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Triune Mercy Center
March 2016                           
                                       Health on Wheels                
From the pastor: 

         For many years our vision for our Wednesday morning food pantry has been that groceries are the least of it.
          That has been borne out as many people tell us they're not here for groceries -- they've come instead to see an attorney, a social worker, a mental health counselor. Now they can tell us they've come to see a nurse practitioner.
         That amazing development comes as a result of GHS's brand-new Neighborhood Health Partners Mobile Health Clinic. Outfitted with a nurse practitioner who can write prescriptions, a paramedic for emergencies, and business personnel for the necessary administration and tracking, the clinic is scheduled to be in our parking lot two Wednesdays a month. That's necessary to allow a continuity of care and the potential for follow-up visits, according to Lane Chapman, program manager. "We want to ensure we are a dependable presence, without over-saturating the area," she said.
          On the launch day in February, the clinic saw nine patients in the first four hours. Lane said they made appointments for some with primary care physicians and others were treated immediately on site.
            We are delighted to have GHS join our team which also includes Dr. Darrell Jervey giving eye care through Surgeons for Sight, and a nurse and social worker placed by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. 
       Genesis 1 reminds us that God gave humanity everything needed for life and entrusted us with the care of creation.  Unfortunately, many of us have drifted into a culture of indifference that uses resources, people and other living creatures in ways that are unjust and unsustainable.  
          Our challenge is to awaken to the consequences of our actions and provide inspiration to move toward what Pope Francis describes as a culture of care that treasures and protects our interconnected creation.
            Toward that end, Triune will host an Earth Week gathering on Sunday, April 17, as our 6 PM worship.  
     If you would like to help organize this gathering, please contact Susie Smith at 864-634-4205 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . More importantly, we hope you will come for the worship service and subsequent discussion.  

February at Triune:
Worship and Bible studies (average attendance):
Sun AM.... 305             Sun PM...  25 

Meals and Assistance Programs:
Hot meals............................1,410    
Grocery boxes........................ 83 households
Pop-top groceries...................  91 individuals
Laundry loads.........................  85                            
Emergency clothes/blankets/kits..70  
Bikes ...................................      1       
People placed in rehab............  9
Jobs .......................................   1      
Social worker consultations.. 130 including 23 participants in our Round Tables
                                                               to encourage self-help
Mental health consultations.......32          
Blood pressures taken............. 11    
Vision screenings .....................13  
Prescriptions filled .................   10             
Volunteer hours....................1,570  

Worship with us at Triune Chapel:

March 6, 11 AM --  Singer Todd Jamison will join us. Deb will preach on "Unhindered," and we will celebrate communion.   
6 PM --  The SonRise Praise Band will lead the service, and Rev. Jerry Hill will speak.

March 13, 11 AM --  Karen will preach on "Not Gettin' It," and the Voices of Mercy will sing.    
6 PM -- The SonRise Praise Band will perform, and Elaine Nocks will speak. 

March 20, 11 AM --  The Voices of Mercy will sing, and Deb will preach for this Palm Sunday service.
6 PM --  Playback Cafe, our improvisational theater that uses the stories of our homeless parishioners, will be held in the dining hall.

Easter, March 27, 8:45 AM -- A soloist and quartet will provide our early service music, and Deb will preach. 
11 AM -  The Voices of Mercy will lead worship, and Deb will preach.
6 PM -- Our seminary intern, Marydell Atkins, will preach.  

Sunday School - Each Sunday at 10 AM. This month: Light and Life in the Gospel of John.    
Wish List:
Large-print, paperback NIV Bibles
Ladies' socks
Peanut butter
Vienna sausages
Canned meats
Canvasses, 16 x 20 inches
Acrylic paint
Recovery Meetings:

Monday         Noon           Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesday        Noon           Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous
Wednesday   Noon            Narcotics Anonymous
                      8:00 PM       Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday       Noon            Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous
                      7:00 PM        Narcotics Anonymous
Friday            Noon            Narcotics Anonymous

Saturday      9:00 AM         Alcoholics Anonymous
                     7:00 PM        Narcotics Anonymous


Serving in March: 
Bethel Breakfast Ministry                     Muhammad Mosque
Buncombe Street UMC                        Pelham Road Baptist
First Baptist of Mauldin                         Piedmont Park UMC
First Presbyterian of Greer                   Prince of Peace Catholic
Grace Covenant Presbyterian             St. Giles Presbyterian
Holland Park Church of Christ             Triune Mercy Center/Olsons
                               Valley Brook Outreach Baptist
Monetary Donations: 

In memory of Mrs. Carson - Pat & Bill Traxler
In memory of Euneta Cooper - Ralph & Becky Bouton, Dottie & Charlie Bryan, Jackie & Nolen Brunson, Bill & Marjorie George, Kenneth & Janice Gibson, Mary Jane Gorman & Duncan McArthur,  Wyline Holder, Janice & John Johnson, Michael & Joan Kellett,  and Cherron & Greg Saad
In memory of George Coleman, Jr., Jack Harvill, Jack Hester, and Morris McKinney  - Alvin & Sarah Drake
In memory of Loretta van Ostenbridge - Mark van Ostenbridge

In honor of Iona Mitchell Cannon - Jackie Bradham
In honor of the marriage of Lucian Gray and Geralyn Virosteck - Margaret Utley
In honor of Deb Richardson-Moore - Joanne Hinton

Advent UMC 
Aldersgate UMC
Steven & Elizabeth Anderson
Joyce Barton
Johnsye Boling
Robbie Boman
Miranda Brakefield
Thomas & Julie Buchanan
Communities Class - Buncombe Street UMC
Sarah Craig
Davita Total Renal Care
Earle Street Baptist Church
Susan Fender
Chadmichael Ferber
First Presbyterian Church - Greer
Thayer Fleming
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Louis Garmendia
Paul & Jennifer Gasque
Gleaners Class - Covenant UMC
Bonita Gossett
Angela Grell
James E. Griffeth
Robert & Ann Haney
Robert A. Haney
Mike & Trish Harrison
Margaret Heatherly
Betty Herrin
Illinois Tool Works Foundation matching gift
Katherine Johnson
Jim & Susan Lollis
Robert & Joan McAdams
McCarter Presbyterian Church
Don & Cheryl McMahan
Bill & Sharon Mitchell
Pisgah UMC
Marge Powell
Donna Rycroft
Fran Schmid
Seekers Class - BSUMC
Bernard & Cynthia Showman
Franklin Snipes
Kirk Stotzer
Rita Szeto
Barry Taylor
Pamela Whitmire
Hans Wiegert
Jane & Michael Wilson

Plus, thanks to all our faithful worshipers! 

And thanks to: Augusta Heights Baptist Church, M.P. Bell, Brooks Center, Joanna Donegan, Carol Gibson, Greenville Tech Student Nurses, Chris Hammond, Hayden Hays, Joel Jones, Carol Kirby, Mauldin UMC, Messiah Lutheran Church, Nancy Rush and Zion UMC, for food, furnishings, musical instruments and even a car!  
Our Mission Statement:
To share Christ's love while meeting physical needs and providing life-changing opportunities to the disadvantaged.

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