Abby, Alice, Alice Ann, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Ann, Annie, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Bill, Billy, Bobbie, Buddy, Burl, Candy, Carl, Carla, Carol, Cathy, Charlie, Cherie, Chris, Dan, Daniel, Dara, Darlene, Debbie, Dean, Del, Diana, Diane, Ella, Flo, Florian, Frances, Gail, Gary, Gloria, Grace, Hannah, Herb, Hilda, Holly, Humm family, Jaime, Jane, Janet, Jenny & Geoff, Jeff, Jerry, Jim, Joan, Joe, John, Jonte, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, June, Kaela, Kathleen, Kay, Kelda, Ken, Layne, Lenny, Leonida, Liam, Lilly, Linda, Lincoln, Lindie, Lisa, LJ, Maddy, Marciene, Matt, Max, MK, Marilynn, Martha, Mary Lou, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, Nancy, Paul, Paul & Jeanette, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peter, Rashanda, Ray, Rich, Richard, Robert, Rosa, Sally, Sandelli family, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott, Scott & Kathy, Sean, Sherry, Sonny, Steve, Sue, Susan, Suzanne, Theresa, Tim, Tom, Thom, Thomas, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vickye, Vivian, Woody & Gay, Yancey and Yvette.
We continue to pray for those seeking employment, college students, travelers, the people of Florida, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, relief workers, those dealing with mental illness, our elected leaders, church committees, military families, immigrants, victims of violence and war, the Great Mills High School community and the people and communities affected by more than 51 mass shootings* this year.
* 4 or more killed/injured, gunviolencearchive.org
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Wonderful Wednesday Dinners return April 4.
Next Level Innovation (NLI) is an investment in churches that have a recognized potential for reaching more people and inviting them to become disciples of Jesus. Please plan to attend a Town Hall gathering on Sunday, April 15 for an update of our next steps.
Trinity needs to form 4 new leadership teams. Look at the ones listed and ask yourself where your spiritual gifts align with a team.
- Vision Team – Create a vision for Trinity’s ministries. Design a volunteer recruiting and membership training event.
- Vision Fundraising Team (VFT) – Develop a kick-off sermon series; launch a fall Stewardship Campaign; plan and execute a Capital Campaign.
- Hospitality – Communication Connection Team (CCT) – Develop a comprehensive plan to improve our hospitality. CCT with the Staff will create a Worship Planning Team (WPT) to connect Trinity’s worship to the community.
- Discipleship – Create a pilot program of small groups that can begin to pursue a deeper spiritual life together.
Join one of the NLI Teams soon. Sign up to receive text messages about NLI updates (see other side of card). The health, vitality and future of Trinity Church rely on your participation.
Altar Flowers: To sign up, please visit the notebook outside the chapel or bit.ly/altarflowers2017. The link includes 2018 dates.
Collection for Comfort Cases: The youth group is collecting backpacks and supplies for Comfort Cases (comfortcases.org), an organization that supports foster kids. We’re collecting: Small duffel bags/backpacks, pajamas (child size 10-adult XXL), small blankets (preferably fuzzy), stuffed animals, journals, pens, pencils, books, adult toothbrushes, and travel-sized toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, lotion, body wash, deodorant). Our goal is to collect supplies for five Comfort Cases! There will be a box in Room 403 (located in the Fellowship Building) to drop off supplies by April 30.
Crafts for a Cause is Trinity’s ministry to local hospitals and shelters. We’ll be making comfort pillows, dolls, blankets and hats at two work sessions this month: Mondays, April 9 & 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 124. Help is needed with cutting fabric, stuffing pillows, sewing and assembling girls’ dresses. No skills required, just helping hands.
Last month during Good Works Day, volunteers helped assemble more than 30 “pioneer dolls” that will go to needy girls in Uganda. Volunteers also helped will start a mountain of pillows for hospital patients.
If you know of someone in the hospital or recovering at home, Crafts would be happy to send them a comfort pillow. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse.
Girl Scout Silver Award Project: Trinity member, Amelia Swenson is working on a Girl Scout silver award project to benefit Friends of Falls Church Homeless Shelter. Her project includes collecting unused shower shoes and t-shirts of all sizes. There will be donation boxes in the narthex for the whole month of April, so please bring in some supplies to benefit the homeless. Thank you!
Movie Night: Saturday, April 7: The Lovings are hosting Movie Night with playground time, hot dogs and a movie. Drop off your children at 5 p.m. and come back at 9 p.m.! The movie will be shown in the Fellowship Lobby. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Giving: Fast. Easy. Convenient. GIVE ONLINE: umtrinity.org/give 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) and follow the secure link that is sent to you. Thanks for your continued support!
This Month’s Collection: Martha’s Table: We are collecting travel-sized toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soaps, etc.). Martha’s Table,
marthastable.org, is a fantastic organization that provides help to homeless and underprivileged people in Washington, DC, by providing access to food, education, and opportunities.
Town Hall Meeting: April 15: We will have a town hall meeting after both worship services on April 15 to discuss the next steps in our Next Level Innovation (NLI).
Youth Group, for grades 7-12, has a wonderful schedule to engage teens in their faith journey. Please join us! If you would like more information, please talk to Pastor Keith, email@example.com.
April 1 Easter Sunday No Youth Group
April 8 9:30 a.m. Confirmation
11:45 a.m. Life Coach session with Pastor Keith
April 15 11:45 a.m. Youth Choir
Relevant Talk with Nila
April 22 9:30 a.m. Confirmation
11:45 a.m. Discussion led by David Case