June 26, 2016 Bulletin Announcements


We welcome all children in worship!  Childcare is available in the education building for children, babies-3 years old.  Following the Children’s Time, children ages four years-2nd grade may return to their parents or be escorted to child care. (There is no children’s worship program this Sunday.)

The red roses in the worship services today are in celebration of (1) the birth of a son, Everett Blair Robinson, to Blair and Sarah Robinson on June 20th. Proud paternal grandparents are Tom and Jane Robinson. Blair and Sarah also have a daughter, Emory Cate; and (2), the birth of a son, Riley Stephen Edwards, born on June 14th to Geoffrey and Tara Edwards. Geoffrey and Tara also have a daughter, Kaleigh Grace. Proud paternal grandparents are Steve and Marlene Edwards.

Prayer Concerns: Members:  Martha Aitken, Rosa Beavers, Bob Burger, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Pat Deering, Don Fortini, Nancy Fortini, Esther Krigbaum, Emily Maness, Tracey Roberson, Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, Alicia Williams, Sue Wyker and Dr. Bob Yowell. Friends and Relatives: Don Burney, Arland Eyl, Sr., John Hill, and Tim “Cotton” Morgan.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Jo Deckard and her family as they grieve the death of her mother, Kitty Murray, following a brief illness.

TAPC’s Tom Harvey World Mission Fund has supported the ministries of Tom and Judy Harvey (Oxford Centre for Mission Studies) and Andy and Ellen Collins (Thailand) about 20 years. Please, consider a gift to this fund during the month of June. Make checks to TAPC with “Harvey Fund” in memo line. The goal is for $5,000 at year’s end to be allotted between each family. Thanks for all of your support in the past. Outreach Ministry Team.

Belonging, Believing, Becoming (Adult Sunday School Elective on May 22, June 19 and July 17 ─ 3rd Sunday of each month) taught by Rev. Matt Floding, Parish Associate):   Font, Table and Pulpit. Each of these has a prominent place in our church sanctuary. Each powerfully conveys something significant about Trinity Avenue being a place of belonging, believing and becoming. They teach us about being a disciple of the living Jesus. Belonging, Believing and Becoming is an opportunity to build community, reflect on Christian faith, and practice hospitality. In other words, practice being church. The third class will be on July 17 Listen Up and Become! Everyone wants to flourish and grow. Who can miss the pulpit at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian? There’s a reason for that. Reflect theologically with the group on its place of prominence–in church, in our lives, for the world.

TAPC Presbyterian Women 2016 Summer Dinner Series: All TAPC women are invited to participate in our informal Dutch treat dinner series on the following Monday nights at 6:30pm. Please RSVP to Susan Ross at sross@mossandross.com or 919-383-0586 preferably a week before each date. On Monday, July 18th our speaker is Joan Austin. Topic: The Revitalization of Durham. We will meet at Lucia Restaurant, 605 West Main Street in Durham. On Monday, August 22nd our speaker is Nan Lee. Topic: African Health Training Program. We will meet at Blu Seafood, 2002 Hillsborough Road in Durham. See your newsletter for more in depth description of the topics.

Attention, please, all who fall in the age group of “from the cradle to the rocking chair.” Take note of these dates – July 10th through July 13th (Sunday-Wednesday) from 5:30 to 8:pm. (Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:15pm.) And this is what’s happening. The third Community/Intergenerational Bible School (CBS) organized by the Children’s Ministry Team. Last year several grandparents came and joined in the fun with the parents and the children. All gentlemen and ladies, with or without children, are encouraged to come and enjoy food, fellowship and four evenings of Bible stories, music and creation of banners, etc. to be displayed in the sanctuary. The topic of study is “Freed & Fed: Exploring Baptism & Communion”. Come for all or as many evenings as you are able. Contact Corlis Wood (cwood20144@gmail.com/919-286-4024) for questions and to register by July 8th. Thank you!


Information for Counters

New suits, new lives: In the basement below the sanctuary, Step Up Ministries meets regularly with men to fit them with suits for job interviews. If you’d like to help someone make a fresh start, you can donate a cleaned suit in good condition and place it downstairs by the bridal room. There’s a particular need for belts and shoes. For a tax receipt, contact Tim Wollin (tim.wollin@stepupministry.org). Thank you!

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: Want to help TAPC give back to our community? Once again we can make Wednesday’s wonderful for kids and families in East Durham through EDCI’s (East Durham Children’s Initiative) summer lunch program. As a group we serve hot, healthy lunches and assist with participating in fun enrichment activities. Adults, teens and families are welcome. No special knowledge needed…just a friendly smile. Dates are Wednesdays, June 22-August 10. Morning, lunch and afternoon sessions are available. Volunteers report to Maureen Joy Charter School, 107 S Driver St. For more information email Randy Ray at rray117560@aol.com or call (919) 493-5631.

The new photo directory is underway! Lifetouch is currently in the final stages of confirming the layout of the directory and preparing for production. We anticipate having them for distribution early this summer!

Thank you to all who have prayerfully discerned your financial commitment to the work of Christ through the life and ministries of Trinity Avenue for the year ahead. We are grateful! Thank you for your generosity, and thanks be to God for the blessing of sharing life and growing in faith together at Trinity Avenue! Please contact Tina Petrillo (tpetrillo@trinityave.org) with questions or to make a pledge.

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