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Triune Mercy Center
November 2016

                                           A First Time Voter                       
 From guest columnist Amy Sutherland:  

         If you are a Triune regular, you know Henry Hewitt. Henry can be seen most Sundays marching up the aisle to collect the offering. He is the man in charge, briskly directing his fellow ushers with commanding hand signals.  
          I met Henry six weeks ago when I offered to register our parishioners to vote. Henry, 62, was my first customer.
        As we went through his application, Henry confided that he had never voted. He expressed anxiety because he was afraid he could not read the ballot or operate the voting machines. He was most afraid of being humiliated if he was turned away by poll officials in front of other voters on Election Day. I told Henry that I would go with him and help him with the process.
        We successfully filled out his registration form and mailed it. Two weeks later, Henry excitedly informed me that he had received his registration card in the mail. Then his anxiety returned: He pressed me on my assurances to drive him to the polls and help him to vote.
            As voter registration ended in early October, my Wednesday work at Triune became offering transportation to the polls for early voters. Again, Henry was my first customer. Last week I took him and two others to vote early.
       On the ride to County Square, Henry was more than excited; he was ebullient. But as we saw the long line, his joy turned to fear.  
        After a 30-minute wait, we made it into the polling room. Henry handed his photo ID to the Voter Registration staff member and was directed to a booth. We went through the rather lengthy ballot together and Henry cast his votes for all offices. There was even a referendum on the ballot, but Henry understood the intent of the proposed law and voted without hesitation.
        When he finished, he high fived, then hugged me. The staff person handed Henry his "I voted" sticker, but he didn't want to wear it. Instead, he slipped it into his wallet, a precious treasure he intended to keep.

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          It's time to purchase honor cards for your Christmas giving. Give twice when you support Triune AND send this beautiful honor card to a friend or loved one. We can send the card or you can pick it up and send it yourself.
       Our card was created by Karen Lucci, the founder of our art program. "Garments of Praise" is an exuberant collage-and-paint depiction of three dancing women. Inside are these words:
 
A gift has been given in your honor to Triune Mercy Center.

This holiday gift will spread the joy of Jesus Christ
to the homeless and hurting people Triune serves.
 

     You may purchase the cards in our reception area at 222 Rutherford Street or by mailing in the form below. Minimum donation is $10.
       If you want us to address, stamp and send them, enclose your mailing list as well as the signature you want on the card, and an extra $1 per card, please.
        We hope you will share in our praise this Christmas. 
 
"Garments of Praise" by Karen Lucci is featured on our holiday honor card.
 
                                          Holiday Honor Card Order Form

Your Name: ___________________________________________________ 

Your Address: __________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: _________________________________________________

Please print out and cut, or otherwise duplicate, this form.

1) Honor Cards: Quantity: ______ (minimum $10 each) We will mail cards to you.

2) Honor Cards signed & mailed by Triune: Quantity: ______ (minimum $11 each)
                                                                 ( I have enclosed my mailing list.)

Sign my name as follows:

______________________________________________________________

Total Donation: $____________

Send this completed form, along with your check, to:
Triune Mercy Center, P.O. Box 3844, Greenville, SC 29608.
Blessings,
 Deb 

October at Triune:
Worship and Bible studies (average attendance):
Sun AM.... 258                             Sun PM... 27 

Meals and Assistance Programs:
Hot meals............................  1,889          
Grocery boxes........................ 118 households
Pop-top groceries...................   87 individuals
Laundry loads.......................... 116                                              
Emergency clothes/blankets/kits..73      
Bikes .............................................1
 
People placed in rehab....................... 14
Safe housing from sexual exploitation ..1      
Job placements................................. 1  
Social worker consultations...... 150 including 34 Round Table participants                             
Mental health consultations ......29   
Blood pressures.........................46
Vision screenings ......................17        
Prescriptions filled .....................19                   
Volunteer hours...................... 1,620

Worship with us at Triune Chapel:

November 6, 11 AM --  The incomparable Mimi Wyche will sing, and Deb will preach on "The Wrong Question." 
6 PM -- Jean Fontaine will talk about her time in Colombia, South America, as an accompanier with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.   

November 13, 11 AM -- The Voices of Mercy will lead worship, and Deb will preach on "Changing Us." 
6 PM --  Rev. Susie Smith will speak.
 
November 20, 11 AM -- Triune music director Andy Welchel will bring his band, Babe Lincoln, to lead our music, and soloist Brittney Brackett will join us. Deb will preach on "Living in Idleness."  
6 PM -- We will hold our monthly Playback Cafe in the dining hall.  

November 27, 11 AM -- The Hot Notes will lead our worship, and Deb will preach.     
6 PM -- Our seminary intern Marydell Atkins will speak.

Sunday School - Each Sunday at 10 AM.
Bible Study at 4 PM Sunday. 
Wish List:
Colored pencils
Acrylic paints, all colors  
 
Please open the attachment to see our Holiday Wish List:

WISH LIST
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 November: 

Bethel Breakfast Ministry                   Holland Park Church of Christ
Brookwood Church                            Klugh Family
Buncombe Street UMC                      Pelham Road Baptist
Earle Street Baptist                            Prince of Peace Catholic
First Baptist of Mauldin                       St. Mary Magdalene Catholic
Grace Covenant Presbyterian           Triune Mercy Center
                         Valley Brook Outreach Baptist
 
Monetary Donations: 
#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving.  Anyone, anywhere can participate. Join Triune at http://www.triunemercy.org/donate-now  and share in #Giving Tuesday this November 29th!

In memory of Maxie Burdette -
Alvin & Sarah Drake

In honor of Ethen Andrighetti - John Byce
In honor of Lou Ellen Davis - Barbara Ware
In honor of Elaine Nocks - Laurens Road UMC

Robert & Joan Adams
Aldersgate UMC
Amica Companies Foundation Matching Gift
Anonymous
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
Terrie Barker
Johnsye Boling
Robbie Boman
Miranda Brakefield
Thomas & Julie Buchanan
Jacquelyn Buczkowski
Bill & Sherie Burdett
Sarah Craig
Alan & Charlene Dean
Susan Fender
Chadmichael Ferber
First Presbyterian Church - Greer
Thayer Fleming
Fluor Foundation Matching Gift
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Jim Freeman
Justin Garrison
Paul & Jennifer Gasque
Kenneth & Janice Gibson
Gleaners SS Class - Covenant UMC
Bonita Gossett
James E. Griffeth
Rob Haney
Robert & Ann Haney
Mike & Trish Harrison
Erica Hawthorne
Margaret Heatherly
Neil Jamerson
Katherine Johnson
MIchael & Joan Kellett
Sherry Lawson
Jim & Susan Lollis
Cheryl & Don McMahan
Cecile Michon & Jerry Lloyd
Alexander Nevels
Northside UMC
Phillip S. Roe
Jacqueline Rudder
Donna Rycroft
St. Mary's Catholic Church School
John Scott
Bernard & Cynthia Showman
Jan Stenhouse
Hal Stewart
Kirk Stotzer
Rita Szeto
Mary Turney
Craig Vial
June & Cooper White
Pamela Whitmire
Hans Wiegert
Susan & Randy Willingham 
Jane & Michael Wilson

Plus, thanks to all our faithful worshipers! 

And thanks to: Augusta Circle Elementary School, Erick & Natalie Bennett, Mandy Bullock, Pam Clark, Wanda Clark, Fred & Linda Farrell, Barbara Kamienieck, Lullaby Junction, Brittany Medina, Kaye Southerland, Patti Thompson,and Sue Williams 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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