Church & Society, Crafts for a Cause

Church & Society

by Kelly Slone

January Collection

During the month of January, Church and Society is collecting disinfectant wipes, hand-sanitizing gel and boxes of tissues for DC Scholars at Stanton (Stanton Elementary School). Any sizes or quantities are appreciated. Please leave your donations outside the collection closet in the Fellowship building or in the collection baskets located in the church foyers.

 

DC Scholars at Stanton

Speaking of Stanton, Trinity volunteers provided and distributed chocolate milk and candy canes to all 600 students after their holiday music performance in December. All of the children in the school were participants, and are learning the art of performing. Volunteers also hosted a holiday party for the students they are now mentoring and assisted in distributing hundreds of books for children to take home for reading over the winter break.

We are now mentoring 16 gifted Stanton students. If you would like to mentor children in the enrichment program, please contact Suzanne Hamilton, 703-759-6264, suzanhamil@aol.com, for information on the program as well as carpooling from Trinity.

 

SHARE

Thanks to all who donated food and toiletry items during the months of November and December and to all who graciously took part in the angel tree program for SHARE. A big thank you goes to Chris Wilbur, who delivered the donations from Trinity members!

 

Trinity members also graciously took part in the SHARE angel tree program. The gifts were given to angels of all ages, and delivered at SHARE’s Christmas party. Thank you to the Trinity family for your generosity.

 

From all of us in Church and Society: Happy New Year!

 

craftsCrafts for a Cause had a wonderful time with the Holiday Bazaar before Christmas, not only because of the money we raised – more than $2,500! – but also because of the fellowship we enjoyed. Folks seemed to appreciate buying things made by Trinity members, and we loved talking about the projects made possible by proceeds from the Bazaar. We will be donating half of the proceeds to two of Trinity’s mission projects: Heart 2 Heart Orphanage in Honduras and Moriah House in Ethiopia. The rest of the money buys materials for our projects throughout the year. Thanks again to everyone who supported the Bazaar. It was much appreciated.

 

Meanwhile, it’s back to work in January. Crafts sessions will be held Mon., Jan. 6, and Mon. Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in Room 122. We’ll be working on blankets for homeless shelters, and pillows, bears and dolls for local hospitals. Everyone’s welcome to participate. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse at 703-356-4896 or mollysprouse@gmail.com.

 

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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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