Education: Fall Kick-off

VBS by the Numbers

  • A record 93 Campers
  • Over 50 Adult and Kid volunteers
  • 3 Pastors
  • 4 trunks of food for Share
  • 2 huge boxes of school supplies for DC Scholars at Stanton Elementary School
  • 1 great VBS!

None of this would have been possible without the prayers and support of the congregation. We’d especially like to recognize the volunteers who put many hours into the planning and leading of this great week:VBS thanks

  • Patty Burgess
  • Sarah Beth Burgess
  • Lizzy Conroy
  • Steve Conroy
  • Charlotte Cox
  • Jill Dunn
  • Evan Dunn
  • Maddy Faust
  • Megan Faust
  • Jerry Fuqua
  • Vicky Fuqua
  • Jen Fuqua-Calsyn
  • Andy Gilmer
  • Eileen Gilmer
  • Melissa Harris
  • Jake Hensley
  • Lauren Hensley
  • Lynda Hensley
  • Ann Hooton
  • Leah Horan
  • Melissa Jarvis
  • Lela Johnson
  • Tommy Kennedy
  • Ethan Keough
  • Liam Keough
  • Harriet Latta
  • Christine Lee
  • Joyce Lee
  • Keith Lee
  • Eloise Lorenze
  • George Lorenze
  • Jamie Loving
  • Allison Mansinne
  • Brendan Mansinne
  • Nick McMichael
  • Margie Meak
  • Brayden Myers
  • Jose Nuñez
  • Nancy Pierce
  • Teresa Reed
  • Emma Saunders
  • Davis Sawyer
  • Landon Sawyer
  • Jim Sprouse
  • Molly Sprouse
  • Lindsey Stover
  • Marci Love Thomas
  • Riley Turk
  • Sophia Tursi
  • Frank Vorndran
  • Leslie Vorndran
  • Amanda Whitfield

Coming This Fall…

Read more about our Kick-Off on Sept. 13 bounce back.


Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Children learn Bible stories through Bible-reading, crafts and other related activities. In the Fall, the Bible stories will begin in the book of Genesis and work our way through the Old Testament and begin the New Testament in time to celebrate the birth of Jesus in December. We have 2 grade levels per class:

  • Pre-K/Kindergarten
  • Grades 1 & 2
  • Grades 3 & 4
  • Grades 5 & 6

Children’s Education Program meets during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Their Bible stories are based on the same Bible readings heard in worship. The classes will teach the great stories of the Bible, lessons on life, and there will be great discussions about spiritual topics. Children are dismissed from worship following the Children’s Message and are grouped with two grade levels per class:

  • Pre-K/Kindergarten
  • Grades 1 & 2
  • Grades 3 & 4
  • Grades 5 & 6

Children’s Choir meets on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. They begin with a light family dinner and then have a rehearsal to learn and discover more about their faith through music.

Bibles will be given to third graders during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, October 4. Please send the name of your third grader to Harriet at by Sept. 20 to be included on the list for distribution that Sunday.


Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m. for study of scripture.

Confirmation is offered to students in grades 7 and up who wish to learn more about Jesus, the church and the United Methodist Church. Classes will be held during the Education Hour at 9:30 a.m. beginning in October. The celebration of Confirmation will be on May 15, 2016.

Youth Group, for grades 6—12, meets on Sunday evenings for faith and fellowship development. We gather in the Fellowship Lobby at 5 p.m. on Sundays.


Bible Study with Pastor Jim will continue on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The current topic is Paul’s Letters and is led by Jim Sprouse in the Library. The study of Paul’s Letters will last until Thanksgiving, studying one letter a week.

Community Bible Study is a non-denominational Bible study that meets in our Fellowship Building on Monday nights at 7 p.m. This year they will be studying 1 & 2 Corinthians. Please contact Jerome Johnson,, 703-338-7196 for more information.

Connections will begin a parenting series on the book The 5 Love Languages for Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell. All are welcome to attend, advance preparation is not required. This study will end in time to begin an Advent study after Thanksgiving. The class meets in the Chapel from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings and be led by Karen and Andy Briscoe.




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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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