WHAT’S GOING ON
December 8, 2013 Bulletin Announcements
Prayer Concerns: Members: Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, John Cleaveland, Betsy Euler, Don Fortini, Deirdre Gordon, Jack Horner, Hazel Kayler, Leslie Lobaugh, Jane Robinson, Chris Rosati, and Billie Sessoms. Friends & Relatives: Laura Clarke’s sister (Brent Elizabeth Mabe) and Anne Lockwood’s friend (Leah Wetmore). Please call the church office to share prayer requests.
T’was the day after Thanksgiving and back from the mall, the TAPC shelter crew fixed a fine meal for all. Many thanks go to Lisa and Kaytlyn Drummond, Tom, Chris and Chandler Berry, Corlis Wood, Joan Austin, and Joanne Anderson who served a wonderful meal to 139 patrons at Urban Ministries of Durham. We appreciate your on-going support in providing large cans of fruits and vegetables for use in this ministry.
Officer Recommendations are now being accepted! Forms are available on the ministry table in the Carr Narthex. Each recommendation forms describes attributes characteristic of Deacons and Ruling Elders. Permission does not need to be gained from the person prior to recommending them. Forms may be mailed to the church office or placed in the Recommendation Box on the ministry table. Thank you for your help in discerning our next class of church officers! Questions? Contact Julie Fann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Annual Christmas Fellowship Night will take place TONIGHT from 5pm-7pm in the Fellowship Hall. There will be food by Lisa Drummond as well as carols and games. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled, family event to get you into the holiday spirit!
Angel Tree in Porter Narthex has a few more cards with wishes on its branches. Help ensure that all are chosen from the tree after today! Some wishes are for an article of adult clothing – large is the size suggested, or call Housing for New Hope (919-489-6282) to confirm sizes for individuals listed on the card, which are on record in their office. Also at the Angel tree is a Collection Box for donations of Food Lion and Kroger gift cards. Monetary donations are also acceptable, and will be used by Corlis, Susan and Lisa to purchase gift cards. Thanks to TAPC’s family of faith for all that you do to reach out to our neighbors in need.
Plan to attend the Gifts Will Be Blessings Market on Sunday, December 15 to purchase gift cards benefitting non-profit agencies in the Durham community. Participants include Urban Ministries of Durham, Housing for New Hope, and other longstanding church partners. A new twist this year will be the opportunity to purchase a new Presbyterian Hymnal in honor of a loved one, with a gift to the church of $20. If you can’t be at church that day and want to buy your cards in advance, contact Barbara VanDewoestine at email@example.com.
Looking for an exciting adventure for the day after Christmas? Then sign up to help with the shelter meal on Thursday, December 26. Cooks and servers will be needed from 5pm-8pm that evening. Sign up on the Ministry Table or contact Mary Gunderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-448-7174.
The holidays can be a very difficult time for those grieving a recent loss. Trinity Avenue will be offering a twelve-week grief support group in the New Year, led by new member Andrea Rock. Andrea is a graduate of Fuller Seminary and a certified Grief Recovery facilitator. All who are grieving a loss of any kind – the death of a loved one, the ending of a marriage or relationship, the loss of a job or career, the decline of one’s own or a loved one’s health – are welcome to attend. If interested, contact Andrea (email@example.com,310-442-3013) or Elizabeth Michael (Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-682-3865) so that dates and times may be established.
Disaster Response in the Philippines: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is on the ground in the Philippines providing needed relief from the recent typhoon that devastated cities and homes. Our Christmas Eve offering will go to PDA to support both domestic and international disaster relief. If you would like to make a contribution prior to that time, simply drop a check payable to the church in offering plate, with “typhoon relief” in the memo line. Thank you.
Thank you to all who made your 2014 pledge to the church on Dedication Sunday! God will use every gift in a mighty way in the year ahead, and your commitment is a blessing. Over $500,000 has been raised toward our goal of $984,438, which will be met both through pledged and non-pledged income. If you have not yet made a pledge, please do so as soon as possible by placing your pledge card in the offering plate, dropping it off or mailing it to Tina Petrillo’s attention in the church office, or by emailing her at email@example.com. We will soon begin finalizing the budget, and every dollar makes an impact on our mission and ministries, even as every pledge helps us to plan accordingly. May God bless you as you discern how you are being called to share your gifts as an expression of thanksgiving, faith, and commitment to the work of the body of Christ at TAPC.
Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church maintains a brokerage account with SunTrust Securities for the purpose of processing stock contributions for the benefit of satisfying your pledge or to donate to any of the other Church campaigns. TAPC information you will need to provide to your broker:
Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church
SunTrust Brokerage Account
DTC: 0226 (National Financial Services)
Please contact Tina Petrillo at 919-682-3865 with any questions. In addition, please let Tina know when a stock transaction has been made so it will be properly applied. Thank you.
How do I make the transition to paying my pledge through online giving? All you need to do is set up a payment the same way you would pay your other bills. Here’s the information you will need: Bank Routing # – 021052053 and Account # – 94958721. If you have any questions or are having issues, please contact Tina Petrillo at 919-682-3865.
We have an income shortfall through November of $35,000. If you have not paid your pledge for this year, please do so. Thank you. Your financial stewardship is much appreciated - TAPC Finance & Facilities Team
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