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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.


The next meeting of First Thursday will be on Thursday, March 2 Sandy Morrison will share her story as an artist in her presentation, “A Story of a Watercolorist".  As you watch a painting unfold before your eyes, she will talk about the nuts and bolts as well her personal experience painting in her travels.  Please RSVP by calling the church office at (714)544-7070 by Tuesday, February 28.  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 March 16.




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 an announcement about the date and location of the next meeting.) 

Bible Study group:

Third Monday of the month, 3:00 p.m.  (The next meeting is on February 20 at the home of Jeanne Mulligan.  The group is using the Horizons Bible study, Who Is Jesus?)


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 February 21.  NOTE THE CHANGE IN THE DATE OF THE FEBRUARY MEETING.)   This year the group is using the Horizons Bible study, Who Is Jesus?



TPC Mountaineers




Watch for an announcement about the next outing for the TPC Mountaineers.


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 Book Club!


The next meeting of the TPC Gourmet Book Club will be held on Saturday, March 25, at 12:00 p.m.   Nancy Gerhard has offered to host.  Please bring a dish to share.  Our next book selection is The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Please contact Debbie Sandford by telephone at (714)865-0182 for more information.




Summer Sundays at TPC


In the summer of 2016, we slowed things down and had fun being together at our Summer Sundays events.


A good time was had by all who attended the first Summer Sunday at TPC on June 19!.  Young and old played board games and cards.  Thanks go to Leslie Benjamin who led the group in the singing of some of the old hymns.  The hymns brought back lots of memories.  We not only sang the hymns, but we learned about who wrote the words and who wrote the music.  At our potluck dinner we enjoyed delicious dishes made by those who attended.


A good time was had by all at our second Summer Sunday at TPC which was held on, Sunday July 17.  “Wreck It Ralph” was the Disney movie that was watched by all!  We even had a real life visit from Vanellope, one of the movie’s characters.  Yummy movie concession stand foods were enjoyed by all.  It’s not often you get to have red licorice and hotdogs for dinner!  Lots of other goodies were available as well.  The mission project for Summer Sundays was introduced: Laurel House.  A list of items was provided to help people decide what they might like to purchase to donate to Laurel House.  The list will be available at the Summer Sundays Table in the patio after the worship service if you would like donate.  Thanks go to Pastor Steve for his introduction of the movie.  Also, many thanks go to the people behind the scenes: Brenda Benjamin, Soccoro Ching, Jennifer King and Jennifer May.


Our final Summer Sunday, held on August 21, was a wonderful multigenerational Country Fair complete with face painting, carnival games, and tasty fair food. The TPC Puppeteers provided entertainment with special music and the debut performance of "Being Neighborly", an original play by TPC's own Loretta Herter. We were thrilled to welcome many new faces to our fellowship and fun. The evening was appropriately concluded with the arrival of our Family Promise guests who joined us for dinner and an encore performance of the special music by the Puppeteers.


Thank you to Erika Arendts, Brenda Benjamin, Socorro Ching and Paul Lalande, Tarry Goeden, Jennifer King, Jennifer May, and Barbara Murphy for their tremendous help making our Summer Sundays possible. Thank you to Loretta Herter, playwright, and the TPC Puppeteers for their special presentation at this final event.


Enjoy these videos of the Summer Sunday events on June 19, July 17 and August 21.



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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