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Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

We have officially begun our partnership with City Parking Inc. to convert the Meadow Street Parking lot into a public pay lot. Neighbors have been informed of the changes and signage will go up in the week ahead. The assets that are raised from this new initiative will support the mission of the church. Thanks for your patience as we work out the initial kinks.  Rest Assured. All members and guests of the church will have full access to free parking 24/7. All of the parking lots are fully reserved for guests and members on...

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Celebrating the completion of our sound system upgrade

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Celebrating the completion of our sound system upgrade

We are beyond grateful to the generous donors that made it possible purchase our new sound system! The upgrades have been completed. These upgrades include a new digital mixer, new speakers for the main floor and balcony, new choir monitors for even controlled coverage in the choir loft, and new microphone for the special music, and stage podium. Additionally, new audio and video cabling was installed for future video feeds from the stage, choir loft, and sound both.  Improvements include remote sound control with mobile devices,...

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Q&A: Search Process for our new Child Care Center Director

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Q&A: Search Process for our new Child Care Center Director

This blog entry is the first in a sequence of communications that you, as part of the TCCC and TBC families, will receive to keep you updated regarding actions being taken to help make Frances Thrift’s transition to retirement as smooth as possible.  Your support and trust during this time of change are greatly appreciated. . We want to share current information routinely to help answer any questions that you might have.  Below are some questions that we believe you may have and the most current answers to those...

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A good word from Dr. Art Wright, Minister of Spiritual Formation

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

A good word from Dr. Art Wright, Minister of Spiritual Formation

Greetings, I’m writing to you from Camp Alkulana (in Bath County, VA) where my family is spending the summer. Many of you know that my wife Beth directs the camp, and it has been a wonderful summer of ministry so far. Thank you all for your prayers and support from afar!  Since Kristen Koger has left for First Baptist Church, Decatur, GA, I’ve taken the lead on recruiting leadership for worship each week this summer. Many of you have received emails and phone calls from me asking if you would read the call to worship, pray, or...

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TCCC Q&A Session

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Blog, Media | Comments Off on TCCC Q&A Session

TCCC Q&A Session

Many thanks to everyone that came together for last night’s Q&A Session with our Pastor, Rev. Sterling Severns. We encourage you to continue to bring questions to Sterling or any of our committee members. please continue to pray for those leading the search process. The TCCC Administrative and Ministry Committees will be in touch soon about upcoming listening sessions for parents and teachers. We need your thoughts about how to best describe the center to potential candidates and your thoughts...

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Thank you, Tabernacle

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Thank you, Tabernacle

My dear Church Family, Many of you have heard this story, but I’ll share it again. Who knew that when I was first introduced to Tabernacle in 2009 when they came to Passport, and I had three Karen students in my group that I would have the chance to be reunited with them years later in a line at a business meeting lunch. Who knew that a miscommunication about a pastoral care rotation 5 years ago would have led me to find a home at Tabernacle. Who knew that when I wandered in on that Sunday during the Epiphany season that God was already...

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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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