Announcements

The Weekly Announcements for Trinity Presbyterian Church, updated weekly.
 
The building remains closed to all persons, including renters, without a reservation. Please click here for all guidance on our current operating status, including how Trinity small groups can make reservations.
Sunday March 7, 2021
Zoom worship at 10am
11:45 am Just Coffee
Noon Lent Bible Study
2 pm Zoom Bible Chat with Ben
3pm College Kids Zoom Chat
4pm Zoom with Judith
6:30pm Youth parents meeting on Zoom about the camping trip
7pm Youth Group on Zoom

(for the links, please see your enews or email the church office.

Zoom Communion Worship THIS Sunday at 10am

Check your enews or email the office for the link. Sunday’s worship is live on Zoom! If you can’t make it at 10am, the Zoom worship will be recorded and shared (hopefully) as soon as Monday. Thank you for your patience as we experience new ways to share worship together.

 

Zoom Worship and Annual Meeting NEXT Sunday at 10am

Check your enews or email the office for the Zoom link for the Worship, which will be followed by the Annual Meeting on March 14th. PLEASE come to this Zoom worship and meeting as we need enough members to meet the quorum. If you can’t make worship, the recording of the worship will be available on a link on Monday.

 

MONDAY!  Lenten Foodies Virtual Fellowship Dinner

Monday, Mar. 8 at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Priscilla and Art Hoffman-Stowe. Open to anyone at Trinity, but with limited capacity. RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

RSVP: https://signup.com/go/rAigpFg

Can’t make it on Mar. 8? Host your own on a different day! Email Stuart to make it happen.

 

Week 4 Dinner Challenge

Challenge: Make something for dinner without using any gas/electric appliances. It’s okay if it came out of the fridge, but after that all preparations must be done with your hands and non-powered utensils.

What rules does your family have about food and/or meals (e.g. no cookies for breakfast; no phones at the table). Why do you follow them?

What’s your family’s stance on fast food? What is your favorite item on a fast food menu?

 

Food and Faith Lenten Bible Study, Sunday at noon: 

Check your enews or email the office for the link.

Everyone has a “food story”–a flavorful narrative that shows the personal relationship you have to food. During Lent, we’ll sample a charcuterie of biblical food stories and ponder different ways that eating can be an act of faith. Adults and youth are welcome, and you don’t have to read anything in advance!

 

Stations of the Cross Coloring Sheets and Meditation

Throughout the season of Lent we will be preparing for a Good Friday experience, walking the stations of the cross at Trinity. Each Wednesday during Lent the e-news will feature two stations cross to focus on for that week. We will provide coloring pages, a more intricate one for adults and a simpler on for children. The coloring pages come with a meditation/devotional that is appropriate for adults and also a shorter one that is appropriate for children. We hope you will find these reflections helpful in getting you thinking and talking about the cross and what it means for us. If you would like to scan your coloring pages and send them in to the church office, we will use them on Good Friday as part of our stations of the cross walk-through experience. You can come on Good Friday and see your artwork and the artwork of others on display at the different stations. 

Click for Stations Five and Six

Simplified Coloring Pages: Five and Six

Detailed Coloring Pages: Five and Six

Devotion for Station Five

Devotion for Station Six

Click here for the previous weeks. Click here for the Ash Wednesday Service.

 

Sunday: Bel and the Dragon Circle.

This is a group for young adults at trinity that is meeting virtually at the moment.

Sunday at 3pm. Check your enews or email the office for the link

 

Annual Meeting March 14th:

At our annual meeting following worship on March 14th at 10am on Zoom, Trinity members will vote on the pastor’s term of call and for 4 new elders to serve on Trinity’s Session for three-year terms, as well as a youth to serve a one-year term.

The slate as presented by this year’s nominating committee is: 

Elders: David Bailor, Donna Parry, Art Hoffman-Stowe, Nan Morley, Chloe Desautels (youth elder)

Nominating Committee: Rob Bradenham, Shelley Micali, Jim St. Pierre, Shakti Shukla, Mateo Schneider (youth representative)

In Depth Look at Housing affordability issues in Arlington: March 18

Please mark Thursday, March 18th, 7-8:30 p.m., on your calendar for an in-depth look at housing affordability issues in Arlington, VOICE’s work in the past, and opportunities for us to act this year. Zoom info is available by emailing Dan Campbell.  Trinity is in a year long discerning relationship with VOICE.  We ask that you check out some of the opportunities from VOICE in this discerning year. .  This summer we will evaluate if we want to be a partner with VOICE.

 

Help pre-register under-resourced communities for the vaccine.

Arlington County’s Complete Vaccine Committee (CVC) is holding Pop Ups in a number of locations in under-resourced communities from March 5-11. Volunteers are needed to help preregister people for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you can spare a few hours, contact Dan Campbell to learn times and locations. Bilingual volunteers are most needed but all will be useful.  (Part of Trinity’s role in VOICE)

 

College Addresses

Easter cards will be mailed soon, so if your college kid’s address has changed, please email Kemper Gay or the office with the new address. Thanks!

 

Arlington Begins Scheduling Appointments for 16-64 with Underlying Medical Conditions

Following guidance from VDH, Arlington County on Friday began scheduling residents 16-64 with underlying medical conditions who pre-registered for vaccination appointments, in the approximate order of pre-registration. Currently, there are approximately 20,000 Arlington residents pre-registered in this category. (Message as part of Trinity’s CVC partnership with Arlington county.) The best place for information is the CVC website: https://www.arlingtonva.us/cvc/

 

Volunteer! Look at the new opportunities.

Volunteering is a great way to beat the blues and help others in the process. MSM and Mental Health Wellness Team has put together a list of current opportunities for volunteers. Please check with the organizations, but they did their best to ensure the organizations were abiding by health regulations. If you are not able to get out, you can also donate items, write a random note to someone via USPS, or donate money. Here is an ongoing list of places to help

 

Spotlights

Each week Mental Health Wellness Team and the Racial Justice Group will each have a special spotlight. Mental Health offering might be a quote, article, or event.

The Racial Justice Group will have a quote and an opportunity for action. Please look for them in the green and yellow sections each week.

 

Mental Health Spots:

“Grief is cyclical, especially around anniversary dates” – Hope Edelman in The Washington Post.

 

March 11th  

Talk on Having Meaningful Conversations About Difficult Topics:  Today’s parents are tasked with topics many have never discussed themselves making it all the more difficult to talk with their teens. In this workshop we will focus on strategies to use when talking about COVID, sexuality, race relations, politics and more!  Featuring educator and clinical social worker, Jen Cort. Presented by the Sycamore School on March 11 from 7-8:30 p.m. $10

 

March 17th  Free Workshop: Coping with our stress and emotional needs during the pandemic. In this session, you will be introduced to skills which are useful when dealing with anxiety, loss, and grief. Come and learn techniques to support yourself and to be better able to support others during COVID-19. Presented by Arlington County. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coping-with-stress-and-emotional-needs-during-pandemic-tickets-142252977485

 

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

Racial Justice Spot:

Action:  Please mark Thursday, March 18th, 7-8:30 p.m., on your calendar for an in-depth look at housing affordability issues in Arlington, VOICE’s work in the past, and opportunities for us to act this year. Zoom info is available by emailing Dan Campbell.

 

 

Standing Announcements

Sundays at Trinity
Chat with Pastor Judith at 4pm
Zoom with Judith about the sermon or any topic on your mind. Sundays at 4pm The link is in the enews/bulletin or you can email the office to receive it.

Sunday Just Coffee Hour: 10:am
If you would like to gather for a virtual coffee hour, please email Lynn Pollockfor the Zoom link. Meets weekly! 10am is the normal meeting time, unless there is a 10am worship event when we meet at 11:45.

 

Sunday: Bible Study with Ben at 2pm
Is one of your new year’s resolutions to read the Bible? Not sure where to start? Well this is the perfect place. This informal weekly 45 minute Bible Study led by Ben Stewart starts this Sunday (Jan 10th). There is no homework, we read passages during our time together (not out loud) the we discuss what we read. To receive the zoom link for the Bible Study email ben@trinityarlington.org

Sunday: Youth group on Zoom 7pm
See your Thursday Youth Enews for the link. Don’t get the enews? Email Stuart.
 

Mission and Service

Volunteer – Get Active
Volunteering is a great way to beat the blues and help others in the process. MSM and Mental Health Wellness Team has put together a list of current opportunities for volunteers. Please check with the organizations, but they did their best to ensure the organizations were abiding by health regulations. If you are not able to get out, you can also donate items, write a random note to someone via USPS, or donate money. Click here for the list.

Mental Health Wellness
Trinity will be featuring more mental health articles and opportunities as mental health struggles are increasing due to the pandemic and the time of year. The mental health spots can be found here. You can always find articles and resources at www.trinityarlington.org/mentalHealthHome.

Racial Justice

Please click herefor more resources on Racial Justice.
If you would like to be part of weekly emails about racial justice issues (events, articles, petitions, etc) please join the Racial Justice listserve by emailing the office.
If you would like to be part of the Racial Justice Group listserve, please email the office.
 

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). In August, Session will re-evaluate opening for in person worship no earlier than September 6th. 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.