Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Nov. 12


Abby, Adam, Alice Ann, Amy, Andrew, Angela, Anne, Annie, Art, Ashley, Ben, Bill, Bobbie, Brian, Carl, Carla, Carol, Carolina, Chavez family, Chuck, Daniel, Dara, Darlene, David, Dean, Dorothy, Doug & Sally, Florian, Fordham family, Frances, Frank, Gene, Gerard, Gerry, Ginger, Gray & Betty, Holly, Janet, John, Julie, Juliet, Katie, Kate, Katherine, Kathie, Kathleen, Ken, Kenny, Kevin, Liam, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Liz, LJ, Marcia, Marian, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Max, Meak family, Michael, Michelle, Norma, O’Brien family, Parker, Paul& Jeannette, Paula, Peggy, Phillip, Robert, Ryan family, Sally, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott & Kathy, Steve, Susan, Teddy, Theresa, Thomas, Tommy, Vivian, Woody and Yancey.

We continue to pray for those seeking employment, college students, travelers, the people of the Gulf Coast states, California, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Las Vegas, those impacted by natural disasters, rescue workers, those dealing with mental illness, our elected leaders, military families, immigrants and the people and communities affected by violence, including those in New York and Texas.


You are invited to Langley Hall with your favorite potluck dish. Please bring canned beans, 2 lb. bags of rice and 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 Study

Pastors Jim Sprouse and Eileen Gilmer will each offer an Advent Study this year. Because of Bethlehem, a study by Max Lucado will begin this morning with Pastor Gilmer in Room 302 at 9:30 a.m. The other three sessions will be on Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and 10. Pastor Sprouse will lead Down to Earth by Mike Slaughter on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 3 when the current course of Disciple Fast Track is completed.

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 Sunday at 9:30 a.m.


Angel Tree

The Share Angel Tree is in the Fellowship Lobby with gifts tags and requests waiting to be picked up. Please note the instruction sheets also available under the tree. Gifts are due Dec 3.

Shop Early!
Opening Day Hours: Nov. 24, 12 – 8 p.m

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.
Crafts for a Cause

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. 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,

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!

Poinsettia Orders

Please find the order form on our website or in the pew. Orders are due Nov. 26 so that our supplier has time to provide enough beautiful plants for Trinity’s Sanctuary.

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

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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