April 26, 2018 • Fourth Week in Easter
Pastor Tom's Note
Becoming Disciples in the Gospel of Mark: What is the Gospel?


Good news is first a person.

At TCC we make it a priority to say we are Gospel-centered. But what is actually the Gospel? In the Gospel of Mark, the "Gospel" (= good news) is defined in essential terms:
it is the "Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God" (Mark 1:1)...  Read more here.


Upcoming Events
Men’s Basketball Tonight!
The gym is open on Thursday nights from 7:45-9 pm for men’s pickup basketball. All are welcome. For more information, contact Sam Jackson at jsamjackson8@gmail.com.
Membership Classes April 29 and May 13

At TCC, we place a high value on membership because we believe that it is an important part of spiritual growth. While it is certainly possible to grow spiritually without being a member, there is a great benefit that comes from being a committed ...

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All are Invited to TCC's Men's Forum Next Wednesday, May 2
As an outworking of our previous men’s ministry brainstorming session we have formed a team lead by Paul Church and John Bleuer to organize a speaker series called “Men’s Forum.” These quarterly gatherings of dinner, lecture, and discussion, will bring men of all ages together to learn and discuss culturally relevant topics including work, family life, cultural issues, and more. Our first gathering is Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, and features Rev. Dr. Kenneth Barnes speaking about his work on capitalism and how it relates to the Christian worldview.

Welcome Brunch, May 20
Noon to 1 pm

Whether you’re brand new to TCC or have been attending a while and want to get more connected, we invite you to an informal gathering to meet the pastors and staff, learn about the mission and vision of TCC, and learn how to become more connected and grow in your faith. Please RSVP to Adam Kurihara at adam@tccwayland.org.
Missions and Outreach
Donations for Haiti Missions Trip Wanted By This Sunday

Carolyn and Richard Lippmann, Albert and Nancy Leung, Alison Mitchell, Miranda Pomphrett and Kyle Smethurst are heading to Haiti in 3 weeks to visit our missionary, Gladys Thomas, and participate in her ministry there. They’d like to bring along donations of twin sized sheet sets (used but in good conditioned is great!) light blankets or coverlets, pillows and towels to be used in the new dormitory at C-TECH. They also could use donations of school supplies for the elementary school. Can you help? The deadline for donations is Sunday, April 29.

Please contact Carolyn Lippmann at carolynt.lippmann@gmail.com for more information.
Announcements
Will You Help Us Update our Directory?

We would like to update our TCC photo directory. Being able to recognize each other will help us to get to know each other! If you would like your family’s photo included (or you would like to change your current photo), please email a good quality jpeg file to  frontdesk@tccwayland.org  by May 16th. 

Include the names of all those shown in the photo, as well as other family members not pictured. Regular attendees who are not members are encouraged to participate too. If you are unable to submit a photo, let us know and we can arrange to have one taken at church. 

This is also a great time to update your information. Our database is only as good as the information we input, so if you’ve moved, changed your email address, or want your cell number listed… please let us know.
Collection for the Teddy Sayonkon Foundation (TSF)
Teddy continues his mission work in Liberia with efforts to collect clothes, shoes, school supplies, toys, backpacks, books and Bibles. If you would like to donate any of these items, please leave them in the designated collection area in the stairwell off the lobby. Financial help toward the cost for shipping is also greatly needed. 

Teddy can be reached at: elwa08@yahoo.com or 978-761-5239.
Vases for the Flower Guild?
           
The Flower Guild has asked that anyone having any of TCC’s large flower vases (the ones used to send flowers home), please return them. They will be “recycled” and used once again to spread the beauty of God’s creation.  Also, if you have any extra glass flower vases you would like to donate, please drop them off in the kitchen.
Children's Ministry
Gail Hughson , Director
Cheryl Alexander , Assistant


childrensministry@tccwayland.org
Save the Date... Family Day! • June 10, 4 - 7pm.

Live music, food trucks, inflatables, games for all ages including corn hole. Bring donations to Family Day: can foods for local food pantries and used sporting equipment for Guatemala. More information to come!
Student Ministries
New Student Ministires logo
Kyle Smethurst, Pastor

SM worship service this Sunday at 9:30 am in Bradford.

The Thinking Series:
This series features five major worldview questions and is an opportunity students and friends to explore the truth of the Christian faith.

MS and HS Students - Join the Choir for a Special Concert in May

Middle and High school students are invited to join the adult choir as we prepare for a special concert on May 19th at 7 pm. Featured on the program are works for choir and orchestra including a new composition by Adam Kurihara, selections from Handel’s  Messiah,  and a setting of Psalm 100 in Spanish, English, Hebrew, Arabic, Zulu, Mandarin Chinese, and Latin by Dan Forrest. Come have fun making music with us! Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7-9 pm, at Westgate Church (100 Winter St Weston). 
The 2018 Sports Outreach Trip is happening this Summer, July 6-14, 2018! Don't miss this chance to compete against high school basketball and soccer teams in the Solola Region of Guatemala. This trip is for current Juniors/Seniors and College-Aged Students. Click here for a Trip Overview. If you would like more information and an application, please email kylesmethurst@gmail.com


Berea Summer Camp 2018
Our Group is headed back to Berea this Summer for Jr/Sr High Session #3, July 29th-Aug 4th! Register at Berea.org for this amazing week of Wacky Ball, Blobbing, Worship, Amazing Meals, Gaga, Inspiring Messages and More. Please email kylesmethurst@gmail.com to let us know that you've signed up!
Volunteers Needed for Student Ministries!
Bradford Kitchen is Under Construction.
 
We are pleased to announce that the remodeling of the kitchen in Bradford is underway!

Due to the construction, we cannot cook pancakes for a few weeks. Could you provide bagels, donuts, fruit or anything that is easily cleaned up and requires no cooking?
 
We are not sure when the renovations will be done, but when they are, we can make pancakes again!

If you have any questions, please contact Jen or Nancy in the church office at 508-358-7717.
 
Midweek Meals

On Wednesday evenings, before Middle School Midweek, our Student Leadership meets for fellowship and to prepare for the activities of the evening. Since they meet during the dinner hour, we need meals to feed 10.      

Please contact Jen Calverley or Nancy Griffin at 508-358-7717 or email frontdesk@tccwayland.org to sign up!
Music and Worship Ministry
Sacred Music Concert with Westgate Church

May 19, 2018

The combined choirs of Westgate Church and Trinitarian Congregational Church, Wayland will present a concert of sacred music at Westgate Church at 7:00 pm on May 19th. The concert will feature  Cantique de Jean Racine  by Gabriele Fauré, Selections from the  Messiah  by George Frederick Handel,  Jubilate Deo  by Dan Forrest, and works by Adam Kurihara and Drew Halberstadt, performed by a 50-voice choir and chamber orchestra made up of students and adults from TCC and Westgate, plus Metro West community members. Drew Halberstadt and Adam Kurihara will conduct. There will also be a family-style potluck meal before the concert.
Dessert Reception for May 19 Concert

Can you bring a dessert to share after our concert at Westgate Church on May 19th at 7pm? If you are able, please email Mimi Karys [ mkarys@rcn.com]. Thanks!

Also, if you are able to help set up or clean up for this reception, please contact TCC's Kathy Cyr at kcyrandaarnheim@verizon.net.

Join the Tech Team!

Are you technically savvy and have a heart for corporate worship? Join a spot on our tech team. 

• Sound: Run the sound board and recording.
• Screens: Control lighting and screen projection.

Serve just once a month. Training provided. adam@tccwayland.org .

Adult Ministries and Bible Studies
Men’s Evening Bible Study... Now on Summer Hiatus
Watch for our speaker series called “Men’s Forum.” on Wednesday Nights.
Saturday Morning Saints
Men’s Bible Study

Light breakfast and Bible Study from
7:30 am-9:00 am. All men are welcome to join us! 

For more information, contact:
Ed Brown at 508-655-9116; beverlybrown2@mac.com
or
Jim Santamaria at 508-358-7821; hermits@comcast.net .



Wednesday Morning Bible Study Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 am.

This class is taught by Rev. Allan Baldwin. Join us as we explore John’s Gospel and its focus on knowing, serving, and enjoying Jesus Christ.

Wednesday Bible Study Podcasts

Visit http://tccspecial.podbean.com/ to hear our Wednesday Bible Study teachings. You can also find the link to the recordings on our website; on the bottom of the TCC Sermons page is a "Special Event Recordings" link.
Mom to Mom
January 5 - May 11
Friday mornings, 9:30 am - 11:15 am

"Mom to Mom makes me a better mom as it 'gives me support' along the way...

Mom to Mom meets weekly to address issues and needs of women and family, guided by Biblical principles. We offer encouragement, compassion, and support to moms with children of all ages living at home. Any mom, independent of religious affiliation, is invited to join us.

Mom to Mom also offers a wonderful Christian Children's Ministry Program for infants through kindergartners. There are crafts, music, games and Bible stories for toddlers on up. A loving and responsible children's team offers your kids the best!

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. Please register on-line here.
The program registration fee is $55/year and scholarships are available.
The children’s program fee is $75/year and scholarships are available.


For more information, contact Tonya Peck at  momtomomtcc@gmail.com.
Women's Bible Study 

Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study (WBS) is Now on Summer Hiatus…
See you in the fall! 

 If you have additional questions, contact Amy Canute at tccwbs@gmail.com
Knit Together (K-Tog)

Mondays at 10 am-12 pm & 7 pm-9 pm in the parlor.

 People of all ages and experience levels invited to this informal knitting group.

Questions: Susan Foster 508-358-5852
Here at TCC, we are passionate about cultivating authentic community. Throughout the week, LIFE groups meet and rely on Bible study, discussion, practical yet compassionate care to encourage, befriend and help each other grow in relationship with Christ. We have groups in Wayland, Weston, Sudbury, Natick and Hudson who would love to have you join them! For more information, contact Kyle Smethurst at kylesmethurst@gmail.com.
Volunteer Opportunities
TCC runs on volunteers! Please visit tccwayland.org/get-involved for more information.  

Greeting Team - adam@tccwayland.org
Usher Team - office@tccwayland.org
Coffee Hour Hospitality - jspinale@hotmail.com
Offering Counters - contributions@tccwayland.org
Music Team - adam@tccwayland.org
Tech Team - adam@tccwayland.org
Scripture Readers - adam@tccwayland.org

Greeting Ministry

Greeters stand in the lobby and doors to help people into the building safely. Arrive at 9 am and help us foster a welcoming community.

Usher Ministry

Ushers are absolutely critical in helping newcomers form their first impression of TCC. You help set the tone for the worship experience to come. You are representatives of God’s kingdom.You’re not just opening doors, providing information, handing out bulletins or collecting the offering, you are making people feel welcome!

Sunday Hospitality / Coffee Hour

If you enjoy having a cup of coffee while chatting with others during the 10:30 Fellowship time, please sign-up (alone or with your Small Group) to host a coffee hour!  You don’t even have to provide snacks – just make, set up and then clean up the coffee and tea (Easy instructions provided – click here to see what is involved!) Participation gives you and your group an opportunity to serve the Lord and is greatly appreciated by your fellow members.

Counters

Are you accurate and reliable? Volunteers count the weekly offering (mostly checks for deposit) each Sunday, and we are in need of new helpers. Offering counters work in pairs. 
Serving our Community
Waypoint Adventure 2018 Fundraising Party

TCC's own Adam Combs is director of Waypoint Adventure, a local non-profit that challenges youth and adults with disabilities to discover their purpose, talents and strengths through adventure programs. Join them for a fundraising party on May 31st.

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www.waypointadventure.org
Starlight Walkathon
Join Starlight Ministries on a walk to raise awareness and money for programs that serve the homeless population in Boston.
Saturday, May 19th at 9:00 am 
Blackstone Square Park, South End, Boston
If you are interested in an opportunity to serve families impacted by disability or in receiving more training on how to reach out to someone in your church affected by a disability please consider serving as a Short Term Missionary at Family Retreat this summer .

If you are unable to attend the retreat or are already planning on attending, please spread the word. We are still in need of STMs, ESPECIALLY MEN! You would be a blessing to us and the families we serve.  

Retreat Dates:
Adult Family Retreat: June 2-7
Youth/Children Family Retreat: August 18-23
Local Outreach
This year we are partnering with three local organizations to help us achieve the greatest impact in serving our community. We believe that working alongside local Christian organizations is the best way to serve our community. We also believe that serving the poor is an essential part of the Christian faith. If you are not yet involved in one of these ministries, sign up yourself and/or your LIFE group today!

For more information, please contact Jen Calverley or Nancy Griffin at 508-358-7717 or email frontdesk@tccwayland.org.
The Bridge House

The Bridge House, located in Framingham, is a faith-based recovery home for men with substance abuse problems. Their program provides individualized treatment including counseling to support the spiritual, physical, social and intellectual health of each person in recovery. TCC would like to provide a meal for 50 to Bridge House every month.
Pearl Street Cafe

Pearl Street Cafe provides dinner for 50-100 people every weeknight. TCC will provide 12 volunteers to serve dinner there every 1st and 5th Monday of the month from 4:30-7 pm. It's a great way to serve others in our community and no cooking experience is required. We simply wait on tables and serve food prepared by the Pearl St. Cafe staff . There is no age restriction on the volunteers. We hope you will join us and serve!
Open Table

Open Table is a local food pantry located in Maynard. We have short opening and closing shifts on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings to serve. Adults and High School age students can volunteer at the Open Table food pantry.
SPREAD THE WORD... 
OUR FOOD PANTRY IS OPEN and fully stocked!

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!

TOP ITEMS NEEDED:
Adult Toothbrushes
Women’s Razors
Pine Sol / Mr. Clean

If you have any questions regarding donations, contact Diane or David Newcomb at diane.newcomb@comcast.net or david.newcomb@comcast.net