Summer is coming, and for many that means new rhythms of life, times of rest and recreation, and hopefully a chance to slow down from the business of the school year and spend time having fun together. We know for many folks, Summer means vacations away, summer camps, and other activities that can take us away from community life at TCC. We want to help us stay connected this summer, and hope and pray that this Summer is a time of celebration and rest for our ministries at TCC.
It is a blessing to have so many generations in our congregation, and we love our age specific ministries that run through the academic year. During the summer months of July and August, we combine as one family for the first 20 minutes before dismissing our students and children to their summer programs (DIVE for rising 6th-10th graders, LTA for rising K-5th grades). We realize that our adult worship services might be unfamiliar for our students and children, and we want to make all ages feel like they belong, we’ll meet in our larger worship space in Phillips Hall for 8 weeks. This helps children and students feel comfortable and welcome to engage in worship, allows for greater flexibility (side aisles are great for parents with kids). I love our summer services because they are great opportunities for us to let our children lead us in fun and spontaneous expressions of praise. Small percussion instruments, drums, and streamers will be in the front for children grades K-5 to play with during our opening worship set. As always, infant and PreK program is available during the entire 9:30a hour.
Summer is also a time for our regular ministry leaders in LTA and Student Ministries to take a break. Our LTA leaders are “on” every week during the academic year, and we love them too much to see them burn out! For this reason, we would love if everyone else could serve in our summer LTA ministry. Please consider volunteering for one or two Sundays this summer and see how fun it can be playing with our kids and teaching them a Bible story. Contact Gail and let her know what Sunday(s) you are available.
Summer brings about a lot of changes in our Sunday rhythms here at TCC, and they can get quite confusing. To make sure we’re all in sync, here they are all in one place:
Adult Services @ 9:30/11a
Last SM Service @ 9:30a
Regular LTA program @ 9:30a
(And don’t forget Family Day that afternoon!)
Student Ministry Sunday – Adult services @ 9:30/11a
DIVE bible study begins @ 9:50a
Regular LTA program @ 9:30a
Single service @ 9:30a
DIVE bible study
Final LTA program for the year
Summer Worship Service in Phillips Hall
NO LTA program this week (4th of July weekend break)
July 8 – August 26
Summer worship in Phillips Hall
Students and Children dismissed @ 9:50 to Summer LTA and DIVE
Infant & PreK care at 9:30a