August 31, 2014 Bulletin Announcements


Prayer Concerns:  Members:  Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Don Fortini, Emily Maness, Katy Musolino, Tracey Roberson,  Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, Gail Vander Weide,  Austin Wicker, and Alicia Williams.  Friends and Relatives: Anna Craig & Ahmad Hariri’s sister-in-law (Emily Craig), and Virginia Perry’s son (Devon White).  Call the church office to share prayer requests.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Hazel Kayler who passed away on August 27th.

BBB (Bible Breakfast Bunch) will resume the study of the New Testament on September 3.  We will enjoy breakfast together as we celebrate God’s blessings.  If you are able, please bring a dish to share.  We welcome anyone interested in joining us in our studies and our fellowship.

TAPC’s Men’s Bible Study will be starting an exploration of Paul’s writings to the Romans on Wednesday, September 3. We will be studying Romans using N.T. Wright’s two part series titled Paul for Everyone: Romans.  We meet every other Wednesday and would love to have you join us for an hour of fellowship and discussion.  Please contact Ralph Gunderson at gundr@sprynet.com for more information.

On September 6 from 12 noon to 2:00, we will gather in the Fellowship Hall to “shower” Katie with gifts, our love and best wishes.  Please bring some diapers or a book to donate to the East Durham Children’s Initiative and Durham Diaper Bank.  Registry information can be found on the poster in the narthex.  See you on the 6th!

Join us for Rally Day!  Enjoy breakfast in the fellowship hall at 10:00 on Sunday, September 7, and commit to growing deeper in your life of faith this year.  Children will meet their new Sunday School teachers, and adults will learn about opportunities for prayer, study, mission and fellowship.  Bring food to share if you are able!

Cool off at the church’s ice cream social!  Sunday, September 7, children and their families are invited to reconnect over ice cream bars at the church’s playground at 4pm.  See you there!

Final Fellowship Fundraising Wine Tasting of the Year:  You are invited to the home of Rob and Katie Crowe for an evening of wine education and fun on Sunday night, September 7, at 6pm.  Suggested minimum donations of $50 go toward mission.  RSVP in the narthex or with Susan Ross at sross@mossandross.com

PW Circle of Faith will meet September 8 for their first meeting of the 2014-2015 year in the Parlor at 7pm.  We will be studying Reconciling Paul:  A Contemporary Study of 2 Corinthians.  All women are invited to join us.  Babysitting can be provided by contacting Susan Ferguson at 919-596-3114 in advance.

TAPC will host a community hymn sing on the lawn on Sunday, September 14 at 6:30.  We will have seating, but feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets, too.  We’ll sing old favorites and make a joyful noise for the neighborhood.  After the singing, we’ll enjoy watermelon and have fellowship.  For more information, contact Jane Harper (janeeharper@yahoo.com).

Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, 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 PCMCalling all artists/crafters! 

Women’s Bible Study will begin Wednesday, September 10 at 9:30am.  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


Information for Counters

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!

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 tpetrillo@trinityave.org. Thank you!

Are you up to date on your pledge?  As spring and summer schedules take us in many different directions, please do not forget that the ongoing work of the church needs your ongoing pledge support.  We are currently 10% under our expected income, due to pledges that have been committed but not yet paid between January-May.  If you find that you have missed a month or two in your pledge, there is always time to catch up!  Checks can be placed in the offering plate, paid online, or sent to Tina Petrillo in the Business Office at the church.  Thank you for making the ministries of TAPC possible all year-round with your support!

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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 If you are interested in being an Exhibitor, please pick up an application in the narthex or contact Susan Ferguson at sfergu4127@gmail.com
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