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TJ's August 2016 Newsletter


Hello TJ's Family & Friends,

You're awesome! We just wanted to remind you!

Here are a few updates on our branches:
  
TJ's Cafe (Facebook): We've got great Guatemalan coffees, loose-leaf teas and other snackage for your enjoyment. We're slowly gaining momentum! Come visit us and see for yourself! It's a relaxing atmosphere geared towards chillin' for a bit versus a quick grab-n-go type establishment. Plus our french press methods take a bit longer to offer you the best quality from our freshly ground beans that are shipped directly from the farm!

TJ's CAVE (Facebook): We've had a fairly steady schedule of musical artists coming through and we hope to keep the momentum going. We are pleased to offer many of our gigs with no cover charge as a blessing to our community. Some nights we purposefully leave the schedule open to just have a place to hang out... plus it's usually costly to us to host various bands so we have to spread out the expenses. We're slowly upgrading the venue as finances allow and could really use some SPONSORS to help support the vision! If you (or your business) become a sponsor, buy a few cups of coffee, donate or buy other merch, it helps us grow one step closer to building and sustaining a family-friendly location for commUNITY! If you're interested in booking your band or event with us, let us know.

TJ's Store (Facebook): We're slowly building an inventory of unique items that are made with artistic skills from local artisans. We currently have various paintings, jewelry art (upcycled guitar string bracelets, earings...), coffee koozies, local musician CDs, T-shirts...etc.
  
Thorsby Band/Ministry (Facebook): We've been hosting Monday night community group meetings in our home and serving our community through the many branches of TJ's. We're still traveling quite a bit leading worship/ministering at various churches, ministries, tent meetings...etc and we'll eventually get back in the studio to release a new album once finances allow. Donations welcome!
  
Burn New Bern (Facebook): We're on the road again for a season. We'll be traveling to a Regional Summit in Sept (Falcon, NC), some tent meetings in areas surrounding New Bern and wherever else the Lord sends us in this season! Add your email on the Burn website to get on our monthly newsletters list for more details.
  
Craven24Seven (Facebook): We have made a Prayer Room available at TJ's Cafe from 6am-9am Mon-Sat so our community in eastern Craven County has a place to go if desired. Scott Murphy with Mission Xtreme will have a tent set up in various areas in Craven County for this next season open for days/weeks/months at a time. There are also other individual ministries offering various extended corporate prayer sessions. We're encouraging them to sign up on C247 so we not only know that those times are being covered but also to advertise public sessions so others can join in. We need YOU to participate with us to fulfill the vision of covering Eastern NC in 24-7 prayer! Would you be willing to sign up for a one hour time slot? Daily? Weekly? Monthly??? We'll take what we can get.

We are in the process of raising support to sustain the branches of TJ's. If you feel led to sow prayerfully, financially, voluntarily or whatever else you can think of, please let us know. We welcome, encourage and appreciate your support!
 
You can't put art in a box (unless the box is the art)!
   
Michael Thorsby

Upcoming TJ's Family Events:
Every Mon-Sat - TJ's Cafe (6am-9am) - open to the public
Every Fri & Sat - TJ's CAVE (6pm-9pm) - open to the public
(Any applicable tickets/details are noted in events on Facebook)
Aug 19th - Namon Mason (Folktronica) - @ TJ's CAVE (7pm) - doors open at 6pm
Aug 20th - Creative Arts Expo & Open Mic Night @ TJ's CAVE (6pm-9pm)
Aug 26th - Burn New Bern (Worship) @ Off-Site Venue  (7pm-1am)
Sept 5th - TJ's CAVE/Cafe Closed - Labor Day
Sept 17th - Creative Arts Expo & Open Mic Night @ TJ's CAVE (6pm-9pm)
Sept 30th - DJ MOTUS (Hawaiian Theme Dance Party) @ TJ's CAVE (6pm-9pm)
Oct ??? - The Raynor Brothers (Jazz) - @ TJ's CAVE (7pm) - doors open at 6pm
Oct 10th - TJ's CAVE/Cafe Closed - Columbus Day
Oct 15th - Creative Arts Expo & Open Mic Night @ TJ's CAVE (6pm-9pm)
Oct 28th-31st - Burn New Bern/MX Tent (Worship) @ Off-Site Venue  (7pm)

Additional events added often! Stay tuned on TJ's Facebook & Calendar!

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