The Bumbershoot: April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018
The Bumbershoot
The purpose of children's ministry at TPC is to give specific thought and attention to the way children grow in their understanding of Christ's Kingdom and what membership in that Kingdom entails.

DRAMA CAMP: June 4-9; Registration is now open to the public. Pick up your registration form at church or click here to download the registration from from the website. Also, be sure to pick up flyers to give to friends you'd like to invite.

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR CITY PICNIC: Sunday, April 22, 3-8 pm at Barfield Crescent Park, Pavilion 7. This even is hosted by the city and is a family-friendly event to promote relationships between those of different ethnicities and faiths. Attendees may bring drinks or food for the potluck (please label meat and allergens).

FINE ARTS SHOWCASE: The Fine Arts Showcase to display work from the Jan/Feb classes on painting and sewing will take place Sunday April 29 from 5-6pm. Our youth will also be serving a spaghetti dinner & conducting a Dessert Auction in conjunction with this showcase as a fundraiser to attend camp in Colorado this summer. Tickets for dinner will be $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10. If you plan to attend the dinner, please RSVP to Monty Hershberger and plan to pay for your tickets when you arrive.


In Philippians chapter 1, Paul says he is thankful and joyful for the church at Phillipi because of their partnership in the gospel.  Have you ever thought about what it means to be a "partner in the gospel?" Pastor Pete Mitchell, our partner in the gospel in France, helped us think about this yesterday.  In summary he said 3 things.  We must:

1 - Remember that we are called to partner in God's work, not our own. This means that the first step in partnering in the gospel is letting our own ideas go if they are not in line with God's way of life. 

2 - Listen to God's Word. If we are to be partners in the gospel, we must know what the gospel is. Simply put, it is knowing that Jesus died to rescue us from sin and death and that he rose again to declare he has power over sin and death!

3 - Work in teams!  God didn't rescue us to leave us alone. He called us to work together. As Reverend Mitchell said, "(We should) speak and deonstrate how great it is to know Jesus, follow Jesus daily and share that love with others."

Are you remembering God's call daily? Are you listening to God's Word? Are you working with others to share God's love?

Nora Smith is the grown-up daughter of our Pre-school CE teachers Monty and Shawn Lee. Nora and her husband, Adam are expecting their first baby boy but the baby is trying to be born a little too early. As Nora is in the hospital, please pray that God would protect both her and the baby. Nora and Adam would love to receive cards from the children of TPC.  You can send them to:
Nora & Adam Smith, c/o Shafer House 1308 Stockley Gardens, Apt #102 Norfolk, VA 23517

Children's Questions or prayer requests can be placed in the box on the Children's Table.

gospel partners

Mr. Monty is now Pastor Monty! We are giving thanks for partnership in the gospel!


"See, What a Morning"
 Click here to hear and see a demo you can practice at home.  (You will have to scroll to the bottom of the link to click on the video).

Have a picture for the Bumbershoot?  Submit your photos by email.  We cannot use everything but will gladly use what we can!

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6 (ESV)
Q: How is Christ a prophet?

A: By teaching us the will of God.

Q: How is Christ a priest?

A: By dying for our sins and presenting us renewed to God.

NOW:  Register for Drama Camp!

April 29: Fine Arts Showcase and Youth Dinner & Dessert Auction
If you have questions about anything pertaining to children's ministry at TPC or would like more information on any events, please email Neecia Eggar at