TCC News
The latest updates and announcements in the life of Trinitarian Congregational Church, Wayland MA
January 9, 2020
Need to Know
A Relentless Resolution

Listen to Last Sunday's Sermon by Guest Preacher Dr. Donna Petter.
Guatemala Night 2020
THIS Sunday, January 12
Come enjoy free food, games, and a silent auction to raise funds for building materials to be used on the trip. All are welcome!

The Student Group is going to Guatemala over February Vacation.
"Good Question” Seminar
with Pastor Tom
During Advent we collected questions people had about faith. We have quite a few great questions that we want to respond to in an informal discussion/Q&A with Pastor Tom. Join us Sunday, January 19 th , at 9:30a in RM 201 for this one-time seminar.
TCC Men's Morning Forum 2020 Kickoff
TOMORROW, Friday, January 10th | 6:15 – 7:30a in Phillips Hall
Men's Forum launches tomorrow morning! Join us as we continue our series - and shift to a once-per-month, in-the-morning format - on Christ-Centered Leadership in the Workplace. Coffee and bagels will be served.

Staying consistent with our theme of Christ Centered Leadership at Work, at Home and in the Community , Ben Keyes will be speaking on the topic  Humility in Leadership: The Challenge of Fostering Dominion in Others. 
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.
There will be just one worship service at 9:30a that morning, followed by an All Church Brunch.
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.  
There is Still Time to Make a Pledge for 2020!

T o date, we have received 137 cards, indicating planned contributions of $1,197,302 to TCC next year. Our goal this year was 150 cards and $1,275,000. You can help us reach this goal!

If you have not yet returned a card, you may do so through the church office or the offering plate. You can also email your Faith Promise to the church at
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!
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.
Angel Tree Coordinator Needed!

After 6 years of faithful volunteer service, Jim Santamaria is stepping down as coordinator of TCC’s Angel Tree Program . A special thank you to Jim, his wife, Nan, and Julio Hernandez as well as all those who so generously donated and helped over the years!

The Angel Tree Program started in 1984, as a part of Chuck Colson’s Prison Fellowship, and seeks the reconciliation of an incarcerated parent with his or her children and caregiver. More importantly, the program seeks the transformation of children’s lives so that they will choose to become the next generation of followers of Christ instead of the next generation of lawbreakers. In a wonderfully practical expression of Christ’s love, Angel Tree provides Christmas gifts to the children of incarcerated parents and TCC has participated in this important ministry for 36 years.

Would you be willing to step up into this role next Christmas season? Please contact Jim at 508-358-7821  or
CRP Training To Be Held At TCC
America Heart Association is offering CPR training classes at TCC on Jan 13 or Jan 22, 6:30-9p.  Cost is $85 ($55 for children's and student ministry volunteers.)   Email to reserve a spot.   
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!
TCC's Parking Lot

Many people have asked why we don’t sand or salt TCC’s walkways and parking lot. Because of our proximity to the local watershed, we don’t use salt and have installed a porous pavement in our parking lot which allows water to flow through it and filter into the ground. Using sand would clog up the pores of the pavement, reducing its porous function and causing more run off. Instead, TCC uses calcium chloride to de-ice our walkways and parking lot.

Walking outside during the winter requires special attention to avoid slipping and falling. No matter how well the snow and ice is removed from parking lots or sidewalks, you may still encounter some slippery surfaces. It is important for everyone to be constantly aware of these dangers.
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
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  • 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.

Resumes Tomorrow, January 10th, 2020.

Friday Mornings, 9:15-11:15a

Register now to join us in January!
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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?
Come enjoy free food, games, and a silent auction to raise funds for building materials to be used on the trip. All are welcome!
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 - Resumes Tomorrow, Friday, January 10th
Fridays, 9:15-11:15a • Phillips Hall • Elizabeth Markey

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

General Information and Community Life
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We can't do church alone! LIFE Groups help us grow in our faith and meet throughout the Metro West area.

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).
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:

Email newsletter and bulletin announcement deadline: Wednesday at 5pm