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.
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Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Nov. 11

Our Prayer List

Abby, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Annie, Ashley, Barbara, Bill, Bob & Fran, Bobbie, Bonnie, Carla, Carol, Chip & Tessa, Claudia, Daniel, Darlene, Dave, David, Decarlo, Diane, Dudley & Susan, Eileen & Bob, Ella, Ellen, Eunice, Evelyn, Florian, Gail & Hal, Gary, Grace, Herb, Holly, Jack, Jane, Jim & Sharon, Jimmy, John, Josh, Julie, Karen, Kathleen, Ken, Lilly, Lincoln, Marge, McCullough family, Michelle, Mike, Olivia, Pat, Paul & Jeanette, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Phipps family, Robert, Sally, Scott & Kathy, Shirley, Steve, Susan, Thomas, Tiki, Tilton family, Vicky, Virginia, Vivian, Wayne, the people of the Florida panhandle, migrants and those affected by mass shootings.


This Week

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: Gnosticism’s Ritual Pathway to God.


Outreach

Collection Drive for Share

Trinity’s Church & Society Committee sponsors monthly collections for local and worldwide ministries. During the month of November, 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.

Collecting Christmas Cards: Naty de las Alas is collecting new or gently used Christmas cards (religious theme preferred) that will be distributed to the homeless. Look for the collection boxes in the Narthex and in the Fellowship Building. Thank you!

Crafts for a Cause

Christmas stockings, fleece blankets, soft hats and neck pillows are piling up in the Crafts room, thanks to the recent efforts of volunteers to make comfort items for Fair Oaks Hospital patients. You can be a part of this rewarding ministry by joining one of these upcoming work sessions on Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124: Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Dec. 17.

Crafts also has an ongoing Loom Hat Project to provide warm hats for Christ House residents and newborn babies at Fair Oaks. This is an easy task that only requires a loom and thick yarn. If you would like to try your hand at making a loomed hat, contact Molly Sprouse at mollysprouse@gmail.com, or check out the displays in the back of the Sanctuary and the Fellowship Building and at http://bit.ly/tumccrafts.

Also, please mark your calendars for our annual Holiday Food and Crafts Bazaar starting Sun., Nov. 18. This is how we raise the funds to run next year’s crafts ministry, so we count on your support.

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Oct. 28

Our Prayer List

Abby, Alice, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Anne, Annie, Ashley, Barbara, Bill, Billy, Bob, Bobbie, Bonnie, Boutwell family, Carla, Carol, Cathy, Cheryl, Chip & Tessa, Chris, Connie, Dale, Daniel, Darlene, Dave, Dudley & Susan, Ella, Eunice, Florian, Frank, Gail, Gail & Hal, George, Gloria, Grace-Marie, Herb, Hilda, Holly, Jane, Jeffmander, Jim & Sharon, John, Josh, Julie, Julia, Karen, Ken, Len, Lewis, Lillie, Lilly, Lincoln, Lisa, Maria, Mark, Matt, Michael, Michelle, Minnie, Olivia, Pat, Paul, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Peggy, Ralph, Ray, Rob, Roseanne, Sally, Scott & Kathy, Sharon, Silka family, Steve, Susan, Terry, Tiki, Tom & Jewell, Virginia, Vivian, Wayne, Yancey, Young, victims of sexual assault and those impacted by natural disasters.


This week  

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: Judas as a Gnostic Tragic Hero.

 


Rise Against Hunger

Saturday, November 3

8 – 10:30 a.m.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

1545 Chain Bridge Rd , McLean

You can be a part of the McLean Community Rise Against Hunger’s Meal Packaging Event, in the movement to end hunger by the year 2030. Visit bit.ly/mealpacking18 to sign up. There’s one morning shift looking for volunteers, ages 4 – 104!


Mission Trips

Dan & Chris Moore are returning to The Leadership Center in Honduras and you’re invited to join them: Nov. 9-26 and Jan. 9 – Feb. 5. Interested persons are welcome to join them for all or part of either trip. For more, please visit: https://wp.me/p3DkoW-gd

Outreach

Collection Drive for Christ House

Trinity’s Church & Society Committee sponsors monthly collections for local and worldwide ministries. During the month of October, we are collecting items for Christ House, an inpatient medical facility for homeless men in Adams Morgan in DC. Christ House is the only facility of its kind in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area where over 6,000 people experience homelessness every day. We are collecting

New or Gently Used Men’s clothing items  (Medium – 2XL):

 sweatpants

 undershirts

 long sleeve t-shirts

 short sleeve t-shirts

Men’s shoes (Sizes 9 – 13):

 shower shoes

 tennis or other shoes

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

 

Collecting Christmas Cards: Naty de las Alas is collecting new or gently used Christmas cards (religious theme preferred) that will be distributed to the homeless. Look for the collection boxes in the Narthex and in the Fellowship Building. Thank you!

Crafts for a Cause

Christmas stockings, fleece blankets, soft hats and neck pillows are piling up in the Crafts room, thanks to the recent efforts of volunteers to make comfort items for Fair Oaks Hospital patients. You can be a part of this rewarding ministry by joining one of these upcoming work sessions on Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124: Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Dec. 17.

Crafts also has an ongoing Loom Hat Project to provide warm hats for Christ House residents and newborn babies at Fair Oaks. This is an easy task that only requires a loom and thick yarn. If you would like to try your hand at making a loomed hat, contact Molly Sprouse at mollysprouse@gmail.com, or check out the displays in the back of the Sanctuary and the Fellowship Building and at http://bit.ly/tumccrafts.

Also, please mark your calendars for our annual Holiday Food and Crafts Bazaar starting Sun., Nov. 18. This is how we raise the funds to run next year’s crafts ministry, so we count on your support.

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Oct. 14

Our Prayer List

Abby, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Ashley, Barbara, Bill, Bonnie, Carla, Carlos, Carol, Cheryl, Daniel, Darlene, Dave, Ella, Eunice, Florian, Galvin family, Gay, George, Hansen family, Hartman family, Hartsoe family, Herb, Holly, Jane, Jim & Sharon, John, Josh, Julia, Julian, Karen, Ken, Lilly, Lincoln, Lisa, Mark,Matt, McCullough family, Michelle, Minnie, Pat, Paul, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Roseanne, Steve, Susan, Tiki, Virginia, Vivian, Wayne, Yancey, Young, victims of sexual assault and those impacted by natural disasters.


This week  

Pastor’s Bible Study

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: Who Were the Gnostics?

Discover Trinity

Are you thinking about Trinity or want to find more ways to get involved? During our Discover Trinity classes (Oct. 14 & 21) at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel. You will have a chance to meet with church leaders, as well as find out about what it means to be a United Methodist and member of Trinity Church. Plus, you’ll have a chance to ask questions about Trinity or the greater United Methodist Church. We would love to have you join us for both classes but welcome you, even if for only one. Childcare is available during this time. The nursery (also located in the Fellowship Building) is open for infants and toddlers. Older children are welcome to join us.

Visit umcor.org for ways that you can help those recovering from Hurricanes Florence and Micheal, the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia and other natural disasters.

 



Missions Calendar

Sat., Oct. 27: An Evening to Support H2H Children’s Village will feature El Tio’s Tex-Mex, wine & beer, an ice cream bar, silent auction, raffle, and it’s family friendly – childcare provided. You’ll also have a chance to meet H2H teen resident Francisco – his dream is to be a robotics engineer. More information on page 4 of Sunday’s bulletin and at http://umtrinity.org/get-involved/missions.

Nov 9 – 26: Dan & Chris Moore return to The Leadership Center. If you’re interested in joining their team for any or all of the trip, please contact Dan Moore, dmoore@longtreetpartners.com, or Chris Moore, christinecmoore@gmail.com.

Jan. 9 – Feb. 5, 2019: Dan & Chris will once again return to The Leadership Center and anyone interested may join them for part or all of the trip.

For more about the trips, please visit: https://wp.me/p3DkoW-gd


Outreach

 

Collection Drive for Christ House

Trinity’s Church & Society Committee sponsors monthly collections for local and worldwide ministries. During the month of October, we are collecting items for Christ House, an inpatient medical facility for homeless men in Adams Morgan in DC. Christ House is the only facility of its kind in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area where over 6,000 people experience homelessness every day. We are collecting

New or Gently Used Men’s clothing items  (Medium – 2XL):

  •  sweatpants
  •  undershirts
  •  long sleeve t-shirts
  •  short sleeve t-shirts

Men’s shoes (Sizes 9 – 13):

  •  shower shoes
  •  tennis or other shoes

Please place donations in the bins outside the sanctuary and in the fellowship building.

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

Crafts for a Cause

Monday, Oct. 22, Crafts will have its regular Monday night session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 124, to work on stockings, pillows, dolls and blankets.

If you can’t attend any of these work sessions, consider our ‘homework” plan of making a loom hat for babies and adults. Information on the LOOM HAT PROJECT is available in the Narthex and the Fellowship Building and at http://bit.ly/tumccrafts. For details, contact Molly Sprouse at mollysprouse@gmail.com.

Shepherd’s Center Needs Volunteers

Drivers needed to take seniors to and from medical appointments, the pharmacy and grocery store. No specific time commitment is needed. Please call to hear how easy it is to help the Shepherd’s Center, at 703-506-2199 or visit our brand new website at www.scmafc.org.


An Evening to Support H2H Children’s Village

Saturday, October 27

5 – 8 p.m.

The Speidel Home

900 Chinquapin Road, McLean

El Tio’s Tex-Mex, wine & beer, an ice cream bar, family friendly — childcare provided.

Meet H2H teen resident Francisco—his dream is to be a robotics engineer

H2H, a U.S. nonprofit, rescues children from abandonment & abuse in Honduras. H2H is raising 110 children as their own—with unconditional love, care and education.

Tickets:

$50 individual

$150 family

Raffle Tickets $5 each, $20 for 5

To win a Microsoft Surface Go Tablet

Please pay at http://umtrinity.org/get-involved/missions.

Goals $40,000 for Daily Care and Solar Panels.

Silent Auction items: Redskins tickets, River House vacation, etc.

 

Bridging God’s Word for Everyday Life: Oct. 7

PRAYERS

Abby, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Ashley, Barbara, Bill, Bonnie, Boutwell family, Bridget, Carla, Carlos, Carol, Cheryl, Chip, Dale, Daniel, Darlene, Debbie, Ella, Eunice, Florian, Gail, Galvin family, Gay, Hansen family, Hartman family, Hartsoe family, Herb, Holly, Hope, Jane, Jim & Sharon, John, Josh, Judy, Julian, Karen, Ken, Len, Lilly, Lincoln, Matt, McCullough family, Michelle, Olivia, Pat, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Peggy, Ralph, Robert, Silka family, Steve, Susan, Terry, Tom & Jewell, Virginia, Vivian, Yancey Young, victims of sexual assault and those impacted by natural disasters.


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: Who Were the Gnostics?.

Good Works Day

Saturday, October 13

9 a.m.—12 p.m.

Chili lunch

There will be inside and outside projects at the Fellowship Building, Trinity House, and the parsonage. Supplies and tools will be provided so everybody can come join in a morning of service. Church & Society will have a group at SHARE, a Crafts for a Cause project in Room 124 (see below), and children 4 years of age and older will work with Pastor Keith on a project for Honduras. The Iglesia de Dios congregation will have an international missions workshop while we are doing campus projects, and then Trinity will host a fellowship chili lunch for everyone together at noon. Questions? Contact Karen Hunt.

Crafts for a Cause projects: There will be opportunities to work on Christmas stockings for newborns, learning to loom a hat for babies and adults, stuffing and stitching pillows and dolls, and cutting and sewing girls’ dresses and fleece throws. Men, women and older children (12 and above) are welcome. No crafty skills required.

 


Outreach

Collection Drive for Christ House

Trinity’s Church & Society Committee sponsors monthly collections for local and worldwide ministries. During the month of October, we are collecting items for Christ House, an inpatient medical facility for homeless men in Adams Morgan in DC. Christ House is the only facility of its kind in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area where over 6,000 people experience homelessness every day. We are collecting

New or Gently Used Men’s clothing items  (Medium – 2XL):

 sweatpants

 undershirts

 long sleeve t-shirts

 short sleeve t-shirts

Men’s shoes (Sizes 9 – 13):

 shower shoes

 tennis or other shoes

Please place donations in the bins outside the sanctuary and in the fellowship building.

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

Crafts for a Cause

Crafts for a Cause will offer an open workshop during Good Works Day on Sat., Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 124. There will be opportunities to work on Christmas stockings for newborns, learning to loom a hat for babies and adults, stuffing and stitching pillows and dolls, and cutting and sewing girls’ dresses and fleece throws. Men, women and older children (12 and above) are welcome. No crafty skills required.

Tomorrow night (Oct. 8) Crafts will have its regular Monday night session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 124, to work on stockings, pillows, dolls and blankets. The other session during October, besides the Good Works Day, will be Mon., Oct. 22.

If you can’t attend any of these work sessions, consider our ‘homework” plan of making a loom hat for babies and adults. Information on the LOOM HAT PROJECT is available in the Narthex and the Fellowship Building. For details, contact Molly Sprouse.

Mission Trips

Dan & Chris Moore are returning to The Leadership Center in Honduras and you’re invited to join them: Nov. 9-26 and Jan. 9 – Feb. 5. Interested persons are welcome to join them for all or part of either trip. For more, please visit: https://wp.me/p3DkoW-gd

 

An Evening to Support H2H Children’s Village

Saturday, October 27

5 – 8 p.m.

The Speidel Home

900 Chinquapin Road, McLean

Read more about the fundraiser …

 

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Sept. 30

Our Prayer List

Abby, Alice, Andrea, Andrew, Angela, Ann, Anne, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Ben, Beth, Bill, Billy, Boutwell family, Brenda, Buddy, Burl, Carl, Carla, Carol Ann, Carol, Carroll, Cathy, Charlie, Cherié, Chip, Christopher, Cindy, Connie, Connie, Dale, Daniel, Danny, Darlene, Dave, David, Dean, Debbie, Del, Diana, Dorothy, Ed, Eileen, Elbert & Lois, Ella, Flo, Florian, Frank, Gabriela, Gail, Gary, Herb, Holly, Hope, Jane, Janet, Jean, Jeff, Jerry, Jim & Sharon, Jim, Joan, John, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, June, Karen, Kay, Layne, Leah, Len, Len, Lenny, Leonida, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lindie, Lisa, Lorraine, Maddy, Marciene, Margaret, Martha, Mary Lou, Mary, Maryann, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, Mila, Nancy, Nelda, Olivia, Pat, Paul, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peggy, Ralph, Ray, Richard, Robert, Ron, Rosa, Sandy, Sarkees, Shannon, Sherry, Silka family, Steven, Sue, Susan, Suzanne, Terri, Terry, Theresa, Thomas, Tiki, Tom & Jewell, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vivian, Yancey Young, and those impacted by natural disasters.


This week  

New Topic Begins This week

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: Rediscovering Gnōsis.


H2H Children’s Village Family Fiesta

Saturday, October 27

5 – 8 p.m.

The Speidel Home

900 Chinquapin Road, McLean

You are invited to a FAMILY FIESTA to support Heart to Heart Children’s Village in Honduras, a U.S. nonprofit.

Our mission trips have connected us to these beautiful children. They’ve suffered unimaginable trauma, violence, abuse and severe malnutrition. H2H takes them in and raises each one as their own with unconditional love, care and education. Right now there are 110 H2H children.

Our evening will include delicious El Tio’s Tex-Mex, wine & beer, and an ice cream bar. There will also be fun stuff for the kids; childcare provided.

You will meet Francisco, 17, who grew up at H2H! He just graduated from high school and is now living in New York with a sponsor to continue his education. His dream is to become a robotics engineer.

Donate for Tickets:

Go to http://bit.ly/TUMCgive click on “Other” and write “H2H fund” in the box with *.

Please visit http://bit.ly/h2hfiesta for more.

$50 individual

$150 family–includes 10 raffle tickets

$500 tax deductible donation & invite 8 friends


Mission Trips

Dan & Chris Moore are returning to The Leadership Center in Honduras and you’re invited to join them: Nov. 9-26 and Jan. 9 – Feb. 5. Interested persons are welcome to join them for all or part of either trip. For more, please visit: https://wp.me/p3DkoW-gd


Good Works Day

Oct. 13

9 a.m.—12 p.m.

Chili lunch at noon

Exciting indoor and outdoor projects at Fellowship Building, Langley Building, Parsonage, Trinity House and parking lot. More details at http://bit.ly/tumcgwd. Contact Wayne Detwiler, wldetwiler@yahoo.com or Karen Hunt, karenwhunt@earthlink.net.


Outreach

Collection Drive for Art for Humanity

Trinity’s Church & Society Committee sponsors monthly collections for local and worldwide ministries. During September, we’re collecting over-the-counter health care products for Art for Humanity in Honduras. Due to chronic malnutrition, multivitamins are particularly needed.

  • Multivitamins
  • Decongestant
  • Antihistamine
  • Neosporin antibiotic cream
  • Cough drops
  • Cortisone anti-itch cream
  • Band aids
  • Toothbrushes
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen

Please be sure products have 12 months before expiration. Leave your donations in the donation baskets located outside the sanctuary and in the fellowship building.

Crafts for a Cause

Recently, Trinity’s Crafts for a Cause ministry was recognized for the contributions of neck pillows, blankets, baby caps, adult hats, teddy bears and Christmas stockings made to Fair Oaks Hospital’s programs to bring comfort to patients of all ages. Volunteers Marti Bowden, Naty de las Alas and Molly Sprouse, along with Pastor Jim Sprouse, represented Trinity at the Teddy Bear Tea, where the chief medical officer reported that since 1991 the program has generated nearly 94,000 comfort items! Crafts for a Cause is honored to be a part of that effort.

Meanwhile, the work continues to produce all those comforting pillows, blankets and hats at alternating Monday night work sessions, coming up on Oct. 8 & 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 124. You don’t have to be a crafter to participate. We also have homework projects if you can’t make the meetings.

Crafts is starting a Loom Hat Project to make warm adult hats for Christ House and newborn hats for Fair Oaks Hospital. Look for the display in the Narthex and the Fellowship Building for details on materials and instructions. This is a fun, easy project for men, women or older children.

For more information, contact Molly Sprouse at
mollysprouse@gmail.com.


 

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Sept. 16

PRAYERS

Our Prayer List

Abby, Allie, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Annie, Ashley, Barbara, Betty, Bill, Bob, Bob & Eileen, Bobbie, Bonnie, Carla, Carol, Catherine & Henry, Cav, Chip & Tessa, Daniel, Darlene, Dave, Duane, Ed & Sally, Ella, Florian, Gabriela, Gail & Hal, Gay, Herb, Hermanson family, Hilda, Holly, James & She-Fin, Jane, Jenny & Geoff, Jim, Jim & Sharon, JJ, Joe, John, John & Mary Frances, Jonathan, Josh, Julie, Julieta, K, Ken, Lilly, Lincoln, Liz, Marilyn, Mark, Matt, McCullough family, Meg, Michelle, Olivia, Pat, Paul & Jeanette, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Sally, Sally & Ryan, Sarah, Scott & Emma, Scott & Kathy, Scott & Patsy, Stephen, Steve, Susan, Tiki, Tim, Tom, Virginia, Vivian, and Yancey.

Pray with Us Each Weekday at a New Time!

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 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: Tours of Hell before Dante


Children

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

Children’s Sunday School includes classes for all children pre-K through 6th grade in Room 402. Children are dismissed from 10:30 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, our children’s choir for ages 4 – 11, meets on Wednesdays, from 6 – 7 p.m. in Langley Hall. Join us for Wednesday Night Diner and for singing! Questions? Contact Catherine Wethington,
cwethington@umtrinity.org.


Parents, Please register you children and youth for this year’s children’s and youth ministries – Sunday School, Confirmation, choir, etc. A convenient registration can be found online at: http://bit.ly/TUMCregister.


Youth

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

Confirmation class begins today at 11:40 a.m. It’s not too late to join. This class is open to all 7th graders. For more information, please contact Keith, klee@umtrinity.org.

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.

Sept. 16 11:40 a.m. Fall Youth Group Kick-off / Confirmation Class

Sept. 23 11:40 a.m. Music team intro to Grace Notes

Sept. 30 11:40 a.m. Video Games & Other Serious Endeavors

Oct. 7 11:40 a.m. Four Truths About Habits

Follow us on Instagram: trinityumc_mclean


Outreach

Collection Drive for Art for Humanity

Trinity’s Church & Society Committee sponsors monthly collections for local and worldwide ministries. During September, we’re collecting over-the-counter health care products for Art for Humanity in Honduras. Due to chronic malnutrition, multivitamins are particularly needed.

  • Multivitamins
  • Decongestant
  • Antihistamine
  • Neosporin antibiotic cream
  • Cough drops
  • Cortisone anti-itch cream
  • Band aids
  • Toothbrushes
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen

Please be sure products have 12 months before expiration. Leave your donations in the donation baskets located outside the sanctuary and in the fellowship building.

Collecting Christmas Cards

Naty de las Alas is collecting new or gently used Christmas cards (religious theme preferred) that will be distributed to the homeless. Look for the collection boxes in the Narthex and in the Fellowship Building. Thank you!

Crafts for a Cause

Last week, Trinity’s Crafts for a Cause ministry was recognized for the contributions of neck pillows, blankets, baby caps, adult hats, teddy bears and Christmas stockings made to Fair Oaks Hospital’s programs to bring comfort to patients of all ages. Volunteers Marti Bowden, Naty de las Alas and Molly Sprouse, along with Pastor Jim Sprouse, represented Trinity at the Teddy Bear Tea, where the chief medical officer reported that since 1991 the program has generated nearly 94,000 comfort items! Crafts for a Cause is honored to be a part of that effort.

Meanwhile, the work continues to produce all those comforting pillows, blankets and hats at alternating Monday night work sessions, coming up on Sept. 24 and Oct. 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 124. You don’t have to be a crafter to participate. We also have homework projects if you can’t make the meetings.

Crafts for a Cause hopes to launch a project soon to encourage congregants to help us make adult and baby hats with a loom. It’s an easy and foolproof substitute for knitting and crocheting. If you’re interested, let us know. And if you know if anyone recovering from surgery or illness who would appreciate a comfort pillow or blanket, please let us know. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse at mollysprouse@gmail.com.