Announcements

The Weekly Announcements for Trinity Presbyterian Church.
 
The building remains closed to all persons, including renters, without a reservation. Please click here for all guidance on our current operating status.
 
Outside Worship in May and June.
We will offer outside worship every Sunday in May and June at 10 a.m.  Please sign up here.
Please wear a mask and bring something to sit on. We ask that you practice physical distancing. On the first Sundays, please bring your own communion elements. We have the space limited to 75 so that we can physical distance and still be able to hear the worship.  The worship and music ministry and staff will continue to evaluate the numbers and location so that we can accomodate as many people as possible.
 

This Sunday at Trinity

Worship Video

10am Just Coffee

Noon Friends and Foodies Bible Study

7 p.m. Youth Group in person

 

Sunday: Youth Group

This Sunday in person at 7pm. Sign up here.

 

Sunday: Food and Faith Bible Study at noon

Continued for at least another week due to popular demand!

Click here for the Zoom.

 

Sunday! Faith and Climate Virtual Sunday School Class:

When: Sundays, April 11 – May 2, 4:00-5:15pm

Presbyterian Climate Advocates offers a four-week Zoom Sunday school class examining:

  • our deep connections with the natural world
  • the urgency of our present climate crisis
  • the effects of climate change and environmental pollution on the poor
  • why people of faith take the crisis seriously and personally; 
  • and more…

This is a great opportunity to learn with other Presbyterians with deep theological and environmental training. Register for the class here. Registration is first come, first served.

 

Outdoor Worship in May and June

We are excited to offer outdoor worship, weather permitting, every Sunday in May and June at 10am. We will have 75 spots each Sunday as that seems to be the number that can physically distance and still hear the service. Please click here for the sign up. (https://signup.com/go/UkJJSXu) We plan to offer a recorded worship each Sunday as well.

 

Ecumenical Advocacy Days: Next Week

Ecumenical Advocacy Days (April 18-24)   are focused on climate justice this year and will be held virtually (much lower cost!). The Ecumenical Advocacy Days are a yearly gathering of Christian advocates and activists to worship, delve deeply into the pressing issues of the day and lift our voices by speaking truth to power on Capitol Hill. For more information, go to  https://advocacydays.org/  

 

Donate: Youth fundraiser Charity: Water

Support the youth in their effort to help people around the world access clean water. The money they’ve raised annually for Charity: Water has funded wells, pumps, and filtration systems for hundreds of people. Click here for the videoClick here to learn more and donate!

 

Vaccine Information

Everyone who lives or works in Virginia 16 years and older should continue to pre-register at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). Check out the county’s FAQ page here. https://www.arlingtonva.us/covid-19/vaccination-faqs/  The best place for local information is the CVC website: https://www.arlingtonva.us/cvc/ (Message as part of Trinity’s CVC partnership with Arlington county.)

 

 

Volunteer

Here are more opportunities: Here is an ongoing list of places to help

 

Mental Health Spot

Quote: “The first step is to stop, take a deep breath, and realize that the world doesn’t rest completely on your shoulders.” –  Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Article: Make Time for Me by Elizabeth Grace Saunders in the Harvard Business Review

 

Webinar: New Approaches to Helping Your Anxious Child

Four Part Zoom and also free video course!

A live Zoom discussion group: Four Thursdays in May, 7–8PM (ET)

Part 1: May 6, Anxiety Overview ; Part 2: May 13, Child-centered Exposure Therapy; Part 3: May 20, Parent-centered Accommodation Reduction; Part 4: May 27, Medication

Sign up here.

If you need help: Trinity Mental Health Wellness Team’s (updated for COVID) Mental Health Resources page

 

Racial Justice Spot

1 Cor 12:26,27 “If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.  All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.“

On March 23, the National Capital Presbytery (NCP) passed a Policy Statement on Dismantling Racism which declares that the   “NCP shall seek to accomplish the missional work of building the body of Christ by requiring anti-racism training for our clergy and by marshalling credible, trusted resources to enable and better equip our congregations as they examine and confront the issues of racial injustice, systemic racism, restorative justice, and racial healing.”

Vaccine Information

Everyone who lives or works in Virginia should continue to pre-register at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). Check out the county’s FAQ page here. https://www.arlingtonva.us/covid-19/vaccination-faqs/ The best place for local information is the CVC website: https://www.arlingtonva.us/cvc/ (Message as part of Trinity’s CVC partnership with Arlington county.)

 
 

Operating Status/Small Group Reservations

The church remains closed at this time. Trinity small groups are now able to reserve in advance select indoor and outdoor spaces (which were updated this past week). THe Session working group is constantly re-evaluating the opening status. There are a lot of details in this evolving process, please click here to learn more. Thank you to Session and Pastor Judith for taking the time to think through this challenging and evolving issue.