July 26, 2015 Bulletin Announcements


Prayer Concerns: Members:  Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Don Fortini, Nancy Fortini, Emily Maness, Wanda Parker, Tracey Roberson, Chris Rosati, Billie Sessoms, and Alicia Williams. Friends and Relatives: Don Burney (Janet Burney’s husband), Brenda Copeland (friend of the congregation), April Deal (friend of Tom Berry), John Hart and his family (Joanne Anderson’s cousin), and Bob Sziemkiwicz (Rene Wicker’s uncle).

Congregational Breakfast today at 10:00 in the fellowship hall. We will join together for breakfast and fellowship. The last one scheduled is for August 30. If you can help set up/clean up for that date, please contact Caroline Armacost or Lisa Drummond.

Summer Sunday School Elective: Please join us in the chapel as we dig deeper with the sermon texts during the Sunday School hour this summer.  In July, Tom Robinson will discuss Psalm 146 and Proverbs 1, 3, & 8.  In August, Katie will lead discussion on Old Testament Wisdom and Poetry.  No class July 26 or August 30; please come to breakfast in the fellowship hall!

Our next Ministry Team Meeting is scheduled for August 5th. Gather for dinner at 6pm and for the work of the congregation teams at 7pm.

All TAPC women and friends of TAPC women are invited to join the Circle of Faith on Monday, August 10th at 6:30 pm at Nantucket Grill, 5925 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517, for the last of our summer informal Dutch treat dinner series. Caring for the Seniors in Our Lives: Speaker, Cathy Ahrendsen will share some of her professional experiences with us. Please RSVP to Susan Ross at sross@mossandross.com or 919-383-0586 preferably a week before the dinner.

Save the Date: TAPC will host a Medicare Basics Seminar on Thursday, September 3rd from 2-4pm. The N.C. Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIP) and Durham nonprofit Senior PharmAssist are presenting a “Medicare Basics” seminary for individuals who would like to learn more about Medicare and provides an overview of the options available. Caregivers who would like to better understand Medicare are also welcome. To register for this seminar, contact the church office at 919-682-3865 or email Ruth Petrea at rpetrea@nc.rr.com. We’ll also have signup sheets available in August on the ministry table in the narthex.

Take me out to the ball game! Please join us for a Durham Bulls outing on Sunday, August 30th. The game starts at 5:05pm. We will be sitting under the terrace behind the first base dugout. Tickets are $10. Please contact Ralph Gunderson at gundr@sprynet.com or use the sign-up sheet on the ministry table in the narthex.


Information for Counters

The Community Ministry Team is supporting the summer lunch program with the East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI). We will volunteer for ten weeks of “Wonderful Wednesdays” through August 16. We will also host a summer cookout for Urban Ministries on August 27. You can support these efforts through your donations of time, tangible goods, and funding. Checks should be made to TAPC with “Community Ministry Team” in the memo line. Volunteers can sign-up through Sign-Up Genius or on the sheet in the narthex. Please contact Randy Ray (rray117560@aol.com.) for donations of used books, craft items, or art supplies. Your continued generous support will assist TAPC to “go out and be the Church” in East Durham in addressing poverty in this part of our city.

Trinity Avenue is partnering with the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham to provide volunteers who will form a Circle of Support, walking with individuals leaving incarceration and supporting them as they assimilate into society and find their path. The role of the Circle is to be a friend to those who often have little or no community around them.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jim Petrea at jpetrea@nc.rr.com or 919-418-3013.

Thank you to all who have responded to renew your covenant commitment to the family of faith at Trinity Avenue through your 2015 pledge.  Thank you for responding to God’s grace with your commitment of faith!  Please contact Tina Petrillo (tpetrillo@trinityave.org) with questions or to make a gift.

Attention: If you enter the church and the alarm goes off, please call 1-800-438-4171 immediately! If you have questions, contact Len Stockburger at 919-471-4073.

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