WOW!! Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we had our Time to Build Celebration Sunday? Doesn’t it seem like we just made commitments together for an adventure of rebuilding? So much has happened, but one thing has remained constant…our faithful God. He has brought us through so much these past few months and will continue to do so. This is our Season of Celebration and to draw nearer to God and to draw people closer to Him. Isn’t that what he created us for? We are glad and anxious for this new chapter to unfold at TCAA and look forward to turning the page with each of you. We hope that you will be able to come and celebrate with us Sunday, January 29th at 8am, 9:30am, 11am and again at 5pm for a Farewell and Thank You Celebration to Pastor Dennis for all he has done for TCAA over the past 20 years.
Thank you to our Faithful Ministry Partners at Lone Oak Baptist Church from Paducah, Kentucky. They have come out on 2 different Mission Trips. The first to tear down the stage when we first started preparing the building for renovation and the second to help clean up from construction. We appreciate them so much as they have saved us from needing to hire outside help. Thank you!!
A lot has happened since our last blog update!
After VBS 2015, our kids went off to Children’s Camp and our youth had another exciting year at Zona, where they were joined by Pastor Randy! Not much happened the latter part of the year, except the finishing touches of the new Vision at TCAA and planning for the first part of 2016.
January 2016, things definitely went into overdrive. The transition of Pastor Dennis and Pastor Randy took place. Pastor Randy has taken his role as Senior Pastor of TCAA and Pastor Dennis as Associate Pastor/Founding Pastor. The final transition is planned for January 2017, Pastor Dennis will retire after 49+ years of being in ministry! Planning for TCAA Time to Build Campaign was in full swing!
Our focus was Nehemiah: Brick by Brick. We asked our congregation to pray about the commitment they would make toward Time to Build. Our desire is that God leads the hearts of his people to commit to Time to Build. During this time we had our kids, including youth, take part in the campaign. They made their personal commitments as well. Our children had Time to Build banks that they used to collect change.
In February 2016 we began sending “Save the Dates” for our Dessert Celebration that would unveil the plan to rebrand TCAA and begin the process of rebuilding our sanctuary.
April 2016 we hosted a Dessert Celebration to announce Time to Build! This wasn’t just the beginning of a building campaign, it was the beginning of rebranding who we are, changing our mission! During this event we announced our new Vision Statement and gathered monetary commitments from the ones who attended the event. Our Vision:
May 2016 TCAA Celebrated! We held one service at 9:30am. Our children brought their banks full of money to give for Time to Build. They collected $2500.00 just in change!
June 2016…CONSTRUCTION has begun! Our building should be complete by November 2016!
ReUp will be held September 25th, the kids will bring their banks back again! We are so excited for the changes being made at TCAA and for a new start in the rebuilt sanctuary this fall! The Journey continues.
After all the Hype around the TCAA App…it is finally here and available for you to download. Please visit your phone’s app store and search for “TCAA”, hit download. You will be able to use the app during service for the notes, read the bible, see upcoming events…All at your fingertips, you can share sermon notes, sermon messages and more.
If you have questions or problems with the app please email App Support.
12-30-18- Message by Randy Record