April 12, 2015 Bulletin Announcements


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There will be a brief congregational meeting immediately following the 11am worship service on Sunday, April 19 for the purpose of dissolving the pastoral relationship with Rev. Elizabeth Michael. Please join us in prayer for Elizabeth as she prepares to embark on a new chapter of life and ministry. Her last day at TAPC will be Sunday, April 26.

Prayer Concerns: Members:  Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Jean Findlay, 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).

The One Great House of Sharing (special offering) is traditionally collected at Easter Sunday’s worship services; however, you may give during the entire month of April as well. Your gifts are shared with Prebyterian Disaster Assistance and other Presbyterian Mission Agency ministries. Put OGHS in memo line of check or note on pew envelope for cash donations. Flyers with more information are on the ministry table in the Porter narthex.

PW Circle of Faith will meet April 13, 2015 in the Parlor at 7p.m..  We will be studying lesson 8 of Reconciling Paul: A Contemporary Study of 2 Corinthians. All women are invited to join us. Babysitting can be provided by contacting Susan Ferguson 919-596-3114 in advance.

Please join Primetimers when we welcome Millie Seiler, author of The Smallest Things in the Fellowship hall on Thursday, April 16 at 11:00. Please reserve your place by calling the church office or by signing the friendship pad.

The George Watts Elementary School needs volunteers for its April 18 Spring Carnival. The event takes place from 11am to 3pm in the school parking lot on Watts Street. Sign up at http://bit.ly/wattscarnival2015 using Trinity Presbyterian Church Member when requested for affiliation.

The annual TAPC golf tournament will be held on April 25th at Umstead Pines at Willowhaven. The cost will be $95.00. This will include a round of golf, cart, practice balls and lunch at 12:00. $40.00 of your money will go to help Habitat for Humanity and Housing for New Hope. Tee times will begin at 1:00pm. Entry blanks are on the ministry table in the Carr narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Joe Beavers at 919-210-5889 or jbeavers@nc.rr.com.

Vacation Church School registration forms are available on the ministry table in the narthex and outside of Tommy’s office. VCS is a weeklong morning camp June 15th-19th for kids age four through twelfth grade at Camp New Hope in Chapel Hill, put on by TAPC and other Presbyterian churches. It’s a blast! Contact Tommy (tgrimm@trinityave.org) for more information. (Parents and adults, please consider signing up to volunteer. We need your help! Childcare is available.)

YTAP tonight! 6th-12th graders are invited to gather tonight from 5-7pm for food, fellowship, and fun. We’ll be exploring together what makes prayer so important for Christians.


Information for Counters

Youth Summer Camp registration forms are available through Tommy and through the weekly youth e-newsletter. Middle schoolers are invited to attend Massanetta’s Middle School Conference June 23-26. High Schoolers will be heading to Montreat’s Youth Conference July 19-25. Registration forms will be sent in this week, so please let Tommy know if you’re attending as soon as possible. Both camps are unforgettable adventures!

YTAP Spring Retreat: Next Friday and Saturday (4/17-4/18), youth are invited to spend the night at Camp New Hope, meeting at the church on Friday at 6pm and returning on Saturday at 5:30pm. It may not be too late to register to come! For more information and to register, please contact Micheale Collie (michealecollie@gmail.com).

Has the spring weather enticed your inner gardener to emerge? If so, perhaps you could be inspired to use funds from the Joyner Memorial Garden Endowment Fund to help maintain or add some color to the Kelly Joyner Memorial. Al and Lisa Joyner established this fund to honor the memory of their beloved son, one of TAPC’s outstanding young men. The memorial bench just outside the Carr Narthex entrance provides a tranquil spot for reflection.

Small group ministry opportunity! Small groups are relational communities that pray, fellowship, and learn together in order to grow in relationship with one another and in deeper relationship with God.  Additional Covenant Groups will meet beginning May 3rd. Meeting over 6 weeks, members of these groups will grow closer as they meet weekly in a host’s home. One group will offer Centering Prayer and two groups will study Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline.   We are intentional about meeting in homes, as the early Christians did, as it offers a more intimate setting for fellowship.  We are currently seeking two hosts for the groups.  Nothing more is required than a space to sit – no white glove test or refreshments needed!   Please contact Caroline Armacost (aarmacost@nc.rr.com) if you are able to host a group.  A sign-up link for participating in the groups will be coming after hosts are identified.

Sow seeds of faith along with zucchini or tomatoes. Speaking of gardening, there are funds available for adding vegetation to the cloister gardens. Last year’s harvest in the children’s garden was quite bountiful! If you’ve been pondering produce from a community garden, dig in! We’re open to ideas from edible landscaping to burning bushes. Contact Joanne Anderson at jjust123me@aol.com) to share your ideas. As always, contributions to this fund are welcomed.

Hey, are you headed off to school soon? Did you know that you may qualify for partial educational support from the TAPC Endowment? To request support, the recipient should write a letter of request by the end of April to Joanne Anderson (Chair of the Endowment Committee) providing justification for the support request. Details on what should be included in the request are available. If granted, the funds are appropriated directly to your institution. For more information, please contact Joanne at jjust123me@aol.com.

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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