Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: April 8

PRAYERS

Abby, Alice, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Ann, Annie, Ashley, Bobbie, Carla, Carol, Cathryn, Danforth family, Daniel, Dara, Darlene, Dean, Debbie, Eddie, Ella, Eunice, Florian, Gail, Gary, Gloria, Heather & Carl, Helen, Herb, Hilda, Holly, Ina, Jane, Jenny & Geoff, Jim & Sharon, Jin, Jonte, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julia, Julie, June, Kelda, Ken, Ken, Kristin, Liam, Lilly, Lincoln, Lindie, Marciene, Marilyn, Mary Beth, Max, Michelle, Paul & Jeanette, Paula, Peggy, Phillip, Rashanda, Rich, Robert, Roberta & Howard, Ron, Sally & Heather, Sally, Sandelli family, Scott & Kathy, Skip, Sonny, Steve, Steve, Susan, Thom, Tim, Vivian, 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 58 mass shootings* this year.

* 4 or more killed/injured, gunviolencearchive.org


Current Collections

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.

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!

This Month’s Collection: Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center: To support this early childhood program, we are collecting

  • art supplies (construction paper, tempera paints, laminating paper, masking tape, Popsicle sticks, beads, stickers, etc.)
  • copy paper
  • cake mix (no chocolate or nuts)
  • plain Cheerios
  • HE Tide laundry detergent
  • canned fruit

New Class

The Apocyrphal Jesus begins next Sunday with Pastor Jim Sprouse. 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. Beginning the week of April 15: Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Library.


Altar Flowers: To sign up, please visit the notebook outside the chapel or bit.ly/altarflowers2017. The link includes 2018 dates.

Children’s Sunday School Teaching Opportunity: To volunteer as a teacher or assistant, please contact Keith Lee or Melissa Harris.

 

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,
mollysprouse@gmail.com.

Mission Trip to Honduras: June 30-July 7: Please join Dan Moore for an information session on Sunday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel to learn more.

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!

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, klee@umtrinity.org.

April 8 9:30 a.m. Confirmation

11:45 a.m. Life Coach session on Mindcraft

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

April 29 11:45 a.m. Confirmation & Youth Group

Talk on Relationships

 

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Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: April 1

Prayers

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


Sign up for Text Messages.

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.

  1. Vision Team – Create a vision for Trinity’s ministries. Design a volunteer recruiting and membership training event.
  2. Vision Fundraising Team (VFT) – Develop a kick-off sermon series; launch a fall Stewardship Campaign; plan and execute a Capital Campaign.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Children’s Sunday School Teaching Opportunity: To volunteer as a teacher or assistant, please contact Keith or Melissa Harris.

 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 jamie.loving@verizon.net

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, klee@umtrinity.org.

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

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: March 25

PRAYERS

Alice, Alice Ann, Ann, Chris, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Bill, Billy, Buddy, Burl, Candy, Carl, Carol, Cathy, Charlie, Cherie, Dan, Debbie, Del, Diana, Diane, Flo, Frances, Gary, Grace, Hannah, Harold, Hilda, Humm family, Jaime, Janet, Jeff, Jerry, Jim, Joan, Joe, John, Jonte, Kaela, Kathleen, Kay, Layne, Lenny, Leonida, Linda, Lindie, Lisa, LJ, Maddy, Matt, MK, Marilynn, Martha, Mary Lou, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, Nancy, Norma, Paul, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peter, Ray, Richard, Rosa, Sandy Sarkees, Scott, Sean, Sherry, Sue, Suzanne, Theresa, Tom, Thomas, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vickye, 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 49 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 Sunday School Teaching Opportunity: To volunteer as a teacher or assistant, please contact Keith Lee or Melissa Harris.

 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 bag/backpack, pajamas (child size 10-adult XXL), small blanket (preferably fuzzy), stuffed animal, journal, pens, pencils, books, adult toothbrush, and travel size 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 to drop off the supplies by April 30.

Crafts for a Cause: Our next bimonthly work sessions will be on Monday night, April 9 and 23, from 7 to 8:30. No “crafty” skills required, just helping hands. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse.

Easter Egg Hunt for children on the field by the Fellowship Building following the 10:30 worship service on March 25. If you forget your basket, a bag will be available.

Easter Flower Delivery and Decorating will be Saturday morning. All are welcome to join in the fun to help transform our worship space into something suitable to welcome the King. Contact Margie Meak for more information.

Girl Scout Silver Award Project: Trinity member, Amelia Swenson is working on a Girl Scout silver award project to benefit Friends- 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 jamie.loving@verizon.net

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!

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.

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.

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

April 15 11:45 a.m. Youth Choir

Relevant Talk with Nila

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: March 11

Prayers

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, hensleyl@verizon.net

Children’s Sunday School Teaching Opportunity: To volunteer as a teacher or assistant, please contact Keith, klee@umtrinity.org, or Melissa Harris,
maharris024@gmail.com.

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 mollysprouse@gmail.com.

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, tylees@verizon.net.

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 jamie.loving@verizon.net

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:

Message code Group
@jimbible Pastor Jim’s Bible Study
@preileen Pastor Eileen’s class
@TCchilded Children’s Education
@7confirm Confirmation class
@tumcevents Event Reminders
@tumcprayer Prayers
@trebles1 Trinity Trebles
@youth712 Youth Group

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, klee@umtrinity.org.

 

March 18          11:45 a.m. Lent Series with Nila

Youth Choir practice

Confirmation Class

 

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

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: March 4

PRAYERS

Aleah, Alice Ann, Amy, Andera, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Becky, Bill, Billy, Brooks family, Buddy, Burl, Candy, Carl, Carol, Cathryn, Cathy, Charlie, Cherie, Chris, Darlene, David, Dean, Debbie, Del, Deryl, Diana, Diane, Elizabeth, Eunice, Flo, Frances, Gail & Hal, Gary, Gino family, Irene, Janet, Jean, Jeff, Jeffmander, Jerry, Jim, Joan, Joanne, Joe, John, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, June, Kathleen, Layne, Lenny, Leonida, Linda, Lindie, Lisa, LJ, Maddy, M.G., Marciene, Margie, Marilynn, Mariolina, Marvin & Marnie, Matha, Mary Frances, Mary Lou, Matthew, Meg, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, MK, Nancy, Niko, Paul, Paul & Jeannette, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peter, Ray, Richard, Robert, Ron, Rosa, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott, Sean, Sherry, Sue, Susan, Suzanne, Theresa, Tom, Tommy, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vickeye 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 and the people and communities affected by more than 35 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.

Crafts for a Cause: Crafts for a Cause delivered another 100 knit baby caps to Fair Oaks Hospital recently, along with a big bag of neck pillows, fleece hats and surgery dolls. Another batch of girl’s dresses and dolls is being readied to be sent to Uganda. There is always more work to be done in Room 124, so join the group on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30. Upcoming dates: March 5, March 19 and April 9.

We also have homework projects if you can’t attend the work sessions. Thanks go to Andrea Hager, Alma Powell, Carrie Handler, Nell Gilmore, and the folks at Lewinsville Senior Center and Pimmit Hills Senior Center for completing their homework! For more information, contact mollysprouse@gmail.com.

Children’s Ministry Leadership Opportunity: Our Children’s Ministry Team is looking for new leadership to plan fun social events for Trinity’s children. Events in the past have included the Easter Egg Hunt, Movie Night, Advent Workshop, etc. If you’d like to know more, please contact Lynda Hensley, hensleyl@verizon.net

Children’s Sunday School Teaching Opportunity: We have wonderful opportunities to shape, influence and disciple children at Trinity. All age groups available. Contact Keith, klee@umtrinity.org, or Melissa Harris, maharris024@gmail.com.

Easter flower order forms can be found in several locations: at the ends of the pews in the Sanctuary, on the stand outside the Chapel and online at umtrinity.org/get-involved/easter-flowers. Orders are due March 7 so that the vendor has time to grow enough flowers to beautify our worship spaces on Easter Sunday.

 

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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, tylees@verizon.net.

Offering Envelopes 2018: Envelopes are in the Narthex to be picked up today!

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!

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 above 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:

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.)

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: hamburger bar, French fries 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, klee@umtrinity.org.

March 4          11:45 a.m. Lent Series with Nila

Youth Choir practice

March 11          11:45 a.m.   Lent Series with Keith

March 18         11:45 a.m.   Lent Series with Nila

Youth Choir practice

March 25        11:45 a.m.   Lent Series with Nila

New meeting time for Youth Group starting today at 11:45 a.m. in Room 403.

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life (Feb. 25)

PRAYERS

Abby, Alice, Alice & Chuck, Aleah, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Annie, Ashley, Barbara, Becky, Bill, Bob & Fran, Bobbie, Brooks, Buddy, Candy, Carla, Carol, Charlie, Chris, Chuck, Daniel, Darlene, David, Dean, Debbie, Deryl, Donald, Eddie, Ella, Eunice, Florian, Frances, Gail & Hal, Gilmer family, Herb, Hilda, Holly, Irene, Jane, Janet, Jean, Jeff, Jeffmander, Jerry, Jim, Joanne, Joe, John, John & Mary, Joni, Jonte, Jose, Josh, Joyce, Julie, Julietta, Kaela, Katherine, Kathy, Keith, Kelly, Ken, Kent family, Lewis, Lilly, Lincoln, M.G., Maddy, Marilyn, Mariolina, Martha, Mary, Mary Frances, Mary Lou, Matt, Matthew, Max, Meg, Melissa, MG, Michelle, Molly & George, Patty, Paul, Paul & Jeannette, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Pete, Reginald, Ron, Sally, Sandy, Sara, Scott & Kathy, Sophia, Soyong, Steve, Susan, Suzanne, Teresa, Tom, Vivian, 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 and the people and communities affected by violence.


Altar Flowers

To sign up, please visit the notebook outside the chapel or bit.ly/altarflowers2017. The link includes 2018 dates.

Celtic Service Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Chapel. Join us for our contemplative worship service accompanied by keyboard and hammered dulcimer.

NEW GROUP: There will be a gathering Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Parsonage to discuss forming a support group for widowed spouses. Casual dress and light refreshments. Anyone interested in joining the group is welcome. Please contact Molly Sprouse for directions.

Crafts for a Cause delivered another 100 knit baby caps to Fair Oaks Hospital recently, along with a big bag of neck pillows, fleece hats and surgery dolls. Another batch of girl’s dresses and dolls is being readied to be sent to Uganda. There is always more work to be done in Room 124, so join the group on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30. Upcoming dates: March 5, March 19 and April 9.

We also have homework projects if you can’t attend the work sessions. Thanks go to Andrea Hager, Alma Powell, Carrie Handler, Nell Gilmore, and the folks at Lewinsville Senior Center and Pimmit Hills Senior Center for completing their homework! For more information, contact mollysprouse@gmail.com.

Children’s Ministry Leadership Opportunity: Our Children’s Ministry Team is looking for new leadership to plan fun social events for Trinity’s children. Events in the past have included Easter Egg Hunt, Movie Night, Advent Workshop, etc. If you’d like to know more, please contact Lynda Hensley, hensleyl@verizon.net

Children’s Sunday School Teaching Opportunity: We have wonderful opportunities to shape, influence and disciple children at Trinity. All age groups available. Contact Keith, klee@umtrinity.org, or Melissa Harris,
maharris024@gmail.com.

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed: Share has added a new food pantry opening on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month between the hours of 10:30 and noon. Volunteers are needed to staff these openings between 10:15 and 12:15. No experience necessary. Anyone interested can contact Chris Wilbur at ShareWishes@gmail.com. Share is located at McLean Baptist Church.

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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, tylees@verizon.net.

Offering Envelopes 2018: Envelopes are in the Narthex to be picked up today!

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!

Text Message Reminders: Trinity United Methodist Church will now offer text message reminders. There are two options for signing-up to opt-in:

1) Text the number 81010 with the following message:

Message code Group
@jimbible Pastor Jim’s Bible Study
@preileen Pastor Eileen’s class
@TCchilded Children’s Education
@7confirm Confirmation class
@tumcevents Event Reminders
@tumcprayer Prayers
@trebles1 Trinity Trebles
@youth712 Youth Group

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This Month’s Collection: Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center: We are collecting paper towels, HE laundry detergent, Cheerios and white cake mix. Please place your donations in the bins outside the sanctuary & in the Fellowship Lobby.

Our March collection will benefit Martha’s Table. We will be collecting travel-sized toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soaps, etc.)

 

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

Prayers

Abby, Alice, Alice & Chuck, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Annie, Ashley, Barbara, Bill, Bob & Fran, Bobbie, Brooks, Buddy, Candy, Carla, Carol, Charlie, Chris, Chuck, Daniel, Darlene, Dean, Debbie, Donald, Eddie, Ella, Florian, Frances, Gilmer family, Herb, Hilda, Holly, Jane, Janet, Jeff, Jerry, Jim, Joe, John, John & Mary, Joni, Jonte, Jose, Josh, Joyce, Julietta, Kaela, Katherine, Kathy, Keith, Kelly, Ken, Kent family, Lilly, Lincoln, M.G., Maddy, Marilyn, Martha, Mary, Mary Lou, Matt, Matthew, Max, Melissa, Michelle, Molly & George, Patty, Paul, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Pete, Reginald, Sally, Sara, Scott & Kathy, Sophia, Soyong, Steve, Susan, Suzanne, Teresa, Tom, Vivian, Yancey and Yvette.

We continue to pray for those seeking employment, college students, travelers, the people of California, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, relief workers, those dealing with mental illness, our elected leaders, church committees, military families, immigrants and the people and communities affected by violence.

We extend sympathy to Ray & Eileen Gilmer on the death of Ray’s aunt, Jean Simmons.


Altar Flowers: To sign up, please visit the notebook outside the chapel or bit.ly/altarflowers2017. The link includes 2018 dates.

Crafts for a Cause: The mountain of flannel, fleece and cotton in the Crafts for a Cause workroom has been trimmed back to a small hill, and the resulting comfort items have been dispatched to hospitals, shelters and African villages. Thanks to Cindy and Jim Wilson for delivering 25 fleece blankets and hats to the Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria. We also sent a box of 31 dresses and a dozen dolls to needy girls in Uganda. That’s in addition to our monthly delivery to Fair Oaks Hospital of neck pillows, surgery dolls and baby caps.

If you’d like to be a part of this rewarding ministry, join us in Room 124 on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30. Upcoming sessions: Feb. 19,and March 5 & 19. We need help with everything from cutting fabric to sewing, stuffing and simple embroidery. All skill levels welcome. We also have some homework projects if you can’t make the work sessions. For more information, contact Molly Sprouse at mollysprouse@gmail.com.

Children’s Sunday School Teaching Opportunity: We have wonderful opportunities to shape, influence and disciple children at Trinity. All age groups available. Contact Keith, klee@umtrinity.org, or Melissa Harris, maharris024@gmail.com.

Discover Trinity: Feb. 18: Are you interested in finding out more about Trinity Church? If you have recently joined or are thinking about becoming a member, please join us for our Discover Trinity class. You’ll find out ways to get involved and will have a chance to ask any questions about Trinity or the greater United Methodist Church. For more information, please contact Pastor Eileen at egilmer@umtrinity.org.

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed: Share has added a new food pantry opening on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month between the hours of 10:30 and noon. Volunteers are needed to staff these openings between 10:15 and 12:15. No experience necessary. Anyone interested can contact Chris Wilbur at ShareWishes@gmail.com. Share is located at McLean Baptist Church.

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, tylees@verizon.net.

Offering Envelopes 2018: Envelopes are in the Narthex to be picked up today!

 

This Month’s Collection: Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center: We are collecting paper towels, HE laundry detergent, Cheerios and white cake mix. Please place your donations in the bins outside the sanctuary & in the Fellowship Lobby.

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.

Feb 18   5 p.m.          Special Dinner & Games

Feb 25   11:45 a.m.   Youth Choir practice

Feb 25   5 p.m.          College Care Packages