WHAT’S GOING ON
March 2, 2014 Bulletin Announcements
Prayer Concerns: Members: Becky Bowden, Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, John Cleaveland, Betsy Euler, Don Fortini, Hazel Kayler, Chris Rosati, and Billie Sessoms. Friends & Relatives: Jenni & Stu Albright’s friend (Christian Samuelson), Laura Clarke’s sister (Brent Elizabeth Mabe), Katie Crowe’s friends Wes and Lindsay Berry, as they plant a new church in Charlotte, Juliana Fisher’s uncle & his family (Ransom Journigan), Deirdre, Ben & Nathan Gordon’s friend (Marie Carlson), Susan Ross’ cousin (Laura Dye Lemos), and Jim & Marilyn Russell’s friends (Marilyn B. Gillespie & Jay Traylor).
Glory to God is here! Trinity Avenue’s enthusiastic support of our denomination’s new hymnal yielded enough copies for our sanctuary and chapel. We will be introducing the new hymnal on Sunday, March 9th!
Youth! This evening MS and HS youth will meet upstairs from 5:15-6:30pm for a regular gathering. Come join us for fellowship and discipleship! Question? Contact Tommy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Night Light (WNL) on March 5 at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Meals are $5.00 for ages 11-adult; $2.00 for 4-10; age 3 and under are free; with a maximum of $15.00 per family for dinner. Menu will be meatballs and rice, salad, and dessert. Our Ash Wednesday service follows in the chapel at 6:15. Come begin the sacred season of Lent with worship as together we turn from the ways of sin and toward Christ Jesus.
Men’s Morning Bible Study: Beginning Ash Wednesday (3/5) and lasting until Easter, men are invited for Bible Study and prayer Wednesday mornings from 7-8am upstairs in the church. We’ll be meditating on the Beatitudes, exploring the shape of Christ’s blessing in God’s kingdom. Come every week as a Lenten discipline or come once; all are welcome, and no preparation is required. For more information contact Tommy Grimm (email@example.com).
Beginning Sunday, March 9, our pastors will offer a five-session series on faith and public life. The material, created by Dr. Suzanne Watts Henderson, a Presbyterian and professor of religion at Queens University, is being used by Presbyterian churches throughout North Carolina who want to consider what it means to bear witness to Christ when facing contentious issues and times. The class will meet at 10am in the chapel; all are welcome.
Wear your PDA Blue Shirt – March 9! The first Sunday in Lent has been designated “Wear your blue t-shirt to church Sunday”. Over the last 9 years, more than 70,000 volunteer missions have been served in the U.S. Gulf Coast, Iowa, Missouri, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, New Jersey, New York and other places where natural disasters have occurred. TAPC has been a faithful participant sending 17 teams into disaster areas to be God’s hands and feet. Wear your PDA blue!
What do You Love to do? Share it with your friends at the TAPC Weekend of Fellowship? This is a congregation-wide event where small groups of about 8 people will meet to share a time of fellowship and fun. This is similar to the 8×8 dinners we’ve had in the past, but with a whole new twist—this time you get to decide what your event will be. Maybe you’ll go to a move, host a potluck dinner, take a hike, visit a museum, have a wine tasting…use your imagination! This is a great chance to spend some time with old friends, make new friends, enjoy a favorite hobby, or try something new. Right now we’re looking for volunteers to host an event of their choosing on Friday, March 21, Saturday, March 22, or Sunday, March 23. A signup sheet for hosts is in the Narthex. For more information, contact Jenny Peters at 919-641-3807.
The Presbyterian Women of Presbytery of New Hope are sponsoring a mission trip to Barium Springs Home for Children. This will be a two day event, March 14 and 15. You can plan to participate in one or both days. Friday, March 14, we’ll tour the facilities and interact with the children by decorating “St. Patrick’s Day” cupcakes. Saturday, March 15, we will do a hands-on mission project on the grounds and a tour will be available for newcomers. Contact Lynette Williams for more details (Williams_la@sprynet.com) or 919-602-2367.
Mark your calendar! The annual church golf tournament will be Saturday, May 3 at Umstead Pines at Willowhaven Golf Course. The cost will be $92.00, with $40.00 going to help Habitat for Humanity and Housing for New Hope. We will need prizes for the tournament – gift cards or golf related items. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Beavers at 919-210-5889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to learn more about supporting the ministries of Trinity Avenue by transferring stock, or if you would like to make the transition to paying your pledge through online giving, please contact Tina Petrillo at the church office or at email@example.com. Thank you!
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