Winter 2019
Winter Newsletter
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Executive Director's Message
Friends,
TCT is wrapping up our busiest and most wonderful time of the year. We have so much to share with you. So much to stop, reflect and thank God for! Texas Weather is unpredictable this time of year, but our planning at TCT is intentional. I cannot help but reflect on the year ahead, and make silent intentions for this fresh, new year. What are your intentions this year? Our Board of Directors met this past weekend, and we set wonderful and intentional goals for 2019! We look forward to coming alongside our partners as we work toward wholeness in our community. For TCT, we are in a season of new beginnings! We are full of expectation and anticipation for 2019. We are constantly making new connections, and cultivating old friendships in our faith community. One way we are leaning into new beginnings is that we have moved our OFFICE! We have been warmly welcomed into our new space at South Hills Christian Church- 3200 Bilglade Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76133. For over 30 years, we have called Grace United Methodist Church our home. There are many memories and milestones we will cherish. We are excited to welcome you to our new space on February 28 from 9:00-11:00 for our Open House!

Keep reading to learn all about TCT's 9th Martin Luther King Day of Service from January 21. Also, we are wrapping up our 7th Sack Lunch Chuck Wagon for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo! Scroll down for more!

Blessings and Peace,
Lindsay Klatzkin
TCT's 9th Martin Luther King Day of Service- January 21, 2019 #UNITY
Over 700 came together on January 21 to worship together before embarking on service to Tarrant County. Several faiths were represented in historic sanctuary at Baker Chapel A.M.E. Church, embracing the call for UNITY and SERVICE together. We received words to walk with by Rev. Cyndy Twedell, Minister of Nurture from University Christian Church. Her message of hope and collaborative service resonated with us all. After worship, we departed to 47 different agencies and non-profits to serve. We estimate that 800+individuals took part in this special day! We are grateful to our 47 service sites, our committed volunteer planning committee and the countless volunteers that put boots on the ground to serve.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram featured our event in two different stories. Read them HERE and HERE .

T o view pics from the day, check out our Facebook !

We will be sending out a survey to participants in the coming days. Please be on the lookout and submit if you are able!
7th Sack Lunch Chuck Wagon for Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Youth at First Presbyterian Church packing lunches
We are honored to partner this year again with the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo to provide lunches to the 225 hard-working day laborers and contractors that make this annual event a success. Most of these gentlemen live well below the poverty line, or are already experiencing homelessness. They receive a personally packed lunch each day of the FWSSR! That equals to over 5,175 lunches ! Marcus Newman, a board member for TCT, chaired this event and spent countless hours planning and executing! Thank you, Marcus! We would like to extend gratitude to our partner congregations and groups that volunteered to make important service happen:

First Presbyterian Church- Fort Worth
Holy Family Catholic Church
University Baptist Church
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
South Hills Christian Church
Broadway Baptist Church
First United Methodist Church- Hurst
Ridglea Presbyterian
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Fort Worth Texas Stake
Azle Christian Church
Trinity Lutheran Church
Genesis United Methodist Church
Second Church of Christ, Scientist
Grace Lutheran Church
Beth-El Congregation
Acton Elementary- 5th Grade
St. Stephen Presbyterian Church
Emmanual Presbyterian Church- Bedford
University Christian Church
Bread Fellowship

This year, we were so thrilled to partner with Community Crossroads and Tarrant Area Food Bank to provide weekly delivery of fresh fruit to our friends at the FWSSR in addition to their daily lunches. Thank you, Dori Davis, Center Director of Community Crossroads and the wonderful volunteers who made this happen! We recieved so much positive feedback for the nutritious addition. If you would like to learn more about Community Crossroads, visit their site HERE .
We've Moved!
Come by for coffee and pastries and check out our new space inside South Hills Christian Church- 3200 Bilglade Road, Fort Worth, TX 76133 (far east entrance) on February 28 from 9:00 am- 11:00 am. We would love to see you! Please be sure to update your records with our new address!
Baby Day! February 8, Botanic Gardens
Join First3Years and Botanical Research Institute of Texas on February 8, 2019 for Baby Day ™! This event will feature baby friendly activities sensory play, developmental screenings, free giveaways, and more!  Learn More
TAGS Faith Based Bridge Round Table February 7th
Date and time: Thursday, February 7th,
9:00am to 10:30am
First United Methodist Church, 800 West 5th St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Register HERE .
View Flyer .
TAFB Needs YOU!
When you volunteer, you make TAFB's vision of communities where no one has to go hungry within reach. In Tarrant County and the 12 other counties TAFB serves, one in six people face hunger. In 2017 amazing people like you donated 61,333 hours of their time to help fill empty plates. Whether you volunteer in the Distribution Center in Fort Worth or serve families at a mobile food pantry, you can help defeat hunger.
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