Triune Mercy Center
November 2017         
 Holiday Projects         

From the pastor: 
     This is the time of year when we hear from many of you who are searching for holiday service projects. We have several volunteer/collection opportunities that would greatly help our work with Greenville's homeless and marginalized citizens. If you see one you like, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Linda Hanna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .

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.

                                                            * * * * * * * * 
       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.)

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.
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
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
Women's scented lotion
Small suitcases
Adult coloring books and colored pencils
Acrylic paint
Paper towels
Toilet paper
$10 gas gift cards
Pampers, sizes 3 and 5
Peanut butter
Canned meats
Canned fruit
Canned vegetables
Pasta sauce
Dry beans
Hamburger Helper
Macaroni and cheese
Jiffy mixes
Peanut butter crackers
Ramen noodles
Vienna Sausages
Instant lunches
Canned tuna
Individual fruit bowls
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 November: 
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
Monetary Donations:

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
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.

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