August 21, 2016 Bulletin Announcements


We welcome all children in worship!  Childcare is available in the education building for children, babies-3 years old.  Following the Children’s Time, children ages four years-2nd grade may return to their parents or be escorted to child care. (There is no children’s worship program this summer.)

Prayer Concerns: Members: Ruth Ambrosius, Rosa Beavers, Bob Burger, Anne Kern Carpenter, John Cleaveland, , Kathy Ferguson, Don Fortini, Nancy Fortini, Esther Krigbaum, Emily Maness, Rev. Graham McChesney, Tracey Roberson, Chris Rosati, Austin Wicker, Alicia Williams, and Sue Wyker. Friends and Relatives: Jerry and Sharon Autry, Don Burney, Linda Craig, Arland Eyl, Sr., John Hill, Tim “Cotton” Morgan, April Ross, Barrett Teele, Alexander Foust, and Rahn Chase and family.

TAPC Presbyterian Women 2016 Summer Dinner Series: All TAPC women are invited to participate in this informal Dutch treat dinner on Monday, August 22nd at 6:30pm. We will meet at Blue Seafood 2002 Hillsborough Rd in Durham http://blueseafoodandbar.com/. Circle of Hope member Nan Lee will share reflections with us from her trips over the years to Mozambique with Lifewater International. She was part of a team that trained women on hygiene and sanitation in hopes that they would become trainers themselves and improve the health of their communities. Please RSVP to Susan Ross at sross@mossandross.com or 919-383-0586 preferably a week before the date.

Calling New Counters! Do you have an hour on a Sunday morning to give every three months? Can you add? If you’ve answered ‘yes’, the church has a need for your gifts! Each Sunday a small team of members gathers after worship to count and sort our weekly offering. It is a straightforward process and training is available. It is also an opportunity to grow in relationship with fellow members. Please contact Richard Blankenship at Rblankenship @fspnc. or 919-815-8618 if you are willing to raise your hand to serve. Thank you!

Pack 412 is recruiting for the 2016-2017 season. Any first through fifth grade boys interested in camping, racing pinewood derby cars, and learning fun skills like fire building and whittling should have their parents come to an interest meeting Sunday, August 21st from 3-4 at the church. Our first meeting will be the last Sunday in September, also at the church from 3-4. For more information, contact Robert.Stockburger@almacgroup.com or 919-697-5900.

Men of TAPC! Join in fellowship and learn about a new monthly men’s gathering at Blue Corn Café on Ninth Street on Wednesday, September 7 at 5:30pm in their private dining space. Appetizers will be provided. RSVP with Matt Floding at mfloding@gmail.com.

Come one, come all to Rally Day 2016! On September 11, we will have a combined service at 10:00, followed by a potluck brunch on the lawn with activities for the kids hosted by the Deacons. Each Sunday School class will choose when to meet. Come on out and enjoy worshipping with the entire congregation and kick the new church year off right!

Elective classes include:

1.) Being the Church (first Sunday of the month): This class showcases 3 of TAPC’s ministry partners. Learn more about their mission, the transformative ways God has moved members of our congregation through their involvement, and how you can join in.
2.) In Defense of Civility (second Sunday): At a time when the religious, social and political landscape of our country is characterized by fierce polarization, how can religion unite us? Based on James Calvin Davis’ work, In Defense of Civility, this course taught by Katie Crowe will explore the impact of religion on three controversial moral debates in America’s past and present- abortion, marriage and living and dying well.
3.) Belong, Believe, and Become (third Sunday): Taught by Parish Associate Matt Floding, this class is an invitation to community that is shaped by our common experience of the baptismal font, the Lord’s Table, and the pulpit. Exploring these expressions of God’s love and hospitality will not only shape our life together but empower us to extend God’s hospitality to others.



Information for Counters

Abundant thanks to Carl Badger for bringing greater organization and beauty to our church library. If you haven’t been in this space recently, consider checking it out. You’ll find a tremendous resource for your faith and discipleship.

The new photo directory is underway! We are currently finalizing church member contact information and Lifetouch is in the final stages of confirming the layout of the directory and preparing for production. Look for upcoming announcements when the new directory will be available.

A Taste of Trinity Silent Auction Items! Saturday, October 22 should already be on your calendar—save the date for a Taste of Trinity, our biggest fund-raiser to generate funds for community outreach. We are already collecting items for the silent auction. Do you have a vacation property you’d be willing to let someone use? Do you own or work for a business (or know someone who does) that could donate goods or services? Do you make one-of-a-kind items by hand? We need your help to make this a success—please consider donating items for the silent auction. Contact Laura Clarke LKClarke2012@gmail.com) or Judy Wooden (jwooden22@gmail.com) with questions or donations. Our goal is to have everything listed by October 15, but we’d appreciate receiving your donations as soon as possible so that we can plan. Thank you!


TAPC Financial Summary At-A-Glance

Monthly Operating Income for July 2016 – $46K
Monthly Operating Expense for July 2016 – $63K
12 Month Operating Income (August 2015 – July 2016) – $989K
12 Month Operating Expense (August 2015 – July 2016) – $931K

Thank you to all who have prayerfully discerned your financial commitment to the work of Christ through the life and ministries of Trinity Avenue for the year ahead. We are grateful! Thank you for your generosity, and thanks be to God for the blessing of sharing life and growing in faith together at Trinity Avenue! Please contact Tina Petrillo (tpetrillo@trinityave.org) with questions or to make a pledge.

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