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Triune Mercy Center
December 2016

                                       A Christmas Visit                       
  From the pastor:

         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.)

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.

November at Triune:
Worship and Bible studies (average attendance):
Sun AM....  260                            Sun PM... 52

Meals and Assistance Programs:
Hot meals............................  1,838   
Grocery boxes........................ 181 households
Pop-top groceries...................   84 individuals
Laundry loads..........................  100                                            
Emergency clothes/blankets/kits..122
Bikes............................................. 2
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. 
Wish List:
Please open the attachment to see our Holiday 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 December: 

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
In honor of Joanne Jones - 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
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.

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