Church & Society
October Collection Drive
This month we’re collecting men’s winter clothing and toiletry items for Christ House, a medical facility in Washington, D.C. Please donate new or gently worn fall and winter men’s clothing (no women’s clothing) sizes small to extra large, new men’s underwear any size, new socks, t-shirts, tennis shoes and belts. Men’s sweatpants (any size, preferably new) are always needed. Also, toiletries such as disposable razors, soap, shaving cream, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, are needed. Please place your donations in either the collection baskets in the foyers of the church or in the collection closet in the Fellowship Hall.
THANK YOU to everyone who donated school supplies collected during the month of August and September. Your donations were delivered to grateful teachers and children.
DC Scholars at Stanton School
DC Scholars at Stanton Elementary School are thrilled with the school supplies donated by children attending Trinity’s Vacation Bible School and by Trinity members. A record number of supplies and uniform pants were collected.
Stanton is undergoing major renovations that include a new wing and an additional level to be completed in 2016. Student enrollment has increased to nearly 600. That is an increase of more than 200 students since 2013. The new space and renovations will be greatly appreciated by students and staff.
In the meantime, Trinity volunteers are supplying school supplies and books to individual students, teachers and classrooms. We have scheduled a Science Day for 3rd-5th grade students on Nov. 3 and we need volunteers to assist on that day. We will provide carpooling. Students love the engaging and interesting activities offered during Science Day. Please contact Suzanne Hamilton to volunteer, email@example.com, 703-759-6264.
Tabs for Thailand
Tabs for Thailand are back! Trinity is collecting the tab tops from aluminum cans to send to Thailand, where they are melted down to use for artificial limbs. Look for a donation box in the Fellowship Lobby.
Missions Update – Moriah Ministry
by Karen Loss
Trinity has provided gifts to the Moriah ministry in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the past three years. This year has brought many changes to the operational activities and direction of this ministry. In an effort to meet governmental recommendations, Moriah’s leadership worked hard to successfully reintegrate those boys who have parents and homes. Those who have no families are now living in the remodeled Peace House, where they continue to receive meals, housing, clothing and schooling opportunities. Moriah continues to support those kids who have now returned to homes with family care, guidance and some financial assistance. Additionally, they were given the beds, clothing and other supplies they used at Grace House to take home. Considering their conditions of poverty, this is very meaningful and helpful to these children and their families.
All the while this change in ministry model has been taking place, the Moriah staff has used it as a way to spread the gospel message to the families of these boys. They meet with each family once a week for Bible study and to make sure day to day life is going well, that the kids are attending school, and to live out the mission to which they’ve been called.
Thank you for your continued prayers for this evolving ministry.