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Sept. 5 Office Closed
Sept. 8 Trinity Ringers & Chancel Choir resume rehearsals
Sept. 11 Sunday School program year begins
Sept. 11 Martha’s Table Sandwich Sunday
Sept. 13 Book Chat: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Sept. 15 Spire Deadline
Sept. 18 Bounce Back to Sunday School Potluck
Sept. 20 Trustee Meeting
Sept. 21 Children & Youth Choirs resume rehearsals
Sept. 25 Celtic Service, 6 p.m.
Sept. 28 Spire assembly
October 11: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald (2016)
November 8: Bettyville: A Memoir, by George Hodgman (2015)
Contact: Kathy Maher
Church & Society
By Chris Wilbur
During the months of August and September, our congregation will be collecting school and art supplies for the McLean/Falls Church Children’s Center. The McLean/ Falls Church Children’s Center provides daycare and a quality early childhood education to low income families. This enables those living in poverty to get jobs and have a safe place to leave their children. It also gives these often-underserved children the opportunity to prepare for Kindergarten.
Please place all donated items in the bins located inside the entryway doors to the church or in the bins in the Fellowship Lobby.
Any kind of art or craft supplies, but especially tempera paints, stickers, and glue sticks
Washable markers, safety scissors, construction paper
Cheerios (plain only)
Cake mixes (no chocolate or nuts)
Please prayerfully consider chairing the Church & Society ministry. It is a great opportunity to be involved in the life of the church and to meet some really terrific people. Help will be provided!
Believe it or not, Crafts for a Cause is already thinking about Christmas! We’re making plans for our annual Holiday Bazaar, which begins Sun., Nov. 20, and we’re starting work on the 50 Christmas stockings and Santa hats we make for newborns at Fair Oaks Hospital. Meanwhile, we continue to churn out the comfort items like pillows, blankets, dolls and bears which we donate every month to Fair Oaks.
Our work sessions this month will be on Mon., Sept. 12, and Mon., Sept. 26 from 7 to 8:3 p.m. in Room 124. Everyone is welcome; we need help with cutting fabric, sewing and stuffing. We’ll also be working on Bazaar items such as jewelry, lavender sachet bags, cat toys and the newborn stockings.
If you know how to knit or crochet, we can use your help at home making the Santa hats for the newborns at Fair Oaks. Yarn and patterns are provided; we just need your basic skills at knitting or crocheting. If you can help out, contact Molly Sprouse.
Unauthorized parkers to be towed beginning Friday, August 12: While we welcome all with open hearts, Trinity has been plagued with the unauthorized use of its parking lot on recent weekend nights; coping with these interferes with legitimate church purposes. Without our knowledge or consent, Trinity has been listed in regular online advertisements for exceedingly “raunchy” parties being held nearby; these are not neighborhood gatherings, but “party mansions” where the “guests” pay admission & are provided with alcohol. The websites tell partiers to park at Trinity then catch a shuttle bus to the site (McLean Baptist Church faces the same problem). We have had to deal with inebriated and combative partiers who leave unspeakable waste and are a threat. We have filed a complaint with the Fairfax County Police Department, which has increased patrols. At the FCPD’s recommendation, we have posted the lot with signs warning that trespassers will be towed. Beginning Friday, August 12, unauthorized vehicles left in Trinity’s lot between dusk and dawn will be towed, and the owners made to pay the costs. We regret any inconvenience, but the situation has become dangerous and intolerable. We have had to call the police for assistance, repeated requests to party organizers to remove our information has not been honored, and it is too costly to continue hiring private security. Thank you for your understanding, we hope the problem will soon be resolved.
As printed in the Aug. 14, 2016 bulletin
Vacation Bible School:
Our Vacation Bible School would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the volunteers!
Sarah Beth Burgess
Naty de las Alas
Mrs. Jamie Loving
Mr. Jamie Loving
Marci Love Thomas
April Wade Turk