Vacation Bible School

June 12-16, 2017
9 AM - 12 Noon

A little about this year’s program:

At the Maker Fun Factory, kids explore what it means to be created by God for a purpose. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play team- building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of Jesus’ love, and make crafts that represent their uniqueness and creativity. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with a Maker Fun Factory closing that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.

Age Requirement and Placement:

This adventure is available to all children, age 3 through current 5th grade (Children must have turned 3 by June 12, 2017 and be potty-trained). Preschoolers will be placed in separate small groups, and elementary-age children will be placed in small groups of similar age and grade levels.

Registration Information:

Please complete one registration form per family - download via the button below. The cost of the program is free (although you may purchase a VBS t-shirt for $10 per child).

Full instructions for registration are included in the form. REGISTRATION ENDS ON JUNE 1. No walk-ins will be accepted on June 12.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Many volunteers are needed. If you are able to volunteer during VBS week, we need your help! Teens are also encouraged to volunteer - just click the button below to fill out our online registration.

If you have any questions or are interested in a volunteer opportunity, please contact: Rachel Rickenbaker, (540) 592-3343,

Confirmation and Bishop's Visit

On Sunday, May 7th, The Rt. Rev. Ted Gulick, one of our three Diocesan bishops, will be with us! At the 10:30 service that morning, he will help to confirm several of our eighth and ninth graders.

Confirmation is the practice by which those baptized at a young age decide to make a mature public affirmation and commitment to the responsibilities laid out in their Baptismal vows and receive the laying on of hands by the bishop. We, as members of the Church, will gather for worship of our Lord and to support these Confirmands in their commitment to Jesus Christ and to participation in His Body, the Church. This is also an opportunity to meet one of your bishops.

A reception will follow the 10:30 service. We hope you will be present for this morning of celebration and community!

S.O.M.E. News

A wee bit of Ireland by way of Upperville, VA traveled to So Other’s Might Eat (SOME) in Washington DC on St. Patrick’s Day where over 320 guests were fed a festivities appropriate meal, minus the green beer.

Thanks to Gina Hammond, who personally made and decorated a ton of shamrock cookies and to Mary MacDonnell who baked up a generous batch of Irish soda bread, our Friday fish repast complemented green SOME aprons in a gaily decorated Irish themed dining room.

   Here's our SOME serving crew getting ready to board the van for DC from last week. Thank you all for your servanthood!


Here's our SOME serving crew getting ready to board the van for DC from last week. Thank you all for your servanthood!

All told, with the breakfast production included, over 700 homeless and hungry men and women were fed at 71 O Street, NW, a typical day in the operation of one of the District’s most active daily feeding programs. Trinity Church has been involved in preparing and serving a meal there now for 30 years.

With all the ovens working and a thoughtful group of Georgetown students on hand to assist, we set about diligently. Kitchen duties were led by: Jim Gemmer, a champion at dishwashing; Len Shapiro, the green bean king; and John MacDonnell and Carol Miller who cooked the abundance of fish.

The aforementioned Gina and Mary laid out all the breads and cookies, along with Ann MacLeod and Maggie New. Robin Keys tried to be useful out in the dining room.

The previous day, our own Rev. Rob Banse assisted with the assembly of the rice casserole, handily chopping carrots, celery and green peppers. Joining Rob were: Holly Bimba, Ellen Hall, Bob Eliot, Jennifer Young, Carolyn Parks, Robin Keys and Ann MacLeod.

Please consider joining us on Thursday, May 18 when we will cook again in Cox Hall and the following morning Friday, May 19 when we will travel to Washington, DC.


Holy Week at Trinity


April 9
The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ According to St. Matthew
8:00am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:30am Holy Eucharist Rite II


April 13
6:30pm Agape Dinner (Shrimp Boil with a Vegan/Gluten Free Chili)
7:30pm Worship | Holy Eucharist (includes stripping of the altar and a service of foot washing)


April 14
12pm Noon Worship
7pm Concert: "The Last 7 Words of Christ" by Haydn

Other Holy Week Events

HOLY EUCHARIST offered during Holy Week
12pm Noon on April 10, 11, and 12

PRAYER VIGIL - sign up in Cox Hall for a 1-hour Time Slot
April 13 at 10pm
April 14 at 10am

Easter Egg Hunt

April 2 & 16

On April 2nd, we will meet from 12-2pm, to share lunch and to fill Easter eggs forTrinity’s Easter egg hunt. Then we will head down at 1pm to Upperville Baptist to unload canned goods to help with the local food basket ministry.

Then, on Easter Day, April 16th, please arrive at 9:30am in the Bishop’s Garden to help hide the Easter eggs for our kids at Trinity, who will hunt for them after the 10:30 service. We need your help!