May 14th Announcements and Connection Links

Dear TBC Family and Friends,

I hope everyone has been enjoying the warmer weather! While I have experienced humidity before, living through it is quite different! So I went from always being cold to always feeling sticky! But all the green that I see makes it all worth it. Seeing trees so green is simply beautiful.

Tomorrow, we will be starting the book of Jonah. I hope and pray that God will use this book to challenge our hearts and minds as we look at Jonah and the other characters in the narrative Tomorrow we will specifically look at how we respond to God, whether we have a righteous response or a sinful one. 

If you are able, please also come back Sunday evening as we continue our study on the origins of the Bible. We will pick up right where we left off, talking about how the Old Testament was written and copied through the ages and how God preserved His word through it all.

I hope to see you all tomorrow as we corporately worship together.

In Christ,

Pastor John

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1.  THANK YOU:  Please let our church family know how very grateful and appreciate I was/am for their faithful prayers when I was too weak, stunned, and saddened to pray!  I was reminded of the love of the Holy Spirit who Himself searches my heart and intercedes fro me through wordless groans (Romans 8:26&27).  thanks also for the hugs, calls, cards, visits, gifts - all of which buoyed my broken heart during one of the most difficult days of my life thus far.  With all my love and gratitude, Hazel Nelson (Phil 1:3).

2.  WEDDING INVITATION:  All are invited to a brief sprinkle (similar to a drop-in shower) to celebrate the marriage of Hannah Person and David Harper this Sunday, May 15th, at 12:15pm following the morning service outside under the pavilion. Please swing by to greet the future Mr. and Mrs. David Harper.  Light snacks will be provided.  You’re also invited to attend their wedding at 5:30pm on Saturday, July 2nd.  If you can attend the wedding, please RSVP at this link by May 29th.

3.  VBS MEETING:  Our next VBS meeting is next Sunday night, May 22nd, right after the evening service.  All volunteers should plan to attend.

4.  GRADUATION INVITATIONS:  Everyone is invited to Elijah Spooner’s graduation open house at the church on Saturday, June 4th, from 1-4pm.  Please text or email Tricia to RSVP at 860-543-9939 or .  Everyone is also invited to Daniel Harper’s graduation open house on Friday, May 27th, from 6-9pm.  Please RSVP to Melanie if you can come!

5.  PROMOTION SUNDAY:  On Sunday, June 5th at 9:15 in the auditorium, all children being promoted to the next Sunday School class should come to the brief ceremony to receive their promotion certificate.  

6.  SAVE THE DATES:  VBS week is July 11-14th.  Our next church fellowship will be June 5th after the evening service.

7.  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 – 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 Genesis.  Anyone is invited to join in person at church or via Zoom.

Wednesday, 7:00pm Ron Radziewicz Life Group (Zoom Only)
This world looks nothing like the promised perfect kingdom of God. And yet we as God’s people must live in it every day. In The Book of 1 Peter, Kyle Idleman walks through the short letter and unpacks the importance of our witness in this world.  The world’s not as it should be. Until the day that God rights all wrongs, we have a job to do. Let’s be about the business of the kingdom.  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