Today at Trinity!

9 a.m. Contemporary Worship in Calvin Hall (gym)

10:10 a.m. Education Hour (all ages) and Just Coffee

11:15 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

Youth Group: Small Groups (see your youth enews for times/place)


Coming Soon

Sunday, October 1st4th/5th Grade Group 4-5:30pm

Sunday, October 8th   Blessing of the Pets

Sunday, October 15th: Preschool Sandwich Making


Sunday: Trinity’s Facilities and our Carbon Footprint

Come to the Adult Ed Earth Care class today to discuss this topic. We meet in the Lewis Room. This week’s leader are Todd Stievater and Diane Allard.  Click here for the handout links.


Blessing of the Pets: October 8th

Bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier to the front lawn from 3-5 pm on October 8th to receive a special blessing by Pastor Judith.


Men’s Fellowship

Trinity Men’s Fellowship has an exciting schedule of fun events planned for the year.  We are a monthly informal gathering of Trinity men – typically on the 2nd Friday of every month – where we can enjoy a fun evening together over unhealthy food and an occasional adult beverage.  Activities for the coming year include poker, Caps hockey, a group dinner, wine tasting and brats. We are still filling out our complete schedule for the year, but please mark your calendars for the following upcoming events: Friday, Oct 20 — Poker and scotch tasting  (Hosted by John Reichert);  Saturday, Nov 18 — Caps hockey game  (Hosted by Greg Wallig).  Please contact Bill Morley  if you are interested in joining the listserve.


Horizons Women’s Small Group Study: Oct. 24th

Interested in a women’s small group study that meets monthly? Come join the Horizons group that has its first meeting on October 4ht (and will meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month) at 7pm in the Atwood Room.  We will be reading Sacred Encouters: The Power and Presence of Jesus Christ in Luke-Acts.  Contact Beth Bailey for more information.  We welcome new members to our group!


New to Trinity? Wondering how to get more involved or become a member?  

We will have a formal Inquirers Class in January and again in the early spring. For now, if you have questions about Trinity, or would like to talk about getting more involved in this community of faith, Pastor Judith will be available in the Kinzer Room (behind the sanctuary) at the beginning of the Sunday School hour (10:10 until 10:30) to meet with you. If you have already attended Inquirers Class and are ready to move forward with becoming a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, e-mail the Judith or Jim Dykstra, the Clerk of Session.


Sign up to sponsor a walker or to walk: CROP Walk: October 21st.

Join in this Trinity annual tradition by sponsoring a walker or being a walker! Did you know that Trinity has historically been the biggest contributor to Arlington’s CROP Walk? Plus, 25% of the contributions stay in Arlington! Learn more (and sign up to sponsor or walk) by clicking here (link is available on the website and enews).


Church Retreat CROP Walk Coordinator Needed

We are looking for someone to coordinate the Crop Walk at the church retreat so that those on the retreat can participate on a different route. If you are interested, please email Maureen Mellody or Todd Stievater.


Peacemaking Offering Today

Four times a year we collect a Presbyterian Wide offering. On October 1st we will be collecting the Peace & Global Witness Offering which enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of conflict and injustice across the world. 25% of this Offering stays at Trinity to use for peacemaking and this year we will send it to Tent of Nations.  Mid councils retain an additional 25% for ministries of peace and reconciliation. The remaining 50% is used by the Presbyterian Mission Agency to advocate for peace and justice in cultures of violence through collaborative projects of education and Christian witness.  You can give online and note “Peacemaking Offering” or write a check with it in the memo.


4th and 5th Grade Group Meets Today:

The 4th and 5th Grade group, also known as the Praying Mantises, meet once a month from 4-5:30p.m. to build friendships, have fun, talk about faith and get ready for youth group. If you are interested in getting on the listerve with the meeting dates, or have questions. Please email Ben.


Mount Olivet Community Assistance Program: Oct. 7th

On the second Saturday of every month from 11 AM-1 PM, the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Community Assistance Program gives a helping hand to our neighbors by providing fresh produce and other food items from the Capital Area Food Bank and – most importantly – the opportunity to experience God’s love. Trinity has supported this ministry for many years with volunteers and financial donations. Many Trinity members have taken part in this important opportunity, which is appropriate for children 10 and up. 

Please send an email to Mt Olivet coordinator ( to receive their monthly call for volunteers and sign up when you can!


Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Families: Make Lunch for the Homeless on Oct. 15th

Families with preschoolers, Kindergarteners, and First graders are invited to make bagged lunches for homeless individuals in Arlington! The lunches will benefit clients at Path Forward, an agency in Arlington that provides homeless individuals with food, shelter, medical care and more. We are inviting the Trinity Preschool families to join us on October 15th during the Sunday school hour (the teachers know!). We will be in Fellowship Hall at 10a.m.  We will provide the bread, cold cuts, fruit, snacks and water bottles, and we’ll give you and your preschooler instructions on how to make the lunches. RSVP: not required but can help for planning the number of supplies to purchase. Contact Tim Foley at


Ways to Help in Worship

Worship is better with more people involved!  Sign up to be an usher, slide runner or part of the communion set up team.  If you would like to sign up to be a reader of scriptures or the Lord’s Prayer, please sign up here.  Click here to sign up for usher, slider runners, and communion set up. 


Looking for a new Facility Manager and Youth Director

We are looking for a new facility manager and youth director. Please share with your network!   Click here for the job description to share with potential candidates.


Are you new? Haven’t Been to Church in a Bit? Read the following announcements to get caught up!

Children’s Sunday School 

We offer Sunday school for grades K-5th. We have Godly Play and nursery care during the Education Hour for our youngest members. Please email Ben to get on the Sunday school enews. Click here to register your child for Sunday School or fill out the form in their classroom. Click here for more information about preschool and infant care.

  • Kindergarten/Grade 1 are in preschool classroom 4.
  • 2nd/3rd Grade are in Classroom B.
  • 4th/5th Grade are in Classroom A.
  • Youth are in the youth lounge (upstairs before the balcony)


Youth Sunday School Begins

For grades 6-12, meet in the Youth Lounge (off the balcony) for Sunday school.


Adult Sunday School: Earth Care

Trinity’s Earth Care team is excited to lead a class based on their activities in the past year and the coming year.  Take advantage of the breadth of experience at Trinity to make a difference in your backyard all the way to Trinity’s footprint.  The first class will be an introduction, then a new topic each week including: Potomac River: Clean for a Swim?; Our backyards: A Haven for us?; Trinity’s Outdoor Space: Home to many; Trinity’s Facilities: Need for an Energy Audit? , and Environmental Justice Issues. This drop-in seven week class will meet in the Lewis Room.


Adult Sunday School: Meditation Class

A group will meet for meditation in the Meditation Room from 10:10-11:00am, beginning Sept 10 and going through Sun, Nov 19. We will be changing the format a bit from previous classes by having less instruction about meditation and more actual meditation! A period of silence will be held from 10:20-10:45 am. A leader will open the class at 10:10am with a reading. After the silence there will be time for reflection and sharing.  If you have never tried meditation before or been doing it for decades, I hope you will join us! Please contact Sue Bodner if you have any questions:


 Just Coffee

Want to chat and socialize but not in a Sunday school setting? Do you like your coffee fancy? Come to the Knox Room during the Education Hour for fellowship and coffee with special creamers/additions and snacks. Hosted by Lynn Pollock. The Knox Room is in the preschool wing and has the big windows.


Youth Group (and Adult Volunteers Needed)

Youth Group Middle School meets 5-6:30pm tonight.  High school will meet at 7-8:30pm.  Youth Group is for 6th to 12th Grade and to help us build our community and help people stay connected please fill in this really simple and easy form.  Adult volunteers needed each week. Email Ben if you would like to come hang out.

Judith’s sabbatical: Want to catch up on Judith’s sabbatical: click here for her blog.


Childcare at Trinity

We welcome you to worship today! Children are always welcome in worship. If you prefer we offer childcare for children through age 8. The older children can be dismissed after the Children’s Moment to the child caregivers at the back of the sanctuary/gym.  You can pick them up after worship in Room 11, which is in the far end of the preschool hall, by the playground doors. At Godly Play our trained staff engages the children from age 3-8 with crafts, stories, and activities that have a Christian theme and sometimes we go to the playground.  We also offer care for our very youngest children in Room1 and 2 in the preschool hallway (the first two rooms by the ramp).  We have a room for infants and non walkers as well as a room for toddlers through age 3, though sometimes these rooms are combined depending on numbers.  If you have questions, please ask an usher or pick up a childcare brochure on the table in the Narthex.