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Book Chat |Church & Society|Crafts…|Adult Ed.|Furniture Donations

Book Chat

In October the Trinity Book Chat turns to The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion. Featuring an oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor who is seeking true love, the book is “bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and… humor,” says Entertainment Weekly. We’ll discuss the book on Tuesday, October 13, 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 10 is Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt. Then we’ll take a break for the holidays! Contact Kathy Maher to be added to the e-mail list.

Church & Society

By Chris Wilbur

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 Building.

Crafts for a Cause

The pillows, bears, dolls and blankets are piled high in Room 124, thanks to the extra volunteers who have been coming to Crafts for a Cause since a daytime work session was added last month.

During October, the weekly work schedule will continue, with Monday night sessions on Oct. 5 and Oct. 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and Wednesday daytime sessions on Oct. 14 and Oct. 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. You don’t have to be “crafty” to participate – just willing to help out with this fulfilling ministry.

In addition to comfort items, the group will be working on projects for the annual HOLIDAY BAZAAR, which starts Sun., Nov. 22 and continues Sundays until Christmas. Be prepared to do some holiday shopping and support not only Crafts for a Cause, but also the Heart 2 Heart orphanage in Honduras. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse.

Education: Adults

Bible Study with Pastor Jim continues 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.

Connections continues 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.

Furniture Needed

Are you looking to find a good home for some used porch furniture? Maybe you plan to buy new next year and don’t know what to do with your old? Storage a problem? We can help! Trustees would like to furnish the screened porch of Trinity House with your “gently-used” cast-offs!

Suggestions could be: a small cafe table and chairs, a porch sofa, comfortable chairs, a coffee table, end tables, maybe an indoor/outdoor rug. If you want to be relieved of any such items, please drop an email to Mary Weaver and we’ll make arrangements for a pick up.




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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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