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Blessed to be a blessing!

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Blessed to be a blessing! You’ve probably heard that phrase before. Maybe you’re already tired of hearing it! But the reality is, for those of us who belong to Jesus, His love was never designed to stop with our salvation. As we’ve mentioned before, everyone that belongs to Jesus is called to help others know and follow Him too! Everyone! Not just the “Super-missionaries!” We’ll be hearing more about these responsibilities and opportunities through guest speakers over the next two weeks.  I’m excited about our guest speaker for Sunday. Pastor Abraham is a good friend of Bob and Olivia’s, and someone they’ve supported […]

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Covid protocols at TCBC

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Covid protocols at TCBC Hi everyone,You have probably heard by now that the CDC as well as Pima County Health Department are now strongly recommending that people wear face masks again while indoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained. If you’ve been paying attention at church, you have seen that we haven’t been maintaining social distancing very well. Especially before and after the worship service and Sunday school hours.  To that end, we’d like to remind you to maintain social distance while on the 2411 campus. We also strongly recommend that you wear a mask while on site. And of course, if […]

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“Here comes trouble!”

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“Here comes trouble!”  I used to hear that a lot growing up. It was usually someone talking about me!  Trouble just seems to have a way of finding all of us. Whether we’re looking for it or not! So, what do we do when we run into trouble? The Bible has much to say about how to respond in the midst of trouble! We’ll look at a Psalm on Sunday written for just such occasions! Please join us in person on Sunday for the combined language service with communion at 9:30 to hear more! If you can’t make it in person, you can […]

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God of the valleys

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There’s a lie running around in Christian circles that followers of Jesus should never be discouraged or depressed. Sometimes we’re even told to put on a happy face for the sake of the non-believers around us. These are interesting—but not Biblical—thoughts. The idea that Christians can’t have times in the valleys, times of despair, does not square with God’s plain teaching in the Bible. The Psalm we’ll study this Sunday will correct these attitudes for us. Please join us in person on Sunday at 9:30 for English and 11 for Chinese to hear more! If you can’t make it in person, you […]

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Notice of Covid Positive at TCBC

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Hi everyone! We were notified this afternoon that one of our church members in attendance last Sunday tested positive for Covid today.  This person was onsite from the English worship service in the sanctuary through our post-Sunday school informal fellowship time in the fellowship hall.  Their symptoms are mild and allergy-like at this point. We have cancelled Wednesday morning’s Bible study as well as our Game Night at church on Friday night and church cleaning on Saturday. At this point we will proceed with normal gatherings on Sunday morning.  We wanted to let you know about this case so that […]