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TABCOM
167 Prescott Street
Groton, MA 01450
tabcom@tabcom.org
(978) 448-1445
Fax: (978) 448-0025

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Friends Help TABCOM ‘Faith the Future’
By Ed Guerard, Friends of Regional Ministries Coordinator

Since 2003 when the Friends of the Region was introduced, our “Friends” have contributed $2,014,000. That’s a lot of money and THAT’S A LOT OF MINISTRY!

Thanks in part to this generous giving, TABCOM and Grotonwood/Oceanwood are climbing out of the financial quicksand and are more ready than ever to “faith the future.”

   


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GROTONWOOD
Located in Groton, Mass.
www.grotonwood.org

OCEANWOOD
Located in Ocean Park, Maine
www.oceanwood.org


To date more than $300,000 of Friend’s support has been placed in an endowment called the TransFORMation Fund, the earnings from which will be used to provide future programs and services to serve our churches. By Board vote, however, all principal (unless otherwise donor directed) and earnings will remain unspent until the fund reaches $1,000,000 and the earnings can then have a significant impact on TABCOM and the camps.

Friend’s support is also preparing our camps to “faith the future” by making their facilities more adult friendly to accommodate the changing paradigm from youth camping to adult conferencing and retreating. In 2014 the Adult Center at Grotonwood will undergo extensive renovations including the addition of “more private” bathrooms. At Oceanwood the rooms in Mitchell are being renovated as funding allows and the RA Dining Hall will have new floor covering and improved acoustics.

Friend’s support is also helping TABCOM “faith the future” by underwriting leadership training events to help clergy and laity adapt to the changing paradigms in local church ministry. Recently more than 200 church leaders attended the 1-day Leadership Development Day at Grotonwood, and TABCOM continues to offer the School of Ministry to train bivocational and part-time church leaders. TABCOM is also responding to its multi-cultural diversity by utilizing ethnic liaisons and this year thanks to a matching gift from a “Friend,” will launch “Creation Care Ministries” to encourage churches to role model environmental stewardship.

Thanks to the Friends of Regional Ministries we are not only managing the present, we are “faithing the future.” For more information on the Friends, contact Ed Guerard, ed48@verizon.net.