February 22 , 2015 Bulletin Announcements


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Prayer Concerns: Members: Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Don Fortini, Nancy Fortini, Emily Maness, Tracey Roberson, Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, and Alicia Williams. Friends and Relatives: Kathy Cates’ cousin (Donald Long) and Brenda Copeland (friend of the congregation).

Trinity Avenue offers prayer and sympathy to Jacksie Crossman whose niece, Laurie Hodges, died on February 12th.

Lenten Shadow Boxes are on display around the sanctuary and the chapel. These boxes were made by TAPC children and adults last summer at our Community Bible School, where we explored the seasons of the Church calendar through teaching, activities, music, and crafts. We encourage you to peruse these boxes, considering how they illustrate Lent’s dessert, wilderness spirituality. (And be alert for information about CBS 2015!)

Special offering for Feb. is The Harvey World Mission Fund. Tom and Judy Harvey presented an impressive and informative program at the Jan. 21st Wenesday Night Light about their work at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. Tom,as Dean, works with church leaders and scholars worldwide in addressing global issues (famine, war, justice, etc.). This is a PhD. program of study and research. Tom and Judy need TAPC’s continued support for their mission at OCMS. For checks write Harvey Fund on memo line and write Harvey Fund on pew envelope with a cash donation. Thank you from the Outreach Ministry Team.

Wednesday Night Light – February 25. Dinner begins at 5:30pm. Afterwards, beginning at 6:15pm, Chauncey Handy will lead us in the beginning of a four part study on the book of Colossians.

March 4 is our first Ministry Team Night! Join your family of faith for an all-church dinner and program beginning at 6pm. Ministry Teams will then break out for their meetings at 7pm, and invite you, if you are not a member of a team, to sit in on any area of ministry that you have interest in to see what it is all about!

Thank you to all who have responded to renew your covenant commitment to the family of faith at Trinity Avenue through your 2015 pledge.  If you have made a commitment and can could do a little more or if you would like to make a directed gift towards these special projects, we would be grateful.  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.


Information for Counters

Lenten Book Study – A study group will meet for six weekly sessions each Sunday evening during Lent, beginning tonight at 7pm, focusing on the book by Dr. Tull.  If you are interested in participating in this study, please sign up no later than Sunday, February 15th, at the ministry table.  Email Arland Eyl (arland.eyl@gmail.com) for more information.

Mary Gunderson and Elizabeth Michael will lead a congregation-wide book series on “Making Friends and Neighbors in Durham.” The first conversation will be in the Trinity classroom TODAY during the Sunday School hour on Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove’s Strangers at My Door, a collection of stories about what happened when the Wilson-Hartgroves followed Jesus’ command to welcome the stranger by opening the doors of their Walltown house to anyone who knocked. Books are available for purchase on the ministry table in the narthex.

Youth are invited to gather tonight from 5:15-7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church (305 E Main S). We’ll join youth from First Pres, Westminster Pres, and Duke Memorial UMC for dinner before hearing from a guest speaker, John Collins, who will share his story of growing up Presbyterian, struggling with addiction, spending time in jail, and embracing the Christian faith. All 6th-12th graders are welcome!

Empty Bowls 2015 to benefit Urban Ministries of Durham will be held Thursday March 5th, 5:30-7:30pm at the Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan Street. Come and sample chef made soups from more than a dozen local restaurants, with certain tickets purchase a hand crafted ceramic bowl to take home, enjoy a live jazz band, and most importantly learn more about the important work UMD does to feed, clothe and shelter our neighbors. Go online to purchase tickets at http://emptybowls15.eventbrite.com.

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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