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TFBC RETURNS TO MEETING IN THE BUILDING
A letter from Pastor Joe
This Sunday will begin the restart of TFBC returning to its building (or as the elders say, its return to its “meeting house”).
It has been a long time since we could meet inside a building. Though TFBC was never closed, and in-person gatherings have continued through the pandemic, returning to the building will be wonderful.
We have learned a lot this year about what it means to be a church, and have also learned a little about the difference between going to a building and being a church. We are thrilled to have a chance to join God as He does something new and fresh in this new era.
You may wonder what has changed that would make meeting indoors safe again. While it is true that COVID-19 is surging again, in Lewis County vaccinations are widely available and a large number of TFBC members have already been vaccinated. This, along with continuing to require masks, has brought the risk of infection indoors down to acceptable levels. We have made this decision based on the advice of our medical advisors who have informed us that those who are fully vaccinated and wear masks will have the lowest risk indoors.
We will also continue to offer an outdoor service for those who prefer that option. It will be held on the lower patio. We will continue to be flexible as things change.
Please remember that we at TFBC are committed to living out this verse:
Romans 13:10 “Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law.”
8:00 AM Service in the auditorium – masks required.
9:30 AM Service outdoors on the lower patio – masks required (Park by the patio if you need to.)
11:00 AM Service in the auditorium – masks required.
Children’s ministries are not available this week. We will add ministries as we move through this restart period. This is a time where our children can also relearn church.
Please be patient and look for ways to serve and encourage.
Thanks so much for your willingness to watch (online messages will continue) or attend our outdoor services, for enduring together as a church family, and for your generosity throughout this crisis.
I also want to thank you for trusting me as your pastor for forty years. I know God will speak and lead TFBC into His powerful and unexplainable activity.
I can’t wait to see you.
INFORMATION FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Learn more about COVID-19 and what the CDC recommends for us to stay safe and healthy .
Taking Care of your Mental Health
Maintaining mental health is critical in a time where we cannot physically come together in fellowship and community. If you are feeling down or anxious during this time of social distancing, here are some resources that may be of help for you.
Washington State Guidelines and Rulings
Learn about what places open and closed as well as what we can and cannot do during this health crisis.
Washington State Emergency Management Facebook Page
Washington’s latest information is posted here regarding their response to COVID-19.