August 15th Update
Dear TBC Family & Friends,
In the last message from 2 Timothy on the perilous times of the last days, we ask how to escape being deceived like many “gullible women” who will be easy prey for people who creep into their houses and take them captive. In what sense will they be allowed into the house? The captivity will not be physical so much as emotional and mental. How can we identify and avoid those who are agents for Satan who will use their influence to destroy the discernment of people who ought to know better.
During VBS I used a video series that asked some difficult questions that many young people are facing in their schools. They are constantly being asked in social media by people who would try to sow thoughts of doubt into the minds of people. I would like to use the first of the 5 part series tomorrow night. It is a 4 minute video that uses a story to ask the question, “What is the meaning of life?” It is then followed by a 9 minute video in which the narrator uses a philosophical Biblical approach to provoke thought. I found these to help me to be more willing to dive into harder questions with people. Please join in via Zoom at 6pm.
Wednesday evening the Rowley Life Group has been studying Nehemiah. We are looking at the historical prayer in Nehemiah 9 and asking how to develop a more effective prayer argument to God. Please join ours or any other life group. It is very helpful to our Christian life to have a midweek boost and to spend a few moments praying for various needs.
1. Our VBS debriefing meeting is at 7:30pm Sunday evening.
2. We are currently working on the logistics of the upcoming Truth Soccer season. If you are able to help coach or are interested in discussing it, please contact Keith Tower.
Click on the link at the time of the meeting to be taken to the Zoom meeting or Livestream.
Sunday, 9:00am - Junior Church (Ages 4 - 10)
We’ll start our lesson at 9:00am, but we’ll have the meeting open at 8:45am to allow parents time to log in and get their kids settled. We’ll make sure to be done early enough to give you a break before the service begins streaming at 10:30. If you’d like to print out the optional worksheet to accompany the Junior Church lesson ahead of time, please download and print it here.
Sunday, 9:15am - Skip and Beth Mission Combined ABF Class
We are having a discussion of Peter, an ordinary person yet Bible Hero and a study of leadership development. Beth and I will Zoom the class from church from the classroom off of the Gym. If you want to sit in there with us, we would request that you would wear masks out of respect for others. Thank you for your understanding. Contact Skip for handouts at ten.labolgcbs@noissimjjbw.
Sunday, 9:15am - Pastor Rowley’s ABF Class
Anyone can join. We are looking at the Book of Deuteronomy and also discussing how to apply the Old Testament in the New Testament age. Please join us if you haven’t found an ABF that fits.
Sunday, 9:15am - Teen Sunday School Class
All teens are invited to this class taught by Kateri Tower.
Sunday, 9:30am - Young Adults Adult Bible Fellowship
The Hoovers and St. Pierres will be hosting a Bible study for young adults. We are looking at the life of Samson: A Life Well Wasted.
Sunday, 10:30am - SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
No childcare is provided. The livestream can be accessed on Facebook, Twitter, 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. Pastor Rowley will be preaching from 2 Timothy.
Sunday, 5:00pm - Prayer Time for Church and Community Needs
Anyone can join and pray with us!
Sunday, 6:00pm - SUNDAY EVENING ZOOM SERVICE
Anyone can join the evening service! We will be watching a 4 minute video that uses a story to ask the question, “What is the meaning of life?” It is then followed by a 9 minute video in which the narrator uses a philosophical Biblical approach to provoke thought. I found these to help me to be more willing to dive into harder questions with people.
Sunday, 7:30pm - VBS Debriefing Meeting
This meeting is for anyone who helped in VBS this last week! Our goal is to share what worked!
Monday, 7:00pm - Junior High Girls Apologetics Class
Kirsten LaBranche is hosting an apologetics class each week for the Junior High Girls. Please have a pack of notecards or a pad of paper and a pen ready when you sign on!
Monday, 7:00pm - Joseph & Rebecca Pondugula Life Group
This life group is open to anyone.
Tuesday, 10:00am - Ladies’ Bible Study and Prayer
Beth Mission’s group is open for all ladies.
Tuesday, 10:00am - 2’s - 5’s Class
Mrs. Rowley will be teaching and talking with the 2-5 year olds.
Tuesday, 7:00pm - 5th & 6th Grade Class
Ron Radziewicz and Adam Ploszaj teach this class for boys and girls in the 5th and 6th grade age group.
Wednesday, 7:00pm - TEEN Group Bible Study & Fellowship
All teens are invited.
Wednesday, 7:00pm - Ron Radziewicz Life Group
This life group is studying “Jesus Among Other gods” by Ravi Zacharias. Anyone is invited to join.
Wednesday, 7:00pm - Chuck & Debbie Jutras Life Group
This life group is studying the book of 2 Corinthians. Anyone is invited to join.
Wednesday, 7:00pm - Pastor & Deanna Rowley Life Group
A brief study of Nehemiah can help us see God’s plan for us in a world of danger. Anyone is invited to join.
Wednesday, 7:00pm - Kevin Tower Life Group
This life group is studying the life of Christ through the Gospels. Anyone is invited to join.
Wednesday, 7:00pm - Elvis & Christine Chidozie Life Group
This life group is currently studying the book of Hebrews and focusing on the person of Christ, the new covenant, and what this all means for us today. Anyone is invited to join.
Thursday, 9:30am - 1st - 4th Grade Sunday School Class
Kirsten LaBranche is teaching this class. Anyone in this age group is invited to join!
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 gro.hcruhctsitpabhturt@maeTeraC.
Looking Unto Jesus,