March 19th Announcements and Connection Links

Dear TBC Family and Friends,

I hope everyone enjoyed the warm day on Friday! Everyone has been telling me, Friday was just a taste, a temptation really, of the warm weather to come. We take those days and enjoy them knowing they will disappear. Not sure how I feel about the temptation of warm weather. Connecticut feels a little lukewarm to me! Doesn’t know if it wants to be hot or cold! :). Still love being here though.

Tomorrow we will begin a series on discipleship, something that I have always been passionate about as a Christian and a pastor. But before we can begin to talk about the discipleship process, we have to talk about what it means to be a disciple of Christ first. Please join us tomorrow to hear God’s Word on this matter.

If you are able, please come back Sunday Evening as I will continue thoughts on Romans 14 by using 1 Corinthians 8. I hope that it will produce good questions that Pastor Rowley and myself will be able to talk about on April 3rd. If you have questions related to Romans 14, 1 Corinthians 8, or other related passages, or application of said passages, please send in your questions for the Q&A! It will hopefully be a good time of discussion and clarity.

Looking forward to worshipping with you all tomorrow!

In Christ,

Pastor John

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1.  GIVING TO UKRAINIAN REFUGEES:  If you would like to give to believers in need who have had to leave Ukraine or are still in Ukraine with needs, please give funds through TBC designated “Ukrainian Missions.”  We will give this money to a fund given 100% to Ukrainian believers in need and those they are ministering to.  Micah Tuttle, our missionary to Georgia, will be dispersing the funds through the connections he has with his dad, Bruce Tuttle, a missionary in Ukraine who has not left Ukraine.  We will also be giving a portion of these funds to our Ukrainian missionary Vitally Keller to disperse as needed.

2.  TEEN AFTERGLOW:  All teens are invited to the Teen Afterglow from 7:15PM-8:45PM this Sunday night, March 20th, after the evening service.  This afterglow will be hosted by the Pepe’s in the TBC gym. Come and bring a friend for a fun time of food, fellowship, and encouragement from God’s Word. Please let us know if your teen has any food allergies.

3.  SABINA MOVIE NIGHT:  On Friday night, March 25th, everyone is invited to watch the Sabina movie at TBC from 6:30PM - 9PM (movie will start at 7PM).  Sabina: Tortured for Christ, the Nazi Years (PG-13) is the story of how God’s love transformed an ambitious, worldly atheist into one of the greatest Christian women of the 20th century. Come and experience a true story of Biblical love and forgiveness that has inspired millions around the world. For more information about the movie, visit www.sabinamovie.com. We encourage your entire family to come. Bring a friend as well, as this will be a great evangelism opportunity. Complimentary popcorn and soda will be served.

4.  FELLOWSHIP MEAL:  Save the date for a church fellowship meal on Sunday evening, March 27th, following the evening service.  If your last name starts with A thru M, please bring at least 2 dozen sandwiches.  If your last name starts with N thru Z, please bring a large dessert to share.  The church will provide chips and drinks.  

5.  TEEN OUTREACH EVENT:  The Hartford Project (THP) Spring Serve Saturday is from 9:15 AM - 4:30PM on April 30th. THP is a collaboration of churches that seek to experience and share God’s love in Hartford. This is a great opportunity for teens to participate in an outreach event as ambassadors and members together of Christ’s Body. For more information about The Hartford Project, THP Spring Serve Saturday, and to register your teen(s), please visit www.thehartfordproject.org. Please register your teen(s) by March 27. [NOTE: Times listed above refer to drop off/pick up at TBC. The activity itself runs from 10AM - 4PM].

6.  NEXT STEPS CLASS:  Pastor Rowley will be starting a 12 week Next Steps Class to cover core beliefs at TBC beginning on April 3rd during the 9:15am hour on Sunday mornings.  Anyone who is interested in learning more about TBC’s basic beliefs should take this class.  We will run this class again in the fall.

7.  SUNDAY EVENING Q&A:  Pastor Rowley & Pastor John will be holding a Q&A on Sunday evening, April 3rd, to cover any questions related to the Romans 14 sermon series on Christian liberty, questionable things, the conscience, and other topics Pastor Rowley has been addressing on Sunday evenings from this passage.  All questions must be submitted in advance by replying to this email.  The questions will be answered anonymously.  We would love to have some good questions and discussion!

8.  BAPTISM:  We are having a baptism after the service on Sunday morning, April 10th.  If you would like to be baptized, please let Pastor Eli know.

9.  THE CHILD STEALER PLAY:  The Truth Trailblazers teens are putting on a play called “The Child Stealer:  Amy Carmichael’s Fight for the Children of India” on April 29th & 30th.  Everyone is invited to come.  Tickets will be available soon.

10.  BIBLICAL COUNSELING CLASS:  All Adult Bible Fellowships are combined in the Auditorium at 9:15am for all of February and March for Pastor John’s church-wide introductory training to Biblical Counseling. Childcare is provided. Anyone is invited to join!  If you would like to join on Zoom, you can use this link.  

11.  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 5 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, 9:15am - Combined ABF Class on Biblical Counseling for Teens & Adults (In Person & Zoom)
Pastor John’s church-wide introductory training to Biblical Counseling will be held in the auditorium for the rest of March.  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 & 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 James.  Anyone is invited to join in person at church or via Zoom.

Wednesday, 7:00pm Ron Radziewicz Life Group (Zoom Only)

Colossians: What we think about Jesus matters. Our perception of Him shapes us—what we say, how we treat others, even what we think. If we paint Jesus as any less than who He is as supreme over all creation and savior of the world, not only does our theology slip, but the working out of our faith also suffers. In this 8-session series, Louie Giglio will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. What we believe about Him influences everything from our corporate worship to our relationships to our attitude toward sin. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world.  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 is studying the book of Daniel and focusing on real examples of faithfulness to God in the midst of a very adverse culture. 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