What’s Happening in April and beyond?

Book Chat | Crafts for a Cause | Church & Society | Photo Directory | VBS


cal0416April 6: Crafts for a Cause

April 10: Martha’s Table Sandwich Making

April 11: Crafts for a Cause

April 12: Book Chat

April 15: Spire Deadline

April 16: Christ House

April 20: Crafts for a Cause

April 24: Children’s Musical

April 25: Crafts for a Cause

April 26: Church Council & Committees

April 28: Spire assembly

April 30: Good Works Day

Book Chat

Trinity’s book club will meet on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Trinity Library to discuss The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel James Brown. We’ll close the season on May 10 with a classic: The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. If you’re interested in joining Book Chat when we resume in the Fall, please contact Kathy Maher.

Crafts for a Cause

By Molly Sprouse

Crafts for a Cause has started a new project making pretty cotton dresses for needy girls ages 2 to teens. We’re sending a big batch to Heart to Heart orphanage in Honduras, and also shipping them to the organization Little Dresses for Africa, which sends clothing through mission teams to Africa. These kind of dresses are often made of pillowcases, but Crafts is buying pretty cotton fabric because it’s a challenge finding kid-friendly pillowcases appropriate for a dress. If you have any gently used or new all-cotton pillowcases in a bright, child-friendly print, please leave them in the marked bin in the Fellowship Building. (NO white or plain colors, please.)

In addition to the dresses, Crafts continues to make comfort pillows, dolls, bears, blankets and baby caps for Fair Oaks Hospital, as well as adult knit caps for Christ House and Carpenter’s Shelter.

During April, we will continue to meet on alternating Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The dates this month will be April 6, April 11, April 20 and April 25. 

Also, mark your calendars for the Good Works Day on Sat., April 30. Crafts will be open for volunteers of all ages to work on our projects from 9 a.m. to noon.

Any questions about crafts? Contact Molly Sprouse.

Church & Society

Good Works Day and Potluck Lunch!

When: Saturday, April 30 — 8:00-noon

Where: Meet in the Fellowship Building

What: We’ll be doing a variety of church work projects as well as volunteer projects for our Trinity ministries. More info and sign ups to come soon!

Why: The church needs minor jobs done, we want to give everyone an opportunity to volunteer together, and many hands make light work!

Who: Everyone! All ages welcome! Bring your friends and family too!

“God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

April Collection

During the month of April we will be collecting the following items for the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center:

  • art supplies (construction paper, tempera paints, laminating paper, masking tape, Popsicle sticks, beads, stickers, etc.)
  • cake mix (no chocolate or nuts)
  • plain Cheerios
  • HE Tide laundry detergent
  • canned fruit

The mission of the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center is to provide “a comprehensive, high-quality, early-childhood program designed to give all young children, regardless of their family’s economic resources, a strong foundation on which to build the rest of their lives.” This is a great ministry providing daycare for under-privileged families and it’s located close by on Idylwood Rd. in Falls Church! Please place your donations in the bins located just inside the entry doors in the narthex or in the bins located in the fellowship building. For more information about this great ministry go to www.fcmlcc.org.


Photo Directory
  • Next printing: June 1
  • Address changes and updated photos can be sent to info@umtrinity.org by May 31
  • Please avoid wearing costumes or sunglasses in photos.
  • Copies of the March edition are available for members to pick-up in the Narthex.

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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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