August 17, 2014 Bulletin Announcements


Prayer Concerns:  Members:  Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Don Fortini, Hazel Kayler, Emily Maness, Katy Musolino, Tracey Roberson,  Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, Gail Vander Weide, and Alicia Williams.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Elaine Matheson and family on the death of her father, Bud Crosby, on August 9; to Elizabeth Michael and family on the death of her grandfather on August 11, and to the family of Marian Wright who died on August 12.   You are all in our prayers.

Special thanks to Jane Lynch and Laurie Siegel for sharing their gifts of music in worship with us today!

Building and Grounds would like to say THANK YOU to all who came out for our parties.  The painting party completed 3 of the 4 items that we wanted to get done.  The Ladies helped to revitalize the pews, with a very good turnout, and we found other things to accomplish with their help.  Again, thank you all!

Elective Sunday School Class: Throughout the summer Katie Crowe will be leading a class for adults and youth beginning at 10am in the Chapel.  Join us in August as we talk about engaging poverty in our city, focusing today on how we respond faithfully to those who come to our doors or approach us on the street to ask for money.  How can we provide real change and not just spare change?  Come and find out!

Youth Capture the Flag: TAPC youth and friends are invited to join youth from First Presbyterian, Westminster Presbyterian, and the Congregation of Duke Chapel at a capture the flag tournament today from 5-7pm at Orchard Park (1000 S. Duke St). We’ll have a cook-out for supper; TAPC youth should try to wear a red top. Come make new friends, enjoy a hot dog, and dominate the competition!

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.

SAVE THE DATE: On Saturday, September 6 from 12-2pm we will gather to “shower” Katie with gifts, best wishes and our love as we prepare to welcome Trinity Avenue’s newest member.  Watch upcoming bulletins for more information.

Mark your calendars: TAPC Community Arts Festival:  Impacting Poverty in Our City: TAPC will be hosting our 2nd Annual Community Arts Festival on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Featured will be an Arts and Crafts show and sales, a silent auction, a photography contest, several musical offerings, food from some of our city’s best food trucks, supervised playground activities for kids, and silent movies accompanied by Harry Jansen on the organ. Proceeds from the event will be used to alleviate poverty in Durham.   Please plan to join us for a day of fun and entertainment while supporting our church’s ministries.  If you want to become involved in this event, or have any questions, please email us at tapcfestival@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!

The First Young(ish) Adult Gathering of the fall will be on Thursday, August 28.  Grab your blankets and coolers and join a group of 20s, 30s, and 40-somethings and their families for a free, outdoor Mipso concert at the American Tobacco Campus from 6-9pm.  Feel free to bring something to share for a light potluck picnic or grab a bite from an ATC restaurant.  Rain location:  Fullsteam Brewery (not a bad plan-b, eh?).  Contact Catherine Wilson cawilson.mail@gmail.com, 919-971-1170) with questions.

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 PCM

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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