Announcements

 
This Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Trinity

 Youth

Youth Group this Sunday 7-8 p.m. We will meet on Zoom due to the weather. (click for the link.)

An Opportunity to Serve, to Lead, and to Grow 

Once a year, Trinity seeks nominees to its leadership body, known as the Session.  The elders on Session work closely with Pastor Judith, the staff, the ministries, and individual church members to discern God’s will and guide Trinity to be an inclusive community of faith. The Nominating Committee is asking you to please consider nominating yourself or another church member.   

Every year presents challenges for each of us individually and for us collectively as a church, though it seems as though the last two have been unprecedented in their adversity. It is in such times that God challenges us, reaches us, draws closer to us, and uses us in sometimes mysterious ways.  Perhaps this opportunity is a doorway presented to you. 

Though you may not see yourself as a church leader, remember that Christ showed that the church needs everyone, from fishermen to carpenters to tax collectors to lead and guide. Now more than ever, the Session needs a range of backgrounds to lead the church through the chapters that lie ahead.  We ask you to prayerfully consider this call, and how God might use you in this way.

 Further details can be found by contacting the Nominating Committee (2022 Chair Todd S.) or seeking out any active or former Session member.

 

What do Ruling Elders at Trinity do? 

Ruling Elders are the name for people serving on Session, which is like an executive board for our church.  It may seem a little intimidating so we thought we would help demystify what an elder actually does on Session (and then read the next announcement for why!)

  • Serve on Session for a 3-year term 
  • Attend monthly Session meetings (and others as called by Session) 
  • Serve as Session liaison to a ministry team – bringing news & motions to Session 
  • Participate in Session retreats – usually 2x/year, local, Friday evening and Saturday 
  • Lead Session’s (short) devotional for one meeting per year 
  • Bring snacks for one meeting per year 
  • Represent Trinity at Presbytery meeting once per year (usually held at National Presbyterian in DC) 
  • Meet with new members (at Session meetings, some specially called for this purpose) before they join Trinity 
  • Actively participate in worship and other activities of the church
  • Pray for the church community 
  • Continually seek personal spiritual growth 
  • Support the church with time, talent, and resources 
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Carrie Barbee’s cards

Many thanks to everyone who sent a card to Carrie for her 103rd birthday in December. She received a total of 125 cards. Thanks for helping make her day special!

“The Stories I Never Knew-Acts of Loving Kindness” a new book by Bill Plitt

Longtime Trinity member Bill Plitt has a new book based on his experiences in Palestine and Israel, many of which were made while at Trinity. The book is called “The Stories I Never Knew” – Actis of Loving Kindness in the Struggle for Human Rights and Dignity in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel and is a compilation of unique blog posts, reports and stories about acts of kindness and the people he met while there. You can find the Kindle or paper version of the book on Amazon

Free the Poinsettias!

They served us well, now they need your help. Give a poinsettia a new home. We have about ten white or red poinsettias that are looking for a place to call their final home after serving the church well during Advent. They are in the Narthex and you are welcome to come and get one or more! If you don’t have a door code, just come between 9-2 on the weekdays.

Trinity Book Club

We will meet on Zoom at 7:30pm on January 24th to discuss the book Anxious People, by Frederik Backman.  Next month we will read Deacon King Kong, by James McBride.  If you are interested in joining, please email Carolyn O.

Horizons Book Study

Come to a small women’s group that meets monthly to discuss a book or video this Tuesday at Gail Klein’s house.  Interested?  Email Beth B.

Olive Oil for Sale

You can still order Olive Oil for a gift or for yourself!  Please use this form or for questions, contact Beth B.
 

Last Week: Winter Clothing Drive for Afghan Refugees

This week is our last week collecting items. Health Point Coat and Shoe Drive will accept new and gently used (cleaned) Coats, winter clothing and/or shoes for Afghan refugees. Please support this drive by dropping your new or gently used clean items in the box in the Narthex. All sizes are needed. These items will be taken to the collection site on Saturday. Your help is greatly appreciated. The MSM Team