Worship services are held each Sunday at 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM at the trailer chapel. Attendance is usually 5-10 and the service includes music, prayer and a scriptural message. These services are led by men from local churches and are aimed at providing a time of spiritual refreshing for drivers and an opportunity to counsel one-on-one as needed. Attendees are invited to attend local church services as well.
Cookie Collection/Driver Appreciation Day
Each year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry, Inc. conducts a cookie collection and distribution event. Individuals from local churches and other groups prepare homemade cookies and place 6-8 cookies in decorated bags along with a note, tract or Bible verse. These bags are dropped off at the trailer and then distributed to the local truck stops, trucking depots, restaurants, motels, and businesses to be handed out to drivers, employees and motel guests. Over 13,500 bags of cookies have been handed out in each of the last several years. The purpose is to let truckers and travelers know that we’re thinking of them, that we are here for them, and to provide a ‘taste of home’ while they are on the road. Many drivers have contacted us to say how much they appreciate our thoughts and prayers for them.
“I left Ephrata on Dec. 6th, 2011 to go to Florida. I went out the Turnpike and stopped at a truck stop for breakfast at Carlisle. When I went to pay my bill, I was offered a bag of cookies. Since cookies are one of my favorite things, I really appreciated them. What a nice gesture on the part of those who made the cookies and gave them to weary travelers. I see God at work in the hearts of those kind people. Thank you and God Bless You.” – Betty
On Driver Appreciation Day, we have a cookout available free of charge to anyone who stops by the trailer.
Fundraising Banquets are held during the year and feature a ‘home-cooked’ meal, silent auction, ministry update and concert. We also have periodic fundraising events at Hoss’s Steakhouse where a percentage of your bill goes to the ministry. Check the Events Schedule below for upcoming banquets.
- Sunday Worship Services – Every Sunday at 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM at the trailer.
- Board of Directors Meeting – Second Wednesday of each month.
- Cookie Collection – November 27, December 4, 11, 18 – 10:00 AM – Noon.
- Spring Fundraising Dinner Concert – Plainfield Church of God – May 5, 2018.
- Driver Appreciation Day – August 4, 2018.
Please call or email us through the contact page for details on any of these events, for banquet tickets, or if you would like to purchase a sponsor ad for the banquet program.