I offer this video as an encouragement to be looking for ways to “be the light” in our time and in our community. I shared this video with the Board on Monday night, and I thought it was worth sharing with you all!

Blessings, Pastor Derek


Hi parents,Hopefully most of you received the email I sent this morning. I’ve attached it here . It’s hard to believe we’ve been unable to meet for more than a month – I do miss seeing your kids! 

 We are going to try to make this a weekly practice. If you’d like to join us, follow the instructions below and jump in on Sunday at 10:45am.

The Zoom meeting information is below. If you need assistance logging into Zoom, please call Pastor Derek at the church office. He will practice with you anytime Monday-Thursday.

Derek Hickman is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: TCIA Fellowship
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

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Meeting ID: 676 788 260
Password: 077836

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Though we were disappointed when the Fellowship Committee’s  St. Patrick’s Day Potluck Lunch had to be cancelled, we are happy to report that the 36 pounds of corned beef they had purchased were not wasted. The beef was taken to the Center of Hope in Ravenna where daily lunches are served to their community. 

Last Friday, 24 households received “healthy” food and home supplies from our church. The number grows each week, especially the number of elderly folks we are serving.  We are also including resources from Children’s Advantage, an organization that promotes healthy development of children and families through behavioral and mental health services. To learn more about Children’s Advantage, click here

As a reminder, here are some ways you can help: Donate to the TCIA Community Relief Fund (100% of your money will be used to help others)Support our local food pantry (Volunteers of America). You may drop off grocery items at their 1063 N. Aurora Road location.Donate toiletry items to the church – things like toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products, toilet paper, handsoap, body soap, shampoo/conditioner, etc.Get the word out. If you know someone who would benefit from assistance, please point them in our direction. We’d be happy to try to help.

Alice Ann Wolf was featured on the Independence Village’s Facebook page. This past week, Alice Ann read a hilarious children’s book, “The Wonky Donkey.” You can listen in here: https://www.facebook.com/IndependenceVillageAurora/videos/830908204064326/