Quarterly Business Meeting – Sunday, November 5, 2023

Join Us Sunday, November 5th After Worship—Quarterly Business Meeting
With a Special Report from Carson Dean

First, thank you to those who were able to participate after worship this past Sunday in our discussion with Mark Tidsworth. He led us in understanding the current work of the Leadership Roundtable and the signs of renewal you are already seeing around TBC.  It is so meaningful to have you engaged in our Season of Renewal, walking together on our pathway in growth as a church of Christ followers..

PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US again this coming Sunday, November 5th, after worship for another opportunity to gather around the lunch tables for our Quarterly Business Meeting.  Here are some important highlights about this time together: This is a hybrid meeting, so join us by

Zoom if you are unable to join in person. Use the Zoom link below:
LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82386158273?pwd=RzFRR0JQRlRNRi9WODRNUWJMR0FVZz09            
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The meeting will follow our usual business meeting agenda.We hope that you will review the Quarterly Report using the link provided below prior to the meeting. Only a few committee reports are planned for the meeting, such as our Finance Committee report, understanding that you have already read the committee written reports.
LINK: Quarterly Report The last 30 minutes of our upcoming meeting will be facilitated by Carson Dean, giving you highlights of his preliminary Building & Grounds Assessment report.You will have an opportunity to engage in this part of our agenda.We appreciate your interest in how we move forward in utilizing our facilities and maintaining them. We ask that you continue to pray for our church leaders and pastoral staff as we continue to grow into how we serve God as individuals and as a vibrant congregation.

Leadership Roundtable in Action—Our Path in a Season of Renewal

The Leadership Roundtable is now half-way through our initial 60-days of focus to move our church forward in our Season of Renewal.  You may recall that in our meeting on August 28th, the group agreed to form three action teams, meant to focus on areas of concern you expressed in Listening Sessions with Mark Tidsworth.  Those teams are:

  1. Reconnecting and Connecting as a church – renewing and building relationships and community (including pastor-church relationship) – Leader, Erin Braford with assistance from John Gass
  2. Advancing Youth and Children’s Ministry – Leaders, Mark and Katye Snipes
  3. Advancing Hospitality Ministry – Leader Woody Jenkins, with assistance from Jerry Jones

We also launched a Mutual Ministry Team, whose purpose is to address people-pastor relationships.  Team members include Barb Satterwhite, Martin Tiller, Jerry Jones, and Sterling Severns.  Their goal is to work together to create a mutual agreement that clarifies expectations for pastor, leadership and communication among all of us.  This team will likely evolve over time, possibly with more engagement of the pastoral staff and other leaders after its initial 90-day focus period, helping to keep a pulse on relationships and trust for all of us.

In our most recent meeting, facilitated by Mark Tidsworth on September 25th, each team provided a progress report.  All teams have met in person and/or online to establish purpose, priorities, and key next steps.  Look for individual updates from these teams in the TAB in the weeks ahead.  Please know that our work is being coordinated, and we are attempting to consider our capacity for volunteer effort in all activities that we are suggesting.  And we are considering resources that may be beyond our walls to help us achieve our goals.

Mark Tidsworth will return on-site on the weekend of October 28th and 29th.  On Saturday, the Leadership Roundtable will gather again in a session facilitated by Mark for updates from each team and to add some additional strategic thinking to our next period of focus.  Mark your calendars to join us after worship on Sunday, October 29th for a session facilitated by Mark Tidsworth, leading us all in discussing next steps in TBC’s Season of Renewal. Lunch will be provided.

Please continue to pray that we listen to God and each other as we do His work and strive to be His light in our community every day.  We walk this path of renewal together, and hope that you will continue to pray for all of us for wisdom, compassion, and continued love for each other as we move forward. 

‘God simply loves us. This love is based on the identity and character of God, not on our worthiness.  God’s love is gift, pure and simple. “  Excerpt page 170, Shift, written by Mark Tidsworth

Congregational Meeting Sunday, August 13, 2023

On Sunday, August 13, 2023 following worship, we will have a congregational meeting in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be served. At this meeting, items will be shared from the Leadership Roundtable Retreat that will take place on Saturday, August 12. Mark Tidsworth, our consultant from Pinnacle Leadership Associates, will be sharing with the congregation.

If you are unable to make it in person, here is the Zoom link for the meeting:

Topic: Congregational Meeting – August 13, 2023
Time: Aug 13, 2023 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Quarterly Business Meeting – Sunday, June 30, 2023

Our Quarterly Business Meeting will be held following worship on Sunday, July 30. Lunch will be served. For those of you who will be joining us in the virtual acre, here is the link to join us in Zoom. We hope it will be in your plans to join us. Click here to access a link for the Quarterly Book of Reports. It will be at the bottom of the email.

Missed the meeting? Click here for a recording.

Topic: Quarterly Business Meeting
Time: Jul 30, 2023 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Fiscal Year 2023-24 Budget TBC & TCCC

BUDGET FOR FY ’23 – ‘24 for TBC & TCCC

The Finance Team (FT) and Administrative Board (AB) are providing the TBC Budget for our upcoming fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2023 and ending on June 30, 2024. 

Click here for a copy of the Tabernacle Child Care Center 2023-24 Budget.

Please CLICK HERE to vote for the TBC Budget and please CLICK HERE to vote for the TCCC Budget. Voting ends on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM.


Thank you for your strong endorsement at the Quarterly Business meeting to partner with Pinnacle Leadership Associates entering a “Season of Renewal” as a church. We are building on our collective experience during January’s Making The Shift Weekend, moving into the next season. To that end, we need a way to gather our collective discernment about our calling as a church. 

Over the weekend of June 2-4, our partner in ministry Rev. Mark Tidsworth will be on campus at Tabernacle, eager to gather this church’s insights. Everyone who considers Tabernacle their church is invited to participate in a listening group. These are one-hour sessions with up to 10 persons, facilitated by Rev. Tidsworth. We encourage everyone to participate, whether your name is on the membership list or not, helping us discern our calling and focus for the present and near future. 
You can register via this link or on a clipboard in the back of the Sanctuary.

Fire System Installation for the Williams Building

Fire System Installation for the Williams Building

On February 11, 2022 our neighborhood Fox Elementary School went up in flames, causing extensive damage.  As a congregation, we offered to assist the staff, parents, and children in any way that we could in support of the aftermath of this unfortunate event.  In months prior to this fire, we as a Building & Grounds Committee had been discussing how we would address our own concerns regarding safety for our buildings that are also in a similar age range as Fox Elementary.  It was this in combination with other security concerns for our child care center that led us to take more direct action in the area of safety and security for all of us.

In June 2022 a team of staff and volunteers completed a walk through of all of our buildings with Noah Rogers, a specialist in safety and security with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, to assess and begin to prioritize our needs.  We created an initial action plan, taking into consideration the daily use of the Williams Building and the need to focus on the safety of the children in our care.  That assessment led us to begin immediately to address the need for a fire alarm system in the Williams Building.

The B&G Committee researched and obtained bids for the installation of a system that would fit our specifications.  With your support and the support of TCCC parents, we agreed to work with Fire Protection LLC to complete the work.  Installation started in February of this year, and it was completed on schedule on March 22nd, with training for several members of our TCCC and TBC staff provided on that day.

We sincerely appreciate everyone’s help and support in making this important safety step possible.  Please take any opportunity you have to extend special thanks to TCCC and Endowment Board partners, understanding that TCCC is covering about 65% of the cost of this project and our Endowment Board is paying about 25% of the project costs.  We look forward to continuing to work together as we implement more safety steps in the months ahead!

Quarterly Business Meeting – Sunday, April 30, 2023

Lunch and a Business Meeting!   This Sunday, April 30.  Immediately following the worship service in the Fellowship Hall.
Our quarterly business meeting will take place on Sunday immediately following worship.  Lunch will be served.  Judy is cooking tortellini with Italian sausage and marinara sauce and a white sauce with mushrooms and Gorgonzola cheese.  The proceeds from lunch will help send our youth to camp this summer, so please plan to donate some money to help cover the cost of the food and send youth to camp.  The business of the church is important spiritual work.  As we see in Acts 6, the early church had to work to organize to care for their community and their neighbors.  Plan to come and take part in this important work of being community.

Joining us from the virtual acre? Here’s the zoom link.