July 25th Update
Dear TBC Family & Friends,
We are excited to have our missionary Brian Bollon and his family with us for both services tomorrow. Our church has supported Brian and his family as missionaries to Taiwan for a number of years, and they are doing a great job ministering there. He will be preaching in person and on livestream in the morning and on Zoom in the evening.
I want to encourage you to join in the Zoom meetings on Sunday evening. Last week Eli gave us 7 great and practical points on building relationships in the home. Our discussion only got through one of the points. Next week we will have him review and we can discuss more.
I really appreciate our tech people who have been working hard to get the new cameras, spot lights, ceiling light dimmers, and a lot of new wiring working. A number of people have been working very long days this past week. I am grateful for everyone who has helped with any aspect of this project over the last 2+ years. It has been a long and hard project, but it is very satisfying we are in the final stretch.
Little did we know when we started building this addition that we would critically need more space so that people could spread out for safety’s sake. We have also installed ultraviolet “C” lights in our ductwork that kill viruses as the air passes through the AC system. This system, in effect, cleans the air continuously. I am also so grateful for the relative healthiness of Connecticut with respect to COVID. I pray it will continue.
Thank you for being faithful and serving the Lord. Keep trying to reach and train reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ.
1. A different style, in-person VBS will be held outdoors at TBC this year from August 10-14th as a way to reach out to our community. If you would like to help, please let Jon or Chloe Mission or John or Alisa Dannecker know ASAP. If you have any medium sized squirt guns (not the tiniest versions, but also not super-soaker versions) that we could borrow for the week, please let Melanie know.
2. We will be voting on Dave and Amy Pepe for church membership in-person this Sunday during the morning service. Members watching the livestream will be given instructions on how to vote from home.
3. The ladies of Truth Baptist Church are invited to Elisa Atwood’s baby shower on Saturday, August 8th, from 1-3pm, held at 1 Alexis Dr, Bolton, CT. This shower will be held open house style. Come and enjoy snacks & fellowship anytime between 1 & 3pm. Please RSVP to Raquel at 860-716-8134 or moc.liamg@017akr. Elisa is registered at Target & Amazon.
4. If you would like to sign up for text messages for urgent prayer requests from the CareTeam throughout the week, please register your phone number here.
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, 9:00am - The Book of John Bible Study
This is a small group studying the book of John with Kevin Tower. Anyone can join.
Sunday, 9:15am - Skip and Beth Mission Combined ABF Class
We discussed the Fall and a child’s innocence until they know good and evil. This naturally leads to a discussion of the conscience and its training. 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. Our missionary Brian Bollon will be preaching in person and on livestream in the morning and on Zoom in the evening.
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 discussing the Sunday morning message. Our missionary Brian Bollon will be preaching.
Monday, 7:00pm - Joseph & Rebecca Pondugula Life Group
This life group is open to anyone.
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!
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 1 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 will be 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,