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Rev. Amy Sandlin, Pastor

Sue Coslick, Director of Music

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Please join us this Sunday for worship.
ALL ARE WELCOME!!Worship Meeting Via Zoom AND IN PERSON
AT 10:30AM

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Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life's journey,

you are welcome here.

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3/31- breakfast before church
Easter Sunday/
Communion
Easter bonnet and Easter tie contest

4/2 0 Adult Education - 1 pm (every Tuesday)
4/7 -holy hilarity Sunday
4/14 - Chelsea service 2 pm
4/15 - Drum Circle
4/19 - Ladies Luncheon

   
Communion Easter Sunday

Art Show

Bonnie has an art exhibit
Tap the blue button above for a flyer for the current exhibit of photographs at the Long Hill Twp. Library in Gillette.  nfortunately, there is no opening reception for this show, but hopefully if you're in the area you'll take a minute and see it.  Bonnie says, “As usual, any comments you may have--the good, the bad and the ugly are welcomed.”

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donating shopping bags
The Bound Brook Food Bank is one drop off location for reusable shopping bags,

located at building 7e Easy Street. 
Donations accepted M-F 9-2:30.

  Other locations can be found on the map by going to the web site.

REUSABLE BAG DONATION | Facebook |
Drop off location cleans and sanitizes. 

People just need to take off staples and stickers.  Of course bags should be gently used.

 

 

One great hour of sharing


 
 
 

 

 




 
      

 
2024 Annual Meeting 
The meeting is schedule for Sunday, March 17, 2024
Sandwiches will be provided
 

 

 

Reflection
 

 

By Cheryl A. Lindsay
 

 

This is the moment you have been waiting for…generations have placed their hopes in the coming king from the line of David to restore the nation you claim to its proper position. Your hope rests on a conquering king with a heart after God. A warrior would meet your expectations for assured victory. Of course, a warring king means a people going to war. It’s not the Amalekites, Ammonites, Edomites, or the Moabites you would be fighting. You’re living under rule of the Roman Empire, and that would be your opponent. To win this battle would require divine intervention…a miracle. Yet, you’ve held onto hope, and you dare to believe the moment has arrived to declare the arrival of the new king…as Jesus enters Jerusalem along with countless others to celebrate the feast of the Passover.

   

 

   

Perhaps, you observe from a distance or you have joined the “great crowd” waving branches from palm trees you have quickly stripped and then placing them on the ground as you realize a king deserves a carpet. You weren’t prepared for it to happen, yet you’re still ready to give Jesus the honor that he is due.

   

 

   

Read the full reflection here.

   

 

   

The Rev. Dr. Cheryl A. Lindsay, Minister for Worship and Theology (lindsayc@ucc.org), also serves a local church pastor and worship scholar-practitioner with a particular interest in the proclamation of the word in gathered communities. You're invited to share your reflections on this text in the comments below this post on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SermonSeeds.

   

 

   

Weekly Seeds is a service of Local Church Ministries of the United Church of Christ. Bible texts are from the New Revised Standard Version, © 1989 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

      

 

   

A Little Extra

 

Ann Kansfield

   

John told them, “If you have two coats, give one away to someone who doesn’t have any.”- Luke 3:11 (CEV)

 

This scripture sure seems to be about material goods—a call to live simply and generously by giving away excess “stuff” to people in need. It reminds me of the UCC Book of Worship communion prayer that describes “the vision of the day when sharing by all means scarcity for none.”


 

 


 

Sometimes as we pray these words before the eucharist, I think of Luke 3:11 and say, “I should go through my closet and give away my extra coats.”


 

 


 

Over time, I’ve experienced this prayer as a call to mutual ministry with others—something much deeper than giving away extra things. Depending on the day or the thing that’s being shared, I may have extra or I could be in need. Some days we have extra love, compassion, space for prayer and deep faith. Other days, we might need a little extra love or compassion, prayer or faith.


 

 


 

Recently my children and I went out for dinner. It was a long day, and they were on my last nerve. Just as I was losing patience with them, our server arrived to take our order. The kids continued to act up, and she remained calm. She turned to take my dinner order and said, “What can I get you?” I said, “I need your patience.” She smiled long enough for me to catch my breath. She had extra serenity and without thinking about it shared that with me.


 

 


 

Prayer


 

God, help me to be generous both with giving and with receiving the things that I and others might need today. Amen.

      

Click here to get today's guide for discussing A Little Extra by Ann Kansfield along with today's scripture.


 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

   

Ann is co-pastor of the Greenpoint Reformed Church in Brooklyn (UCC/RCA) and Chaplain for the Fire Department of the City of New York.

 

 

 

 

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COVENANT BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

 There is a covenant board meeting in March via zoom.
Please forward to me any items that you would like to have on the agenda.

Thank you.
Blessings, Karen

Announcement
FOOD BANK SUNDAY

 


On this third Sunday of the Month, we are dedicating our contributions for the Somerset County Food Bank. Please place your donations in the basket in front of the table. 
 

 

 

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March 17

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Announcement
Pet supply donations
thanks to an Eagle Scout, a new donation bin has been built!!!!!

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The donations were taken to the animal shelter on Rock Avenue, Plainfield Humane Society!!

TUC is partnering with the Watchung-Warren Rotary Club setting up a donation bin for pet supplies on our church property, making Trinity the one-stop-shop for community donations. The WWRC will handle the logistics, while TUC will provide the space and our prayers for the pets.
 

 

Winter cleaning

every little bit helps
 

 Search for your clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, pillowcases, and stuffed animals to add to the clothing bin.

Book bin fundraiser 


clean up time
bring your books to the green bin in the Trinity United Church parking lot 

no magazines
all books must have barcodes

Spread the word and offer to collect unwanted books from your friends and family  

Prayer
To request a prayer, please click on the link on the church website.



 

Blessings in March

Mar. 2nd - Eva P.
Mar. 6th—Karen M.
Mar. 12th—Henry G.
Mar. 19th—Lorraine K.

.Heifer Mission


THE Entire Heifer donation will be matched by the Heifer organization until the end of June

Fourth Sunday of the month
March 24

Add your pennies, nickels, and dimes to the “Kitty jar” sitting on the piano.
These dollars are collected for Heifer International.
Heifer International  is a global nonprofit working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable,
Values-based holistic community development.
Heifer International works with communities to increase income, improve child nutrition, care for the Earth, and ultimately end world hunger and poverty.
Trinity United Church is saving for an ARK.  Giving a gift of an Ark Changes the World Two by Two.   


  • A Gift Ark donation includes two water buffalos, two cows, two sheep and two goats, along with bees, chicks, rabbits and more.

  • Donating a Gift Ark will help. 

 

 



  1. Ladies Monthlyluncheon

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  3. Stay tuned for the location

 

  • In April

  • the third Friday of the month

 4/26 -Ladies Luncheon

keep a look out for the sign up on church bulletin board or
..call Yvette,  732-469-7858, no later than Wednesday, April 24, in the morning if you want to come and have not signed up, as Yvette needs to make the reservation that day..thanks







 

 

Forever Young Exercise Group.  

 We start class at 10:15  
on Mondays and Wednesdays to assist people with thinning bones such as osteoporosis.  

 
We do slow weight bearing exercises. 
 
People can come to observe before deciding whether to join or not.
 
 


 



Drum Circle
Drum Circle will meet again in  April

When :    April 8
time...2 pm

It will be the second Monday of the month.

Come to jam
Great way to relieve stress
Good companionship with friendly people who laugh a lot
No experience necessary
Plenty of musical instruments available

 


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  • Scrip is available at the back of the sanctuary

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  • every week after worship.

    Remember, the purchase of these

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  • cards at face value doesn’t cost you

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  • anything extra... and the church

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  • earns something on every one!

 

  •   April 14
    the  Second Sunday of the month

    when.....2 p.m.
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    The Chelsea at Warren
    274 King George Road
    Warren, NJ 07059
    service with communion at Chelsea
     

     

 

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    Sunday after Easter...April 7

    Holy Hilarity Sunday Service

    Wear your silly mismatched hats/clothes

    upside down service with 
    jokes included!






     

 

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Music suggestion

Sandi_Patty


Sandra Faye "Sandi" Patty (born July 12, 1956) is an American Christian music singer, known for her wide soprano vocal range and expressive flexibility.

What is Sandi Patty famous for?

Sandi is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards. She was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and as an Indiana Living Legend in 2007.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3uQPEJmWYw

Israel trip on hold


Approximately 10 days


 

 

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TUC OFFICERS

  • Pastor: Amy Sandlin

  • President: Harry Morgan

  • Vice-President: Bob Hurd

  • Treasurer: Sherri Novack

  • Clerk of Session: Karen Kaslusky

  • Music Director: Sue Coslick

  • Parish Nurse: Kay Hurd


3/11 - Drum circle

3/12 - Adult education - 1 pm (every Tuesday)
3/15 - ladies luncheon
3/17 -annual meeting
3/17 - feed the hungry/food bank
3/24- Palm Sunday and One Great Hour of Sharing,
Feed the Kitty/Heifer Collection
3/31-EasterSunday/Communion - breakfast before church service
4/14 - Chelsea 2 pm

You can make your donations in this Link: https://faithlife.com/tuc-i/give

Members of the Covenant Board 

(Governing Body)

 

Donna Budzinski
Kay Hurd
Nancy Irwin

Karen Kaslusky 

Carol Krueger

Sherri Novack

Officers of the Corporation
(February 2023-2024)

 

President: Harry Morgan

Vice-President: Bob Hurd

Treasurer: Sharri Novack

Clerk of Session: Karen Kaslusky 

 

TUC Staff
 
Rev. Am Sandlin, Pastor
 
Sue Coslick 

Organist & Choir Director

 

Kay Hurd, RN, MSN, CNPR 

Parish Nurse/Member Contact

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