September 13, 2018
Pastor Tom's Note: Partners in the Gospel

As we launch a new theme for the year, "Partners in the Gospel," one character particularly comes to mind that illustrates the idea of partnership: the jailor at Philippi ( Acts 16). His life was radically transformed from foe to friend through divine intervention. This came to him by way of a big earthquake and the sudden realization of his own lostness: "what must I do to be saved?" he cries out in anguish. To this Paul responds: "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household."

Acts 16 tells us ...
Our Theme and Focus for 2018-2019 • Partners in the Gospel

As a staff, we spent some time studying the book of Philippians and are excited to share our focus for this year. A sermon series emerged, plus several key initiatives for our community: First Sundays Together, an expanded education hour, and more.

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Upcoming Events
First Sundays Together

Beginning in October, on the first Sunday of each month, we will worship with one voice as one unified family. Adults, K-5 children, and students will begin together as we have done this summer, and split off into age-specific ministries after 20 minutes. 
Men’s Basketball Tonight, 7:45-9:00 pm.

All are welcome to join pick up us on Thursday nights from 7:45-9:00 pm. For more information, contact Sam Jackson at jsamjackson8@gmail.com .
Stephen Ministry Training Class

We are gathering a Stephen Ministry Training class to begin October 9 th. Please fill in the Yellow Serve Card found at the Connection Hub with “Stephen Ministry” in the COMMENTS section and place it in the offering plate. For more information, contact Dave Brooks at 978-897-3506 or dave.brooks2@verizon.net .
Announcements
TCC Collecting Diapers on Sunday, September 30.
 
Do you know:
 
  • Many Metrowest families struggle to buy diapers (up to 3,000 families in Natick and Framingham alone).

  • A family needs up to $80 a month for diapers per child—an average of 50 diaper changes per week over 3 years.

  • Government programs don’t cover the cost of diapers.

  • Many parents are forced to re-use diapers or leave their child in a soiled diaper longer than appropriate.  This can adversely affect the health and welfare of infants, toddlers and their families.

  • Many families have to decide between food, medicine, and clean babies.

  • Without diapers, babies cannot attend daycare or early childhood programs.
 
Diaper Need Awareness Week is September 24 to September 30.  We want to help provide Metrowest families in financial distress with diapers for their infants and toddlers to keep them clean, dry and healthy.  On Sunday, September 30, please bring a package of diapers to church (sizes 5 and 6 are in high need).  Opened packages your child has outgrown are fine!  Please leave them in the collection box in the stairwell off the lobby.

We will then donate collected diapers to The Diaper Project at A Place To Turn located at 99 Hartford St. in Natick.  In 2017, they distributed 80,902 diapers to 1152 families. 

For further information, contact Eve Benda, Coordinator, Diaper Project at A Place To Turn, 508-872-7125.
Welcome Brunch September 30 th

Newcomers are warmly invited to our next Welcome Brunch on Sunday September 30 th from 12-1 pm. Here you can share a meal with the Staff and other newcomers and learn more about the mission and vision of the church.
Children's Ministry
Gail Hughson , Director
Cheryl Alexander , Assistant




Children’s Ministry Schedule


Sunday,September 16, we’ll begin our regular LTA programming.  All Infant through Grade 5 children will go directly to their rooms after registering at the check-in desk. 

Children’s Ministry - We Can Do More Together!

We want to invite you to partner in the Gospel with us in someone bigger and greater than ourselves: to be His voice in the lives of the next generation by investing in kids right here in Live the Adventure. 
 
Please pray and consider subbing, volunteering once a month, or jump in and serve weekly. Our greatest needs are: consistent kindergarten small group leaders, PK and crib room once or twice a month, subs for PK and K-5.
 
To sign up, fill out a “We Can Do More Together” volunteer card, which will be on the Children's Ministry Check-in Desk this Sunday. If you have questions, contact Gail Hughson or Cheryl Alexander. 


What We’ll Learn in LTA This Week

Pre-K:
This month’s theme is Colorific and it’s all about how God keeps his promises. Throughout the month, we will learn that no matter how long we have to wait, God loves us and He always keeps his promises.
 
Week 3 : Abraham and Sarah, Genesis 12:2-3, 18:1-15, 21:1-6.
Story Focus: God keeps his promises even if we have to wait.
 
K-5:
When God saw our sin, He took initiative. He sent Jesus to make things right. When we see a need and choose to do something about it, people can see the reality of God’s love for them. 
 
Week 3: Nehemiah Helps the Poor, Nehemiah 5:1-12.
Bottom Line:  Don’t wait for someone else to help people in need .
Student Ministries
Music and Worship Ministry
Choir Rehearsal Thursday Evenings, 7:00 pm in RM 201!

All adults are welcome! We rehearse Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 pm and sing on the 3rd Sunday of each month, plus seasonal services.
Adam Kurihara, Director of Worship & Community Life, music@tccwayland.org
Adult Ministries and Bible Studies
Wednesday Morning Bible Stud y - with Rev. Allan Baldwin. All are welcome to join us at 9:30 am for a study of Habakkuk.

Knit-Together (K-Tog)  - All ages knitting group, resumes next Monday, September 17, 10 am & 7 pm in the parlor. Questions? Call Susan Foster at 508-358-5852.

Men's Forum - Quarterly speakers with dinner and fellowship for men.
Next Men's Forum is October 3rd and features Gordon-Conwell's Center for World Missions Director, Rev. David Ro. Stay tuned for more details!

Saturday Morning Saints - Men's Breakfast and 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 Nights, October 10 - November 14, 7-8 pm.

For many, the book of Revelation can seem like a daunting and confusing book to study. Its prophetic voice and outrageous imagery seems to have little to do with our daily lives. But the book of Revelation prepares us to the reality that before glory comes sacrifice: in the life of Jesus and in the lives of His disciples, in every generation. Behind the sacrifice, however, lies absolute victory - Jesus alone is King of kings and Lord of lords.

Join Rev. Dr. Tom Petter as he draws from years of study to unpack this book into its basic structure, revealing the interpretive keys to understand Revelation as a whole. 
Women's Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study (WBS) will be studying 1st and 2nd Corinthians this year. We’re going to see how if we don’t understand the cross and what came after it - our lives won’t reflect it. Come study with us how to live a life of love in a broken world through His truth! Thursdays 9:15-11:00 am at TCC, Wayland. September 13 - April 2018. Registration and questions? Contact Amy at TCCWBS@gmail.com or the TCC office at 508-358-7717.
Mom to Mom

Resumes Next Friday, September 21... Register Now!
    Friday mornings, 9:20 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. For over sixteen years, hundreds of Moms from the community at-large have come together and learned that they "are not alone" in the delight and struggles of raising a family. 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.

The program registration fee is $55/year and scholarships are available.

The children’s program fee is $75/year and scholarships are available.

For additional information, feel free to contact Elizabeth Markey at momtomomtcc@gmail.com .
Seminar: How to Study the Bible with Jeridan Dyck
Ever want to not just study the Bible, but study HOW to study the Bible? Join this four-week seminar on Sunday mornings at 11 am taught by Gordon-Conwell student and YWAM Alumn Jeridan Dyck.
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!
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 at the doors to help people into the building safely. Arrive at 9 am and help us foster a welcoming community.

Usher Ministry

Additional Ushers Still Needed…

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 am 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. 
Local Outreach
We partner with local Christian organizations to help us achieve the greatest impact in serving 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!
SPREAD THE WORD... 
OUR FOOD PANTRY IS OPEN and fully stocked!

The Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is well stocked and ready for anyone who needs a helping hand. Loaves & Fishes is there for our neighbors, friends, senior citizens, etc. Let's try to remember everyone! Please contact the church office during its business hours for information or assistance.

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

 “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