May 2017 at Trinity

Book Chat | Crafts for a Cause | Church & Society |Good Works Day | Movie Night | VBS

May 5            Confirmation Lock-in

May 6            Good Works Day; Movie Night

May 8            Crafts for a Cause

May 9            Book Chat

May 14         Martha’s Table Sandwich Making; Children’s Choir musical

May 15         Spire Deadline

May 16         Trustees Meeting (phone)

May 20         Christ House

May 21         Town Hall Meeting

May 22         Crafts for a Cause

May 26        Spire assembly

May 28         Celtic Service

If you’d like to try out Trinity’s book club before it breaks for the summer, please join us in the Library on Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about the science fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle. On Tuesday, June 13, we’ll gather at McLean Family Restaurant to discuss Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov, and consider book suggestions for next year. To be included, please contact Kathy Maher.

June 13: Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov

Crafts for a Cause has been spreading the love around. In addition to the monthly supply of pillows, dolls and fleece hats we make for the patients at Fair Oaks Hospital, the group has been able to make donations to worthy causes. From the proceeds of the Holiday Bazaar, we are supporting the youth group’s mission trip this summer to Honduras, buying wish list requests from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and the Carpenter Shelter, and funding shipments of girl’s dresses to Uganda. We also started making fleece blankets for teenage boys through the Linus Project, and dropped off a batch of blankets to the Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria (thanks to Cindy Wilson).

To work on all these projects, Crafts will meet on Mon., May 8, and Mon., May 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 124. There will be a bonus session during Good Works Day on Sat., May 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. All adults are welcome to join any of the sessions. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse.

Church & Society

May Collection–FACETS

During the month of May, we’re collecting cans of baby formula (with and without iron), jars of baby food (vegetables, fruit and meat), boxes of baby cereal and disposable diapers (any size) to help the families served by Fairfax Area Christian Emergency & Transitional Services (FACETS). FACETS was created to respond to the many needs of homeless and low-income people living in Fairfax County. Please leave your donations in the donation baskets located outside the sanctuary or in the collection closet located in the Fellowship Building.

Interested in Volunteering in Our Community? The Church & Society Committee is seeking new volunteers and ideas on how Trinity can serve the community! Please contact Alexandra Kiefer and find out how you can help make a difference. The Committee is actively involved in a variety of projects/organizations, including making lunch and visiting clients at Christ House and working with SHARE and Martha’s Table.

Good Works Day

Saturday, May 6

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Followed by Lunch: barbeque chicken sandwiches

Trustees and Church & Society will host our spring Good Works Day on May 6, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. followed by a BBQ chicken lunch. Church & Society will host a community service project for ages 10 and up (assembling toiletry gift bags for the guests of Martha’s Table) and Crafts for a Cause will have a work session that is open to all adults (making pillows, blankets and dresses) beginning at 9 a.m. Trustees will have the tools and supplies for helpers of all ability levels to work on inside and outside projects around the campus including the Fellowship Building and Trinity House. Drop in when you are able and join your friends for a morning of service that will enhance our campus and serve our neighbors, then stay for BBQ and fellowship. Please contact Karen Hunt or Barb Long for more information.

Movie Night

Enjoy an evening out while supporting the Honduras mission team!

Who:                All kids, age 3 – grade 6

What:               Drop off your kids with a pillow and cozy blanket. They’ll enjoy a great movie and snacks while you head out on the town!

When:              Saturday, May 6, 6 – 9 p.m.

How much:     No cost! Feel free to leave a tax-deductible donation to support our trip to the H2H orphanage in Honduras.

Questions? Reach out to Pastor Keith Lee or Leslie Vorndran

Adult and teen members of the mission team will be on hand to care for the kids.

Vacation Bible School

For ages 3—rising 4th grade

Look for registration information on our website.

We are always looking for more volunteers. Please contact Jen Calsyn or Marci Thomas to learn how you can part of this wonderful week.



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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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