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Why is Richmond Still Segregated?

»Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Why is Richmond Still Segregated? from Sterling W. Severns on Vimeo. Missed last night’s presentation, “Why is Richmond still segregated”? The video is available online. Thank you, Heather Mullins Crislip!       Hope everyone will join us next Wednesday as we discuss white privilege.   White privilege is not always easy to understand or accept. In this session, we’ll explore what privilege is and what it isn’t, and how it affects all of our lives. (Facilitated by Amanda...

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Thank you, Allen!

»Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Thank you, Allen!

We would like to thank Allen Lowery for his faithful ministry over the course of these last several months. Allen stepped into the Interim Communication Assistant position with an eagerness to serve. His creativity and trouble-shooting skills were invaluable to the staff in a season of great transition. We wish him well as he begins an exciting new position at the downtown Marriott.  We welcome Jacque Green to the Interim role through April and pray for guidance as we create a job description for the permanent position. We hope to begin a search in early spring.

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Great opportunity to live/teach in Myanmar for a season or two

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Great opportunity to live/teach in Myanmar for a season or two

  Guest Teacher wanted!   We need someone comfortable teaching English at several levels; someone who can look at the student book and lead 5-15 adults through it. Probably no more than 4 hours in the classroom per day. Our semesters are April-June, August-October, and January-March. In July and November we plan to have more intensive week-long courses, with the possibility of bringing in short-term teams from USA churches. This could be an opportunity for our Guest Teacher to teach a specialized class, help facilitate a short-term team’s work, or take some time off to do sightseeing on their own. Our current Guest Teacher will be here until the end of March.   We would provide a furnished apartment in the same building with us and...

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Preparing our children for the Ash Wednesday Service

»Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Preparing our children for the Ash Wednesday Service

Dear Parents: As you know, Easter is the most significant day in our faith tradition. The six weeks leading up to Easter are a time for a probing consideration of our human condition, including sin and its consequences for both individuals and society.  This time of reflection is called Lent.  The first day of Lent is Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is a day when we recognize and confront death.  We find in Genesis, “Remember, O mortal, that you are dust; and to dust you shall return.” (Gen. 3:19)  With these words, ashes are put on our foreheads in the shape of a cross.  This bold confrontation with death begins our time of reflection and repentance in Lent.  We begin thinking about the role of sin in our lives and ponder the...

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Job Opening: Part-Time Youth Minister

»Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Job Opening: Part-Time Youth Minister

Job Opening: Part-Time Youth Minister

We are pleased to post our new Part-time Youth Ministry opening. Please review the job description  and submit resumes to searchteam@tbcrichmond.org.  The committee will review resumes the week of February 13. Please join our congregation as we pray for discernment in this exciting next chapter! 

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Happy Birthday.

»Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday.

Over 130  years ago, a little church school, inspired by the dreams of a paperboy, was planted amidst a grove of trees in the quiet countryside on the outskirts of Richmond. Over the years, a neighborhood grew up around the little school and, in turn, the little school grew into a full-fledged church.  The neighborhood and church grew up together. The grove of trees was eventually transformed into Grove Avenue, a bustling corner of a an expanding city. The church thrived where it was planted. What began as a little school would later become one of the largest Sunday Schools on the eastern seaboard. Tabernacle Baptist Church and the Fan District reached a numerical zenith in the years preceding WWII. However, the years that followed the war would bring a...

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