Church & Society, Crafts for a Cause

A Joyful Thanksgiving Feast

       A joyful celebration was had by all on Sunday, November 24, for our annual church-wide Thanksgiving Feast. It was a great time of delicious food and wonderful fellowship in Langley Hall. Many, many thanks to everyone who helped organize, prepare, serve, clean up and share potluck family recipes for this event.

       Thanks, also, to Trinity families and friends for generously donating non-perishable food items to SHARE for the Thanksgiving Food Drive. SHARE serves as a food pantry to those in need right here on our community.

 DC Scholars at Stanton Elementary School

Many thanks to the Trinity volunteers who mentor Stanton children. Since mentors see the same students weekly, bonds are developing between them. It’s fun to watch the growth and excitement as student skills develop. If you would like to mentor children in the enrichment program, please contact Suzanne Hamilton, 703-759-6264,

SHARE Food Drive

It’s not too late to give! Trinity’s food drive for SHARE will continue through Christmas so please donate non-perishable food items during the Christmas season, as well. Please bring your donations (Safeway/Giant gift cards included) to the Fellowship Building or leave your grocery bags in the Narthex. Specifically, SHARE needs the following items:

♥ tuna fish

♥ rice in 2 lb. bags

♥ cooking oil

♥ canned beans

♥ peanut butter

♥ pasta and sauce

♥ diapers (especially sizes 4-6)

♥ baby wipes

♥ baby shampoo

♥ diaper rash cream

♥ toilet paper

♥ paper towels

♥ laundry and dish soap

Crafts for a Cause

       Thanks to everyone for supporting the Crafts for a Cause Holiday Bazaar, still going on in the Fellowship Building on Sundays after worship. So far, proceeds have exceeded $1,500, which will buy supplies for CFC’s projects in 2014. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Heart 2 Heart Orphanage in Honduras, and the crafts group plans to support the Moriah House ministry in Ethiopia. It seems our cup runneth over, so we love to share our blessings!

One special joy for the crafts group recently was the production of 30 Christmas stockings for Fair Oaks Hospital. Newborns arriving on or near Christmas will be sent home swaddled in our handmade felt stockings.

There will be two Monday night work sessions this month: December 2 and December 16, both at 7 p.m. in Room 122. Everyone is welcome to come; instructions and materials are provided. We will be working on pillows, dolls, bears, clothing protectors and shelter blankets.

And remember to do your Christmas shopping on Sundays at the Holiday Bazaar, which will continue during as long as we have items to sell.






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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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