- Published: Wednesday, 01 May 2013 11:10
From the pastor:
There's a movie playing in town just now: "Home Run." It's the story of an alcoholic baseball player who finds sobriety through the Christ-based Celebrate Recovery so popular in many of our churches.
While the movie is predictable, it does give a good view of the wide variety of problems that can weigh our lives down.
When our rehab counselor, David Gay, and I were trying to get recovery groups into Triune seven years ago, we were lucky to find some incredible folks from Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. Those groups are doing -- and will continue to do -- great work here. Between them, they offer 12 meetings every week.
In September, we plan to add Celebrate Recovery to our offerings.
Celebrate Recovery began 20 years ago at Saddleback Community Church in California and is now used in over 19,000 churches worldwide to address the "hurts, habits, and hang-ups" that have become life-dominating issues for many. Those issues include substance abuse, co-dependency, anger, depression, domestic abuse, pornography/sexual impurity, gambling, overeating -- anything that has gained control over one's life.
We think this Celebrate Recovery meeting will be the only one in the downtown Greenville area. Thus, we welcome leaders from our nearby sister churches.
April at Triune:
Worship and Bible Studies (Average Attendance):
- Sun AM ..... 236
- Sun PM .... 34
- Tues PM .... 128
Meals and Assistance Programs:
- Hot meals ............ 1,857
- Adult clothing recipients ... 291
- Grocery boxes......... 174 households
- Child clothing recipients... 72
- Pop-top groceries... 99 individuals
- Laundry loads .............. 62
- Bikes ........................ 4
- Blankets ............................. 14
- People admitted to drug rehabilitation.......10
- Jobs ............................................................. 5
- Mental health consultations........................ 165
- Bon Secours St. Francis nursing consultations.............. 65
- Bon Secours St. Francis mammogram screenings ...... 45
- Bon Secours St. Francis social work consultations ...... 38
- Volunteer hours ...................................................... 821
Worship with us at Triune Chapel:
For four Sundays in May and June, we will have different voices in our pulpit as Deb takes vacation and swaps pulpits with pastors who want to learn more about Triune. We are excited to hear God's message through these new voices.
May 5, 11 AM -- Dr. Tom LeGrand, pastor of Augusta Heights Baptist Church, will bring our message, "The Dumbest Question Jesus Ever Asked." Denise Smith, soloist, and the Voices of Mercy will sing, and we will observe communion.
6 PM -- Robbie Boman will lead a service on "More on Fasting Prayers."
May 12, Mother's Day, 11 AM -- Deb will preach on "Mat carriers," and the Voices of Mercy will sing.
6 PM -- Rev. Jerry Hill will speak.
May 19, 11 AM -- Kathy Sharp, our volunteer coordinator, will bring our Pentecost message.
6 PM -- Rev. Jerry Hill will speak.
May 26, 11 AM -- Deb will preach, and the Voices of Mercy will sing.
6 PM -- Our good friend, Jim Abbott, of the Salvation Army, will speak.
City Prayer - Each Wednesday at noon
- Vinyl and labor to upholster 5 chairs in our reception area
- Used microwave oven
- Acrylic sound barrier for drums
- Paper towels
- Toilet paper
- Monday -Noon-Narcotics Anonymous
- Tuesday -Noon-Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous
- Wednesday -Noon-Narcotics Anonymous 8 PM-Alcoholics Anonymous
- Thursday -Noon-Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous 7 PM-Narcotics Anonymous
- Friday -Noon-Narcotics Anonymous
- Saturday -9 AM-Alcoholics Anonymous 10:30AM-Women's Recovery 7 PM-Narcotics Anonymous
Serving in May:
- Brookwood Church
- Pelham Road Baptist
- Buncombe Street UMC
- Prince of Peace Catholic
- First Baptist of Mauldin
- St. Mary Magdalene Catholic
- Food for Life Ministries
- Trinity Church
- Grace Covenant Presbyterian
- Triune Mercy Center
- Holland Park Church of Christ
- Valley Brook Outreach Baptist
- Women in Construction
- In memory of Martin "Babe" O'Brien and Johnny Mastrokolias - Alvin & Sarah Drake
- In memory of Michelle - Cecile, Margaret Anne, Jeannie, Betty & Sharon
- In memory of Robert Lee - Barbara Worrell & Frances Worrell Jones
- In memory of Barbara Rephann - Gail & Bill Englert
- In memory of Anthony Manganiello - Bill Brown
- In honor of Coaches Jon Bailey & Becca Jopling - Buncombe Street UMC Basketball team
- In honor of Emily & Jim Fayssoux's wedding anniversary - Sue Grady
- In honor of Rev. Kyle Matthews - Baxter & Paula Wynn
- Advent UMC Missions
- Aldersgate UMC
- Carolyn & Neal Alexander
- Joyce & Joseph Bearden
- Lou Ellen Beckham-Davis
- Buncombe Street UMC Children's Ministry
- William & Sherie Burdett
- Jim & Sandra Cain
- City Church
- Darrell & Sandra Corder
- Farroll Daniels
- Randoph Dillingham
- Earle Street Baptist Church
- Episcopal Church Women of St. James Episcopal Church
- Nancy Easley
- Sallie Eskew
- First Presbyterian Church of Greer
- Gleaners Sunday School Class - Covenant UMC
- Bonita Gossett
- Perineau Gramling
- Angela Grell
- Mike & Trish Harrison
- Margaret Heatherly
- Don & Cheryl McMahan
- Jane Ella Matthews
- Dianne & Luis Moreno
- John & Melinda Nash
- Dayne Holleman Patrick
- Victor & Suzanne Pyle
- Linda and Jim Sarratt
- Verla Saunders
- Bernard & Cynthia Showman
- Swenson & Associates
- USC Upstate Students
- Jennifer Webb
- Sherri & Tom Whittington
- Hans Wiegert
- Jane & Michael Wilson
And thanks to all our faithful worshippers!