November 7th Update
Dear TBC Family & Friends,
Our Brother Ray Hoover will be preaching for us for the morning service tomorrow. If you have not heard him preach, you will be challenged by his heart for God and enthusiasm to reach people with the Gospel of Christ. He and Wanda have been missionaries for many years, and they are planning on returning to Ethiopia next week.
Sunday evening we will be looking again at the matter of Fruit bearing and the Glory of God. This is the second discussion from the message last Sunday morning that discussed the revolutionary thought that Service for God is accomplished the same way Salvation and Sanctification. It is not us that does any of this – it is Jesus Christ accomplishing these things through us as we humble ourselves and place our faith in Him. But what is our part of this process? Please don’t miss this Zoom meeting at 6.
God gave a perfect day for the Truth Soccer League Championship Tournament this morning. The last place team during the season came in first in the tournament. Many people came, and Keith Tower did a tremendous job giving the Gospel to the many who may not have been saved. All the coaches and helpers this year deserve a lot of thanks for being able to do a phenomenal job under challenging circumstances.
1. Our new deacons are Steve Greenwood, Jay van Achterberg, and Ed St. Pierre. Jon Mission is our alternate deacon for this next year. Our other deacons are Elvis Chidozie, Jim Hoover, and Adam Ploszaj.
2. Jesse and Kim Christophel have started an in-person ABF on Sundays at 9:30am. The 13 week class is discussing the Biblical principles presented in Gary Smalley’s video series, “Guarding Your Child’s Heart.” Anyone is welcome to join. This class is moving to the Young Marrieds classroom at the end of the gym balcony.
3. Alan Lunn went home to be with the Lord this week. Please keep his family in prayer. Debbie Lunn’s address is 20 Cambridge St, Manchester, CT 06042 if you would like to send her a card.
4. As a general reminder, please don’t come to church in person if you or anyone in your household have any flu-like symptoms or Covid-19 symptoms. Please continue to pray for God to protect our church from this virus as He has already done this far.
Operation Christmas Child
“The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.”
You can ask John Dannecker for more information and use this link for more information on what to pack in the boxes.
4 Different Ways You Can Participate
Bring supplies/toys to a box-packing party at the church
6pm, Friday Nov. 13th at TBC
Take a box home and pack it on your own
Boxes available in church lobby or pack & decorate your own shoeboxes
Must return to the church by Nov. 15th or find an alternate drop location on the OCC website (through Nov. 23rd only)
Donate supplies/toys (collection box in church lobby, please get it there by Nov. 13th)
Donate money (shipping cost for each box is $9)
Click on the link at the time of the meeting to be taken to the Zoom meeting or Livestream.
Sunday School classes are both in person and over Zoom. If you don’t see your child’s age group, please join the class that is closest to their age group.
Sunday, 9:15am - 2’s - 5’s Sunday School Class (IN PERSON ONLY)
Deanna Rowley teaches this class. Anyone in this age group is invited.
Sunday, 9:15am - 1st - 2nd Grade Sunday School Class (IN PERSON ONLY)
Chris Lanyon teaches this class. Anyone in this age group is invited.
Sunday, 9:15am - 1st - 4th Grade Sunday School Class
Kirsten LaBranche is teaching all 3rd - 4th graders in person and 1st - 4th graders over Zoom. Anyone in this age group is invited.
Sunday, 9:15am - 5th & 6th Grade Class
Ron Radziewicz and Adam Ploszaj teach this class for boys and girls in the 5th and 6th grade age group both in person (under the pavilion outside) and over Zoom. Anyone in this age group is invited.
Sunday, 9:15am - Junior High Boys Class (7-9th grade)
Scott Powell and Jon Mission teach this class for boys in 7th-9th grade both in person and over Zoom. Any boys in this age group is invited.
Sunday, 9:15am - Junior High Girls Class (7-9th grade) (IN PERSON ONLY)
Sharon Purdie teaches this class. Any girls in this age group is invited.
Sunday, 9:30am - Teen Sunday School Class
10-12th grade teens are invited to this class taught in person and via Zoom by Chloe Mission and Keith Tower.
Sunday, 9:15am - Young Adult Bible Study (IN PERSON ONLY)
Jim Hoover and the St. Pierres are teaching this class. They are going through a series on Genesis by Max Lucado. Anyone in this age group is welcome to join.
Sunday, 9:15am - Skip Mission Adult Bible Fellowship Class
We are starting a class on evangelism. The gospel spread to the whole Roman empire in 40 years without technology. Hmmm? We will Zoom the class from church from the classroom off of the Gym. Masks are used by some depending on space / distance in consideration of others. Contact Skip for handouts at ten.labolgcbs@noissimjjbw. Anyone is welcome to join.
Sunday, 9:15am - Ladies’ Bible Study and Prayer
Beth Mission’s group is both in person and over Zoom for all ladies. Any ladies are welcome to join.
Sunday, 9:15am - Pastor Rowley’s ABF Class
Anyone can join. Please join us if you haven’t found an ABF that fits.
Sunday, 9:30am - “Guarding Your Child’s Heart” Adult Bible Study (IN PERSON ONLY)
This 13 week class will be discussing the Biblical principles presented in Gary Smalley’s video series, “Guarding Your Child’s Heart.” Anyone is welcome to join. This class will be meeting in the Young Married’s Classroom at the end of the balcony in the gym. Nursery is provided.
Sunday, 10:30am - SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
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.
Sunday, 10:50am - Junior Church
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
Anyone can join and pray with us!
Sunday, 6:00pm - SUNDAY EVENING ZOOM SERVICE
Anyone can join the evening service via Zoom!
Tuesday, 7:00pm - Joseph & Rebecca Pondugula Life Group
This life group is open to anyone.
Wednesday, 7:00pm - TEEN Group Bible Study & Fellowship
All teens are invited both in person and over Zoom.
Wednesday, 7:00pm - Ron Radziewicz Life Group
Many people are familiar with Psalm 23. But because we all know it, we often breeze through the Psalm without slowing down long enough to rest in the assurance it offers. In this 6-part series on Psalm 23, pastor Matt Chandler introduces us to the Great Shepherd, the Lord, who promises to provide for every need of his flock. Though only six verses long, this Psalm teaches us profound truths about our loving and protective God. By studying Psalm 23, we’ll encounter a life-transforming question: Do you trust the Lord to care for your needs? Anyone is invited to join.
Wednesday, 7:00pm - Chuck & Debbie Jutras Life Group
This life group is studying the books of Ezra and Nehemiah using a video series by Max Lucado. Anyone is invited to join in person at the church or via Zoom.
Wednesday, 7:00pm - Pastor & Deanna Rowley Life Group
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 gospel according to John and focusing on the theme of true life and what this means for us today. Anyone 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 any of our staff and/or the Care Team at gro.hcruhctsitpabhturt@maeTeraC.
Looking Unto Jesus,