Trinity Notes

Trinity Round-Up

In October the Trinity Book Chat turns to a light, fun read: The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg. We’ll meet to discuss the book on Tuesday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m., in the Trinity Library. Bring a light dinner (dessert is provided) and enjoy fellowship and lively conversation. Our book for November 11 is The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard. Then we’ll take a break for the holidays! Contact Kathy Maher ( to be added to the e-mail list.

The Children’s Ministries Committee will host Trunk-Or-Treat on Friday, October 24, 2014, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Look for more details in the coming weeks, but please take this time to plan your trunk decorations and get ready for the occasion! Last year was a big success, and we hope to have an even better event this year.

Martha’s Table Ministry has several volunteer needs. You can pick up the bread, help out in the kitchen or deliver the sandwiches. Second Sunday of every month. Look for the signup clipboard in the Fellowship Building or contact Molly Sprouse,


craftsThe Christmas elves are working early, as Crafts for a Cause prepares for the annual Holiday Bazaar starting Sun., Nov. 23. Work sessions this month will Mon., Oct. 6 and Mon., Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in Room 122. We’ll be working on hand-beaded jewelry, pet toys, greeting cards, and other items for sale at the Bazaar. We’ll also be working on 50 handmade Christmas stockings for newborns at Fair Oaks Hospital, along with our ongoing projects of dolls, bears, and pillows for patients. Everyone’s welcome; instruction is provided. It’s a fun way to learn new skills!

And plan to shop for the holidays at the Bazaar, running Sundays mornings on Nov. 23, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. Proceeds buy much-needed supplies for our hospital and world mission projects. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse at or call 703-356-4896.

Volunteers Needed:

Acolytes, Crucifers, Langley Bell Ringers

Acolytes (4th – 8th grade) light the candles at the beginning of the service and extinguish them at the end.

The crucifer (2nd – 8th grade) brings the processional cross into worship at the beginning and takes it out at the end.

The bell ringer (Pre-K – 2nd grade) calls the community to worship by ringing the historic Langley Bell.

Sign up at If you have any questions, contact a pastor or Jessica Faust.


Calling all Runners! Do what you enjoy and help the ministry and mission of Rising Hope UM Mission Church (a church that serves the least, the lost and left out – the homeless, the poor and those in recovery). Register to run in the 5K Halloween Hustle for Hope on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston. Entry ‘fees’ for this run and the Trick or Trot fun run for children under 12 (same day and place) are low, low, low – just $20 per runner ($10 for children under 12 and a $50 family maximum). For more information and to register go to the Bi-district website ( or contact Herb Brynildsen at the Bi-District office, 703-820-7200.




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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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