Welcome to this week’s Newsline. Here’s what’s included:
- This Sunday
- Creative Crew
- The Message Mission Week
- Into the prophetic…
- Safe Families
- Summer Festival
- School of Applied Theology
- Meet the Youth Team!
- Pastoral Care & Support
Join us this Sunday as we approach our next ‘Junction on the Journey’- “Getting stuck or breaking through?”; when we will take a look at Exodus chapter 14.
We would love for you to join us this week! Find your ticket here.
For tickets for any subsequent weeks, check out the ‘events’ part of your MyChurchSuite app.
We are, of course, continuing to stream all of our live services on Facebook and Youtube for those of you who are worshipping at home this week and you can find this week’s children’s resources here.
Creative Crew meets this coming Monday!
Whether you are a knitter, scrapbooker, card maker, crochet boff, quilter or something completely different – all are welcome to creative crew.
Click here to sign up to receive your zoom code and then, on Monday night at 7.30pm, have at least one of your projects to hand for our creative ‘show and tell’. If you are not working on anything at the moment, bring something that you have made in the past, or even feel free to join us purely for the inspiration and the joy of being together.
The Message Mission week
We are really excited to be welcoming a team from The Message Academy (their year out project) to Teesside this week.
From Thursday 10th June until Sunday 13th, Jacob, Emily, Ben and Salome who are studying with The Message this year, will be coming to serve us at TVC Church though our work at The Shack, Community Grocery, Shaftsbury Street as well as spending time with our youth groups at The Shack and The Oakwood Centre. From clearing gardens to giving testimonies, it is amazing to have these 4 young people to come and join us in sharing the gospel across Stockton.
On Sunday 13th, they will be helping to run the first of our Sunday services at The Shack, for the local community in Ragworth. This will be the first service we have been able to hold there in over a year. As much as we would love to invite you all over to join the service there – The Shack is only big enough for 50 people at a push and with social distancing in place, we can only have a very small congregation there at the moment, so the majority of us will meet at The Oakwood Centre on that day and we will look forward to a time when more of us can gather at The Shack and support the spread of the gospel in Ragworth.
Into the Prophetic…
Would you like to understand what the Bible says about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially prophecy?
Not sure if you hear from God and would like to prophesy for the first time?
Would you like to live a more supernaturally-charged Christian life, expecting God to speak through you, directly into lives and situations?
Join us for a morning of training and discovery, over Zoom on Saturday 19th June with Warren and Claire Harrison and team.
Claire says: “Hearing from God is meant to be a normal activity for God’s people, so that we can strengthen and encourage each other. This day will give you a solid Biblical foundation for moving in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and enable you to recognise God’s voice, using teaching, ministry and practical exercises in a fun and encouraging atmosphere.”
Beginners and those who need a refresher are all welcome!
To book a place, please register here and we will be in touch with the zoom code.
Are you relatively new to TVC Church?
We would love to get to know you and to help you discover more about what we believe at TVC Church, what it means to Belong and where we believe God is taking us as a Church family.
Our next Belong group begins on Wednesday 23rd June at 7.30. We would love you to come and join us. For more information and to sign up, click here.
Do you want to make a difference to families in your community but don’t know where to start?
Safe Families is a national Christian charity that links children, young people and families with local volunteers. At TVC Church we are looking to join with Safe Families to support local families and we would love you to be part of that.
Come along on Tuesday 29th June at 7.30pm and find out more about three key ways you could help families facing difficulties in Stockton, Middlesbrough, Darlington and Hartlepool and how Safe Families can support you to do that.
Have you booked to join the Summer Festival?
Now just 3 weeks away from our Summer Festival – make sure you have booked to join us!
Here is a flavour of the fun and games that we have planned:
Bouncy castles, ice cream, garden games, football cage, character guest appearances, face painting, team games, community group ‘its a knock out’.
…and if something a bit less energetic is more your cup of tea…maybe pop down for a cup of tea and a cake, or go the whole way and book in for afternoon tea at our brand new Coffee Shop! There will also be live music and outdoor worship (where you can actually sing!).
So come and join us. It will be so good to be together again as TVC Church family.
School of Applied Theology
School of Applied Thelogy is back this September!
For all you Students who are part way though your studies – you do need to register again for September, especially if you are already fully paid up!
If you have never tried SAT before, do really think about it. There are 5 study days each year, which is a small but incredibly strong investment into knowing and understanding the Bible.
Pete says: “I have never seen myself as being particularly academic or interested in Theology but I really saw a need to look deeper into the Bible teachings. School of Theology was brilliant – I now read the Bible in a completely different way and I feel like I understand it on a different level”.
Meet our Youth Team!
At TVC Church, we love that we are a multi-generational Church!
Our teenagers have a team of passionate and sometimes downright silly leaders, who meet with them throughout the week to support them in all aspects of their lives.
For those of us who are not teenagers any more (much to our dismay), TVC Church Youth can seem a bit of a mystery, so we have asked our amazing Youth Team to introduce yourselves to them in their own unique way.
To find out more about what is going on for the Youth at TVC Church or to ask about how you can get involved in serving our awesome young people, get in touch with Christa.
It has been so good to meet together, to pursue discipleship, over our past two Practical Discipleship training sessions.
Our next one is now on the horizon, so pop Thursday 8th July in your diary!
Giving to TVC Church
Continuing to be generous with your money means that we can continue to be generous in all sorts of practical ways.
You can give your tithes and offerings by bank transfer, online or by text message.
Pastoral Care and Support
If you are unwell, have symptoms of Coronavirus or need contact, support, or prayer, then please let us know. Complete the online form and our pastoral team will be in touch within 24 to 48 hours.