Pastor Friends, many of us, if not all of us, are struggling to determine the best way for us to lead our flocks in the COVID-19 Pandemic. I've struggled with where to begin. I've found it incredibly challenging to navigate leadership in the current moment while simultaneously planning for a long season ahead. It's easy … Continue reading Church helping CHURCH: practical thoughts for Pastors navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic.
We have experienced tremendous disruptions to daily life as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across our nation and the globe. Many of us as church leaders are struggling to find ways to adapt to the situation. On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Sterling Severns (Senior Pastor, Tabernacle Baptist Church in Richmond, VA) and Art Wright (Theologian in … Continue reading Leading Churches during the Coronavirus Pandemic
We will vote to affirm Will's calling, and an additional 2 important items on March 31. Click here for more information.
We're in uncharted waters. Adaptive leadership and flexibility will need to be a priority for us in this next chapter of life together. I'm confident God will give us the creativity, flexibility, and grace we need for this unique moment. We need all members to be prepared to vote on 3 important items on Tuesday, … Continue reading TBC Members: preparation for vote on Tues, March 31
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We've cancelled all in-person events at Tabernacle through the month of March. Hope you will make plans to join us for some great online opportunities to participate in our Sabbath Day Together. Please be sure to check back later Saturday evening as more opportunities may be posted? 9:45 - 10:45 AM Adult Sunday school … Continue reading Sunday, March 15: Online Opportunities.
LOVE GOD. LOVE NEIGHBOR. A significant update on the COVID-19 Situation. We have decided to cancel all in-person church events for the remainder of March. Our concern is the wellbeing of the city and the most vulnerable among us. Our hope is that keeping a social distance for this short time will help the community by … Continue reading LOVE GOD. LOVE NEIGHBOR. A significant update on the COVID-19 Situation.
SATURDAY: Community Ministry will be open as we know that our neighbors are in the need of the food that will be distributed. Volunteers that are over the age of 60, younger than middle school, or have compromised immune systems and/or heart and lung issues are requested to stay home. We want to keep you … Continue reading What to Expect Over the Next 7 Days
To receive this blessing,all you have to dois let your heart break.Let it crack open.Let it fall apartso that you can seeits secret chambers,the hidden spaceswhere you have hesitatedto go. Your entire lifeis here, inscribed wholeupon your heart’s walls:every path takenor left behind,every face you turned towardor turned away,every word spoken in loveor in rage,every … Continue reading Rend Your Heart: A Blessing for Ash Wednesday
Hello Parents!We will kick off Lent with Ash Wednesday Worship in the Sanctuary. Parents are welcome to attend with their children (children in the service must be accompanied by an adult). This service will be quiet and dark, so if you would like to take younger children (up to 5th grade) to the nursery, you … Continue reading Ash Wednesday: Information for Parents