Weekly Update

Layout 1August 11th and 12th
August 21
st and 22nd

For portrait sittings for our new church pictorial directory.

You will be getting of lots great incentives with this portrait package.  First you get a FREE 8 x 10 portrait; a $10.00 coupon for signing up on line; and a $5.00 coupon for participating in the Feed the Need program by bringing a non-perishable food item to your sitting. There is also a discount for Seniors

Sign up on line…it is so easy …go to https://www.securedata-trans14.com/ap/topsailpresbyterianchurch/index.php?page=10

If you don't have a computer, members of the Communications Committee will be setting up with computers before and after church services to help you.

Invite friends and family, they will also get a Free 8 X 10 portrait but will not be listed in the church directory.  The more the merrier.


From the Session:

The Session would like to inform the congregation on the process to find a new minister and continuing church functions. We have requested that Presbytery assist us with finding an Interim Minister who can serve our pastoral worship and care needs for up to 1 year while we do a thorough search for our next full time Minister. A committee of Elders and Members will participate in the search for the Interim Minister.
Once we have an Interim in place, another committee will begin the full-time Minister search process. As part of it's work, that committee will get input from you, the members of this church, in a variety of ways which will be explained further as we get to that point in the process.
In the immediate future, we are blessed to have qualified and experienced people who will be conducting sermons for the next few weeks until we get an Interim Minister in place. Likewise, we are fortunate to have volunteers who have already stepped up to take over youth activities until a permanent Youth and Christian Education Director can be hired.
Feel free to ask any of the Elders any questions you might have. And I'll reiterate that session will continue to keep you informed as the process continues.

Thank you.

Topsail Presbyterian Church

The Weekly Update is published to foster growth in faith, fellowship and service among the Topsail Presbyterian Church’s members and friends




Find out who your fellow worshipers are.  Only three weeks left to sign up for our new Church Directory.  Go to our website on “Weekly Update” and click on the link to sign up or type in the link below:


Also, John Anzalone and Doris Rodgers will be here before and after the 10:30 service to sign you up.


Beginning August 1 any group wishing to use the Church Bus or Church Van needs to call the church office and schedule that. It will be put on the church calendar so there will not be any conflicts. If your group uses one on a regular basis please let Julie know ASAP so she can add that to the calendar.


Anyone interested in helping with the Sunday morning Children’s Sermon please see Sally Ferrante.


Topsail Presbyterian Church is excited to announce that Vacation Bible School will be held August 9-13 from 5:30-8pm. Join us as we teach God’s word to the children in our community. We invite children from the age of 3 through the 5th grade. This is a free event and dinner will be provided. You will not want to miss this great opportunity! You register by going to this link:  https://kideventpro.lifeway.com/myChurch/?id=28887


Anyone interested in volunteering to help with Vacation Bible School is asked to call Jean Talbert (270-3510). We need all types of volunteers, so if you are willing to help in any way please call and let Jean know. Let’s make it a great week for the children!


Men’s Fellowship meets on a Wednesday at 12:30.  Come join us to MEET, EAT AND FELLOWSHIP. All men of the church are invited.

             August 12                   La Costa           

            September 16             Antonio’s


Topsail Strings will be playing the 2nd Sunday every month at the 8:30 & 10:30 services. They will also play under the trees after the August 31 service.


August 9 you are invited to a reception in honor of Leslie Bergbower our new Director of Music in Fellowship Hall immediately after the 10:30 service.  Please join us in showing Leslie our Topsail appreciation for her many talents.


Cents-Ability Offering will be August 9. Presbyterian Women began this project in response to world hunger. The collection, from families like yours, of donations of two cents per meal. It seems like nothing but it leads to an enormous gift to those who have no food to eat. The gifts help locally then reaches out to national and international projects of the Presbyterian Hunger Program.


Our Preschool is being freshly painted and we are getting ready for another exciting school year. Thank you to everyone who donated money toward our bulletin boards. Our needs have been met by you! We greatly appreciate all of your gifts and prayers that allow our preschhol to continue to be successful.


        …from the Mission Committee

~We are in need of a new Red Cross Blood Mobile coordinator.  As of the next blood collection at TPC which will

be in October, Kathy Carl will no longer be doing this.  The coordination with the Red Cross is very easy according to Kathy

and is a matter of publicizing the event.  We can continue to hold this event at TPC as long as we have a coordinator/contact

person.  Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to continue God's mission at TPC.  If you can help us, please contact

Diane Campbell.

~There is a newsletter from Ross and Mary Hunter (our Missionaries for Ecuador) posted on the bulletin board

outside the sanctuary near Julie's office.  It is informative and tells of their latest endeavors.  Be sure to read the newsletter

and continue to pray for them and their requests.


Its so important for our calendar to hold all events and meetings that are held in the church. If you know of any group that is meeting in the church and is not on the calendar please have them call Julie in the church office so that they can be added to the calendar. This will ensure that there wont be any conflicts in the future. We need to begin looking to our fall events and fall schedules. If your group will be starting again in the fall NOW is the time to get on the calendar!


SING AND RING YE JOYFULLY! Choir rehearsals resume Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm. Handbell rehearsals will begin again on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:15pm. I am looking forward to meeting and working with all of you. Those of you who have thought about joining—now is the time as we all begin anew to make a joyful noise unto the Lord! ~Leslie Bergbower



Join Us:  Homecoming will be a combined service, there will be no 8:15 services on this day, August 23.

Reminder that this is a Covered Dish.  Please bring your Covered Dish with you and a Fellowship Committee member will greet you in Fellowship Hall.  

Homecoming will be coming up on August 23. The Worship Committee would like to ensure all our friends are invited to attend. If you know anyone you want to invite, please ensure that Julie gets their name and current address. (julie@topsailpres.org or 270-2312)

Worship Committee is happy to announce our speaker for Homecoming will be Rev. Dr. Edward Moore Sr., Retired Member of Coastal Presbytery and former Pastor of Topsail Presbyterian Church. Be sure to mark your calendar for August 23!




*For a complete calendar go to http://73977965.view-events.com or go to the calendar tab at the top of the page*





The TPC preschool has signed up with Lowes Food Stores “Enroll in Cart to Class” and Harris Teeter’s “Together in Education” rewards programs.  Sign up for these worthwhile programs that cost you absolutely nothing except a little time and presenting your loyalty cards when you checkout.  You will need to re-link your card to TPC preschool annually, usually in August, with each food store.  We will remind you!  The funds received from these programs will be used to offset preschool expenses.

If you have either Lowes Foods Rewards Card or Harris Teeter VIC card and would like for a portion of your purchases to help the preschool, just link your cards to either or both rewards programs.

To sign up with Lowes Food Store use the following link:




To sign up online for Harris Teeter use this link or you may give the following number to the cashier when you check out 3178.



Please remember that this only takes a little of your time and you to present your loyalty cards at checkout.

Together all of us can help our preschool. If you have questions you can contact Bob at financialsec@topsailpres.org.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Preschool Committee

*If you need help linking your card you can call Julie at the church office, 270-2312, or Gemma at the preschool, 270 – 2315, and they will assist you.



 Worship News

Communion at Home: Our session is offering to serve communion at home to anyone who is unable to join us in the sanctuary.  We also visit nursing homes and care facilities.  Please let us know of anyone who would like to take part in this special service.  Call the church office at 270-2312 or e-mail julie@topsailpres.org to be placed on the list.


**Services from Topsail Presbyterian Church are broadcast on Charter cable channel 190 at 11:00 on Sunday mornings.  (The broadcasts are of the service from the previous week.)


For News from the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina,  click here to visit our Presbytery’s website:  www.presbycc.org




Next Edition and Deadlines for Submissions:

This website is updated weekly on Tuesday.  Please have submission to Julie at julie@topsailpres.org by Monday at 9:00.
{The Monthly Update will be published for mailing the last Friday of each month. The deadline for submissions is the Tuesday before.}
*Should you see an error please call or email Julie in the church office to let her know. (julie@topsailpres.org or 910-270-2312)