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Adult Education Series

 

Racism and Reconciliation: Beyond Colorblindness

 

 

 

Join us in the Fireside Lounge for an adult education series in which we will try to gain a deeper understanding of the systems of power and privilege that perpetuate racism in American society and to consider how the church can work for God's justice.  The discussions will be held on the Sundays from September 3 through September 24.

 

Hurricane Donations

 

If you are looking for a way to help those impacted by the flooding and devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, please consider Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA).  There are, of course, many worthy organizations, but our denomination's relief and emergency response organization is among the best.  Because their administrative costs are covered by One Great Hour of Sharing and other designated gifts, 100% of every donation goes directly to assistance programs.  They will have teams on the ground as soon as it is safe and will stay involved throughout the recovery process which they are currently estimating will require 3 – 5 years.  For more information or to give, visit www.pda.pcusa.org.  You may also make an immediate $10 donation by texting PDA to 20222.

 

Welcome to Our New Chancel Choir Director, Colin Stave

Colin Stave is in his second year as a doctoral student in choral music at USC. He holds degrees in Organ Performance and Choral Conducting from Pacific Lutheran University and from Central Washington University. For nine years he was the Organist and Choir Director at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. His wife, Caitlin, is an accomplished soprano, and teaches voice and piano throughout the area.  Read more about Colin here.

 

 

 

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 student’s 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.

 

 

 

 

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 October 10).  A lunch group for women meets on a regular basis at restaurants in Tustin (next date and location to be announced).  There are also covenant groups for men that meet on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

 

 

 

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, September 21.

 

 

 

Family Promise Gala 2017

Please join us on September 22 for the 2017 Family Promise Gala.  The event raises funds for Family Promise of Orange County, an organization supported by TPC that serves homeless families in the community.

 

 

 

Hunger Table

The next collection of non-perishable food items is on Sunday, September 24, and will benefit the food pantry at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Ana.

 

 

 

 

Adult Education Opportunity

The New Theological Seminary of the West will be offering a class on Tuesday Evenings beginning on September 26 and continuing for ten weeks.  The class is titled "Leadership for the Church Today" and is open to those in the TPC family.  Find out more about the class and how you can register to take part.

 

 

 

REMIX

REMIX, our midweek program for children and youth is getting ready to start a new year on October 3.  More details about the REMIX program and a registration form are available hereNOTE:  There will be a parents' meeting on Tuesday, September 26, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for registration and information.

 

 

 

TPC Gourmet Book Club

The next gathering of the TPC Gourmet Book Club will be on September 30.  Find out the location and the name of the book that the group will be discussing.

 

 

 

Peace and Global Witness Offering

One of the special offerings received by congregations in the Presbyterian Church (USA) each year is the Peace and Global Witness Offering.  Gifts to this offering support efforts to inspire, equip, and connect Presbyterians engaging in ministries of reconciliation and peace in the local community and around the world.  Find out more about this offering, and plan to give generously when the offering is received on World Communion Sunday, October 1.

 

 

 

First Thursday Fellowship Event

First Thursday, our program for senior members of the congregation, has started its new year.  The next meeting will be on October 5.  After lunch, Ed Cady will talk to us about his ivory collection.

 

 

 

 

Tustin Tiller Days

TPC will join with others in the community as Tustin celebrates Tiller Days from October 6 – October 8.  See the ways you can volunteer to help TPC take a more visible place in the Tustin area.

 

 

 

Connections Crazy Hat Contest

The Connections Group will meet after the worship service on October 8 for its first annual Crazy Hat Contest.  The group will be remembering its founder, Jeanne Mulligan.

 

 

 

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 October 10.

 

 

 

TPC Women's Retreat

All women to participate in the annual Women's Retreat which will be held at TPC on Saturday, October 28.  The Rev. Karen Claassen will be the speaker.  Watch for more details in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

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.  The committee is seeking a person for a leader to head up this project.  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.

 

 

 

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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