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COVId policy

 For more info on the latest COVID update, click here.

Worship 10/9/22

Join us for worship in person or online for worship this Sunday!

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Nurture

STAY TUNED.

Blessing of the animals

This Sunday 10/9 at 3:00pm, we will have a Blessing of the Animals, led by our Associate for Pastoral Care, Gwen Carr.  This will be a time for all to celebrate God’s Creation.  Pets, as well as pictures of pets, are welcome.  If you do bring an animal friend, we just ask that it is leashed or otherwise safely secured.  The Blessing will take place in front of the church building.  We hope to see you there!

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church retreat

Remember the retreat at Massanetta Springs, on Sunday, October 16.  We will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a fellowship time and continue the morning with creative activities and communication.  We will have  lunch in the hotel dining room and finish with a meditative worship service.  Since our theme is Creativity you are asked to bring an item that represents your creative life and/or has special meaning for you.  It can be something you make, like cookies, a quilt, or a woodworking item, something that represents your creative work life such as a printout of a report, a rake, a gavel, or book.  If you are a writer you might want to bring a pencil; if you are a musician a CD or sheet music might be a good choice.  Whatever you choose will be appreciated and well taken care of.  Looking forward to a good day at Massanetta!

Mary Lou McMillin’s 80th birthday!

Mark your calendar....save the date

We have a GRAND occasion to celebrate!

Family and Friends we want you to know

Someone special is turning 8 with a zero

On Oct 17, twenty twenty two

You're invited by to say how do you do....to sweet Mary Lou!

You are welcome to drop in any time between 10am and 7pm.  

NO GIFTS PLEASE: If you want to honor Mary Lou's 80 years of life you may participate in a video tribute.  Click the link and record a short video https://www.tribute.co/mary-lou-mcmillin/.  OR make a contribution to the MLM Endowment for Resources at Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center. Follow this link https://massanettasprings.org/donationform and where it asks if you want to restrict your gift write "MLM Endowment."

Ukrainian family in need of help

Centering Space has a new website!

A Ukrainian family with four children is working with the Slavic Church to look for a house or apartment to rent. anyone with a lead can contact Vera at (540) 560-8033.

Centering Space just launched their new updated site! Check it out here! If you are interested in getting involved with Centering Space, please contact Mary Lou McMillin at maryloumc1@comcast.net.

Support PDA’s response to hurricanes

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) urges your support this hurricane season. Financial support for relief efforts can be designated to DR000194, which supports the church’s response to hurricanes and typhoons. Gifts can be made online by clicking here, going to pcusa.org/GIVE-HURRICANES, by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with "DR000194" written on the memo line and Mail to:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700

For more details, visit here.

spiritual pilgrimage to Santiago interest meeting

Everyone interested in learning more about the spiritual pilgrimage to Santiago planned for January is invited to attend an informational on Zoom October 10 at 8:00 p.m. Questions may be addressed to Mark Dewey at mdewey7215@gmail.com. Use this link to join the meeting: 

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4489701213

clothes closet

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Need for First Wednesday of November Clothes Closet Volunteers:

 

Clothes Closet volunteers are needed the First Wednesday of each month. If you are available to help on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, please signup on the Sign Up Genius link below or contact Kathy Gillette at kathy.gillette@gmail.com.

                                           It takes a village!

Trinity's Clothes Closet happens every Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm in the Commons area. Clothing of all kinds are taken as donations throughout the week and is available on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Kathy Gillette at (703) 772-4717.

Christmas with Massanetta

Christmas is just three months away, which means Christmas with Massanetta is getting close! Christmas with Massanetta Springs will be Saturday, December 3rd. Registration is now open. The concert will be performed by local JMU group, ReScored. The deadline to register is November 18th. For more information, go to Massanetta Springs' website

Virginia Baptist Male Chorale

Virginia Baptist Male Chorale, Monday, October 17, 7:00pm - Harrisonburg Baptist Church will be the first stop on the Fall Tour of the Virginia Baptist Male Chorale.  This outstanding ensemble  consists of Baptist music leaders from around the state.  The director is Dr. Michael Hawn, Director of the doctoral program in Pastoral Music at Southern Methodist University.  The musical selections are based on the “I am” statements in the book of John  and feature a variety of instruments as well as hymns for the audience to sing.

 

The group was first organized in 1963 and has sung over 200 performances in Virginia and the Southeast.  In 2002, they traveled to Austria and the Czech Republic.  In 2006, an ensemble from the group sang for the Italian Baptist Asemblia in Assisi, Italy and in Italian churches in Rome, Assisi and Rovigo.  They have recorded two CD's of their music.  Their repertoire includes a wide variety of classical selections, traditional anthems, hymn anthems, folk hymns, spirituals and contemporary songs.

FAITH IN ACTION CALL TO DISCERNMENT

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On Thursday, October 27th, 6-8:00 pm at Wilbur Pence Middle School, Faith In Action's 20+ congregations and entities will be joining together to discern future actions to address the concerns in our county and city for TRANSPORTATION and CHILD CARE.

 

Our Trinity FIA Core Team has made a commitment of at least 15 members to attend and participate in this important discernment process, and is now seeking those who are so called to participate.

 

If you feel called to participate in this 2 hour FIA discernment process on October 27th, please contact Andy Sale at andysale25@gmail.com.

Sunday fellowship Help

     The Harvest team is looking for people who would like to participate in the Sunday Fellowship Time by preparing beverages and offering a simple snack. If you would be interested in taking a turn for the rest of October (beginning October 9) and continuing through November, please contact Judy LePera by phone (540-246-2619) or email (asanknjo@gmail.com).  Thank you.

Volunteer Opportunities with Village to Village

Welcome Home - Set up teams for move ins for our refugee families.  This includes unloading the trailer, making beds, hanging clothes, washing all the dishes and setting up the house.  Usually takes two to three hours.  We normally do week nights but occasionally do Saturday mornings.

 

Refugee Meal Team - A team willing to cook for one of our once a month meals for refugee families.  We have a volunteer that can help the team with understanding how we run this and the food we would need provided.  Team would cook, serve and be available to share time with families.  This is always the last Tuesday of the month.

 

Set up Warehouse - Individuals who are willing to hang clothes, put away dishes, toys, books, decor and more after our collection nights and other times when needed.  This happens on Fridays 4:00-7:00, always the Friday after the second Tuesday of each month but possibly more.

 

Christmas Refugee Collection - Individuals willing to collect/donate items for this event.  Possibly volunteers willing to come the week of the event, pack for a family and deliver to that family.  We are unsure of how many we will need at this point.  Collection items would be women's, men's, and children's coats, hats, gloves, scarves, children's books, toys and games.

 

If you would like to participate or would like more information, contact Heidi Dove at info.village2village@gmail.com

Shenandoah Valley Pride

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Shenandoah Valley Pride is back!  Trinity will have a booth on Court Square Saturday, October 8 from 1 pm to 5 pm.  Volunteers are needed to help set up, break down, and staff our booth during the event.  To sign up, please visit the Sign Up Genius link here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4CABAB2AA2FE3-shenandoah.

 

If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to Mary Colleen Knapp at 540/293-2472 or mckandtcp@gmail.com. Thanks!

Mats for homeless project

Earth Day Every Day, Rocktown Yarn & Great Full Goods are working together to make mats for homeless people out of plastic grocery bags.  It will supposedly take 600 bags to make a mat. The first step includes cutting the bags, then you loop it to make it into plarn and then crochet. 

We are collecting clean, plastic grocery bags for this project! You can bring your plastic bags to the church office.

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Camino de Santiago

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Pilgrimage is a process for making ourselves more open to God by walking into unfamiliar territory while cultivating deeper connection with the roots of our faith. If you would like to open yourself in that way, we invite you to join a group of pilgrims walking to the tomb of St. James in the northwest corner of Spain. The group will be led by a pilgrim chaplain who has walked to Santiago 14 times and has a lot of experience helping people of all ages and abilities embody physical and spiritual challenges. We’re going in January. For more information, watch this brief video, and email Mark Dewey at mdewey7215@gmail.com.

Usher volunteers

Please use the button below to sign up for a slot for Harvest usher volunteers. Thank you in advance for your help!

Open Doors donations

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Open Doors (Harrisonburg/Rockingham County’s shelter for those experiencing homelessness) is in a period of transition and is in need of the items listed here. 

Please bring your contribution to the Church House anytime during regular office hours (M-F, 9:00-3:00) or on Sunday morning. There will be a container in the corner of the COMMONS for you to place your items. THANK YOU for your participation in this worthy cause. We will have more information regarding Trinity’s service with Open Doors during the upcoming ‘Thermal Season’ (November-April) sometime in September.