I mentioned in last Sunday’s sermon that, with all the decorating and shopping and visiting and worrying of Christmas, I tend to whine my way through December. A parishioner asked if that was “whine” or “wine.” I serve a congregation of smart-alecks. The smart-alecks and I would like to invite you to join us sometime during Advent and Christmas. Don’t feel that you need to bring gifts or presents. What we’d like is your presence. Without you, Triune wouldn’t exist, and we’d love to be able to say that to you in person. Here are some opportunities for you to join us: December 4, 11 AM – We will unveil our gorgeous Romans 8: 28 tree. December 11, 11 AM – Soloists Lila Smith, Sophie Anderson and Justin Garrison, along with the Voices of Mercy, will lead our service. December 18, 11 AM – Our “Mostly Music” service will include pianist Russ Long and a gospel band singing the Temptations’ version of “Silent Night.” 4:45 PM – Caroling by Disciples UMC 6 PM – Playback Café, Christmas edition December 24, 5 PM – A service of lessons and carols, led by Elaine Nocks and Kathy Sharp December 25, 11 AM – What better way to observe our dear Savior’s birth?
If you join us for this sacred season, I promise to keep my whining to a minimum.
But for a way you can give...
Send this beautiful honor card to a friend or loved one, and you will benefit Triune's work among Greenville's homeless population. 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.)
People placed in rehab........................12 Safe housing from sexual exploitation ..1 People placed in housing.......................3 Job placements......................................4 Social worker consultations......150 including 22 Round Table participants Mental health consultations ......27 Blood pressures.........................51 Vision screenings ......................23 Prescriptions filled .....................14 Volunteer hours......................1,006
Worship with us at Triune Chapel:
December 4, 11 AM -- The Voices of Mercy will sing, along with soloist Ronald Smith. Deb will preach on "Being Family." 6 PM --Rev. Jerry Hill will speak.
December 11, 11 AM -- Lila Smith and Sophie Anderson will sing with guitar and ukulele, and Justin Garrison will sing "Mary, Did You Know?" The Voices of Mercy will lead worship, and Deb will preach on "A New Road." 6 PM -- Rev. Jerry Hill will speak.
December 18, 11 AM -- Our "Mostly Music" service in which a gospel band and other singers will perform Christmas music. 6 PM -- The Christmas edition of our monthly Playback Cafe.
December 24, 5 PM -- A quiet service of readings and carols, led by Elaine Nocks and Kathy Sharp.
December 25, 11 AM -- Our soloists will lead worship, and Deb will preach. We will have lunch together then close at 1 PM. 6 PM -- No service.
Sunday School - Each Sunday at 10 AM. Bible Study at 4 PM Sunday.
Please open the attachment to see our Holiday Wish List:
Bethel Breakfast Ministry Pelham Road Baptist Buncombe Street UMC Prince of Peace Catholic Grace Covenant Presbyterian St. Giles Presbyterian Klugh Family Triune Mercy Center/First Presbyterian Greer Mauldin UMC Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Women in Construction
Monetary Donations: In memory of Betty Barbary and Billie Joe Black - Alvin & Sarah Drake In memory of George C. Garrett, Sr. - Eugenie Garrett In memory of Anne Hembree - Jan Stenhouse In memory of Thomas R. Mullinax - Rachel Mullinax In memory of John Parfitt - Nikki Day In memory of Perry White - Mickie & Linda Dorsey and W. J. Taylor, Jr., Bill & Jane Thomas, Steve Doughty & Jean Fontaine, and Law Office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz In memory of Roy "Ebb" Queen and Joanne Hinton - Carolyn Queen In memory of James Seel, Jr. - Sharyn Rosenberg
In honor of Roger & Louise Ables - Sonya & Rudy Ables In honor of Dr. Webb Belangia - Marc & Sheri Saunders In honor of Carole & John Austin, Carol Ann & Al Bell, and Cathy & Duke McCall - Jane & Henry Watkins In honor of Tom Bruce - David & Lib Burlington In honor of Mac Christopher - Barbara Christopher In honor of Doris Clanton - Terry Walters In honor of Kirbie & Simon Crowe - Stanley Crowe In honor of Lillian Darby - Ellen Stevenson In honor of Dr. & Mrs. George Irwin - Andrew Irwin InhonorofJoanneJones - Edward Jiva In honor of Lynn Kobelt - Sandra Wallace In honor of Thomas McDavid - Jennifer McDavid In honor of Deb and the Triune staff - Nancy Ledford In honor of Bing & Judy Vick and Gordon & Sarah Herring - Judy & Don Lineback In honor of Jan Willis - Terry A. Willis, DMD In honor of Mr & Mrs John Hart, Mr & Mrs Robert Hart, Mr & Mrs Zack Zapack, Mr & Mrs Gaston Fairey, Marian & Brian Dameier, Ken Christy, Maria Mersman, Margaret Green, Mr & Mrs J T Hane, Mr & Mrs W P Williamson, Mr & Mrs Steven Grant, Belle Fender, Claire & John Perrill, Brad Wyche & Diane Smock, Nancy Thomas, The Perrills, Mr & Mrs Bob Coble, Mr & Mrs P C Okey, Mr & Mrs E O Pendarvis, Thayer Fleming, David & Audrey Gay, Sally Skardon, Susan Stall, Mark Lindahl, Nancy Thomas, Adair McLeod, and Daniel McLeod - Susan McLeod
Robert & Joan Adams Doris Addis Advent UMC Aldersgate UMC Anonymous Fred & Connie Bachert Banzhof Associates, Inc. Joyce Barton Johnsye Boling Jackie Bradham Ronald Bryson Thomas & Julie Buchanan Anne Cargill Bill & Pam Clark Neb & Joyce Cline Judy Coe Sarah Craig Kirbie Crowe Kathleen & David Cull Rev. Wally Culp Alyssa Dickson Miriam Dupuy Earle St. Baptist Church Nate & Susie Einstein David Elletson Susan Fender Chadmichael Ferber First Baptist Church of Greenville First Presbyterian Church of Greer Thayer Fleming Karyn French Paul & Jennifer Gasque Gleaners SS Class - Covenant UMC Nancy Goldsmith Bonita Gossett Edward & Deidra Graham James E. Griffeth Jim & Elizabeth Hammond Rob Haney Robert & Ann Haney Fielding and Harold "Gally" Gallivan Mike & Trish Harrison Margaret Heatherly Betty Herrin Brian Hersey Leigh Hinton Horizon Records Neil Jamerson John Knox Presbyterian Church Katherine Johnson Lamar Lehman Jim & Susan Lollis Ed & Sister Lominack Jake & Lauren Lunsford Pete & Linnie Manos McCarter Presbyterian Church Amber McDonald Jennet McElreath Cheryl & Don McMahan Bruce McPherson Jane & Todd Milford Mary Louise Mims Kevin Mitchell Alexander Nevels Owen Appraisal Consulting Services, Inc. Jenny Parrott Hugh & Judy Pennell Benjamin & Cindy Poole David & Mary Jane Quattlebaum Phillip S. Roe Rotary Club of Greenville St. Giles Presbyterian Church St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Brian & Joyce Schulz Seekers SS Class - Overbrook Baptist Church Michele C. Senac Bernard & Cynthia Showman Mr. & Mrs. Dwight H. Smith Pete & Mary Stangel Robert J. Stone Kirk Stotzer David Sutherland Rita Szeto The Schneider Company, Inc. The Village Grind, LLC Trinity Presbyterian Church Upstate Sales Team at the Lottery Valerie Weatherly James & Tracey Welborn Kenneth & Shirley Whitley Hans Wiegert Jane & Michael Wilson Sherman & Kathy Woodson Janet Yusi
Plus, thanks to all our faithful worshipers!
And thanks to: Aldersgate UMC, BSM - Chapter 4 SC, Drew Barker, Mildred Counts, Paige Dillon, Greenville Tech Charter High, Greenville Tech Child Development Center, Carol Kirby, Christina Kraemer, First Baptist Church of Mauldin, Elise McCasland's PEO, Carmen McCreary, Donna Miller, Modern Woodmen of America, Susan Nelson, Jenna Robinson, Susannah Ross, Rotary Club of Greenville, Kaye Southerland, Vedic Center, Village Health, Sue Williams, and Woodruff Road Christian Church 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.