Crafts for a Cause: Feb. 2019

There is another mountain of fleece, flannel and cotton stacking up in the Crafts for a Cause room, waiting for volunteers to turn them into blankets for needy children, pillows and dolls for hospital patients, baby beds for the NICU unit, and dresses for girls around the world.

We meet on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. No crafty skills required (although that’s always welcome!) for cutting fabric, stuffing pillows and sewing. Our next few sessions are: Feb. 4, and Feb. 18.

If you can’t make the work sessions, we have homework projects. We also have a Loom Hat project for those interested in making adult hats for Christ House and baby caps for Fair Oaks Hospital.

Crafts for a Cause had a fantastic response to our Holiday Bazaar in 2018, earning more than $5,000 in sales. The bazaar is our sole source of funding for the next year, so thanks to all who shopped! During 2018, we distributed 250 neck pillows, 83 dresses, 20 blankets, 118 heart pillows, 212 adult hats, 79 surgery dolls and an amazing 1,200 knitted and crocheted baby caps. We also donated 52 Christmas stockings and 86 Santa hats for newborns at Fair Oaks Hospital, donated to area charities and shelters, and supported Trinity’s Honduras missions. We have big plans for 2019, and hope you’ll be a part of our fun and rewarding ministry. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse at mollysprouse@gmail.com.

January 2019 at Trinity

Jan. 1 Office Closed  
Jan. 5 Celebration of Life: Phyllis King
Jan. 8 Book Chat

6:30 p.m.

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
Jan. 9 Widows’ Support Group

6:30 p.m.

Meets in the Fellowship Building.
Jan. 13 Martha’s Table Sandwich Making Sunday
Jan. 20 Celebration of Life: John Sadler

2 p.m.

Jan. 21 Office Closed  

BOOK CHAT

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Book Chat’s January pick

Start the New Year with a book! The Trinity Book Chat will meet on Tuesday, January 8, to discuss The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, by Kelli Estes, a novel inspired by true events that speaks to the endurance of the human spirit and the human heart. We’ll get together at 6:30 p.m. in the Trinity Library. Bring a light dinner (dessert is provided) and enjoy fellowship and lively conversation. Reading the book isn’t even required! Contact Kathy Maher to be added to the e-mail list. Coming up: Our book for February is West With the Night, by Beryl Markham.

 

Crafts for a Cause Helped Many People in 2018

Crafts for a Cause closed out 2018 with some awesome statistics:

  • 250 neck pillows,
  • 83 dresses,
  • 20 blankets,
  • 118 heart pillows,
  • 212 adult hats,
  • 79 surgery dolls,
  • and an astonishing 1,200 kitted and crocheted baby caps.

That’s a rough estimate of all the comfort items Crafts delivered to Fair Oaks Hospital, Christ House, area shelters and ministries to needy girls around the world during the past year. Just this week, we dropped off 52 Christmas stockings and 86 knitted Santa hats that will be given to holiday newborns at Fair Oaks Hospital.

Our group also donated a big shipment of medicine and health supplies to Art for Humanity, bought wish list items for the Fairfax animal shelter, and supported Trinity’s missions to The Leadership Center and Heart to Heart orphanage. We paid for all our supplies and donations solely through sales from the annual Holiday Bazaar. So thanks to everyone who supports us by shopping! (Sales continue through Sun., Dec. 23.)

Meanwhile, our work continues on alternating Monday nights, when we make all those comfort items. Sessions in January will be Jan. 7 and Jan. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 124. If you can’t make the meetings, we have homework. We also have a Loom Hat project for those interested in making adult hats for Christ House and baby caps for Fair Oaks Hospital. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse.

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life (Dec. 2)

PRAYERS

Our Prayer List

Abby, Addy, Alexis, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Ann, Anne, Annie Ruth, Annie, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Bates family, Beth, Bill, Bobbie, Brenda, Buddy, Burl, Carl, Carla, Carol Ann, Carol, Carrie, Carroll, Cathy, Charlie, Cherié, Clary family, Dane, Daniel, Darlene, Dave, David, Dean, Debbie, Del, Diana, Dorothy, Ed, Ella, Emma, Erika, Flo, Florian, Frank, Fred, Gary, George, Gloria, Herb, Herb, Holly, Jane, Janet, Jean, Jeff, Jerome, Jerry, Jim, Jim & Sharon, Joan, Joe, John Matthew, John, Jon, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, June, Kaela, Kate & Leo, Kay, Ken, Lance, Laurel, Layne, Len, Lenny, Leonida, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lindie, Lisa, Liz, LJ, Lorraine, Lou, Maddy, Marcia, Marciene, Mark, Martha, Mary, Mary Lou, Matt, McCullough family, Megan, Merlin, Michele, Michelle, Mike, Molly, Nancy, Niko, Olivia, Patty, Paul, Paul & Jeanette, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peggy, Penny, Phyllis, Ray, Richard, Robert, Ron & Maryann, Rosa, Sadler family, Sally, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott, Scott & Kathy, Sherry, Steve, Sue, Susan, Suzanne, Teresa, Terry, Theresa, Thomas, Tiki, Tom, Tonia, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Virginia, Vivian, the people of the Carolinas and the Florida panhandle and California, migrants, and those affected by mass shootings.

We extend sympathy to Jennifer, Jeff, Matt and David Sadler and their families on the Nov. 27 death of their father John Sadler. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on January 20, 2019.

Pray with Us Each Weekday

Eileen Gilmer prays on Facebook each weekday at 7 a.m. Tune in to begin your day with your church family. The video is also posted to her profile and the church’s Facebook page (Trinity UMC, McLean).


This week  

Join Pastor Jim for Bible Study for a new Advent study, We’re Not That Different from Joseph, a video series by Adam Hamilton. Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. This week: A Carpenter Names Joseph.

Crafts for a Cause is counting on you to drop by the Holiday Bazaar on Sunday in the Fellowship Building following both worship services. The Bazaar will be open each Sunday between now and Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m.—12 p.m. We accept cash, check and credit card.

Share Angel Tree gifts with tag are due Sunday. Gifts will be distributed at Share’s annual party later this week. Thank you for helping make the clients’ holiday special.

Widows Support Group will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for a potluck and to discuss the book, Option B by Sheryl Sandberg. The next gathering will be Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. for the Blue Christmas service in the Chapel.


Collection Drive for Share

Trinity’s Church & Society Committee sponsors monthly collections for local and worldwide ministries. During the month of December, we are collecting items for Share, our local food pantry that serves many homeless and underemployed members of our community. Their biggest needs now are:

  •  Vegetable Oil-48 oz
  •  Canned Fruit
  •  Canned Corn
  •  Pasta sauce- can or plastic
  •  1-2 lb bags Rice
  •  Canned black beans
  •  Canned chick peas
  •  Feminine Hygiene
  •  Diapers and Wipes

Please place donations in the bins outside the Sanctuary and in the Fellowship Building.

Crafts for a Cause

Find something for everyone on your list at the Crafts for a Cause Holiday Bazaar, going on every Sunday from 9:30 to noon in the Fellowship Building, through Dec. 16. The inventory changes every week, with tasty food, baby gifts and toys, pet treats, Christmas goodies and a new gifts for men section. You can’t find ANY of these things on Amazon, and all proceeds go to the Crafts ministry for the next year. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.

If you’re interested in exploring the Crafts group, we have two work sessions coming up when volunteers make comfort items for hospitals and shelters – Mon., Dec. 3, and Mon., Dec. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 124. We also have homework, and a Loom Hat project. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse.


in the Chapel

Moms’ Group Cookie Exchange

Please join us on Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at the home of Erika Keough (6360 Lynwood Hill Rd, McLean). What you need to bring: About 3 dozen cookies/brownies/treats to exchange and an empty container to hold your share of the goodies. Questions? Contact Jessica Faust.

 

What’s Happening at Trinity (Dec. 2018)

Dec. 3 & 17 Crafts for a Cause
7 p.m.
Learn about the latest projects:
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Dec. 5 Widow Support Group
6:30 p.m.
We will discuss Option B by Sheryl Sandberg
Dec. 9 Children’s musical
10:30 a.m.
Trinity Trebles presents Aaron, the Allergic Shepherd
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Dec. 9 Moms’ Group Cookie Exchange, 7 p.m. RSVP Jessica Faust
Dec. 9 Martha’s Table Sandwich Making
Dec. 16 Lessons & Carols
10:30 a.m.
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Dec. 16 Advent Workshop
2—4:30 p.m.
Annual children’s event. To learn more and register: http://umtrinity.org/get-involved/advent-workshop
Dec. 19 Blue Christmas
7 p.m.
A service of remembrance for those who feel loss.
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve worship
5, 8 & 10 p.m.
Celebrate Christ’s birth with your Trinity Church family
http://umtrinity.org/worship/christmas
Dec. 24-26 Office Closed
BOOK CHAT

Book Chat will take a break for the holidays and resume on Tuesday, January 8, with a discussion of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, by Kelli Estes, a powerful story about family secrets that testifies to the endurance of the human spirit and the human heart. We meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Trinity Library. Bring a light dinner (dessert is provided) and enjoy fellowship and lively conversation. Questions? Contact Kathy Maher.

Moms’ Group Cookie Exchange

Please join us on Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at the home of Erika Keough (6360 Lynwood Hill Rd, McLean). What you need to bring: About 3 dozen cookies/brownies/treats to exchange and an empty container to hold your share of the goodies. Questions? Contact Jessica Faust.

 

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Crafts Bazaar & Continuing Projects

Crafts for a Cause is counting on you to drop by the Holiday Bazaar in the Fellowship Building following both worship services. This is our only fund raiser and it’s the source of all the money we need for next year’s ministry of comforts. Come shop for Christmas food gifts, toys, jewelry and household items, all one-of-a-kind and made by Trinity members.

Meanwhile, the work continues to make the comfort pillows, baby hats, blankets, and dolls we make for hospitals and shelters. Next sessions: Mon., Dec. 3 & 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 124.

We also offer instruction in making loom hats, our new project to provide warm caps for adults and newborns. Supplies can be provided, or you can buy a loom kit at the Bazaar. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse.

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Nov. 18

Our Prayer List

Andrea, Anne, Bill, Bob & Fran, Bonnie, Carol, Chip & Tessa, Denise, Diane, Ellen, Eunice, Evelyn, Gail & Hal, Gary, Grace, Jack, Jason, Jim & Sharon, Jimmy, Jung, Kathleen, Marge, McCullough family, Mike, Olivia, Paul, Peggy & Bill, Phipps family, Robert, Susan, Thomas, Tilton family, Vicky, Wayne, the people of the Florida panhandle, migrants, those affected by mass shootings and the victims of the California wildfires.


Join Pastor Jim for Bible Study for Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas. This video series, also presented by The Ohio State University professor, Dr. David Brakke, will examine the people and texts of the first four centuries A.D. with a shared interest in knowledge (gnōsis, in Greek). Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. This week: The Feminine in Gnositc Myth.

Crafts for a Cause is counting on you to drop by the Holiday Bazaar that starts today in the Fellowship Building following both worship services. This is our only fund raiser and it’s the source of all the money we need for next year’s ministry of comforts. Come shop for Thanksgiving & Christmas food gifts, toys, jewelry and household items, all one-of-a-kind and made by Trinity members. The Bazaar will be open each Sunday between now and Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m.—12 p.m.

Sales begin Friday, Nov. 23 at 12 p.m.