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Origins Today: Genesis through Ancient Eyes

 

Have you ever wondered what the ancient civilizations thought of the Hebrew creation story? It offered sharp contrasts to the currently-circulating pagan stories regarding the value of humans and their relationship to their God.  We invite you to learn more by joining us for ďOrigins Today: Genesis through Ancient Eyes,Ē on Sundays, January 7, January 14, and January 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fireside Lounge.  Dr. Bill Roundy will be the facilitator for this class.

 

TPC Annual Congregational Meeting

 

The annual meeting of the congregation will be held on Sunday, January 28, following the worship service, in the Fellowship Hall.  This is a time when we review and celebrate the activities of the church in 2017, remember those who passed on to eternal life during the past year, and look forward to what will happen in 2018.

 

New Theological Seminary of the West Classes

 

The New Theological Seminary of the West will be offering a ten-week course on Monday evenings from 6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., beginning September 25, at TPC. The full course name is The Whole Bible for the Whole Church Part Two: Introduction to the New Testament.

 

Also, another course, Worship: The Work of the People, will be offered at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Ana, which is located at 600 N. Main St., on Saturdays, beginning on January 27, from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

These courses are open to everyone. You donít need to be a seminary student to take part.  If you are interested in either of these courses, you can contact Brian Symonds, Director of Admissions, by telephone at (562)674-8407 or by email at bsymonds@ntswest.org, or you can talk to Jerry Herter.

 

Souper Bowl Sunday

 

Get ready for the Super Bowl by tackling hunger in our area.  Before church on Sunday, January 28, the youth will be in the courtyard taking canned food and monetary donations.  (NOTE: The collection is taking place the week before the actual Super Bowl because the youth will be at their Winter Retreat on the real Super Bowl Sunday.)  There will be two collection areas, one for each team participating.  Let's see who TPC is rooting for in the Super Bowl, but more importantly, letís see how much we can help members of our communities to make ends meet.  Donations will benefit the food pantries of Family Promise, Families Forward and the Santa Ana First Presbyterian Church.

 

 

 

Want to Learn More about TPC?

Get more information about TPC and how you can become a member.

 

 

 

Parish Press

Read the latest issue of the Parish Press, the TPC newsletter.

 

 

 

 

Online Giving

Find out how you can make gifts to Tustin Presbyterian Church online without having to write checks.

 

 

Photo Gallery

See pictures of the TPC family at recent worship services, educational events, and fellowship activities.

 

 

Worship Service Recordings

Listen to recent worship services at TPC.  Recordings on compact disks are also available on request.

 

 

 

Suggestion Box

We now have a suggestion box to gather feedback and suggestions from the congregation.  Find out where the box will be located so you can submit your suggestion.

 

 

Session News

Look for information on recent actions by the church session.

 

 

 

Youth Programs at TPC

See the many ways the youth are involved in study, fellowship, and service at TPC.

 

 

Chancel Choir

TPC has an excellent music ministry including our adult Chancel Choir that sings at worship services and other special concerts.  Listen to some recent presentations by our Chancel Choir and consider becoming a part of this dedicated group.

 

Got College Kids?

If so, we would like to reach out to them, but we need your help!  As you know, phone numbers, mail box numbers, and email addresses change so quickly in college.  In order for us to keep up with your student, send your studentís name, email address, cell number, Facebook listing, or any other way to contact your student to ashley@tustinpresbyterian.org.

 

 

Walking the Labyrinth

Read about the TPC labyrinth and how it can be a part of the spiritual lives of the members of the congregation.

 

Family Promise

TPC is a host congregation for Family Promise in Orange County, a program that seeks to minister to homeless families and place them in homes of their own.  Find out more about this program in our community.

 

 

Stewardship News

Read the Stewardship Quote for the month and get other information about how to be better stewards of the blessings that God has given us.

 

Annual Per Capita Payment

Please consider a contribution in 2017 to offset the cost of the per capita payment that is made each year to support the expenses of the Presbytery of Los Ranchos, the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii, and the General Assembly of the PC(USA).

 

 

Environmental Stewardship

Watch for the latest conservation tip as we seek to further the work of energy stewardship and environmental awareness.

 

 

Wanted: Sound Crew Volunteers

Please contact the church office if you are interested in becoming one of our sound crew volunteers.  Training will be provided.

 

 

 

TPC Ushers Needed

There is a need for a few good people to volunteer as ushers.

 

 

 

Scrip News

Find out how you can contribute to the Chancel Choir Music Fund when you make your normal purchases at a wide variety of stores and restaurants.

 

 

 

Operation Wheels

If you drive and have some free time, we need your help.  Find out how you can help those who aren't able to drive themselves.

 

 

Fellowship Committee Wants Help

The Fellowship Committee has been busy planning a variety of activities and events to help the members of the congregation get to know one another better, but they need some more help.  Find out how you can get involved.  Watch a video of the End of Summer Picnic to see just one of the activities in which you can be involved.

 

 

Worship Water Bearers Wanted

We are looking for volunteers to serve as water bearers during our Sunday morning worship services as we are reminded of the importance of our baptisms.

 

 

Volunteer to Be a Greeter

Please consider volunteering to be a greeter before our worship services.  Find out more about this simple but important way that you can serve our church.

 

 

 

Mission Co-workers Supported by TPC

Read about the mission co-worker families currently being supported by Tustin Presbyterian Church and keep them in your prayers as they continue their work.

 

 

 

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Find out how Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is assisting in meeting the needs of those affected by the recent typhoon in the Philippines and other natural disasters and what you can do to help.

 

 

Deacons' Fund

Contributions to the Deacons' Fund are welcome at any time, but are traditionally a part of our communion service on the first Sunday of each month.

 

 

Photo Directory

The new TPC photo directory has finally been completed.  Those who had their pictures taken for the directory can pick up their copy at the Fellowship and Outreach Table after the Sunday morning worship services.

 

 

 

Endowment Fund News

The Endowment Fund Committee was recently reorganized.  Find out who is serving on this committee and how you can include the TPC Endowment Fund in your estate planning.

 

 

 

Boy Scout Troop 33

For over 50 years, Tustin Presbyterian Church has been the sponsor and home of Boy Scout Troop 33.  Find out more about this organization at the Troop 33 website.

 

 

 

Flag Retirement

Some of our members have asked recently whether the Boy Scouts in the troop we sponsor, Troop 33, do flag retirements. The answer is that they do.  If you have a flag in need of retirement, all you need to do is bring it to the church office.  We will pass it along to the Scouts, and they will take it from there.

 

 

TTPC Shares TPC Facilities

Tustin Taiwanese Presbyterian Church currently shares the facilities on the TPC campus.  Find out more about recent changes for this congregation.

 

 

 

 

TPC Calendar

See what's on the calendar at TPC for the next two weeks.

 

 

 

Prayer List

Please join us in praying for these people who have special needs at this time.

 

 

 

Communion Schedule

Communion is an important part of the worship life of Tustin Presbyterian Church.  Check the schedule to see when communion will be celebrated during 2017.

 

 

 

 

REMIX

REMIX, our midweek program for children and youth, will continue on Tuesday, January 16, when it will be Pirate Week.  More details about the REMIX program and a registration form are available here.

 

 

 

Bridge Group

We are looking for those who enjoy playing bridge with friends.  Find out more about this new group.  The next bridge date is Thursday, January 18.

 

 

 

 

TPC Gourmet Book Club

The next meeting of the TPC Gourmet Book Club will be on January 27.  Find out more information about the location, time, and the book that will be discussed.

 

 

 

Hunger Table

The next collection of non-perishable food items is on Sunday, January 28, and will benefit L'Arche Wavecrest.

 

 

 

First Thursday Fellowship Event

First Thursday, our program for senior members of the congregation, will not meet in January.  The next meeting will be on February 1.  Since both Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday are on February 14 this year, we will share some Valentine stories and talk about Ash Wednesday. 

 

 

 

Homeless Aid Collection Table

Would you like to help fight homelessness but are unable to participate in the overnight church hosting.  Find out how you can help by donating hygiene-related products on the second Sunday of each month.  The next donations will be received on February 11.

 

 

 

Small Groups

There are several small groups at TPC that meet for study, support, and fellowship.  There is a Bible study group for men and women that meets on the second Tuesday of each month (next meeting on February 13).  A lunch group for women meets on a regular basis at restaurants in Tustin (next lunch date and location to be announced).  There are also covenant groups for men that meet on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

 

 

Faith Community Nurse

Welcome our new Faith Community Nurse, Juliana Emina-Coney to TPC and see a list of the programs that she is already setting up to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our congregation.

 

 

Thank You for Your Pledges for 2018

The Stewardship Committee thanks all of those who made a financial commitment to TPC for 2018.  The analysis of the pledges to date demonstrates the continued support, dedication, and spirit of stewardship on the part of our congregation.

 

 

Connections

Connections is a program at TPC that is designed to develop relationships between the youth and adults of Tustin Presbyterian Church.  Through periodic events, the youth and adults get to know each other on a personal basis, and opportunities are presented for one-on-one relationships between the participants.  See a short video of a Connections event.

 

 

 

Habitat for Humanity Update

Read the latest news about Habitat for Humanity, including the status of the projects in progress and the dates of upcoming build days in which volunteers can participate.

 

 

 

School Supplies for Teachers

The Mission Committee is starting a new mission project which will involve providing supplies to teachers at schools in the Tustin area.  Evan Benjamin has agreed to be the coordinator for this program.  Find out more about the project and consider if you might be called to help.

 

 

 

Youth Group News

Read the latest news about the youth at TPC and the events that are planned in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

Revised TPC Directory

A revised directory of names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email address for the TPC family is now available.  You can get a copy in the church office.

 

 

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Anyone interested in participating in a new Prayer Shawl Ministry is invited to contact one of our deacons or call the church office.  More information about this new ministry is available at the above link.

 

 

 

News from the Deacons

See who the TPC Deacons are and how they carry out their ministry of compassion and join us in thanking them for all that they do.  See some pictures from the recent Deacon Sunday when the work of the deacons was highlighted.

 

 

Transportation Available

If you need transportation to go to appointments or church events on an occasional basis, please contact the church office at (714)544-7070.  We have volunteers ready to help.

 

 

 

Welcome Our Visitors

See how our kids are extending a welcome to our visitors and how you can join them.

 

 

 

Volunteer at Helen Estock School

The new year is coming at Helen Estock School.  Volunteers are needed to help in classrooms and to mentor individual students during the 2017/2018 school year.  Please let us know if you are interested in helping.

 

 

La Semilla Learning Center

For several years TPC has supported the La Semilla Learning Center in Santa Ana.  This thriving program is in need of more volunteers for the 2017/2018 school year.  Find out how you can help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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