April 9th Announcements and Connection Links

Dear TBC Family and Friends,

I hope everyone had a great week! Today the TBC Basketball league had a great time with some very entertaining close games. Please be praying that the gospel message people heard and the relationships that were made throughout the season will be used to draw those who are not saved to Christ.

Please join us tomorrow for corporate worship if you are able. We will finish our series on discipleship, discussing the topic of evangelism. I hope to show from Scripture the foundations that should motivate and spur our desire and call to evangelize the lost. Please also make time to stick around after the service as we have several people being baptized tomorrow. It will be a joyous and encouraging time seeing people publicly profess their faith in Jesus.

On SE Pastor Rowley will begin a two week study of the highlights of the Preface to the King James Version of the Bible written 411 years ago by the Translators of the KJV. Pastor Rowley believes everyone will find this study interesting, enlightening and relevant.  These men use the Bible, history and compelling logic to defend the need to translate the Bible into the common language of the day.  They were being severely attacked by other believers and by the Roman Catholic Church for attempting to improve the existing English translation. We will see the mind of God and practical thoughts about translations and translators.  Each person will receive a copy of the preface with a “translation” including headings and notes to help you understand it.  If you would like a digital copy, let us know. 

Looking forward to worshipping with everyone tomorrow.

In Christ,

Pastor John

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1.  BAPTISM:  We are having a baptism right after the service in the gym this Sunday morning, April 10th.  We hope you can stay after the service to celebrate with those being baptized.  

2.  GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE:  Everyone is invited to the Good Friday Service this Friday, April 15th, at 7pm.  We will be having music and scripture meditations as “Reflections on the Cross.”

3.  EASTER:  Please be in prayer for our Easter service next Sunday, April 17th.  Please pray for all those who have been invited to understand how much God loves them.

4.  VBS VOLUNTEER MEETING:  Anyone interested in volunteering for VBS should attend the 1st meeting on April 24th right after the evening service.  We will also be having a fellowship that night, so the meeting won’t be too long, but it will be important!  If you would like to help with VBS, please let John or Alisa Dannecker know ASAP.  We have a lot of positions to fill!

5.  THE CHILD STEALER PLAY:  The TBC Teen Drama group is putting on a play called “The Child Stealer:  Amy Carmichael’s Fight for the Children of India” on April 29th & 30th.  Everyone is invited to come.  You can sign up for a free ticket to reserve a spot at this link.

6.  MOTHER’S DAY SUBMISSIONS:  We would love for people to submit a few pictures of a mother in your life for a special tribute to mothers this Mother’s Day.  The photos can include other family members as well if desired.  Please upload your photos directly to this link.  You should be able to upload photos right from your phone.  If you need to email or text your photos or need to confirm that your photos uploaded, you can contact Morgan Nieves at 860-983-2505.

7.  SAVE THE DATES:  VBS week is July 11-14th.  Communion is Sunday morning, May 1st.  The next church fellowship is Sunday evening, May 1st.

8.  As a general reminder, please don’t come to church in person if you or anyone in your household has any cold, flu-like symptoms, or Covid-19 symptoms.  Also, if you have had any exposure to anyone with Covid within the past 5 days, please do not come to church in person unless you have taken a test.  Also, if you have had Covid, please do not come back until you have followed the CDC recommendations for when you can leave quarantine.  If you have any questions, please contact Melanie or any of our pastors.  Please continue to pray for God to protect our church from this virus.

WEEKLY CONNECTION OPPORTUNITIES & LINKS:

Sunday, 9:15am 2’s - 3’s Sunday School Class (In Person Only)
Anyone in this age group is invited.

Sunday, 9:15am 4’s - 5’s Sunday School Class (In Person Only)
Anyone in this age group is invited.

Sunday, 9:15am - 1st - 2nd Grade Sunday School Class (In Person Only)
Anyone in this age group is invited.

Sunday, 9:15am - 3rd - 4th Grade Sunday School Class (In Person Only)

All ll 3rd - 4th graders are invited to attend in person. 

Sunday, 9:15am 5th & 6th Grade Class (In Person & Zoom)

Anyone in this age group is invited.

Sunday, 9:15am Junior High Boys Class (7-9th grade) (In Person Only)
Any boys in this age group are invited.
 

Sunday, 9:15am - Junior High Girls Class (7-9th grade) (In Person Only)

Any girls in this age group are invited.

Sunday, 9:15am – Lord, Teach us to Pray! (In Person Only / Zoom By Request)
Skip Mission’s ABF class will focus on John 14-16, particularly as it relates to prayer. This class meets in the classroom off the gym. Anyone is welcome.

Sunday, 9:15am Ladies’ Bible Study and Prayer (In Person Only)
Beth Mission’s ABF class if for all ladies and is currently doing a study on the book of Joshua. They meet in the classroom across from the office.  All ladies are welcome.

Sunday, 9:30amThe Art of Parenting (In Person Only)
This class is co-led by the Christophel’s and the Rodriguez’s and meets in the upstairs gym adult classroom. Class format is a short video on parenting followed by discussion and prayer.  Anyone is welcome.

Sunday, 9:15am Book of Judges Class (In Person & Zoom)
Dave Pepe and Jim Moffitt are leading a class that is studying the Book of Judges.  Anyone is welcome to join in the Junior Church room (under the Sanctuary).

Sunday, 9:15am Next Steps Class (In Person Only / Zoom By Request)
Pastor Rowley will be starting a 12 week Next Steps Class to cover core beliefs at TBC.  Anyone who is interested in learning more about TBC’s basic beliefs should take this class.  This class meets in the gym.  We will run this class again in the fall.


Sunday, 10:30am SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE (In Person and Livestream)

The livestream can be accessed on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube 15 minutes before the start of the service.  Gather the whole family to worship with us for our morning service either in-person or via livestream on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. 
 

Sunday, 10:50am - Junior Church (Zoom & In Person)

Junior Church will be in person (ages 4-8) and over Zoom (ages 4-11) at 10:50am.  Junior Church will begin after the song service during the main worship service time.

Sunday, 5:00pm - Prayer Time for Church and Community Needs (In Person in Adult Classroom in Gym & on Zoom)

Anyone can join and pray with us!

Sunday, 6:00pm - SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE (In Person and Livestream)

The livestream can be accessed on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.  Childcare and a Children’s program (ages 2-10) are provided. 


Tuesday, 7:00pm - Joseph & Rebecca Pondugula Life Group (Zoom Only)

This life group is open to anyone via Zoom.


Wednesday, 7:00pm - Teen Group (In Person Only)

Any teens are invited to join.  Teens are meeting in person.  Pastor Rodriguez leads the teen group.
 

Wednesday, 7:00pm - Rudy Nelson Life Group (In Person & Zoom)

This life group is studying the book of Genesis.  Anyone is invited to join in person at church or via Zoom.

Wednesday, 7:00pm Ron Radziewicz Life Group (Zoom Only)

Colossians: What we think about Jesus matters. Our perception of Him shapes us—what we say, how we treat others, even what we think. If we paint Jesus as any less than who He is as supreme over all creation and savior of the world, not only does our theology slip, but the working out of our faith also suffers. In this 8-session series, Louie Giglio will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. What we believe about Him influences everything from our corporate worship to our relationships to our attitude toward sin. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world.  Anyone is invited to join.

Wednesday, 7:00pm Pastor & Deanna Rowley Life Group (Zoom Only)

Anyone is invited to join via Zoom.

Wednesday, 7:00pm - Kevin Tower Life Group (In Person & Zoom)

This life group is studying the life of Christ through the Gospels.  Anyone is invited to join in person at church or via Zoom.

Wednesday, 7:00pm - Elvis Chidozie Life Group (Zoom Only)

This life group is studying the book of Daniel and focusing on real examples of faithfulness to God in the midst of a very adverse culture. Anyone is invited to join via Zoom.

If you would like to join a Life Group or Adult Bible Fellowship group, please just join in via the links above or text or call Kevin Tower at 860-916-5062.

If you have a prayer request or need help in some way, please contact the any of our staff and/or the Care Team at .

Looking Unto Jesus,

TBC Staff