Adult Spiritual Formation Winter 2022
At TPC, our spiritual formation program for adults is designed to offer everyone—regardless of where you are on your own spiritual journey—a chance to intentionally explore faith.
To help you on this lifelong journey, our spiritual formation opportunities are divided into three groups:
Belong → Become → Bless.
If you are beginning your journey of faith at TPC, a Belong group can be a great way to build friendships and community while exploring an activity.
If you are ready to learn about God and how to practice your faith more fully, a Become group could be for you.
And if you are ready to serve and bless others with your hands and feet, opportunities await in Bless.
While this is somewhat of a natural progression from Belong to Become to Bless, you might find yourself first drawn to an opportunity in Bless. Fantastic! Start there and begin practicing your faith by serving, but keep in mind Belong and Become. All three are needed to help us on our journey of spiritual formation.
Click on the event title for full details and registration information. Please note that some small groups/events are recurring...you only need to register once for a recurring event because you will automatically be signed up for it each time it occurs.
Our Belong groups are designed to help you develop healthy relationships with others by sharing an activity of common interest. Belong groups are a wonderful opportunity for everyone - those new to TPC and long-time members.
First Monday of every month (4-7:00 p.m.)
Sunday 1/23 (11:30 a.m.)
Thursday 1/20 (7-8:30 p.m.)
Every other Saturday beginning January 29th (morning)
Third Thursday of each month (8 - 10:00 a.m.)
In our Become groups, we take a step to learn more about God, the Bible, ourselves and how we practice our faith. Our journey of faith is never finished, and we are always becoming in our journey with God. Become groups are broken into two categories: Grow and Go Deeper.
Thursday 1/6 (7:30 p.m.)
Wednesday 1/12 (7:00 p.m.)
First Monday of the month (7 - 8:30 p.m.)
Second Monday of each month (7-8:00 p.m.)
Sunday 1/16 (11:30 a.m.)
Third Monday of each month Live at lunch starting 2/21 (12:30 p.m.)
Every other Friday (posted 11:00 a.m.)
Joel and Rob's podcast every Tuesday (posted 5:00 p.m.)
Meeting 4x in 2022- first meeting is Monday 1/31 (7- 8:00 p.m.)
Mondays 1/31 - 2/21 (7-8:00 p.m.)
Wednesdays 1/26 - 3/2 (7-8:30 p.m.)
Thursdays 1/27 - 3/3 (7-8:30 p.m.)
In our Bless groups, you use your hands and feet to serve. Through these programs you recognize the needs of others and use your time and talent to positively impact the lives of others.
Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC)
You can play an integral role in TPC's work to support ACTC, which provides emergency help to families and individuals experiencing financial insecurity. Join TPC to supply food, water, and support to prevent eviction and utility cutoffs, assist with payment for prescriptions, and lunches for individuals experiencing homelessness.
(Once you've clicked, you will need to scroll down to the right hand side of their screen to sign up.)
CLICK HERE to read more about the myriad of ways TPC feeds the community.
TPC volunteers with Mount Calvary AME's Hunger Ministries
Time & Place: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Purpose: Since June 2020, TPC has prepared 100+ meals for Mt Calvary AME’s Harvest Meals for the Hungry mission. In addition to assisting families, individuals and older adults in need, this partnership has fostered a wonderful relationship between our churches.
Contact: Please email Jen Bolster if you would like more information or to start volunteering!
Student Support Network
Time & Place: TPC works with Student Support Network to provide food, clothing and other essential items to children attending Loch Raven Academy and Parkville High School.
Purpose: Aside from a child’s home, no other setting has more influence on a child’s health and well-being than their school, according to the Center for Disease Control. Due to COVID19 restrictions, Baltimore County Schools have not reopened and this adversely impacted thousands of children who are now hungry and their families are suffering severe economic stress relate to job loss. Join TPC's NEW partnership with Student Support Network (SSN) who works with staff from Baltimore County schools to connect with families in need.
CLICK HERE to learn more about their mission.
Lead a Belong, Become or Bless Spiritual Formation Offering!
One of the best ways for you to serve is by leading a Belong, Become or Bless ministry at TPC. Contact Rev Joel Strom to learn how you can channel your energy and ability.
Shawls and lap blankets are made and given to those experiencing illness and loss, as well as welcome blankets and baptismal towels for babies and children.
Contact: Lorene LaBerge
Time and Place: We meet on the 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Register here or reach out to Lorene in order to find the location of that particular week's meeting location.
Honduras - Casita Copan Child Sponsorship
TPC has partnered with Casita Copan for the last several years during our annual mission trip to Honduras. Casita Copan provides children in need a safe and loving place to grow and go to school while their mothers spend the day at work. Sponsoring a child through Casita Copan is a fantastic opportunity to help these beautiful children receive a good education and receive the love and support they need to develop into successful adults. To learn more about Casita Copan click here and to sponsor a child click here.
Hunger Action Team
Our Hunger Action Team coordinates the efforts of all of our food-related ministries! Stay on the lookout for their upcoming open-meetings. Please contact one of the following leaders for more information: Kimberly Light, Jennifer Bolster, Patty O'Brien, or Barb Plunkett.
Peacemaking Action Team
This new endeavor formalizes and strengthens TPC's previous work in the area of reducing gun violence and improving racial equity. Bring your ideas and passion for justice to their next meeting. Contact Rev. Roger Rice for more information.
Earth Care Action Team
The Earth Corp Action Team is in continual pursuit of creation care. We value what they have done in and around TPC for many years and look forward to what they will accomplish under their new name and structure. Be on the lookout for dates of their upcoming open meetings. Please contact Rev. Mary Gaut for more information.