WBPC Weekly Update February 8, 2015

WBPC Weekly Update  February 8, 2015
Welcome visitors! As Jesus Christ welcomes each one of us, we hope you sense the friendly welcome
of this congregation of God’s people. Let us know how we can be of assistance to you!
CALENDAR: February 8-15
Sunday, February 8
Breakfast, FH
Sunday School
Morning Worship, Sanctuary
Officer Ordination/Installation
Fellowship Committee, FH
@TheTable Worship Rehearsal, FH
Deacons, Parlor
Social Justice Forum, Library
Afternoon Youth Sunday School, YR
@TheTable Worship, FH
Session, Parlor
Youth Fellowship, FH, YR
Tuesday, February 10
Presbyterian Women, Parlor
Chancel Ringers, Sanctuary
Wednesday, February 11
Bible Study/Prayer Group, Parlor
Wednesday Night Live, FH
Chancel Choir, MR
Thursday, February 12
Stephen Ministers, Library
@TheTable Rehearsal, FH
Evangelism Meeting, Parlor
Sunday, February 15
Sunday School
Morning Worship, Sanctuary
PW Fellowship Circle, FH
@TheTable Worship Rehearsal, FH
Social Justice Forum, Library
Afternoon Youth Sunday School, YR
@TheTable Worship, FH
Mission/Outreach, Parlor
Youth Fellowship, FH, YR
Nursery—Two nurseries are provided in the Education building for infants through three-year-olds
during both worship services.
Children’s Worship Bags and Bulletins—
Available in the narthex and fellowship hall.
Children's Chapel—Children 4 years old by August 31 thru 2nd grade are invited to join us each
Sunday (except the first Sunday of the month) for
songs, stories and activities. Following the Message for Children, an usher will escort children
from the back of the sanctuary to the Children's
Chapel (211) in the Ed Building. Please pick up
your child after services.
Children’s Chapel Schedule
Today: Jesus and the Children
Story-Suzanne Smith; Greeter-CarolynEsbenshade
Next Sunday: The Transfiguration of Jesus
Story-Beth Milchuck; Greeter-CarolynEsbenshade
Bread for the World Convention
NC Annual Convention, Raleigh NC, March 28
What can you do to end hunger?
Plenty. Join us and find out how:
MEMBERS: Joyce Barbour, Kaye Byrd, Daisy Lowery, Gwen
Orilio, Peggy Reese, John and Mary Jane Roberts, Dot and Jimmie
Smith, Peggy Stevens, Mavis Stott, Bonnie and Jeanne Carter
FAMILY/FRIENDS: Honey Dunn (mother of Jeanne Alderson and
grandmother of Mollie, Caroline, and Annie Tucker), Debra Falkner
(cousin of Peggy Stevens), Ben Glasgow (brother of Lori Grippo),
Ruthanne Munro, Lauren Snyder (granddaughter of LouGene and
Jim Hemphill), Beth Vanderkin(friend of Peggy Stevens)
ABBOTSWOOD: Margaret Pittman
Congratulations extended to Carol and Tommy Parker upon the
birth of their grandson, Nolan Richards.
Six-Week Lenten Bible Study Beginning February 26:
Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
Join Betty Connette on Thursdays during the season of Lent as, together, we encounter the life and ministry of Jesus in a fresh and exciting way. In The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus, author
and renowned pastor Adam Hamilton explores the earthly ministry of
Jesus to help us hear his teaching and view his actions anew by drawing upon insights from history, archaeology, and the geography of
the Holy Land. Using videos shot on location, Hamilton takes us to
the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized and the wilderness where
he was tempted. We'll see the ruins of ancient Capernaum, where
Jesus healed the sick, and ascend the mountain where he gave his
most famous sermon. We'll travel across the Sea of Galilee, and we'll
visit the last remaining community of Samaritans in the world. Finally, we'll travel to Jerusalem, where Jesus spent his final days. This 6week "visual" journey into the heart of the land where Jesus walked,
will surely deepen our understanding of Jesus' life, while also increasing our love and faith in Him. (Betty will facilitate our study
on Thursdays, February 26-April 2. Please call or email the
church office by Thursday, February 19 to register for this series
of one-hour classes and indicate your preference of meeting time:
7:00 p.m. or noon.)
Support Gwen Orilio
If you are like many at WBPC, you are looking for a way (in addition
to prayer) to support our own Gwen Orilio, who was just recently
diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. She's a wonderful 31 year old
mother, wife, daughter, sister, teacher, and coach who gives so much
to so many, and now could use some giving back. There will be a 5K
run on her behalf on February 21 and you can donate or participate
by visiting www.gwenstrong.com. The family is thankful for the
outpouring of love and support already received and asks for your
continued prayers.
Ash Wednesday Worship Service
February 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Join us February 18 at 6:30 p.m. as we begin our Lenten journey
with a contemplative worship service of scripture, prayer, and music,
which includes the imposition of ashes and communion. Our meal
will be begin at 5:45 p.m. Reservations are needed for the meal.
We will serve lentil and vegetable soup free of charge.
It’s Preschool Registration Time!
@TheTable Worship: Sundays at 5PM
Please join us every Sunday for @TheTable worship at 5:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall for this
coffeehouse style worship. @The Table will host
a dynamic Jazz Vespers with Mime Ministry at
5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 22.
Registration has begun for next fall. Between January 15 and 31, we
are registering those who are currently enrolled, siblings, and church
members. If you have a preschooler or know someone who does,
please let them know. We will be having an Open House and Registration for the community and others interested at 10:00 a.m. on February 2.
Large print bulletins and hymnals, listening devices, and back pillows
are available upon request from the ushers.
WBPC office hours M-F 9-2; phone: 919-851-4713; website: www.wbpresbyterian.org
Wednesday Night Live This Week!
Church Staff
This Wednesday, February 11, Santi Matthews
will lead us through a way to pray as we create
our own prayer sticks. Enjoy this fun, beautiful
and simple way to turn to God in prayer.
Betty Connette (x11)
[email protected]
Bruce Grady (x17)
Associate Pastor
[email protected]
Wednesday Night Live
Join your church family for fun and fellowship on Wednesday evenings. The winter session of Wednesday Night Live has begun. All
programs are designed to be inter-generational and fun. Invite your
neighbors and friends and plan to be present!
Janet Cherry (x16)
Music Director/Organist
[email protected]
Sign up on the Sunday attendance form or call or email the
church office by noon on Monday the week of the event.
Śānti Matthews (x10)
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
Dates: January 14-March 18
Time: Dinner: 5:45~6:30; Classes 6:30~7:25
Cost for dinner: $7 / $5 ages 6-9 / free for ages 5 & under
Van-Anthoney Hall
AWS Worship Leader
[email protected]
February 11: Prayer Craft
Pittman: Beef Tips, Rice, Green Beans
February 18: Ash Wednesday Worship Service
Free Meal: Lentil Soup
February 25: BINGO
Pittman: Taco Bar
March 4: Chili Cook-Off
Check out our website
Chili, Salad, Dessert
March 11: Hip Hop Dancers
to find updates about
Amedeo’s: Italian Dinner
programs and meals.
March 18: Open Mic Night
Pittman Surprise!
Don't forget Valentine’s Day next Saturday!
And while you are out shopping for your lovely better half, do not
forget to pick up something for Urban Ministry Food Bags: canned
meat, carrots, beans, tomatoes, fruit, applesauce, bagged grits, rice,
beans, mac & cheese, powdered milk, peanut butter, and cereal. Drop
it off by the Fellowship Hall in the plastic bins.
Scout Sunday is February 22!
On Sunday, February 22, we will celebrate the work of the scouts in
our community and in our church. The Scout Law says that a "Scout
is Reverent" and the Scouts of all ages promise to do their "Duty to
God". These values strengthen youth character in their family, community, and faith. The Scouts and adult leaders of our scouting program wish to thank WBPC for the 46 years that you have provided a
place for the scouts to meet, learn valuable life skills, and, above all,
a place to have fun. Thank you and we look forward to being a part
of this church for many years to come.
Dave Grace
Youth Fellowship
[email protected]
Mollie Tucker
Youth Fellowship
[email protected]
Bobbi Cross (919-233-9967)
Preschool Director
[email protected]
Year End Financial Report
2014 - Thanks to Divine Intervention, good response to
our pledge requests and opening offering, and managed
spending for December, the Church ended the year
with a small surplus. Our pledge receipts fell short of
our budgeted amount by $17,960.00, but with an overage in opening offering and miscellaneous receipts of
$10,407.00, and underspending of $7,406.00 we managed to end the year with a surplus of $147.28.
2015 - We had an excellent response in pledges; and
when combined with an increased estimate for opening
offering we were able to meet the requested budget as
presented. This represents an increase of 10% over
2014. Again we wish to express our thanks for your
effort in understanding the mission of our church and
answering with great generosity.
Glory To God Hymnal Order Form
In late 2014, the WBPC Session approved the acquisition of the new Presbyterian hymnal,
Glory to God. If you would like to donate a hymnal to remember or honor a special friend or
relative, please complete this form (please print neatly) and return it with your donation of
$21 per hymnal to the church office, or place in the offering plate. Make checks payable to
WBPC. Please write Hymnal in the check memo line.
Given by _______________________________________________ Phone #_______________________
Address ______________________________________________________________________________
Number of hymnals requested: _________ x $21.00 each = $_______
Paid by ___check ___cash
Bookplate to read:
This hymnal is given to the glory of God by ______________________________________________________
In Memory of ______________________________________________________________________________
In Honor of________________________________________________________________________________