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FEBRUARY 25–MARCH 04, 2012

TRURO FAMILY NEWS Preschool Sunday Is Today


Today is Preschool Sunday! During the 11:15 service

The Parenting Children Course

we will be sharing with you the gift of song from some

Date: Sat(s), March 3–March 31

of the 150 precious children that attend Truro Preschool

Time: 9:00 am–12 pm

& Kindergarten. They will sing three songs and share

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two scriptures in sign language with you! I pray that you are blessed by their offering! Please

More Info: See page 3

enjoy the art work that the children have prepared just for today! Truro Preschool & Kindergarten celebrates our 34th birthday in March!!! Yes! 34 years and thousands of children later, we are still here and thriving! We have families from all over the world that travel from Fairfax, Prince William and Loudon County to attend classes each week at TPK. Our Staff is made of 30 wonderful committed Christian women from many different

The Parenting Teen Course Date: Sat(s), April 14–May 12 Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm Web Link:

denominations. We are a non-profit preschool that relies on fundraising to provide for scholarships

Fresh Expressions Natl Gathering

and for some of our operating budget. If you would like to make it possible for a child to attend

Date: Fri. March 16–Sat. March 17

TPK in the fall of 2012 by being a sponsor we would be pleased to hear from you. Call us

Time: Full Two-Day Conference

703.691.1006 or send us a note

Web Link: More Info: See page 2

Spring Arts Festival

Saturday Night Rector's Updates

Date: Sat. April 28, 2012

Saturday(s), March 3, 10, 24, 31

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7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Time: All Day More Info: coming soon!

Please join us in March for four evenings filled with worship, prayer, dessert, coffee, and fellowship.

Parish Retreat

There will be a time for Rector Tory Baucum to give updates on the litigation and share on Truro's

Date: Fri. May 11–Sun. May 13

next steps.

Web Link: More Info: See page 2

Evening Prayer & Worship Our next gathering is Wednesday, Feb 29 at 7:30pm "And now, God, do it again—bring rains to our drought-stricken lives, so those who planted their

Concert— Wei Yu, cello w/ Keuna Lee, piano Date: Fri. June 22 Time: 7:30 pm Web Link:

crops in despair will shout 'hurrahs' at the harvest, so those who went off with heavy hearts will

Genesis—Creative Arts Camp

come home laughing, with armloads of blessing." (Psalm 126:4–6 MSG)

Date: Mon. June 25–Fri. June 29

Join us the last Wednesday of each month for an evening of prayer and worship at 7:30pm in

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the main Sanctuary. This gathering will be in a similar format to the prayer meeting held after the Circuit Court announcement on Jan. 11.

HONK!—Summer Musical Date: Thurs. July 26–Sun. July 29

As a church family, we will be praying for God’s blessing upon the ministry and community of Truro,

Time: Various. TBA

and for continued Godly resolution to the litigation. Most of all, we are seeking a fresh outpouring

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of the Holy Spirit upon our families, our children, our marriages and our community.


Rector's Forum

Join Us For The Truro Family Weekend Away

Sun(s), 10–11:00 am, Undercroft

Friday, May 11–Sunday, May 13 Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA

Part One: Original Man—What are we made for? Reading Material: Theology of the Body in Simple Language Handouts of Teaching: Available in Undercroft NEW!! Blog: Mar 04: Original Uniqueness (Read pgs 9–15) Mar 11: Original Unity (Read pgs 16–20) Mar 18: Original Purity (Read pgs 21–22) Mar 25: Original Nakedness (Read pgs 23–26) Apr 22: Gift of Life and Love (Read pgs 27–30) Apr 29: Why Love? (Read pgs 31–34)

The Truro Church All Parish Retreat is the perfect place to refresh and renew your relationship with God and your Parish Family! • Uplifting teaching from Bishop John Guernsey • Prayer and healing ministry • Optional morning devotionals each morning in your dorm lobby Reconnect with old friends and make new ones! • Hang out on our designated “front porch,” on the expansive front lawn, or inside in our fellowship gathering and board games area • Interesting and fun breakout sessions for those with a special interest or a fun craft that they want to share with others • For the more active among us, we have reserved every available activity or sports venue on the campus, so bring your sports gear with you: indoor track, tennis and basketball courts, baseball, softball fields, and soccer fields, sand volleyball pit, and the expansive

May 6: Seeing and Shame (Read pgs 35–38) June 3: “He knew his wife” (Read pgs 39–42) June 10: Love Cycle (Read pgs 43–47) June 17: Exalted Vision of Man (Read pgs 48–50)

lawn for Frisbee or just relaxing Consider coming early on Friday! • Take advantage of the fabulous campus that is reserved for us starting at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 11th • Breathe in the fresh mountain air, take a walk (or run!) through the beautiful EMU campus

Fresh Expressions National Gathering

located on 100 acres overlooking the Shenandoah Valley • Beat the rush hour traffic • A win win opportunity all the way around Information about EMU Situated in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, EMU (Eastern Mennonite University) is set in nearly 100 acres overlooking the valley. These beautiful grounds host the dormitories

The Fresh Expressions National Gathering

that will house our retreat attendees, along with a large chapel, gathering spaces, and lots of

is being held at the First Baptist Church in

activities available from an indoor track to a rock climbing wall.

Alexandria, VA on Fri. March 16–Sat. March 17.

Pricing and additional information can be found at:

Regular registration ends at the end of February. Truro is a sponsor at this exciting gathering. So what's it all about? Fresh Expressions is a movement that empowers and equips God’s

Just Born

In Memoriam

people to reach the increasing diversity of our

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society by developing creative expressions

Annette H. Anderson

of church alongside existing congregations.

Died: February 18, 2012

There is a growing need for a mixed church economy, both established churches and fresh expressions stepping out in faith. This is church for a changing world. Information:


Liam Angelo Amato February 15, 2012 Parents: Melissa and Ryan Amato Grandparents: Jane and Don Eboch

In Memoriam Emil John Joki Died: February 18, 2012 Father of Janice Keck


Truro Director of Communications Opening The Director of Communications provides oversight for all parish-wide communications with a particular emphasis on maintaining brand image and overall communications strategy. Effective marketing of Truro to the outside community is a key component of this position. Ability to effectively utilize different and disparate media to best advantage is highly desirable. To view the full job advertisement go to: To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to Meghan Graham at

Truro Goes to Haiti: August 13–20 Truro Outreach and La Comunidad Hispana want to extend our Truro Church family an invitation and a call for prayerful support for a short-term mission project to take place this summer on August 13-20, 2012. A team of Truro members will be traveling to Haiti for a week of inspired service at God’s Littlest Angels, an orphanage in Pétition-Ville, a few miles east of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital city. God's Littlest Angels is a non-profit Christian ministry incorporated in the State of Colorado. The majority of the children brought to the orphanage are between the ages of newborn and 7 years old. GLA also has older children, sibling groups, and children with special needs waiting for adoptive parents. God's Littlest Angels has ministered to the children of Haiti since 1994 and is involved in several children's ministries in the local community. Currently, La Comunidad Hispana and Truro Outreach are building the team that will go to God’s Littlest Angels and want you to join us for our next meeting on Friday, March 2 at 7 pm in the Common Grounds. We encourage all who will be interested in this mission project to GLA to prayerfully consider becoming a part of our team. We need a team of 12 short-term mission volunteers, hopefully 6 men and 6 women, who will have a burning desire to serve God’s Littlest Angels and to be a part of this missionary experience sponsored by our church. Speaking French is not necessary, but it will be a big plus if you do. Come and join those who already are part of this short-term mission’s team. If you know God is leading you to come, please email Emired Melean at so that we know to expect you. Scholarship assistance is available if needed; please contact Carlos, Coleman or Meredith. For more, information on God’s Littlest Angels please visit

The Parenting Children Course Course Dates: Sat(s), March 3–March 31 Time: 9:00 am–12 pm Course Location: Common Grounds Course Fee: $35 per couple (includes refreshments and materials) REGISTRATION: Go to our website at: The Parenting Children Course is for is any parent with children up to the age of 10. The course, while based on Christian principles, is relevant and helpful for any parent with or without a Christian faith or church background. The Course will be taught by Director of Family Ministry, Joey Fitzgerald and his wife, Brandie. Session topics include: Building strong foundations, Meeting our children's needs, Setting boundaries, Our long term goal. If you have any trouble with registration for this course, please contact Meghan Graham at

Reading Group—Discussion of “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson will be Reading Group’s agenda in the conference room on Wednesday Feb. 29 noon. All are welcome. (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. Journey to Jerusalem—There will be an information meeting for Journey to Jerusalem 2012 in the Upper Room during the 10 o’clock hour on March 4. Contact Andrew Hall (, ext 320) if you have any questions. Truro Softball Spring Team—Anyone interested in playing softball for Truro this spring? Last fall Truro played in the Faifax County social co-ed league, and we had a blast!! We even won a few games, and had great fellowship! Everyone is welcome to play! No experience is necessary! If you are interested, please contact Chip Fardwell at 703.273.5087 or We Are Looking For A Few Good Men!—The Spring Course for those interested in Aftercare Ministry at the Fairfax jail begins on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The course consists of 8 class meetings, to be held from 9:30–11:30 on Saturday mornings in the Gunnell House Parlor. Saturday March 24 will be a retreat from 9 am–3 pm. We currently have a particular need for Godly men, but Godly women are also welcome. To obtain more information, including a brochure further describing the ministry and course, and to register for the Spring 2012 course, please contact Shirley Coffield, 202.331.8220. Organ Cd’s Available—A fresh supply of CD’s of “Great Hymns of the Church Year” (Coleman Tyler, organ; Joe Connell, percussion) are again available in the Covered Walkway. The CD features 30 beloved hymns of the church year beginning with Advent and going through Thanksgiving, recorded in our sanctuary. All donations benefit Truro’s Outreach ministry. 2012 Men's Spiritual Life Weekend—March 23– 25, 2012, Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown, WV, with speaker Bishop John Guernsey. Information and Registration on the web at Truro & Friends Quiet Day Benedictine Monastery, Bristow ,Virginia. March 17, 9:30–2:30 pm | $20 Per Person (includes lunch) Everyone—men and women, youth and adult—is invited to join in this time of quiet engagement with God. Our schedule will include group guided scripture meditation (lectio divina), an introduction to centering prayer, and unstructured time for individuals to explore the beautiful monastery grounds which include gardens, stations of the cross, a labyrinth and restored silos. A simple lunch will be provided. Please bring a Bible, notebook, and an expectant heart. To register or for more information, please contact Jackie March or Elizabeth Baucum

703.273.1300 ext. 125 or


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mon 27

07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:00 am, Rector's Forum 10:30 am, Worship (en español) 11:15 am, Worship 05:00 pm, Contemporary Worship Service (Undercroft) 06:15 pm, Youth Group 07:00 pm, AA Meeting

tue 28

09:00 am, Women's Bible Study 09:30 am, Alpha Course 11:45 am, Military Prayer 04:30 pm, Dance Rehearsals 06:45 pm, Boy Scouts 06:45 pm, Young Adults

wed 29

06:30 am, Men’s Bible Study, (Truro) 11:00 pm, Holy Eucharist (Chapel) 04:30 pm, Choir and Handbells 04:30 pm, Church Music Class 06:30 pm, Youth Handbells 06:30 pm, Kidzone Team Training (Dinner at 6:00 pm) 07:15 pm, Youth Choir 07:30 pm, Discipleship 07:30 pm, Evening Prayer & Worship

thur 01

09:30 am, Women’s Bible Study 10:00 am, DOK Bible Study 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 07:00 pm, Hispanic Prayer Service 07:15 pm, Choir Rehearsal

fri 02

10:00 am, DOK Bible Study 11:40 am, Daily Prayer 12:00 pm, Seniors' Lunch and Fellowship 07:00 pm, The Alpha Course

sat 03

07:00 am, Men's Fellowship 08:30 pm, Lenten Teaching Mission 09:00 am, The Parenting Children Course 09:00 am, The Marriage Course 09:00 am, Prison Aftercare Course 10:00 am, DOK Meeting 05:30 pm, Curso Alpha Comunidad Hispana 07:00 pm, Saturday Night Rector's Updates

sun 04

07:30 am, Worship 08:30 am, Worship 10:00 am, Discipleship Hour 10:00 am, Rector's Forum 10:30 am, Worship (en español) 11:15 am, Worship 03:30 pm, Youth Confirmation Class 05:00 pm, Contemporary Worship Service (Undercroft) 06:15 pm, Youth Group

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 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 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,, or see our Facebook place page, Truro Young Adults.

needs and blessings Need: Love the World Fellowship (LWF) family with 3 children in need of a donated car. Parents are working. Donation receipt provided. Please call Bobbie Yates if you are able to help, 703.314.7805. Need: Love the World Fellowship member available to help with chores for the elderly, cook and/or cater small social events, or clean homes. If interested, please call Angela Peterson, 703.599.1141 or Bobbie Yates, 703.314.7805. Need: Love the World Fellowship member in need of laptop computer for school purposes. Please call Bobbie Yates, 703.314.7805, if you're able to help. Opportunity: Former Truro parishioner has a gently used wedding and engagement ring set in original box, 14ct. gold, 1/3 ct. diamonds, for sale for $1000 or best offer. Call Nancy Schmit at 540.723.4660. Employment Opportunity: Prison Fellowship currently has several employment opportunities. Some positions include Director of Finance, Senior Manager—Angel Tree Projects, Training Director and Marketing and Communications Manager. Responsibilities and qualifications can be found here on their website at Need: Large, outdated calendars (scenery, animals, flowers), used but pretty postcards & greeting cards, table napkins with pretty designs, unwrinkled gift tissue paper, transparent gummy vitamin bottles with child-proof lids. Materials are for teaching crafts to Love the World kids & others. Contact Valerie at & 703.909.4373 for pick-up or leave materials with “Valerie Malabonga” written on them, on the shelf in the covered walkway near the Undercroft.

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 read ahead February 04 Matt 5:5-6

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: or, 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: Vestry: Website: Giving:


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