TCC News
The latest updates and announcements in the life of Trinitarian Congregational Church, Wayland MA
January 23, 2020
Need to Know

Listen to Last Sunday's Sermon by Kyle Smethurst
This Sunday - One Worship Service Only at 9:30a

The service will be followed by an All Church Brunch and then the Annual Meeting.

Children will be dismissed from 9:30 LTA as usual. Please pick up ALL children at end of the service and return to Phillips Hall to enjoy an All Church Brunch.

There is care for children (infant through grade five) for parents attending the Annual Meeting. For safety sake, children (infant - grade 5) need to be supervised during the Annual Meeting. Children may stay with their parents in the meeting OR go to kid-care in age appropriate rooms. 

At 11:30A, parents staying for the Annual Meeting should: 
  • Re-register and get a new name/claim tags for their children at Check-in Desk.
  • Escort their children to their appropriate rooms. 
 Infants - preschool children to Room 105
  Elementary children to Room 204
Parents should pick up their children immediately following the Annual Meeting in their respective rooms.

All Church Brunch Before the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 26 th - What Will you bring?

We are going to have an All-Church Pot Luck 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) as well as coffee, tea and juice.

Would you be willing to bring a salad, bagels and cream cheese, fruit, muffins, a breakfast bread or other goodies?

Drop it in the kitchen on the way into church that morning and we will set it out!  
Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 26th at 11:30a

All church members are called to the Annual Meeting of Trinitarian Congregational Church, on Sunday, January 26th at 11:30a. Church Members will adopt a 2020 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 2019 and plan for 2020. All TCC members are requested to attend this year’s meeting to vote on new leaders and finalize our budget.
"Good Question” Seminar - Additional Resources
We had a great turnout at last Sunday's "Good Question" seminar. It was recorded and if you would like to access the recording, please email us.

During the seminar Tom recommended a few additional resources. Here are some links to those. Pleas don't hesitate to reach out if you have more questions! We hope to do these seminars quarterly.

On women in ministry:  Blog Post by Tom and Donna.

A book on the global impact of women in ministry, along with some exegetical insights into the main texts. 

On war: (CS Lewis) several blogs are available. Here is one example.

Also: Lewis, C. S. "The Conditions for a Just War," in God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics, ed. by Walter Hooper. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1970.

On Canaanite judgement: 
It's a difficult topic but Tom has used this book over the years.
2020 Offering Envelopes

Offering envelopes for 2020 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 .

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. Tha nk you!
Finding Purpose in an Age of Anxiety
A special lecture and discussion hosted by TCC at Wayland High School

We are hoping to provide a forum that will encourage people to slow down and consider one way to live a purposeful life in a society so crippled with anxiety. We want this forum to be a place where believers and skeptics feel comfortable bringing their doubts and questions and also feel comfortable offering constructive challenges to opposing views. We want this forum to be a place where believers and skeptics feel comfortable bringing their doubts and questions and also feel comfortable offering constructive challenges to opposing views.

Monday March 2nd, 6:30P @ Wayland High School Auditorium
Men's Forum with Andrew James | Friday Feb 7, 6:15-7:30a

Andrew James - Head Pastor at First Church Congregational Boxford in Boxford, MA - joins us as our guest speaker at the upcoming monthly Men's Forum. Andrew will speak on the subject of Christ-Centered Leadership, continuing our series on this...

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Get involved in Music Ministry

Get involved by joining a ministry team in 2020!
Choir: Rehearsals Thursdays, 7-8:30p. Sings 3rd Sunday of the Month.
Screen Tech Team: Serve once a month operating the slides for worship.
Worship Team: Regular rotation of musicians leading Sunday worship.
Scripture Reading: Rotation of readers adding their voice to the worship service.
Winter Parking is Tight - Please Help!!
If you are physically able, please park in the Town Building Lot. You may drop off people or paraphernalia and then proceed to the parking lot. This will leave parking spots for visitors, the handicapped, our older population and those with young infants and toddlers.  This is a practical way for us to show hospitality.  Do not park along the sides of the driveway, as these areas are fire lanes and must be kept clear.

Not sure how to find the overflow lot? Here's a map!
Winter Weather and Possible Church Cancellations

With winter on our doorstep, here is TCC’s inclement weather policy regarding church service delays or cancellation:

In the event of bad weather, a decision will be made by 7p on Saturday night for Sunday morning services . On Sunday mornings, we may potentially cancel the 9:30A 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:
  • 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 the front page of the TCC website
  • Checking
  • Watching WBZ-TV 
As always, please use your own discretion before traveling in any questionable weather!
Our 2019-2020 Ministry Theme

Though our mission is still the same, our vision changes each year. Read about this year's vision.
WBS meets Thursday mornings from 9:15-11:15a. Sign up to join us for the winter and spring.

Friday Mornings, 9:15-11:15a

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Did you know we send out weekly devotionals as well as other long-form content on our website?

Visit our website and scroll to the bottom to subscribe.
Ongoing Ministries
Children's Ministries
What are we learning this month?
Check out the Parent Cue App to find out!
Girls Gathering and Guys Gathering!

Wednesdays, from 5:30-7p at TCC! 
Student Ministries
Has your student missed out on some events and connection opportunities?
Ongoing Adult Ministries
All Adults - K-Tog (Knit-Together )
Mondays, 10a-12p & 7-9p • Parlor • Susan Foster

Wednesdays, 9:30 -10:30a • RM 205 • Allan Baldwin

Thursdays, 9:15-11:00a • Phillips Hall • Amy Canute

Men - Pickup Basketball
Thursdays, 7:45-9:00p • Gym • Jeff Coughlin

Women - Mom to Mom
Fridays, 9:15-11:15a • Phillips Hall • Elizabeth Markey

Saturdays, 7:30a • Phillips Hall • Eddie Brown & Jim Santamaria

Men- First Friday Men's Forums (Light breakfast provided)
First Friday of the Month • 6:15-7:30a • Phillips Hall • John Bleuer

General Information and Community Life
Interested in joining a small group? Several small groups are always open for new people to join.

Each Sunday there are dozens of volunteers that make our services and programs happen. Serving is a great way to get connected to our community.

Food Pantry
Please help spread the word! TCC’s Loaves & Fishes food pantry is well stocked and open to anyone in need! If you or someone you know needs a helping hand (single parents, those on a fixed income, unemployed, friends or neighbors) please feel free to call or visit the church office for assistance from our Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry. Our Food Pantry is open on Sundays and during regular church office hours (Monday- Friday 9A- 2:30P).

Donations to “Loaves & Fishes” Food Pantry are gratefully accepted. There is a collection bin on the table in the lobby stairwell.
Top Items Needed:
Dish Detergent
Laundry Detergent
We believe that serving our community is an essential part of living out our faith. We currently serve alongside two local ministries to care for those in need. Read more and signup here:

The Bridge House Update
Will Montano, the amazing meal coordinator at the Bridge House (faith-based recovery home), is having shoulder surgery on January 27th and will be away for a month (until the end of February). Will is reaching out to see if we might be able to provide some dinners while Will is away. 

Would your LIFE Group consider cooking and/or delivering a meal to the courageous residents and staff (about 35-45) of the Bridge House? Please contact Kyle for details
L’Abri Winter Lecture Schedule
All lectures begin at 7:30 and are held at L'Abri:
49 Lynbrook Road Southborough, MA 01772
Join us for tea and treats at 7:15.
Email newsletter and bulletin announcement deadline: Wednesday at 5pm