TCC News
The latest updates and announcements in the life of Trinitarian Congregational Church, Wayland MA
November 14, 2019
Need to Know
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Pastor's Note: The Presumption of Autonomy
How do you bring about deep behavioral changes in yourself and those around you?
When we're stuck in ruts, Paul relies on the Grace of God, from beginning (our salvation) to end (until Christ’s return). In fact, it’s nothing but the Grace of God that can alter the deepest behavioral patterns in our lives.
Is there any hope for Haiti?
This Sunday, November 17, 3-4:15p
Have you heard about what's happening in Haiti? The current political crisis has led to protests, riots, school closures, gas shortages, job losses and struggling hospitals. Is there any hope for Haiti? Come hear from Gladys Thomas, President and CEO of Fondation Pour Les Enfants d’Haiti (FEH), as she shares about the devastating crisis in Haiti and the efforts to bring hope to the nation.
Big Serve
This Saturday, November 16th | 9:30a-noon
As Christians we don't just go to church, but are sent to serve others. BIG SERVE is an opportunity to be sent by giving something that is perhaps most precious to us - our time. So join us this Saturday as we take 3 hours out of our busy lives to put our own priorities on hold and help those in our community. Bring your rakes and gloves as we build relationships with each other and those whom we serve. A great opportunity for families to value serving together. Biggest leaf pile wins free lunch on Kyle!
Advent Events and Services
December 4th, 6:30 - 7p
A fresh worship expression rooted in historic practice.

Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 8th
9:30 & 11:05a
Our annual special service celebrating the anticipation and birth of Christ. Students and children join for the first 20 minutes (like a regular "First Sunday Together") and are dismissed to to their programs at the greeting.
Ordinary Time in Concert
December 14th at 7p
Join Ben Keyes (guitar, piano, mandolin), Peter La Grand (guitar, banjo, dobro), and Jill McFadden (guitar, violin), plus special guests Adam Kurihara and our student string quartet in this special concert for the Advent season.

Save the date and invite a friend!

Hear their music at:
Staffing Update
Beginning in June of 2020, Adam Kurihara, our Director of Worship and Community Life, will be scaling back to a part time role as he pursues a degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. This is an exciting step for Adam as he considers pastoral ministry and plans on resuming full time work at TCC in the fall of 2021. Adam’s leadership of Sunday morning worship and choir will continue, but we will be searching for new staff to fill the roles of communications, graphic design, and community life for this period. Stay tuned for updates in the new year, and congrats to Adam!
Men’s Forum • Christ-Centered Leadership in the Workplace
Last night Howard Graham spoke on Christ-centered leadership in the workplace; the opportunities, challenges and rewards! Howard spoke forcefully on the topic of Men stepping up and being accountable to our Lord. Thank you to all who attended!
Missing Sarah Pryor
A New Book by Barbara Pryor
As you may know, Barbara Pryor was a member at TCC for many years, and has an amazing testimony of God's work in her life. This is the story of the unspeakable tragedy and profound compassion and beauty of the Pryors' journey through the search for Sarah and the grief of the Wayland community that followed. Sarah's story finally ends as this little girl teaches us all about the horror and the beauty in life, and share in Sarah's gift to us all--her powerful legacy of love.

Available at Barnes and Noble or .
Eleven O Five
We want to open up space at the 9:30a service which is already at capacity. Please join us for the second service at 11:05a. Though we’re not making huge stylistic differences in our services, there will be a more informal atmosphere and a time of discussion and Q&A with following the sermon.
"Every Spiritual Blessing"
Faith Promise Sunday is November 24
Faith Stewardship Sunday is an invitation to prayerfully consider your giving for 2020. Our giving is an act of worship; a chance to place our trust in God through sacrificial giving. Please take some time to think about your giving for 2020. The 2020 stewardship packet and faith promise cards will be mailed out next week.
The last meeting for the fall semester is a brunch next Thursday, November. 21.

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.

Mom to Mom will end the fall Semester tomorrow, November 15, with a brunch.

Register now to join us in January!
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.
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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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! 
Operation Christmas Child
Shoe Boxes Due November 24th!

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
Confirmation Class Begins Sunday
Please email if your student is interested in joining us for this 8-session course on the basics of Christianity. The group will be meeting on 8 Sunday evenings between November - January, beginning this Sunday, November 17th!
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 (Fall Semester will end on Nov. 15)
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:

Canned Kidney Beans

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