Abby, Alice, Andrew, Ann & Jay, Ashley, Beatty family, Becky, Bonnie, Carla, Chris, Daniel, Danny, Deb, Debbie, Ella, Eunice, Florian, Harold, Holly, Irene, Jane, Jeffmander, Jim & Sharon, John, Josh, Kaela, Kelly, Ken, Lilly, Lincoln, LJ, Marciene, Margie, Matt, Max, MK, Nestor, Norma, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Peggy, Robert, Steve, Tommy, Vanessa, Vivian, Woody, and Yancey.
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 and the people and communities affected by more than 46 mass shootings* this year.
* 4 or more killed/injured, gunviolencearchive.org
Altar Flowers: To sign up, please visit the notebook outside the chapel or bit.ly/altarflowers2017. The link includes 2018 dates.
Children’s Ministry Leadership Opportunity: If you’d like to know more about planning fun social events for Trinity’s children, such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Movie Night, Advent Workshop, etc., please contact Lynda Hensley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Sunday School Teaching Opportunity: To volunteer as a teacher or assistant, please contact Keith, email@example.com, or Melissa Harris,
Crafts for a Cause: March will be a bonus month for Crafts for a Cause, when there will be an extra opportunity to make comfort items. In addition to the bimonthly work session on Monday night, March 19, from 7 to 8:30, there will be two workshops on March 24 from 10 a.m. to noon during Good Works Day. Adults can meet in Room 124 to stuff pillows, cut fabric, make blankets and sew dresses. Children ages 8 and up can make “Pilgrim dolls” for needy girls in Uganda in the Fellowship Building. No “crafty” skills required, just helping hands. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter Egg Hunt: Children may bring a basket next week (March 25) for our annual Easter Egg Hunt after the 10:30 service on the field by the Fellowship Building.
Mission Trip with Charles Wesley UMC: You’re invited to participate in an Appalachian Service Project in Rainelle, WV. The trip to rebuild homes damaged by flooding will be April 25-28. Contact Tylee Smith, 703-356-7126, email@example.com.
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. 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!
Social justice is an important part of who we are as United Methodists. In that spirit, a group of TUMC members will be taking part in the March For Our Lives in Washington, DC, on Saturday, March 24. Logistics are still being worked out. Please let the office know if you are interested in joining in the Trinity group.
Text Message Reminders
Trinity United Methodist Church will now offer text message reminders. We will be using a free platform (Remind) to send these messages. While designed for schools, this is a platform that is free for nonprofits. When you use the instructions or links below you will be sent an automatic confirmation text asking if you are a Parent, Student or Teacher. Please respond with P for parent.
There are two options for signing-up to opt-in:
1) Text the number 81010 with the following message:
|@jimbible||Pastor Jim’s Bible Study|
|@preileen||Pastor Eileen’s class|
2) You can also use a link to sign-up: remind.com/join/messagecode, for example: remind.com/join/jimbible.
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.
Wonderful Wednesday Dinners are served 6-7 p.m. each week. After dinner you are invited to stay for Trinity Trebles (children’s choir), Pastor Sprouse’s Bible Study or fellowship with your church family. This week’s menu: chicken, rice pilaf and salad.
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.
March 18 11:45 a.m. Lent Series with Nila
Youth Choir practice
March 25 11:45 a.m. Lent Series with Nila
April 1 Easter Sunday No Youth Group
April 8 11:45 a.m. Life Coach session with Pastor Keith