This run of the TCC book club has consistently been happening for 11 years! We have read 57 books – some long, some short, some good, some bad! There is lots of variety. The experiences of those attending the book club, as they relate to the books, are priceless!
The book club is a great place to fellowship, learn, and eat! A book is read and a one time discussion is held at someone’s home about five times a year. The discussions are very interesting, thought provoking and uplifting and come from a Christian worldview.
Here is the 2016/2017 Book Club schedule:
Fine Arts Department
- September - Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus - Nabeel Quershi
- October - Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
- November - Nothing to Envy - Barbara Demick
- January - The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar - Robert Alexander
- February - Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan
- March - Priceless - Robert K. Wittman
- April - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
The purpose of the Fine Arts Department is to praise the Lord through the creative gifts and talents that he has given, and to assist the congregation in praising the Lord by giving them "cues" to look upward and to think on him.
The soundroom provides amplification and accompaniment tracks for services and performances, provides free CD and cassette recordings of services and Sunday School classes, and provides audio enhancement capabilities for the hearing impaired. Soundroom Director: Travis Lewis.
We currently have a brass group. It meets when it is convenient for the members, and plays once per month during both Sunday services. Director: Dave Wilson.
This choir is for adults who like to sing—no audition is required. The choir meets each Wednesday evening, and sings about once per month at both Sunday services and at other services throughout the year. In conjunction with many other departments of the church, the Adult Choir produces a major musical about every two years. Director: Diane Jezierski.
The purpose of the Adult Fellowship Group is to offer opportunities for the adults of TCC to gather for social events with other adult members. We have no specific age range, but most participants are 35 or older and typically have older or grown children. Our events are open to all TCC adults and their adult friends and family members.
The Adult Fellowship Group schedules social events approximately every other month. These include game nights, pot-luck dinners, miniature golf, concerts and theater events, and an annual Christmas gathering. We are open to suggestions for new types of events. Contact: Donna Marcella.
Saturday Men's Group
The TCC Men's Group was formed by a group of men who felt the need to spend time with other men for prayer, personal accountability and Bible study. The group has grown to enjoy a regular attendance of fifteen to twenty men who share their burdens, pray for each other and the TCC community, and study God's word together.
The group is also committed to serving in tangible ways, in service projects such as painting and yard work, in providing financial assistance to those in the TCC community who are in need, and in providing monthly support to Tudor and Vali Machidon, who have started a children's ministry in a village in Romania.
There is always room for men who wish to join us. We meet in the TCC Library on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. Contacts: Jon Enright, Joe Eddings.
Small Groups Ministry
The mission of the Small Groups Ministry is to nurture personal relationship with God and others in a safe environment of grace, truth and Christian love by meeting together to encourage, challenge, and live out God's call to oneness in Christ for the glory of God.
There are several small groups that meet on a regular basis for fellowship and mutual encouragement, including a parenting group and several growth groups. If you would like more information about the different small groups at TCC, contact Pastor Jon.
Our purpose is to develop relationships by playing the game of softball. TCC has participated with the Inter Church Athletic Fellowship league for over 25 years. It is a league that strives to provide an atmosphere for Christians to have clean fun, through its guidelines regarding behavior, attitude and actions.
The team practices during the month of April, as called for by the coach. Games are played at Liberty Park in Sterling Heights on Saturday evenings from late April through June. Many members of the congregation come just to cheer the team on and enjoy a great family night out. Contact: Jeff Jezierski.