June 28, 2015 Bulletin Announcements


The Church Office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Prayer Concerns: Members:  Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Don Fortini, Nancy Fortini, Emily Maness, Wanda Parker, Tracey Roberson, Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, and Alicia Williams. Friends and Relatives: Don Burney (Janet Burney’s husband), Brenda Copeland (friend of the congregation), April Deal (friend of Tom Berry), John Hart and his family (Joanne Anderson’s cousin), and Olivia Yova, (Steve Yova’s mother).

At our 11:00 worship service today we celebrate the baptism of Abraham Jackson Cantrell and Roger Lee Cantrell, Jr. Lee will also be joining our church today.

Calling all adults, children, singles, and families: sign up now for Community Bible School! For four nights, (beginning tonight) and continuing through July 1st, we’ll gather in the Fellowship Hall to eat, explore, create, celebrate, and sing together from 5:30-8pm. This year, we’ll be learning and exploring the Lord’s Prayer. This event is intended to engage people of all ages, and there will be a special component for toddlers. Registration forms can be found on the ministry table, or you can register online through a link found in the weekly congregational email. Please sign up asap to aid our planning!

For the month of June the special offering is the Tom Harvey World Mission Fund. The Harvey family (Oxford Centre for Mission Studies/Oxford, England) and the Collins family (Thailand) have been blessed in past years with generous support from TAPC. Let’s continue to recognize the mission and ministry that these two families bring to our global friends in Christ. When giving by check, write Harvey Fund on the memo line. Use pew envelope for cash with Harvey Fund for the designation. Thank you!

Our community is seeking creative solutions regarding raising awareness about blood cancer. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Carl Fox of 15b has recently been diagnosed with MDS. Kindly contact David Atwater at 919-806-6734 or dcatwater@gmail.com if interested in helping to mobilize an educational effort. Please also speak and share with your friends!

Our next Ministry Team Meeting is scheduled for July 1st. Gather for dinner at 6pm and for the work of the congregation teams at 7pm.

Congregational Breakfast is back! We will join together for breakfast and fellowship the last Sunday of each month. Today at 10:00 is our breakfast for June.   If you can help set up/clean up for any of the remaining breakfasts, please contact Caroline Armacost or Lisa Drummond.

Summer Sunday School Elective: Please join us in the chapel as we dig deeper with the sermon texts during the Sunday School hour this summer.  In July, Tom Robinson will discuss Psalm 146 and Proverbs 1, 3, & 8.  In August, Katie will lead discussion on Old Testament Wisdom and Poetry.  No class July 26 or August 30; please come to breakfast in the fellowship hall!


Information for Counters

Trinity Avenue is partnering with the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham to provide volunteers who will form a Circle of Support, walking with individuals leaving incarceration and supporting them as they assimilate into society and find their path. The role of the Circle is to be a friend to those who often have little or no community around them.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jim Petrea at jpetrea@nc.rr.com or at 919-418-3013.

Take me out to the ball game! Please join us for a Durham Bulls outing on Sunday, August 30th. The game starts at 5:05pm. We will be sitting under the terrace behind the first base dugout. Tickets are $10. Please contact Ralph Gunderson at or 919-450-5921 to sign up.

All TAPC women and friends of TAPC women are invited to join the Circle of Faith this summer for our informal Dutch treat dinner series. Monday, July 13th at 6:30pm at Blu Seafood (2002 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC http://bluseafoodandbar.com). Sally Adkin and Ann Kirkland have spent many hours in the TAPC library organizing our archives. They will present what they have learned and share with us some examples of the treasures they’ve found. Save this date: Monday August 10th at 6:30pm at Nantucket Grill, 5925 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517. Caring for the Seniors in Our Lives: Speaker, Cathy Ahrendsen will share some of her professional experiences with us. Please RSVP to Susan Ross at sross@mossandross.com or 919-383-0586 preferably a week before each date.

The Community Ministry Team has again committed to support this summer’s lunch program with the East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI). We will volunteer for ten weeks of “Wonderful Wednesdays” from June 15-August 16. We will also host a summer cookout for Urban Ministries on August 27. You can support these efforts through your donations of time, tangible goods, and funding. Checks should be made to TAPC with “Community Ministry Team” in the memo line. Volunteers can sign-up through Sign-Up Genius or on the sheet in the narthex. Please contact Randy Ray (rray117560@aol.com.) for donations of used books, craft items, or art supplies. Your continued generous support will assist TAPC to “go out and be the Church” in East Durham in addressing poverty in this part of our city.

Thank you to all who have responded to renew your covenant commitment to the family of faith at Trinity Avenue through your 2015 pledge.  Thank you for responding to God’s grace with your commitment of faith!  Please contact Tina Petrillo (tpetrillo@trinityave.org) with questions or to make a gift.

Attention: If you enter the church and the alarm goes off, please call 1-800-438-4171 immediately! If you have questions, contact Len Stockburger at 919-471-4073.

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