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TABLE: Connecting with God through fellowship with our neighbors and one another.

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on TABLE: Connecting with God through fellowship with our neighbors and one another.

TABLE:  Connecting with God through fellowship with our neighbors and one another.

  Each Sunday in Epiphany we heard the song “For Everyone Born, a Place at the Table.” The kingdom table, and our understanding of christian hospitality, expanded with the unfolding story of the Gospel. In Lent we will explore the wideness of God’s mercy through the lens of the Gospel of Luke. The table will continue to expand and, inevitably, we will find ourselves surprised by an ever-expanding guest list.   We invite you to participate in one of several opportunities in the Lenten Season to engage in meaningful encounters...

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A Good Word from Rev. Kristen Koger, Our Pastoral Resident

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on A Good Word from Rev. Kristen Koger, Our Pastoral Resident

A Good Word from Rev. Kristen Koger, Our Pastoral Resident

My friends, here we are again. Didn’t we just meet to talk about how 2015 went? How are we already in 2017? I guess time does fly when you are having fun. And I have had lots of fun over the course of the past year working with you fine folks. It has been a year full of continued learning, growing, challenges, and affirmations. It’s the first time I’ve been back at working full time since moving to Richmond. And one thing is for sure- that takes some adjusting after being in school for four years. But, you all know how to help a resident...

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METRO BAPTIST CHURCH PARTNERSHIP

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on METRO BAPTIST CHURCH PARTNERSHIP

METRO BAPTIST CHURCH PARTNERSHIP

Tabernacle has worked in partnership with Metro Baptist Church, 410 West 40th St. New York New York for more than 25 years.  We have provided leadership for their summer camps, sent them interns and staff members, cooked Thanksgiving and Christmas meals with them, hosted their youth retreat and assisted in the 9th Ave Food Festival to help their youth raise funds for Passport Camp.  In 2016 we partnered with Eric Hasha of First Baptist Church of  Jefferson City, Tennessee to provide leadership for the first week of Clue Camp...

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A good word from Rev. Joel Ingram

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on A good word from Rev. Joel Ingram

A good word from Rev. Joel Ingram

This ministry provides groceries and clothing to our neighbors in need. The food pantry and clothes closet are open every Thursday from 1:30-3:00pm. The ministry continues to be staffed primarily by dedicated church volunteers and every Thursday we look forward to opening our doors to our neighbors to share in fellowship and conversation. Many neighbors even share prayer requests with us that we can follow up with them on as the year goes by.  In 2016 we distributed 1853 bags of groceries to 479 families in our neighborhood, including 47...

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A good word from our Children’s Ministry Team

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on A good word from our Children’s Ministry Team

A good word from our Children’s Ministry Team

We have continued to have a wonderful year in the life of children’s ministry at Tabernacle! We continue to welcome new families and children on a regular basis. It has been wonderful to see our children getting to know one another and families build relationships with each other.  On Sundays, our Sunday School numbers have continued to increase as our offerings for adult Sunday School also increase. In the spring, all of our Sunday School classes had a rotating group of teachers. It was neat to see the children getting to know...

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A Good Word from Samuel UC Lian, Our Youth Pastor

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on A Good Word from Samuel UC Lian, Our Youth Pastor

A Good Word from Samuel UC Lian, Our Youth Pastor

The past year has been a tremendous year of growth and relationship building for our youth! Here are a few of the highlights from the 2016 year: We continued with our Wednesday Night D Groups as our middle and high school students gathered to discuss the passage for the upcoming Sunday. Leadership was provided by Mark Snipes, Kate Ayers, Emily White, Abigail Ballew, Joshua Ballew.   Sunday School continues to be a time of fellowship and discussion with leadership from David Wolf and Samuel Lian. We also continued a Youth Worship Arts...

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A Good Word from Rev. Kristen Koger, Our Pastoral Resident

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on A Good Word from Rev. Kristen Koger, Our Pastoral Resident

A Good Word from Rev. Kristen Koger, Our Pastoral Resident

My friends, here we are again. Didn’t we just meet to talk about how 2015 went? How are we already in 2017? I guess time does fly when you are having fun. And I have had lots of fun over the course of the past year working with you fine folks. It has been a year full of continued learning, growing, challenges, and affirmations. It’s the first time I’ve been back at working full time since moving to Richmond. And one thing is for sure- that takes some adjusting after being in school for four years. But, you all know how to help a resident...

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A Good Word from Dr. Judy Fiske

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on A Good Word from Dr. Judy Fiske

A Good Word from Dr. Judy Fiske

MUSIC AND WORSHIP MINISTRY It seems that each year rushes by faster and faster, I would swear that I just wrote the report for 2015!  I suppose that is a good thing as time only seems to go slowly when you are bored and there is certainly none of that here! In January we began Epiphany with a Sanctuary installation that featured all of the mirrors in the church building and a few more that were borrowed!  To this we added small mirrors that could go in our pocket to remind you that you are the reflection of God in the world every...

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Guiding Light: An Epiphany Reflection by Mary Beth Foust

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Guiding Light: An Epiphany Reflection by Mary Beth Foust

Mary Beth Foust shares a reflection about her family’s Epiphany star words from 2016. Mary Beth and Caleb and their daughter, Ava, worshipped with us during a season of transition. The Foust family relocated to High Point, NC where Caleb serves as a youth minister and Mary Beth works at the local university.  “And darkness covered the land.” Well, at least that is what it felt like. The little piece of land in Glen Allen, Virginia that we called ours simply seemed dark. Never mind it was a marshy, wooded area and...

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A Good Word from Dr. Art Wright, Pastor for Spiritual Formation

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on A Good Word from Dr. Art Wright, Pastor for Spiritual Formation

A Good Word from Dr. Art Wright, Pastor for Spiritual Formation

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” ~Dr. Brené Brown   Grace and Peace to each of you this Epiphany season! I am excited to share good news about spiritual formation at Tabernacle Baptist Church this past year.   On the one hand, it’s tempting for me to count success in terms of numbers and growth in our discipleship programming. Sunday school attendance has been up this past year. We have four classes that meet regularly at this point, and have had a number...

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