Ministries

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Vacation Bible School takes place for five consecutive evenings in early June. An evening meal is provided each night by various organizations within the church. When the meal is finished, the children and adults gather for an opening assembly in which that night's Bible lesson will be introduced. The children are then separated by age groups to participate in drama, crafts, games and songs designed to reinforce that night's particular Bible lesson. These activities are designed with particular age groups in mind and are supervised by adult volunteers within the church. There is also a class designed specifically for adults as well. Before being dismissed for the evening, a brief assembly is held to further reinforce that evening's lesson. On the final evening, the children share the songs they have learned. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend this performance.


ENERGIZED SUNDAY SCHOOL

Vacation Bible School has proven to be extremely successful with young people. A similar format has been adopted for the Church Sunday School program and was given the name "Energized Sunday School." A particular Bible lesson is explored for several weeks. The children are exposed to these concepts in a variety of ways under the supervision of adult volunteers within the church. On the final week of each lesson block, the children are shown a video which helps reinforce the lesson.

Classes are also available for teens and adults.


COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY

Members of the Taylor Brethren Church are encouraged to take part in the Community Bible Study which is open to various denominations in the City of Taylor. Participants study a book of the Bible in depth over a period of several weeks.

They are provided with a guide containing study notes and questions to answer.

 

MISSION WORK

The Taylor Brethren Church is part of the Unity of the Brethren which sponsors missionary work from Latin America to Asia.

Every time there is a fifth Sunday in a month, that Sunday is deemed to be a "Mission Sunday." The Christian Education Committee sponsors a Continental Breakfast prior to Sunday School. Any offerings collected that day, not earmarked for a specific purpose, go toward the Unity of the Brethren's Mission work which assist in bringing the Word of God to a world in desperate need.


TAYLOR FOOD PANTRY

Reaching out to those less fortunate is the responsibility of every Christian. A large receptacle, lovingly created by one of our members, provides a central drop off point for non-perishable food staples such as canned goods, cereal, beans and rice. These collected items are then delivered to the Taylor Food Pantry to those in need.

Our responsibility does not end there. We also take our turn at manning the Food Pantry by preparing sacks of food for distribution as well as the distribution of the filled sacks.


CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

The Cancer Support Group exists to help those whose lives have been impacted by this disease.


GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Grief over the loss of a loved one is something we all experience. The Grief Support Group provides those who are grieving a forum in which they can work through their grief with others.


FALL FESTIVAL

The Fall Festival is typically held in the first week in October. An assortment of activities are provided at no cost for children in the community to enjoy. Face painting, balloons, bounce houses, a petting zoo, and pony rides are provided.

The Taylor Fire Department also participates by allowing children the opportunity to see and even sit in the driver's seat of a real fire truck. All this, and more, takes place in conjunction with the annual Barbecue Supper. A country store and musical entertainment are provided for diners.