TCC News
The latest updates and announcements in the life of Trinitarian Congregational Church, Wayland MA
November 27, 2019
Need to Know
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Pastor's Note: The Presumption of Blessings
In agrarian ancient Israel, the idea of bringing the firstfruits to God (read Deuteronomy 26:1-11) was an act of worship and gratitude for the gift of salvation from the bondage of Egypt and the gift of the land. Proverbs picks up this law and spells out the blessing of giving our firstsfruits to God in no uncertain terms (Proverbs 3:9-10): "then your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will be bursting with wine." The idea of surplus is conveyed through the word "plenty" which has the sense of being satiated...
Thank you for Returning Your Faith Promise Card!

To date, we have received 41 cards, indicating planned contributions of $307,880 to TCC next year. If you have not yet returned a card, you may do so through the church office or the offering plate.

To aid us in developing our 2020 budget, please return your Faith Promise Card by December 8th. Additional Faith Promise Cards are available in your pew rack and Stewardship Packets may be found at the Connection Hub.

You may also email your Faith Promise to the church at contributions@tccwayland.org.
Advent Events and Services
Evensong
December 4th, 6:30 - 7p
A fresh worship expression rooted in historic practice.

Led by our Student Ministry Band.

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:
Announcements
Nominating Committee

The Board has appointed the following members to serve on the Nominating Committee: Asa Foster (Moderator), Tom Petter (Senior Pastor), Nickaela Fiore-Keyes (Board), John Marciniec, Irene Germano, Manny Figueroa and Heather Hancock. We are grateful for the four members of the congregation who have accepted our invitation to serve on the committee.

The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating members of the congregation to fill all open, 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 the Finance Committee has 1 vacancy. 

These are important roles as TCC moves forward and we encourage members not only to consider serving but also participating in the nomination process.  Please prayerfully consider any recommendations you may have and submit them directly to a Nominating Committee member.
Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

Paul Church is the local volunteer coordinator for the Salvation Army bell ringers’ annual fund raising campaign this year. The Salvation Army is one of the oldest Christian service organizations; it does its yearly fundraising only at Christmas time. Hourly time slots are available for adults and children at local markets in Cochituate and Wayland. This is a terrific introduction to Christian service for families during the Christmas season. Would you be willing to donate one hour, during daytime business hours, beginning December 2? If so, please contact Paul at 617-947-1903 or at piman71@gmail.com .
Angel Tree Gift Deadline is Sunday, December 8th!

All the “Angels” have now been taken from the Angel Tree. Thank you! If possible, please include a gift receipt with your gift in case an item needs to be exchanged. Also, attach the Angel Tree tag to your wrapped gifts and return them to TCC by December 8th.  Leave your gifts on the tables set up in the stairwell area off the lobby.                               
 
Can you help?  If you would like more information on this program or could help with gift delivery, please contact Jim Santamaria 508-358-7821 or    hermits@comcast.net.
 
Staffing Update
We are excited to announce Sarah Comeau has accepted the call to serve as Pastor of Children's Ministries beginning in February 2020. More information about Sarah and the transition process will be coming in the next few weeks.
THRIVE:
Our 2019-2020 Ministry Theme

Though our mission is still the same, our vision changes each year. Read about this year's vision.
Now on winter break until January 9th, 2020.

WBS meets Thursday mornings from 9:15-11:15a. Sign up to join us for the winter and spring.

Now on winter break until January 10th, 2020.

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

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!

NO Girls Gathering and Guys Gathering Tonight...

Happy Thanksgiving! Wednesdays, from 5:30-7P at TCC! 
Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to those of you who brought in shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We were able to collect and send off 136 boxes. Each box will be prepped and delivered to children all around the world. Thank you for showing and sharing God’s love! 
Student Ministries
This Sunday
Ongoing Adult Ministries
All Adults - K-Tog (Knit-Together)
Mondays, 10a-12p & 7-9p • Parlor • Susan Foster • susanpfoster5@gmail.com

Wednesdays, 9:30 -10:30a • RM 205 • Allan Baldwin • office@tccwayland.org

Women - Women's Bible Study - Winter Recess until January 9th, 2020
Thursdays, 9:15-11:00a • Phillips Hall • Amy Canute • tccwbs@gmail.com

Men - Pickup Basketball
Thursdays, 7:45-9:00p • Gym • Jeff Coughlin •  jeffreycoughlin@yahoo.com

Women - Mom to Mom - Winter Recess until January 10th, 2020
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
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:

Pancake Mix
Mac & Cheese
Cake/Brownie Mix
Frosting



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:

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