Summer Worship Schedule: Sundays at 9:30A

FAQs | A compilation of frequently (or sometimes, or rarely) asked questions:

Weekend Worship FAQs:

Q: Where do you meet?

A: We meet at our church campus for weekend worship services. 53 Cochituate Road?Wayland, MA 01778 (view map). We also meet throughout the week on and off campus in small groups and various ministries.

Q: When do you meet?

A: Sundays at 9:30 and 11am, Saturdays at 5:00pm. During the summer (Mid-June through Early September) we meet at 9:30am.

Q: Do you offer care for children?

A: We offer infant-preschool care at our Saturday Night Life service. Our Live the Adventure program, where children can learn about God's love in a safe and fun environment happens alongside our Sunday 9:30 service. New families are encouraged to register online arrive a few minutes early to check-in at the children's ministry desk located adjacent to the lobby.

Q: Can children attend worship services?

A: Absolutely! We encourage families that desire to attend church together to attend Saturday Night Life at 5pm, or Sunday Morning at 11am. Sunday at 9:30 we encourage children to attend Live the Adventure. If you are interested in resources to teach your children about worship don't hesitate to contact Gail Hughson (Director of Children's Ministries) or Adam Kurihara (Director of Music and Worship). Both would be more than willing to assist your family in worshipping together.

Q: What about young children?

A: Adjacent to the sanctuary is a special room reserved for families with young children. In addition there is infant-preschool care at SNL as well as infant care and preschool programming on Sunday at 9:30am

Q: What should I wear?

A: There's no dress code at TCC. Some come dressed down in jeans and t-shirts, others come wearing suits and ties. You do not have to look a certain way to belong here.

Q: Do you have handicap access?

A: The entire church building is handicap accessible and assistive listening devices are available. Just ask a greeter or usher for assistance.

Q: What about kids?

A: Live the Adventure is TCC's church for kids! Parents register and drop their children off before the 9:30 service begins for large group create Bible teaching, upbeat worship, and gender and grade level small groups. Read more ››

Q: What about middle/high school students?

A: Students grades 6-12 are invited to worship in Bradford Hall, the building adjacent to the Sanctuary for a time of food (pancakes!) fellowship, games, worship, and preaching. Read more ››

Q: What are the requirements to attend TCC? Do I have to be Christian?

A: There is no requirement to come to church here. We welcome all to our worship services regardless of religious affiliation. You don't have to believe to belong here. However, we hope that as you participate in this community you would consider the claims of Christianity.

Q: What is the music like?

A: Music is a very important part of worship services at TCC. Visit the worship services page for more info.

Doctrine/Theology FAQs:

Q: What are your core beliefs?

A: As a reformed evangelical church we uphold the tenants of faith outlined in the Apostles' Creed. Read more ››

Q: What is your church covenant?

A: A guiding principle for all who call TCC home. "We covenant with the Lord and with one another and do bind ourselves in the presence of God to walk together in His holy ways. We will strive to be doers of the Word and not hearers only, to be firm in faith, quickened in hope, and constant in charity. We will consecrate our time, talent, substance, and influence as heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. Amen."

Q: What do you believe about the Bible?

A: We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God and the only authority for faith and practice.

Polity (church governance) FAQs:

Q: What denomination is TCC?

A: We are an independent congregational church, in the reformed evangelical tradition.

Q: What does the board do?

A: From our by-laws, "The Board shall govern by establishing Guiding Principles and goals for the Church; monitoring, supporting, and encouraging the Senior Minister's efforts to reach those goals; and holding the Senior Minister accountable for his performance. The Board shall be accountable to Christ and the Church for its performance." You can contact the board directly by emailing board@tccwayland.org

Q: What is a "moderator"

A: The moderator is the elected lay leader of the church, serving a two-year term. This person presides over the annual meeting, any special meetings, and serves as chair of the board and nominating committee. Our current moderator is Rich Peck.

Q: Do I have to be a member?

A: Though some churches do not emphasize membership in a local church, we encourage those with regular attendance and participation to consider membership. While membership is not required to attend or receive the sacraments, it is required for those in positions of leadership. This provides the congregation with systems of accountability and structures for church leadership.

Baptism and Communion FAQs:

Q: I would like to be baptized

A: Praise God! Baptisms are a public celebration of God's saving work in your life. Please contact Associate Pastor Todd Szymczak for information regarding baptisms.

Q: I was baptized as a child. Should I be baptized as an adult?

A: Our congregation holds varying views on the role of infant baptism. If you would like to speak to a pastor please email office@tccwayland.org

Q: What is the difference between Baptism and dedication?

A: Our congregations holds varying views on the role of infant baptism. We baptize infants and also perform baby dedications in our worship services. If you would like to speak to a pastor about baptism or dedication email office@tccwayland.org

Q: Who can participate in the Lord's Supper/Communion?

A: Any person in relationship with Jesus Christ is welcome at the Lord's Table, regardless of denominational affiliation. Families can decide for themselves when they feel their child is ready to receive communion. If you have questions about receiving communion please contact Pastor Chris Ziegler.

Other FAQs:

Q: Do you do weddings and funerals for non-members?

A: Yes. Visit this page for information regarding weddings and funerals.

Q: May I rent space at TCC for an event?

A: Yes. Visit this page for information regarding building use.