September 14, 2014 Bulletin Announcements


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Prayer Concerns:  Members:  Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Brenda Eyl, Don Fortini, Emily Maness, Katy Musolino, Tracey Roberson,  Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, Gail Vander Weide,  Austin Wicker, and Alicia Williams.  Friends and Relatives:  Greg Cates’ cousin (Amy Fister).  Call the church office to share prayer requests.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Craig and Susie Gilbert and family on the death of Craig’s mother last week. You are all in our prayers.

Youth Kickoff: The youth group will kick-off the fall with a splash as youth and families gather at Duke Faculty Club today from 4-6pm. Contact Tommy at tgrimm@trinityave.org to rsvp. This is an opportunity for longtime members to reconnect and for youth new to the group to make new friends.

The Worship Ministry Team invites you to be the ‘church in the city’ by taking our worship outdoors.  Join us for a Community Hymn Sing on the Lawn TODAY at 6:30pm.  We’ll have instruments and fellowship and a chorus of joyful noise as we sing together.  Consider bringing a picnic and blanket to share fellowship on the bell-tower lawn beforehand.

Please join Primetimers on Thursday September 18 from 11-1 when we welcome TAPC’s own Mary Martin who will bring her Africa trip to us!  We will experience her wonderful trip from our seats in the Fellowship Hall.  Just sign up on the friendship pad to reserve your place for our kickoff meeting and lunch.  A $5.00 donation for lunch is appreciated.  Please join us for all of our Primtimers programs on the 3rd Thursday of each month from September through May.  Contact Ruth Petrea at rpetrea@nc.rr.com for more information.

TAPC Welcomes Advance Bids for the Silent Auction: Can’t come to the Community Arts Festival?  A new feature this year is the chance to give a sealed bid in advance of the silent auction.  Check the list of wonderful silent auction items in the bulletin insert, then pick up a form at the Community Arts Festival table after services today and next week and let us know what you’d like to bid on.  By 5pm on 9/26, you’ll need to list your opening bid and your maximum bid for the item(s) of your choice.  Volunteer TAPC auction managers will include you with the live auction bids and let you know if you win.  Questions? Email Susan Ross at sross@mossandross.com

Your Help is Needed to Make our Community Arts Festival a Success! All proceeds will go toward helping to alleviate poverty in Durham.

Arts and Crafts: The Trinity Avenue Community Arts Festival:  Impacting Poverty in Our City  is scheduled for Saturday,September 27 from 10am-3pm.  A list of Auction Items is linked here.

Knitwear: We will have a booth specifically for handmade hats, scarves, baby items and we need you to help us fill it!  If you have any items that you would like to contribute, please contact Susie Gilbert at gilbertgalsanddad@earthlink.net
Baked Goods: The Arts Festival will feature a Baker’s Booth.  If you are interested in contributing baked goods for this event, please contact Dana Campbell at dbembergcampbell@gmail.com or at 919-688-2051, or sign up at the Rally Day Breakfast.  Not a baker?  Volunteers are needed to work at the booth on the day of the festival.  Thank you!
Got Talent? We need you!  We are collecting visitor and member talents to be auctioned off at the Community Arts Festival.  Examples of talents that we are seeking include such things as, cake baking for a party, yard work, babysitting and connections with local businesses that may provide coupons.  Please contact Barbara VanDewoestine at barbbvande@nc.rr.com or at 919-309-4517 by September 10.
For more information, visit us at Facebook.com\Community Arts Festival at this link
Vendor’s Booths at the Festival:
1.   Ralph Grissom – original watercolors
2.   Art Ferguson – wood crafts
3.   Courtney Jenkins – handmade jewelry
4.   Micheale Collie – jewelry
5.   Brianne Corsi – handmade baby and children’s items
6.   Donata Guerra – mixed media art, historical pendants, cultural
7.   Tim Kinney – colored pencil drawings, birds and flowers
8.   Kate Tollas – hand-painted items
9.   Angel Smith – jewelry, scarves, holiday wreaths
10. Barbara Stewart – soaps, scrubs, lotions, creams
11. Geoff Hoffman – bamboo items
12. TAPC bakers
13. TAPC Stitchers


Information for Counters

The Officer Nominating Team is beginning its work of prayerful discernment to identify faithful leaders to serve as ruling elders and deacons.  By October 5th, please submit names of those who could help to lead the church spiritually and govern the church practically as ruling elders and those who have gifts for hospitality, fellowship, congregational care, and social and spiritual outreach as deacons.  Place recommendation forms in the wooden box in the narthex, or text or email names to Julie Fann (919-360-8946, juliefann@gmail.com

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

TAPC’s Men’s Bible Study is doing an exploration of Paul’s writings to the Romans, and welcomes all men of the church to join them every other Wednesday for an hour of fellowship and discussion.  They will be studying Romans using N.T. Wright’s two part series titled Paul for Everyone:  Romans.  Please contact Ralph Gunderson at gundr@sprynet.com for more information.

A Women’s Bible Study takes place on Wednesdays at 9:30am in the Sola Scriptura Room.  Women of all ages are invited to grow deeper in their relationship with God and one another through meaningful conversation, study and fellowship.  Childcare can be arranged if needed.  For more information, please contact Sloan Nuernberger at sloan.nuernberger@gmail.com.

TAPC as part of its outreach program, helps to sponsor the Presbyterian Campus Ministry (PCM) program at Duke and at NCCU.  We have students from both schools visit Trinity Avenue for services and other events.  You have probably greeted these students at various times.  The students of the PCM group at Duke put together a video to say thanks for our support.  Click here to watch. I hope you will take time to play it (it’s a couple minutes in length) — to get a sense for the programs that we are enabling and the young people we are supporting.  Thanks to the Outreach Committee and to all of you for your support of Presbyterian Campus Ministry.  Tom Hadzor, TAPC Representative to Duke PCM

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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