Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Dec. 24, 2017

PRAYERS

Abby, Alice Ann, Amanda, Andrew, Anita, Anne, Anne & Jay, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Beattie, Beaubien family, Bill & Andrea, Billy, Buddy, Burl, Callen, Carla, Carmen, Carol, Cathy, Charlie, Cherie, Chris, Daniel. Darlene, David, Dean, Debbie, Del, Diana, Donald, Dorothy, Ella, Erin, Eunice, Evelyn, Fred, Flo, Florian, Frances, Gary, GD, Gene, Gentry family, George, Greg, Herb, Hilda, Heuple family, Holly, Jane, Janet, Jeffmander, Jim, Joe, Josh, Joshua, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, June, Kathleen, Ken, Kyle Marie, Laura, Layne, Lenny, Leslie, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lindie, Lisa, LJ, Marciene, Margie, Marilynn, Martha, Mary Lou, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, Mk, Molloy family, Monroe family, Nancy, Norma, Paul, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy, Peterson family, Phyllis, Pritchard family, Ray, Reg, Richard, Robert, Roland, Rosa, Sam, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott, Sergio, Shannon, Shelia, Sherry, Steve, Sue, Susan, Susanna, Suzanne, Tom, Tommy, Tony, Torry, Vanna, Vickye, Vivian, and Yancey.

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


Book Chat: Looking for something new to do in 2018? Join us on Tuesday, January 9, to discuss Lisette’s List, by Susan Vreeland. We gather once a month at 6:30 p.m. in the Trinity Library. Bring a light dinner (dessert is provided) and enjoy fellowship and lively conversation. Contact Kathy Maher, Kathyngs@gmail.com.

Crafts for a Cause: Thanks to your support for the Holiday Bazaar, Crafts for a Cause is roaring into 2018 with energy and purpose! We made more than $3,800, which easily funds another year of supplying comfort items to hospitals and shelters. We’ll also be able to support the Leadership Center and Heart2Heart in Honduras, Art for Humanity, and several other causes chosen by the group.

If you would like to help make the pillows, blankets, dolls and dresses, we meet on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. Upcoming dates: Mon., Jan. 8, and Mon., Jan. 22. All adults are welcome; no skills required; instruction provided. Read more…

Contact Molly Sprouse at mollysprouse@gmail.com for more information.

This Month’s Collection: Share Food Drive: We are collecting tuna, rice in 2 lb. bags, cooking oil, canned beans, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, diapers (especially sizes 4-6), baby wipes, baby shampoo, diaper rash cream, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry and dish soap and Safeway/Giant gift cards. Please place your donations in the bins outside the sanctuary and in the Fellowship Building. Please drop off Safeway/Giant gift cards in the church office.

Men’s Group: There will be a breakfast gathering for Trinity Men on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 a.m. in Langley Hall. All are invited.

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!

Treasurer’s Report

Total receipts excluding special debt reduction:

Giving through 12/10/17        $1,006,417

Offering on 12/17/17        $34,113

Total through 12/17/17        $1,040,531

2017 Budget        $1,149,300

Needed to Achieve Budget        $108,769

 

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Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Dec. 17, 2017

PRAYERS

Amanda, Andrew, Beattie, Bill & Andrea, Callen, Carl & Heather, Carmen, Cathryn, Daniel, Dean, Debbie, Erin, Eunice, Evelyn, Gene, George, Gerry & Kathy, Helen, Herb, Hilda, Jane, Jeff, Joe, John, Joshua, Juliet, Kristin, Laura, LJ, Mk, Molloy family, Monroe family, Norma, Paul, Peggy, Phyllis, Reginald, Ronnie, Sam, Sergio, Susan, Tommy, Tony, Wanda, and Yancey.

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


Advent Study: Pastors Jim Sprouse and Eileen Gilmer are each leading an Advent Study. Because of Bethlehem, a study by Max Lucado meets with Pastor Gilmer in Room 302 at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Sprouse leads Down to Earth by Mike Slaughter on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Monday at 10 a.m.

Book Chat: Looking for something new to do in 2018? Join us on Tuesday, January 9, to discuss Lisette’s List, by Susan Vreeland. We gather once a month at 6:30 p.m. in the Trinity Library. Bring a light dinner (dessert is provided) and enjoy fellowship and lively conversation. Contact Kathy Maher.

Christmas Office Hours

Regular hours through Dec. 21.

  • Friday, December 22: 9 a.m.  – 12 p.m.
  • Monday, December 25: Closed
  • Tuesday, December 26: Closed
  • Wednesday, December 27: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 28: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Friday, December 29: Closed
  • Monday, January 1: Closed

Regular hours resume January 2, 2018.

Crafts for a Cause: Thank you to all who have supported our annual Bazaar this year. Upcoming work session: Dec. 18. Contact Molly Sprouse, mollysprouse@gmail.com.

This Month’s Collection: Share Food Drive: We are collecting tuna, rice in 2 lb. bags, cooking oil, canned beans, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, diapers (especially sizes 4-6), baby wipes, baby shampoo, diaper rash cream, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry and dish soap and Safeway/Giant gift cards. Please place your donations in the bins outside the sanctuary and in the Fellowship Building. Please drop off Safeway/Giant gift cards in the church office.

Men’s Group: There will be a breakfast meeting for Trinity Men on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 a.m. in Langley Hall. All are invited.

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

Treasurer’s Report

Total receipts excluding special debt reduction:

Giving through 12/3/17        $889,335

Offering on 12/10/17        $117,082

Total through 12/10/17        $1,006,417

2017 Budget $1,149,300

Needed to Achieve Budget $142,883

Youth Group Christmas Party Sunday at 5 p.m. Bring a wrapped “White Elephant” gift for exchange. Don’t miss the biggest part of the year!

Wonderful Wednesday Dinners return January 3.

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Dec. 10, 2017

Prayers

Abby, Amanda, Amy, Andrew, Angela, Anne, Annie, Ashley, Bill, Bobbie, Candace, Carl & Heather, Carla, Carol, Cathryn, Cathy, Cav, Dan, Daniel, Darlene, Debbie, Ed, Eddie, Ella, Florian, Fred, Gene, Gerry & Kathy, Heather, Helen, Herb, Hilda, Holly, Jan, Jane, Johnny, Josh, Julie, Juliet, Kay, Ken, Kristin, Lincoln, Mary, Matt, Max, Michelle, Paula, Peggy & Bill, Reg & Cathy, Reginald, Ronnie, Scott & Kathy, Steve, Ted, Terry, Vivian, Wanda, and Yancey.

We continue to pray for those seeking employment, college students, travelers, the people of the Gulf Coast states, California, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Las Vegas, those impacted by natural disasters, rescue workers, those dealing with mental illness, our elected leaders, military families, immigrants and the people and communities affected by violence.


This Sunday, we welcome Joseph Rahm to Trinity. He brings updates about the ministry at The Leadership Center in Honduras.


Handmade items by our Crafts for a Cause group will be for sale.
Shop for the holidays with a real purpose: supporting Trinity’s Crafts for a Cause ministry for the coming year.

Advent Study: Pastors Jim Sprouse and Eileen Gilmer are each leading an Advent Study. Because of Bethlehem, a study by Max Lucado meets with Pastor Gilmer in Room 302 at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Sprouse leads Down to Earth by Mike Slaughter on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Crafts for a Cause’s annual Holiday Bazaar continues on Sundays through mid-December after both worship services. This is our sole fund-raising event that enables us to buy the supplies for the next year, so your participation is really important! All kinds of homemade foods and crafts for adults, children and pets will be available, all made by Trinity members.

Meanwhile, we continue to work on comfort items for Fair Oaks Hospital on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. All adults welcome; instruction provided. Upcoming session: Dec. 18. Contact Molly Sprouse.

Martha’s Table: Sunday, Dec. 10, we’ll make 900 sandwiches and trail mix immediately after both worship services. Sign-up to shop or deliver: in the Fellowship Lobby or at bit.ly/MTVol. Contact Barb Long, bkalong@yahoo.com.

Men’s Meeting: There will be a breakfast meeting for Trinity Men on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 a.m. in Langley Hall. All are invited.

Moms’ Group Cookie Exchange: TUMC Mom’s Group cookie exchange will be held on Monday, December 11, from 7:30 – 9 p.m., at the home of Erika Keough (6360 Lynwood Hill Rd, McLean). If you can join us, please bring 3 dozen cookies and RSVP to Jessica or Erika.

New Dominion Chorale: The Chorale will present J. S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio this afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall at the Northern VA Community College’s Alexandria campus. For more, visit newdominion.org

Online Giving: Fast. Easy. Convenient. GIVE ONLINE: umtrinity.org/give or TEXT TO GIVE: Simply send a text to 703-454-5532 with the amount you would like to contribute; include the dollar sign. Example: $25. You’ll receive a link to register. And then, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically! Thanks for your continued support!

Treasurer’s Report

Total receipts excluding special debt reduction:

Giving through 11/26/17 $843,195

Nov. Text & Electronic Giving $32,678

Offering on 12/3/17 $143,462

Total through 12/3/17 $889,335

2017 Budgeted Receipts $1,149,300

Amount Needed to Achieve Budget $259,965

 

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Dec. 3, 2017

PRAYERS

Abby, Abby, Amanda, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Angela, Anne, Annie, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Bill, Billy, Bobbie, Buddy, Burl, Candace, Carla, Carol, Cathy, Cav, Charlie, Cherie, Chris, Chuck & Alice, Dan, Daniel, Darlene, Dave, David, Dean, Debbie, Del, Diana, Diane, Doug & Sally, Ed, Eddie, Ella, Flo, Florian, Fordham family, Frances, Fred, Gary, Gene, Gerry & Kathy, Heather, Heuple family, Hilda, Holly, Jan, Jane, Janet, Jeff, Jerry, Jim, Joe, John, Johnny, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, Julietta, June, Kay, Ken, Layne, Lenny, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lindie, Lisa, Marciene, Margie, Marilynn, Mary Lou, Mary, Matt, Max, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, MK, Nancy, Paul, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy & Bill, Peter, Phil, Phyllis, Ray, Reg & Cathy, Richard, Ronnie, Rosa, Sarkees, Scott & Kathy, Sean, Sherry, Steve, Sue, Susan, Suzanne, Ted, Terry, Tomi, Torry, Vanna, Vickye, Vivian, Walker family, and Yancey.

We continue to pray for those seeking employment, college students, travelers, the people of the Gulf Coast states, California, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Las Vegas, those impacted by natural disasters, rescue workers, those dealing with mental illness, our elected leaders, military families, immigrants and the people and communities affected by violence.


The Share Angel Tree gifts are due Sunday, Dec. 3. If you forgot them today, please deliver to Share on Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or to the gym at McLean Baptist Church on Thursday, 9 a.m – 6 p.m. (both at 1367 Chain Bridge Rd. )


Handmade items by our Crafts for a Cause group will be for sale.
Shop for the holidays with a real purpose: supporting Trinity’s Crafts for a Cause ministry for the coming year.

 

Click for registration

Advent Study: Pastors Jim Sprouse and Eileen Gilmer will each offer an Advent Study this year. Because of Bethlehem, a study by Max Lucado meets with Pastor Gilmer in Room 302 at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Sprouse will lead Down to Earth by Mike Slaughter on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Crafts for a Cause is opening the annual Holiday Bazaar, today, and continues on Sundays through mid-December after both worship services. This is our sole fund-raising event that enables us to buy the supplies for the next year, so your participation is really important! All kinds of homemade foods and crafts for adults, children and pets will be available, all made by Trinity members.

Meanwhile, we continue to work on comfort items for Fair Oaks Hospital on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. All adults welcome; instruction provided. Upcoming sessions: Dec. 4 and Dec. 18. Contact Molly Sprouse, mollysprouse@gmail.com.

Martha’s Table: On Dec. 10, we’ll make 900 sandwiches and trail mix immediately after both worship services. Sign-up to shop or deliver: in the Fellowship Lobby or at bit.ly/MTVol. Contact Barb Long, bkalong@yahoo.com.

Men’s Meeting: There will be a meeting for Trinity Men on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 a.m. in Langley Hall. All men are invited.

Moms’ Group Cookie Exchange: TUMC Mom’s Group cookie exchange will be held on Monday, December 11, from 7:30 – 9 p.m., at the home of Erika Keough (6360 Lynwood Hill Rd, McLean). If you can join us, please bring 3 dozen cookies and RSVP to Jessica or Erika (jessica.r.faust@gmail.com, erika_keough@hotmail.com).

Name tags: If you need one, please sign up in the Narthex or send to hlatta@umtrinity.org. Next order will be placed Dec. 27!

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!

Treasurer’s Report

Total receipts excluding special debt reduction:

Giving through 11/19/17 $828,640

Offering on 11/26/17 $14, 555

Total through 11/26/17 $843,195

2017 Budgeted Receipts $1,149,300

 

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Nov. 26, 2017

PRAYERS

Abby, Amanda, Amy, Andrea, Andrew, Ann, Ashley, Barb, Barbara, Barry, Beth, Bill, Billy, Buddy, Burl, Carla, Carol, Cathy, Charlie, Cherie, Chris, Chuck & Alice, Daniel, Darlene, Dave, David, Dean, Debbie, Del, Diana, Diane, Ella, Flo, Florian, Fordham family, Frances, Gail & Hal, Gary, Gene, Gerry & Kathy, Heuple family, Hilda, Holly, Jan, Jane, Janet, Jeff, Jen, Jenn, Jerry, Jim, Joan, Joe, John, Josh, Joyce, JR, Judy, Julie, Julietta, June, Karen, Kathleen, Ken, Kenneth, Layne, Lenny, Libbie, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Lindie, Lisa, Marciene, Margie, Marilynn, Mary Lou, Merlin, Michelle, Mike, MK, Nancy, Paul, Paula, Pauline, Peg, Peggy, Peter, Phil, Phyllis, Ray, Reg, Richard, Rosa, Samuel, Sarkees, Scott, Sean, Sherry, Doug & Sally, Steve, Sue, Susan, Suzanne, Terry, Tomi, Tony, Torry, Vanna, VickyeVivian, Walker family, and Yancey.

We continue to pray for those seeking employment, college students, travelers, the people of the Gulf Coast states, California, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Las Vegas, those impacted by natural disasters, rescue workers, those dealing with mental illness, our elected leaders, military families, immigrants and the people and communities affected by violence.

Handmade items by our Crafts for a Cause group will be for sale.
Shop for the holidays with a real purpose: supporting Trinity’s Crafts for a Cause ministry for the coming year.

Shop Early!
Opening Day Hours: Nov. 24, 2 – 8 p.m
Click for registration

Blue Christmas: A service of  reflection for those facing loss this holiday. Our service will be in the Chapel on Wed., Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

Advent Study: Pastors Jim Sprouse and Eileen Gilmer will each offer an Advent Study this year. Because of Bethlehem, a study by Max Lucado meets with Pastor Gilmer in Room 302 at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Sprouse will lead Down to Earth by Mike Slaughter on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 3 when the current course of Disciple Fast Track is completed.

Angel Tree: The Share Angel Tree is in the Narthex with gifts tags and requests waiting to be picked up. Please note the instruction sheets also available under the tree. Gifts are due Dec 3.

Crafts for a Cause is opening the annual Holiday Bazaar, today, and continues on Sundays through mid-December after both worship services. This is our sole fund-raising event that enables us to buy the supplies for the next year, so your participation is really important! All kinds of homemade foods and crafts for adults, children and pets will be available, all made by Trinity members.

Meanwhile, we continue to work on comfort items for Fair Oaks Hospital on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. All adults welcome; instruction provided. Upcoming sessions: Dec. 4 and Dec. 18. Contact Molly Sprouse.

Hanging of the Greens: On Sunday after the 10:30 service we will decorate the Sanctuary for Advent and Christmas. Everyone is invited to help hang the greens, put up the Christmas trees and set out the ornaments.

Martha’s Table: On Dec. 10, we’ll make 900 sandwiches and trail mix immediately after both worship services. Sign-up to shop or deliver: in the Fellowship Lobby or at bit.ly/MTVol. Contact Barb Long.

Name tags: If you need one, please sign up in the Narthex or send to hlatta@umtrinity.org. Next order will be placed Nov. 27!

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!

Poinsettia Orders: Please find the order form in the pew. Orders are due Nov. 26 so that our supplier has time to provide enough beautiful plants for Trinity’s Sanctuary.

This Month’s Collection: During the months of November and December, we are collecting tuna, rice in 2 lb. bags, cooking oil, canned beans, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, diapers (especially sizes 4-6), baby wipes, baby shampoo, diaper rash cream, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry and dish soap and Safeway/Giant gift cards for Share. Please place your donations in the bins outside the sanctuary and in the Fellowship Building. Please drop off Safeway/Giant gift cards in the church office.

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Nov. 19, 2017

PRAYERS

Adam, Alice Ann, Angela, Ann, Annie, Beth, Bobbie, Brian, Carl, David, Debbie, Doug & Sally, Frank, Gail & Hal, Gene, Gerry, Gray & Betty, Jen, Jenn, Joan, Karen, Katie, Kathie, Kathleen, Kenneth, Libbie, Liam, Liz, LJ, Marcia, Mark, Martha, Meak family, Michael, Norma, Parker, Paul& Jeannette, Peggy, Robert, Samuel, Sandy, Scott & Kathy, Theresa, Tony, Tommy, Woody and Yancey.

We continue to pray for those seeking employment, college students, travelers, the people of the Gulf Coast states, California, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Las Vegas, those impacted by natural disasters, rescue workers, those dealing with mental illness, our elected leaders, military families, immigrants and the people and communities affected by violence, including those in New York and Texas.


Sundays, after worship

This annual fund-raising event enables us to buy the supplies for the next year, so your participation is really important! All kinds of homemade foods and crafts for adults, children and pets will be available, all made by Trinity members.

 

Shop Early!
Opening Day Hours: Nov. 24, 2 – 8 p.m

Our annual children’s event will be Sunday, Dec. 3, 1 – 3 p.m. Please register your children (ages 3-10) so that we may plan enough supplies for an exciting afternoon of activity and discovery. To register, look under Get Involved on our website: umtrinity.org.

Advent Study

Pastors Jim Sprouse and Eileen Gilmer will each offer an Advent Study this year. Because of Bethlehem, a study by Max Lucado meets with Pastor Gilmer in Room 302 at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Sprouse will lead Down to Earth by Mike Slaughter on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 3 when the current course of Disciple Fast Track is completed.

 

Angel Tree

The Share Angel Tree is in the Narthex with gifts tags and requests waiting to be picked up. Please note the instruction sheets also available under the tree. Gifts are due Dec 3.


Crafts for a Cause is opening the annual Holiday Bazaar, today, and continues on Sundays through mid-December after both worship services. This is our sole fund-raising event that enables us to buy the supplies for the next year, so your participation is really important! All kinds of homemade foods and crafts for adults, children and pets will be available, all made by Trinity members.

Meanwhile, we continue to work on comfort items for Fair Oaks Hospital on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. All adults welcome; instruction provided. Upcoming sessions: Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and Dec. 18.

In addition the pillows, blankets, hats and baby caps we provide each month for Fair Oaks, we also recently delivered 25 fleece blankets to the Linus Project, which provides comfort blankets to local children and teens. In December, we will deliver 50 fleece Christmas stockings and Santa hats to be given to the babies born on or near Christmas. We need help with knitting or crocheting the hats, so if you can help, please contact Molly Sprouse, mollysprouse@gmail.com.


Martha’s Table: On Dec. 10, we’ll make 900 sandwiches and trail mix immediately after the 8:30 worship service. Sign-up to shop or deliver: in the Fellowship Lobby or at bit.ly/MTVol. Contact Barb Long, bkalong@yahoo.com.

Name tags: If you need one, please sign up in the Narthex or send to hlatta@umtrinity.org. Next order will be placed Nov. 27!

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!

Poinsettia Orders: Please find the order form in the pew. Orders are due Nov. 26 so that our supplier has time to provide enough beautiful plants for Trinity’s Sanctuary.

Bridging God’s Word to Everyday Life: Nov. 12

PRAYERS

Abby, Adam, Alice Ann, Amy, Andrew, Angela, Anne, Annie, Art, Ashley, Ben, Bill, Bobbie, Brian, Carl, Carla, Carol, Carolina, Chavez family, Chuck, Daniel, Dara, Darlene, David, Dean, Dorothy, Doug & Sally, Florian, Fordham family, Frances, Frank, Gene, Gerard, Gerry, Ginger, Gray & Betty, Holly, Janet, John, Julie, Juliet, Katie, Kate, Katherine, Kathie, Kathleen, Ken, Kenny, Kevin, Liam, Lilly, Lincoln, Linda, Liz, LJ, Marcia, Marian, Mark, Martha, Mary, Matt, Max, Meak family, Michael, Michelle, Norma, O’Brien family, Parker, Paul& Jeannette, Paula, Peggy, Phillip, Robert, Ryan family, Sally, Sandy, Sarkees, Scott & Kathy, Steve, Susan, Teddy, Theresa, Thomas, Tommy, Vivian, Woody and Yancey.

We continue to pray for those seeking employment, college students, travelers, the people of the Gulf Coast states, California, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Las Vegas, those impacted by natural disasters, rescue workers, those dealing with mental illness, our elected leaders, military families, immigrants and the people and communities affected by violence, including those in New York and Texas.


 

You are invited to Langley Hall with your favorite potluck dish. Please bring canned beans, 2 lb. bags of rice and peanut butter to be donated to Share, and plan to join us for this delicious feast. Sign-up sheets are in the Fellowship Lobby. Everyone is welcome!
Advent Study

Pastors Jim Sprouse and Eileen Gilmer will each offer an Advent Study this year. Because of Bethlehem, a study by Max Lucado will begin this morning with Pastor Gilmer in Room 302 at 9:30 a.m. The other three sessions will be on Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and 10. Pastor Sprouse will lead Down to Earth by Mike Slaughter on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 3 when the current course of Disciple Fast Track is completed.

Advent Workshop Meeting

We will have a planning meeting for the Dec. 3 Advent Workshop. All interested volunteers are invited to join us by the couches in the Fellowship Lobby on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

 

Angel Tree

The Share Angel Tree is in the Fellowship Lobby with gifts tags and requests waiting to be picked up. Please note the instruction sheets also available under the tree. Gifts are due Dec 3.

Shop Early!
Opening Day Hours: Nov. 24, 12 – 8 p.m

This annual fund-raising event that enables us to buy the supplies for the next year, so your participation is really important! All kinds of homemade foods and crafts for adults, children and pets will be available, all made by Trinity members.
Crafts for a Cause

Crafts for a Cause is gearing up for the annual Holiday Bazaar, which starts Sun., Nov. 19, and continues on Sundays through mid-December after both worship services. This is our sole fund-raising event that enables us to buy the supplies for the next year, so your participation is really important! All kinds of homemade foods and crafts for adults, children and pets will be available, all made by Trinity members.

Meanwhile, we continue to work on comfort items for Fair Oaks Hospital on alternating Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 in Room 124. All adults welcome; instruction provided. Upcoming sessions: Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and Dec. 18.

In addition the pillows, blankets, hats and baby caps we provide each month for Fair Oaks, we also recently delivered 25 fleece blankets to the Linus Project, which provides comfort blankets to local children and teens. In December, we will deliver 50 fleece Christmas stockings and Santa hats to be given to the babies born on or near Christmas. We need help with knitting or crocheting the hats, so if you can help, please contact Molly Sprouse, mollysprouse@gmail.com.

Name tags

If you need one, please sign up in the Narthex or send to hlatta@umtrinity.org. Next order will be placed Nov. 27!

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!

Poinsettia Orders

Please find the order form on our website or in the pew. Orders are due Nov. 26 so that our supplier has time to provide enough beautiful plants for Trinity’s Sanctuary.


What are we collecting?

Throughout the year, Trinity Church collects specific items to help those who cannot provide them for themselves and their families. What we are collecting for our monthly drive is always listed in the Sunday bulletin.

This month’s collection

During the months of November and December, we are collecting tuna, rice in 2 lb. bags, cooking oil, canned beans, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, diapers (especially sizes 4-6), baby wipes, baby shampoo, diaper rash cream, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry and dish soap and Safeway/Giant gift cards for Share. Please place your donations in the bins outside the sanctuary and in the Fellowship Building. Please drop off Safeway/Giant gift cards in the church office.

Ongoing Collections

Grocery gift cards—Cards ($10, $20, & $25) are used to help the hungry who visit the church during the week looking for assistance. You may donate a card at anytime by dropping it in the offering plate or bringing it by the office. Some people prefer to write a check to the church and we purchase them in bulk.

We ask that you only bring items that are requested. Other items are likely to be discarded.