Triune would close tomorrow if it weren't for our volunteers, supporters and partners. I say that quite often because it's true. The work that you allow us to do, the difference we are able to make in people's lives, lies solely with those of you who cook and serve meals, welcome people to our Wednesday food pantry, answer our phones, give legal advice, and provide the donations that pay our social workers, rehab workers and mental health counselor. In addition, we depend on our partners in the homeless services realm: Without Miracle Hill, Salvation Army, Greenville Mental Health, United Ministries, GHS and Bon Secours St. Francis, much of our ability to help parishioners would be blocked. Yet, one continuing hurdle has been in helping the former felon, the released prisoner, who cannot find a job or housing because of his or her history. So many of our street population fall into that category, and our social workers run into wall after wall in helping them. Not surprisingly, they often return to jail or prison. That's why I'm so excited to introduce another potential partner to the Greenville community: Jump Start. Jump Start, headquartered in Spartanburg, attempts nothing less than breaking the back of recidivism. Currently, the ministry has discipleship classes in 15 different South Carolina prisons, and 16 transitional homes in Spartanburg County. In eight years of operation, it reports that out of 2,068 men and women who successfully completed the program and were released, only 66 returned to prison. This puts Jump Start’s recidivism rate below 4%, an incredible feat. The Jump Start staff member who met with us is the grandson of a beloved former Triune member. I met him after he was released from prison and was making his way through North Greenville University, his goal for Christian ministry never wavering. He and the Jump Start team want to move into Greenville now -- which means they are seeking volunteer mentors from local churches, employers for the released prisoners, and transitional houses. If you think this is important work -- as we certainly do -- please come to an informational meeting in the Triune sanctuary at 6 PM March 16. You'll hear more about Jump Start and how we can come alongside this ministry to restore broken lives.
Of course, we have some things starting this month, too -- namely two classes that are open to Triune parishioners and partners alike. Our mental health counselor, Hal Stewart, and our Triune Circles director, Cheri Shumate, will facilitate a program on coping with stress. Discussion will focus on the impact of stress on the body, mind and spirit. Additionally, participants will be provided easy, in-the-moment activities to lower stress levels that impact quality of life. The program consists of four 90-minute classes each Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, January 18 -- February 8.
Cheri will facilitate another course, "Discovering the Hidden Rules of Work," that focuses on the interpersonal/social skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Research shows that poor interpersonal skills are the #1 reason why people do not get along, do not get promoted or lose their jobs. The four sessions of "Discovering the Hidden Rules of Work" will be offered on Sundays 2:30 - 3:30 PM and Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 AM, beginning the week of January 15th.
December at Triune: Worship and Bible studies (average attendance): Sun AM.... 336 Sun PM... 49
Meals and Assistance Programs: Hot meals............................ 1,352 Grocery boxes........................126 households Pop-top groceries................... 78 individuals Laundry loads........................... 54 Emergency clothes/blankets/kits..105 Bikes............................................2
People placed in rehab................. 11 Safe housing from sexual exploitation ..2 People placed in housing.......................3 Social worker consultations................195 including 25 Round Table participants Mental health consultations ...... 18 Blood pressures......................... 31 Vision screenings ...................... 1 Prescriptions filled ..................... 18 Volunteer hours.......................1,026
Worship with us at Triune Chapel:
January 8, 11 AM -- We will celebrate Epiphany Sunday with our own Peter, Paul and Mary (Andy Welchel, Carla Rose and Zac Bolton) singing "Light One Candle." Tim Tumer will join Andy on a Ricky Skaggs song, and the Voices of Mercy will sing. Deb will preach on "This Refugee We Follow." 6 PM -- Elaine Nocks will speak.
January 15, 11 AM -- Voices of Mercy will sing and Deb will preach. 6 PM -- Playback Cafe.
January 22, 11 AM -- Voices of Mercy will sing and Deb will preach. 6 PM -- Rev. Kathy Sharp will speak.
January 29, 11 AM -- Voices of Mercy will sing and Deb will preach. 6 PM -- Rev. Jerry Hill will speak.
Sunday School - Each Sunday at 10 AM. Bible Study at 4 PM Sunday.
Though we received a lot of grocery donations during the holidays, we are still low on some basics. See our list below.
Peanut butter Jelly Pasta Pasta sauce Canned meats
College-ruled composition notebooks Women's bikini underwear - all sizes Checkers game Chess set
Advent UMC Holland Park Church of Christ Bethel Breakfast Ministry John Knox Presbyterian Buncombe Street UMC Pelham Road Baptist Earle Street Baptist Prince of Peace Catholic First Baptist of Mauldin Triune Mercy Center Fourth Presbyterian Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Grace Dovenant Presbyterian
We scarcely know how to thank all of you for your generous donations this Christmas season. Your faith in us is humbling. Just know that we pledge to honor God as we serve our neighbors with your gifts. Many, many thanks.
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Plus, thanks to all our faithful worshipers!
And thanks to: Fred Bachert, Blair Bailey, Beehive Class - Buncombe Street UMC, Branches SS Class - Buncombe Street UMC, Melissa Brashier, Denise Cauley, Chi Sigma Iota - Clemson University, Christmas Eve Morning Runners, Church at Cherrydale, Justin Garrison, Will Dennis, Madeline Freeman, Bobbie Goodman, Karen Goodwin, Greenville Middle Academy, Greenville Yoga, Richard Grier, Wendy Kellett, Carol Kirby, Bob Lloyd, George Lyall, Jane McCrary, Cecile Michon, NEXT High School, Eric Oglesby, Miriam Parks, Doug Patrick, Phi Mu Alpha & Sigma Alpha Iota fraternities, PIedmont Child Developmental Center, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, David Prince, Sevier Middle School, Mareon Stall, Amy Sutherland, Adair Turner, Upstate Pathfinders, Vedic Center of Greenville, and Jane & Bill Williamson 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.