COVID-19 ResponseHow is TCBC staying safe
We encourage you to fix your thoughts on Jesus. In the midst of this time, we have the peace of Jesus—which is supernatural, unique and powerful. God is at work even now.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. The peace I give is a peace the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” — John 14:27
Twin City Bible Church’s Response
God has been faithful to Twin City Bible Church in the midst of this pandemic. Nevertheless, it has been isolating, relationally straining, and has left real connection to be desired. Our Sunday Worship Services are a key component to creating space for connection with God and others. Our Staff, CAT, and Church Safety Team continue to discuss how to improve and innovate as we progress towards a renewed normalcy in worship and ministry settings. We have been working to increase the numbers of people who can gather in our building for Sunday Worship Services. Here’s the latest:
As Illinois has entered the Bridge Phase, here is what it means for TCBC:
- Masks optional – If you are fully immunized (2 weeks past your 2nd vaccine) then you do not need to wear a mask indoors or out for TCBC events.
- Seat yourself on Sunday mornings – Every other pew will be blocked off. You may seat yourself in any of the open pews. Please be mindful of maintaining 6 feet social distance from those around you as needed.
- No registration required – Some of you have already registered for this Sunday which is fine, but walk-ins are also welcome. We will no longer need to pre-register for onsite events.
- Increased room capacity – We’re looking forward to the energy of a larger crowd in the Sanctuary. More people in the Sanctuary means we will no longer need to hold a Watch Party. No Watch Party in the Fellowship Hall means more room for children’s ministry.
We will continue to make changes/adjustments as COVID guidelines are updated. We can serve each other well by realizing that we are all at different comfort levels as we adjust to reopening.
So grateful to be able to have more of us worshipping our God together in person!
Congregational Care Team
TCBC has set up a team to help address practical and financial needs in our church family during the pandemic. If you need help in some way during this time, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll start connecting you to practical or financial assistance.
Whether the need is a small payment or assistance with a larger payment, you are invited to apply to the team who will review the request. All information is kept confidential.
Urbana Food Distribution
- Stone Creek Church 2502 S Race at the corner of Race and Windsor
- Volunteers are needed the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
- Variety of shifts are available throughout the day, some indoor and some outdoor
- Masks are worn at all times
- Food is distributed to CU families experiencing heightened food insecurity during the pandemic
If You Have Concerns about Your Safety or the Safety of a Loved One
Many of us are naturally concerned about health-related matters, but for some of us an extended period of home confinement may also raise concerns about personal safety. If you are in a situation where your safety or the safety of a loved one at home with you is a concern, we are here to help. TCBC has confidential points of contact for safety issues during the pandemic that can be reached or alerted in any of three ways:
Call the TCBC office at (217) 344-0641 and leave a voice mail message with contact information for a safety team member to follow up with.
Use the name “Pastor Conway” (Jim Conway was one of TCBC’s senior pastors several decades ago) in the presence of any TCBC staff member or ministry team leader, or in any electronic communication to TCBC staff or ministry team leaders. Mentioning this name will signal that you have a safety concern of some kind that can’t be discussed in normal conversation.