October 26, 2014 Bulletin Announcements


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We warmly welcome the Reverend Mel Williams to the pulpit today. Rev. Williams serves as coordinator of End Poverty Durham. He retired in 2012 after 24 years as pastor of Watts St. Baptist Church. His ministry in Durham has helped establish the Religious Coalition for a Non-Violent Durham, Walltown Neighborhood Ministries, Peace Hill, and REAL Durham. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Yale Divinity School, husband to Jan and father to Jenna and Mark, and a longtime member of Bloomsbury, a folk-singing group in Raleigh.

Prayer Concerns: Members:  Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Brenda Eyl, Don Fortini, Emily Maness, Dutton Moore, Tracey Roberson, Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, and Alicia Williams.

Good News about the Arts Festival. We raised $6500. The total amount raised for our Outreach missions this year from wine tastings, the Women’s Tea, the golf tournament and the festival was $11,628. Great Job, TAPC! All of these funds will be part of TAPC’s gifts to community nonprofits. The Outreach Committee will meet on November 19 to discuss distribution and all interested persons are welcome.

The special offering for October is Tom Harvey World Mission Fund. The Collin Family in Thailand and Tom and Judy Harvey serving at Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (Oxford, England) need and would appreciate TAPC’s continued support in 2015. Please consider a contribution this month or anytime throughout the year for these missionary families. Pew envelopes and checks should have Harvey Mission Fund noted.  Thanks – The Outreach Ministry Team

TAPC chefs served 227 folks at the shelter on Oct. 23.   Volunteers included Anna Craig, Virginia Perry, Abbie Nichols, Lauren Cates, Monroe Wolf and Ralph, Mary, & Stephen Gunderson.  Thanks to those who continue to donate large cans of green beans, fruit, and tomato sauce.  This really helps us stay within the budget.  We need your help for the November meal–the Friday after Thanksgiving. Please sign up on the Shelter Meal volunteer sheet in the narthex.

Our Presbyterian Women Coordinating team will meet today from 10-11 in the Trinity Classroom.

Flour War! 6th-12th grade youth are invited for a rambunctious flour war with other Durham Presbyterian youth tonight at the Wolf property from 5-7pm, pizza included. Email Tommy with questions. Bring a friend! (The Wolfs’ address is 2927 Tavistock Dr.)

Wednesday Night Light—Enjoy dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30, followed by Halloween Party/All Saints Celebration from 6:15 or 6:30 until 7:00. Childcare is from 5:30-7pm. Meals are $5.00 for ages 11-adult; $2.00 for 4-10; age 3 and under are free: ($15.00 per family max for dinner). Sign up on the friendship pad or call the church office.


Information for Counters

Do you have the Key? With your help this holiday season, Wheels4Hope is going to place 31 cars with 31 families in 31 days in the local Triangle community. More cars are needed to meet this challenge! Have you got the key to one of these? Wheels4Hope is a local, faith-based, car donation program. Donated cars are repaired by volunteers and placed with hard working families who need a hand up, not a hand out. Donate a car, change a life! www.wheels4hope.org 919-832-1941.

Starting at 10pm on October 20 some door codes will change. FOBs will work as always, but the burglar and congregational codes will change. Please contact Janet Burney or Len Stockburger if you need help with the keypad (doors), FOB, and alarm codes if you plan to be among those who will disarm the system in the mornings. The church is charged for false alarms, so please be sure you have the new information before entering after October 20.

Greg Cates is looking for ushers for 11:00 worship.  If you can help greet worshipers and collect offering for any two week period for the remainder of this year,  please call the church office to sign up.

A new small group ministry, “Not Just Dinner” begins this fall!  Groups of 11-12 people will gather the second Friday of each month from October through April to enjoy dinner at one of Durham’s great restaurants and begin discussing how they might feel the Holy Spirit’s leading into a missional activity.  For more information on how you can join this ministry to deepen relationships and broaden mission, contact Jane Robinson, loulajane@gmail.com; or Denis Garner, garnerdenise06@gmail.com

Would you like to help host our weekly fellowship time? The Deacons provide refreshments after both the 9:00 and 11:00 worship services and need volunteers to keep the fellowship going weekly.  Hosts provide some simple snacks and set them out a few minutes before worship is over.  A sign-up sheet for hosts is on the ministry table in the narthex, where information about food and set-up needs is also available.  Please contact Jenny Peters (919-641-3807) with any questions, and thank you for your support as we strengthen our community of faith by making connections with one another!

Thank you for making the ministries of TAPC possible with your gifts of time, talent and treasure!

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