Weekly Update

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

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Topsail Strings Band Workshop will be held on Monday, August 31, instead of September 7. We are looking for musicians and singers, who are willing to learn bluegrass/gospel music and join in the ministry at Champions Assisted Living, the first Sunday of each month. The van will leave the church on Monday at 6pm to travel to Kure Beach for the workshop. If you are interested in joining this very rewarding ministry please talk with Susan Warren.


The Worship Committee will be meeting Tuesday, September 1 at 7pm. The committee will be discussing the upcoming Advent and Christmas season. Anyone who would be interested in attending the meeting is welcome to attend.


Cents-Ability Offering will be September 13. Presbyterian Women began this project in response to world hunger. The gifts help locally then reaches out to national and international projects of the Presbyterian Hunger Program.


We are kicking off Sunday School September 13 at 9:15am! All Sunday school classes will meet in the fellowship hall for breakfast, devotion, games and fellowship. This will be a great time to meet your teachers and learn more about each class.


Kids Club & Youth will resume on Tuesday, September 15!

  • Kids Club meets every Tuesday evening from 5:30—7:30pm. It is for Children Kindergarten to 5th grade. Join us for Bible stories, crafts, games, fun and food every Tuesday evening at 5:30 in the fellowship hall.
  • Youth will meet every Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:30pm. It is for youth grades 6th—12th. TPC Youth Group seeks to build strong relationships with God and young people. We will meet in the fellowship hall at 5:30pm for dinner then go to the youth building.


Bible Study will resume September 15 at 10am and 7pm in the youth building. We will be doing an Efrid Bible Study on the book of Acts.


Our next Fellowship Meal is September 16 at 6pm.  Tickets are $9 per person. We will begin gathering at 5:30pm and will eat at 6pm. Tickets will go on sale September 6. to purchase a ticket see Diane Hughes at 8:15am or Laurie Ricks at 10:30am.


Men’s Fellowship meets at Antonio’s on Wednesday, September 16 at 12:30.  Come join us to MEET, EAT AND FELLOWSHIP. All men of the church are invited.     


Young Adults Group: Mark your calendars!! The Topsail Presbyterian Young Adults Group will meet September 19 at Kings Table in Castle Bay at 6:30pm. Come join us for good fellowship and good food!!


The Presbyterian Women will be hosting their annual Game Day on September 29 from 10am-2pm. Tickets are $12 & include lunch. Please see Diane Hughes or Carla Strickland to get yours today.


Young Women’s Bible Study will meet September 30 at 7pm in the Youth Building. This will be a time for the women to look at the different curriculum, times, and what day of the week we would like to meet. More information will come after this meeting on Sept. 30.


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



Topsail Presbyterian Preschool

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.



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




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