Men at TCM – 27/17
27/17 exists to enable men to get to know each other better and to encourage each other in the faith.
The name 27/17 is taken from Proverbs 27:17: As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. There are usually monthly meetings: either Saturday morning breakfasts or Thursday night social events, often with an inspiring Christian speaker.
Women at TCM
The women’s ministry at TCM aims to include all of our ladies regardless of age or life stages – Key Stage 3 ladies and above are all welcome and encouraged to attend our various groups and activities. We have three regular meetings that come under the banner of TCM Ladies Together:
- Tuesday Ladies’ Prayer and Bible Study Group
- Time In
- Time Out
For further information or if you have any questions, contact us.
Ladies’ Prayer and Bible Study Group
The Ladies Prayer and Bible Study Group meet on Tuesdays between 10:30 am and 12 noon in the back hall at TCM. The group starts with coffee and fellowship, moving into a time of reflection and/or study of the Bible. We work loosely to a programme for each month, starting with a monthly Bible study on a theme we have chosen for the current term.
During the rest of each month ladies from within the group, who feel able to, take turns in preparing and leading a time of looking at a theme or passage of their choice from the Bible. Occasionally, there are testimonies from group members when this is appropriate.
We aim to have a time of prayer at each meeting, but on the first Tuesday of the month, there is a dedicated prayer time.
The group supports The Joy Foundation both in prayer and financially.
Our ongoing prayer is that the group is open to God’s plans for us and for a deeper understanding of the Bible and prayer.
This is our ladies’ social stream. We aim to have a social event every month, either on a Thursday evening or a Saturday morning. The focus of these events is mainly social – a time for fellowship and friendship, for getting to know one another more, for strengthening relationships, and for building one another up in our conversations and time together. We encourage all ladies to attend some of the events with the aim of getting to know some of the other ladies and we hope you will be encouraged to invite your friends along.
Time In (The Word) is our teaching stream. We run various teaching/study sessions that are purely teaching/study in nature. Time In is a rolling programme and we read and study various topics – sometimes these are “life” topics (eg, a woman’s role, mental health, relationships, etc) and some of these are studying a book of the Bible together. Two teaching sessions will run alongside each other:
- One study group runs weekly for a few weeks at a time followed by a break. This is for those who prefer shorter sessions more frequently. These sessions are held on zoom on Monday evenings and we try to keep these sessions to an hour in length.
- One study group runs once a month on a Saturday morning but for a longer period of time of 2-3 hours. These sessions are held in person either at TCM or in someone’s home (depending on the number present).
The Ladies Ministry Team is made up of Helen Barwick (team lead), Jenny Burrows, Dani Harris, Naomi Hopma, Fiona Talbot, Catherine Forbes, and Janice Newsome (Tuesday Ladies).