Join the Crafts for a Cause crew on Mon., Feb. 2, and Mon., Feb. 16, for fun and fellowship while making pillows, bears and blankets to comfort hospital patients and shelter residents. The group meets at 7 p.m. on alternating Monday nights in Room 124, located on the lower floor of the Sanctuary building, just past the chair lift.
Newcomers are always welcome, and instruction and materials are provided. If you can’t make the meetings but would like to participate, there are some take-home projects as well as patterns for knitters and crocheters. Contact Molly Sprouse.
Trinity’s book club will meet on Tuesday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Trinity Library to discuss the moving and thought-provoking novel Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes. The selection for March is China Dolls, by Lisa See. Contact Kathy Maher for more information.
Jim and Molly Sprouse send a heartfelt thanks to all our friends in the Trinity family who were so generous in expressing their sympathy for the recent death of Molly’s mother, Anne Carpenter. It is always a blessing to feel loved, comforted and prayed for in the losses we all share.
Trinity United Methodist Church is committed to being the most vital and fruitful congregation possible. We believe God has placed great potential within us and that we are being called to live into that potential. To accomplish that, we, the leadership of Trinity, will be assessing and designing systems within our ministry to lead our congregation to greater effectiveness.
To that end, we have recently joined a network of 12 churches engaged in a process called Shift. This process will likely mean that we will be trying some new things since as we all know – ‘continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results’ doesn’t make much sense. We, your leadership team, ask that you will be open to the ways in which we believe God is leading us. Our commitment to you is that for each new approach to ministry and redesign of current approaches we will communicate with you the why? and what? of the new thing and invite you to join us in discovering how God is going to do something powerful in our midst.
Church & Society
by Kelly Slone
February Collection Drive
During 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. 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. Below is a link providing 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. To learn more about the village please visit the website above.
DC Scholars at Stanton Elementary School
Last month, Trinity volunteers helped Stanton Elementary with their Science Day for 2nd and 3rd grade students. Trinity delivered 10 rock collections to the 4th grade classes and 50 owl pellets plus dissecting supplies to the 5th grade classes. Six digital scales, purchased by Trinity, were delivered to Ms. Conroy’s fifth grade science class last month. Students and teacher were delighted.
If you would like to mentor children in the enrichment program, please contact Suzanne Hamilton.