2018 Food Fight is Coming!
We would like to send at least two teams to pack food on Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dulles Expo Center. If you would like to participate in this effort, please email Cheryl Carter at email@example.com or call the church office 540.347.3509.
Community Garden Urgent Need
The WBC Community Garden is in desperate need of a garden tiller. If you have a gently used one that you no longer need and are willing to donate, contact Cape Caperton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missions Connection Celebration [MC2] is our state missions camp at Eagle Eyrie with half-day mission projects in Lynchburg and the surrounding community. It is for younger youth [rising 6th grade-completed 8th grade] and their leaders. It is also available to families. The theme is “Restoration” Psalm 80:7. Dates: July 22-27. Cost: $175. Speaker: Gerard Huff. Worship Leader: Jansen Beals. Come join us! Reservations need to be made in April.
The summer mission trip for senior high students will be with Mission Serve in Trenton, NJ July 13-21. Total cost: $270. If you’d like to go, please sign up on the youth bulletin board. $110 is due now.
Youth Sunday Rehearsals
Our graduating seniors include Jansen Beals, Jessica Capayachi, Elise Fernandez, Braxton Jones, Alan Pierce and Josh Whited. [Let us know if we have missed anyone.] They have selected “Purpose” as the theme for Youth Sunday and we need all of the youth to help us prepare for that service. We’ll be rehearsing the drama sketches at 5:00 p.m. and the music at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary on Sunday, April 8, 15, 22, and 29. Dress rehearsal is on Saturday, May 5. Youth Sunday is scheduled for May 6 and we’ll be leading in all three morning services.
New Class Beginning!
Turning Everyday Conversations into Gospel Conversations will be led by Stephanie Usrey beginning Sunday at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This class equips believers to use the “3 Circles,” a user-friendly evangelistic tool for a new generation. This tool works and the class and book will train you to use it. [Book can be downloaded from Amazon for $8.00.] For more information, contact Stephanie Usrey at email@example.com or 770.530.1735.
OIU April Collection
This month we are collecting the following items for survivors of domestic violence: food and gas gift cards, personal hygiene items, home cleaning supplies. Place the items in the blue boxes in the church library. Thank you for helping with this ministry. They are very appreciative.
Tour of the Alwington Property
On the first Sunday of each month, Pastor Doug is willing to take anyone who wishes to go for a quick tour of our Alwington Farm property. If you're interested, on Sunday, February 4 meet him in the Youth Center at 12:15 p.m. and he will drive you in the church van for a quick tour 12:15-12:45 p.m. *It will depend on the weather. If it's raining/muddy it will have to be postponed.
Changes Coming for Children!
On Sunday there will be a schedule change for the children's missions and choirs that meet in the evening:
5:00 p.m. - Children's choirs [Cherub Choir [age 3-Kindergarten; His Instruments of Praise [grades 1-5]
6:00 p.m. - Family Supper
6:30 p.m. - Children's missions [Mission Friends; Children in Action]
*This change was made to accommodate parents whose preschoolers could not attend Cherub Choir due to the lateness of the original time. We will see how this works through May and re-evaluate this Summer.
Domestic Violence Survivors
As part of our support of these families/individuals, this year we have acquired four families who need help with Christmas gifts. If you would like to help with this project, that information will be available next Sunday. We also will be collecting personal hygiene and cleaning supplies for all domestic violence survivors and a list will be in the bulletin next week. These items will be collected as part of the WBC Family Christmas service on Sunday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m.
The Truth Seekers ladies Sunday School class is looking for a teacher. If you are available and think this might be where God wants you to minister, please contact Angie Ashley [firstname.lastname@example.org].
On Sunday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m., Pastor Jay will begin the study of Zechariah. Make your plans to be part of this exciting study!