We have created this update page to provide all you need to know related to services, programming, and community life at TBC. Our Sunday services have been online only, but we are also offering in-person gatherings in August. Please click for details. Many of our weekly programs and events are temporarily suspended. However, we've developed some creative ways to continue meeting together. Please scroll down to see what actions we're taking to stay connected.
We're excited to open our building next Sunday, Aug 16, and worship with you in person! Because a maximum number of 50 people may attend each week, we ask that you sign up for just 2 Sundays in August. This helps ensure that everyone who is able to come can get a spot. Please click here for more details, to sign up, and to view a video of what you can expect Sunday mornings to look like.
For those who aren't attending, our livestream will continue on Sunday mornings so you can keep participating from home as you have been.
A few small groups are gathering together again! Higher Ground (a ministry for those dealing with addiction) meets Thursday evenings at 7 PM in the Gathering Hall. Square One Men's Study is meeting Thursdays at 6:30 AM outside on the back patio (see the Men's section below for more info), and the Wednesday morning Prayer Meeting also meets outside on the back patio at 6:30 AM (in the event of rain, Prayer Meeting is canceled). For outdoor meetings, bring your own lawn chair. Masks required for all gatherings.
Church is more than a building! It is believers united in Christ, growing together and encouraging one another through the bond of the Holy Spirit. We are committed to continuing these practices during this season. One way we can do this is to worship together from home at 9:20 AM Sunday mornings. We invite you to join us! To view the live service on Sunday morning, click the button below, or click the Watch button on the church app.
We want to be mindful of those in our congregation who may need meals, supplies, or other care, and we want to keep lifting each other in prayer. As the body of Christ, this is an opportunity for us to not only Love God, but also to Love Others and Serve Others:
- If you or someone you know needs practical help, please let us know by filling in the Care Form below. (You can also find the form under the Sign Up button on the app.)
- If you can help run an errand or deliver groceries, let us know that as well through the Care Form.
- If you'd like to donate financially to provide supplies, click to Give and choose the Deacon Fund.
- When we're facing difficult times, there's no greater activity than for God's people to gather together to pray! You're invited to join us in corporate prayer at 8:30 AM on Sundays, using a program called Zoom. To participate, please click here.
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You may give by clicking the button below. Or you may use the Give button on our app.
If you typically donate by check, you can still mail your checks to the church at: 300 N Benson Rd, Fairfield CT 06824.
Please note: we've added the Deacon Fund as a new option for online giving. As always, a donation to the Deacon Fund helps meet an urgent need within our church body. But during this season, it will also help provide groceries and supplies for those attending TBC who need assistance. (If you're donating online, once you enter a dollar amount, a drop-down menu will appear so you can choose the fund you want. If you're writing a check, indicate "Deacon Fund" on the memo line.)
Here are some plans for how we can continue to build one another up and encourage one another:
Children's Ministry (birth-grade 5)
For Sunday morning family time, we're uploading one lesson per week of our Sunday School study (click here to go to each week's lesson). As a way to offer some encouragement, Pastor Dan made a fun video with tips for family worship, and have we a video story time with each of the Sunday School teachers, which you can access on our Family Worship Playlist. Here are some extra resources Children's Ministry recommends for your family worship time at home:
- Seeds Family Worship (they have a website and a YouTube page)
- The Bible App for Kids
- New City Catechism
- Guardians of Ancora, adventure Bible game app: for Android or for Apple
Student Ministry (Grades 6-12)
Transformed Student Ministries is continuing to build relationships with students that help them develop a deeper relationship with Christ. There are 3 specifics ways we'll be doing that in this unique season:
- Sunday Youth Group: will be held on Zoom at 3 PM Sundays so we can interact with one another. We'll have a devotional, catch up with each other, and have some encouragement time.
- Wednesday Cookie Day will look different than it usually does, but we still want to build community, so on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 PM we'll do a face-to-face Zoom call (click to attend) with all of our students. We'll have games, giveaways, and chat with each other.
- Continued Contact: youth leaders will be reaching out to students using different mediums throughout the week.
Joy in the Morning Women's Bible Study
Though our meetings at church are suspended, we will continue to be active in each other's lives. Our group of around 30 women are staying in contact through phone trees. At this time, a cheery voice calling to check on each other spiritually, emotionally, and physically is a real boost. If you have not been part of Joy in the Morning in the past but could use a phone buddy to encourage you, please email Jan Hunt at: JoyintheMorning@TrinityFaifield.org and you will be connected to our network of loving women.
We also have a Joy in the Morning Facebook page (click to visit) where all women are invited to meet virtually to pray for and encourage one another--even if they've never attended Joy in the Morning. (Click "Join Group" to request to be part of the group.)
Square One Men's Bible Study
Square One is meeting in-person on Thursdays at 6:30 AM, outside on the back patio through September. Bring a lawn chair and your own beverage. In the event of rain, the meeting will move into the Gathering Hall (enter by the front door only). Masks must be worn. Come fellowship and study the Word together.
You can also join us online through a private Square One Facebook group (click to view). Once there, click "Join Group." Use this page to share needs, suggestions, prayer requests, and praises--along with opportunities to serve. This is a great opportunity to invite other men to participate and to include those who are unable to attend on Thursday mornings.
You can listen to past sermons and popular TBC worship songs throughout the week. On our YouTube channel (click to go there) you can find sermons on our "Sunday Messages 2020" playlist. Or you can listen to worship songs on our "Popular Worship Songs at TBC" playlist. We also have a mid-week podcast designed to take Sunday's message and bring it into your daily life.
On the TBC app, press our Sunday Resources button which has all you need for Sunday mornings and beyond in a single button. It contains a link to sermons, to giving, to our worship playlist, to announcements, and more. (If you don't already have our app, click here to download it for Android or Apple phones.)