Tabernacle Baptist Church’s active engagement with our community is an important part of who we are. What a blessing over 25 years ago when we opened our doors to the Richmond Concert Band, providing space for band rehearsals on Tuesday evenings. Sharing our space has meant so much to both organizations, beyond the incredible “Christmas in the Fan” Christmas Concert that we join together to present each year. (NOTE: Be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday, December 18th from 4-6pm!)
We are quite grateful for how the Richmond Concert Band helps us in return for their use of our facilities. When the band learned that we needed to raise money to purchase new chairs for the Fellowship Hall, they donated $3,000 to Tabernacle as a special thank you. You may have noticed that we already received these attractive, banquet-style chairs and they have been unwrapped and are in use!
And the Richmond Concert Band collects non-perishable food for our Food Pantry ministry each Tuesday during the fall months when they practice. By December, the band members usually have gathered over 1,000 items of canned goods and other food pantry items for us to use in the pantry and for our Christmas baskets.
Helping one another…we take what we learn in Sterling’s Sunday sermon and make it reality!
One additional note—On Sunday, October 30th, the Richmond Concert Band was recognized in the Richmond Times Dispatch as Richmond’s Best Band! If you get a chance, please congratulate the band!!!!