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We will continue our Epiphany Nurture this Sunday. We are doing a deep dive into the Sermon on the Mount, guided by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine’s book by the same name. Rather than directly after church, these Nurture sessions are taking place on Sunday afternoons from 4-5 pm over Zoom. The Zoom link is found below.
Meeting ID: 892 8889 4957
We want to thank everyone who has already signed up to provide supplies, meals, and volunteer work for our week at the shelter.
We are still in need of meal and volunteer help! You can sign up using the link below.
We truly appreciate the many ways Trinity has supported this mission to our homeless guests over the years.
If you are providing meal items, please either bring them to Trinity by 5:00 pm on the day scheduled or to Massanutten by 5:30 pm. Either church drop-off location is fine with us, just let us know of your intent.
IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE SIGNING UP:
We have heard a few people are having trouble signing up. First, you may be encountering ads that are taking up the screen when you click the link to sign up. Please look for an "x" in the top corner to exit out of any large ads. If the website is still giving you trouble in signing up, please reach out to me (Victoria) in the church office, or just reach out if it is easier for you in the first place. I will be happy to sign anyone up!
CHICKEN CORDON BLEU RECIPE:
ONE POT MEAL RECIPE:
Feel free to reach out with any questions!
Our annual congregational meeting will be held at 11:15 am following worship THIS SUNDAY. Join in person or on Zoom. The congregation will receive a report from the Finance team, vote on Stephanie’s Terms of Call for 2023, hold the annual meeting of the Corporation, and elect three members of the congregation to serve on the Nominating Committee for 2023.
Stay Tuned for Volunteer Opportunities.
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.
2023 Ecumenical Advocacy Days
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2023 Ecumenical Advocacy Days
Swords into Ploughshares: Achieving Enough for All & Pursuing Peace.
April 25-27, 2023
Registration Coming Soon
"Please join us at Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2023, April 25-27, a virtual conference to worship, educate, and advocate for the innovative and courageous policies needed to realize God’s promise of peace. Our theme is Swords into Plowshares: Achieving Enough for All & Pursuing Peace.
In 2023, we will gather virtually during a time of fear and uncertainty. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has killed thousands and created 12 million refugees. Newly-empowered populist regimes violate human rights and flout international law. Unnumbered conflicts rage in every corner of the globe. These wars—and the looming threats of others—are used to justify increases in military spending, investments in more efficient tools of destruction and death. Meanwhile, every four seconds, someone dies of hunger.
Through the prophet Micah, God declares, “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” But God also tells us why: “They shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid.” God intends that we should enjoy our time, move about without fear, and participate in sabbath rest. In this holy Shalom, our portions will suffice, and all will have enough.
Having spent so long running in every direction but peace, it’s easy to forget there’s another way. No one can serve two masters; we cannot excel in both war and justice, both wealth and mercy. We cannot take by force what is intended to be shared. Let us heed Christ’s call and gather as one body to discern how we can re-forge weapons of destruction into tools of growth, cultivate healing throughout God’s creation, and pursue systems that empower each person to thrive."
Brown Bags with Handles Needed!
The Backpack Program is in need of some brown paper grocery bags with handles. This helps staff when they are delivering and walking up the stairs of a local apartment complex. If you or anyone you know has some that you would like to offer up, please bring them by the church office during office hours. They will serve a great purpose!