Consecration Sunday is October 26th.
Members and financial supporters of Trinity will be asked to fill out an Estimate of Giving Card during the morning worship service. This is completely voluntary. The procedure is done in such a way that no one feels personal embarrassment if he or she chooses not to fill out a card. During morning worship our guest leader, Shannon Kiser, Chair, New Church Development Team, will conduct a brief period of instruction and inspiration, climaxed by members making their commitments as a confidential act of worship.
There will be no follow-up visits to ask members to complete their cards, so we encourage every member to attend Consecration Sunday worship. Completed cards form the basis for developing our 2015 budget.
There will be a catered Celebration Luncheon immediately following the 11 a.m. service in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited but we ask that you make a reservation so that the correct amount of food is ordered. To make a reservation, call the church office at 703-437-5500 or send an email to email@example.com.
SUNDAY SCHOOL ONLINE REGISTRATION
If you haven't already done so, please complete the Guardian Form before you register your child for Sunday School. More information can be found at www.trinityherndon.org/c-y-Sunday-school.
Trinity is excited to introduce our new Youth Director, Lee Cook. Lee spent much of the last three years with Youth With A Mission in Jacksonville, FL. Lee is married to Mary and they are expecting their first child, Moses Cook. Lee feels called to work with kids and looks forward to working with the youth at Trinity! Lee will be leading the Fall Youth Retreat at Camp Meadowkirk, October 17-19.
Lee grew up in Northern Virginia and he and his wife currently live in Gainesville, Virginia. He loves traveling, being outdoors, and is a huge fan of the Carolina Panthers! Lee and Mary have a passion for missions and want to someday work with unreached people in Asia.
Bells have been lifted into towers for centuries for the purpose of speaking to the people; be it to alert them to an emergency, shout out a celebratory occasion, share grief in mourning, call them to worship or simply tell them the time. Bells were perhaps our closest friend in all that they communicated and their installation in great towers fashioned them as land marks, gathering places, and monuments. They were, and remain, a voice on a pedestal; our first siren, telephone, radio, media.....
Every November, since 1996, Trinity has hosted a Handbell Festival. Each year a distinguished guest director has led a handbell workshop prior to the festival concert and many area churches participate. This year the director is Tracey McDuffie and churches from Herndon, Burke, Dranesville, and Purcellville with participate. The workshop will conclude with a free concert at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 8th, at 6 p.m.
Come and help us celebrate bells! A history, a community, a lifting high of our hands and hearts.
LINK is in the business of loving people, regardless of their circumstances. During the 2013 Holiday Program, we provided food for 1600+ families. Hundreds of volunteers came together to sort food, clothing and toys, escort clients, and pick up donated items from schools, businesses, houses of worship, and homes. LINK was able to provide food for 3 – 5 days for more than 7400 individuals, $44,105 of grocery gift cards, more than 2500 gently used coats & clothing, more than 4500 new toys, and more than 100,000 pounds of food.
The 2014 Holiday Program begins in November and runs through December. Volunteers are needed to help pick up food from schools and businesses, sort food, escort clients, deliver food to homebound clients, and more. We will also need donations of food, gently used winter clothing, and new toys for newborns – 16 years of age. Volunteers as young as 10 years of age (with parents) are welcomed. Our dates for 2014 will be November 15 and December 13. We will need help the week preceding these two dates.
- For the LINK Thanksgiving Program (Nov. 8 – 15) – click here.
- For the LINK Christmas Program (Dec. 8 – 13) – click here.
LINK will need to collect close to 100,000 pounds of food, more than 2000 gently-used winter coats & clothing items, more than 4000 new toys, and monetary donations to provide more than $47,000 in grocery gift cards to families who will register for the Holiday Program. If your school, church, scouting group, civic group, business, or neighbors would like to run a drive for LINK, please contact us! You can email – firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For other volunteer opportunities, contact LINK at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in the 8th or 9th grade, you are invited to be a part of Trinity’s confirmation class. Trinity offers a very meaningful year-long confirmation class that is designed to deepen the students’ knowledge of Christianity while also deepening their formation as Christians. For more information, contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity is using an application called Courtyard to provide members with a pictorial directory for mobile devices and personal computers/tablets. This new directory is independent from the Member Directory currently on the Trinity website. Although they contain much of the same information, there are features in the new directory that are not available in the website member directory.
The directory is available toTrinity members who have an email address and a PC/tablet/smartphone. Smartphone users will need to download the Courtyard app to join. The link to the app is contained in an email invitation sent out by a Trinity admin person. The app is safe and secure and will allow you to perform an online search for Trinity members using your mobile device. For PC and tablet users, the Directory is available via a website link (see below).
Using your smartphone app or the Courtyard website link, you will be able to:
- Do a search by member name.
- See a member's photo (if provided), physical address, telephone number, and email address and click on the telephone number (smartphone) or email address to call or send a message.
- See a Google map showing a member's location along with directions from your house to the other member's house.
- Add/edit/update your personal information (including photos) and delete any data you don't want shown.
HOW DO I REGISTER TO GET ACCESS TO THE DIRECTORY?
Send a registration request via email to email@example.com .You will then receive an invitation, usually within a day, that will state:
"You have been invited to the Trinity Presbyterian Church Online Directory. In order to access the online directory, activate your account at [a personal link will be provided here that is unique to you]."
In the invitation you will see two links. The longer one is your private invitation link. You should click this link to set up your online directory account. When you click on the link, you will be asked to supply a username and password. The shorter one is your directory home page which you should bookmark for later use.
When you click the invitation link, you will be taken to the invitation acceptance page. You will see Trinity's name and your email address displayed on this page. You will also see a text field where you can enter a password. Enter the password of your choosing, and then repeat it in the Confirm Password box. Whatever you enter here will be your private password to access your online directory. You will use this password along with your email address to log in to your directory in the future. The ID and password may be saved (check box) so you don't have to enter it everytime you access the directory.
Once you set your password and click Save, you will be taken to the directory home page and you can start exploring the many features. If any of the information is incorrect, please use the Edit function to update. The birthday is not required; however, some members enter the day and month only. Also, if no photo appears, please add one if you have a recent photo.
This process ensures that invitations go only to Trinity members, your information is protected, and that only you or a Trinity admin person can edit your data. Once you have established your credentials, you can bookmark the website so you don't have to sign in everytime.
HOW DO I GET ACCESS USING MY iPHONE OR ANDROID DEVICE?
The process is similar to the above but you will need to download the Courtyard Directory App first. This app is a free download from a link to an Apple or Android app store included in your invitation message. You can also find it by searching for "Courtyard" in the App Store or via your iPhone. Once you have installed the app, enter "trinitypresbyterianherndon" for the subdomain. Additonal information is available at http://courtyardapp.com/tour.
I ENTERED A USER NAME AND PASSWORD BUT WHEN I CLICKED O.K. IT FAILED TO LOAD.
The User Name and Password cannot contain characters other than letters and numbers
CAN I EDIT THE INFORMATION IN THE DATABASE ABOUT ME AND FAMILY MEMBERS?
Yes, but only via your laptop, tablet, or PC. You cannot edit using the smartphone app.
I UPDATED MY DATA ON MY LAPTOP BUT THE NEW INFORMATION DOES NOT APPEAR ON MY SMARTPHONE
Press the refresh button on your smartphone and the changes will appear.
I DIDN'T GET THE INVITATION - HOW TO I GET ACCESS?
You may have an invalid email address. There are Trinity online directory administrators that can "invite" you to join and get you started. Send a request to
WHAT IF I WANT TO OPT OUT COMPLETELY - NOT HAVE MY NAME IN THE DIRECTORY?
Send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'M NOT SURE HOW ALL THIS WORKS - WHERE CAN I SEE IT IN ACTION OR GET HELP?
You can go to the Courtyard help site or email email@example.com or TPCadmin@trinityherndon.org.
Just a reminder - daylight savings time ends November 2nd. Set your clocks back one hour Saturday night or early Sunday morning. You don't want to be early for church!
Look for Trinity's Facebook and Twitter links on the bottom-right side of our website pages. You also can share a particular website page with a Facebook or Twitter friend by clicking on the Facebook or Twitter icons located in the banner heading of each page.
Like us on Facebook (TPCHerndon) and follow us on Twitter (@TrinityHerndon). Let's keep the conversation going on line!
Trinity provides a hearing assistance system in our sancturary. The hearing loop system eliminates extraneous noise or blurring of the sound with distance from the sound source. It's as if you are in a sound-proof room and the speaker is directly in front of you. After experiencing the capability, a member of the congregation remarked, "Wow, what a difference! I didn't know what I was missing all these years."
The system is called an "induction loop" or "hearing loop" and, when coupled with a "T-coil" (telecoil)-enabled hearing aid or T-coil enabled cochlear implant, provides a greatly-enhanced listening experience. Anyone with some hearing loss but no hearing aid also can benefit from the system using a small receiver device and headphones or ear-buds. In the Health Section of the February 28th edition of the Washington Post, there was an article regarding how hearing loop systems are now available in the Kennedy Center and in Baltimore's Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
The system at Trinity is operational within the first nine rows in the sanctuary on the side where the piano and organ are located. Trinity has 3 receiver and headphone systems available for anyone who would like to experience this capability. Please contact one of the pastors or ushers prior to a worship service. If you have T-coil enabled hearing aids, the only action you need to take is to make sure the T-coil switch is in the on position.
In its 2009/2010 reviews of hearing aid models, the Hearing Review Products reported that 126 of 183 (69%) hearing aid models, including all 38 in-the-ear models and 29 of 30 conventional behind-the-ear models, come with T-coils. However, the T-coil capability embedded in many hearing aids has never been activated because the technology is not widespread in the U.S. Many hearing aids also offer a setting for a simultaneous mic and T-coil (MT) setup. In settings where one wishes both inputs, the MT setting is useful. If you have a hearing aid and want to take advantage of this capability, contact your hearing aid provider to determine if your hearing aid has this capability, and if so, ask that it be activated. Many T-coil hearing aids permit you to activate or turn off the capability depending upon the situation, so check to see if your hearing aid has such a switch.
Additional information can be obtained from www.hearingloop.org. Click here for an informative article on how some churches are "putting hearing-impaired in the loop".
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