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Triune Mercy Center
 
July 2016                           
                                   A House for Healing   
                                               
From the pastor: 

         During a gloomy and rainy few days in February, women from Christ Episcopal Church and Triune Mercy Center traveled to Nashville, TN, to get a first-hand look at Thistle Farms, a ministry that seeks restoration and healing for sexually exploited and traumatized women. We came home on fire to provide such a ministry in Greenville.
           We plan to start with a home -- a comfortable, nurturing home that will provide two years of free shelter, food, counseling and friendship for a handful of women. We hope to eventually go into a social enterprise and all sorts of things. But first, the home.
       People ask us a lot of questions -- will the home be rural, urban or suburban? Will the staff live in? Will there be gardens? All that is still under consideration.
       Because first, we need the home. Toward that end, we are seeking donation of a house with at least four bedrooms and two baths and/or land somewhere in Greenville County. We're not going to be more specific because we don't want to place limits on your creativity or generosity -- or on God's.
        So there you have it. If you have a house or land you'd like to donate, please contact Karen Eller, Triune's associate pastor and co-chair of this project, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . Or call her at 233-8020, ext. 170.
       
        Blessings,
        Deb

June at Triune:
Worship and Bible studies (average attendance):
Sun AM.... 258          Sun PM... 23 

Meals and Assistance Programs:
Hot meals............................  1,289      
Grocery boxes........................ 146 households
Pop-top groceries...................   85 individuals
Laundry loads.........................   85                                     
Emergency clothes/blankets/kits. 79       
Fans .....................................       8              
People placed in rehab............  19      
Social worker consultations.... 135, including 33 Round Table participants                             
Mental health consultations....... 29       
Blood pressures taken.............  39      
Vision screenings .....................  6       
Prescriptions filled .................    25                
Volunteer hours....................   1,607 
 

Worship with us at Triune Chapel:

July 3, 11 AM -- Pianist Russ Long, soloist David Raulston and two Triune trios will lead worship. Deb will preach on "Freedom," and we will observe communion.
6 PM -- Rev. Kelly Kellum will speak.

July 10, 11 AM --  The Voices of Mercy will sing, and Deb will preach on "In the News."
6 PM -- Rev. Kathy Kellum will speak and the Son Rise Band will lead worship.  

July 17, 11 AM --  The Voices of Mercy will lead worship, and Deb will preach.  
6 PM --  Playback Cafe, our improvisational theater gathering, will be held in the dining hall.  

July 24, 11 AM - Our associate pastor, the Rev. Karen Eller, will preach on "Do What!?" and the Voices of Mercy will sing.  
6 PM --  Elaine Nocks will speak.

July 31, 11 AM -- The Voices of Mercy will sing.
6 PM -- We will hold a memorial service for our late parishioner John Parfitt.

Sunday School - Each Sunday at 10 AM. This month, The Book of James: Practical Wisdom for Everyday Living. 
 
Wish List:
    
Medium-size suitcases or duffle bags
Men's underwear, sizes 32 and 34
Deodorant, travel-size and regular
Travel-size shampoo  
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

                      6:30 PM       Pornography Addicts Anonymous
Saturday      9:00 AM         Alcoholics Anonymous   
                     7:00 PM        Narcotics Anonymous

                  

Serving in July: 
Advent UMC                                     Fourth Presbyterian
Bethel Breakfast Ministries              Grace Covenant Presbyterian
Buncombe STreet UMC                   Holland Park Church of Christ
Earle Street Baptist                          Klugh Family
Edwards Road Baptist                      Pelham Road Baptist
First Baptist of Easley                      Prince of Peace Catholic
First Baptist of Mauldin                    St. Matthew UMC
                     Valley Brook Outreach Baptist
 
Monetary Donations: 

In memory of Jackie Brewer - Mary B. Steck
In memory of Inez Fowler and Virginia T. Minford - Alvin & Sarah Drake
In honor of Alice Joyner and John Parfitt - Sallie Eskew
In memory of Lillie Kelley - Dora Tucker and Sarah Rhoney
In memory of Elizabeth (Betty) Marion - William & Meredith Robertson
In memory of John Parfitt - Gillian L.E. Fosdick
In memory of Mike Roberts - Robbie Boman

In honor of the birth date of Mia Celeste Price - James Price
In honor of Robbie Boman - Marge Powell

Leta Adams
Robert & Joan Adams
Advent UMC
Aldersgate UMC
Judy Alexander
Anonymous
Terrie Barker
Joyce Barton
Johnsye Boling
Miranda Brakefield
Thomas & Julie Buchanan
Sarah Craig
Susan Cook
Fellowship Greenville
Susan Fender
Chadmichael Ferber
First Presbyterian Church - Greer
Thayer Fleming
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Paul & Jennifer Gasque
GE Foundation Matching Gifts
Gleaners SS Class - Covenant UMC
Bonita Gossett
Angela Grell
James E. Griffeth
Rob Haney
Robert & Ann Haney
Mike & Trish Harrison
Margaret Heatherly
Betty Herrin
Herman Jackson
John Knox Presbyterian
Katherine Johnson
Stephen G. Jones
Sherry Lawson
Jim & Susan Lollis
Jake & Lauren Lunsford
Cheryl & Don McMahan
Cecile Michon & Jerry Lloyd
Ken Moody
Peggie & Dick Morrow
Alexander Nevels
Abbey Elizabeth Nix
Northside UMC
Piedmont Healthcare Foundation
Deb Plummer
Jacqueline Rudder
Donna Rycroft
Bernard & Cynthia Showman
Simpsonville UMC
Franklin Snipes
Rev. Judy Stevens
Kirk Stotzer
Rita Szeto
Mark Van Ostenbridge
Marsha & Bill Watson
Don Webb
Pamela Whitmire
Hans Wiegert
Susan Willingham
Jane & Michael Wilson
Jolene & Wiley Wimberly
Nettia Yates

Plus, thanks to all our faithful worshipers! 

And thanks to: Brenda Austin, Wayne Barton, Blue Ribbon Nuts, Girl Scout Troup 1007, Grace Church, Carol Kirby, Dawn McCallum, and Vedic Center of Greenville for bikes, food, toiletries, gift cards, and other non-cash donations. 
 
 
Our Mission Statement:
 
To share Christ's love while meeting physical needs and providing life-changing opportunities to the disadvantaged.
 

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