JANUARY 29–FEBRUARY 05, 2012
TRURO FAMILY NEWS DVDs/Cd's Available From The Christopher West Seminar on Theology Of The Body
Newcomers Series If you are new to Truro, or maybe you’ve been
What’s all the BUZZ? If you missed the Christopher West Seminar
special series of conversations just for you! The
last Saturday, his sermon and Matt Maher’s Rector’s Forum on
Newcomers Series is open to all; attendance is
Sunday, you missed critical teachings for our continued growth
required for those who are pursuing membership.
in our walk with the Lord. But the Good News is that everything
The next series is starting on Sunday, February
was recorded! DVDs and CDs will soon be available of Saturday’s
5, 2012, 10:00–11:00 am in the Gunnell House
seminar with Christopher West and may be ordered by filling out a Audio Ministry form found
Parlor. Light refreshments will be served. Classes
in the bookcase in Common Grounds or on a display in the Welcome Walkway. CDs or DVDs
are interchangeable. If you miss a session, you
and the workbook (recommend for anyone who did not attend) are $25.00 for the full set. The
can simply catch it the next time around. Child
Sunday, 1/22/2012 sermon and Matt Maher’s talk are available at www.TruroChurch.org under
care is available for infants through grade 6. The
the Media and Events tab free of charge, or CDs may be ordered for $5.00 each. Order yours
sessions will be informational, but include plenty
now so that you can join the conversation!
of time for interaction and questions and are led
around for awhile, and are interested in learning more about the Truro family, we’ve designed a
by Truro leaders—both clergy and lay. We look
Property Verification Drive Need
forward to these special times to get to know each other better. Come with your questions!
Dear fellow parishioners: As part of our ongoing Property Verification Drive, a key aspect of this will be for us to account for items donated by Truro parishioners after January 31, 2007. Below
DATES and SPEAKERS:
is a link to a downloadable form that will allow you to formally advise us of any materials you
Feb 5: Tory Baucum (Truro Vision/Values)
may have donated to Truro Church in the past few years. Your signed form should serve to verify
Feb 12: Kirsten Boyd (Music/Liturgy)
that our claim on the property is legally correct, and should help us to retain the property in the event we vacate the property. The form should allow you to be able to list more than one item
Feb 19: Mary Ailes (History/Heritage)
in the event you donated a variety of items at one time. If you donated items on different dates,
Feb 26: Tim Mayfield (Finding Your Place)
it would be extremely helpful to fill out a form for each time you made a donation of property. Forms can be printed out by going to the following link on our website: www.trurochurch.org/ propertydonationforms. Please place completed forms in the mailbox of Katrina Wagner in the
RSVP: www.trurochurch.org/ thenewcomersseries or to Marlene Jones at 703.273.1300, email@example.com.
Truro mailroom. I gratefully thank you for your kind assistance in response to this request!
Vestry Highlights The January 24, 2012 Vestry meeting began with a time of worship and thanksgiving, and a prayer of petition to the Lord for an outpouring of His amazing grace upon the Truro congregation. Tammy Putz provided a devotion on the qualities of faith, compassion, and prayerfulness, and reflected upon their significance for Truro. Vestry business included: 1) Appointment of Leslie Murphy, Randy Bowen, and Bill Love to serve as judges to certify the upcoming Truro Vestry elections. 2) Approval of Nancy Stone as a member of The Lamb Center Board. 3) Providing an option of using debit cards for on-line giving while encouraging prayerful discernment in using the cards. 4) Approval of additional members for Truro’s Contingency Planning Committee, chaired by our Executive Director, Bob Tate. 5) Report from the Vestry Nominating Committee identifying our fellow parishioners who have discerned the Lord’s call to stand as candidates for election to the Vestry at our Annual Meeting on February 12th. 6) Executive Session on Truro’s path forward following the legal ruling. Treasurer’s Report: December 2011 total income was $722,010. End-of-year total income for 2011 was $4,623,936 or 2.4% above budget. Total expenses for December were $334,739. Truro ended 2011 with a net income of $151,200 which will be applied primarily to our management reserve.
We Are Creating A New Pictorial Family Album!
Sun(s), 10–11:00 am, Undercroft
Our desire is to create a complete pictorial directory that will help us continue to build a unified
Upcoming Dates and Speakers:
church and allow us to put a name with a familiar face. Lifetouch Church Directories and Portraits
Jan 29: Tory Baucum Feb 05: Joey Fitzgerald and Steve & Missy Temme will be sharing about their visit to Rome
Annual Meeting and Vestry Election
will be helping us create our new album. You are welcome to use this opportunity to have a generational photograph taken. Photo's will be taken in Common Grounds. Next upcoming photo session opportunities below (a full schedule listing is available at the link provided). • February 1 Wednesday, Feb. 2 Thursday, Feb. 3 Friday: 2:30 to 9:00 pm • February 4 Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 pm • February 7 Tuesday, Feb. 8 Wednesday: 2:30 to 9:00 pm
ON-LINE REGISTRATION: www.TruroChurch.org/pictorial
Truro Church will hold its Annual Meeting and Vestry Election at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 12, 2012 in the main church. Ballots may be
NEED ASSISTANCE? Contact Meghan Graham or Tina Owens at 703.273.1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
picked up in Common Grounds at 1:30 pm. Box lunches will be available in the Undercroft after the 11:15 am service. Please plan to attend this important event in the life of our church! Come meet the Vestry candidates in Common Grounds after both the 8:30 and 11:15 services on January 29th and February 5th. All proceeds from the lunch purchases will go towards fund-raising efforts for this year’s Journey to Jerusalem Team.
New Beginnings Divorce Care (NBDC) NBDC is a safe and confidential environment which offers help and friendship for coping, healing, and recovery from the pain of divorce, and finding hope for moving on in life. If you are involved in, or recovering from, a divorce or separation, you may find the
The Truro Library Guild needs a volunteer to help with the Truro Children’s Library. No library experience is needed—just a love of books and children. This job is flexible and should take an hour or two a week and one monthly meeting with the Guild. The books are located in the hallway of the 2nd floor of the Education Building. Contact: Emily Thrasher at 703.625.7977.
by Open Doors lists the following countries as the 10 worst for persecution of Christians: North Korea, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Iran, Maldives, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Iraq and Pakistan. Please join with others to learn about and pray for persecuted Christians. For more information, contact Alana Johnson, 703.772.3404 or Alana2walk@cox.net .
Reading Group—Discussion of “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson will be Reading Group’s agenda in Common Grounds Wednesday Feb. 29 noon. All are welcome. The book is available in the Fairfax Public libraries, as is the highly recommended taped edition. (Normally Reading Group meets the 4th Wed. but will gather the 5th Wed. because Ash Wed. is Feb. 22.) Questions? Please call Mary Petersen, 703/273-2653.
Confirmation—Confirmation Service on Saturday, April 7 at the Easter Vigil Service. Youth Confirmation Classes are Sundays, February 5–March 25 from 3:30–5:00 pm in the Upper Room. Contact Andrew Hall (ahall@trurochurch. org, ext. 320) for questions.
Prayer for the Persecuted Church—The next group prayer will be on Monday, February 13, at 7:00 pm in Room 10 of the Parish Offices building. The recently released World Watch List 2012
Ash Wednesday Family Program following the Service on Wed, 2/22, 5:30–630 pm in the Undercroft. Participate in Family Communion and prepare your hearts for the Lenten Season. Introduction to Communion Class, Sunday, 2/26, 130-230p in the Chapel—contact Anna Hornbuckle: firstname.lastname@example.org
support of an NBDC group invaluable in this difficult time. Learn from renowned Christian experts in a 13 week DVD seminar course and support group meetings. Monday evenings, 7:00 pm –9:00 pm, Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Truro Church. The next course runs February 6 –May 7, 2012. Meetings are open to all regardless of church
Want To Learn Or Practice A Foreign Or Exotic Language? Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish When: Sundays from 5–6:15 pm
attendance. Seminars are free. Workbook
Where: ICMB—10523 Main Street, first floor
Cost: $25 registration and materials fee
Contact: Kekelwa N. Dall: Tel: 571.337.4821
Length: 12 Wks—adults, children, and
Email: email@example.com, or Suzy
Donaldson, Tel: 703.623.4117, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information: David Case at the TIPS office: 703.273.1300 ext. 530 or email@example.com.
The Screwtape Letters, by C. S. Lewis Along with The Chronicles of Narnia, The
and perceptive exchange between two devils,
Great Divorce and Mere Christianity, THE
C. S. Lewis delves into moral questions about
SCREWTAPE LETTERS is still one of Lewis’
good vs. evil, temptation, repentance, and
most popular and influential works. When
grace. Through this wonderful tale, the reader
first published in 1942, it bought immediate
emerges with a better understanding of what
fame, including a picture on the front of TIME
it means to live a faithful life.
Magazine, to this little-known Oxford don
Join us as we embark on a 12 week study
including the cover of Time Magazine. The
from the C.S. Lewis Institute of the C.S. Lewis
program provides 6 DVD presentations by Dr.
Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis is an amusing
Study Program on the SCREWTAPE LETTERS,
Jerry Root as you delve into 2–3 letters each
and insightful correspondence between a
by Dr. Jerry Root, a noted C.S. Lewis Scholar
week accompanied with a study guide for
senior devil, Screwtape, and his incompetent
and faculty member at Wheaton College.
nephew, Wormwood. All of the letters are from
In this insightful study Dr. Root provides
The Putz Home Group invites you to join us
Screwtape to Wormwood, and the subject of the
helpful background and emphasis to Lewis’s
for a casual dinner orientation on February
correspondence is a newly converted Christian,
fascinating imaginary correspondence. We
Monday 6th at 7 pm located at 5431 Plymouth
whom Screwtape refers to as "the patient."
are given penetrating insights into how Lewis
Meadows Court, Fairfax, 22032. Please call
Throughout the correspondence, Screwtape
portrays the unseen powers of evil and how
to RSVP at 703.239.2737 or send an email to
tries to help Wormwood tempt the patient away
they work to ensnare and destroy those who
firstname.lastname@example.org. Children welcome!
from Heaven and into Hell. In this humorous
seek to follow Christ. This 12 week study
MOPS: Fellowship and Support for Moms
Calling Truro Men
Do you have a child newborn to age 5? Then you are warmly invited to join Truro MOPS, a
The New Canaan Society’s 14th annual
special group for mothers of preschool age children. The second Tuesday of each month we
gathering comes to DC on March 2–4 at the
come together for savory refreshments, dessert, and coffee, followed by group discussions on
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. NCS is a dense
topics of interest to us as mothers. During specific monthly meetings this year, we will also
network of business and professional men of all
hear from veteran moms and other guest speakers for encouragement, and guidance. Our
age groups who, through authentic friendship
next meeting will be held Tuesday, February 7. Please note that this is a special meeting that
with Jesus and each other, are understanding
will occur separately in our MOPS discussion groups in individual’s homes. Normally, we all
who they are, are being transformed, work
meet together in the Undercroft, but the February meeting will be a special exception. If you
together in partnership and make a positive
are interested in visiting for the first time in February and are not already a member of a MOPS
difference in the world around them.
discussion group, please contact Kellie Singh at email@example.com for more information.
The 2012 NCS Washington Weekend (themed
There will be no childcare for the February meeting, but during regular monthly meetings in
“We Were Made for More”) continues the
the Undercroft, childcare is provided.
tradition of excellent teaching, amazing worship, great NCS humor and wonderful fellowship. Speakers include Tim Keller, Senior
Truro Preschool and Kindergarten Registration
Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and
Truro Preschool and Kindergarten is standing in faith and registering for the 2012–2013 school year this month.
Eric Metaxas, author of the recent bestselling
Larry Crabb, Founder of New Way Ministries. biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, will emcee
The Preschool Board would like to extend the courtesy to all Truro Church members to register
their children ahead of the general public with TPK Alumni families, on Thursday January
You can register for the weekend at https://www.
26th at 9:00 am.
The Preschool has been a ministry of Truro Church for 34 years. Our staff is comprised of 28
More information about NCS can be
committed Christians, and our 150 students represent the many nationalities and cultures that
found at www.newcanaansociety.org. Any
live in Fairfax County. We have classes for children from ages 2 ½ thru kindergarten. A complete
questions, please contact Carl Sperapani at
listing of the classes we offer, tuition rates, our tour schedule and other specific registration
firstname.lastname@example.org. A chapter of NCS is being
information including a registration application is available at www.truropreschool.org. To have
formed in downtown DC.
any questions answered or to sign-up for a tour please call the TPK Office 703.691.1006 .
calendar sun 29
07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:00 am, Meet Our Vestry Candidates 10:00 am, Rector's Forum 10:30 am, Worship (en español) 11:15 am, Worship 01:00 pm, Love The World Fellowship 05:00 pm, Contemporary Worship Service (Undercroft) 06:15 pm, Youth Group 06:30 am, Men's Group (ICM Building) 07:00 pm, AA Meeting
09:00 am, Women's Bible Study 09:30 am, Alpha Course 11:45 am, Military Prayer 04:30 pm, Dance Rehearsals 06:30 pm, Boy Scouts 06:45 pm, Young Adults
06:30 am, Men’s Bible Study, (Truro) 11:00 am, Holy Eucharist 03:00 pm, Anglican for Life at Truro 06:30 pm, Kidzone Team Training (Dinner at 6:00 pm) 07:00 pm, Local Outreach Committee 07:30 pm, Discipleship
09:30 am, Women’s Bible Study 10:00 am, DOK Bible Study 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 07:00 pm, Hispanic Prayer Service 07:00 pm, East Africa Action Group 07:15 pm, Choir Rehearsal
10:00 am, DOK Bible Study 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 12:00 pm, Seniors' Lunch and Fellowship 07:00 pm, The Alpha Course
07:00 am, Men's Fellowship 09:00 am, The Marriage Course 09:00 am, Prison Aftercare Course 10:00 am Prayers for the Anglican Communion 05:30 pm, Curso Alpha Comunidad Hispana
07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:00 am, Meet Our Vestry Candidates 10:00 am, Rector's Forum 10:30 am, Worship (en español) 11:15 am, Worship 01:00 pm, Love The World Fellowship 05:00 pm, Contemporary Worship Service (Undercroft) 06:15 pm, Youth Group
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information and needs & blessings when you visit Welcome—Please fill out a welcome card located in the pew racks inside the Church and Chapel. After you fill one out, please put it in the offering plate as it goes by, or give it to an usher on your way out.
what about children, teens, young adults, and families? Our KidZone Team wears green shirts and will help find the right place for your child. Nursing/Cry Room: Nursery available on Sundays during 8:30 & 11:15 am worship for ages 3 and younger. –Childcare available on Sundays during 5:00 pm worship for ages 5 and under. –For nursing moms and upset infants/toddlers, a Nursing/Cry room is located in the “Fellowship Room” off the Undercroft beneath the sanctuary. Pre-K to 6th grade: Sunday School is from 10–11am, in the education building. WEE/WOW are during the 8:30 and 11:15am services. For more information on Children’s events, visit www.TruroChurch.org/Children Special Needs Sunday School: 10–11 am in “Special Forces” room off the Undercroft beneath the sanctuary. Teens (7th–12th grade): ReAwakenings, Sundays 10–11 am. Start your Sunday in the Upper Room with friends, coffee, treats, and the Word of God. Finish the day with Youth Group, 6:15–8:30 pm in the Upper Room. For more information about Youth events, visit www.TruroChurch.org/Youth Young Adults: Tuesdays, 6:45–9 pm, Gunnell House Parlor. Dinner, prayer, fellowship, and discussion. Anyone and everyone from late teens to mid-thirties is welcome! Contact Dave Lilley, email@example.com, or see our Facebook place page, Truro Young Adults.
needs and blessings Blessing: I have a 27" Sony Trinitron TV (yrs) old and still in great working order, which I don't need anymore. It also has a nice stand. Free to whomever would like to come and pick up both pieces. If you'd like to see it beforehand, please e-mail me and I can forward a picture. Contact: Martha at firstname.lastname@example.org. Need: Working family of four from our Comunidad Hispana in need to rent a basement apartment or suitable accommodations in the vicinity of Providence Elementary School in Fairfax as soon as possible. Please contact José or Ana at 703.568.4726 or email Liliana at the Parish Office, lnava-ramirez@ trurochurch.org.
opportunities to pray and to receive prayer at truro Sunday Service: Prayer teams are available to pray with you on Sundays during Communion and following each of the services. Healing Prayer Team: To receive individual prayer (over 2–3 sessions), please call Marlene Jones at 703.273.1300 ext 305. Prayer Chain: The Intercessory Prayer Team responds to all prayer-line phone calls, prays for parishioners and visitors, and passes prayer needs along to the prayer chain. To leave prayer requests in a confidential message box, call 703.273.1300, ext 450, 24 hours a day. Upcoming Prayer Opportunities: Quiet Days: Come away periodically for a day of quiet prayer and scripture meditation. The next Quiet Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2012. Watch for details in the Truro Family News.
truro family news submissions The Truro Family News (TFN) is published weekly by Truro Church. Submissions are due two Mondays (10 business days) prior to the requested weekend to be featured. Submissions are subject to editorial review. Preference is given to Truro members and not-for-profit organizations affiliated with Truro. Truro Church does not necessarily screen, recommend, or endorse any advertisements. Submission Details: www.trurochurch.org/TFN or email@example.com, ext. 127.
Truro Church Street Address: 10520 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 820, Fairfax, VA 22038-0820 Rector: Tory Baucum Associate Rectors: Coleman Tyler, Tim Mayfield, Carlos Pellot Hispanic Pastor: Carlos Pellot Deacons: Joey Fitzgerald, David Case Adjunct Clergy: John Reishus, Allan Falconer, Tim Howe, Tom Herrick, Derek Rust
Parish Office: 703.273.1300 Clergy Emergency: ext. 370, or 571.529.0151 Parish Fax: 703.591.0737 Preschool: 703.691.1006 TIPS: ext. 530 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Vestry: email@example.com Website: TruroChurch.org Giving: www.TruroChurch.org/GetConnectedTruro
Vestry Elections 2012 We will be electing six of the following nominees for Vestry. Voting will take place at Truroâ€™s Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 12, 2012, 2:00 pm in the Main Church Building.
Sandra Bittner Sandy has been a member of Truro since 1985. She lives in Clifton and has three children and four grandchildren. Sandy met Christ at a very early age through her spiritfilled grandmother, and that strong relationship with our Lord continues to grow deeper and wider. As the wife of a Marine Officer, she lived in many places but was always a participant at every level of church life. It was her closeness to the Lord that kept her well grounded during Barry’s deployments. Sandy has 32 years experience as Founder, Owner and CEO of a home building company. She has bought property and built and sold many homes throughout Virginia and Maryland. Sandy is a member of the Daughters of the King, has been a member of the Ordination Discernment Committee and other study groups and continues the involvement that she and Barry had at TIPS. She was chairman of volunteers for the Relationship Central and Christopher West Conferences. She attended the Alpha Ambassadors Conference and is on the team for the ongoing Alpha courses. She and Cathy Tate will be partnering with “Alpha for Seniors” in local retirement homes, She has been the group leader or the Fairfax City home group for several years. Sandy believes we are in a difficult but inspired time in the life of Truro, and while it is a time of sadness and discernment, we will find support and comfort with each other. Working together as a team, using our combined gifts and experiences, and strengthened by our love of Christ, we shall be given the power and the will to successfully navigate our way through this difficult transition.
Chip Wedan Robert “Chip” Wedan has been attending Truro since 2002 and a member since 2010. He and his wife, Bette Jo, live in Lorton, Virginia. He became a Christian in 1971 in his senior year of high school. “I sensed a deep void in my heart. Although the social pressures of high school made me first aware of this void, I knew it was a chronic problem and I had to find a permanent answer. The fulcrum principle, which brought me to spiritual crisis and then to salvation, was Jesus’ words – ‘I did not come for the righteous but for sinners.’ I began to see that sin encompasses
much more than murder and theft. As stated in 2 Samuel 16: “Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart”. When I realized that my thoughts and the condition of my heart were well within God’s domain, I knew there was no place to hide. I am a sinner indeed. This thought, though depressing to some, became my great hope. Through it, I finally realized that Jesus had come for me and I prayed for His help. Gratefully, my goal since then has been finding what it means to let Jesus be Lord in my life.” Chip is employed as an attorney with the Department of Defense and has been active in a variety of activities and ministries, including Home Group and Ushering. He also now serves on the Finance Committee and regularly drives the pick-up van for Love the World Fellowship. Chip will be able to assist Truro through the Vestry as a result of his significant management and leadership experience gained from his 28 years in the U. S. Navy. Chip senses that God wants to do the following in the life of the church in the next three years: “Truro already has a wonderful vision. Internally, it is committed to scriptural truth and personal growth. Externally, it is committed to being a witness to our surrounding community. That’s a great course and I’m excited to be a part of it, whether on the Vestry or not.”
Gioia Egan Gioia has been attending Truro Church since 1981. She was confirmed at Truro in 1984 and married Dennis at Truro in 1996. They are happy residents of the City of Fairfax with their grown children and two grandchildren living nearby. Gioia was born and raised in a Christian environment and grew up believing in salvation through Jesus Christ. However in 1982 when she took a course on John Stott’s book Basic Christianity she became aware of the work of the Holy Spirit. It was at that time she committed her life to Jesus Christ and began to get to know her Lord and Savior. Her life began the transformation process which continues to this day. Gioia was a single mother for ten years and was employed on Truro staff for the five years prior to her marriage to Dennis. Some of her volunteer activities have included meeting one-on-one with ladies in the Fairfax jail, helping 1st graders read in the local elementary school and as a counselor at Sanctity of Life Ministries. She is now serving the City of Fairfax as an officer of election. At Truro Gioia has served on the Women’s and Marriage retreat
committees and as a Stephen Ministry leader. Currently she is a LEM and part of the LEM Visitation team, a lector and a member of the healing prayer team. Gioia appreciates Truro’s vision for supporting and strengthening families and marriages and looks forward to what God has planned for his people at Truro.
Jim Robb Jim Robb has belonged to Truro since 1999. He lives with his wife Vicki in Alexandria. Jim and Vicki were drawn to Truro by because of its vibrant worship and joyful atmosphere. Jim became a Christian at the 10, and he has had a life-long passion to learn God’s Word, understand the deep things of the Gospel, and try to model the Christian life. Additionally, he enjoys serving the Lord through his church. He works as Vice President of NumbersUSA, a political advocacy group in Arlington. Jim’s responsibilities at NumbersUSA include building its million-person email list and Internet and major donor fundraising. Jim chairs the Truro Stewardship Committee, where he led the past two fall stewardship campaigns. He is currently working with the staff on stewardship and communications strategies. In 2011, at the request of the Executive Director, Jim delivered a presentation to the Vestry on “Year Round Stewardship,” focusing on communications and evangelism. Additionally, he was a member of last spring’s Legal Defense Fund campaign committee. In 2010, Jim chaired the parish-wide study event, featuring Maxie Dunnam. Earlier, Jim served as a choir member. When the wider church controversy swept Truro into the spotlight, Jim aided Martyn Minns as voluntary media aide. During the critical period surrounding the vote to withdraw, Jim was the church’s contact person for the national and local media. Other Christian work includes serving as chairman of the Development Committee for the Institute on Religion and Democracy, where he also serves on the Executive Committee. (The IRD was founded by Jim’s late father, the Rev. Edmund Robb, a Methodist evangelist.) Jim volunteers his help to various Christian groups in the area of online fundraising. Recently, for example, he has consulted with the staff of Alpha USA in Chicago. Jim hopes to continue aiding the Truro, especially in the areas of stewardship and parish communication, during this critical time. A graduate of Asbury College in Kentucky, Jim was an editor in the field of Christian publishing during the 1980s.
Penelope Hayes Penelope Hayes has been attending Truro Church since 1997 and has been a member since 1999. She and her husband and their 2 children live in Vienna. She became a Christian while on a Truro women’s retreat, where Janet Parshall was the speaker. For the first time in her life Penelope heard about a Jesus who was personal and longed for an intimate relationship with those He loves. She was given a clearer understanding of His forgiveness, and received an intense desire to know Him more fully. In the following years she has pursued this relationship with Christ and felt His pursuit of her, even in times of doubt or worry, due to extreme illness or great stress. She has felt the incredible joy of His presence, and has attempted to take that joy to others with a goal of revealing God’s plan for His children of Love and relationship with Him and with others. Penelope has been a homeschooling mom for 8 years and is also employed with Truro Preschool and Kindergarten in their Creative Play afterschool program. She has been active in a variety of activities and ministries including: Truro Preschool and Kindergarten preschool teacher; Truro VBS programs for 8 years; Truro Children’s ministry staff for 3 years; Truro Women’s Ministry; Leader of Truro Women’s Ministry for 4 years; set design for Truro’s “Oz” & “Fiddler on the Roof;” chaperone for Truro Fall Youth Retreat for 2 years; Speaker for Truro Women’s Retreats, MOPS, Truro By Design Conferences and Anglicans for Life; intensive Head & Heart Immersion course at J.P. II Institute in PA., and intensive Theology of the Body course at Catholic University in D.C.; creator and teacher of multiple programs/curriculums based on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.
Bill Hudson Bill Hudson has been attending Truro Church since 2007and has been a member since 2008. He and his wife and their children live in Fairfax Station. He became a Christian when he was a teenager. When my family moved to Southern California a neighbor invited us to their church. It was there I became a Christian as a teenager when I realized through a dream that I could not enter into God’s presence without the atoning grace of Jesus and what He had done
through the cross and His resurrection. The Lord has graciously guided me since: in my career and my wonderful Christian wife. We have moved around the world and He has always provided wonderful Christian fellowship and ministry opportunities through small groups and local churches. These included starting an English language church in Lome Togo, teaching Sunday school to children in the expatriate community, mentoring a young couples group in South Africa and leading a Bible study in Paris. I have also served on the vestry in both Belgrade and at St. Peters in the Woods in Fairfax Station. I have been thankful for all the service experiences He has provided regardless of where the State Department assigned us. He also blessed me with wonderful children and grandchildren. I cannot image a life without Jesus. I am retired from the State Department. I have been active in a variety of activities and ministries including: Special Forces, TIPS, Outreach and LWF as well as volunteering for support of Truro outreach and teaching conferences.
Steven Temme Steven Temme attended Tr u r o C h u r c h f r o m 2004-2006 and then became a member in 2010 after coming back to the Church. Steven, his wife Missy and two daughters Scarlet and Elin live in Alexandria. Steven first came to faith at 18 upon graduating high school. He experienced many different settings of the Christian life in college at Indiana University and in graduate school in Paris while attending The American Church of Paris as participant in its young adult ministry and a formative couples bible study. It wasn’t until the summer of 2010, though, that he would receive true healing and the gift of the Holy Spirit through the ministry of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal together with the Alpha course here at Truro. This transforming work of the Holy Spirit continues to lead him in a newfound study of Scripture and of histories of the Catholic and Orthodox churches. Steven is by trade a musician who is currently serving as a Gunnery Sergeant in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band as a saxophonist as well as a freelance musician frequently engaged with the Baltimore Symphony and other ensembles in the region. He is passionate about the important role the arts have played and will play in the future of the church. Steven remains active in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement within the Diocese of Arlington in many events with
young adults and those seeking a richer “Life in the Spirit.” He participates in the Alpha ministry at Truro together with his wife as small group leaders and co-leads a home group in Alexandria. He participates from time-to-time in worship as an instrumentalist and generally fills in as needed at Truro as your average klezmer-playing-co-fiddler-clarinetist, Alpha-t testifying, betrothed-partner-to-the-BlessedVirgin-Mary-around-Christmas-time, kind of guy. He says of being at Truro and of the Christian life this second time around, “the road is tough, joy abounds, and redemption is at every turn!”
Shirley Coffield I came to Truro while searching for a new Church home in late 2003 as a result of the actions of ECUSA General Conventions over many years. I found at Truro a wonderful healing experience and the grace and power of God at work, and joined Truro in early 2004. I live in Alexandria Virginia (445 Clayton Lane, 22304), have three adult children and one grandchild, and am a lawyer with offices at home and in Washington DC. I came to the Lord through the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in 1980. Having been raised a Methodist I was familiar with the Bible, and loved the songs, but it was not until I experienced a personal relationship with the Living God that my journey of Christian life really began. I have grown tremendously through the experiences God has given me, and the people He has put into my life. Looking back I see His hand on my life, and looking forward I walk in faith that He will complete the work He has begun in me. I constantly am amazed at how far I have come and how far I have yet to go. It is an exciting journey! At Truro, I am director of the Truro Aftercare Ministry at the Fairfax jail, a member of the Local Outreach Committee, serve as a LEM and generally help out when called. I appreciate the teachings and courses at Truro and have participated in several. I love the family of God at Truro and believe our journey together as a family in these next few years can be a great witness to the grace and glory of God at work in the world. What a great honor He has given Truro to serve Him in this way! Wherever our future lies, I believe it is important for us to discern His will and do His work, always giving him the Glory and exclaiming his Truth to all we meet.
When Choosing Vestry Candidates…
Voting Eligibility Requirements…
From the Truro By-Laws, the following criteria for Vestry membership apply: An individual must be confirmed. Paid staff and their spouses are excluded from Vestry service. Candidates should be mature Christians; worship God regularly, lead an active prayer life; know and study the Bible, be cheerful givers, and have family relationships that reflect strong Christian commitment. Candidates should be recognized as leaders, bring a useful skill to the Vestry and have enough time to be able to serve effectively and make a commitment to put Vestry service high on the list of personal priorities. Vestry membership should not be considered as an honor for past service, but as a commitment for future service.
Lists of voters currently eligible to vote are available in the Welcome Walkway, Common Grounds, and Reception Room. If you are not sure if you are eligible to vote, please check the list or contact Katrina Wagner, Office Manager, at 703.273.1300, ext. 110. Parishioners who are eligible to vote in this year’s Vestry Election will be able to pick up their ballots in Common Grounds at 1:30 pm on February 12, 2012 in Common Grounds. Proxy or absentee voting is not allowed by Truro’s bylaws.