Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Aug. 26

PRAYERS

Our Prayer List

Abby, Addy, Amelia, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Annie, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Becky, Beth, Bill, Billy, Bob & Fran, Bobbie, Brenda, Brian, Buddy, Burgess family, Burl, Carl, Carla, Carol Ann, Carol, Cathy, Charlie, Cherié, Chip & Tessa, Chuck, Daniel, Darlene, David, Dean, Debbie, Del, Diana, Don, Dorothy, Dorothy, Ed & Sally, Ed, Ella, Ellis family, Emma, Erika, Flo, Florian, Fred, Gabriela, Gail & Hal, Gary, Gay, Geoff & Jenny, Gloria, Gloria, Hendricksen family, Herb, Holly, Jacob, Jane, Janet, Jason, Jeff, Jennifer, Jennifer, Jerry, Jim & Sharon, Jim, JJ, Joe, John, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, Julieta, June, Kathryn, Kathy, Kay, Ken, Klaus, Layne, Leah, Lenny, Leonida, Lewis, Lilly, Lincoln, Lindie, Lisa, Lonnie, Lorraine, Maddy, Mandy, Marciene, Margaret, Mari & Terry, Mark, Martha, Mary Lou, Matt, McGinness family, Meigs, Merlin, Michele, Michelle, Milligan family, Nelda, Nick, Pat, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peter, Ray, Richard, Robert, Roberta, Rosa, Sally, Sandy, Sarah, Sarkees, Scott & Kathy, Shannon, Sherry, Steve, Steven, Sue, Suzanne, Terry, Theresa, Thomas, Tiki, Tom, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vince, Virginia, Vivian, and Yancey.

Pray with Us Each Weekday

Eileen Gilmer prays live on Facebook each weekday at 8:30 a.m. Tune in to begin your day with your church family. The video is also saved to her profile and the church’s Facebook page (Trinity UMC, McLean) for later viewing.


This week

Join Pastor Jim for Bible Study on The Apocryphal Jesus. This video series, presented by The Ohio State University professor, Dr. David Brakke, will examine the non-canonical writings about Jesus, his family and the early apostles. These writings provide historical evidence for the diversity of early Christian thought. Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. This week: Spiritual Love in the Acts of Andrew.

 

Sunday         8/26

8:30 a.m.       Worship (Sanctuary)

9:30 a.m.       Crafts for a Cause Dress Sale (Fellowship Lobby)

9:45 a.m.       Fellowship (Fellowship Lobby)

10:30 a.m.     Worship (Sanctuary)

11:30 a.m.     Youth Group (403)

11:45 a.m.     Fellowship (Fellowship Lobby)

Monday 8/27

10 a.m. The Apocryphal Jesus (Library)

7 p.m. Crafts for a Cause (124)

7:15 p.m. Christians in Commerce (303)

7:30 p.m. Boy Scouts (Langley Hall)

Tuesday 8/28

11:30 a.m. Peer Learning Group

Wednesday 8/29

Noon Wednesday Communion (Chapel)

Noon Preschool Teacher Training (Library)

Noon Overeaters Anonymous (302)

6:30 p.m. The Apocryphal Jesus (Library)

8:30 p.m. AA (Langley Hall)

Thursday 8/30

1 p.m. Final Proof of Bulletin

Friday 8/31

8:30 p.m. AA (Langley Hall)

Saturday 9/1

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 3 Office Closed

Sept. 6 Trinity Ringers & Chancel Choir resume

Sept. 9 Back to School, Backpack Blessing & Picnic

Sept. 12 Trinity Trebles resume

Nov. 4 Charge Conference

 

Sunday School—It’s for Life!

By James C. Sprouse, Senior Pastor

The United Methodist Church wants to re-energize Sunday school and spark new ministries. Can you imagine a Charge Conference where the Sunday school teachers are the first people elected to hold office for the up-coming year? Can you imagine a church where 60 to 75 percent of those who attend worship also attend Sunday school? Can you imagine a Sunday school so vital that it has sparked so many other ministries that the church building is used seven days a week?

Here at Trinity Church, we don’t just imagine these scenarios at Sunday school, they are our immediate goals for 2018-2019, and we’re making things happen. We offer classes for people of all ages, and they’re taught by the members and staff of our Trinity family. Some classes are sharing the teaching and leadership role rather than having only one teacher. New and exciting opportunities for Christian Education are offered this fall and spring. Check them out!

Our denomination, at the national level, is encouraging us to fill in the generational gaps. We’re learning that by doing that it tends to move the local church forward. It also tends to draw people with children who boost attendance in the children’s and youth classes.

As the nation’s third-largest religious body (behind Roman Catholics, and Southern Baptists) we United Methodists are more influential in seats of power than people realize. This means that what is taught in our Sunday school classes helps determine the religious morals and values on the larger scale. Sunday school is where the action is. Trinity Church kicks off the new Sunday school year with a celebration on September 9. On the 9th, we will also have a backpack blessing. All followed by a church-wide picnic. Please plan to join us. Sunday School – It’s For Life!

 

When Isolation and the Church Intersect

By Eileen Gilmer, Associate Pastor

Loneliness is big problem in our culture, in our society, in our country. You don’t have to look at research to uncover this trend. All you really have to do is pay attention and ask questions. It isn’t only among the elderly. Younger and younger people feel lonely. Is the reason because social media and technology have led us to become more isolated? Is this isolation leading to fewer people attending church regularly?

To look at the topic of loneliness in America, I checked with Barna Group, a research company focused on faith and culture. Here’s what Barna found.

A lot of us struggle with loneliness.

Who are the lonely? It turns out millennials are four times more likely to feel lonely than the elderly.

I found this statistic very telling.

Nearly seven out of ten people say they would call on someone other than a family member to help in an emergency. This is where the church can come in. By getting to know one another, we become the fill-in family. We become the ones others call on in times of need. We must be to all the center of compassion and care.

How do we do that? We do it by coming to church, getting involved in Next Level Innovation teams, and seeing church as more than just a Sunday morning one-hour commitment. Church can and should be a community where everyone feels safe, welcomed and valued. That’s how Jim, Keith and I see Trinity. Won’t you join us?

Graphics and statistics: Barna Group, barna.com.

 

Three Take-Aways from This Year’s Vacation Bible School

By Keith Lee, Associate Pastor

Intergenerational Ministry

One of the buzzwords in ministry is intergenerational ministry. According to Wikipedia, “Inter-generational or intergenerational ministry is a model of Christian ministry which emphasizes relationships between age groups and encourages mixed-age activities.” It contrasts with traditional ministry style where groups are divided according to age. Traditional ministry style is still needed but it should not be the only method found in the church.

This year’s VBS reflected intergenerational ministry style. One teacher recruited her granddaughters as volunteers so in one group, three generations of Trinity members were represented. In two of the stations the main leaders were older teenagers (a station is where a specific lesson is taught; groups rotate to different stations throughout the day). They did a wonderful job. At my station, the volunteers ranged from rising 5th graders to 7th graders. Even though I was much older, they took a lot of initiative in decorating the room, the way our teaching materials were presented and leadership in many activities. The cooperation and interaction between different age groups truly added energy, creativity and success of this year’s VBS.

Importance of Youth/Preteen Volunteers

This is a follow-up to the first takeaway. I want to emphasize this because they are part and parcel to VBS; they made up over 60% of our volunteers! Most of the time they serve as assistants to main teachers or group leaders. They help with interacting with and supervising students. Having groups that range from 12 to 16 kids, these young volunteers are vital for a productive and encouraging experience. Also, they help make connections with students because the lead teacher cannot make significant strides in relationship-building with all the students.

Another area of contribution they made this year was being leaders for VBS stations. For older high school students who want to take up the challenge of leading a VBS station, we provide appropriate leadership opportunities. Fortunately, two older youth, Sarah Beth and Adelaide took up the challenge and did wonderful jobs in their respective stations. Youth/Preteen volunteers are fantastic!

Serving the McLean Community

VBS is one of the many Trinity ministries that serve the greater McLean community. We had ninety seventy students registered and over sixty volunteers. Because of limitation in space and time, we had to turn away some students. Due to Trinity’s reputation as an open and welcoming church with excellent programs, many parents depend on us as essential part of their children’s summer experience. Most of the VBS students are not Trinity members and are grateful that we provide this opportunity to learn, grow and interact with other children from McLean. Our volunteers and teachers do awesome work! Moreover, Jen Calsyn and Marci Thomas are fantastic administrators who work wonders with logistics, recruiting of students and volunteers, and ensuring VBS operates with excellence. Through VBS, Trinity serves the needs of McLean. Let’s keep up the good work!

 

September 2018 at Trinity

BOOK CHAT

The Trinity book club is starting a new season! We’ll meet on Tuesday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Trinity Library to talk about Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill, by Sonia Purnell, a tribute to the woman who was the great man’s closest confidante, fiercest critic, and shrewdest advisor. Bring a light dinner, if you like (dessert is provided), and enjoy fellowship and lively conversation. Reading the book isn’t even required! Coming up on October 9: Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid. Contact Kathy Maher (Kathyngs@gmail.com) to obtain a copy of the full reading list.

Sept. 3 Office Closed
Sept. 6 Trinity Ringers, 6:30 p.m.

Chancel Choir, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday rehearsals resume for adult choirs. All new ringers and singers are welcome. For more, contact Jerry Rich, jrich@potomacschool.org
Sept. 9 Martha’s Table Sandwich Making Sunday,

Back to Sunday School, Backpack Blessing & Picnic

Backpacks will be blessed during the 10:30 a.m. service. A picnic for everyone will follow; see page 5 for more information
Sept. 10 Crafts for a Cause, 7 p.m. Learn about the latest projects: https://wp.me/p3ZFFv-rg
Sept. 11 Book Chat, 6:30 p.m. This month: Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill, by Sonia Purnell, More below.
Sept. 12 Trinity Trebles, 6 p.m. Trinity’s children’s choir for ages 4—6th grade will resume their Wednesday rehearsals with dinner in Langley Hall. For more, contact Catherine Wethington, cwethington@umtrinity.org
Sept. 24 Crafts for a Cause, 7 p.m. Learn about the latest projects: https://wp.me/p3ZFFv-rg

Crafts for a Cause, September Update

The Christmas season has arrived early for Crafts for a Cause, as work has begun on making 50 red and white flannel Christmas stockings for newborns at Fair Oaks Hospital. One of our knitters, Ann Skelly, has been busy knitting the Santa hats that accompany the stockings.

If you’d like to help with this project, come to our next work session on Mon., Aug. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 124. We’ll also be working on a pile of pillows and dolls to be stuffed, as well as a mountain of fleece to be made into blankets and hats. Future work sessions: Sept. 10 and Sept. 24.

We also have homework projects if you can’t make the work sessions. And if you know of someone recovering from surgery or illness who might like a comfort pillow, please let us know. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse at mollysprouse@gmail.com.

Update from The Leadership Center, Honduras

Hi Friends,

Thank you for your support of The Leadership Center! We’ve just past the half-way point of 2018, and there are some really exciting thing happening at TLC.

  • Our newest cohort started in April of this year, and we currently have 17 students who are working hard at learning English. They are a true joy to be around, and they are having lots of fun while they learn (see photo).
  • We are wrapping up our new athletic facility, which will be used for exercise classes, indoor soccer, basketball, and volleyball. I’ve attached a photo so that you can see how beautiful it is! Thanks to all the individuals, families, and churches who made this a possibility!
  • We have launched a couple of new businesses this year and they are already having great success. Both TLC graduates have already paid their investment off completely and continue to work on growing their business. Additionally, we have had a few other businesses make some great progress toward completely paying off the initial investment.
  • We currently have a few students out on internships (see photo of Odalys teaching a science class). It has been so much fun to see how far our curriculum and programming has come over the past few years. Receiving accreditation from the government has been very exciting, and it helps our graduates to know their work and efforts are recognized.
  • We continue to make some great progress on our sustainability efforts. We have 7 cows for milk, approximately 125 chickens for eggs and meat, 5 pigs for meat, and we grow our own beans, corn, and vegetables. It has been fun to see the efforts of our students and Honduran employees pay off!

Without your support, we would not be able to do what we do at The Leadership Center. We are grateful for you, and we hope you feel that your contributions are making a real impact on the lives of young Honduran women. Those of us who live on campus see those impacts every day. So from all of us at Leadership Mission International and The Leadership Center, thank you for your generosity and support!

Kind Regards,

Joseph Rahm

Executive Director

What Can Kids Do at Church?

Happy September to all the kids of Trinity Church! I hope you had an awesome summer. Most of my friends are already back at school. Guess what I did this summer. I went to school! That’s right. I went to obedience school and I graduated! I learned to sit, stay, lie down and walk on a leash. I also turned one-year-old last month. I’ve also taken up a new hobby: squirrel watching (see the picture). It was a pretty big summer for me.

Have you heard about the super cool day that is coming up on September 9? It all starts during the 10:30 worship service. Be sure to bring your backpack that day so it can be blessed. Also that day, a brand new Sunday School year starts during the 10:30 service. Then, right after church, we will go outside for a cookout and games, including a really awesome inflatable obstacle course. You don’t want to miss it!

Do you like to sing? Who doesn’t like to sing? I like to howl, does that count? You should join Catherine and a bunch of my friends for Trinity Trebles (the children’s choirs). Catherine will also meet with Youth Choir participants during Youth Group. Tell your parents to go onto our church website or check out the bulletin. Come join us!

Children and youth can also participate in worship. Each week an acolyte, crucifer and Langley Bell ringer are needed. Is you’re interested or want to learn more, please visit our online sign-up for all the details: http://bit.ly/trinityacb

Here’s a reminder of what is coming up this month:

Back to School Sunday

                September 9

10:30 Worship: Backpack Blessing and Sunday School

Cookout and games on the big lawn next to the Fellowship Building!

 

September 12

                Trinity Trebles

6 p.m.

Meet us in Langley Hall

 

September 16

                Youth Choir

11:30 a.m.

Room 301

 

Remember my motto: Paws for Jesus!

Henny

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Aug. 19

Our Prayer List

Aaron, Abby, Alice, Amelia, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Annie, Anthony, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Bill & at, Billy, Bob & Fran, Bobbie, Brenda, Buddy, Burgess family, Burl, Carl, Carla, Carol Ann, Carol, Cathy, Charlie, Cherié, Chuck, Danny, Darlene, David, Dean, Debbie, Del, Diana, Dorothy, Ed & Sally, Ed, Ella, Ellis family, Flo, Florian, Frank, Gabriela, Gail & Hal, Gary, Gay, Geoff & Jenny, Gloria, Herb, Holly, Jacob, Jane, Janet, Jason, Jeff, Jennifer, Jerry, Jim & Sharon, Jim, JJ, Joan, Joe, John, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, Julieta, June, Karen, Kathryn, Kay, Ken, Klaus, Layne, Lenny, Leonida, Lewis, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lindie, Lisa, Lorraine, Lyle, Maddy, Marciene, Marcy, Margaret, Mari & Terry, Martha, Mary Lou, Mary, Matt, McGinness family, Meigs, Merlin, Michelle, Molly & George, Molly, Nancy, Nelda, Pat, Paul, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peggy & Tom, Ray, Richard, Robert, Roberta, Rosa, Sally, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott & Kathy, She-fin & James, Sherry, Stephanie, Steve, Steven, Sue, Suzanne, Theresa, Thomas, Tiki, Tom, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vincent, Virginia, Vivian, and Yancey.

We extend sympathy to Dave, Patty & Sarah Beth Burgess on the Aug. 15 death of Patty’s mother, Jean Connelly.


This week

Join Pastor Jim for Bible Study on The Apocryphal Jesus. This video series, presented by The Ohio State University professor, Dr. David Brakke, will examine the non-canonical writings about Jesus, his family and the early apostles. These writings provide historical evidence for the diversity of early Christian thought. Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. This week: The Acts of Thomas and the Mission to India.

Sunday         8/19

8:30 a.m.       Worship (Sanctuary)

9:30 a.m.       Crafts for a Cause Dress Sale (Fellowship Lobby)

9:45 a.m.       Fellowship (Fellowship Lobby)

10:30 a.m.     Worship (Sanctuary)

11:30 a.m.     Youth Group (403)

11:30 a.m.     NLI Vision team (Library)

11:45 a.m.     Fellowship (Fellowship Lobby)

Monday 8/20

10 a.m. The Apocryphal Jesus (Library)

7:30 p.m. Boy Scouts (Langley Hall)

Tuesday 8/21

11:30 a.m. Peer Learning Group

6:30 p.m. Trustees (Telephone)

Wednesday 8/22

Noon Wednesday Communion (Chapel)

Noon Overeaters Anonymous (302)

6:30 p.m. The Apocryphal Jesus (Library)

8:30 p.m. AA (Langley Hall)

Thursday 8/23

9:30 a.m. Spire assembly (Library)

1 p.m. Final Proof of Bulletin

Friday 8/24

8:30 p.m. AA (Langley Hall)

Saturday 8/25

10 a.m. Make-a-Wish Volunteer Training (301)

11 a.m. Celebration of Life: K. Nersten (Chapel)

3 p.m. Court of Honor: Daniel Endean (Chapel)

5 p.m. Movie Night (Fellowship Lobby)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug. 26 Confirmation Parent Meeting

Aug. 27 Crafts for a Cause

Sept. 6 Trinity Ringers & Chancel Choir resume

Sept. 9 Back to School, Backpack Blessing & Picnic

Sept. 12 Trinity Trebles resume

Nov. 4 Charge Conference

 


Children

Acolytes & Crucifers Sign-Up: visit bit.ly/trinityacb.

Backpack Blessing will be Sunday, September 9 during the 10:30 worship.

Children’s Education at 10:30 includes classes for all children pre-K through 6th grade in Room 402. Children are dismissed from worship following the Children’s Message to join their teachers in the Fellowship Building classroom. Parents may pick up their children at the end of worship.

Movie Night – see information above.

Teachers are invited to volunteer for 2018-19 Sunday School year. Please contact Keith.

Trinity Trebles will resume September 12.

Youth

Acolytes & Crucifers Sign-Up: visit bit.ly/trinityacb.

Confirmation class begins September 9 at 11:30 a.m. There will be a parent meeting on Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel. This class is open to all 7th graders. For more information, please contact Keith.

Service Hours Opportunity: The Worship Committee has an opportunity for youth and children who need service hours. It involves assisting with preparing the Sanctuary for Sunday services. Please contact Gail Cardwell or Pastor Keith for more info.

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.

Aug. 19 11:30 a.m. The Slow Club

Aug. 26 11:30 a.m. Honduras Solar Panel Discussion

Sept. 2 No Youth Group

Sept. 9 11:30 a.m. Fall Youth Group Kick-off

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: August 12

Our Prayer List

Aaron, Abby, Alice, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Ann, Annie, Anthony, Ashley, Barbara, Behram & Reba, Bill & Pat, Bill, Billy, Bob & Fran, Bobbie, Carla, Carol, Daniel, Danny, Darlene, Debbie, Ed & Sally, Ella, Evelyn, Florian, Frank, Gabriela, Gail & Hal, Gay, Herb, Holly, Jane, Jason, Jean, Jim & Sharon, Joan, John, Josh, Julie, Karen, Karin, Ken, Kristin, Len, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lyle, Marcy, Marsha, Mary, Matt, Michelle, Mike, Molly, Molly & George, Nancy, Pat, Paul, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Peggy & Tom, Peter, Sally, Scott & Kathy, She-fin & James, Stephanie, Steve, Susan, Tiki, Vincent, Virginia, Vivian, and Yancey, and immigrant families across the world.


This week

Join Pastor Jim for Bible Study on The Apocryphal Jesus. This video series, presented by The Ohio State University professor, Dr. David Brakke, will examine the non-canonical writings about Jesus, his family and the early apostles. These writings provide historical evidence for the diversity of early Christian thought. Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. This week: Peter versus Paul in the Pseudo-Clementines.

We rejoice with Damon and Yolande Hanlan as their daughter Ivy Isabelle Hanlan is baptized on Sunday.

Sunday         8/12

8:30 a.m.       Worship (Sanctuary)

9:30 a.m.       Crafts for a Cause Dress Sale (Fellowship Lobby)

9:45 a.m.       Martha’s Table Sandwich Making (Fellowship Lobby)

10:30 a.m.     Worship (Sanctuary)

11:30 a.m.     Youth Group (403)

11:45 a.m.     Martha’s Table Sandwich Making (Fellowship Lobby)

2 p.m. Court of Honor: Connor Hohl (Sanctuary)

Monday 8/13

10 a.m. The Apocryphal Jesus (Library)

7 p.m. Crafts for a Cause (124)

7:30 p.m. Boy Scouts (Langley Hall)

Tuesday 8/14

11:30 a.m. Peer Learning Group

Wednesday 8/15

Noon Wednesday Communion (Chapel)

Noon Overeaters Anonymous (302)

6:30 p.m. The Apocryphal Jesus (Library)

8:30 p.m. AA (Langley Hall)

Thursday 8/16

1 p.m. Final Proof of Bulletin

Friday 8/17

6 p.m. Court of Honor: Andrew Do (Chapel)

8:30 p.m. AA (Langley Hall)

Saturday 8/11

10 a.m. Christ House

 


Upcoming…

Aug. 25         Open Mic & Movie Night

Aug. 26         Confirmation Parent Meeting

Aug. 27         Crafts for a Cause

Sept. 6          Trinity Ringers & Chancel Choir resume

Sept. 9          Back to School, Backpack Blessing & Picnic

Sept. 12        Trinity Trebles resume

Sept. 19        NLI Vision Team

Nov. 4           Charge Conference


Outreach

Collection Drive for Grace Ministries

We are collecting school supplies:

  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Washable markers
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Plastic folders
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Wide-ruled notebook or pad
  • Glue sticks
  • Ruler
  • Blunt-tipped scissors
  • Assorted construction paper

Please leave your donations in the donation baskets located outside the sanctuary and in the fellowship building.

Crafts for a Cause

DRESS SALE!

Crafts for a Cause continues to offer summer dresses for sale after both worship services in the Fellowship Building. Handmade, all-cotton summer dresses in sizes from 2 to 8 will be available in a limited supply. Proceeds will help fund Crafts and Mission projects.

Crafts for a Cause has given birth to several new projects recently in an effort to provide comfort items to patients of all ages. For the NICU ward at Fair Oaks Hospital, we are making soft flannel isolette beds with bolsters for the babies’ tiny feet. And for the NICU ward at Georgetown Hospital, some crafters are crocheting small octopus toys that soothe the infants.

These projects are in addition to the neck pillows, lap blankets, surgery dolls, chemo caps and knitted and crocheted baby caps we deliver to Fair Oaks Hospital several times a month. Across the world in Uganda, we send handmade dresses to needy girls. And our handmade fleece throws are donated to the Carpenter’s Shelter and to The Linus Project that provides comfort blankets to children and teenagers.

You can be a part of this by joining one of our work sessions on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. Upcoming sessions: Aug. 13 and Aug. 27. Homework projects are also available. For more information, contact mollysprouse@gmail.com.

Children

Acolytes & Crucifers Sign-Up: visit bit.ly/trinityacb.

Backpack Blessing will be Sunday, September 9 during the 10:30 worship.

Children’s Education at 10:30 includes classes for all children pre-K through 6th grade in Room 402. Children are dismissed from worship following the Children’s Message to join their teachers in the Fellowship Building classroom. Parents may pick up their children at the end of worship.

Teachers are invited to volunteer for 2018-19 Sunday School year. Please contact Keith, klee@umtrinity.org.

Trinity Trebles will resume September 12.

Youth

Acolytes & Crucifers Sign-Up: visit bit.ly/trinityacb.

Confirmation class begins September 9 at 11:30 a.m. There will be a parent meeting on Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel. This class is open to all 7th graders. For more information, please contact Ketih, klee@umtrinity.org.

Service Hours Opportunity: The Worship Committee has an opportunity for youth and children who need service hours. It involves assisting with preparing the Sanctuary for Sunday services. Please contact Gail Cardwell (glaxmama@gmail.com) or Pastor Keith for more info.

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, klee@umtrinity.org.

August 12 11:30 a.m. Youth Group Lunch Outing

August 19 11:30 a.m. The Slow Club

August 26 11:30 a.m. Honduras Solar Panel
Discussion

September 2 No Youth Group

Thank You VBS Volunteers

The children had a wonderful week because of you.

Sayda Bir

Grace Bir

Sarah Beth Burgess

Patty Burgess

Lily Calsyn

Emery Conroy

Caleb DeVore

Maddy Faust

Megan Faust

Meri Faust

Jerry Fuqua

Vicky Fuqua

Jen Fuqua-Calsyn

Ellie Gillespie

Eileen Gilmer

Andrea Hager

Melissa Harris

Jake Hensley

Lauren Hensley

Susan Hester

Ann Hooton

Mary Elizabeth Houston

Christian Jemio

Jennifer Jemio

Peter Kaldes

Tommy Kennedy

Alex Kim

Julie Kim

Denise Kissinger

Katie Krokowski

Harriet Latta

Christine Lee

Joyce Lee

Keith Lee

Olivia Liu

Adelaide Loving

Charlotte Loving

Brendan Mansinne

Ryan Mansinne

Diane McCullough

Margie Meak

Claire Montgomery

Colin Montgomery

Kara Neal

Madeleine Ngo

Jose Nunez

Cindy Oh

Sicilia Oliver

Avery Orfitelli

Julia Painton

Davis Sawyer

Anna Speidel

Caroline Speidel

Jim Sprouse

Molly Sprouse

Catherine Thomas

Dylan Thomas

Marci Love Thomas

Gardiner Tyler

Madison Turk

Riley Turk

Meredith Vorndran

Jake Wilbur

Cindy Wilson

Jim Wilson

Zachary Yellen