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2021.08 Connect

Published by Topeka Bible Church, 2021-07-21 18:07:38

Description: Volume 2, Issue 1
Featuring Stories about:
Jim Congdon, Connor Kraus, and the lead pastor transition
Gill Gabelmann
Ed Rufener


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AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021 CONNECT TheTshteosriteosribesehbienhdintdhethpeepoepoleplaenadndmminiinsitsrtierisesoof fTTooppeekkaaBBiibblleeCChhuurrcchh Lead Pastor Transition: Perspectives from Jim and Connor and events you won’t want to miss!

UPCOMING CONNECTING EVENTS HUMAN FED & LED TRAFFICKING AWARENESS weekly EVENT meals and programming Presenters: Russ for the entire Tuttle from the family Stop Trafficking Project and Angie Boles from Project 2 Restore Wednesday evenings starting September 8 6:30 PM Monday, August 9 TBC CHURCH ON CELEBRATION THE LAWN: FALL FESTIVAL giving thanks for what God celebrating has done at the lead TBC during pastor Jim’s tenure transition Sunday, September 12 Saturday, September 18 Visit for details on these and other upcoming opportunities to connect! Connect magazine is a publication of Our thanks to the volunteers Topeka Bible Church, 1135 SW College who contributed to this issue: Avenue, Topeka, KS 66604, 785-234-5545. Don Brent (photography) Please email editorial inquiries to Heidi Nelson (proofreading) Teresa Jenkins, Te[email protected]. Parker Robb (photography)

CONNECT AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021 IN THIS ISSUE This summer, Connor Kraus, Alex Wolfe, and I have been leading a series called Good Question! Let’s Talk About It. We tackle common questions of the Christian faith from a biblical point of view. 2 Lead Pastor Transition There’s one type of question I’ve heard often in the weeks since we announced Perspectives from Jim Congdon and Connor Connor as next lead pastor. “What are you Kraus, and a preview of transition-related going to do with all that extra free time?” events at TBC that you won’t want to miss! Or, “What’s next for you?” Good questions! The answer is simple. I don’t expect to have 8 Reaching Inside a lot of extra free time. I’m just shifting the focus of my ministry. I’ll still teach in the Despite closed doors at the prison, volunteer pulpit occasionally. But now I can pivot Gill Gabelman keeps the communication to concentrate on other areas: mentoring line open with inmates during the pandemic young emerging leaders, developing Bible teachers, and supporting Connor however 12 Summer Sizzle & he sees fit. Camp Catapult I don’t know precisely what my role looks Photo Album like after the transition, but I do know that part of what will be different will be 14 Connection Points: spending more of my Saturdays with Melody, rather than cramming to finish a sermon. Where and How Do You Serve at Church? Jim Congdon Lead Pastor 16 Connecting with: Ed Rufener NEW TO TBC? Text “NEW” to 785-432-4801 We’re so glad you’re here ... welcome! We know it can be difficult to find a good fit in a new church home. We have several welcome events throughout the year to help you get acquainted and to share more about our ministries and beliefs. To find out more, or to get connected with a Bible study, Sunday school, or small group, simply text “NEW” to 785-432-4801.

In 1977, TBC was looking for a new lead pastor. Despite his young age, Student Ministry Pastor Jim Congdon was valued for his gift of teaching and he was offered the position. As another student ministry pastor prepares to lead TBC, it’s clear that once again, “God Brought Him Along at the Perfect Time” As he completed his master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in May 1976, 25-year-old Jim Congdon was offered the student ministry pastor position at Topeka Bible Church. He had served as a summer intern the previous year, so he was familiar with the church. He took the job with the plan to make a three-year commitment, then move on. When TBC’s lead pastor left suddenly in May 1977, Jim, the only other pastor on staff, was asked to step in until a successor could be found. So, Jim preached on Sundays, still led the student ministry, and grew the new young singles group for several months. By December of that year, no suitable candidate was found to fill the pulpit, and the job was offered to Jim. “I was about to ask Melody to marry me, and I thought it would be wise for her parents to know I had a job!” Jim said. About 300 people were attending TBC when Jim was hired. It was a decent size church for back then; only a handful of churches in the country had more than one or two thousand people. Although Jim was gifted in teaching, he knew it was essential to grow himself in other areas before he could hope to grow the flock. GROWTH AND CHANGE “I knew I wasn’t a natural leader,” Jim said. “So I read every book I could find on church leadership, church growth, and church renewal.” Through the decades, TBC blossomed. As the congregation grew, additional staff positions were added. Services expanded from one, then two, then three. The auditorium un- derwent a major renovation. Two daughter churches were planted – Southwest Topeka Bible Church and Fellowship Bible Church. “Navigating changes, even minor ones, were a challenge at times,” Jim said. He recalled the time when TBC was on the cutting edge. We were one of the first churches in Topeka to add worship music to the service (in addition to hymns). “We did it slowly, trying not to drive off people who would be hesitant to accept changes. I took time to talk with them to show them that I really cared. The changes didn’t happen without some mistakes.” In the early 2000s, Jim was approached by Tom Petersen, a commercial realtor continued 2 CONNECT • AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021

Jim Congdon (left) and Connor Kraus (right). Connor is just a year older than Jim was when he became lead pastor of TBC in 1977. AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021 • CONNECT 3

Behind Every Good Man ... Part of the reason Jim said “yes” to becoming TBC’s lead pastor in 1977 was because “I was about to ask Melody to marry me, and he thought it would be wise for her parents to know I had a job!” Over the years, Jim and Melody set an example for other couples on how to support one another in their ministries. and member of the congregation. Tom “We knew we needed to give our student mentioned that the Methodist Church was ministry a larger space.” Jim said. “Our building a new facility in southwest Topeka offices were also crammed, and we wanted (now known as Aldersgate Village). Tom to grow our children’s ministry. The new said that the church was probably planning building provided for all that and allowed us to let go of the United Methodist Home to develop a second worship space so property – an entire block of land and a parents could be in the same building as huge building at 11th and College (just their children on Sunday mornings.” across the street from TBC). Jim recalls walking over to the Methodist Home to talk SEEING GOD AT WORK about buying it. The building and land were Jim is thankful for of these visible signs of purchased for $275,000. growth and for how TBC has developed a reputation as a Bible-centered church. But Breaking ground for the College when he looks back over the past 44 years, Avenue Building renovation project (2013). there are two things that mean the most to him – the number of people who have come to Christ through their experiences here, and the number of people from TBC who have gone on to enter the mission field. On a personal level, Jim is most proud of the time he’s spent mentoring other men. “One of the best things I ever did during my first few years was when I took on half a dozen guys who were a little younger than me,” Jim said. “I taught them Greek, taught them the Bible, and I taught them leadership. We read good books together. Many of them went on to leadership positions. It was really rewarding.” 4 CONNECT • AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021

THE TRANSITION Jim continues to mentor men today and, as he prepares to transition out of the lead pastor position this fall, he said he looks forward to investing even more time in pouring into future leaders. He also plans to work on developing teachers for adult Sunday classes. TBC Student Ministry Pastor Connor Kraus will transition into the lead pastor role in September (see page 7 for details on transition events). Jim said he is excited to see Jim and the elders pray over Connor and Hannah what God has in store for TBC. Kraus at a TBC member meeting to approve Connor’s Where some long-time leaders of nomination as next lead pastor. churches or other organizations may find it difficult to stay on after their put in you. There will be pressures to do successor takes over, Jim is excited about it. everything else, but keep the Bible first and And he wants to support Connor and the foremost. And empower and encourage leadership however he can. Hannah (Connor’s wife) in leadership, because she is an amazing spiritual leader in “I only feel optimism about it and a sense her own right.” of responsibility – how can I help?” Jim said. “I’ve always performed better as part Jim wants others to share his enthusiasm for of a team, rather than being the star. There’s Connor as leader of TBC. nothing special about me in that regard; it’s “I want people to know that they’re gaining just how God made me.” more than they’re losing. They’re gaining It helps that Jim and Connor get along so a guy who’s not only gifted in teaching but well and that Connor is such a great fit to more naturally gifted in leadership than me. lead TBC. I want people to “I’m really at ease with him,” Jim said of know that they’re Connor. “And I think he feels the same. There’s a startling chemistry – startling because he’s less than half my age. But he acts gaining more than and thinks with a maturity that’s unexpected.” they’re losing A MESSAGE – FOR CONNOR AND TBC He needs to be listened to as the leader that When asked if he has any advice for Connor, God has put here for such a time as this. Jim said, “We’re a Bible church. Stay deep in God brought him along at the perfect time the Word and be the Bible teacher that you to be our lead pastor.” already are. As Paul said to Timothy, continue to develop that spiritual gift which God has continued AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021 • CONNECT 5

role as TBC’s student ministry pastor. A little over a year later, Connor completed his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern. “I was fortunate to have both a comprehensive biblical education as well as the opportunity to work full time in ministry throughout my master’s course work,” Connor said. “When I graduated, I had both a practical and theological background. I wasn’t done learning, by any means, but I had a measure of confidence to take on student ministry here at TBC.” Connor and Hannah Kraus THE CALL TO LEAD TBC Connor reflected on when he ABOUT CONNOR KRAUS and Hannah learned from the Connor is no stranger to TBC. He grew elder board that they were considering him up in our student ministry program while for TBC’s next lead pastor. attending Shawnee Heights High School. Connor later served as a TBC Student “We were surprised,” Connor admits. “There’s Ministry intern for two summers while a lot of gravity behind it. We both grew up studying at Kansas State University. He going to TBC so many of the people we love graduated from K-State in 2016 with a B.S. attend here. So, it was exciting but a little in Family Studies and a minor in conflict overwhelming at first, just thinking about the analysis and trauma studies. enormity of that calling. But there was also a “I valued the counseling framework that it peace about it because we knew the church gave me,” Connor said. “We worked with and trusted the elder board so well.” a lot of different age groups, and my last year, I did mediation with divorced families Hannah (the daughter of TBC members Tim about child custody arrangements.” and Kathryn Gardner) was raised at TBC and While attending seminary at Southwestern was also active in our student ministry, both Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, as a student and intern. She graduated from Connor worked as a youth pastor in Cair Paravel Latin School and earned her Runaway Bay, TX, and later as a leader at bachelor’s degree in photography and graphic KLIFE (similar to TBC’s Young Life design in 2015 from Sterling College near ministry). In January 2019, he began his Hutchinson, KS. Hannah owns her own photography business focusing primarily on weddings, families, and seniors. In addition, Hannah works with young women in TBC’s student ministry and serves as a camera operator on our technical 6 CONNECT • AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021 was exciting but a little overwhelming at first, just thinking about the enormity of that calling. But, there was also a peace about it because we knew the church and trusted the elder board so well. productions team. Connor said Hannah’s especially when it comes to mentoring and also the person he relies on most to keep him showing love to others.” focused and grounded. Connor is committed to TBC’s vision of “I think Hannah is wiser than I, and I trust teaching the Bible and leading people to life her opinions above anyone else’s,” Connor in Christ. said. “She gives me honest feedback and “I’m excited to work with our staff in a more helps me see situations clearly. That’s a direct relationship than I could in student complement to whatever ministry skills ministry,” Connor said. “I look forward I have. She helps me stay focused on the to carrying out our mission together and ministry and not myself. She’s been a great, seeing what ways we can continue to reach directing force in everything we’ve done. the Topeka community for Christ.” She’s exceptionally gifted in her own ways, Marking the lead pastor THEN • Sunday, September 12 transition at TBC and celebrating what A look at the past 44 years of TBC God has done here over history as Jim Congdon gives his final the past 44 years. Sunday sermon as lead pastor. Details at DiscoverTBC. NOW • Saturday, September 18 com/transition This special Church on the Lawn event will mark the official transition from Jim Congdon to Connor Kraus as lead pastor. Followed by dinner and a family-friendly fall festival on the grounds! NEXT • Sunday, September 26 A new chapter of TBC history begins as Connor Kraus gives his first Sunday sermon as lead pastor. AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021 • CONNECT 7

The pandemic may have shut the doors to prison visitors for more than a year, but one TBC ministry found a way to keep sharing Jesus with the women who needed it most... Reaching Inside As many of us emerged from “safe at home” last year, an entire population of the world was still stuck “inside” – those being held in jails and prisons. For many of the incarcerated, their only personal contact with the outside world – visiting friends and family – was still forbidden because of COVID-related restrictions. These regulations also prohibited ministry-related visits. As of publication, ministry volunteers are just now being allowed back inside the Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF). And even then, only three local churches are being allowed back in. Topeka Bible Church is among them. Gill Gabelmann is the prison ministry lead for TBC, which is a part of Kairos Prison Ministry. This international organization serves mainly in Australia, South Africa, and the U.S. The word Kairos is Greek in origin and means “the right, critical, or opportune moment.” Ministry representatives further define it as “God’s special time.” Gill and other Kairos volunteers use the organization’s guidelines and curriculum to create a Christian community inside prisons. It all begins with “The Weekend,” a three-and-a-half-day retreat patterned after the biblical walk to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) during which the risen Jesus encounters two men on the road from Jerusalem. They do not recognize him at first. But after telling him about the events of Jesus’ trial, crucifixion, and death, as well as the empty tomb, they share a meal during which Jesus reveals himself as the resurrected Christ. For Kairos, The Weekend includes lots of meals, fellowship, lessons, and the sharing of volunteer testimonies – during which God reveals himself to all those involved. The Weekend begins on Thursday night when each of the 18 inmate participants is paired with a volunteer. The inmates are selected by the prison chaplain. They are from the top two highest levels of prison security (the most serious offenders). Because the goal is to influence the larger inmate community, Kairos looks for strong inmate community leaders, both good and bad. “Some of the women who we work with have done terrible things,” Gill said. “Many of them have done unthinkable things. But if they can allow God to love them, it changes them. And then it begins to change the community of the prison.” continued 8 CONNECT • AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021


On Thursday night, the women and their mentioned that her brother had been volunteer partners have a meal together, the killed, and she’d been able to forgive the first of many they’ll share over the next few murderer. days. Gill said that food plays an integral part because it helps build fellowship. It is “Only God can do that,” Gill said. “This is an also a treat for the women because the opportunity to see God and the Holy Spirit prison diet is full of work and change lives.” carbs and lacks fresh This is an As The Weekend begins, fruit and vegetables. inmates and volunteers are placed into table opportunity toGill describes the first groups or “families.” Gill recalls one Weekend night as “an encounter when two inmates who were bitter enemies had see God and thewith yourself,” as the been placed in the same family. They asked to inmates and be moved because they couldn’t sit at the same Holy Spirit workvolunteers get to know table. The ministry leader (Donna Shelite, Gill’s predecessor) told the women she had one another. The rest prayed about it and that God was moving her to put them together. By the end of the and change lives.of the weekend is weekend, the two had become friends. about encountering Jesus, encountering the other women in the program, and finally, encountering the rest of the inmates in their community. This is accomplished through a series of eight talks as prescribed by the Kairos organization, each given by a different volunteer. During their Gill said The Weekend is just the beginning presentation, each volunteer also shares her of Karios’ involvement in the prison. testimony. Gill is in awe of how God uses the women to reach the inmates. “They have a great weekend to remember, but they need to continue to grow their “He develops the stories into a whole,” Gill faith,” she said. said. “I’ve heard these stories and thought, After The Weekend, the women and ‘How did God do that?!?’” volunteers meet weekly for “prayer and Gill recalls one Weekend when she was share.” They answer a set of Kairos-prescribed prayerfully trying to figure out who to have questions that tie back to the Weekend present a section on forgiveness. There was relating to friendship with God, developing one volunteer who had missed the first two your spirituality, and fellowship with others. training sessions (you’re only allowed to There are also reunions throughout the year: miss one by the Kairos standards), but Gill monthly ones hosted by the participants and was getting desperate. She asked the woman one hosted by the volunteers. if she would mind giving the presentation. There are currently about 180 women at TCF The volunteer agreed to help and who have been through The Weekend and are Ways to Serve in Prison Ministry through Kairos: Pray, donate food, donate money for out-of-town volunteer lodging, or join the team that does The Weekend and other inside visits. Contact [email protected]. 10 CONNECT • AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021

still involved in Kairos. The ministry has been active in the facility for nearly 20 years. During the pandemic, visitors were not allowed in the prison. Still, Kairos volunteers kept the line of communication open by sending letters and cards to the women inside. “The prison is a dark place,” Gill said. “There are a lot of ugly things going on in there. The last year has been especially difficult inside with increased violence. The women have been more confined. There was even a time they couldn’t go to the chow hall. It’s been a very hard year.” As the correctional facility reopens to Kairos volunteers, Gill is optimistic that they will soon hold The Weekend they Kairos Prison Ministry volunteer Gill Gabelmann had planned for April 2020. But holds a “chain of hope” that the ministry uses to they’re already moving ahead encourage inmates at the Topeka Correctional to next year and are in need of Facility. Each link of the paper chain is inscribed volunteers. Volunteers must with a piece of Scripture. Gill said that many inmates complete 36 hours of Kairos report that when they read a link in the chain, that training (usually held on part of the Word speaks directly to them. Saturdays or weekends) and training by the prison itself. “We want the volunteers to be a team before “It will change you as much as it will The Weekend begins,” Gill said. “The change the women,” she said. “It’s made women inside are impressed to see a group me so much more aware of what God can of 20 women from different backgrounds and does do, even in the small ways. And coming together and working together the profoundly life-changing ways where as a team.” women who have never felt loved before are loved and feel loved and know that God Volunteers also need to be available for the loves them. weekly prayer and share accountability meetings, as well as reunions. Overall, the “I’ve seen women go from being so angry initial commitment is just over a year. Gill and so hurt to finding a peace that you can’t said that people who are available, patient, imagine. Then, when they are released, they and relational are usually best equipped for take that change with them and find ways to this ministry. give back, even becoming part of the ministry themselves.” AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021 • CONNECT 11

PHOTO ALBUMSUMMER SIZZLE & SUMMER SIZZLE More than 200 teens gathered the week of June 7-11 for games, worship, Bible teaching, sketches, theme parties, and crazy challenges – all planned and executed by our six Student Ministry summer interns! 12 CONNECT • AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021

& CAMP CATAPULT CAMP CATAPULT More than 400 kids participated in this action-packed week of fun, games, outdoor adventures, worshipful movement, Bible lessons, and wacky activities. A team of more than 150 volunteers made this camp possible! AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021 • CONNECT 13

CONNECTION POINTS We asked TBCers: Inspire and encourage others! Where and how do you serve at church? I have served in several areas. Once on Women’s Council, helped in the clothing closet, worked Sunday mornings serving donuts and as a greeter. I’ve been the Topeka Rescue Mission Clinic coordinator for 30 years. and I’ve done part-time foreign missions for 35 plus years. – Sharon Meissner I, along with the other I served on the steering Kuebler/Ottman committee for women, serve in the Intentional Moms infant/toddler and it was absolutely nursery. We have loved wonderful. Something on many babies and seemingly small that have seen many of them grow into connected me to many adults/young adults. I speak for wonderful women, friendships myself, but am sure they feel the made I couldn’t be more same way I do – this is where we thankful for! feel led to be! – Nicole Wells – Ann Kuebler I serve at the rescue I teach Sunday school mission, during their to pre-K and worship meeting kindergarten kiddos. doing gospel music. And I serve as a mentor mom in our – Ronald Compton Intentional Mom ministry. 14 CONNECT • AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021 – Patty Rogenmoser

I look for ways to give back to TBC by helping out where I can. In the past, I’ve been able to be a helper with children ministry, women’s events, the Light Show, and crossing duty. Currently, I am a door greeter on Sunday mornings at the CAB. I really enjoy helping people feel welcome as they step inside! – TBC Receptionist Chrissy Bolze I support my husband in ministering to the Koinonia adult Sunday school class – going on 31 years. We love Koinonia! – Phoebe Grindal I serve in the music I serve as a part of the department as part Greeting Team by of the worship team manning the Guest band. Scripture says Services desk. It is God inhabits the very important that praises of His people new people have a good (Psalms 22:3) so by playing in the first-contact experience with the band, I get to help people connect church. I enjoy being part of that. with Him on a personal level. – Mike Westman – Phil Witzke I have taught the 2-3 yr old Sunday School class for the past 16 yrs and still love it! I want to hide God’s Word and love in young hearts and help parents feel confident that there precious children are in loving hands. I want children of all abilities to be fully included and confident that God loves them and so do we! – Debbie Wolgast I have served as a member of Intentional Mom steering for 4 years now and also help in the 2/3 year old Sunday school class. Our family loves all the ministries TBC offers. – Erin Dykes AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021 • CONNECT 15

CONNE CTING WITH: God appointments. That’s what we call those providential encounters with MINISTRY INVOLVEMENT: people who will profoundly impact our Maintenance Team, foster care faith and our lives. FAMILY: TBC maintenance staff member Married to Amber, has six children Ed Rufener had one of those and three foster children life-changing appointments early LIKES TO: on when as a child, he attended Ed is an avid hiker and mountain First Free Will Baptist Church biker. Locally, he hits the trails near at the corner of Gage Boulevard Cedar Crest. But he really likes to and Shunga Drive. hike and bike in Colorado. It was here that Ed met the man who would become his mentor 16 CONNECT • AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021 and would help lead him to Christ – Jim Brewer. Ed was impressed by Jim’s way of living as a follower of Jesus. “I realized that I didn’t want to grow up the way I had been,” Ed said. “I wanted Jim’s lifestyle.” Over time, Ed grew his faith. A few years later, Ed met his future wife, Amber, through a mutual friend. As Ed and Amber worked together to parent Ed’s five children, they had a child of their own. In December 2020, the Rufeners had the opportunity to make a tremendous impact on three children, as Jim had on Ed. The couple began fostering the children of a deceased cousin. Ed admits he was reluctant to take in the kids at first. But since then, he’s glad they did. They’ve witnessed dramatic growth in their education and their faith. “Seeing the way the kids have changed, that’s pretty cool,” Ed said. He and Amber are making themselves available as a resource for the twin nine-year-olds, should they require adoption. They’re also working through the foster system to explore options for continuing to care for the 15-year-old. Ed encourages people to consider fostering if they feel called to do so. “It’s not always easy,” he said. “But it’s life-changing. Especially for the kids.”

#discovertbc – photos from our feeds THE FAB FOUR (Left to right) Volunteers PLANNERS Members of the 2021-22 Steven Unruh, Butch Haverkamp, Harry Women’s Council met in June to plan the Clark, and Richard Ratcliff kept Catapult ministry year. (Clockwise from upper left) campers safe, patrolling the grounds, Katherine Clutter, Shawna Palmer, keeping crosswalks clear, and doing so Christene Buchanan, Angela Grindal, much more!. Thanks to all volunteers! Teresa Jenkins, Connie Hall, Vicki Haverkamp, Jennifer Hastert, Jenny Durbin, and Patty Diliberto. NEW FRIENDS Recent Topeka High PEACEFUL PAUSE Executive Pastor graduate Zach Stockton and 17 other Doug Will enjoys a moment of calm student ministry students and interns during Sunday morning worship were paired up with campers with rehearsal, minutes before the doors special needs to give them a full camp open for services. experience at Camp Barnabas. CONNECT WITH US! @discovertbc @topekabiblechurch Topeka Bible Church

UPCOMING EVENTS Some events require registration. Visit for details or to register. AUGUST 2021 9 Parent’s Day Out 9 Human Trafficking 9 AM - 2 PM, College Avenue 11 Awareness Event Building 15 Second and fourth Thursdays 6:30 PM, Mulvane Auditorium during the school year. Children Presenters: Russ Tuttle from ages 12 mos-preK learn about the Stop Trafficking Project Jesus and develop language and Angie Boles from Project and social skills. 2 Restore 12 TBC Celebration Harvesters Food Distribution 9 and 10:30 AM services 8 AM, Stormont Vail Events See Then. Now. Next. on p 7 Center parking lot Volunteers needed. Anyone 13 GriefShare can receive food. 6:30 PM Mondays, Mulvane Foster Care & Building Adoptive Families A 13-week video seminar and Connection support group for those who have endured the death of a 10:30 AM, College Avenue person close to them. Building Basement, West End Chat with others over coffee. 14 Harvesters Food SEPTEMBER 2021 Distribution 2 Intentional Mom 8 AM, Stormont Vail Events Center parking lot 9 - 11:30 AM, College Avenue Volunteers needed. Anyone Warehouse (2nd floor) can receive food. First and third Thursdays during the school year. Women’s Expresso Connect with other moms over breakfast, devotionals, 7-8 PM, Mulvane Lower speakers, projects, and more. Auditorium Bring a friend! Gather with 8 Fed & Led Fall Session others for refreshments and Begins hear how God is moving in the lives of TBC women. 5:45 - 8 PM Wednesdays Gather your family for dinner 18 Church on the Lawn: followed by children’s and teen’s programming and Fall Festival men’s/women’s/couples’ Bible studies. 4 PM, TBC Campus See Then. Now. Next. on p 7 Find more events at!

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