"But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare." Jeremiah 29:7
Upcoming Ways to be Involved
Cultural Connections / ESOL • Monday, Jan. 8 - A New Semester Begins!
Have you ever felt even the smallest desire to proclaim the Good News of the Lord? Did you want to show compassion to the foreigner, to help the sojourner in a foreign country, to demonstrate Christ’s love to those who may have never met Him? We invite you to join us for the winter semester of ESOL. Can you give an hour or two? One day? An entire semester? There are many ways to experience ESOL. You can prepare a meal; stay and have dinner and conversation or teach a class. Classes are Monday and Wednesday nights, Jan. 8 - Mar. 21, 7-9 p.m. Click here for more information.
Women’s Lenten Serving Project. Feb 15.
Our women will create Snack Packs for the children who are clients of Homestretch. Bring your jokes, wisdom treats and healthy snacks to this great opportunity for fellowship with TFCA Women at either Thursday morning or evening bible study. Packing Supplies can be donated to the church or brought to the event. Sign up for what you can share here. If you have questions, please contact Laura Hill or Cheryl McKeon for more information.
Willston Center Valentine's Day Party, Feb 13
Bring the essence of love in friendship to the more than 50 children at the Willston Community Center. Join the Valentine’s day party where we will have crafts and games and treats all in the name of God’s love.
ESOL Volunteer interest and teacher training
Join us Saturday, Jan. 6, from 10-11:30 a.m. at 6565 in the Learning Center to hear about opportunities to serve our immigrant and refugee community. We have openings for classroom assistants, hospitality, teachers and more. Come alongside others in showing Jesus’ love to our neighborhood. Contact Kaity Hauter.
Neighborhood Engagement Council Donut Drive By!
Join us the first Sunday of each month to hear from the Neighborhood Engagement Committee on where the church is at work in the community, to pray for our ministry, and to discuss opportunities and how you can join in on various committees and projects. Join us between the services in Bishop O'Connell library. For more information, contact Cheryl McKeon.
Homestretch Tax Program
We need your help on upcoming Saturday mornings (Jan. 20-Apr. 15), between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., as we greet Homestretch families to sessions on tax preparation. Greeters are needed on Saturday mornings from 9-1 from 1/20 to 4/15. Click here to sign up.
Neighborhood Engagement forges a pathway to discipleship that invites our congregation to see and know our neighbors as image-bearers of the Most High God. We seek to know our neighbors and build friendships in the community near our Church home.
To see our neighborhood transformed in practical and spiritual ways as the congregation practices whole life stewardship of the Gospel while meeting the needs of community partners.
To follow the example of Jesus
To catalyze the local church as the agent of Christ’s love and instruments of His peace, justice, and love
To welcome everyone in the body of Christ that has a desire to love our neighbors
We have been working for 18 months to Learn, Love and Lead new initiatives to get to know and care for our neighbors in vicinity of the new church property.
At present, the following initiatives offer our church the opportunity to share our vision of ‘home’ with some of the spiritually and physically impoverished in the community.
Cultural Connections: Offering hospitality in our own church ‘home’
Adoption/Foster Care: Caring for the orphans
Local Schools: Caring for students and families to meet resource and mentoring needs
Willston Community Center: Caring for the staff and the diverse, local neighborhood families being served by the center who are 98% recipients of free-reduced lunch
Homestretch: Caring for the poor, in families that are recovering from homelessness through our support of 2 ‘sacred homes’ with financial and other family care