August 30, 2015 Bulletin Announcements


Prayer Concerns: Members:  Rosa Beavers, Anne Kern Carpenter, Kathy Cates, John Cleaveland, Don Fortini, Nancy Fortini, Judy Johnson, 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) and Doug Nelson (Louise Noel’s neighbor).

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Rene Wicker and family on the death of her uncle, Bob Sziemkiwicz, on August 18th.

Today is Rally Day! We will join together at 10:00am for breakfast in the fellowship hall and to learn more about the opportunities for formation in the faith in the season ahead.

Summer Sunday School Elective: Next Sunday will be our final Sunday School elective on the book of Hebrews, taught by Katie. Come to the Chapel at 10am to dig into Sunday’s sermon text!

On September 3rd from 2-4pm TAPC will host a “Medicare Basics” Seminar. N.C. Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIP) and Durham nonprofit Senior PharmAssist are presenting this seminar for individuals who would like to learn more about Medicare and will provide an overview of the options available. Caregivers who would like to better understand Medicare are also welcome. To register, please 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.

Presbyterians for Earth Care 2015 Conference will be held at Montreat, September 15-18th. Dr. Patricia Tull, who visited with us in February, will be the keynote speaker.  Register at www.presbyearthcare.org for many different worship and workshop experiences.  Contact Arland Eyl, 919-698-9116, if interested in carpooling.

The Worship Ministry Team is hosting a hymn sing on September 20th at 6:30 on the front steps of the church. Please join us for fellowship as we lift our voices together to sing old standards and new favorites. There will be light refreshments afterwards. Come out and make a joyful noise together!

Save the Date! A Taste of Trinity: Please plan to join your fellow community and church members on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 11:00am – 2:00pm for a Tremendous Time at the updated version of the TAPC Fall Festival! There will be Tasty Food, wonderful fellowship, and a chance to bid on splendid goods and services at the Silent Auction. If you have a good or service that you would like to offer for the silent auction, please contact Laura Clarke (lkclarke2012@gmail.com) or Lauren Cates (lcates2009@gmail.com). If you have baked goods to donate, please contact Jane Harper (janeeharper@yahoo.com) or Sarah Tucker (sarahkatherine@rtpnet.com.). All proceeds from this event will go toward supporting the 2015 Childrens’ Missions Challenge (EDCI, Backpack Buddies, YMCA). Any other questions in regards to the event can be directed to Barbara VanDewoestine (barbvande@nc.rr.com). We look forward to this Thrilling event and hope to see everyone on October 10!


Information for Counters

Session has recently created an updated policy for our Leadership Discernment Ministry Team (formerly Officer Nominating Committee), bringing our procedures in line with our Book of Order. Now is the time for filling some positions on that important body. A task force of the Session is seeking candidates for the LDMT and a vacancy on Session. Those discerning individuals knowing someone with the qualities sought for these important roles are encouraged to complete a nomination form (included with the newsletter and provided on the ministry table in the Porter Narthex). Forms and questions can be directed to the nominating task force (Mary Gunderson, Barbara VanDewoestine, Greg Cates, John Stelling). Closing date for nominations is August 21.

The gift that keeps on giving. Have you ever wondered how you can make a lasting impact on the life of the church? Here’s one way: You can make a planned gift within your estate that will continue your support of TAPC’s mission into the future. A planned gift is generally deferred until after your lifetime so your current income isn’t affected. In setting up your planned gift, you may make adjustments to it as needed. It is easy to establish and can be transformative to the life of the church for generations to come. Talk to your financial planner, or for more information, visit the website http://www.plannedgiving.com/what-is-planned-giving or contact the church officeThank 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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