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Book Chat | Poinsettias | Tree Sales| Holiday Bazaar | Church & Society  Thanksgiving Lunch

Book Chat

In November the Trinity Book Chat turns to Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt, a moving story of love, grief, and renewal. We’ll discuss the book on Tuesday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m., in the Trinity Library. Bring a light dinner (dessert is provided) and enjoy fellowship and lively conversation. Then we’ll take a break for the holidays! We’ll resume on January 12 with The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, by Jan-Phillipp Sendker. Contact Kathy Maher to be added to the e-mail list.

Christmas Poinsettia Order

The Sanctuary will be decorated with poinsettias for Christmas Eve. To purchase a plant in honor or memory of a loved one, fill out this form, enclose your check payable to Trinity UMC, and drop it in the offering plate or send it to the office by Sunday, November 29. The plants are $10 each. Please write “Poinsettias” on the memo line of your check. You will be able to take the plants home after the service.


Christmas Tree Sales

Our annual fundraiser to support Trinity’s Youth Group’s activities and the Boy Scout Troop 869 returns this Fall!


Christmas Tree Sales

Begin Friday, Nov. 27

2 – 8 p.m.

Sunday: 12 – 8 p.m.

Monday – Friday: 5 – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.


If you would like to help on the tree lot, please speak to Pastor Keith.

Church & Society

By Chris Wilbur

SHARE Angel Tree

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about our neighbors in need and how their situations will affect their holidays. Poverty is everywhere, even right here in one of the wealthiest communities in the country. SHARE of McLean is a local food pantry and family assistance program which provides needed resources for those living in need in McLean, Great Falls, and the Pimmit Hills in Falls Church. These people include the elderly, the homeless, immigrants, the working poor, and those unexpectedly coming into hardship due to the loss of a job, escape from abuse, etc.

Starting on November 8, you will have the opportunity to help one of these neighbors in need by choosing an angel and fulfilling their holiday gift wish. Most of the wishes are for gift cards because for those living in poverty, choosing what to buy is a luxury. Many elderly folks want gift cards to buy groceries or to fill prescriptions. Parents like to choose gifts to wrap up for their children and put under the tree. You may add a small gift, such as mittens, a box of candy, a book or small toy, to the gift card donation if you would like, but it is not required. There will also be some requests to assemble baby bags and adopt-a-family options available. Please return gifts to church by December 6. We ask for the gifts early so that they can be delivered to SHARE in time for their holiday party where they distribute the gifts.

November and December Collection

In addition, we will be holding a food drive for the SHARE food pantry during the months of November and December. Please place food donations in the bins located in the church entry way and in fellowship hall. The most needed items are 2-pound bags of rice, canned beans of all varieties, toilet paper, cooking oil, sugar, coffee, pasta, tuna, peanut butter, canned fruits, deodorant, feminine products.

Crafts for a Cause


Holiday Bazaar

9:30 a.m.—12 p.m.


beginning Nov. 22

Fellowship Lobby

Gourmet food gifts.… Sock Monkeys…. Pet toys and treats….. Star Wars gifts ….. Jewelry…. and more. All handmade by Trinity members.

Shop for a good cause! Proceeds will go to Crafts and the Honduras orphanage.

Crafts for a Cause work sessions this month: Mon., Nov. 2; Wed., Nov. 11; Mon., Nov. 16; Mon., Nov. 30. (no session on Wed., Nov. 25). We meet Mondays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. on the dates listed above.

Thanks lunch



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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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