Thoughtful Faith Community
Thoughtful Faith Community (TFC) is a time for our congregation to come together for fellowship and education. This fall, TFC looks a little different as we adjust our schedule and programming due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
TFC-Youth and TFC-Kids have weekly one-on-one family and fellowship opportunities with Marnie and Sandy, details and sign up are sent via email.
TFC-Adults studies and conversations are geared to help us find our place in the ongoing struggle for justice for all people. We will think critically and theologically about what God says through scripture and in Christ’s example. It will allow us each to consider our role and calling as followers of Christ. Details and sign up information will be posted below and emailed, a week before the program.
TFC-Adults Fall 2020 Program Schedule
September 16 & 23: Does God Care About Injustice? with Dr. Mark Biddle
October 2 & 3: Evolving Faith Conference
October 7 & 14: Prejudice in the Church with Rev. Dr. Valerie Carter (WMUV)
October 21: Dialogue: Building Bridges in Helpful Ways
October 24 & 25: Exploring the Enneagram: A Window to Understanding Yourself with Dr. Jon Singletary (Dean, Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University) — Part 1: Introduction to the Enneagram: Growing Understanding of Yourself
November 7 & 8: Exploring the Enneagram: A Window to Understanding Yourself with Dr. Jon Singletary (Dean, Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University) — Part 2: Enneagram Understanding Can Help Your Relationships and Spiritual Formation
November 4, 11, & 18: Justice Reflected in Worship, Consumerism, and Our Relationships with Rev. Dr. Sam Adams
TFC-Youth Fall 2020 Program Schedule
September 16, 23, & 30: Driveway Visits with Marnie and Beth
October 7, 14, 21, & 28: Driveway Visits with Marnie and Beth
TFC-Kids Fall 2020 Program Schedule
September 26, 23, & 30: Driveway Dinner with Sandy
October 7, 14, & 21: Driveway Dinner with Sandy
Fellowship Break-Out Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:00 p.m., Zoom Have you heard of “speed dating”? We are hoping our gathering will resemble that, only as a church fellowship with small groups. After our church business meeting in December and how happy everyone was...
TFC-Adults: What Star is This? An astronomer’s thoughts on the star of Bethlehem with Dr. George Spagna – January 6
What Star is This? An astronomer’s thoughts on the star of Bethlehem with Dr. George Spagna Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:00 p.m., Zoom A special presentation will be offered by Dr. George Spagna, Chair of the Physics Department at Randolph-Macon College and Director...
TFC-Adults: Justice as Acceptable Worship, Consumerism, and Our Relationships with Rev. Dr. Sam Adams – November 4, 11, & 18
Justice as Acceptable Worship, Consumerism, and Our Relationships with Rev. Dr. Sam Adams Wednesdays, November 4, 11, & 18, 2020 7:00 p.m., Zoom Everything we do is spiritual. When we ask, “How is your spiritual life?” it creates a false dichotomy—like one part of...
Thoughtful Faith Community (TFC) is a time for our congregation to come together for fellowship and education. The schedule has been aligned the schedule to allow children, youth, and adults to participate more fully. Additionally, intergenerational and mission activities have been included, as well as youth opportunities and new children’s programming.
Please note, this fall, TFC looks a little different as we adjust our schedule and programming due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. To stay up-to-date, please sign up receive church emails.
5:15-6:15 p.m.: Wednesday Night Dinner
5:45-6:15 p.m.: TFC-Kids (pre-K to 2nd grades and 3rd to 5th grades)
6:00-7:00 p.m.: TFC-Youth
6:15-7:00 p.m.: TFC-Adults
6:15-7:00 p.m.: Children’s Choirs Rehearsal
Childcare is provided for newborns through pre-k (3-year-olds) from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
5:15-6:15 p.m., Fellowship Hall
As a church family, a meal is served around tables in the Fellowship Hall from 5:15-6:15 p.m. During this time of fellowship, announcements, birthdays and anniversaries, and prayer concerns are shared. Dinners are being prepared by our own Christopher Ahart and Madelyn Albright. You’ve experienced Chris’ artistry is worship; join us on Wednesdays to be delighted by his culinary skills. Chris has worked in the Richmond restaurant industry for 15 years. The dinner menu includes meat, vegetarian, and children’s entrées, along with a variety of sides including a salad bar, vegetables, and dessert.
Reservations are required by 11AM on Mondays before the dinner. You may make your reservation by contacting the church office. When you make your reservation, please indicate how many vegetarian and children’s entrées you’d like for your family.
Adults & Youth – $9/each; Children – $5/each; Family Max – $25
Our children will learn about the missionaries our church supports, other cultures, and mission opportunities in Richmond and around the world that they can become involved in.
TFC-Kids, 5:45-6:15 p.m.
• Pre-K – 1st Grades, UC #228
• 2nd-5th Grades, UC #228
Children’s Choirs, 6:15-7:00 p.m.
• Cherub Choir, directed by Ken Wilson with Cathy Wilson & Rose Browning – Pre-K & Kindergarten, UC #232
• Carol Choir, directed by Suzanne Spicer – 1st & 2nd Grades, Youth Rehearsal Room
• Crusader Choir, directed by Bob Gallagher – 3rd-5th Grades, Youth Rehearsal Room
TFC-Youth, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Youth Area
Following dinner on Wednesdays, from 6:00–7:00 p.m. the youth will gather for activities and discipleship opportunities. This allows our teenagers to grow together as a spiritual community and have fun together.
Program, 6:15-7:00 p.m. Assembly Room or Fellowship Hall
Adult programs continue to be interesting and fun educational programs led by our congregation, ministerial staff, and outside speakers.