Life in Ministry

by Amy Crisp

Amy Crisp, Minister of Education
Amy Crisp, Minister of Education

As you may know by now, October 5 is (or was – depending on when you read this!) my last Sunday at Trinity UMC. I have been offered an amazing opportunity at Reveille UMC in Richmond that my family couldn’t pass up. We are excited to see what God has in store for us in Richmond, and are beyond thrilled to be closer to both of our families!

The Crisp family at the Pet Blessing, October 2013.
The Crisp family at the Pet Blessing, October 2013.

Andrew, Zach, and I would like to say a big “Thank you!” to Trinity UMC. You have been our home and our family for the last 4+ years. We started our family here and are appreciative of the support that all of you have offered.

We pray that Trinity UMC will continue to grow and develop as disciples of Christ. Continue to love and support one another as brothers and sisters in the faith.

We appreciate your thoughts and prayers as our family makes this transition in ministry! And we will hold you in our prayers as well!


Sunday School and Other

Educational Opportunities


Children’s Sunday School – Children will explore the basic stories of our faith, making connections with their own lives. Sundays, 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Building.

To volunteer, please visit:

Children’s Worship – Dedicated to making disciples who are integrated into the worshipping community, this worship service (4 year olds through 4th grade) is designed to teach our children how to worship in a hands-on and exciting way! Sundays, 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel. To volunteer: There will be a 5th grade sermon discussion in the Lounge (see the 10:30 a.m. order of worship for more details).


Confirmation – For 7th graders to explore their faith, church history and membership. Meets Sundays at 4 p.m. with Nick McMichael. Begins Oct. 19!

Girls’ Group – Meets Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 p.m. for girls in 7th – 12th grades. We’ll gather for Bible study and fellowship. This year we will continue our study of women in the Bible. Led by Catherine Wethington in Room 124.

Youth Group – Available for 6th -12th Grades on Sunday nights at 5 p.m. for fellowship and study in the Fellowship Building. To volunteer to bring a snack supper or to help with Youth Group, please visit or contact Nick McMichael.

Youth Sunday School – 7th – 12th graders will dive deeper into the Bible, making connections with their everyday lives. Led by Rev. Gilmer and Catherine Wethington. Sundays, 9:30 a.m. in Room 124.


Connections – Currently studying a parenting series based on Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility by Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay. All are welcome to attend; no advance preparation required. Led by Andy and Karen Briscoe. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 205. Our next topic will be a Bible study with an Advent theme.

Ladies’ Bible Study – Tuesdays at 6:45 a.m. to study C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce at McLean Family Restaurant. Contact Dianne Martin,

New Testament Figures – Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Library. Led by Pastor James Sprouse. Join us to learn about Christianity’s early figures.

reThink: The Disciples – We often think of the disciples as larger-than-life icons of the faith. But in truth, they were ordinary men who struggled with their brokenness, much as we do. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 103.



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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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