The Weekly Announcements for Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Trinity’s re-opening team will be meeting this week (May 16)  to assess our protocols given the new mask guidance from the CDC.  Because we are a community with many children who have not been able to be vaccinated and because some adults have not been vaccinated for a variety of reasons, we will need to discern how we move forward in ways that keep everyone safe and welcome at worship.  Please continue to wear a mask this Sunday for worship and on Trinity property.  Watch this space for updates on Trinity’s re-opening protocols.  
The building remains closed to all persons, including renters, without a reservation.  Requests are being evaluated on a case by case basis. Please click here for all guidance on our current operating status.


Worship at Home Link



This Sunday at Trinity  May 9, 2021

10 am Worship Outside

Worship Video (all day!)

2pm Bible Study with Ben
3pm Bel and the Dragon Young Adult Zoom

7pm Youth Group in person


Outdoor Worship in May

We are excited to offer outdoor worship, weather permitting, every Sunday in May and June at 10am. Sunday is Communion, so please bring your own elements 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. We plan to offer a recorded worship each Sunday as well. If there is inclement weather, we will send an email to those who have signed up.


Zoom with Judith at 4pm

No Zoom this week due to Mother’s Day .See you next week!


New Church App

The church has a new app. We hope that this will make it easier for you to access items, especially during outside worship. In addition, it will be an environmentally friendly way to access the bulletin when we return to inside worship. The app will have the order of worship and lyrics for outside worship. It will also be an easy place to see announcements, sign ups, and give.  Lastly, we can send out notifications, such as a change to worship time due to weather. We will not have the prayer concerns on the app as it is publicly available and we want to respect internet privacy.  How to access it?

Go to your App Store

  • Search “Sharefaith App”
  • Install
  • Type in “Trinity Presbyterian Arlington” for your church.
  • Click Default for the Icon


There are a few kinks we are working out (especially for android users, who might experience an error when first downloading it.  The app will still work.). We have our own icon and hope to have it labeled as Trinity Presbyterian App soon, but for now this should work.  Let us know what you think!

New Mini Concert “Beauty” Featuring Bradley King

Enjoy a new mini concert featuring Bradley King and Carol Feather Martin. Click here for the link.

Call for Graduates
If you are graduating or someone in your family is graduating from high school, college, or other degree programs, please email the office with their name, school, and degree (BA, MS, etc) so they can get their recognition in the June service and bulletin. You can also fill out this form if it is easier.
The May Messenger should be in your mailboxes this week. If you can’t wait, please click here!
Bible Chat this Sunday
Bible Chat meets this Sunday at 2pm. If you are interested in joining this group contact
Youth Group This Sunday
In person at church at 7pm! Please sign up here:
Mini Concert “Beauty” Featuring Bradley King
Enjoy a new mini concert featuring Bradley King and Carol Feather Martin. Click here for the link.
Weekly Spots
Really interesting events and inspiration are available each week! Every week we offer a NEW mental health article and event? Every week we also have a quote and opportunity to learn or act for racial justice. 

Mental Health Spot

Quote: “People are more likely to change for the better if they know they will be accepted for staying the same.” – Brad Sachs, Ph.D., local psychologist.

Podcast: “I’m Living Proof: A Letter to My Younger Self, shares inspiring stories of young adult peers who are living proof that they can overcome even the most difficult times.” from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance  

Article: Radical Acceptance Can Keep Emotional Pain From Turning Into Suffering New York Times

Racial Justice Spot

Poetry: “If you close your eyes, you can see a gap in the dark, and you/ know that light is never really gone as long as you believe.” from “Light in the dark” by 7 y.o. Fiona Moats of Alexandria in the Washington Post

 Decriminalization of Mental Health and Substance Abuse– On April 8 VOICE, presented a research action on creating crisis centers that divert people in crisis from incarceration. Speakers were from a program in Arizona that has documented success. You can see a recording of the presentation here. The slides are here.

Action: Walking tours by Clarendon Presbyterian Church

We will gather in three neighborhoods: Halls Hill, Columbia Pike and Green Valley to learn, reflect, and walk together. These walks will be an embodied exploration of the past and present racial history in Arlington. We will focus on housing practices.

Each walk will be offered twice, on Sundays from 1-2 pm and Tuesdays from 11:15 am-12:15 pm. 

Each walk will begin with light stretching and prayer and will be a maximum of two miles. Walk at your own pace. Rev. Blair and Rev. Alice are hosting the walks. Meet up locations in the e-blast the week prior or email Alice. The VOICE community is invited to these walks! RSVP so we know if you are coming at the links below. We will send you the meeting location and route a few days beforehand. 

Sunday May 23 1:00 pm Columbia Pike (led by Blair/ Alice and Rev.Ashley Goff)



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

In the Community:
LIVE concert on May 14th
Come to see a live organ concert by Carol Feather Martin at National City Christian Church at noon. Click here for more information:

Vaccine Update from the County

Beginning Tuesday, April 27, individuals 16 years and older may directly schedule an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine at Arlington County public health clinics. 

Individuals can directly reserve a slot at one of Arlington’s public health clinics by visiting the County website – or by searching for appointments at nearby locations. 

The COVID-19 vaccine is being offered to everyone at no cost or out-of-pocket expense, regardless of income or immigration or insurance status. Second dose scheduling with the County clinics will continue with the same process — you will receive a link to schedule your 2nd dose 4-7 days before you’re eligible. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available at public health clinics in the coming days, and it will be noted on the appointment slots.