ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements for June 16, 2024
Sunday
10:00 a.m. Worship
11:00 a.m. Lemonade on the Lawn (Racial Justice Ministry hosting)
 

Juneteenth Recognition

Please join the Racial Justice Ministry Team in recognizing Juneteenth today (even though it doesn’t happen until Wednesday, June 19). There will be a special Moment for Mission during the service and Lemonade in the Lobby after the service. Look for educational materials from Trinity’s library, especially Children’s Books!

 

We Welcome Katherine Nichols as Commissioned Ruling Elder

We are pleased to welcome Katherine Nichols to our staff on an 18-month contract serving Trinity as Commissioned Ruling Elder.  A Commissioned Ruling Elder is an elder who has received special training and has been certified by their presbytery to work in a pastoral capacity within that presbytery.  Katherine previously served as a CRE in her church and presbytery before moving here and has completed additional steps to be certified in the National Capital Presbytery.  Katherine has already shown her skills in worship leadership and pastoral care among us. Katherine’s official work with us began on June 1. She will be working about 10 hours per week primarily in the areas of pastoral care and member in-reach.  You will also see her leading in worship and doing other tasks as needed around Trinity. We are grateful God has called her to this role and pleased to use her gifts here at Trinity.  

 

Caregivers Support Group

Are you caring for someone with a long-term illness or declining health? Maybe you are in the sandwich generation, juggling the needs of your children with the needs of your aging parents.  Maybe your spouse or child has a diagnosis or on-going health or mental health issue that weighs on your mind.  Come join a support group. This weekly Zoom call with other caregivers, Pastor Judith, and Katherine Nichols (Commissioned Ruling Elder), is a place to talk about what is going on, get strength from each other, and pray. Weekly zoom call on Thursdays 2-3 p.m. beginning June 6. Contact Judith or Katherine to get on the email list and for the zoom link, or look for the Zoom link in the bulletin.
 

Men’s Fellowship: June 21st Walkabout on the Wharf

Thanks to Randy Benn and the Benn family, we are reprising another favorite Trinity Men’s Fellowship outing — the Walkabout on the Wharf, on Friday, June 21st at 7:30 pm. For those who remember our last Trinity Men’s Fellowship event at Randy’s house – it was an amazing time with great views and lots of fun. There is always something new to explore and see and, depending on the weather, we can combine our walkabout with a Pub Pop-In as the mood strikes.  For the details, with address, carpool info and to RSVP, please see your bulletin or enews.
 

Volunteers needed for Presbyterian Booth at Arlington Pride Festival

This year’s Arlington Pride Festival will be held on Saturday, June 29, from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Long Bridge Park in National Landing.  We are joining with Arlington Presbyterian Church, Fairlington Presbyterian Church, and First Presbyterian Church, Arlington to show that Presbyterians embrace all people in the name of the God who created us all and loves us all. Pastor Judith will be there to meet people and talk about Trinity and the other Arlington churches who share our commitment to diversity, welcome, and inclusion.  We would love to have other members of Trinity there to represent our congregation. If you would like to participate, sign up using this link   to let us know when you are available to meet and greet people at the Presbyterian booth.  

 

Summer Worship Theme: Child’s Play

This summer at Trinity we will be remembering childhood games like Red Light/Green Light, Simon Says, Chutes and Ladders, (and more!) to examine together what lessons we learned from the games we played as children and sometimes continue to play as adults (whether or not we know it).  These games will provide a roadmap to walk us through the Bible beginning with creation in Genesis and going all the way through Revelation. We will get a glimpse of God’s promises for the future and for God’s great heart for all human-kind and the whole creation. 

Upcoming schedule: June 9th: Jacks  June 16th, Red Light, Green Light,  June 23: Chutes and Ladders, June 30: Etch-a-Sketch

 

Sundays this summer: Young adult gathering

This is a drop-in group so come any time after worship this summer! Are you age 18-24, and too old for Youth Group, but still have faith questions and/or experiences that have come up along your life journey?  Come join us after worship in the library for relaxed fellowship and faith together! Luke Bultena and Michelle will be there to facilitate. We plan to meet throughout the summer after the 10a.m. worship, so anytime you’re in town, just come as you are to hang out with us!

 

Sunday: Gallery T

The new Gallery T is up and ready for you to check out.  The theme is ‘JOY’. Come up and check it out and let it put a smile on your face. And start now to prepare for  the fall theme of “God’s World” with the idea that we want people to capture their view of God’s World as they go through the summer, either in your backyard, at an outing or event, or on travel. You can also share past work that capture’s God’s World.
 

 

Church Connect: the next step after the online directory

You’ve signed up for the online Church directory but now you are seeing things for Church Connect, what is going on?

Well, Church Connect is where you find the online directory. So if you signed up and updated your directory profile, you did that on Church Connect. But Church Connect is more than just the directory. In Church Connect, you can see upcoming events, check your giving reports, sign up for events, you can even access the bulletins.  Just go to tpcarlington.churchtrac.com  You can even put the webpage on your phone for easier access here are some simple instructions or scan the QR code.  If you have questions or need help contact Ben@trinityarlington.org