Trinity Round-Up: June 2014

bookchatOn Wednesday, June 4, the Trinity Book Chat will welcome our own Karen Loss, author of Trekking Through Cancerland – Letters from the Journey, available on in paperback and on Kindle. Come to the Chapel at 6:30 p.m. armed with a copy for Karen to sign—and hear her personal story about fighting Stage 4 lung cancer with determination and humor. Karen’s goal is to help us learn about lung cancer and to find ways to integrate the faith we share into the challenges we face. Everyone is welcome!

TypegraphicACMYK-WOWVacation Bible School August 18 – 22 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) for ages 3 to rising 4th grade. This year’s theme is Workshop of Wonders. Pick up a registration form in the Narthex or visit


crafts       If you knew that something would make you healthier, happier and mentally sharper, you’d give it a try, right? Well, it turns out that engaging in arts and crafts is good for the body and soul. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, engaging in crafting and similar hobbies “stimulates the mind, reduces the effects of stress-related diseases and slows cognitive decline.” Not to mention how much fun you have!

Lucky for you, Crafts for a Cause will meet on Monday nights June 9 and June 23 at 7 in Room 122. We’ll be working on several projects: hand-stamping cards for the local Ronald McDonald House; and sewing and stuffing bears, dolls and pillows for Fair Oaks Hospital. Everyone’s welcome, instruction provided. Come stimulate your brain, and do something good for someone else!

Last month was a flurry of activity, as we helped Chris Moore make enough pillowcases for the mission team to take to all the 90-plus children at the Honduras orphanage. We also, thanks to Peggy Trapp, provided 50 bears to Growing Hope, an organization that supports families of children battling cancer.

If you’d like to know more about Crafts for a Cause, contact Molly Sprouse.


New Testament Study – New Sunday School class begins Sunday, June 15, in Room 301, led by Pastor James Sprouse. Improve your biblical literacy and re-encounter the New Testament as a great repository of literary genius. Each DVD presentation of Professor Amy Levine will be followed by class discussion. Some of the figures are famous. In addition to Jesus, our great figures will include a bullheaded fisherman from Galilee, a highly educated tentmaker from Tarsus, several politically unaware magi, martyrs, Roman army officers, bad rulers, an enigmatic betrayer, and many strong and interesting women. Join us learning about Christianity’s Founding Generation.



Callie Briscoe, Dickinson College

Barbara Bruce, George Washington University Law School

Victor Cary, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Eve Cox, George Mason University

Sarah Anne Cusenza, College of William & Mary

Thomas Endean, Langley High School

Jessica Faust, Johns Hopkins University

William D. Gottwald, IV, Langley High School

Michael Howlett, Marymount University

James Dylan O’Brien Okster,  The Field School

Christian Raveling, McLean High School

Bryce Renica, McLean High School

Dylan Russell, McLean High School

Gabe Sutherland, McLean High School

Amy Taylor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

William Todd, McLean High Schooljune_9878c

Toby White, Yorktown High School

Jake Wilbur, McLean High School


Help Needed for Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church

The Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church has a big need for more volunteers to assist with their transportation program to get their clients to and from medical and therapy appointments, the pharmacy and the grocery store.

In addition, they need help with fundraising to be able to hire a part time employee to take over the day to day activities of the Center currently being done by their Board of Directors, a board that should be focusing on long range planning rather than the day to day activities of the Center.

In addition, there are several committees that need to add more members to accomplish their goals.

To find out more about the Shepherd’s Center and how you can volunteer, please call the Shepherd’s Center number at 703-506-2199.