October 12, 2014 Bulletin Announcements


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We warmly welcome Rev. Alexander Herring to the pulpit today. Rev. Herring has been the Residential Program Director at Urban Ministries of Durham since 2012. In 1994, he accepted God’s call to “Preach the word; be instant in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine,” and in 1996, he was ordained in the Gospel Ministry. He has studied at North Carolina Central University and Shaw University School of Divinity. He has served as a pastor in several congregations, worked in prison and recovery ministry, and has held health and human services positions in New York and North Carolina. Among the greatest of God’s many blessings to him are his two children, Destini Addia and Kyle Alexander.

Prayer Concerns: Members:  William Armacost, Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Brenda Eyl, Don Fortini, Emily Maness, Tracey Roberson, Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, Gail Vander Weide, Austin Wicker, and Alicia Williams.

We welcome all children worshiping with us today! Childcare is available in the education building for children, babies – 3 years old. Following the Children’s Time, children ages four years old – 2nd grade may be escorted to Children’s Worship. Parents may pick up children in the resource room.

The flowers in the worship services today are given by John Stelling and Victoria Herring to the glory of God and in memory of John’s father, John H. E. Stelling, Jr.

The rose today is in honor of the birth of a son, Dillon Bernard Crowe, to Rob and Katie Crowe on October 15th. Congratulations!

The special offering for October is Tom Harvey World Mission Fund. The Collin Family in Thailand and Tom and Judy Harvey serving at Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (Oxford, England) need and would appreciate TAPC’s continued support in 2015. Please consider a contribution this month or anytime throughout the year for these missionary families. Pew envelopes and checks should have Harvey Mission Fund noted. Thanks – The Outreach Ministry Team

Wednesday Night Light—Enjoy dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30, followed by a worship service in the chapel from 6:15 or 6:30 to 7:00. Childcare is from 5:30-7pm. Meals are $5.00 for ages 11-adult; $2.00 for 4-10; age 3 and under are free: ($15.00 per family max for dinner). Sign up on the friendship pad or call the church office.

Circle of Hope meets on the third Monday of every month at 10am in the church parlor. Please join us this Monday, October 20, for fellowship and the study of “Reconciling Paul…A Contemporary Study of 2 Corinthians.”


Information for Counters

Starting at 10pm on October 20 some door codes will change. FOBs will work as always, but the burglar and congregational codes will change. Please contact Janet Burney or Len Stockburger if you need help with the keypad (doors), FOB, and alarm codes if you plan to be among those who will disarm the system in the mornings. The church is charged for false alarms, so please be sure you have the new information before entering after October 20.

Greg Cates is looking for ushers for 11:00 worship.  If you can help greet worshipers and collect offering for any two week period for the remainder of this year,  please call the church office to sign up.

The TAPC Weekend of Fellowship Is Just Around the Corner! Join us for another fun weekend of fellowship on October 25 and 26. Small groups of about 8 people will meet sometime during that weekend to share a time of connection and fun. Sign up now to attend one of the great events our hosts have planned—doubles tennis, a potluck dinner, a game of futsal (mini soccer), or pumpkin carving! Sign up sheets are on the ministry table in the narthex, or call Janet in the church office at (919) 682-3865. Contact Jenny Peters at (919-641-3807) with questions.

A new small group ministry, “Not Just Dinner” begins this fall!  Groups of 11-12 people will gather the second Friday of each month from October through April to enjoy dinner at one of Durham’s great restaurants and begin discussing how they might feel the Holy Spirit’s leading into a missional activity.  For more information on how you can join this ministry to deepen relationships and broaden mission, contact Jane Robinson, loulajane@gmail.com; or Denis Garner, garnerdenise06@gmail.com

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!

Thank you for making the ministries of TAPC possible with your gifts of time, talent and treasure!

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