December 18th Announcements and Connection links

Dear TBC Family and Friends,

What another great week in December! The feeling of Christmas is nearing, and I am excited to celebrate and spend Christmas with the TBC family. I hope you are all meditating through the birth of Christ narrative as we get closer to Christmas.

Tomorrow we will have part 2 of the Christmas series as we look at The Hope of Christmas. The birth of Jesus brings an abundance of hope, some of which we will talk about tomorrow. It is my prayer that the birth of Christ is some a stale story, but something that refreshes our hearts every year and reminds us of the great hope we have in Christ.

Please also come back Sunday Evening as we will have our Christmas Meditation service. Many people have been practicing to help us focus on Christ through music and meditation. It will be a wonderful time of worship so please come out! Invite your friends and family if at all possible.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow as we worship God. 

In Christ,

Pastor John

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 

1.  CHRISTMAS MUSIC & MEDITATIONS NIGHT:  This Sunday, December 19th, at 6pm we will be having our Christmas Music & Meditations night.  Please invite family and friends!

2.  BASKETBALL SIGN UP:  You can now sign kids aged 7-12 up for our community outreach Truth Basketball League that begins on January 15th at this link.  The cost is $30/child, and practices are on Thursday evenings with games on Saturday mornings in our gymnasium.  If you would like to help with Basketball, please see Keith Tower.

3.  TEEN CHRISTMAS PARTY:  All teens are invited to attend our Christmas party this next Wednesday, December 22nd at 7pm.  We encourage teens to wear an “ugly” Christmas sweater if they want to.  Each teen should also bring a wrapped gift of $5 value for a “white elephant” gift exchange.

4.  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.

5.  JESSICA MULDER MISSIONARY UPDATE:  Jessica Mulder will be presenting an update of her ministry in Nicaragua on Wednesday, December 29th at 7pm in the auditorium.  Everyone is invited to attend.  No official teen group is happening on Wednesday, December 29th.

6.  TASTE OF THE WILDS:  The Wilds Christian camp is going to be presenting a night called Taste of the Wilds on Sunday evening, January 23rd at 6pm.  They will be presenting some skits, a Bible challenge, and some games.  We will also be ending the night with a Sundae fellowship.  More details to come on what you can bring.

7.  SAVE THE DATE:  All ladies are invited to a Ladies’ Taste of Fellowship on Monday, January 31stat the church in the fellowship hall at 6:15pm.  We will be catering from Moe’s and will have an optional painting activity with Hazel Nelson as our fearless painting guide.  The cost for this event will be $25 per person.  
 

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