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The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday
Let the summer begin…

It is the time of year again when the schools close, and the fun begins. Many of us are already thinking of all the exciting summer plans we have. Whether you end up going overseas or take some time hiking the mountains nearby, I pray that you intentionally spend a little time resting this summer. Even though this year has finally felt a bit different from the previous pandemic years, our hearts, minds, and spirits have continued to work overtime. Hopefully, now is the time to slow down and take some well-deserved rest.

Even though our program year here at the church has now come to a close, the church's ministry never stops. We will continue to worship together every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in The Contemporary Church, and our services will be available online for those unable to join us physically in church. We will continue to gather for coffee hour after every service, and our nursery will remain open throughout the summer. Our Bible Study group will continue to meet on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. in The Memorial Chapel, and our Outreach Ministry will continue to offer opportunities to serve our neighbors.

There are also a few fun events to look forward to this summer. Our youth will visit AFAC on July 10, whereas a week later, on Sunday, July 17, we would like to invite all of you to our annual Summer Party on the South Lawn. I’m so excited to get myself dunked in the water tank again, and I know our children will not disappoint me! It is always such a fantastic opportunity for fun and fellowship, so we hope to see you all there.

Hogwarts Vacation Bible School returns to The Falls Church this year, and all children aged four to rising fifth graders are invited to join us! We close our registration at the end of this month, so get in touch with us to sign up your children for a week of fun and Christian formation. But fun is not just for children, so this year, our 20s and 30s group will journey together to Luray for our first-ever weekend retreat. Finally, our youth will end their summer with a bowling event on August 28.

This is going to be a wonderful summer season and I pray that you find yourself spiritually nourished and physically rested!

Blessings,
Matthew+
The 10:00 a.m. service premieres on YouTube at 9:45 a.m. and remains available afterwards. If you are worshiping virtually, you may follow along with the service bulletin. See the Week-at-a-Glance below for the complete Sunday schedule.

Preaching on Sunday 12th June: The Rev'd. Matthew Dumont-Machowski
The Altar Guild invites you to join its current members for a simple gathering after church on Sunday, June 12, in the Parlor. This is a great opportunity to meet members of the Guild and ask any questions about volunteer opportunities that support this important ministry. Feel free to direct any questions about the gathering to Danielle Rampton, dhramp@yahoo.com
Pick-A-Spot: Garden Wizards
We are back meeting every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. for one hour to groom our delightful garden beds. Join us at The Memorial Chapel, bring your tools and we will see what progress can be made in each hour. Plant ID and guidance provided. No need to register, just come along.
A Special Service for Juneteenth and mural unveiling
Join us Sunday, June 19th, at our usual summer service time of 10:00 a.m. for our annual Juneteenth celebration and worship, together with our siblings, The Rock Christian Center, followed by a joint coffee hour.

Then at 12:00 p.m. we will gather by the blacksmith shop, on the East Fairfax Street edge of the property, for the unveiling of a mural, realized through a partnership with The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, entitled “Hope for Tomorrow.” The artwork commemorates the survival of a Falls Church landmark, the blacksmith shop, which we know was in business prior to the Civil War.  Even more significantly, the artwork features two men, Robert Harmon and Henry Simms, one White and one Black, who operated that shop in a partnership for an half-century. This mural honors their success in running a successful business and in persevering a bi-racial business partnership in Jim Crow Virginia.
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In the Community
Born out of a tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida, March For Our Lives is a courageous youth-led movement dedicated to promoting civic engagement, education, and direct action by youth to eliminate the epidemic of gun violence. March For Our Lives is marching once again on June 11, 2022 in Washington, D.C.
You can find out more here.
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival brings people together to confront the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.

They are assembling and marching on June 18, 2022 because any nation that ignores nearly half of its citizens is in a moral, economic and political crisis. There were 140 million people who were poor or one emergency away from economic ruin before the pandemic. Since March 2020, while hundreds of thousands of people have died, millions are on the edge of hunger and eviction, and still without health care or living wages, billionaire wealth has grown by more than $2 trillion. You can find out more here.
TFCE Week-at-a-Glance
For activities June 12 - June 19, click here
Parish Prayer List
Please use the Prayer List in your prayers for each other and the world. 

Praying for each other and the needs of the world is a powerful way to love our neighbors as ourselves! THIS WEEK’S PRAYER LIST
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