WHAT’S GOING ON


July 24, 2016 Bulletin Announcements

SHARING

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, Tracey Roberson, Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, Alicia Williams, Sue Wyker and Dr. Bob Yowell. Friends and Relatives: Don Burney, Arland Eyl, Sr., John Hill, and Tim “Cotton” Morgan.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Want to help TAPC give back to our community? Once again we can make Wednesdays wonderful for kids and families in East Durham through EDCI’s (East Durham Children’s Initiative) summer lunch program. As a group we serve hot lunches and assist with participating in fun enrichment activities. Adults, teens and families are welcome. No special knowledge needed-just a friendly smile. Dates are Wednesdays, June 22-August 10. Morning, lunch & afternoon sessions are available. Volunteers report to Maureen Joy Charter School, 107 S Driver St. For more information email Randy Ray at rray117560@aol.com or call (919) 493-5631.

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.

The Community Mission Team of TAPC asks for your help as we seek to provide 10+ Elementary Backpacks and 10+ Middle School/High School backpacks for children and teenagers who frequently eat their evening meals at the shelter. Let’s help these young people be ready for the new school year! You can buy the whole backpack full of supplies, or you can buy any single item! Sample backpacks and supply lists are on a table in the Porter narthex. Last collection day is July 31st.

Elective Summer Sunday School Classes will take place each week in the Chapel at 10am, with a fellowship breakfast taking place during the Sunday School hour on the last Sunday of July and August.

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.

SERVING

Information for Counters

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. We look forward to having the new directory in our hands soon!

New suits, new lives: In the basement below the sanctuary, Step Up Ministries meets regularly with men to fit them with suits for job interviews. If you’d like to help someone make a fresh start, you can donate a cleaned suit in good condition and place it downstairs by the bridal room. There’s a particular need for belts and shoes. For a tax receipt, contact Tim Wollin (tim.wollin@stepupministry.org). Thank you!

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: Want to help TAPC give back to our community? Once again we can make Wednesday’s wonderful for kids and families in East Durham through EDCI’s (East Durham Children’s Initiative) summer lunch program. As a group we serve hot, healthy lunches and assist with participating in fun enrichment activities. Adults, teens and families are welcome. No special knowledge needed…just a friendly smile. Dates are Wednesdays, June 22-August 10. Morning, lunch and afternoon sessions are available. Volunteers report to Maureen Joy Charter School, 107 S Driver St. For more information email Randy Ray at rray117560@aol.com or call (919) 493-5631.

TAPC Financial Summary At-A-Glance
Monthly Operating Income for June 2016 – $40K
Monthly Operating Expense for June 2016 – $68K
12 Month Operating Income (July 2015 – June 2016) – $999K
12 Month Operating Expense (July 2015 – June 2016) – $938K

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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