January 17, 2019
Sermons and Services
Last Sunday, Dr. Donna Petter, Director of the Hebrew Language Program and Associate Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theology Seminary, was our preacher. Her sermon, "Continue to be Convinced," can be heard by clicking on the button below.
This Sunday

This Sunday, Kyle Smethurst, Pastor of Students and Outreach, is our preacher. His sermon is based on Scripture from Luke 7:36-50.
Pastor Tom on Study Leave, January 10 to January 24

If you need assistance of any kind during this time, please contact the church office.
Announcements
2019 Offering Envelopes
 
Offering envelopes for 2019 are now available in the church lobby for pick up. If you like to use assigned envelopes and do not see a box already there for you, let Aimee Mury know by signing up on the clipboard sheet located in the lobby with the envelopes, otherwise call the church office at 508-358-7717, or email Aimee at  contributions@tccwayland.org.
 
Likewise, if you have assigned envelopes, but won’t use them, please leave them in the box in the lobby BUT mark “Won’t need” and initial the box. This will save us from over ordering next year. Thank you!
**Winter Weather and Possible Church Cancellation**

Regarding the coming storm this Sunday, a decision will be made by 7P on Saturday night for Sunday morning services

On Sunday, we may potentially cancel the 9:30 service (along with all LTA and Youth Programming) and just have the 11A service. This would mean there would not be any Student Ministry or Children’s Programming at the 11A service.
You can learn about any plans to cancel or delay services by:
• Visiting tccwayland.org and look for the banner at the top of the page
• Calling the church office (508-358-7717; a temporary message will be left on the church’s answering machine so that people may call in and find out the status of services)
• Checking CBSBoston.com
• Watching WBZ-TV 
As always, please use your own discretion before traveling in any questionable weather!
Upcoming Events
Men's Basketball Tonight!

A devoted group of men have been playing basketball in the gym at TCC almost every Thursday night since last winter. Each week about 5-10 men come and take advantage of the amazing facility that we are blessed with at TCC. We play "pick-up" which just means that we form new teams each week depending on who can play that week. Adults and young adults are welcome - just show up. This includes both church members and friends and neighbors who do not call TCC home. We play hard but we "take it easy" and always consider it a good night if there are no injuries. If you or someone you know is interested, please reach out to Sam Jackson; < jsamjackson8@gmail.com > Start time is at 7:45 pm every Thursday. 
TCC’s Annual Meeting,
January 27th at 11a.

All church members are called to the Annual Meeting of Trinitarian Congregational Church, on Sunday, January 27th at 11A. Church Members will adopt a 2019 Budget, vote on a new slate of church leaders and receive updated ministry reports. 
 
Join us as we celebrate the great things God has done in 2018 and dream and plan for 2019. All TCC members are requested to attend this year’s meeting to vote on new leaders and finalize our budget. Special update from Pastor Tom about the vision for 2019.
 
Just one worship service @ 9:30a that morning!

All Church Brunch on January 27th...
What Will You Bring?

We are going to have an All Church Brunch before the Annual Meeting. We’ll provide the eggs and breakfast meat (thanks to Peter and Kathryn Kidd, Jim and Robin Spinale and their Small Group) along with coffee, tea and juice.

Would you be willing to bring bagels and cream cheese , fruit, muffins, breakfast bread or other goodies? Drop it in the kitchen on the way into church that morning and we will set it out.  

Thank you!
Music and Worship
Jan/Feb 2019 - Gospel Choir!
Come on out for choir in the months of January and February for a short special season of Gospel Music! All are invited - no music reading required. It's fun! Come sing with us!

Rehearsals, Thursdays beginning Jan 10th, 7-8:30 pm.

We'll sing on Sunday, January 20th, and February 17th. (Please note, 2/17 is during vacation week)

Children's Ministry
Gail Hughson, Director

Girls Gathering; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45p.

All fourth and fifth grade girls are invited to join us at Girls Gathering, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 pm . This year we’ll use the book, A Girl After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George. We’ll discover what God says about growing in love for family and friends, growing in wisdom in order to make good choices, growing in grace when facing situations that are hard, and growing in joy when drawing closer to Jesus. We’ll pray for and encourage one another to become girls after God’s own heart. 
 
Register Here or complete a registration form at CM desk.

 
Guys Gathering, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45p

Attention all 4 and 5th grade boys! Come and join the fun with Kyle Smethurst, Pastor of Students and Outreach, each Wednesday from 5:30 – 6:45 pm.  Register online now.   
For more information, contact Kyle at kylesmethurst@gmail.com .


What We’re Learning in LTA

Pre-K:
One of the wonderful things about preschoolers is they know they have needs and they are not afraid to let you know. That’s a good thing and something we want to use to help preschoolers see another need they have – a need we all have – and that is Jesus. This month, I need Jesus is the focus.

Week 3 : Healing the Blind Man, John 9:1-12.
Story Focus: Everyone needs Jesus.

K-5:
As we follow Jesus, His loves transforms us. His Spirit gives us the power to show self-control. We can follow His example and choose to do what we should do – instead of what we want to do.
 
Week 3: Choose Your Words Carefully, Proverbs 12:18.
Bottom Line: Choose your words carefully.
Student Ministries
Hey Parents and Students,
Don't miss Deep Freeze 2019! Our group will be attending this winter retreat the weekend of February 1st-3rd at Camp Berea in Hebron, New Hampshire.

In addition to sledding, moon-bouncing, carpetballing, group-gaming, pillow-fighting, eating and occasionally sleeping, we get a chance to hear from speaker Joey Todd and worship with the creatively artistic band Painting Freedom .
All High School and Middle School students are invited to join us for this unforgettable retreat. If you would like to sign up, please go to https://berea.campbrainregistration.com/ . If the process seems unclear on the site, here are some instructions to guide you along! This year all sign-ups will be done online, but student fees will be paid to TCC.

Feel free to pay by cash or check (made out to "TCC" with Deep Freeze; write your student's name in the memo line). The cost is $200/student and scholarships are available based on need!
Adult Ministries and Bible Studies
Re-Parenting
A 4 Week Seminar taught by Dolores Marciniec

New Adult Ed Class Begins Soon!

February 3, 10,17 and 24.
Room 205 at 11:00 am


History matters to God and He has shown Himself to be One that takes the long view. Family lines are often given in the Scriptures and their ripple effect through generations can be spotted. What was true then is equally true today. Our time together will show how formative our histories and experiences can be. You will be shown how to construct a Genogram to see how your past has postured you to participate in your life, your marriages, your parenting and your relationships.
 
We all can be profoundly impacted by means we may not recognize and those things can change our life course and the legacy we leave. We will look at some of the ways that can happen. What is unrecognized often remains unchanged. Insight is often the launch point because once recognize what is learned and may be reflexive can be relearned and chosen. As believers we are grafted into the family of God and are to be changed, transformed to look like Christ. Some of our past lessons serve us well to be Christ followers and some do not. Together let us see how God’s Word and Power can re-parent us so that we can walk in a manner worthy of our calling and indeed be a new creation.
Wednesday Bible Study:
Christ in the Psalms
Join Allan Baldwin's class for a mid-week spiritual banquet (we don’t live by bread alone!).

Wednesday Mornings
9:30 - 10:30 am
Room 205
Bible Lecture given by Rev. Baldwin.

Come, reflect, enjoy!
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.
Knit-Together (K-Tog)

All ages knitting group, Mondays at 10 am & 7 pm in the parlor.

Questions? Call Susan Foster at 508-358-5852.
Women's Bible Study - Register Now!

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 -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 .
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!
If you are in need, or if you know someone who is in need, such as single parents, those on a fixed income, unemployed or others who could use a helping hand, please feel free to visit the church office for assistance from our loaves & fishes food pantry. Our food pantry is open on sundays and regular church hours.

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
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:
Mayo
Laundry Detergent
Frostings
Jello Gelatin / Pudding Mixes
Regular and Sugar Free

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
Volunteer Opportunities
TCC runs on volunteers! Please visit tccwayland.org/get-involved for more information.  

Children’s Ministry - childrensministry@tccwayland.org  
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
Children 's Ministry - Gail Hughson childrensministry@tccwayland.org

We are seeking additional Children Ministry Partners (volunteers). God can use you to make a difference in the life of a child. Don’t miss an exciting opportunity to help kids discover God and grow their relationship with Jesus. Help is needed in the following areas:

Live the Adventure Sunday 9:30 - 10:30A 
· Infant care - once a month
·    PK & Elementary small group assistants - once a month
·    Infant - Grade 5 - Substitute small group leaders or assistants
·    One-on-One assistants - once or twice per month 

Encore Sunday 11:00A – 12 P
·    Infant - Grade 5 assistant once a month or more

LTA Prep – help prep small group materials for small groups (can be done midweek).

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

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!