August 6th Announcements and Connection Links

Dear TBC Family and Friends,

It’s hard to believe, but this weekend marks 1 year since I first came to Connecticut to candidate for the pastor position here. When Kristen and I landed, we were in awe of the lush green that we saw everywhere. It seems like the heat wave has made things a bit browner, but all in all, it is still quite green and still lovely, not including the humidity!

I hope that you can all join us tomorrow for corporate worship as we jump right back into Hebrews. Tomorrow will be one of the most theological messages I will preach as we focus on, what exactly is God’s rest? I believe you will all be encouraged to think deeply about the Word of God, but also be challenged to “strive to enter that rest” (Hb. 4:11). 

If you are able please come back Sunday evening as Pastor Rowley finishes his series on Asa. It has been an encouragement to look at the life of Asa for wisdom on how we can honor God with our lives and end well as good and faithful servants to God. Don’t miss the ending!

As always, looking forward to worshipping with you all tomorrow.

In Christ,

Pastor John

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1.  TBC SOCCER:  It’s time to register your kids and invite your neighbors to our TBC Soccer outreach.  The cost is $30/child, and the season runs from August 27th - October 29th.  If you can help with coaching, assistant coaching, the grill, set up or take down or more, please let Keith Tower know!  

2.  THE FISH & LOAVES BURGERS & CORN FELLOWSHIP:  Everyone is invited to a summer cookout hosted by the TBC interns on August 20th at 5pm.  Come for a fun evening of food, fellowship, and games.  The church will provide burgers and corn on the cob.  If you can, families with last names A-M bring a side dish and N-Z bring a dessert.  The interns will have a slip and slide for all ages, so please bring a t-shirt and shorts for those who want to try the slide.

3.  UPCOMING LADIES ACTIVITIES:

     WOMEN’S FALL BIBLE STUDY:  All ladies are invited to a Bible study on the book of Philippians every other Thursday during the soccer season at 6:30pm beginning September 1st.  The format is a short video followed by a time of discussion and prayer.  Please see Alisha Albinson or reply to this email if you have any questions or would like to join.

     LADIES’ GAME NIGHT:  All ladies are invited to a game night, Saturday, September 10th at 5:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  The cost will be around $10 for a salad dinner provided.  Please bring a dessert to share if you are able.  Please see Alisha Albinson or reply to this email if you have any questions.

4.  DISAPPOINTMENT WITH GOD:  We will be having a Bible Conference on the topic of Disappointment with God with Dr. Mark McGinniss on November 11-13th.  The Harvest Banquet will be November 12th.  
 

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 Newcomer Class (In Person Only / Zoom By Request)
Pastor Rowley is teaching a 12 week Newcomer 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 Matthew.  Anyone is invited to join in person at church or via Zoom.

Wednesday, 7:00pm Ron Radziewicz Life Group (Zoom Only)
If someone asked you to explain the gospel, what would you say? What is the good news of the Christian faith? Writing to the Galatians, Paul made it clear how easily we can be tempted to turn toward fraudulent gospels, especially those that teach we can earn God’s love through our works. Though they may have the appearance of truth, they are lifeless and leave us empty in the end.  In this Book of the Bible series, Kyle Idleman dives into the book of Galatians, one that contains some of the clearest explanations of the gospel in the New Testament. Through biblical study and engaging lessons, Kyle shows that true freedom is found in surrender, not self-dependence. Because our gospel is not one based on our works, but faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ.  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 studies different books in the Bible and focuses on the Word’s relevance and application to every day life. 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