TCC News
The latest updates and announcements in the life of Trinitarian Congregational Church, Wayland MA
September 5, 2019
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Pastor's Note: New Sermon Series
Deuteronomy: The Journey from our Presumptions to God's Promises

We're excited to announce our new sermon series for the fall. Deuteronomy: The Journey from our Presumptions to God's Promises is a 12-week exploration into the presumptions of our hearts, and how we can move from a life led by our own false presumptions, to a life of flourishing in God's promises.
Fall Kickoff and Ministry Fair
THIS Sunday, September 8th

9:30a - Worship Service
10:30a - Ministry Fair

Come discover the many ministries of TCC and connect with others in the community.

K-Grade 12 students begin in the Worship Service and will be dismissed to their respective programs. Please read further instructions below for registration and room locations.
Our 2019-2020 Ministry Theme
Though our mission is still the same, our vision changes each year. Read about this year's vision.
THIS Sunday, September 8th

All LIFE group leaders are invited to share a meal together as we equip you with resources for studying the Bible, give you space to encourage and learn from each other, and hear how we can pray for each other. Meets in the Parlor.
Last night, over 45 men gathered for an end of summer BBQ. Thank you to John Bleuer, Paul Church, Bill Densel, Rob Carson and their trusty group of volunteers for putting the evening together! 
Next meeting is scheduled for November 13 th.
Join the Choir!

Choir rehearsals resume TONIGHT Thursday, September 5th, from 7:00- 8:45p. Come join our supportive community as we worship together. Singing together is great for body, mind and soul!  Music reading experience helpful but not required. Sings 3rd Sundays of the month.

Resumes September 12 th
WBS's fall semester begins on September 12! Join us as we pour over the books of Judges and Ruth. Thursday mornings from 9:15-11:15a.

Sunday, September 15th | 12p

Join us for a meal, some icebreaker activities to get to know each other, a short Bible study and get a taste of what a new LIFE group might look like. Future LIFE group meeting times will based around people’s availability.
YANA (You Are Not Alone) Parent Support Group

Resuming Monday Sept. 16, 7 - 8:30p.

Meeting the 3rd Monday of each month, YANA exists to come alongside parents and caregivers of children who have unique struggles and needs. The group focuses on encouraging one another and building a community of trust and support in a confidential setting. For more information and to register, please contact group facilitator, Kathleen Barrett 508-308-4985 or .

Resumes September 20 th
Friday mornings, 9:15-11:15a.
Saturday, October 5 | 6-8p

Join us at the Vanslette’s home in Wayland for dinner and a time to connect with pastors and other people in the church. Whether you are new to the community, or just want to connect with other people at TCC, you’re invited!

Take a Gordon-Conwell Course
at TCC !
Are you hungry to grow in evangelism and discipleship, but don't know how?

Thanks to our relationship to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, we are excited to announce a course being offered right here in our church. Dr. Jim Singleton (preaching here on September 1, 2019) will teach “Evangelism and Discipleship in the Local Church” in two, 2-day sessions this fall.
Lifting Up Liberian Youth (LULY) Financial Donations Needed!
Thank you to everyone who contributed supplies and the funds for LULY. Additional funds still need to be raised for tuition to send 10 highly motivated children to Christian schools this year. The schools also provide an opportunity to receive Christian training, and the scholarships are a wonderful way to tangibly share the love of Christ through giving. Can you help?

LULY is now under the umbrella of mission organization D.M. Stearns so financial donations are tax deductible. To donate financially, please send a check to:

D.M. Stearns Missionary Fund
PO Box 1578*
North Wales, PA. 19454
*note this address correction from previous emails

Checks are to be made payable to “DMSMF”, with a note requesting that the donation be directed to LULY/#246. Also, D.M. Sterns kindly requests that nothing be written in the memo line of the checks.

For more information, contact Paul Church at or Teddy Sayonkon at: or 978-761-5239.
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Ongoing Ministries
Children's Ministries
What are we learning this month?
Check out the Parent Cue App to find out!

T his Sunday, September 8 ~ Live the Adventure

We are just a few days away from our first LTA service for the new school year, and we wanted to touch base with you about the special schedule for Sunday, September 8.

Infant and Preschool 
    Parents should check their children in at the Children's Registration Desk, get name tags, and escort them to their rooms.
    Children are in their rooms in the preschool wing for the entire hour.

Kindergarten through 5th Grade
    All K-5th Grade children will check-in to get name tags, begin the church service with their families, and be dismissed at approximately 9:50 A to LTA. (All children move up to current grade level.) 
    Kindergartners: The kindergartners will be dismissed first. One parent should walk their child to the Parlor to meet their small group leaders (to their small group area in room 204 if needed, say goodbye and then return to service. 
    1st-5th Grade: Once the kindergartners are dismissed, the 1st through 5th graders will be dismissed to the lobby to meet their small group leaders. The small group leaders will be holding up signs designating their respective grade(s). 

At the end of the service, parents (not siblings) should pick up their child/children in their small group areas. A list of small group locations and map of the preschool wing and K-5 rooms will be available at the Children's Registration Desk on Sunday morning.

Route 45 on October 9th!

Don't miss this 4th/5th grade kickoff event at Apex Entertainment in Marlborough from 11:30-1:45P. Drop-off at Chick-fil-A (36 Apex Dr, Marlborough, MA) and pick-up in the main door lobby of Apex (across the parking lot from Chick-fil-A).
We will grab lunch together before enjoying the Apex Arcade and the jumping on the trampolines at Altitude for one hour. Feel free to invite your friends to this awesome event. 

Girls Gathering and Guys Gathering begins October 16th

The following Wednesday, October 16th, Girls Gathering and Guys Gathering kicks off at 5:30P at TCC! 
Student Ministries
Ongoing Adult Ministries
All Adults - K-Tog (Knit-Together) - Resumes September 9
Mondays, 10a-12p & 7-9p • Parlor • Susan Foster •

Wednesdays, 9:30 -10:30a • RM 205 • Allan Baldwin •

Women - Women's Bible Study Resumes September 12th
Thursdays, 9:15-11:00a • Phillips Hall • Amy Canute •

Men - Pickup Basketball TBD

Women - Mom to Mom . Resumes September 20th
Fridays, 9:20-11:15a • 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
Black or Kidney Beans
Dish Detergent
(Dawn or Joy)

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:

Christian Women’s Connection September Luncheon
Tuesday, September 10th

All women are invited to the opening fall luncheon for Sudbury Christian Women’s Connection on Tuesday September 10 th from 11:30am-1:30pm at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury. Featured will be the latest fall fashion styles by designer Heather Bevilaqua (returning this month with fall fashions). Her fashions are unusual and beautiful, and will be for sale at the meeting. Local singer/songwriter Sheila Kincaid will sing for us. This month’s inspirational speaker is Barbara Vernoski from New Jersey. The Sudbury Christian Women’s Connection is an outreach ministry. We don't talk about our weight, politics or specific church doctrines! We do talk about our faith and love as Christians. It's easy and fun to invite someone to lunch at the Wayside Inn.

Check out our new website at . Please call Margie at 508-545-0228 or Candy at 978-505-5305 to reserve space at the luncheon or for more information.   

The local Sudbury CWC is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, an international and interdenominational 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Christian Women’s Connection also offers a Bible Study in the Acton or Wayland area.
Esther: For Such a Time as This
New musical premieres Sept 20-29
TCC worship team members, Ben Morse (Mordecai) and Kristin Neprud (Zeresh), perform in New Life Fine Arts musical adaptation of the Biblical story of Esther in “Esther: For Such A Time As This” September 20-29 at the Groton-Dunstable Performing Arts Center. or