TCC Email Newsletter
October 5, 2017

My grandfather, Ben Smethurst, is a special man. During his prime he worked for the FBI as a detective and also for the House Committee of Investigations. Bampy was meticulous with details. Read more here.

Next Wednesday, Come Join the Conversation...
On church growth with Pastor Pete James, Senior Pastor of Vienna Presbyterian Church (VPC). Pete has been the pastor at VPC for over 30 years and is a close friend of Tom Petter.

Wednesday, October 11, from 7:30-8:30p at TCC .

Come and hear how God did amazing things at this church in Virginia and about the richness of the Christian life when we grow together and stay together!

Fall Sermon Series: Turning the World Upside Down

Last Sunday
Part 4: "Myth Busters"
Kyle Smethurst - Preacher

This Sunday
Part 5: "Heal Us Lord"
Tom Petter - Preacher

Join us!
Desserts for Installation Reception

Help us celebrate and welcome Pastor Tom in style! Please bring a dessert to share at the reception to be held right after the Installation Service on Sunday, October 15, at 3p.

Please drop off your desserts in kitchen any time on Sunday before the service.
LIFE Groups Test Drive
New LIFE groups are forming this fall! If you are not yet in a LIFE group at TCC, you’re invited to join us for a "test drive"! On Sunday, November 5, from 4-6p there will be a Kickoff dinner. Two additional in-home meetings will follow.

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Stephen Ministry Training Class

Stephen Ministry seeks new Stephen Ministers to bless this church community. Learn how to come along side and support those who are hurting. Sign-up now – class is starting soon! Contact 
Students and Children
Children's Ministry
Gail Hughson , Director
Cheryl Alexander , Assistant
Win a gift card to “The Local” and three hours of babysitting. Here’s how you can enter: Just update your child’s Live the Adventure Registration Form on TCC website . Drawing is on Oct 15 th
Children Ministry Subs Needed!
We are seeking additional Children's Ministry substitutes for this year. Please contact Gail Hughson or Cheryl Alexander if you are interested or have any questions.
LTA Families

October 22, 4-5:30p! 

Two combined influences
make a greater IMPACT than just two influences.

Please RSVP here:
Mom & Me Play Days
Join other moms of infants and pre-K children for play time.

Monday Mornings
Begins October 16

Student Ministries
Kyle Smethurst , Pastor
Student Worship in Bradford
Sunday @ 9:30a
Pancakes, trivia, worship and a message

HS Small Groups
Sunday@ 11a in Bradford.

Rend Collective Concert
Sunday @ 5:30p.

Middle School Midweek
Trip to Altitude Trampoline Park.
Wednesday, Oct 11, 5:30p.

Adult Ministries and Bible Studies

Men’s Evening Bible Study
Pastor Tom teaches this class on the “Life of David”, Wednesday evenings at TCC from 7:30-8:30p. All are welcome to attend.  Register on line now for this free class.

Join us and our new teacher, Rachael Frase, from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary as we study the book of Acts. How did Christianity start and spread? What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the church? Come enjoy morning coffee and fellowship with friends and learn through the Book of Acts how the gospel turns the world upside down!

WBS meets on Thursday mornings from 9:15-11:00a. The fall session runs from September 14 - November 16; the Winter/Spring session, January 4 - April 12. Cost is $50 for the entire year plus $75 for childcare.  Please register on line here.

If you additional questions, contact Amy Canute at
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S eptember 15 - November 17                    
Friday mornings, 9:15a-11:15a

Join us tomorrow, October 6th at Mom to Mom to hear Dossie Kahn's talk titled "Anxiety and Our Children: How to Recognize it, Address It, and Prevent It".

Dr. Kahn is a licensed Psychologist. She joined Wayland Youth and Family Services in September 2008. Her clinical training and experiences include work in counseling centers on college campuses, community mental health and medical centers, inpatient and residential treatment of adolescents and private practice. She maintains a focus on lifestyle practices that reduce stress and promote health in her work with youth and families. Her family life is centered on raising her two teenage daughters together with her husband. Her interests include the natural environment, art, cooking and gardening.

Please note that moms and children must be pre-registered. Placement in the children's program is offered on a first come, first served basis. Registration is open to children until October 6th. To register; please visit: .

The program registration fee is $55/year, the children’s program fee is $75/year and scholarships are available for both.

For additional information, feel free to contact Tonya Peck at .
Knit Together (K-Tog)
Mondays at 10a-12p or 7p-9p in the parlor.
 People of all ages and experience levels invited to this informal knitting group. Fun!
Questions? Call Susan Foster at 508-358-5852.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study - Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30a.
Taught by Rev. Allan Baldwin. Join us as we explore John’s Gospel and its focus on knowing, serving, and enjoying Jesus Christ. The class begins at 9:30a at TCC; all are welcome.

Saturday Morning Saints, Men’s Bible Study
Light breakfast and Bible Study from 8a-9:30a Please join us, all men are welcome! For further information, contact Ed Brown at 508-655-9116; or Jim Santamaria at 508-358-7821; .

Precepts Bible Study
What:  Precepts Inductive Study of Daniel, Part 1: Living Out a Biblical Worldview
Where: The Redners' Home, 5 Marks Way, Maynard 01754
When:  Sept. 11 - Nov. 6, Monday evenings from 7-9p
Why:  Psalm 86:11a "Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth.."   
Cost:    Workbook - $20
Worth: Irreplaceable
RSVP : Missy Ringuette at  or Dorothy Redner at
Volunteer Opportunities
Missions and Outreach
Teddy Sayonkon Foundation (TSF)

Scholarship Fund Raising Efforts Now Underway. Will You Help? TCC member Teddy Sayonkon continues his mission work in Liberia, with an effort to raise funds for ten highly motivated children to attend a Christian school this year. Less than $500 per child will allow them to buy uniforms and attend school. Donating to support these children is a wonderful way to tangibly share the love of Christ! 

This week’s TSF featured student is Samuel Davids, a sixth grader at the Antioch Baptist School. He lives with his aunt because he lost his mother at an early age. Samuel has been a TSF scholarship beneficiary for four years. He lives in the LY community and attends church at the Antioch Baptist Church.

To learn more about the Teddy Sayonkon Foundation, visit

Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria Donations

Visit to donate to trusted charities recommended by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
The TCC Food Pantry, “Loaves & Fishes” offers assistance to those of TCC and the surrounding community who need help with providing for themselves and their family . If you are in need, or if you know of someone who is in need, please feel free to visit the church office for assistance from the food pantry. The food pantry is open on Sunday mornings and during regular church office hours. 
Donations to the TCC “Loaves & Fishes” Food Pantry are gratefully accepted. There is a collection bin on a table near the lobby stairwell. We only accept donations of non-perishable food and personal items. WE RESPECTFULLY ASK YOU NOT TO DONATE ANY OPEN OR EXPIRED ITEMS – WE JUST HAVE TO THROW THEM AWAY!

Baby Foods

Any questions regarding donations? Contact Diane or David Newcomb at or
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” Luke 12:48