Little Library which is dedicated to children’s books is located on our church property.

Cold Weather Shelter

Trinity UCC Members Volunteer at Cold Weather Shelter in Westminster, MDWe cook for the residents of and staff the cold weather shelter in Westminster, MD. We began this effort in two years ago by working at the shelter one night and have expanded to working two nights during the winter months.

Cold Weather Shelter – To open November 15, 2018

Caring Committee

The caring committee responds to emergency requests from the community. We partner with Human Services Programs and NESAP to guide individuals to resources available.

Vacation Bible School Mission Projects

NepalEach year as part of our Bible School program, Trinity supports a mission projects in the wider community. In 2015, we undertook two missions, collecting school supplies to fill 21 back to school backpacks for Manchester Elementary students and offering support to the people of Nepal following devastating earthquakes. Monetary donations were divided between the UCC Disaster Ministries and Mission 14. We also made fleece blankets to be distributed in Nepal. One year, we collected shoes for a village in Honduras after one of our members participate in a mission trip to that village.

Food Bags for Backpacks and Prayer Shawls

We are into our fifth year of donating, packing and delivering 25 food bags monthly to Manchester Elementary School. The congregation donates more than what is needed each month! The school children are very appreciative of what they received and several students have sent us handmade thank you cards.

Monthly we also bless and donate prayer shawls made by our members and friends to Dove House as well as friends and family members of our church who could use a prayer and a tender touch.

Black Friday Open House

Trinity UCC CrècheTrinity participates in Manchester’s Black Friday event each year. Immediately after the lighting of the town tree, residents cross the street to Trinity for the lighting of our outdoor crèche and for hot chocolate, cookies, and the treat of hearing our Director of Music Ministry play the keyboard and sing carols.

Community Blood Drives

American Red Cross LogoFor many years, our church has sponsored two community blood drives a year.