COVID-19 Response Update 2/3/2021

Church Family:

We are living as God’s people in times of incredible challenge and change. 

 

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve with you and appreciate your encouragement and support.

We are grateful that so many have been able to worship with us through our online venue. We are continually working to improve this experience. It has been exciting to watch our “online congregation” grow!

 

We are also grateful that we are able to provide an in-person worship experience for those who are able to participate. We are encouraged by a number of folks who have begun to worship with us in-person during the pandemic.

In an on-going effort in keeping things as clean and safe as possible:

  • Temperatures will be taken as participants enter the narthex (we plan to start this new procedure on Sunday, February 7) – those with a temperature of 100.4 or greater will be asked to return home and may join us in worship online

  • Each participant (over the age of two) will be asked to wear a mask while in the building

  • Exterior doors are propped open to reduce surface contact and provide fresh air ventilation 

  • We will continue to clean the sanctuary each Sunday morning with electrostatic disinfection

  • The Welcome Table will have guest cards, hand sanitizer, offering envelopes, and masks available for anyone who needs them

  • Members are encouraged to give online (http://www.towneview.org/give), by mail, or place their offerings in the plate at the Welcome Table (we will not receive an offering during the service)

  • Sunday mornings will be worship only- no in-person Bible Study or childcare

    To encourage appropriate social distancing:

    • Limit the use of restrooms to one individual/family group at a time

    • Follow directional arrows

    • Enter only through the doors in the narthex

    • There will not be a “fellowship time” in the service- smiles, winks, and “air hugs” are encouraged while hugs and handshakes are discouraged

    • Coffee and water fountains will remain out of service

Grace and Peace, 

Pastor Jim

Pastor Jeremy

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Update 6/15/2020

TVBC in-person worship June 28

Church Family:

The church is back in the house! Church Council has initiated plans for a return to corporate worship for 11 a.m., Sunday, June 28.

Please check the website, Facebook, and your e-mail for updates. In an effort to keep things as clean and safe as possible we will:

  • request that everyone wear a mask
    (we'll have masks available if you need one)

  • be able to accommodate 50-60 participants in the sanctuary
    and 40-45 in Fellowship Hall

  • plan for families to worship together
    (no extended session care for preschoolers)

  • greet one another with "holy nods" (no fellowship time)

  • ask you to help us in preparing by letting us know if you plan to attend
     

We need volunteers for our welcome team, counters, and assisting with sanitizing before and after the service. Please drop us a text or e-mail if you could help.

We will have more details available by the end of the week. We're doing our best to stay informed with guidance from governmental guidelines and best practices of other churches. Give us a call if you any questions.

Please know that we are not going to judge you if you or your family are just not ready yet. The service will stream and be archived, Adult Bible Study and Children's ministry will continue online as well.

We're excited!

Pastor Jim Conrad,
Pastor Jeremy Hall

 

 

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Covid-19 Update 4/5/2020

Hello Church Family, 

Here are a few things you need to know. 

HOLY WEEK: 

 

Maundy Thursday, April 9th. Online Worship Experience 

Good Friday, April 10th. Our “Online Campus” will host a “Stations of the Cross” worship experience.

Holy Saturday, A special message from Pastor Jim.

Easter, April 12th.  Online Worship Experience 


Community News: 

 

The Youth Group will be moving their 6:30p Wednesday Night online gatherings to the ZOOM platform. Contact Jeremy for more info. 

 

VBS: We are starting to collect cardboard boxes for VBS decorations. If you are taking advantage of delivery services, keep those larger sturdy boxes for us!

 

Jeanette VanHentenryck remains hospitalized at Kennestone.

 

Cheryl Lawrence goes tomorrow morning 3/31 to Cartersville Medical Center for breast cancer surgery. 

 

Online Resources:

 

You can access all of our weekly worship events, daily devotional videos, up-to-date Covid-19 response, and our prayer list by following the links on the main page of www.towneview.org 

 

 

Thank you,

Look out for each other, 

Check on each other,

Pray for each other, 

 

Grace and Peace, 

TVBC Pastors

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Covid-19 Update 3/16/2020

Hello TVBC Family, 

 

Here are a few updates on programming for the next few weeks. 

  1. Each Sunday we will gather online to worship together on our “online campus” accessible via the link on the homepage of townveiew.org. Followed by a 1pm Facebook live by one of the pastors to reflect on the service.

     

  2. Our “online campus” also hosts a list of Prayer Requests and a way to submit new requests.

     

  3. On this same page families can find resources to talk about Faith and the Bible at home with their children.
     

  4. Every day one of the pastors will make a brief devotional and prayer video to be shared on all of our social platforms.
     

  5. On Wednesdays the Youth will gather on a video call for prayer time and Bible study.

     

  6. Jeremy will be leading a book study of Drops Like Stars by Rob Bell. Each Friday Jeremy will present a chapter (there are only 4) of the book, and lead a time of reflection. (Time TBD) 


 

We invite you to share any and all of these with those around you who are searching for connection, comfort, support, and meaning at this time. We also hope you will participate in community by responding to these activities online. 

 

Here are some ways you can “be the Church” to those around you… 

 

  • Call the people you normally sit near on Sundays. 

  • Send a few extra text messages of encouragement to those who may be feeling more isolated. 

  • If you’re going to the store, call a vulnerable church member and see if they need anything. 

  • Pray for the TVBC leadership: the Deacons, the Council, the Bible Study Leaders, the Staff, & the Pastors. 

  • Make your social media feeds a place of encouragement, faith, hope, and love - rather than anxiety and fear. 

  • Be merciful with those you encounter in the long lines. 

 

Thank you, 

Grace and Peace, 

Pastor Jeremy

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Covid-19 Update 3/13/2020

Church Family:

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

-Psalm 91:1-2

These are uncertain days as we deal with the impact of the coronavirus. It is affecting all areas of life in our community, our country, and across the globe. We are called to live by faith, not be hounded by our fears. That said, in an abundance of caution and out of a concern for our church family and community we will:

 

  • Not meet on Sundays for the next four weeks (March 15, 22 & 29, April 5) and resume worship with the Easter Celebration on April 12
     

  • not hold weekday activities until April 8
     

  • Worship online on Sundays (check website, facebook and e-mail updates for more information) and provide on-line Bible study and guided prayer times
     

  • Pastors will be available for ministry as needs arise
     

It will important as a church family that we:
 

  • Be intentional in maintaining community through phone calls, texts, e-mails- this is especially true as we care for our older adults and those living alone
     

  • Maintain our financial support- we must continue to faithfully support the ministries of our church- we are operating on a very narrow margin and cannot fall behind. Use this link to give on-line (https://pushpay.com/g/towneview?src=hppor) mail your offerings to the church office.
     

  • Use this time of national crisis to live-out our faith in Christ through prayerful support for our leaders, compassionate concern for our neighbors, and humble dependence upon the Lord.
     

We will do our best to keep you up to date as circumstances and our response change.

Jim Conrad, pastor
Jeremy Hall, associate pastor
Julie Whitfield, chair- church council
Earnest Lawrence, chair-deacons

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