TCC News
The latest updates and announcements in the life of Trinitarian Congregational Church, Wayland MA
October 17, 2019
Need to Know
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Pastor's Note: The Presumption of Contentment
The real question for either the test of abundance or want actually remains the same: Have we forgotten the Lord and His promises by focusing solely on the provision (or lack of it)? True contentment will come from feasting on His Word and His promises in the Gospel (forgiveness of sin, comfort, etc.)...
Missions Seminar at 11A this Sunday with Byron Hack

On January 1, 2020, Byron Hack will become the new President of Glad Tidings India. He joins us this week for both the Missions Moment and for a Missions Seminar, where he will share how their ministry trains and equips the indigenous people in India to reach their own people with the Gospel. 
An Evening with Rick Sacra
Wednesday, October 23, 7p

Join us for an evening with Ebola survivor Dr. Rick Sacra, 2019 recipient of the L’Chiam prize for African Mission Healthcare, as he shares about his experiences as a missionary in Liberia. This is a not to be missed event; please invite your friends and family from around our community and beyond!
Membership Classes
Oct 27 and Nov 3 | 12p
Becoming a member is a clear proclamation that you are striving to invest in the present community while also taking ownership of its future. Join us for two upcoming membership classes this season.
November Education Seminar – God's Sovereignty: What's Our Response?
Sundays @ 9:30a – Nov 3-24.

In these four sessions we will look at God’s nature, what He has done for us, explore why we often have an expectation of a trouble-free life, and examine a balanced relationship with Him. The format will be teaching and discussion.
Men’s Forum • Christ-Centered Leadership in the Workplace
Please join the next Men’s Forum: November 13 th at 6:15p. We will continue our series on Christ-centered leadership in the workplace. Our guest speaker is Howard Graham, an entrepreneur, media executive and now chaplain!
WBS's fall semester has begun but there is still plenty of space to sign up! Join us as we pour over the books of Judges and Ruth. Thursday mornings from 9:15-11:15a.

Friday mornings, 9:15-11:15a.

This Friday’s Speaker (10/18):

Cultivating Empathy in an Entitled Generation - Kyle Smethurst
Special Mom to Mom Offering – Reparenting
Next month at Mom to Mom on Fridays, November 1st and 8th (9:15-11:15A), speaker Dolores Marciniec will lead a discussion entitled "Re-Parenting." Join us for the chance to explore our family heritages, better understand ourselves, and grow.
Grief Support Group Forming

A new biweekly Grief Support Group will form based upon interest. If you have experienced the death of a loved one and feel you could benefit from the support of others on a similar path, please contact Jane Stankiewicz: or Kathleen Barrett: . Time and dates TBD.
Nominating Committee Nominations

The TCC Board is currently initiating the nomination process in preparation for our January 2020 Annual Congregational Meeting. The first step is to form the Nominating Committee. As a reminder, per the by-laws, the Nominating Committee includes the Senior Pastor, Moderator and one other Board member as well as four members from the congregation. We are seeking recommendations for four members from the congregation who will join the Senior Pastor, the Moderator and a Board member on that Committee.

The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating members of the congregation to fill all open and elected positions at the Annual Meeting. This year, there are openings for all officer positions (Moderator, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and Clerk), which are one-year terms. The Board has 2 vacancies, the Deacons have 4 vacancies, and Finance has 2 vacancies, all of which are 3 year terms.

Please contact any Board member to suggest potential Nominating Committee nominees. We are eager to hear from you!

Together in Christ,
The TCC Board
Asa Foster (Moderator), Tom Petter, (Senior Pastor), Peter Armstrong, Marty Bodley, Nickaela Fiore-Keyes, Emose Piou, Amy Scott and Dan Williams
Our 2019-2020 Ministry Theme
Though our mission is still the same, our vision changes each year. Read about this year's vision.
Subscribe to our Website
Did you know we send out weekly devotionals as well as other long-form content on our website?

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Purple Lights

Why are the TCC outside lights purple? Purple is the color used to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which takes place each October. The purpose of the Purple Lights campaign is to raise awareness for the prevalence of domestic violence, even within our own communities. For more information, go to:
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! 
Grade 4/5 LTA Social October 27 th

Grade 4 & 5 students and families are invited to a social after the 9:30 service on Sunday, October 27, in Room 205. Join us for some snacks and a time to get to know each other.
November 3rd is Bible Distribution Sunday! 

During our First Sunday Together on November 3rd at 9:30A the first and second grade children receive their Bibles. When you arrive at church, please check-in all your children, pickup name tags, escort infant-preschool children to their rooms, and bring K-5 children to the sanctuary.
Following the Bible presentation, kindergartners and 1st graders will be dismissed first to the Parlor with their small group leaders. Once the younger children have left, the 2nd-5th graders will be dismissed to the Lobby to connect with their small group leaders. Pick up at the end of service is the same as usual.
Operation Christmas Child

This Holiday season our whole church will participate in “Operation Christmas Child,” a program run by Samaritan’s Purse. Through the power of simple shoebox gifts, children experience God’s love and the Good News of the Gospel. To participate, see the OCC display in the Lobby. Once assembled, please drop off your shoebox gifts to the children’s ministry check-in desk by Sunday, November 24th. This is a wonderful project to do as a family this Christmas Season!
Student Ministries
Ongoing Adult Ministries
All Adults - K-Tog (Knit-Together)
Mondays, 10a-12p & 7-9p • Parlor • Susan Foster •

All Adults - Wednesday Morning Bible Study (Not meeting Nov 6, 13, or 27)
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
General Information and Community Life
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
Spread the word. 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 offers assistance to those in the community who need help with providing for themselves and their family. Our food pantry is open on Sundays and during regular church office hours. Donations to “Loaves & Fishes” Food Pantry are gratefully accepted. There is a collection bin on a table near the lobby stairwell.
Top Items Needed:

Jelly or Jam
Hamburger Helper
Canned Black or Kidney Beans
Canned Corn or Peas

In Our Community
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:

Climb-A-Thon Fundraiser: Saturday, October 26, 2019 From 1:00-4:00P

Join Adam & Annie Combs at Waypoint Adventure’s Annual Climb-A-Thon! Form a team for an afternoon of camaraderie, competition and challenge, while raising awareness and funds for Waypoint’s mission. Visit the website for more about Waypoint Adventure and to register.