TCC News
The latest updates and announcements in the life of Trinitarian Congregational Church, Wayland MA
December 5, 2019
Need to Know
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Pastor's Note: The Advent of the Gospel: Perfectly Timed in Imperfect Circumstances
When God says, the Advent of Christ (the coming of the Gospel, Colossians 1:5-6) was perfectly timed (Galatians 4:4; Titus 1:1-3), do we believe His sense of timing is best also for our lives? Mary was greatly inconvenienced by the trip from the Galilee to Bethlehem during her third trimester (Luke 2:1-7), yet it all made sense in the end...
Lessons and Carols
This 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.
Thank you for Returning Your Faith Promise Card!

To date, we have received 59 cards, indicating planned contributions of $401,160 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 Phillips Hall and the lobby; Stewardship Packets may be found at the Connection Hub.

You may also email your Faith Promise to the church at
Advent Events and Services
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:

Facebook event:
Angel Tree Gift Deadline is THIS Sunday, December 8th!

All the “Angels” have now been taken from the Angel Tree. Thank you!
Please bring your wrapped gifts to TCC by this Sunday, December 8 th . If possible, please include a gift receipt with your gift in case an item needs to be exchanged. Gifts can be left on the tables set up in the stairway beside 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
    ** 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!
Parking Reminder - Make Space for Visitors this Season!
As you know, parking at TCC on Sunday mornings is always a challenge! With winter here, we want to remind people that if they are physically able, please park in the Town Hall Building Lot. You may drop off people or paraphernalia before you proceed there. This will leave parking spots for visitors, the handicapped, our older population as well as those with young infants and toddlers. This is a practical way for us to show hospitality. 

Besides designated handicapped parking spots, we have 4 spaces on the south side of the building for families with small children as well as 5 spaces on the north side of the building for visitors. Please respect these spots.

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!
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 .
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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Christian Women’s Connection Christmas Luncheon

Join us for lunch and a Christmas Celebration with Sudbury Christian Women’s Connection to be held on Tuesday, December 10 th from 11:30am-1:30pm at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury. Santa and a live nativity will guest star. Elizabeth Markey of Wayland will play the harp. Susan Niro from Hopedale is our inspirational speaker. Please call Margie at 508-545-0228 to reserve space or for more information. Visit us online at 
Ongoing Ministries
Children's Ministries
What are we learning this month?
Check out the Parent Cue App to find out!

This Sunday is our Lessons and Carols Service

Children in grades K-5 should be checked in as usual. As we do on First Sundays Together, they will begin in the worship service with their families before dismissal at 9:50a.

Nativity, Leilan B.
Artwork needed for Christmas Eve!

Help us tell the Christmas story with your child’s artwork! We use the Jesus Storybook Bible (JSB) during the Christmas drama and need the following scenes illustrated:

Luke 1:26 Luke 2:7 – The Birth of Jesus
• Angel Visiting Mary (JSB p. 178)
• Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem (JSB p 180)
• Jesus is Born (JSB p. 182)
Luke 2:8-20 – The Shepherds and the Angels
• A Bright Star Appears in the Night Sky (JSB p. 184)
• Shepherds with their sheep (JSB p. 186)
• A bright angel appears (JSB p.188)
• Shepherds visit Jesus in the manger (JSB p. 190)
Matthew 2 – The Story of the Wise Men
• Picture of three wise men (JSB p. 192)
• Wise men going on a long journey (JSB p. 194)
• Wise men arriving in the town of Bethlehem (JSB p. 196)
• Wise men bowing before Jesus (JSB p. 198)
This can be a great project for your kids to have a hands-on experience of the Christmas Story. It is also a great opportunity to read the Bible together as your child thinks about how to illustrate it. We need LOTS of artwork of many different images, so pick one and make it your own!
·         Submit full color drawings on letter sized paper.
·         Write your child’s name and grade NEATLY ON THE BACK.
·         Turn artwork into the CM desk by Sunday,December 15th, 2019.

Thanks so much!
Gail and Adam
Girls Gathering and Guys Gathering ...

Wednesdays, from 5:30-7P at TCC! 
Student Ministries
This Sunday is Lessons and Carols…

Students in grades 6-12 begin in the Lessons and Carols Worship Service in Phillips Hall with their friends and families before dismissal at 9:50a to Bradford.
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 •

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

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

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
Instant oatmeal
Mac & Cheese
Cake / Brownie Mix

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