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Church & Society

Pancake Supper

kitchen crew
Volunteers ready to serve

A big Thank You to everyone who volunteered and attended the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper! We had a great turnout of hungry pancake eaters and wonderful, cheerful volunteers! We raised $300 to donate to Trinity’s mission projects!

March Collection

During the month of March, Church & Society will be collecting toiletries for Martha’s Table. Martha’s Table is a fantastic organization which provides help to homeless and underprivileged people in Washington, DC by providing access to food, education, and opportunity. Each month our church provides 1,500 Bologna and cheese sandwiches to Martha’s Table to help feed the hungry.

This month we will be collecting travel-sized toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and soaps. If you’re traveling, pick up those hotel toiletries! Please place all donations in the bins located in the Narthex stairwells or in the collection bins in the Fellowship Lobby. To find out more about Martha’s Table, check out their website at

For more info about getting involved with Trinity’s Martha’s Table ministry, please contact Barb Long. To get involved with the Church & Society committee please contact Chris and Bob Wilbur.

Crafts for a Cause

February was a busy month for Crafts for a Cause, with a care package of 20 neck pillows, 20 knit baby caps, 13 lap blankets, 2 heart pillows, four sock dolls and 2 baby blanket and cap sets going to Fair Oaks Hospital. In addition, 60 hand-stamped greeting cards were delivered to Ronald McDonald House for the resident families to use while their children are being treated at Fairfax Hospital. We also dropped off about 10 pounds of donated ring tab tops, which generate income for RMH, so keep those tab top rings coming in! (These are the metal rings from the tops of canned sodas and canned goods. Leave them in the collection bin in the Narthex.)

Crafts also sent 20 fleece blankets and knitted caps to the Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria. Thanks to Peggy Trapp, Nell Gilmore and Judy Osha for knitting and crocheting our caps for babies and adults. We also sent sewing supplies to Chris and Dan Moore while they were on their mission trip to The Leadership Center in Honduras.

We will meet for crafts work sessions five times during March – on Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and on alternating Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The dates will be: March 2, March 7, March 16, March 21 and March 30. Everyone is welcome, no craft skills required.

For more information, please contact Molly Sprouse.

Honduras Mission

The bilingual school at the Heart to Heart Children’s Village that Trinity supports in Honduras is looking for volunteer teachers for 2016-17. Volunteers are needed Aug. 1, 2016, to June 15, 2017. Housing and food is included.

There are several English speaking teaching positions available:

  1. IMG_0452ESL trained Teacher for grades 1-6
  2. Teachers for Grades K-6
  3. PE
  4. Music
  5. Art
  6. Special Education

Typically, volunteers raise funds for:

  • incidental monthly needs $100-200 per month
  • air conditioning in bedroom $100 per month
  • school uniform shirts $10 each
  • roundtrip ticket to Honduras

If you are interested in volunteering with this mission, please speak with Chris and Dan Moore, or contact Mary Frenter, President, Heart to Heart Children’s Village Ministries. To learn more about the ministry, visit

Shepherd’s Center Adds New Programs

The Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church has initiated two programs for senior adults who find it difficult to leave their homes. The Friendly Visitor program matches volunteers to seniors who would like a visit periodically. The Friendly Caller program allows volunteers to call seniors to let them know they haven’t been forgotten and remind them to call the Center if they need help. Both programs allow for setting up a time convenient for both client and volunteer. Volunteers are needed for both programs and if want to share experiences by either visiting or calling a homebound senior, call the Shepherd’s Center at 703-506-2199 or e-mail at


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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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