Trinity UCC, Tower City: February 28, 2016

TrinityTowerCityTrinity, Tower City, located in the beautiful Williams Valley, has a long history. The decision in the 1920’s to build Trinity’s present building presented a challenge, but members refused to give up. When a loan was not available, members mortgaged their own homes so the building could be completed. The contractor completed the church basement, then went bankrupt. So members put a roof over the basement until they could complete the building. For a time Trinity was known as the “Church without a top.” In 1956 church members generously donated and the building was completed!

Trinity has a real heart for children. For over 30 years, the Learning Tree preschool has been supported by and operated at the church. Trinity has a growing children’s Sunday school, as well as an adult Sunday school (see picture). The children’s choir brings great excitement to holidays such as Christmas Eve and Valentine’s Day. A weekly morning Bible Story and Craft Hour for children is held in the summer. Trinity takes part in the community summer “Kids’ Café,” which provides a once weekly Bible lesson, crafts, music, lunch and a backpack of food for the rest of the week to any child in the area. Trinity also hosts a Christmas party with a movie and free visit from Santa to area children and their families.

The church generously supports Schuylkill Women in Crisis with a monthly collection of needed items, and supports Bethany Children’s Home as well as many other charities. The church is known for delicious fundraisers: chicken pie, pumpkin rolls, fudge, and a mother’s day dinner. Trinity’s choir is fantastic!

Trinity shares a pastor, Rev. Maureen Duffy-Guy, and ministries such as the confirmation class and Bible study with their sister church, St. Peter’s UCC in Orwin. Our pastor emeritus is Rev. Edward Gobrecht. God is good, and we give thanks to God! To learn more, visit our website.

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