1) Buy groceries, cook and serve our Christmas Eve dinner for 130 people at 5 PM Sunday, Dec. 24.
2) Adopt a Ministry: Art Room -- Collect canvases and acrylic paint for our busy art room. If you wish, you can be on call when supplies run low in the future. Recovery Ministry -- Give a case of Recovery Bibles, or finance a case for $132. We send these Bibles with men and women we are sending into drug and alcohol rehab, and also into the Detention Center. Outfit a Woman -- With a $75 donation, our restoration advocate Beth Messick can buy thrift store clothes to send a woman to a safe house. Office -- Collect copy paper or postage stamps.
3) Adopt a Food Pantry Shelf: Fill a pantry shelf with peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, rice, pasta sauce, dried beans, ramen noodles, Vienna sausages or small pop-top cans of fruit or meat.
4) Provide a ride: Meet with our social workers to coordinate transportation for our parishioners to various appointments.
We are grateful for your interest in Triune, and would welcome you to join us.
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If you are an early bird holiday planner, here's your chance to get a jump start on your Christmas gift giving. Our Christmas honor card was created by Fred Wood, a noted Greenville artist, Triune worshiper and art room volunteer. "Unseen Greenville" is a painting he did early during his time at Triune. At the bottom are faceless human shapes, the view that most people see as they drive along Stone Avenue. But when you come through the church, pictured at the top, those humans acquire faces -- and names: Charles, Otis and Meno. We love "Unseen Greenville" and have it prominently displayed at our Stone Avenue entrance. Now you can enjoy it as a way to honor a friend or relative by giving to Triune's work with Greenville's unseen population. 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 allow these Greenvillians to be seen.
"Unseen Greenville" by Fred Wood is 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.)
Send this completed form, along with your check, to: Triune Mercy Center, P.O. Box 3844, Greenville, SC 29608.
October at Triune: Worship and Bible studies (average attendance): Sun AM.... 230 Sun PM... 29
Meals and Assistance Programs: Hot meals............................ 1,776 Grocery boxes....................... 101 households Pop-top groceries................... 76 individuals Laundry loads.......................... 79 Emergency clothes/blankets/kits... 81 People placed in rehab........ 12 Safe housing from sexual exploitation ... 1 Social worker consultations....... 167, including 22 Round Table participants Vision screenings ...... 32 Prescriptions filled .... 12 Blood pressures ...... 38 Volunteer hours ...... 1,285
Worship with us at Triune Chapel:
November 5, 11 AM -- Observe All Saints' Sunday with us, as Deb preaches on "Then and Now." Sammy Dotson and Ollicia Burnside will sing "The Prayer." 6 PM -- Triune member Jonathan Jones will give a sermon/testimony.
November 12, 11 AM -- The Voices of Mercy will lead worship, and Deb will preach on "The Late Bridegroom." 6 PM --Our associate pastor, Rev. Tandy Taylor, will lead worship.
November 19, 11 AM -- Deb will preach. 6 PM -- Join us for the Thanksgiving edition of Playback Cafe.
November 26, 11 AM -- The Voices of Mercy will lead worship. 6 PM --The Rev. Susan S. Smith will preach at Triune for the first time.
Sunday School - Each Sunday at 10 AM. Bible Study at 4 PM each Sunday.
Join us for our Thanksgiving edition of Playback Cafe.
Holiday Wish List:
Financial donations Copy paper Women's new bikini underwear, all sizes Men's new underwear, medium and large New bras, all sizes White socks, new Men's jeans Men's belts Men's tennis shoes, sizes 9, 10 and 11 Men's dress shoes, sizes 9, 10 and 11 Blankets Gloves, thermal or wool Warm caps, thermal or wool Shampoo, large size Deodorant, large and travel-size Toothpaste, large and travel-size Shaving cream, large size Razors Women's scented lotion Journals Small suitcases Adult coloring books and colored pencils Canvases Acrylic paint Paper towels Toilet paper $10 gas gift cards Pampers, sizes 3 and 5 Peanut butter Jelly Canned meats Canned fruit Canned vegetables Soup Pasta sauce Rice Dry beans Cereal Hamburger Helper Macaroni and cheese Jiffy mixes Peanut butter crackers Ramen noodles Vienna Sausages Instant lunches Canned tuna Individual fruit bowls
Bethel Breakfast Ministry Grace Covenant Presbyterian Brookwood Church Holland Park Church of Christ Buncombe Street UMC Pelham Road Baptist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Prince of Peace Catholic Earle Street Baptist St. Mary Magdalene Catholic First Baptist of Mauldin TNTM Book Club Valley Brook Outreach Baptist
In honor of Pastor Webb Belangia – Marc and Charissa Saunders In honor of Pastor Dick Herd – Marc and Charissa Saunders In honor of Deb Richardson Moore – Democratic Women of Greenville County, Paul Goldsmith, Newcomers Book Club
In memory of Marshall Bearden – Mr. and Mrs. Pieter Dearolf In memory of Peggy Campbell – James H. Price In memory of Muzzie Fisette – Richard and Nancy Dumont In memory of Jennifer McDermont – Charles Gentry In memory of Barry Taylor – Estate of Barry Taylor In memory of Jack Winkopp – Darlene and Wally Fridy In memory of Everett Worrell - Alvin and Sarah Drake
Robert and Joan Adams Aldersgate UMC Anonymous Robert and Susan Ariail Joyce Barton Berea Friendship UMC Johnsye Boling Welch and Sarah Bostick Miranda Brakefield Tom and Julie Buchanan Buncombe Street UMC Missions Committee Jim and Phyllis Cashion Covenant UMC Barbara Cox Susan Fender Thayer Fleming Irene Friedman Paul and Jennifer Gasque Bonita Gossett James Ellis Griffeth Allen and Rita Guignard Robert Haney Patricia Harrison Margaret Heatherly Betty Herrin Robert Howard Carey Hudson Gerald Huskamp Neil Jamerson Eugene and Pamela Kenny Mark Kirby Thomas Kirby Beverly Klyce Lee and Sherry Lawson Michael and Jane Lee Susan and James Lollis Jake and Lauren Lunsford Richard Maris Don and Cheryl McMahan William and Sharon Mitchell Moores Grove UMW Marjorie Powell Northside UMC Trinity Presbyterian Church Ben and Martha Reed Elaine Ross Bernard and Cynthia Showman Simpsonville UMC Peter and Mary Stangel Kirk Stotzer Amy Valko Patrick Pamela Whitmire Hans and Elaine Wiegert Robert and Teresa Wiegert Jan Yusi
Thanks to all our faithful worshipers!
And thanks to:
Sandra Boyd, Faye Brown, Robert Huff, Cathy Kirby, Harold Leatherman, United Daughters of the Confederacy (Greenville Chapter), and Theresa Wenstrap for donating sewing items and containers, eggs, canned goods, clothes, socks, and underwear.
Our Mission Statement:
To share Christ's love while meeting physical needs and providing life-changing opportunities to the disadvantaged.