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CLERGY NOTE

Dear Truro Family,

“…Fear not…” (Luke 2:10)

These are the first two words that the angels said to the shepherds, on that dark night long ago. Words of peace. Words of comfort. Words of reassurance.

And these are the first words that God speaks to you. Into whatever areas of darkness, pain, sin, heartbreak, or loneliness that you’re experiencing right now. This Christmas, be reminded again that God comes down to you. He breaks through. He doesn’t expect you to climb up the ladder to get to him. He comes down the ladder to get to you.

So, fear not.

Allow Jesus to break through even more fully into your life, your home, and your heart. Let him into the dark places, the painful places, and the hidden places. Receive the best gift of all. The unmeasured grace of God in Jesus Christ.

A Merry Christmas to you and your family...Catherine and I love you all very much!

Jamie

COMING UP
CHRISTMAS EVE SCRIPTURE READINGS:
Isaiah 9:1-7 | Luke 1:1-14


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CHRISTMAS DAY SCRIPTURE READINGS:
Psalm 98 | John 1:1-4, 14-18

The Nest will offer childcare for children five and under during the 3 PM and 5 PM services on Christmas Eve. Truro Kids, The Nest, and Youth Group will take a break on December 25 and January 1. 

Churro the Truro Burro has been busy! He helped with the greening of the church, went to a Boy Scouts meeting, and spent some time in people's homes. He's getting really close to that manger in Bethlehem!

Fill the Manger Christmas Eve
Bring your gifts for moms at Sanctity of Life Ministry and Fairfax Diapers and place them in the manger this Christmas Eve. Please consider donating the following items that will make a difference in the life of a new family:

  • Baby clothes – 0 to 3 months (including onesies)

  • Baby bottles – natural slow flow nipples 

  • Gift cards – Amazon, Walmart, Target 

  • Diapers – All sizes and will be distributed to Fairfax Diapers, a non-profit organization that reaches families across Fairfax County. 
If you will not be at Truro on Christmas Eve, you may bring your gifts on Christmas Day or on January 1. Thank you!
The Truro Campus/Offices will be closed December 26-30 and January 2.
Baptism

January 22nd will be Baptism Sunday here at Truro. If you are interested in being baptized, please complete this application for children and this application for adults. If you have any questions, please email Molly Andreson

Seniors Lunch
Seniors Lunch will be on break until Wednesday, January 4th. For questions, email Mike Seawright.

Save the Date!
February 3-5, 2023
Jamie Brown and Mike Seawright will be leading the teaching for our Men's Retreat at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, VA. Our theme will be: "Men After God's Own Heart: Formed by the Psalms of David." Save the date on your calendars!

VOLUNTEERS

Sign up for the next Truro Safety Awareness Workshop on Monday, January 23 (7-9 PM) in Common Grounds. This is required training if you volunteer in the following areas: 

  • Family Ministry or any ministry interacting with children.
  • Outreach/Visitation Ministries
  • Prayer Ministry
  • TIPS 
VESTRY
Click HERE for a summary of Truro's December Vestry meeting.
We are in a new season at Truro. Please prayerfully consider if you or others you know might serve on vestry. Feel free to speak with any other members of the vestry nominating committee: Teresa Rowe, Holly Desmarias, Don Foy, Mark Epley, or any vestry member. Submit nominations HERE by January 6, 2023. 

A candidate for vestry service must be a baptized and confirmed follower of Jesus, over 18 years old and a member of Truro Anglican Church. Complete eligibility criteria can be found HERE.
FINANCE

Financial Update as of 11/30/2022

Revenue (Restricted and Unrestricted Giving)

Received $2,135,895
Planned $2,157,015
Difference ($21,120)

Expenses
Actual $2,204,445
Planned $2,293,722
Difference ($89,277)

GIVING

Year-End Giving
Thank you very much for your giving during this year! As you plan your year-end giving, please know that Truro is able to receive gifts of stock and other securities along with gifts from donor-advised funds and Qualified Charitable Distributions from IRAs. First, check with your tax advisor for benefits to your specific situation. And please remember that year-end gifts must be postmarked by December 31 in order to be counted for 2022. Please contact Marsha Foos for broker information or with any questions.

To give via text: Text the word "Truro" to 703.457.9400. You will receive a reply with a link that you can use to give.
To give via U.S. mail: Send a check to Truro Anglican at 10520 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22030.
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