Church & Society, Crafts for a Cause

Church & Society

by Kelly Slone

February Collection Drive

       In the month of February we are collecting socks, undershirts and underwear for the children that live at the ChildHelp Alice C. Taylor Village in Culpepper, VA.  ChildHelp is a new organization Trinity is supporting. Since 1993, the Alice C. Tyler Village has been providing a continuum of healing services for boys and girls ages 5-14 in a safe, structured and therapeutic environment. Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 67 children. Visit for more information about the Village.

Please donate new child and adult size white/colored socks, undershirts and underwear for boys and girls between the ages of 5-14. Please bring your items to the collection closet in the Fellowship Building, or leave them in the church foyer baskets.

DC Scholars at Stanton

Trinity volunteers continue to mentor 15 students at Stanton Elementary in Washington, DC. If you would like to be part of this wonderful enrichment program. please contact Suzanne Hamilton for information on the program as well as carpooling from Trinity.

We want to thank all the Trinity members for their support. We offer a big thank you to the congregation for the sanitary wipes, gels and tissues. It’s a great help to staff and students during flu season.

 craftsCrafts for a Cause

     Crafts for a Cause was all about warmth and comfort during January, when we delivered fleece blankets to the Carpenter homeless shelter in Alexandria, and a bounty of baby blankets and hats for newborns, plus comfort pillows for chemotherapy patients, at Fair Oaks Hospital. The blankets and hats were crocheted by Shirley Dougherty’s mom, Pauline, who also provided the Santa hats for newborns last month. Many thanks for her generosity and talent!

       During February, Crafts for a Cause will have two work sessions to make bears, pillows, dolls and blankets: Mon., Feb. 3 and Mon., Feb. 17, both at 7 p.m. in Room 122. Everyone’s welcome; no experience required. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse.


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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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