September 12th Update
Dear TBC Family & Friends,
Tomorrow morning we are starting a series called “Living in Light of God’s Purpose” that I believe has the power to transform your life. In the next few weeks, it is my goal to show how every work of God, whether in the world or in the life of the believer, makes sense if we can see the bigger picture of God’s purpose.
We are going to begin with the thought that if God is perfect, all His works are perfect – whether in science or scripture and all must fit together or something is wrong with our understanding. When something is believed that is wrong – like the earth being the center of the solar system – other facts will not line up no matter how much you try to force them (or ban those who disagree with you).
It is better to let clear observations from science correct your misconceptions instead of obstinately holding to outdated or contradictory truths.
The same thing is true spiritually. If it is the truth, it will fit perfectly with other truths – because God is the perfect author of both creation and scripture.
Next week we will look at God as the Greatest Conceivable Being and how that affects our understanding of His purpose for all things.
After that we will use the lense of that purpose to see how all God’s works perfectly fit with His perfect purpose.
On Sunday evening I would like to discuss some thoughts from a book called A Gentle Answer: Our ‘Secret Weapon’ in an Age of Us Against Them. We are living in very divisive times. Certainly, there is truth and error. However, the way we interact with others can make a big difference in whether God is glorified and people are reached.
Please join us for what I believe will be a lively discussion.
1. Pastor Rowley’s Scripture Memory class will be meeting at 9:00am in the classroom next to the young adult room.
2. We are having an outdoor Men’s Breakfast this coming Saturday morning, Sept 19th, from 7:30-8:30am. All men and young men are invited.
3. 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.
4. We are thankful that God has given us a full roster of players for our Truth Soccer League! Please pray for the coaches and families involved and for God to help us reach our community with the Gospel!
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 - 1st - 4th Grade Sunday School Class
Kirsten LaBranche is teaching all 3rd - 4th graders in person and 1st - 4th graders over Zoom.
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.
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.
Sunday, 9:15am - Teen Sunday School Class
All teens are invited to this class taught via Zoom by Chloe Mission.
Sunday, 9:15am - Skip Mission Adult Bible Fellowship Class
We are having a discussion of Peter, an ordinary person yet Bible Hero and a study of leadership development. 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 - Ladies’ Bible Study and Prayer
Beth Mission’s group is both in person and over Zoom for all ladies.
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, 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! Pastor Rowley will be preaching.
Monday, 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 book of 2 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 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 the any of our staff and/or the Care Team at gro.hcruhctsitpabhturt@maeTeraC.
Looking Unto Jesus,