Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Dec. 10, 2017


Abby, Amanda, Amy, Andrew, Angela, Anne, Annie, Ashley, Bill, Bobbie, Candace, Carl & Heather, Carla, Carol, Cathryn, Cathy, Cav, Dan, Daniel, Darlene, Debbie, Ed, Eddie, Ella, Florian, Fred, Gene, Gerry & Kathy, Heather, Helen, Herb, Hilda, Holly, Jan, Jane, Johnny, Josh, Julie, Juliet, Kay, Ken, Kristin, Lincoln, Mary, Matt, Max, Michelle, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Reg & Cathy, Reginald, Ronnie, Scott & Kathy, Steve, Ted, Terry, Vivian, Wanda, 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.

This Sunday, we welcome Joseph Rahm to Trinity. He brings updates about the ministry at The Leadership Center in Honduras.

Handmade items by our Crafts for a Cause group will be for sale.
Shop for the holidays with a real purpose: supporting Trinity’s Crafts for a Cause ministry for the coming year.

Advent Study: Pastors Jim Sprouse and Eileen Gilmer are each leading an Advent Study. Because of Bethlehem, a study by Max Lucado meets with Pastor Gilmer in Room 302 at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Sprouse leads 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.

Crafts for a Cause’s annual Holiday Bazaar 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 session: Dec. 18. Contact Molly Sprouse.

Martha’s Table: Sunday, Dec. 10, we’ll make 900 sandwiches and trail mix immediately after both worship services. Sign-up to shop or deliver: in the Fellowship Lobby or at Contact Barb Long,

Men’s Meeting: There will be a breakfast meeting for Trinity Men on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 a.m. in Langley Hall. All are invited.

Moms’ Group Cookie Exchange: TUMC Mom’s Group cookie exchange will be held on Monday, December 11, from 7:30 – 9 p.m., at the home of Erika Keough (6360 Lynwood Hill Rd, McLean). If you can join us, please bring 3 dozen cookies and RSVP to Jessica or Erika.

New Dominion Chorale: The Chorale will present J. S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio this afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall at the Northern VA Community College’s Alexandria campus. For more, visit

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!

Treasurer’s Report

Total receipts excluding special debt reduction:

Giving through 11/26/17 $843,195

Nov. Text & Electronic Giving $32,678

Offering on 12/3/17 $143,462

Total through 12/3/17 $889,335

2017 Budgeted Receipts $1,149,300

Amount Needed to Achieve Budget $259,965




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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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