August 8th Update
Dear TBC Family & Friends,
VBS is an exciting week. I really appreciate the creativity and willingness to think outside the box (buildings) to make it work this year. The pavilion has been turned into a ship. The soccer field has been turned into areas for each class. God has blessed our church with enthusiasm and creativity, and I trust this week will be memorable in a good way for everyone. Also, I want to show you a quick video clip of how “rednecks paint VBS lines” (that is Jon Mission’s description!).
In the morning, I would like to do a quick review of 2Timothy up to this point and then focus on some characteristics of the last days that will surprise you by how God was able, through the pen of Paul, to paint the picture of the day we are living in right now. The whole world has been turned upside down in the last few months. But God sees the past, the present and the future clearly.
I believe these messages are important for helping us to be encouraged that God is in control. See you one way or the other in the morning.
1. Our in-person, outdoor VBS is coming up this week, August 10-14th, as a way to reach out to our community. The registration link is still open. We are only able to accept the first 100 children who fit in our classes due to extra restrictions for COVID-19. You MUST preregister your children this year. You can share the link with people you are trying to reach in the community. If you have any questions, please contact John or Alisa Dannecker or Jon or Chloe Mission.
2. Sunday evening we will show a recorded interview between our missionary Vitally Keller in Russia and Kevin Tower.
3. Many of our midweek life groups and children’s classes will be canceled this week due to VBS. The classes listed below are still happening.
4. Our final VBS meeting is at 7:30pm Sunday evening.
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, 9:15am - Skip and Beth Mission Combined ABF Class
We are having a discussion of Peter, an ordinary person yet Bible Hero and a study of leadership development. 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. Pastor Rowley will be preaching from 2 Timothy.
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! Vitally Keller, our missionary to Russia, will be sharing about their ministry.
Sunday, 7:30pm - VBS Planning Meeting
This meeting is for anyone helping in VBS this week! This is our last meeting, so please attend if you are able!
Monday, 7:00pm - Joseph & Rebecca Pondugula Life Group
This life group is open to anyone.
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.
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,
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7