Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Nov. 5, 2017

You are invited to Langley Hall with your favorite potluck dish. Please bring canned beans, 2 lb. bags of rice or peanut butter to be donated to Share, and plan to join us for this delicious feast. Sign-up sheets are in the Fellowship Lobby. Everyone is welcome!

Advent Workshop Meeting: We will have a planning meeting for the Dec. 3 Advent Workshop. All interested volunteers are invited to join us by the couches in the Fellowship Lobby on Nov. 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Crafts for a Cause is gearing up for the annual Holiday Bazaar, which starts Sun., Nov. 19, and continues on Sundays through mid-December after both worship services. This is our sole fund-raising event that enables us to buy the supplies for the next year, so your participation is really important! All kinds of homemade foods and crafts for adults, children and pets will be available, all made by Trinity members.

Meanwhile, we continue to work on comfort items for Fair Oaks Hospital on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. All adults welcome; instruction provided. Upcoming sessions: Nov. 6, Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and Dec. 18.

In addition the pillows, blankets, hats and baby caps we provide each month for Fair Oaks, we also recently delivered 25 fleece blankets to the Linus Project, which provides comfort blankets to local children and teens. In December, we will deliver 50 fleece Christmas stockings and Santa hats to be given to the babies born on or near Christmas. We need help with knitting or crocheting the hats, so if you can help, please contact Molly Sprouse,

Child Protection Training: The next in-person training session will be today in Room 301 at 9:30 a.m. To learn more: Contact Suzanne,, 908-202-4227.

Name tags: If you need one, please sign up in the Narthex or send to Next order will be placed Nov. 27!

Online Giving: Fast. Easy. Convenient. GIVE ONLINE: or TEXT TO GIVE: Simply send a text to 703-454-5532 with the amount you would like to contribute; include the dollar sign. Example: $25. You’ll receive a link to register. And then, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically! Thanks for your continued support!

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This annual fund-raising event that enables us to buy the supplies for the next year, so your participation is really important! All kinds of homemade foods and crafts for adults, children and pets will be available, all made by Trinity members.

What are we collecting?

Throughout the year, Trinity Church collects specific items to help those who cannot provide them for themselves and their families. What we are collecting for our monthly drive is always listed in the Sunday bulletin.

This month’s collection

During the months of November and December, we are collecting tuna, rice in 2 lb. bags, cooking oil, canned beans, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, diapers (especially sizes 4-6), baby wipes, baby shampoo, diaper rash cream, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry and dish soap and Safeway/Giant gift cards for Share. Please place your donations in the bins outside the sanctuary and in the Fellowship Building. Please drop off Safeway/Giant gift cards in the church office.

Ongoing Collections

Aid for Puerto Rico—The Missions Committee is assembling a suitcase of items for Jose Rivera to carry back to Puerto Rico and personally distribute to some in need. If you want to contribute items – please put them in the Missions (Honduras) bin in the Fellowship Lobby by Sunday, November 5. Items requested: AA and D batteries, new power cords (orange), battery powered fans, small LED type flashlights and bug repellent (non-aerosol – wipes preferred).

Grocery gift cards—Cards ($10, $20, & $25) are used to help the hungry who visit the church during the week looking for assistance. You may donate a card at anytime by dropping it in the offering plate or bringing it by the office. Some people prefer to write a check to the church and we purchase them in bulk.

We ask that you only bring items that are requested. Other items are likely to be discarded.


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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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