During Lent, the Adult Faith Practices Sunday School class, in conjunction with a newly formed civic-minded group called, Lead with Love, is collecting items for hygiene kits to be sent via Church World Services. The need for these life-saving kits is more important than ever.

If you would like to help, see the list of items below if you would like to assemble a kit or kits yourself, or you can take a tag from the board in the church sanctuary and drop the items off in the church office. Kits will be assembled sometime after Lent--the date is yet to be determined. We are also accepting monetary donations. 

Supplies needed:

  • One hand towel measuring approximately 15"x28" to 16"x32" (no fingertip, bath, dish towel or micro-fiber)
  • One washcloth
  • One wide-tooth comb removed from the package
  • One finger nail or toe nail clipper removed from the package
  • One bath size bar of soap in the wrapper
  • One toothbrush in the package
  • Ten standard size Band-aids

All items need to fit inside a one-gallon plastic zipper closure bag.  Remove the excess air from the bag and seal before boxing. Do not add any extra items or toothpaste. A tube of extended expiration date toothpaste will be added to each Hygiene Kit just prior to its journey.

Value: $15. Processing fee: $2 per kit. Do not enclose money inside the kits or in the shipping boxes. Please help-whether inside or outside our country, we need to let refugees know that they are not alone!

A Bucket List for Church World Service: Trinity Delivers 15 Buckets for Disaster Relief


Congregations throughout the United Church of Christ and in other denominations provide disaster buckets to various CWS warehouses throughout the country. The closest one to us in Pennsylvania is in New Windsor, Maryland. The TUCC Faith Practices class recently spearheaded a drive that resulted in 15 completed buckets. Special thanks to the all who donated items and buckets for the cause. The class drove the buckets over, then enjoyed a morning at the New Windson SERVV store, followed by lunch at a local eatery.