Fred Wood, a retired architect, is also an artist. He has created lovely watercolor portraits of different people who are “regulars” here at Triune; many of these portraits hang on the wall in the fellowship hall. Fred and his wife Cathy are volunteers in our Art Room, where they have forged new friendships as they all create art. Many days,when the Art Room closes, they give Christy Peeks-Fowler and Bernardine Murphy a ride home; they also hire Pete Kerns to work in their yard. One day, after Christy sold two paintings for a total of $36, she took Fred, Cathy, and Bernardine out for lunch at the Golden Corral to celebrate. Recently, Fred had emergency surgery to implant a pacemaker; when he was a patient at Roger C Peace for rehab afterwards, Christy went to visit him. She rode the bus between her morning shift at Wendy’s and her evening shift at Long John Silver’s.
Fourteen years ago, when Triune was re-born as a non-denominational mission church, our mission was articulated as being an outpost of healing and hope for the homeless. That we are. Yet something else totally unexpected has happened along the way. Over the years, friendships have formed, crossing all kinds of socioeconomic, racial, and cultural lines; bridges have been built connecting people whose paths were unlikely to cross otherwise. The affluent and the homeless worship together, study the Bible together, and eat together, sharing our lives and creating friendships of mutual concern and support. These bonds of connectedness are a great gift to each person involved, regardless of social standing in the community. Fred and Cathy run the Art Room; Christy visits Fred in the hospital.
If you want to take another step toward these holy friendships, take a step beyond worship to join us for lunch any Sunday following worship, or study the Bible with us at 10:00 on Sunday mornings or at 4:00 on Sunday afternoons, or create art with us in the Art Room on Sunday afternoons or Wednesday mornings, or explore the possibility of being in a Support Circle the next time they form. As you give, you will receive….
Blessings, Tandy Taylor
June at Triune: Worship and Bible studies (average attendance): Sun AM....239 Sun PM...46 Sunday school ...10 Playback Cafe ...37
Meals and Assistance Programs: Hot meals.......................... 1,082 Grocery boxes.......................120 households Pop-top groceries...................92 individuals Laundry loads....................... 62 Emergency clothes/blankets/kits.... 91 Bikes ................................... 2 People placed in rehab for the first time.........8 repeats......... 1 Safe housing from sexual exploitation .. 2 Social worker consultations... 189, including Round Table participants Vision screenings ...................... 12 Prescriptions filled ..................... 26 Volunteer hours............ 737 People place in housing.... 5
Worship with us at Triune Chapel:
July 2, 11 AM --The Rev. Steve Doughty will preach on "Freedom...Jesus... and Us Right Now"; Sammy Dotson will sing a solo, and we'll celebrate communion. 6 PM -- Ned Barr will preach and Charles "Hillbilly" Hester will give his testimony.
July 9, 11 AM -- Elaine Nocks will preach on "Another Sidewalk." 6 PM -- Marydell Atkins will preach; Will McCorkle will lead music with his guitar. July 16, 11 AM -- The Rev. Tom LeGrand will preach. 6 PM -- Playback Cafe
July 23, 11 AM -- Associate Pastor Tandy Gilliland Taylor will preach. 6 PM -- The Rev. Kathy Sharp will preach.
July 30, 11 AM -- The Rev. Kelli Kirksey will preach. 6 PM -- Marydell Atkins will preach.
Sunday School - Each Sunday at 10 AM. Bible Study at 4 PM Sunday.
Wish List: Canned meats Peanut butter Jelly Pasta sauce Canned fruit Cereal Ramen noodles Vienna sausages Bottled water Peanut butter crackers Fruit cup
Bethel Breakfast Ministry Grace Covenant Presbyteria Buncombe Street UMC Holland Park Church of Chris Earle Street Baptist Pelham Road Baptist Easley First Baptist Prince of Peace Catholic Edwards Road Baptist Triune Mercy Center First Baptist of Mauldin Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Fourth Presbyterian
In honor of Jim Cauble - Bonnie Richardson Smart In memory of Joan Cauble - Bonnie Richardson Smart In memory of Judy Gregg- Teresa Wiegert In memory of Victor Pyle – Ann and Winston Lee and James Price In memory of John Rubin- William Byars, John DeWorken, Chandra Dillard, Mary Grady Brasington, Douglas and Sally Jordan, Ann and Winston Lee, Ralph and Michelle Macrina, Frank Noto, Martin Printing, Patti Renwick, Jeanne and Alan Robinson, W.A. and Mary Robinson, Jeff Smith, Pamela Staples, Mary Strom, Bill and Bobby Wheless, and Ann and Winston Lee In memory of John Wesson Jr– Alvin Drake In memory of Cooper White– Anonymous, and Roger and Arlene Bennett In memory of Avery Wood – John Cothran Crescent Community Club, and Frances Rigdill Robert and Joan Adams Aldersgate UMC Troy and Joyce Barton Robbie Boman Miranda Brakefield Tom and Julie Buchanan Covenant UMC Barbara Cox Sarah Craig Robert and Barbara Epps Susan Fender Thayer Fleming Paul and Jennifer Gasque Darlene Geloni James Griffeth Cecilia Hamilton Mike and Trish Harrison Margaret Heatherly Neil Jamerson Adair Johnson Pamela Kenny Mark Kirby John Knox Lee and Sherry Lawson Jake and Lauren Lunsford Richard Maris Brandi McClain Don and Cheryl McMahan Alex and Noland Meyers Alexander Nevels Northside UMC Ben and Martha Reed Donna Rycroft Seven Directions George Sharpton Bernard and Cynthia Showman Simpsonville UMC Backyard Mission Day Skipper Snipes Peter and Mary Stangel Kirk Stotzer Pamela Whitmire Hans Wiegert Jane and Michael Wilson
Plus, thanks to all our faithful worshipers!
And thanks to:
Thank you to Berea First Baptist, Ms. Brown, Mrs. Kirby, Paveway Express, and St. Philips Episcopal Church for donations of purses and hygiene products, food, eggs, coffee creamers, and food and toiletries.
Our Mission Statement:
To share Christ's love while meeting physical needs and providing life-changing opportunities to the disadvantaged.