Called into mission by God, trusting in Jesus Christ as our savior and example, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, together we use our diverse gifts to provide inspiration for living, motivation for sharing, and opportunities for serving Christ's church in the world.
Lectionary Texts for
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Support Tabor Church with your Offerings and Tithes online!
During these trying times, giving to support Tabor has become more difficult as we are not in church each Sunday. Tabor still needs your gifts to maintain operations and pay our bills. We now have a way for you to give from home using our secure online service Tithe.ly. Press the "Give" button above and you can send your tithe to Tabor from the comfort and safety of your home. You can choose to give to the General Fund or the Building Fund.
There are a few things to consider when giving online:
Fees - Giving online costs the church 3%. So, if you’re already giving, the church would receive less of your gift if you went digital. If giving online is just a better fit for you, there’s a box you can check to cover the fees. This adds the 3% on top of your gift so the church still receives all of what you intended to give.
Recurring Gifts – If you wish to set up your tithe on a recurring basis (i.e. each week)then you can check a box selecting a schedule.
Credit Cards – This online platform gives users the option to give by credit card or from their bank account. With credit cards comes the possibility that people will take on debt to give. Please don’t! If you choose to use your credit card to take advantage of rewards programs or for some other reason, please make sure you’re not giving money you don’t have.
Would you like to add someone to our prayer list? You do not need to be a member of Tabor to do so! The Tabor community would love to add your requests to our weekly prayer list and include them in our thoughts and prayers. Please type in the box below, then click submit request and they will be added!
Unless instructed otherwise, names will be removed from the prayer list after four weeks. To preserve the confidentiality of those on Tabor's prayer list, it is not posted on Facebook or on our web site. It is only distributed to the members of Tabor on our email list.
Worship Service Information
Worship November 22, 2020
Dear Tabor Family,
It is going to be chilly tomorrow morning, so we will be worshiping by zoom.
We are first and foremost committed to the health and safety of our church family, and everyone in the sanctuary will maintain a safe social distance at all times, and will also be wearing a mask (when not speaking). If you or someone you know has a hard time connecting to online worship, please email email@example.com. We will do our very best to ensure that all of us are able to worship together somehow, prioritizing the safety and health of our church family.
We have missed gathering in the sanctuary of our church home, and it will be wonderful to see some back in the sanctuary. And we also remember that we are the church; wherever we gather in Christ's name, He is with us. We continue to look forward to the day when we can all worship, together, in our sanctuary.
Please visit the COVID tab to see our plan for incrementally re-opening our building. We will consult these “thresholds” for change based on COVID-19 data points. This will be a “living” document, changeable as session re-assesses local, state or national recommendations/status.
Office Hours are by appointment only and with proper CDC regulations in place, masks must be worn and social distance must be observed.
If you need to come to the office for any reason, please call or email to make arrangements.
Statement Against Racism
Two committees of the Presbytery of the James, The Dismantling Racism Ministry and the Communication and Coordination Team, this summer, invited individuals and churches in the Presbytery to sign this “Statement Against Racism."
The Session of Tabor Presbyterian Church unanimously endorsed this Statement, as we commit to the longstanding work of ending white supremacy.
Please click on the PDF to read the entire statement.
URGENT Giving Opportunity to help local children receive toys and clothes!
Tabor is supporting the Henley Giving Tree, which was established to help Albemarle County families that are struggling to fund essentials so that local children can receive much-needed clothes, shoes, and even some toys.
The need this year is higher than usual due to covid-19. Because of health and safety concerns, the Henley PaTSO is purchasing gift cards for families instead of asking donors to shop.
You can help make Christmas special for local children by sending a check to Tabor with "Christmas Fund" in the memo line by Tuesday, December 1.Pastor Liz will write one check from Tabor and deliver it on the deadline.