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Triune Mercy Center pastor to speak on campus Feb. 27

Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore
Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore

The Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore, pastor and director of the Triune Mercy Center in Greenville, will deliver the Peggy and Ed Good Lecture at Furman University Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Hartness Pavilion.

Her talk, “Our Triune God: Closer Than You Might Think,” is free and open to the public.  It is presented by the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection at Furman.

Richardson-Moore has been pastor and director of the non-denominational Triune Mercy Center for eight years. She is a Greenville native and a graduate of Wade Hampton High, Wake Forest University and Erskine Theological Seminary.

Before becoming a pastor, she worked for 27 years as a writer for The Greenville News, covering art, theater, general features and religion. She is author of a memoir, The Weight of Mercy, about her first three years at Triune.

Triune is a church that brings homeless, working poor and middle-class parishioners into community. In addition to serving three hot meals a week with help from 60 area churches, Triune distributes groceries and offers laundry services.  It also helps parishioners enter drug treatment, and then assists them in gaining employment and housing.

Triune hosts 13 weekly Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous and Celebrate Recovery meetings, a Survivors of Sexual Abuse support group, Bible studies, Back Yard Mission Days for visitors, and art, music, drama and gardening opportunities.

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System has placed a nurse and social worker at Triune, and there are two mental health counselors on staff.  There are three volunteer lawyers, and a volunteer ophthalmologist who does eye screenings. The church also partners with Homes of Hope to provide some low-cost housing.

For more information, contact the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection at 864-294- 2427 or rolyn.rollins@furman.edu.

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