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Fellowship Committee Wants Your Help



The Fellowship Committee needs people who would be willing to be Worship Service Greeters and Cookie Bakers.  Also, if you have ideas for events that you would like to see happen here at TPC, drop by the Fellowship Table in the patio after the Sunday morning worship services to share your ideas, or you can email Barbara Murphy.




First Thursday Fellowship Opportunity



A special invitation is extended to those who are "older and wiser" among us to meet at noon on the first Thursday of each month in the Fellowship Hall for lunch and conversation.  Lunch will be provided by TPC. The cost is only $5 per person.


We will take a summer break in the months of June, July, and August.   The next meeting will be on Thursday, September 7.  Watch for more information later in the summer, and plan to join us.  Please RSVP by calling the church office at (714)544-7070 by Tuesday, September 5.  If you need transportation, please let the church office know, and arrangements will be made so that you can attend.   We look forward to seeing you there!



TPC Bridge Group


A group meets in the Fireside Lounge to play bridge on the third Thursday of every month at 10:00 a.m.  If you enjoy playing bridge, or if you would like to get more information, please contact Dorothy Moulton, or you can call the church office at (714)544‑7070.  The next bridge date is August 17.




Small Groups


At Tustin Presbyterian Church, there are opportunities for men and women to participate in small groups that meet on a regular basis.  Groups currently meet as follows:


For women:

Lunch Group:

Meets at various restaurants in Old Town Tustin (Watch for details about the next meeting.) 

Bible Study groups:

Third Monday of the month, 3:00 p.m.  (The next meeting is on September 18.)  The group uses the Horizons Bible study.

Small Group:

First Thursday of the month  (Watch for details about the next meeting.)  The group uses the Horizons Bible study.


For men:

Covenant groups:

Wednesdays, 7:00 a.m. at Spires on Newport Avenue

Fridays,  7:00 a.m. at The Lost Bean on Newport Avenue


For women and men:

Bible Study group:

Second Tuesday of the month, 10:00 a.m., in the Fireside Lounge (The next meeting is on September 12.)   This year the group uses the Horizons Bible study.



TPC Mountaineers




Watch for an announcement about the date and location of the next hike.


We invite you to watch a short video from a recent hike.



The following are pictures from a past TPC Mountaineers outing

 to the Bear Canyon Trail in the Cleveland National Forest.







Join the TPC Gourmet Book Club!


The next meeting of the TPC Gourmet Book Club will be held on Saturday, September 30, at 12:00 p.m.  Nancy Gerhard will host.  Our book selection is The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes.  Please contact Debbie Sandford by telephone at 714-865-0182 if you would like additional information.




End of Summer Picnic


We are planning the End of Summer Picnic for Sunday, August 27.  We will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs in the patio.  To round out the menu, we need your delicious salads, side dishes and desserts.  Save the date!  Please stop by the Fellowship Table in the patio after the Sunday morning worship services to sign up for the dish you plan to bring to share.  Please know that you don’t have to bring something to enjoy the BBQ, but we do need to know how many people to plan for, so stop by the Fellowship Table and sign up! Come and enjoy lots of yummy food and good conversation at the End of Summer Picnic.



Men's Retreat


The Annual TPC Men’s Retreat will be held this year on Saturday, September 9, and Sunday morning, September 10, at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center next to Irvine Regional Park.


We're extremely fortunate, thanks to an introduction by Tom Erickson, to have Dr. Frederick Dale Bruner as our leader this year.  Dale is considered by many fellow scholars to be one of the world’s preeminent biblical scholars and teachers.  He earned his Masters of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and his Th.D. at the University of Hamburg in Germany.  Dale has written many books including “A Theology of the Holy Spirit.”


Dale's topic will be “The Holy Spirit in the Gospel of John.”  There will be four sessions on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m., and the last session will start at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, followed by a worship service.  A leader of this stature deserves a very good turnout, and we thus encourage all TPC men to make every effort to attend.



Chili Cook-off Thank Yous!


Martha Connely again created a delicious Chili for our entry in the Tustin Chili Cook-off on June 4.  Many thanks go to Martha and to those who helped in the preparation of the chili: Sue Campbell, Mariann Cardenas, Chet Horton, Judy Merker and Janie Rounsavell.  Thanks also go to those who decorated and worked in the booth, moved the chili from the church to the booth, and set up and tore down the booth: Susan Allen, Will Allen, Evan Benjamin, Antonella Cardenas, Dewey Cardenas, Mariann Cardenas, Eliza DelPizzo-Cheng, Kailyn Dunn, Steve French, Joanne Karraker, Joan Loth, Martin Loth, Jan Morgan, Angel Ocampo, Sheryl Ocampo, Heather Philips, Jeff Rusk, Sofia Rusk, Patty Sanchez and Jim Shnell.  The Fellowship and Outreach Committee and the Membership Committee are grateful for all your help and enthusiasm.  Thanks to you the Chili Cook-Off was a GREAT success!



Directory Information Needed


We are preparing for an update to the TPC directory, and we want to be sure that we have the most current information for all members of the TPC family. If your address, telephone number, or e-mail address has changed in the past year, please contact the church office at (714)544-7070 or at to give us the correct information.  You can also come to the table in the church patio after the Sunday morning worship services and review the information that we currently have and provide us with any updates.  If you would like to have different telephone numbers and email addresses listed in the directory for each household member, please let the church office know.  We will try to accommodate such requests.


Electronic Communication


We are always trying to find new ways to communicate with all our TPC members.  In trying to be“green” and help our environment, we will be offering an alternate way of sending out the Parish Press. If we have your email address in our database, you will be invited to receive the Parish Press "on-line." If you have not received an e-mail from us, please contact the church office or send an e-mail to We would be happy to add you to our database so that you will be notified when the most current issue of the Parish Press is available. Of course, those without e-mail will continue to get the Parish Press the good old-fashioned way! And even those with e-mail can opt to continue receiving a paper mailing. All of this is to help us reduce the amount of paper in our lives!






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