The Tab Weekly: Sabbath, Town Hall Meetings, Tab Circles


Sabbath is the culmination of Creation. It is planted deep in our hearts. As we approach fall, we are moving into a new rhythm that we hope will remind us to celebrate our freedom in Christ and deliberately engage in relationship with God and with others. We invite you to pray and think about this structure before we begin on September 13.

Our Sabbath will take form in three parts. Prelude is an opportunity to prepare your heart for the day. This is something you can do creatively, and we will have some opportunities to do so alongside others. Communal Gathering will remain an integral part of our Sundays. We will continue to gather as a church family at 11AM to worship God in unison. Circles are deliberate engagement with the Word and intentional commitment. Our goal is for Tab Circles to help people find places of belonging, support, and spiritual community while we can’t all gather in the building together. Sign up for a Circle here by August 31!

Constitution Committee Update

The Tabernacle constitution committee is pleased to report that the revised versions of the constitution and the by-laws were approved in the recent vote by the congregation and went into effect as of 8/9/20. This refreshed framework should help to bring clarity to much of the church’s administrative and strategic business. A small number of important corrections have already been proposed – this is a good thing, indicating the attention the revision process has received as many conversations were conducted around tricky details and choices. A short compendium of proposed changes will be submitted for discussion at the September business meeting. Additionally there is ongoing work on the updating of the church manual and determination of the appropriate locations for the storing of all such documents and clear easy access to church members.
Watch a video intro for tonight’s Town Hall Meeting!

Town Hall Meeting | August 26, 9PM

We hope you’ll join us at 9PM for this week’s Town Hall Meeting. You can find some relevant survey results and a video to help prepare for the meeting here.
Sept 2:  Spiritual Formation
Sept 9: Race

TAB’s Back to School Drive Through (PreK-12)

TAB will be hosting a Back to School Drive Through on Sunday, August 30, 4PM in the church’s alley.

Hope you can join us as we bless and celebrate our returning students as they prepare for an unconventional school year! You can participate by donating items for celebration packets and/or coming to wish our students well on Sunday!

Sunday, September 6 | Bread for the Journey

Receiving Sustenance through the breaking of Bread. Remembering a promise and keeping a promise.

A day of worship.
A day of reunion.
An adventure with purpose.

On September 6, we will gather for a brief Communion service at 9:30AM before being sent out to worship with sister churches (mostly virtually) and participate in our Sunday School classes. There will be another brief Communion service at 4PM. Watch a video from Sterling here for more details, and a page with links will be available in the coming days.

Join us on Sunday mornings at 11AM for Worship!

The Gather Summer Series is a weekly set of discussion questions and worship guide for you to enjoy in small gatherings with other church members or neighbors. Participate in any way you feel comfortable, whether gathering via Zoom, at a fire pit in your yard, or in your driveway.

Our Community Ministry continues to operate on a weekly basis to serve our neighbors. As we approach the fall, many of our neighbors who are regularly here on Saturdays have children and grandchildren getting ready to go back to school (this year likely some virtually and some in person). If you are able to purchase some extra school supplies, we welcome your donations of these items as well as food and other household essentials!
Here are our current needs:
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Spiral-bound Notebooks
  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue Sticks
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Canned green beans or mixed vegetables
  • Canned mixed fruit
  • Instant oatmeal packets – any flavor
Drop off donations on Fridays between 11AM and 12:30, or email April to coordinate.
We would love for you to let us know if you are worshiping with us! If you joined us on Sunday morning, or if you are participating using the recording at another time this week, you can connect with us here.

Thank you for your patience as we adapt to rapidly changing news and advice from health care professionals. To find regular updates, check your email inbox, our free app, or the website.

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