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2018 Annual Report • Partners in the Gospel 2018 Annual Report • Partners in the Gospel

Our Church Staff


We are a multigenerational, multi-ethnic
family-oriented church in the heart
of Metrowest. As an historic church steeped in the New
England evangelical (=Gospel-Centered) tradition of
renewal and revival, we seek to make disciples of all ages
for Gospel ministry in a pluralistic context. We are a
sending church; innovating and creating opportunities to
proclaim the Gospel both at the local and global level.

Dr. Tom Petter Allan Baldwin Debbie Wilson Kyle Smethurst


Senior Pastor Pastoral Care Executive Director Pastor of Students & Outreach
pastortom@tccwayland.org abaldwin11@verizon.net office@tccwayland.org kylesmethurst@gmail.com
Our Mission: To Be and Make Disciples of Jesus Christ

Senior Leader Reports Making Disciples - Serving our Community

Adam Kurihara Gail Hughson Cheryl Alexander Nancy Griffin Senior Pastor Tom Petter 4 Local & Global Missions Carolyn Lippmann 21
Director of Worship & Community Life Director of Children’s Ministries Children’s Assistant Front Desk Reception A Note from the Petters Donna Petter 5
adam@tccwayland.org gail.hughson@gmail.com (- Oct 2018) frontdesk@tccwayland.org Moderator Marty Bodley 6-7 Short Term Missions Kyle Smethurst 22
Executive Director Debbie Wilson 8 Guatemala & Haiti
Facilities Dan Williams 9
Local Service Projects Kyle Smethurst 23
Being Disciples - Ministries of the Church Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
Bridge House & Pearl Street Cafe
Community Life Adam Kurihara 11 Drives: Angel Tree, OCC , Sock Drive, Diaper Drive
Serve72
Membership & LIFE Groups Kyle Smethurst 11
Care Ministries 24-25
Jen Calverley Luis Lozano Eddie Lozano Rene Lozano Children Gail Hughson 12-13 Deacons Ken Keyes & Sue Wiggill
Front Desk Reception Facilities Facilities Facilities Funeral Receptions Diane Baldwin
frontdesk@tccwayland.org facilities@tccwayland.org Students Kyle Smethurst 14-15 Grief Group Kathleen Barrett
Peacemakers Jill Liesmann
Music and Worship Adam Kurihara 16-17 Stephen Ministry Dave Brooks
Visual Worship Susan Foster Visitaiton Allan Baldwin
Flower Guild Nancy Keith

Contents
Adult Ministries 18-20
K-Tog Susan Foster
Men John Bleuer
Mom to Mom Elizabeth Markey
Drew Wolff Mary Ayotte Aimee Mury Saturday AM Saints Jim Santamaria
Facilities Bookkeeper Contribution Coordinator Wed AM Bible Study Allan Baldwin
tccbooks@tccwayland.org contributions@tccwayland.org Women’s Bible Study Amy Canute
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Senior Pastor’s Report From Donna Petter
Rev. Dr. Tom Petter, Senior Pastor
As you read this Annual Report, our space in 2019. In the summer of 2018, Our 2018 Sermons:
hope and prayer is that we will together my family made the long trek from the
pause and give thanks to the Lord “for his North Shore to Metrowest and re-settled
steadfast love endures forever.” We give in Sudbury (see letter from Donna). Since
thanks for all the volunteers, staff, ministry August, Donna has hosted some 150
and leadership teams for their service people in this “house of blessing.” What Dear TCC Family,
and commitment to the Lord Jesus at a blessing to be in close proximity to the
Trinitarian Congregational Church. Our church! As we reflect on 2018 and anticipate 2019 we want to take
mission remains unchanged and crystal In the fall we launched First Sundays this opportunity to thank YOU, our loving TCC family. You
clear: to know the Lord Jesus and to make Together, an opportunity to bring our have demonstrated your partnership with us in the ministry
Him known. We are committed to the multi-generational church together for in a multitude of ways. Many of you have prayed for our
worship once a month in Phillips family. Some of you spent countless hours strategizing and
Hall/Gym. We look forward to planning with us for the big move to Metrowest, advising
more initiatives for fellowship, as us in the transition. By the way, since moving to Sudbury
the Lord leads us in His wisdom and in mid-August we have had the privilege of hosting almost
through hearing His voice. 150 people from the church!
The theme for the ministry year
2018-19 has been Partners in We are thankful for every card and note we received. We
the Gospel (from the book of have been touched by the thoughtful and creative gifts as
Philippians). This fellowship is well as endless invitations to dinners and parties! Your
being expressed through continued words of encouragement have inspired us every step of the
and vibrant life groups gathering way.
together weekly, new members
being added to the church, baptisms
and dedications, as well as countless Thank you for ALL the gestures of grace that you showered
acts of kindness performed “behind upon our family. Most of all thank you for partnering with
the scene.” But fellowship also us for the sake of the Gospel. We trust that in 2019 this
means sharing in suffering with one partnership will only grow and strengthen.
another. This past year we endured
proclamation of the Gospel, to ourselves tragic and sudden losses. We continue to
grieve with those who grieve and uphold With deep love and appreciation for our TCC family,
as sinners in need of redemption, to
our neighbors here in Metrowest and them in prayer and deed.
throughout the world. We look forward to As we look toward the future in 2019, Donna, Tom and Marcus
the Day when the “earth will be filled with we join our voices together and proclaim
the knowledge of the glory of the LORD our complete dependency on Him
as the waters cover the sea” (Hab. 2:14). for fruitfulness and the growth of the
Major milestones in 2018 include an Kingdom of God in and through us at
extraordinary bequest, with which we were TCC:
able to use to complete the restoration of
Bradford with much needed upgrades My hope is built on nothing less
(see Facilities Report). The first high Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
school of Wayland is becoming a multi- I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
purpose space for educational purposes. But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
The primary function remains student On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
ministries, but this past fall, we also held All other ground is sinking sand,
our men’s mid-week Bible study, Rev in Six All other ground is sinking sand.
(an overview of the book of Revelation in
six weeks) upstairs. We look forward to
continuing using this great educational
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Moderator’s Report
Mission Committee again this year. All of experienced leadership and spirit- grateful for your talents and your amazing
Marty Bodley, Moderator while helping his wife Gaye through led compassion during Board meetings. hard work.
Moderator & Board Chairman: Martin Bodley. Board Members: Daniel Williams, Peter Armstrong, Paul Church, medical issues, Paul made most meetings Deborah was also on the Executive 2018 was quite a roller-coaster ride in the
Deborah Dunsire, Emose Piou, Amy Scott, Tom Petter, Nickaela Keyes. Non-voting Observers: Debbie Wilson. and was involved in missions, as he has Committee. life of the church. It was a year that saw
done for many years. This is Paul’s 3rd year Pastor Tom is the preacher, visionary and closure on some major facilities projects
Thanks to the congregation for all your prayers and support to the board during 2018. on the Board and he will rotate off. Thank the organizational leader for the church. like the Bradford Renovation and the Sr.
It is our deepest desire as a Board to honor allowing focused learning, discussion Peter Armstrong served as liaison with the you, Paul. The Board is here to support him in these Pastor’s home acquisition in Sudbury.
and serve the Lord in our discussions, and action items to help with specific Finance Committee again this year, and Amy Scott was on the Executive Committee roles. In his short time as Sr. Pastor, Tom We also said goodbye to dear family
deliberations and decisions regarding all challenges facing each critical part of our with each Board meeting an update on this year, and was also instrumental in has been very successful at painting a vision members and were reminded that life in
aspects of TCC operations. We routinely church activities. Each meeting closed with church finances was provided. This was dealing with the town of Wayland, the for the church and motivating the staff this world is fragile and of the power of our
and humbly ask that God’s will would a round of prayer. Peter’s first year on the Board, and his calm pastor home purchase and other legal and volunteers to pursue that vision. Tom church community to support each other.
become apparent and that our church and Our first Board meeting in February and systematic approach to topics was very aspects of running the church. Wisdom, shared his monthly reports and openly Ministries around TCC flourished in 2018.
the surrounding community would benefit 2018 included a review and assent to the helpful to the Board’s decision making. respect and high spirits describe Amy’s engaged in dialog with the Board about Kids programs, Youth, Missions trips, Adult
from the life and growth of the church. Church Mission Statement, Church By- Daniel Williams was part of the Facilities involvement with the team. what is working and what is not. Tom is a Education, Music and many other areas
As in previous years, each Board meeting laws and Board Covenant. The Board Planning Team during 2018 which resulting Emose Piou continued as devotional great team player and we are grateful for the continued with increasing effectiveness
in 2018 opened with a period of prayer Covenant consists of a code of conduct in the completion of the extensive Bradford leader in her second year on the Board. progress at TCC made by possible by his and a strong sense of God’s presence in
followed by a devotional reading of a and confidentiality. Various executive Hall renovation project, and the purchase Enduring a severe family tragedy this year, leadership during 2018. all areas. Finances continued to be strong
Psalm followed by group discussion led by committees were established and liaisons of a home for the Sr. Pastor. Dan was Emose showed us all what “thanking God Debbie Wilson (Executive Director) with giving at record highs and ending the
Emose Piou. Every meeting would include to Finance, Missions and Facilities were heavily involved in both efforts. Bradford is in all situations” really looks like. We are faithfully attended all Board meetings, year with a small surplus of cash. Church
a review of each TCC ministry including a assigned. We also established an “Executive beautiful, and well positioned for the next so thankful to have her incredible gift of always prepared, always knowing what attendance remained strong, with 22 new
Senior Pastor report, Finance, Missions and Finance Committee” composed of Martin 50 years and beyond. The Town’s first High prayer in our midst. was happening in and around the church. families making pledge promises versus last
Facilities, followed by targeted prayer for Bodley, Deborah Dunsire and Amy Scott. School is a key asset to the church; we are Debbie’s tireless attention to detail and year. We stand in awe of God’s faithfulness
Deborah Dunsire was in her final year on to our church and excited about what will
specific needs and for the pastoral leaders It is this committee together with the grateful to have it. Dan also recorded all the Board when work called her to relocate genuine concern for the well-being of ‘all
and ministry staff. We heard from each Treasurer (Rich Peck) that oversee all minutes for Board meetings. things TCC’ was on full display during be revealed to us during 2019.
to Denmark mid-2018. We are thankful
ministry leader and other guest visitors, financial matters for the church. Paul Church served as the liaison to the to her for the continued combination 2018. The Board and the church are

Shine As Lights in the world, holding


fast to the word of life. PhiliPpians 2:15-16
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Executive Director’s Report Content on this page removed from web version

Debbie Wilson, Executive Director


Team: Mary Ayotte, Jen Calverley, Nancy Griffin, Eddie Lozano,
Luis Lozano, Rene Lozano, Aimee Mury and Drew Wolff

Accomplishments and Updates out on various projects, but this 28 hour a week Thank you to: Mike Alexander, Peter
2018 was another busy year, full of the usual position is now filled by his brother, Rene. Armstrong, John Bennett, George Bernard,
church calendar of events, many ministry For over a year now, TCC has accepted on- Ed Brown, Jan and Dave Connell, Bob Daub,
programs and lots and lots of meetings! I line giving through our website and via text Sandy Gilbert, Dan Haggett, Fred Harrington,
currently attend the Board, Finance and messaging. This giving option, although nice Carolyn Heinen, Dwight Henderson, Judy
Facilities committees meetings; however, I’m a to have, did not produce a significant upswing Ide, Peter Klautky, Kelley Kounadis, Emose
“voice with no vote” member of each of these in revenue. In 2018, less than 2% of our annual Piou, Paul Ramsey, Teddy Sayonkon, Dave
committees. donations came in through this method. Please Schofield, Ryan Scott, Dan Williams and
note that TCC incurs a 2.65% fee for every credit/ Drew Wolff. This year, 2 of our team, Mark
We have had many outside events this year DiPanfilo and Larry Woolhiser, have moved
including: monthly meetings of the Wayland debit card donation made, or a .90% fee if the
donation is from your checking account plus a .35 out of the area and Sue Pope, a faithful usher
Garden Club, Red Cross blood drives, an for 23 years, (!!) has “retired.” I’m very grateful
annual ice cream social for Paramenter’s cent fee per any transaction. Depending on the
size of your donation, these fees can add up. It is to have recruited some new volunteers for the
bereavement camp, an annual youth retreat upcoming year!
for Refuge Temple of Boston, the 20th possible to set up giving through your bank’s
Anniversary of the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln on-line bill payment service and there is no I have also been responsible for the compilation
Domestic Violence Roundtable, an annual charge to you or TCC for this service. and communication of the weekly public
SAPA-NE Chinese New Year celebration We accomplished so much in Facilities this and private prayer concerns since I began as
and many others. I have turned over more of year, finishing up Phase II of the Restoring Pastoral Care Director at TCC back in 2004.
the day-to-day detail management of these in Faith Campaign (The Bradford Hall It’s been a privilege to watch God at work, even
non-TCC events and building rentals to Jen restoration – thank you to Ken Vona, KVC and when the answers to some of the prayers were
Calverley and Nancy Griffin, for which I am Dan Williams), as well as Phase III (Senior not as I personally would have wanted them
very grateful! Pastor housing – a big thanks to Marty Bodley) to be.

We have a terrific Administrative and Facilities’ and the start of Phase IV (the demolition of Challenges
support staff and as their supervisor, I am the Parsonage and Ewing and the creation of Unfortunately, our “new building” is getting
extremely grateful! Nancy Griffin and Jen more green space as well as some additional old! Ten years old this year! Systems that
Calverley do a fantastic job sharing the role of parking.) You can read more details in the were state of the art are now obsolete, and
Administrative Assistant, covering the office Facilities report. each year this building will require more care
weekdays from 9A-2:30P. Mary Ayotte is our A comprehensive Safety Plan for TCC is still a and expert maintenance. We’ve seen what
terrific part-time book keeper; any questions work in progress. I’ve come to fully realize the putting off maintenance can do, as evidenced
on budgets or billing should be directed to large scope of this job and am hoping to work by the deteriorated condition of Ewing and the
Mary. Aimee Mury is our fabulous part-time with the Facilities Team in the coming year parsonage and we don’t want to make the same
Contributions Recording Officer; she oversees to figure out how to best implement a safety mistakes again with this building, Bradford
the volunteer counters as well as manages all plan that still allows our church to be open Hall and 62 Warren Rd. We will continue to
incoming contributions and the Faith Promise and welcoming. This coming year, we’d also explore more efficient ways to maintain our
records. We are blessed to have the Lozano like to include the maintenance and upkeep properties, so we may better use and protect
brothers as part of our Facilities’ Management of 62 Warren Road, the new parsonage, as the gifts God has entrusted to us.
team. They are assisted by Drew Wolff, our part of TCC’s overall facilities maintenance Respectfully Submitted,
“Super Volunteer.” responsibility, which may mean reassessing Debbie Wilson
We did have one personnel change this year. our current approach to facilities operations.
Eddie Lozano, who has worked part-time Other Blessings
for TCC for eight years, was phased out of the I also have the privilege of coordinating
regular weekly schedule. We had begun to a great group of volunteers who
realize that as we become more and more of faithfully serve the church
a multiuse space, with more set ups and take each Sunday as
downs, we needed additional hours/help on Ushers.
a weekly/daily basis. Eddie was only able to
give us about 15 hours a week because of his
own expanding outside business.
You may still see Eddie
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Community Life & Welcome Ministries
TCC continues welcomed in 2017; many more than previous on our Sunday Morning Welcome Team.
to be a church where years. Based on increased weekly attendance Instead of a more focused and streamlined
people feel warmly welcomed in Fall of 2018, we expect higher numbers at ministry, the result was more confusion.
and move from first time visitors, to Welcome Brunches in 2019. Many of these Lessons were learned and we carry on! Despite
regular attendees, to active and participating Welcome Brunch attendeees go on to become the confusion, Debbie Wilson recruited several
members. We’ve found a good rhythm with regular attendees and members of the church. more ushers and Adam several more greeters.
Welcome Brunches in the spring and the fall, In an attempt to streamline Sunday morning We continue to be a welcoming church!
and welcomed 14 new people to the church in duties, I tried and promptly failed to - Adam Kurihara
the Spring, and 17 in the Fall. This was almost consolidate ushers and greeters and deacons
exactly the same amount of newcomers we

Life Groups and Membership

stand firm in LIFE Groups


Our community’s commitment to small
Membership and Baptisms
In 2018 we received 14 new members—our
involved
surrounding
discussion
the
Baptisms (Spring 2018)

the one
groups is a brilliant reflection of the need and most since 2011! We are excited that so many resource Discipleship
desire to grow in Christ together. This year in our community are investing more deeply at Essentials, by Greg
more than 186 people have participated in 17 TCC and taking ownership of the future of our Ogden, and many
LIFE groups. church family. It’s been a joy to welcome Ben questions about
the Christian faith.

Spirit,
In 2018 our LIFE groups tackled a variety of Chen, Robin Spinale, David Yoon and Jiseon
Bae, Sam and Lauren Jackson, Jeff and Debbie Our teaching team
Bible studies: NT Wright’s study on James, diligently guided our
David Platt’s Counter Culture, the Life Change Coughlin, Dave Newman, Adam and Annie
Combs, Gerry Levins and Steve and Abby students through
study of John, Peacemaking Women, The faith questions and
Wilson as new members. We also welcome

striving
Story, Jim Branch’s Reflections study on Mark, basic theology. The
Leviticus, and more! Jeanne Edwards back to TCC through a
transfer of membership. conversations were
In addition to group dinners, Bible studies and incredible and life-
outings, many groups chose to serve together It was a privilege for our pastoral staff to lead giving, and many of

together
in some of our outreach ministries. To find membership classes in both the Spring and the students were
out more, check out the Outreach Report on Fall. More than 18 people participated in those confirmed.
page 23. classes, which outlined and explained TCC’s
theological convictions, leadership structure, But perhaps there

as one for
ministries, principles of community, spiritual is no greater joy than seeing many in our
gifts, outreach and more. congregation identify with Jesus through
baptism. In 2018, long-time members,
In addition new members, eight students

the faith of
students, and even new members made that
began a ten-week confirmation class in the bold step of faith. In June, Bill and Chris Densel,
Spring. The group was led by current and new Paul Church, Emose Piou, Jeff and Debbie
volunteer leaders who utilized the Making Coughlin, Reed Bodley, Weston Jones, Gigi
Disciples curriculum. We were delighted Jones, Jack Calverley, Annie Long and Morgan

the gospel
that Reed Bodley, Jack Calverley, Morgan

PhiliPpians 1:27
Calverley were baptized! Ila Whittemore,
Calverley, Serena Chang, Hadley Jackson, Gigi Elsa Dyck and John David Hopper were all
Jones, Annie Long and Kyle Neprud chose to baptized as infants during the year.
The Dudley Pond LIFE Group participate in the class. Each 75-minute session
at Donna’s Lecture at L’Abri - Kyle Smethurst
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Small groups and one-on-one relationships are the heart of Children’s Ministry at TCC.

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The Children’s Ministry vision Year in Review: church blessed others in sending 163 shoeboxes 2019 Vision:

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worldwide through Operation Christmas Child,
is to be a place where children We experienced a devastating loss when

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Our vision for 2019 is to strengthen and broaden
as well as collecting coats and bathing suits for our partnership in the gospel and allow God to
and families connect with God Cheryl Alexander, our Children’s Ministry those in need.
Assistant, went to be with the Lord this u n! develop disciples at every age and stage. Our
and one another, and embrace a past fall after a battle with cancer. She left a a re f We began First Sundays Together, which emphasis will be to partner together to equip,
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growing relationship with Jesus. legacy of love, laughter and truly “Lived the incorporated K-5 children in worship service resource and support parents to be the spiritual

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Our goal is to partner with parents Adventure.” This was a very difficult time for for the first 20 minutes. Children were able to leaders of their children. Kate Mellon has joined

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connect with the greater church community. the staff as interim part time Children’s Ministry
to share the gospel with children. us, but by God’s grace, the whole Children’s
Team rallied together and continued to Everyone was able to see what the children were Assistant. This will allow us to continue with our
We do this through the Orange minister to one and other and the kids well. A s C h ild S h oe
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learning, pray for them, and encourage them in mission and vision.
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Girls Gathering was a warm and welcoming place By His Grace,

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Hughson, Tammy Kim, Mary Kowalski, Kate for 4th & 5th grade girls. They have connected Gail Hughson
of the parent. Mellon, Nancy Schaeffer and the office staff Director of Children’s Ministry
and deepened relationships with God and
for many additional hours of support and ible ! each other. It’s astounding how readily the girls
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Families joined in fellowship during a one another. Almost half of the girls were from

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Family Movie Night. We had an outstanding outside the church community. For many, it was

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turnout of church members and families their first small group experience and we pray
from the community at our second annual l ess on that they will continue to grow in their faith.
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Sunday mornings in Live the Adventure led by Mark Foreman The whole church came out to celebrate Family Day (May 2018)
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Students Pastor of Students and Outreach: Kyle Smethurst
Student Ministries Assistant: Steven Weiss , Student Ministries Intern: Ashley Weiss
Volunteer Leaders: Melanie Barber, Asa Foster, Christie Smethurst, Anthony Spinale, Brandon Unruh and Kate Unruh
Trips and Retreats:

Middle School and High School Boys


Retreat at Camp Berea
Last August, a group of middle and high
Deep Freeze Winter Retreat at Camp Berea
school guys traveled to Berea for our
In January, 21 students and leaders annual retreat. Every year our group has
traveled to Camp Berea in Hebron, NH an incredible experience at Berea. The
for Deep Freeze 2018. This amazing winter camp is a fun-filled environment where
retreat was led by the band The Great students and leaders are challenged to
Romance and speaker Danny Ray, and grow in their relationships with Jesus. We
of course, the incredible camp staff and had daily devotionals and discussions
volunteers. Together our group enjoyed on discipleship, worshipped with an
great food, tubing, carpetball, basketball, amazing band, and processed challenging
worship, devotionals and deep small messages from our camp speaker. This
group discussions. Multiple students put week at Berea was a great encouragement
their faith in Jesus Christ or made a re- to our group!
commitment to follow Jesus.

Weekly/Monthly Events: and “O Come to the Altar.” Other students encourage younger students. Every Wednesday I have found the
Sunday Morning Worship Service and volunteers also helped lead the service by evening, this group of student leaders gathers LOVE of Jesus
delivering announcements, praying, reading together for dinner and discussion prior to Seasonal Programs:
Our group is enjoying the recently renovated scripture and even sharing testimonies. Middle School Midweek.
overwhelming.
Bradford building! The new stage and sound Volunteer leader Anthony Spinale has done Understanding exactly Confirmation Class teaching team diligently guided our students
Middle School Midweek through faith questions and basic theology.
system have certainly helped enhance the a phenomenal job supervising the sound and why he died has This Spring, eight students began a ten-
efforts of our leadership team to effectively On Wednesday nights, middle school students The conversations were incredible and
slides during these worship services. completely changed the week confirmation class with current and
life-giving, and many of the students were
continue to bring energy. After connecting new volunteer leaders following the Making
High School Small Groups with friends and leaders in Bradford Hall, our
way I view my faith. There confirmed. In June, Reed, Weston, Gigi, Jack
Disciples curriculum. We were delighted
On Sundays our high school students and group heads to the gym for games like Grog, is a deep peace within me that Reed Bodley, Jack Calverley, Morgan and Morgan were baptized!
leaders come together to share meals, play Extreme Kickball, Ninja Night, Crack-a-bout, that is the result of not Calverley, Serena Chang, Hadley Jackson, Big Dig Summer Bible Study
games and study God’s Word in community. In and more. only understanding but Gigi Jones, Annie Long and Kyle Neprud This past summer, 6th-10th graders
a small group setting, we strive to unpack the experiencing this amazing chose to participate in the class. Each participated in a weekly Bible study from
Sunday morning message reflective discussion 75-minute session involved discussion
in pursuit of knowing God better. Kate and
LOVE. I want everyone to 9:45-10:30A on Sunday mornings. Our
surrounding the resource Discipleship group took an in-depth look at some key
Brandon Unruh, Christie Smethurst, and experience his love. Essentials, by Greg Ogden, and many passages in the Gospels while students
Steven and Ashley Weiss have done a fantastic questions about the Christian faith. Our
-Kyle Neprud, Middle School Student learned to study and treasure God’s Word.
job mentoring these groups!
teach God’s word and disciple students, Student Leadership Program Confirmation Class Participant
especially through our Sunday morning Outreach:
worship services. On Sundays, after enjoying This program takes an intentional approach
pancakes and games in our first floor towards training and challenging our yearly Wondering how TCC serves? Find out how our Student Ministries program
common room, we then move upstairs for group of high school students serving in our and others are sharing the Gospel through word and deed on pages 22-23!
middle school ministry. During this past year, After a game and an occasional recap of
announcements, mixers, some worship songs Sunday’s message, students head to their
led by our student band, and a message. Ian Armstrong, Megan Armstrong, Mackenzie
Barber, Leilan Bennett, Olivia Bodley, Abby respective small groups (separated by gender)
This year the student band has provided some Calverley, Grace Johnson, Luke Johnson, for fellowship and discussion. Asa Foster,
amazing leadership for our group. In addition Calvin Neprud, Emily Pomphrett and Miranda Melanie Barber and Anthony Spinale, along
to creatively leading songs like “Oceans,” “This Pomphrett dedicated at least three hours every with those in the Student Leadership Program,
is Amazing Grace” and “Our God,” they’ve Wednesday evening to grow as leaders and have helped provide wonderful leadership for
introduced other songs like “Reckless Love” this group!

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TCC and Westgate Choirs sing a combined concert with orchestra(May 2018)

Music & Worship Adam Kurihara, Director


Charles Orr, Organist Besides the tremendous work on concert preparation, our choir protection during gym use, and easy access to the equipment for
continues to sing once a month (now typically on 3rd Sundays), worship services. Many thanks to Dave for his many years serving
The highlight of 2018 was After a successful launch of a new
and prepared wonderful music for Maundy Thursday, Easter faithfully on our tech team.
definitely the launch of midweek service in 2017, Evensong
Sunday, Lessons and Carols, and Christmas Eve. Our organist Charlie Orr continues to be the faithful backbone
First Sundays Together. This services continued during the Lenten
concept, developed over and Advent Seasons. Some students Our tech teams continue to meet the demands of multi-location of our traditional worship, playing the organ and piano in worship
many hours of staff retreats, participated, and attendance at these worship services. A new mixer was purchased to allow greater services. Thank you, Charlie!
meetings, and prayer, was a services seemed to grow over the weeks, control over the sound in Phillips Hall / Gym, and these services - Adam Kurihara
collaborative effort to bring with regular worshippers inviting have launched with little to no technical difficulties (and in my
the generations together for friends and neighbors to worship as well. experience in ministry, this is a minor miracle for a church!).
worship once a month. With The attendance for the services averaged There are often technical problems with the AV and lighting
a church of our size and demographic, it is so easy to segregate between 70 and 90 people. systems across our campus. So much work needs to be done
into age-specific groups, and easily miss out on the work that God before things run smoothly, but this was a great start to a new
Inspired in part by a tremendous
does through the church family of all ages. By joining together, endeavor. In 2019, with the help of Dave Brooks, we hope
personal tragedy, and also by my
even for 20 minutes, parents are learning more about what to install a new desk for the larger worship space that provides
ongoing desire to write music for
their children are learning, we better reflect a biblical picture of the church, I composed new music
the worshipping community (Ps 145:4, Neh 12:43), and the for a special concert, Jubilate! in
presence of multiple generations May 2018. My new work, “Three
together help us all grow in our Poems on Grief and Faith (2018),”
faith during corporate worship scored for choir and orchestra, was
(Matt 18:1-4). As with any a personal reflection on grief and drawing closer to the heart Pastors Tom and Kyle prepare to serve
collaboration, planning for First of Christ. Work that began in the summer of 2017 continued communion on Maundy Thursday
Sundays Together means more through many revisions, orchestrations, and editing in the winter
work, but collaborating with of 2018 and the concert was presented in collaboration with
Gail and Kyle has been an encouraging experience as we learn Westgate Church (in case you missed it, you can read more and
how to speak to each generation as we celebrate together. Our listen to the music at my personal site adamkurihara.com). Many Flower Guild Visual Worship
student band continues to grow and combined with the string thanks to those who walked with me through life’s valleys and
orchestra, bring a tremendous energy to these special Sundays. The Flower Guild continued this year As we enter our place of worship,
encouraged me along the way. to decorate the church for Easter with you are greeted and met visually with
Easter Lilies in the sanctuary and the artwork that represents the theme of
gym. Christmas wreathes welcomed the seasons we celebrate and/or the
worshippers into the church building and sermons series.
the Bradford for the month of December. The paintings, banners, sculptures,
The sanctuary and Phillips Hall were etc. are created to draw you into
decorated with traditional Christmas worship, as well as helping you
decor. The Flower Guild members do all engage in worship, taking God’s
of this for the Glory of our Lord. Upon words and creations with you.
donor requests, flowers are arranged for
the niches in memory of a loved one or – Susan Foster
to honor an occasion.

– Nancy Keith

TCC musicians play folk music at Family Day (June 2018)


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Adult Ministries
Coffee Hour A woman who was diagnosed with breast persecution strategies include loss of stature,
Our church year was full of good food, lots cancer had the idea to knit these and the loss of job, and prison. It was another evening
of coffee and tea, people getting to know wonderful idea spread. of thoughtful presentation and discussion on
each other and bonding while serving TCC’s We continue to keep our “sticks” humming. how Christ’s kingdom is being built around
congregation. Stephen Ministers supplied We are happy to create items to benefit others. the world. And … Paul’s preparation of the
their usual huge spread of food every other marinade on the pork chops received rave
–Susan Foster reviews.
month. Thank you, Dave & Chris Brooks. They
took a well-deserved break over the summer. Men’s Ministries In addition, Sam Jackson kicked off a Weekly
Two small groups came back with command In 2018, we kicked off a Men’s Forum Dinner Basketball Night. Sam has men of all ages on
performances like The Weston/Wayland and Series. The Forum is a chance to bring men the court, and it’s a blessing to burn off calories Men’s Forum with David Ro (Oct 2018)
The Bridgeman Small Group. Thank you, Sue together to have a great meal, an opportunity and have Christian fellowship together at the
Wiggill and Yan Zheng. to fellowship together, and consider a church.
Mom to Mom We begin each meeting with a lecture on a In addition to the weekly lectures, we offer a
Two new small groups, The Kim’s (led by contemporary Christian topic from a known – Paul Church and John Bleuer topic relevant to today’s moms in the areas of workshop day each semester, when the women
Hey-Sung & Sam Kim) and The Millpond speaker. parenting, marriage, spiritual life, and life as a of Mom to Mom can build community through
(led by Jim Spinale), began serving the church woman. This year’s talks included: art and craft projects, exercising or cooking
community this year. Welcome aboard. together. Beginning in Fall of 2018, we are
• Choosing Activities with an Eye Toward
Individuals stepped up, to my delight, and Building Character making an effort to engage in community
found out it was an easy act to do. Thank service more regularly. To that end, Sarah
• You Don’t Know Who You Are Until You Ehrhorn has taken on the role of community
you to Lidet Million, Grant Chizek and Dave
Know Whose You Are service coordinator, and we have been grateful
Newman. I’d like to shout out a huge thank you At Mom to Mom, we strive to be and to make
to Peter Kidd who fills in whenever he sees no disciples of Christ through our mission: to • Parenting in Challenging Circumstances: for her leadership and organization in planning
one making coffee (which means frequently) educate, encourage, and equip women for Letting Go of Control a meal for 50+ residents of Bridge House in
and Jim Spinale who always makes a pot for the very important, yet often tough job of Framingham.
Men’s Forums saw great turnout! • Habit and the Formation of Desire;
the music/worship team when he drives me parenting, through biblically-based, practical Women of Influence; Cultivating Your We pray for God’s guidance: that we may
there for 8A rehearsal. On May 2nd, we had Dr. Kenneth Barnes, teaching and supportive interaction in create a welcoming, nurturing environment
Child’s Imagination With Good Books
speak on the topic of Redeeming Capitalism; small groups to foster growth not only in for women and children throughout the
– Robin Spinale which is also the name of his book that was • Music for Parents (and Kids) of All Ages;
our parenting skills but in our wholeness as Metrowest area. We pray for growth: that
K-Tog published in 2018. In these times of corporate women. • Adventure Is for Everyone women from within TCC as well as from other
greed and executive misconduct, is there an churches or from no church affiliation might
opportunity to ‘reclaim the moral roots of We are thankful for our Planning and Children’s • Overview of the Challenges That Can
Ministry Teams, who enable us to serve nearly Impact Child’s Learning and Emotional learn about, attend, and invite their friends to
capitalism for a virtuous future?’ Dr. Barnes our meetings. We pray for the women who
challenged us with a thoughtful discourse of Paul C. preps the meat for the guys 30 women (representing 60+ children, ages Health
birth through 20) and their preschool children attend: that they will learn, build community,
the state of capitalism through the last two • Empowered Parenting in Challenging and grow in faith. We pray that we might be
generations. And … the Steak Tips were done on Friday mornings for a 22-week series of Times: How Our Lifestyle Choices Make
informative and practical talks, as well as partners in the Gospel: that we may encourage
Our Kids, Too, Less Fearful and More one another, build each other up, enable each
hands-on learning and community service. Resilient
Women from many different Metrowest towns, other to bring up our children with God’s
from within the TCC community, as well • Difficult Conversations wisdom.
A knitting and crocheting group which meets as from other churches and from no church • Role and Identity as a Mom Elizabeth Markey
Monday mornings 10A-12P and evenings affiliation gather to learn, be challenged, and
7-9P. • Spiritual Self-Care Planning Team: Elizabeth Markey, Tonya Peck,
grow, as well as to experience the fellowship Gail Hughson, Hey Sung Han, Sarah Ehrhorn
We continue to knit little red hats for newborn that this vibrant outreach ministry offers. • Self-Awareness: Helping Our Kids Think
infants, benefiting the mothers and babies, About Who They Are Group Leaders: Kate Unruh, Kate Mellon,
The Children’s Ministry of Mom to Mom Debbie Coughlin, Jeanine Lewars, Sarah
through the American Heart Association. shares God’s love through Bible teaching, • REACH Beyond Domestic Violence
Ehrhorn, Colleen Mazin, Danielle Bodley, Chris
This year we will be knitting and crocheting music, crafts, and small group activities. For • Organization Takes Creativity Denzel, Iliana Nunn, Betsy Chizek, Elizabeth
lap blankets, per the request of the Deacons to perfection. those children who also participate in TCC’s
• How Our Phones Are Changing Us Markey
at TCC. So thrilled that we will be partnering On October 3rd, David Ro, Director of the Children’s Ministry on Sunday mornings, it is a
with them on this project! We will be twice Christy Wilson Center for World Missions at great opportunity to review and reinforce the • Practical Skills for Helping Your Kids (and
blessed. Gordon-Conwell, and a leading evangelist in lessons learned on Sunday, as well as to play Yourself) Tolerate Distress: Balancing
China, joined us for a Men’s Forum Dinner. His with their friends from Live the Adventure. It Change and Acceptance
We also have the opportunity to knit for
area women, who have been diagnosed with talk, “A Suffering Church Reaching a Suffering is a joy to see the children beginning to build Our speakers have come from within TCC,
breast cancer, and are having a masectomy. World” discussed the challenges and strategies community with other members of their from other churches, and from the greater
These knitted “breasts” are lighter and for winning new Christians, specifically church family! community. After the lecture and question-
more comfortable than the prosthetic ones in mainland China. Dr. Ro talked of the and-answer period, we gather in small groups
implanted. We donate them to area hospitals. passion and the rapid growth of the Chinese for a more in-depth discussion, as well as for a
They are called “Knitted Knockers” (www. Church, amidst the contemporary persecution time of sharing and fellowship.
knitted knockers.org). strategies of the Chinese government. These
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Local and Global Missions
Missions Chair: Carolyn Lippmann

Team: Jen Calverley, Paul Church, Nancy Germain, Rita Hernandez, Judy Ide, Kathryn Kidd, Emily Pomphrett and Kyle Smethurst

Women’s Bible Study (Fall 2018)

Saturday Morning Men’s Wednesday AM Bible Study will have a “going deeper” workshop before we This past year Trinitarian partnered small groups have decided to partner with a particular missionary
Breakfast and Bible Study embark on 2 Corinthians.   with 38 missionary families and family. They commit to pray, to care for, and to communicate with
In addition to my visitation ministry, I’ve led a
The Saturday Morning Men’s Breakfast and lecture/Bible study on Wednesday mornings. The energy in the room is even higher this year: agencies to bring the hope of the people who have left their familiar and comfortable homes to tell
Bible Study has been meeting since 1956. A Currently, we are examining ways in which we have consistently higher weekly attendance, gospel to people all over the world, others of the love of Jesus and that God has reached out to them.
book of the Bible is studied over a period of selected Psalms point forward to Christ’s more discussion and group interaction, and including our own USA. Among the Your Mission Committee members each correspond with 3 or 4
weeks with a focus on applying what is learned Person and Work. Most recently, we have high interest from a broad variety of women. ministries your offerings helped make missionary families and advocate for them as we make funding
to our everyday lives. Breakfast is prepared by studied the Prophet Habakkuk, and before We’ve had to wrestle with some difficult possible, is a very effective indigenous decisions.
one of the attendees and enjoyed in Phillips that, the Gospel of John. passages regarding male/female relationships, effort in India. This ministry provides One of our chief goals this year has been to encourage involvement
Hall except when other events necessitate which bring excitement as well!
– Rev. Allan Baldwin literacy education to remote and
meeting upstairs. In 2018, attendance was in missions by the TCC congregation. Please consider choosing
Women’s Bible Study 40 women are registered for WBS and we impoverished people who have never
between three and seven with highs of nine one mission family to learn about and support daily with your
consistently get 30+ on a weekly basis. Our heard of Jesus. As they learn to read
to ten. Some men attend a few times a year prayers. May God open your heart to the possibility of serving
registrants include some people who register using materials that contain Bible
and some rarely miss a session. We welcomed Him and His people through one of the missionary opportunities
every year, some people who have been gone
Jerry Levins, Glenn and Cornelius, a student stories and are taught by dedicated available here at TCC. A booklet that lists our missionaries and
from WBS for a number of years and have
at Gordon-Conwell as new regular attendees. and generous Indian Christians,
returned, some people from the church who tells about their work is available on the Missions table in front of
Regretfully, we lost the long time leadership Ministry through sewing many become Christians. These new
have never been part of WBS, and some people the Missions bulletin board.
of Ernie Bauder as he moved to Ashland. All machines in India Christians are taught about basic
who are completely new to WBS and who do
are welcome to join us each Saturday at 8-9:30A. Carolyn Lippmann
not go to TCC.  hygiene, and their standard of living greatly improves. Churches
Contact Ed Brown at beverlybrown2@mac.com At WBS, we strive to be disciples by providing
We are again providing child care this year, are begun among those who respond in faith and miracles take
or Jim Santamaria at hermits@comcast.net for an opportunity for women to find out more
further information. though we have only two women taking place to confirm the new believers. The picture shows one of the
about Jesus, by providing a place of community
advantage of this, including our excellent eight women who we provided with a sewing machine. She is
– Ed Brown for women of all ages and stages of life, and by
praying for them. We strive to make disciples speaker. The church graciously agreed to help now attending church and has learned about Christ through this
by teaching people how to search and live in fund this. We are hopeful that this option will work. This is a tremendously exciting ministry.
God’s word themselves. be taken advantage of by more women in the
Your financial giving also helps provide compassionate services
future.  
We are studying 1 and 2 Corinthians, again to refugees passing through Turkey, enabled by the local church
using the inductive method. Our goal this year Amy Canute there, and medical services to people in Liberia recovering from
is to practice not only the skills of observation Team Members:Sue Wiggill, Chris Armstrong, the devastation of war and the Ebola epidemic. Other partners
and interpretation, but particularly the Nancy Germain, Lorie Davis, Danielle Bodley, provide a warm welcome and friendship to international students
crucial skill of application. We are doing this Sheila Kincaid, Tammy Kim, Margie Langsdorf, coming to the US. These men and women may feel lonesome for
by learning to recognize what the “timeless Diane Newcomb home and the familiar culture they have left behind, and are very
truths” are in our passage and thinking about
open to learning about our culture and religion. We help support
how this affects how we operate in our world.
Rachael Frase continues to be our much-
preaching ministries, like the Jesus Film, which is translating
appreciated, highly skilled teacher. She started “heart” languages of remote people and pioneer missionaries in
out the year by taking us through a 2-week places where the Gospel is unknown.
workshop on how to apply the methodology. Not only do we strive to meet some financial needs, but we also
When we are finished with 1 Corinthians, we support missionaries with prayers and personal interest. Some
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Short Term Missions Trips Local Service Projects

High School Mission Trip Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry


(San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala) Our food pantry continues to quietly serve tangible needs for those in our
Last February, 26 students and leaders served with Promised community. We typically see 2-5 people per month utilize the resources of
Land Ministries (PLM) in San Lucas Tolimán, situated about the pantry. Thanks to all who contributed!
two hours west of Guatemala City on Lake Atitlan. During – Dave and Diane Newcomb
this weeklong trip, we helped build low-cost houses in
impoverished neighborhoods and a wall surrounding a new Bridge House, Pearl Street Café and Open Table
PLM school property, construct and deliver fuel-efficient, We are thankful for the wonderful connection we have made with community
vented cooking stoves (reducing respiratory disease and fuel organizations as we care for those in need.
consumption), and lead a Vacation Bible School program and
This year we continued serving on the 1st and 5th Monday of each month
participate in the medical clinic’s care team. It was exciting to
with the Pearl Street Café. As waiters and waitresses, dishwashers and food
build relationships with the people of Guatemala, the PLM
servers, we’ve had the opportunity to connect with many at this weeknight
staff and the other missionary teams present.
dinner open to the public.
The preparation
For years we treasured our Gospel partnership with the Bridge House
for this amazing, annual trip begins
“I finally began to understand ministry in Framingham. Bridge House Executive Director David Lang
months ahead of time. This year we
what it meant to be humble. It’s not has provided sound leadership for this organization, the only faith-based
celebrated Guatemala Night, our annual
something external, like wearing poor recovery program in Massachusetts. This year various LIFE Groups and
fundraiser, in November 2017. The
clothes, but laughing internally at the others cooked and served a monthly dinner to the residents and staff.
event featured a tournament of more
less fortunate. No, it’s the realization than 25 soccer teams in 3 divisions, as Finally, during the Spring and Summer we continued serving at Open Table, a
that we are not pure like God, that we well as a silent auction, bounce house, food pantry in Maynard, MA. Our volunteers helped facilitate their grocery-
are not worthy of his love.” crafts and a massive potluck dinner of store style food pantry and the Tuesday night dinners.
-Kanming Xu, High School Student, on the latin cuisine. In addition to Guatemala – Kyle Smethurst
impact of the 2018 HS Mission Night, the team of students led a
Trip in Guatemala coffee hour bake sale, served at the Collection Drives
Pearl Street Café, and hosted our 2nd annual Angel Tree, Operation Christmas Child, Coats for Kids,
Chick-fil-A night fundraiser! Diaper Drive, Sock Drive

Sports Outreach Trip (San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala) Students on the Guatemala Mission Trip ran a VBS Project Angel Tree, part of Prison Fellowship, provides Christmas gifts to
children of incarcerated parents. Through Prison Fellowship and Angel Tree,
In July, Kyle Smethurst led a group of nine high school and college students back the Gospel is presented both to the caregiver and the children. Bibles are
to Guatemala for a one-of-a-kind trip format. Each morning the team competed also given. TCC has been involved in this wonderful ministry for 35 years.
in town basketball and soccer tournaments against local schools—Colegio Tierra Through the generosity of TCC members we were able to provide gifts to
Prometida (CTP), IMED, INEB and Pavarotti. In front of large local crowds, our children in the Metrowest area. This year’s highlight for Julio and I was a little
group competed and shared faith testimonies at halftime breaks. Each afternoon girl so excited that she could not wait until Christmas to open up her gift
the students led soccer clinics for local elementary school students; once again, from her parent. Many thanks to the Hernandez family and my wife Nancy
our team shared testimonies of encouragement with the kids. for their help this year.
In addition, the team helped build a two-bedroom home for a local field worker, – Jim Santamaria
Clemente, and his wife Adelia and their two kids. Haiti
We also collected 57 coats for the Coats for Kids program, over 1300 diapers
Kyle Smethurst A new event last year was a mission trip for adults for our diaper drive in September, hundreds of socks for EGC’s starlight
to the country of Haiti, where we learned about ministry sock drive, and a whopping 163 shoeboxes were prepared by TCC
the country and provided technical enrichment families to send around the world as Christmas presents for Operation
to students at C-TECH. This is a growing post- Christmas Child!
secondary college that, at this point, provides high
quality Christian education in nursing and electrical Serve 72: Middle School Service Blitz (Metrowest and Boston)
engineering technology. In the near future, other In July, our group of more than 10 students and leaders gathered together for
vocational studies will be offered. We expect to a few days of compassionate service. This “72 hours” of service and reflection
return there again this spring. Albert and Richard, was inspiring! During the week we served at the Pearl Street Café and on the
two engineers who taught a hands-on enrichment Boston Common, wrote letters to TCC’s missionary partners and more.
course, are already planning what they can teach this Not only did we serve extensively, but we took multiple daily opportunities
next time. If you are interested in joining them in this to journal and discuss our experience, aided by the “Becoming a Good
work, or others of us as we support the mission of Samaritan” video Bible study. We thoughtfully processed our experience,
Our short term C-TECH, please let us know. We would be very glad reflecting on God’s heart for those in need and our mission to share the
adult missions
to include you. Gospel in word and deed.
team in Haiti
(May 2018) Carolyn Lippmann – Kyle Smethurt
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Care Ministries Stephen’s Ministry Visitation
Stephen Ministry Training expanded with six new trainees. As Minister of Visitation, I have been blessed to have been
Deaconate, Memorial Services, Grief Group, We are excited to report that this year we prayed for a great able to serve members and friends of TCC in a variety
Peacemaking Team, Stephen’s Ministry, and Visitation harvest and the Lord provided. We are extremely grateful of ways this past year. Chief among these ways of service
for the strong Pastoral support Stephen Ministry receives has been visiting those who are not able to get out and
Deacons with the help of the Holy Spirit, from the church leaders. Anyone interested in becoming a about. Often, people in such a situation feel cut off, even
The deacons were blessed again this year we demonstrate the love of God in Stephen Minister can just ask a Stephen Minister or visit no longer useful. Regular visits from a Staff member from
with the opportunity to partner with our action. the web site www.stephenministry.org and view the process TCC have encouraged them.
congregation to offer God’s love to our church We are grateful for the assistance of and see testimonials. We hope to send two or more people Another form of service has been my visiting people in
family and community. many volunteers as this ministry provided 6 to Stephen Leadership training this year. the hospital, in which friendly conversation and prayer
Due to the generosity of the congregation, memorial receptions in the 2018 calendar year. Stephen Ministers are lay people – Christian men and have been a welcome comfort, and have helped with the
we were able to help many individuals and Many thank you’s to all of the volunteers that women – trained to provide confidential, one-to-one care healing process.
families with financial needs this year. The assisted in various capacities such as set-up, Coaching workshops taught by David and Judi to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, Another way in which I was privileged to serve, was
deacons prayerfully considered each financial floral decorations, food preparation, serving, Glidden, Certified Christian Conciliators divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation or to provide Home Communion to those not able to
request, trying to discern God’s will, striving and clean up. We are grateful for the generous from the ministry of New Peace Network in separation due to military deployment. participate in Communion at TCC. Deacons took
to be good stewards and to be aware of the support of our many volunteers. A special Alton N.H. A Stephen Minister begins a caring relationship when turns accompanying me, as we offered together a simple
overall spiritual and financial well-being of the thank you to staff members for their help, he or she is matched with a person experiencing a life communion service to shut-ins and their families.
support, and availability as needed. Then from April through June we conducted a
individual. 12-week adult Sunday School class using The crisis. The Stephen Minister then meets with that person It has been a great joy to serve the TCC community in
The loss of loved ones in our church family – Diane and Nikki Baldwin Peacemaking Church study material which on a regular basis to listen, care, encourage, and provide these ways, and I praise and thank God for His enabling
this year has been painful. The deacons have was taught via DVD by Ken Sande, the founder emotional and spiritual support. The caring relationship me to do so.
spent many hours in prayer, together and of Peacemaker Ministries; whose goal it is to lasts as long as the person is in need of care.
Grief Group – Rev. Allan Baldwin
individually, lifting up those who are suffering. “equip and assist Christians and their churches Stephen Ministry continues to be blessed to be able to
Facilitors Jane Stankiewicz and Kathleen to respond to conflict biblically.” host Coffee Hour once every other month as an awareness
We continue to prepare and serve communion Barrett led a second cohort of a Grief Group
each month and we are further blessed to be Presently we are working with Judy Steidl, activity. Personal contact and interest in Stephen Ministry
during the spring of 2018. Using the book activities are met with a ministry table during the coffee
able to join Rev. Allan Baldwin in delivering Understanding Your Grief by Alan Wolfelt as a COO of ICCpeace. TCC will be the host
home communion to those who are unable to church for an ICCpeace 2-day Conflict hour.
framework, a group of eight, including leaders,
attend the service. Coaching Training on May 20-21, 2019. This Some Stephen Ministers have completed assignments
came together weekly for twelve weeks to
Through the flower donations and beautiful support and encourage one another around training is open to all who desire to pursue and others are now caring for eight individuals in our
arrangements made by the Flower Guild, we each one’s unique grief journey; each member being the peacemakers Jesus exhorts us to be community. There are other Stephen Ministers who serve
have been able to deliver flowers to people and had experienced the death of a loved one. in Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, families and loved ones in an unofficial but extremely
help brighten their day. for they shall be called sons of God.” This supportive role.
Sharing both sorrows and laughter, the group
conflict coaching training will equip attendees Stephen Ministry also supplies a series of four books
We have deacons hoping to pray with you after quickly bonded and became a source of hope,
to help themselves, as well as others, to resolve called Journeying Through Grief which can be obtained
each service! Please come forward if you need strength and comfort for the participants.
conflict biblically. It differs from the January via the church office. These are available to anyone even
prayer for anything great or small. Following the disbandment of the group, some
workshop in that it is a more comprehensive without a Stephen Ministry relationship.
members joined an ongoing grief support
– Ken Keyes and Sue Wiggill and extensive training with hands on role
group led by Jen Calverley. Many in the group People with knowledge of needs which the Stephen
playing; which is the first step to becoming a
expressed deep gratitude to have had a safe, Ministers can serve can contact the church office.
Certified Christian Conciliator.
understanding place in which to explore and
Memorial Service Receptions – Dave Brooks
process their grief in a faith based community. The team has had another opportunity this
The mission of this ministry is to provide a year to work with a client to help them resolve
Though another cohort was offered in the
reception, following a memorial service or a conflict after sharing with them God’s biblical
fall of 2018, no interest was expressed and
funeral, for those grieving the loss of a loved peacemaking plan from the Gospel.
therefore a new group did not form. However,
one. At these receptions we open our church
home and offer hospitality to family, friends,
based upon interest by those desiring support – Jill Leisman Bear one anoth-
in their grief experience, another group may Keith Barber, Beverly Brown, Nancy Germain, er’s burdens, and
and visitors. This time is an opportunity for
form in the future.
those associated with TCC to demonstrate Jill Leisman, Teddy Sayonkon, Michelle so fulfill the law of
care and concern for one another. Together – Kathleen Barrett & Jane Stankiewicz Vanslette, Caitlin Whorf Christ.
Girls Gathering (4th and 5th grade girls) visit the elderly in their homes
Galatians 6:2 with cookies and Christmas carols! (Dec 2018)
Peacemaking Team
If possible, so far
“As a team, we continue to study God’s Word
to grow in the 4 G’s of peacemaking. Glorify
as it depends on
God (1Corinthians 10:31); Get the Log Out you, live peaceably
of Your Own Eye (Matthew 7:3-5); Gently with all”
Restore (Galatians 6:1); Go and be Reconciled
(Matthew 5:23-24) Romans 12:18
In January we hosted two, one-day Conflict

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2018 Annual Report • Partners in the Gospel

Clerk’s Report

Total Membership: Jan 2018 - 553 | Jan 2019 - 561


Membership Gains: 14 / Membership Losses: 7
Dedications: 3 / Baptisms: 16 / Confirmations: 10

Membership Gains Membership Losses


Confession of Faith Deaths
Ben Chen – 2/11/18 Carl Saylor – 1/29/18
Robin Spinale – 2/18/18 Shirley McDougal – 6/17/18
David Yoon – 2/25/18 Cheryl Alexander – 10/12/18
Jisean Bae – 2/25/18 Jean Maubert – 8/8/18

I always
Sam Jackson – 3/11/18 Nikki McCarthy – 11/20/18
Lauren Jackson – 3/11/18
Jeff Coughlin – 3/18/18 Transfers
Debbie Coughlin – 3/18/18 Dan Sack 7/15/18

pray with joy


Dave Newman – 3/25/18 Sally Sack 7/15/18
Adam Combs – 11/18/18
Annie Combs – 11/18/18
Gerry Levins – 12/16/18
Steven Wilson – 12/23/18
Abby Wilson – 12/23/18

because of your
Baptisms (Infant, Child, Adult) Confirmations
Ila Whittemore (I) – 5/6/18
Elsa Dyck (I) – 6/10/18 Hadley Jackson
Boone Weiss (I) – 6/24/18/18

partnership
Mia Mazakopos
Bill Densel (A) – 6/24/18
Chris Densel (A) – 6/24/18 Morgan Calverley
Paul Church (A) – 6/24/18 Jack Calverley
Emose Piou (A) – 6/24/18 Annie Long
Deborah Coughlin (A) – 6/24/18 Gigi Jones
Jeff Coughlin (A) – 6/24/18 Reed Bodley

in the gospel
Reed Bodley (C) – 6/24/18
Jack Calverley (C) – 6/24/18 Reid Vanslette
Morgan Calverley (C) – 6/24/18 Kyle Neprud
Weston Jones (C) – 6/24/18 Selena Liu
Gigi Jones (C) – 6/24/18
Annie Long (C) – 6/24/18
John David Hopper (I) – 6/24/18
Dedications (Infant, Child, Adult)

PhiliPpians 1
Amelia Faith Coughlin (I) – 3/18/18
River Unruh (C) – 5/27/18
Greyson Unruh (I) – 11/25/18
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see this online at:

www.tccwayland.org/2018report

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