Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Dec. 17, 2017


Amanda, Andrew, Beattie, Bill & Andrea, Callen, Carl & Heather, Carmen, Cathryn, Daniel, Dean, Debbie, Erin, Eunice, Evelyn, Gene, George, Gerry & Kathy, Helen, Herb, Hilda, Jane, Jeff, Joe, John, Joshua, Juliet, Kristin, Laura, LJ, Mk, Molloy family, Monroe family, Norma, Paul, Peggy, Phyllis, Reginald, Ronnie, Sam, Sergio, Susan, Tommy, Tony, Wanda, and Yancey.

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

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 Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Monday at 10 a.m.

Book Chat: Looking for something new to do in 2018? Join us on Tuesday, January 9, to discuss Lisette’s List, by Susan Vreeland. We gather once a month at 6:30 p.m. in the Trinity Library. Bring a light dinner (dessert is provided) and enjoy fellowship and lively conversation. Contact Kathy Maher.

Christmas Office Hours

Regular hours through Dec. 21.

  • Friday, December 22: 9 a.m.  – 12 p.m.
  • Monday, December 25: Closed
  • Tuesday, December 26: Closed
  • Wednesday, December 27: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 28: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Friday, December 29: Closed
  • Monday, January 1: Closed

Regular hours resume January 2, 2018.

Crafts for a Cause: Thank you to all who have supported our annual Bazaar this year. Upcoming work session: Dec. 18. Contact Molly Sprouse,

This Month’s Collection: Share Food Drive: 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. 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.

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

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 12/3/17        $889,335

Offering on 12/10/17        $117,082

Total through 12/10/17        $1,006,417

2017 Budget $1,149,300

Needed to Achieve Budget $142,883

Youth Group Christmas Party Sunday at 5 p.m. Bring a wrapped “White Elephant” gift for exchange. Don’t miss the biggest part of the year!

Wonderful Wednesday Dinners return January 3.


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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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