Weekly Update



Topsail Presbyterian Church


Topsail Presbyterian Church Update

October 23, 2014



The Weekly Update is published to foster growth in faith, fellowship and service among the

Topsail Presbyterian Church’s members and friends.


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 rivenbark@topsailpres.org to be placed on the list.

Televised Services:  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.)

Youth and Kids Club

Kid’s Club will meet every Sunday evening during the school year at 5:30. Kid’s Club is for children ages 4 to 5th grade.  Dinner will be provided.   Join us for Bible stories, crafts, games, fun, and food every Sunday evening at 6pm in the fellowship hall.

Youth group for ages 5th grade through 12th grade meets in the Youth Building at 5:30 on Sunday evenings.


October schedule:

10/23: Beth Moore Bible Study meets at 7pm in Youth Building

10/26: Hubb's Corn Maze

 10/29: Kid’s Club meets at 5:30 in Fellowship Hall

10/30: Beth Moore Bible Study meets at 7pm in Youth Building

10/31: Trunk-or-Treat at TPC 5pm to 7pm

*Trunk-or-Treat: Join us for a SPOOKTACULAR evening — The 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat will be Friday, October 31st, from 5 to 7pm.  If you would like to enter your trunk please contact Jenna Carriker at jenna@topsailpres.org or 910.524.6866.




Music Notes


The music ministry is off and running for the Fall semester.  The handbell choir is hard at work preparing to play in service on October 12.  The choir is working hard on the anthems for the next few months.  We have also begun work on our Christmas Cantata “Were You There on That Christmas Night.”  We always welcome new members for either group.  If you can read music you can play bells.  If you have a voice, you can sing.  Come join us for a great time on Wednesday nights.

I thought I would take a few minutes to let you know of many musical offerings happening in the next month in the Wilmington area.  Here are just a few of these offerings:

WhiteTop Mountain Band, (bluegrass gospel)  Saturday, November 1st at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s-Covenant Presbyterian

Organic Strings, Sunday, October 5th at 5pm at First Presbyterian

Mozartatum, Sunday, November 16 at 5pm at First Presbyterian

Organ Performance at St. Paul’s Episcopal, October 19th at 5:30pm

Durufle Requiem at St. Paul’s Episcopal, November 1st at 7:00pm

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, October 25th at 8pm in Kenan Auditorium

Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra, Sunday, October 26th at 4pm in Kenan Auditorium

You can also see our schools in action this weekend at the Spot Festival:

TMS Bands and Chorus perform from 10-10:45am on Saturday morning

NTES and TES Choruses sing from 11-11:45am on Saturday morning

THS Marching Band performs 1-2pm on Sunday afternoon


This is just a short list of musical happenings.  If you have time, come and check one of these out.                                                                                                                                                            Bob


Presbyterian Women


Presbyterian Women's Circle: The Circle meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 in the youth building.    The Bible studyfor this year is "The Reconciliation of Paul." 

MUNCH  (formerly BackPack Meals):  Don't forget this project of the PW.  Bring small containers of food, cereal, juice, etc. and leave them in the basket in the gathering room.

BackPack Meals are in need of cereal in 10 - 18 oz boxes, peanut butter, and fruit juice.



Men’s Fellowship

Men's Fellowship meets on Wednesdays at 12:30 at various restaurants in the area.

Come join us to MEET, EAT AND FELLOWSHIP .   Watch the Sunday bulletins to see where we will be next.

Oct. 29     King's Table at Castle Bay

NOV. 5     Two Guys Grill, Porter's Neck

Nov. 12    Riverview

Nov. 19    Daddy Mac's, Surf City

Nov. 26    No meeting due to Thanksgiving


Remember in Prayer


Please remember these in need of prayer, calls, cards and visits.


Champions:   Anne Robinson, 1007 Porter’s Neck Rd., Room 303

                        Wilmington, NC, 28411, Telephone 686-8369



Jeannie Rice

Peggy Lewis

Nick Ferrante

Amanda Flick

Emil Ruegner

Mary Anne Matherly

Katherine Rochelle

Joan Carpenter

Ann English

Bruce Nott

Jaysha Herring

Gloria Beale

Tom Beale

Matthew Thomas


Family and Friends:


Bill Calkins, friend of Carla Strickland

Tom McGannon, friend of Wiley and Donna Lewis

Kirk and Zorie Brown, friends of Andee Woodcock

Burke Ritchie, cousin of Carla Strickland

Myron Jacobson, friend of Carla Strickland

Jay Moore, nephew of Betty Anzalone

Sylvia Brown, friend of Diane Rand

John Jefferies, father of Diane Rand

Glenda Brady, cousin of Carla Strickland

Angelo Rossi, deployed to Afghanistan

Mike Prince, brother-in-law of Susan York

Melody Wilson, sister of Cindy Parker



Our Giving




Received for

General Budget








                   $  17,787.84

             $    22,562.00

                           $ (4,774.16)

             $ (28,566.35)


                  $   13,212.00

            $     22,562.00

                          $ (6,714.00)




The Beales New Address

Tom and Gloria Beale

Cedar Manor Assisted Living

Room 11

1324 Cedar Road

Chesapeake, Virginia 23322


Ushers Are Desperately Needed:  Please sign up in the overflow room to usher in October and/or November.  If you are going to be here anyway, it is a painless way to offer service to your church.


Men’s Bible Study:  We are adding a Bible study designed just for men to our Wednesday men’s lunch.  Once a month, usually on the second Wednesday of the month at 11:00, we will meet at the church for Bible study then we will do our regular lunch.    The study based on 1st Corinthians is called Making the Team.   All men are invited to join us for this study and for lunch at the designated restaurant following the study.  Next meeting is Nov. 12.


Family Fun Day:  Families are invited to visit Hubb’s Corn Maze on October 26th.  Please see Jenna for details.


Trunk-or-Treat will be held on October 31st from 5-7:00 PM in the parking lot.  If you would like to enter your trunk, please contact Jenna Carriker at jenna@topsailpres.org or 524-6866.


Shepherds’ Meeting:  The shepherds will meet on Sunday, October 26th at 5:30 in the gathering room.  Anyone interested in becoming a shepherd is invited to attend.


Kerygma Bible Study is offered at 2 times on Tuesdays:  10:00 AM and 7:00 PM.  The class will NOT meet on Sept. 30, but will resume on October 7.


Confirmation Classes meet on Wednesday at 6:00 PM.  This group will NOT meet this week, but will resume on October 8.


Young Women:  A Beth Moore Bible study, Living beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit, meets on Thursdays at 7:00 in the youth building.


Lost a tie…sweater…readers?   See the lost and found area in the office.  Items left after Nov. 1 will be donated.


Closet Clean-out:  November 15th at 9:00 AM we will have a cleaning of the large storage area downstairs.  If you have items in that area, you will need to tag them so they will not be thrown away.  Please mark them by Nov. 14th.


Give Thanks Dinner will be held on Nov. 16th after the 10:30 service.  The youth will be preparing and serving the congregation that day as a way of thanking you for your support this year.


On-line Giving is now available on our website: www.topsailpc.org.  Click the “Give” tab.  You can use the QR code on the back of this bulletin to access the website.


Lions Club meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday in the fellowship hall at 12:00.  You are welcome to bring a sandwich and join the group for their meeting.


Daisy Scouts meets every other Wednesday at 4:00 in the youth building.


November Mission Project

Thanksgiving Dinner for Those in Need


We are again supplying food for the needy in our community.  Please purchase the items listed below and return in a brown paper bag to the church parlor no later than Sunday, November 16, 2014.  Each recipient will be given one of the bags along with a turkey.  If you are unable to shop for these items, you may give a donation to the Shepherd’s box and mark “for Thanksgiving”.  These funds will be used to purchase the turkeys.


Please adhere to the shopping list so all of the bags are filled with the same items.


Shopping List

Canned Cranberry Sauce

1 – 16oz. can

Canned Corn

2 – 15oz. cans

Canned Sweet Potatoes

2 – 15oz. cans

Canned Green Beans

2 – 15oz. cans

Stove Top Stuffing

1 – 6oz. box

Instant Mashed Potatoes

1 – 14-16 oz. box

Turkey Gravy

2 -12 oz. jars

Bisquick Baking Mix

1 – 20 oz. box

Tea Bags

1 – 24 ct family size


1 – 4 lb. bag


Thank you for your kindness and generosity to those in our community.

                                                                                                  TPC Mission Committee



Topsail Cinema Presents:  Movie Night



God is NOT Dead

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at 7 p.m.


Heaven is for Real 

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at 7 p.m.


Topsail Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

Babysitting will be provided!

$2 donation suggested to defray babysitting cost.

Refreshments and discussion of each movie will follow in the fellowship hall.



This Week's Schedule




8:15 AM

 9:15 AM


1:00 PM

5:30 PM

Early Worship

Sunday School

Worship Service

Family Fun at Hubb’s Corn Maze

Shepherd’s Meeting



9:00 AM

1:00 PM

8:00 PM


4 C’s Volunteer Reception




9:00 AM

10:00 AM

7:00 PM


Bible Study

Bible Study



9:00 AM

12:30 PM

5:30 PM

6:15 PM

7:00 PM

Preschool  (Early Release)

Men’s Lunch, King’s Table

Kids’ Club

Handbell Practice




9:00 AM

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

8:00 PM


Band practice

Young Women’s Bible Study




5-7:00 PM

Trunk or Treat







October Birthdays 

Charlotte Kelly 2-Oct
Cam Crumpler 3-Oct
Wendy Pavach 3-Oct
Louis Martin 5-Oct
Ken Wisz 5-Oct
David Garner 8-Oct
Ava DiBiase 9-Oct
Richie Balderson 10-Oct
Sandra Murphy 10-Oct
Jerry Adams 11-Oct
Victoria Elder 12-Oct
David Martin 12-Oct
Peggy Boe 13-Oct
Henrietta Filer 15-Oct
Emma Neeley 15-Oct
Paige Mintz 18-Oct
Amy Garner 19-Oct
Eugene Noris 19-Oct
Amy Coleman 20-Oct
Hope Gaither 20-Oct
Kitty Griffith 20-Oct
Harry Newton 20-Oct
Julie Carriker 21-Oct
Amanda Flick 26-Oct
Cassidy Darden 28-Oct
Janet Fisher 28-Oct
Pam DiBiase 30-Oct
Megan Jennings 30-Oct
Michelle Sanders 30-Oct
Wyatt Bethea 31-Oct
Donna Lewis 31-Oct
Belinda Teachey 31-Oct
Raymond Teachey 31-Oct



October Anniversaries
Albert & Mary Lou Hurst 2-Oct
Cam & Kathy Crumpler 4-Oct
Jamie Tyson & Nicole Moss 6-Oct
Mike & Cathy Powell 11-Oct
Cliff & Jenny Gaither 13-Oct
Jonathan & Jennifer Schwarz 18-Oct
John & Joanne Foster 21-Oct
Dennis & Andee Woodcock 25-Oct
Richie & Joy Balderson 27-Oct

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


Presbyterian Counseling Center

Bruce Garris holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UNC-Pembroke and is completing requirements for Dialectical Behavioral Training Intensive Team Certification.

Bruce will see clients in the Wallace, Shallotte, and  Hampstead satellite offices as well as our main office in Wilmington.

Call 452-7370, and visit the Center: www.presbyteriancounselingcenter.org

and www.smhealing.org



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