Triune Mercy Center
August 2017 
Faith in Action Forum: Mission and Justice Fairs       
From the associate pastor

Do you want to take next steps into living out the Gospel right here in Greenville?  Have you become discouraged about the tiny light of the Gospel in the midst of a culture drenched in consumerism, self-preoccupation, and racism?  Are you ready to engage in addressing the root causes of poverty and injustice, rather than simply participating in charity? If so, the Faith in Action Forum is for you!
Come for an inspiring message from Jack Jezreel, who created JustFaith, a 9-month, small-group-based, spiritual journey addressing the intersections of spirituality and social justice.  And come for the Mission and Justice Fair component of the event, to learn more about twleve local non-profits who are working in the community in powerful ways.  And come to connect with others who are on fire with the power of the Gospel for compassion and justice in our city.   
The event will be held on Thursday, August 31 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, with Jack Jezreel speaking around 6 p.m.   
Triune’s own Support Circles will be represented at the Mission and Justice Fair, along with:
     Homes of Hope (affordable housing and job training for men),
     United Ministries (GED program, job training and placement),
     Soteria (re-entry program for ex-felons),
     SWITCH (fighting sex trafficking),
     JustFaith’s Church of Second Chances (prison reform),
     SHARE Circles (support circles like ours here at Triune),
     Habitat for Humanity (affordable housing),
     Mill Community Ministries (community development),
     Community Works (financial services for the underserved),
     Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (gun violence prevention), and
     Nature Conservancy (creation care).
New JustFaith groups are forming, to begin in September, so this is a great time to learn more about those and consider embarking on this fabulous spiritual journey; Triune will host a Thursday evening group led by Susan Stall.  I myself led a JustFaith group a few years ago; it is a powerful, formative, inspiring experience that you will not regret.                  
Please register online for this free event, using this Eventbrite link:
For more information, contact Kristan Pitts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 864.551.8223.


July at Triune:
Worship and Bible studies (average attendance):
Sun AM....188  Sun PM...26  Sunday school..10  Playback Cafe... 33 

Meals and Assistance Programs:
Hot meals............................   1,781
Grocery boxes....................... 113 households
Pop-top groceries...................    85 individuals
Laundry loads.......................... 104                                        
Emergency clothes/blankets/kits...  6 
Bicycles..... 2
Hygiene kits .......... 70  
People placed in rehab........ 11 
Safe housing from sexual exploitation ..2 
Mental health consultations ... 17 
Social worker consultations....... 225 including Round Table participants         
Vision screenings ......  7
Prescriptions filled ....  16    
Volunteer hours..................... 980     

Worship with us at Triune Chapel:

August 6, 11 AM --  Marydell Atkins will preach and we will celebrate communion.    6 PM --  Elaine Nocks will preach.

August 13, 11 AM --  The Rev. Ashley Twitchell will preach.  
6 PM -- The Renewal Choir from Miracle Hill will present several selections, and Winn Todd, a graduate of the Renewal program, will sing 2 solos; Becky Grisellwill preach. 
August 20, 11 AM --  Associate Pastor Tandy Gilliland Taylor will preach.    
6 PM --  TBD  

August 27, 11 AM --  Classical pianist Ileana Shaner will play two selections;Deb Richardson-Moore, back from sabbatical, will preach.
6 PM -- Rev. Tony Boyce will preach 

Sunday School - Each Sunday at 10 AM.
Bible Study at 4 PM each Sunday.  

Wish List:
Peanut butter
Peanut butter crackers
Pasta sauce
Vienna sausages
Ramen noodles
Canned meats
Travel-size toothpaste
Wash cloths

Recovery Meetings:

Monday         Noon           Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesday        Noon           Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous
Wednesday   Noon           Narcotics Anonymous
                      6:30 PM      Triune Al-Anon Family Group
                      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 August: 

Bethel Breakfast Ministry                  Jeff Powell and Friends
Brookwood                                         Mauldin UMC
Buncombe St. UMC                           Pelham Road Baptist
First Baptist of Mauldin                      Prince of Peace Catholic
First Baptist of Taylors                       St. Mary Magdalene Catholic
Grace Covenant Presbyterian           Valley Brook Outreach Baptist
Monetary Donations:
Bethel Breakfast Ministry                  Jeff Powell and Friends
Brookwood                                         Mauldin UMC
Buncombe St. UMC                           Pelham Road Baptist
First Baptist of Mauldin                      Prince of Peace Catholic
First Baptist of Taylors                       St. Mary Magdalene Catholic
Grace Covenant Presbyterian           Valley Brook Outreach Baptist

Plus, thanks to all our faithful worshipers!              
And thanks to:  

Thank you to Billy Foresster, Robert Gage, Gap Creek Baptist Church, Girl Scout Troop 2453, Mrs. Kirby, Simpsonville UMC, Chris and Claire Hutton, Gower Swim Team, and Ralph Walker for donations of Gatorade, office supplies, hygiene bags, Blessing Bags, Eggs, toiletries, a rug, creamers, rice, beans, pantry supplies and canned goods.

Our Mission Statement:
To share Christ's love while meeting physical needs and providing life-changing opportunities to the disadvantaged.

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