July 4th Update
Dear TBC Family & Friends,
2 Timothy 3:1 says that in the last days “perilous times will come,” and Paul then lists 20 characteristics of the these fierce, harsh, and violent times. Tomorrow I want to introduce this passage by looking at the bigger Biblical picture of why the world is becoming more dangerous. The Bible gives truth that can help us find God’s help in the midst of the dangerous and unsettling times in which we find ourselves and times which will become worse.
God has graciously given several safeguards that if followed will keep a society civil. When these props are disregarded, society begins to disintegrate. With God’s help we can find God’s blessing and be a help to our nation.
On the Sunday evening Zoom, I plan to allow time for discussion on the points from the morning message. I hope you can attend both services, as Christian people are meant to be salt and light in a world that is constantly descending into darkness.
I hope you can invite a friend to join us online or in person at 10:30am!
1. Teens are invited to the Teen Movie Night on Friday, July 10th, from 5-8:30pm. We will begin the activity with pizza, then start the movie around 6pm. Parents can drop teens off and pick them up at TBC.
2. Everyone is invited to David Harper’s drop-in, outdoor, high school graduation party on Saturday, July 11th, from 4:30-8:30pm at the TBC Pavilion. There is no set schedule, so you can come and go as you please. If you can come, please RSVP to Melanie at 860-906-6783.
3. If you would like to view some photos of the 40 years at TBC, you can view them at this private link (only accessible with this link).
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 discussed the Fall and a child’s innocence until they know good and evil. This naturally leads to a discussion of the conscience and its training. 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, 9:30am - The Book of John Bible Study
This is a small group studying the book of John with Kevin Tower. Anyone can join.
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 speaking from 2 Timothy.
Sunday, 12:00pm - Joseph & Rebecca Pondugula Life Group
This life group is open to anyone.
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! We will be discussing the Sunday morning message.
Monday, 7:00pm - Junior High Girls Apologetics Class
Kirsten LaBranche is hosting an apologetics class each week for the Junior High Girls. Please have a pack of notecards or a pad of paper and a pen ready when you sign on!
Tuesday, 10:00am - 2’s - 5’s Class
Mrs. Rowley will be teaching and talking with the 2-5 year olds.
Tuesday, 7:00pm - 5th & 6th Grade Class
Ron Radziewicz and Adam Ploszaj teach this class for boys and girls in the 5th and 6th grade age group.
Wednesday, 7:00pm - TEEN Group Bible Study & Fellowship
All teens are invited.
Wednesday, 7:00pm - Ron Radziewicz Life Group
This life group is studying the Book of Ruth. Anyone is invited to join.
Wednesday, 7:00pm - Chuck & Debbie Jutras Life Group
This life group is studying the book of 1 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 book of Hebrews and focusing on the person of Christ, the new covenant, and what this all means for us today. Anyone is invited to join.
Thursday, 9:30am - 1st - 4th Grade Sunday School Class
Kirsten LaBranche will be teaching this class. Anyone in this age group 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,
“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