December 11th Announcements & Connecticut Links

Dear TBC Family and Friends,

Kristen and I have been so blessed by the number of people helping and offering to help us with our house. We are not yet completely moved in, but it’s starting to look like home. We are excited to build memories, do ministry, and have people over in our house soon!

Starting tomorrow, we will begin a Christmas series. Before we actually look at the birth of Christ, I want to explore the idea that God is a promise keeping God. In fact, it’s because He is a promise keeping God, that we know the promise of the Messiah is real and true! Join us to hear Part 1 of the Christmas series.

Then on Sunday evening, we will have the children’s Christmas program. Please invite friends and family for a wonderful program where they can hear of God’s love and the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ!

The Vo family is looking forward to spending our Christmas here in New England and especially with the TBC family.

Looking forward to worshipping with you all tomorrow.

In Christ,

Pastor John

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1.  THANK YOU:  I want to thank everyone who had a part in planning, serving, and coming to the surprise birthday fellowship last Sunday evening.  I had no clue!  I really appreciate the many cards and gift certificates and kind words to me.  I have told my wife that of all people on the earth, I surely am one of the most blessed.  PR

2.  CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM:  This Sunday evening at 6pm is our annual Children’s Christmas program.  Everyone is invited to attend!  All kids ages 2-teens will be involved.  Please invite family and friends.  We will have a Gospel presentation at the end.  All children participating should attend the rehearsal at 9:15am in the auditorium and should also arrive at 5pm (in the Junior Church room) to get ready for the program. 

3.  TECH TEAM MEETING:  All tech team members are asked to attend the tech team meeting this Sunday, December 12th, following the morning service at 12:20pm in the Fellowship Hall.

4.  LADIES COOKIE SWAP:  All ladies are invited to swap homemade cookies at Linda Ploszaj’s home on December 16th at 6:30pm.  All ladies are invited to participate.  Please see Linda or Kateri for more information.

5.  TEEN GINGERBREAD ACTIVITY:  All teens are invited to build gingerbread houses at the Ploszaj’s home in Windsor on December 17th from 7 PM – 9 PM.

6.  CHRISTMAS MUSIC & MEDITATIONS NIGHT:  Please mark your calendars for Sunday, December 19th, at 6pm when we will be having our Christmas Music & Meditations night. 

7.  CHRISTMAS EVE:  The Vo’s would like to invite anyone who is free between 5:30-8:30pm on Christmas Eve to come to their new home for a time of fellowship, snacks, and a white elephant gift exchange.  Please RSVP by emailing Pastor John at  or by letting Pastor John or Kristen know. 


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 10 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, 9:30am - Teen Sunday School Class (In Person Only)

10-12th grade teens are invited to this class taught in person and via Zoom.

Sunday, 9:15am - Young Adult Bible Study (In Person Only)
They are going through a series on Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges.  Anyone in this age group is welcome to join.


Sunday, 9:15am - God’s Plan for Purity Adult ABF Class (In Person Only)
Skip Mission’s ABF class continues what Bruce Meyer’s started, with lessons on marriage and sexuality in a hostile world. 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 heart. They meet in the classroom across from the office.  All ladies are welcome.

Sunday, 9:15am - Book of Judges ABF Class (In Person & Zoom)

We studying the Book of Judges.  Anyone is welcome to join us in the Junior Church room (under the Sanctuary).  

Sunday, 9:30am - The Art of Parenting - Adult Bible Study (In Person Only)
This class meets upstairs in the gym in the Young Married’s classroom.  Anyone is invited to join.


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)

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 James.  Anyone is invited to join in person at church or via Zoom.

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 Christmas story as described in the gospel of John, focusing on the awe of the eternal Word becoming flesh. 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