December 15, 2013
Worship Leaders Today: Acolyte: 11:15: Avery Keen Banner: Ryan Meese Elder
of the Week: Kathy
Deacon of the Week: Ginny Honkomp, 919-606-7521
CHILDREN'S WORSHIP VOLUNTEERS FOR December 22nd:
Richards 11:15: Amy Cebrick
ATTENDANCE 12/08/13-Sunday School-185, 9:00 Worship-151,
$17,661.50, GF MTD Actuals: $38,485.00, GF Monthly Budgeted: $66,950.35
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICES
4:00 pm in the CLC-Interactive Family
8:00 pm in the CLC-Lessons, Carols and
Sunday, December 29th
10:05 am-Discipleship Hour-Intergenerational
(children, youth & adults) Sunday School Christmas Gathering
1 service only at 11:15 am in the
Sanctuary (NO 9:00 am Worship Service)
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS-
Wednesday, December 25 and Thursday, December 26-Closed
Wednesday, January 1-Closed for New Year's
THE ANNUAL PCUSA CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING will be received
on December 22. Recipients of
this offering are jointly the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions
of the PCUSA and Presbyterian Racial Ethnic Schools and Colleges. The
Assistance Program honors the faithfulness of current and retired church
workers and their surviving spouses by providing funds to help them through
life's greatest challenges. The Presbyterian Racial Ethnic Schools and Colleges
supported are Barber-Scotia College, Cook Native American Ministries, Knoxville
College, Menaul School, Presbyterian Pan American School and Stillman College.
These schools are open to all qualified students and provide special support
for them in our ever-changing world.
THE SESSION has called a Congregational meeting for Sunday, December
22, following the 11:15 service of worship, for the purpose of electing a
Deacon to complete the slate of Officers on the Diaconate for 2014. Carole Tinker's name will be placed in
nomination. If she is elected, she will begin her term upon Installation
THE LUMINARIES ADORNING THE CHURCH at the Quiet Christmas and Christmas
Eve worship services are a gift to our church family from the Youth. Thank you
for your generous support of Youth Ministries in 2013 and for showing us how to
be a light in the world. Merry Christmas.
KEEP WFPC SECURE-Lately the Church facility has been found with doors
unlocked at night when the facility was not in use. Those of you with keys to the facility
PLEASE, if you unlock it, you must lock it back when you leave or see to it
that someone agrees to lock it back for you before leaving. Thank you for helping to care for our
PICK UP YOUR ADVENT GUIDE FOR REFLECTION AND ACTION at church this
Sunday. These devotions will also be emailed daily to everyone on our email
CHRISTMAS ANGEL PROGRAM-Shoppers are busy shopping and delivering gifts as all the Angel
Families have been adopted and donations received. This year we are helping a total of 73 people
through the Wake County Holiday Cheer Program, which are mostly families in the
Wake Forest area. In addition, we have
adopted Hillside Nursing & Rehab Center on Main Street. These 130 residents will be visited by a
volunteer group from WFPC. Gifts will be
given out and Christmas carols will be sung.
We will also be reading The Night Before Christmas and sharing some of
our favorite memories of Christmas. It
will be a great time for everyone involved.
Thank you so much for your continued support to this program. This ministry is truly blessed by all of your
participation and donations!
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM: Making 2013 the best Christmas ever! Derek Maul leads a four-week study of his 2008
book, "In My Heart I Carry A Star." The four-week Advent study is
designed to help WFPC members enjoy the best ever Christmas by keeping Hope,
Peace, Love, & Joy front and center. Books are available for $10. Sundays
throughout December-10:05 am in the multipurpose room of the Christian Life
AT THE OCTOBER MEETING, SESSION APPROVED THE OPPORTUNITY for the
congregation to purchase the new Presbyterian Hymnal, "Glory to God."
The books may be purchased in memory or in honor of people. We have a goal of
acquiring 400 hymnals at a cost of $17.50 each. (This price is good through the end of the
year.) As long as they last, we will
offer folks who purchase new hymnals a copy of the hymnal we currently use. Any
current hymnals that are left may be donated to another church.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO ORDER YANKEE CANDLES FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS and
give 40 percent of the sale to our Youth Group summer trips. Simply go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and
enter our Group Number 990059398. A fabulous 40 percent of all sales come back to the Youth Group and
will work to offset the cost of traveling to the Alabama Gulf Coast and Raleigh
for our mission trips and Massanetta Springs and Montreat for our retreats. If you
already purchase candles for the holiday season, please consider
buying from our Youth so that a portion of the sale extends God's calling in
their lives. For more information, email Leslie Olmo
WORSHIP IS CALLING ALL 3RD GRADERS AND UP-If your child is a 3rd grader or
has not yet taken Prep for Worship, we would LOVE to have him/her participate
in the 2014 Preparation for Worship class. Please complete a registration form
located on the church workroom counter.
The class will begin meeting on Sunday, January 5th, 2014
at 11:15 in B103. Registration is requested to be completed by December 29th.
If you have any questions, please contact Melodee Fraser at
email@example.com or Lisa Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Please see Children's Ministry on the church website for detailed
information about Preparation for Worship.)
HAVE YOU WONDERED
WHAT WE DO HERE AT WAKE FOREST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH and what it means to be a member of the church? If
so the next Tell me More Class will begin on January 12, 2014 at
10:05 AM in Modular 1 Room 1. We will meet for 4 weeks until February 2, 2014.
This will give you a chance to learn all about WFPC and all of the
different ministry areas we do here at the church. So we will have a good
headcount if you would like to attend please let either Bill Stevens
email@example.com, Shannon Whitley at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling
the church office at 919-556-7777 to let us know of your interest.
HOSPITALITY NETWORK (WIHN) hosts
homeless families at our church twice a year, providing food, shelter,
transportation and hospitality to 4 - 5 families. WIHN provides professional
case management for these families as they work to restore their independence.
A network of churches houses and feeds the families and transports them back
and forth to the WIHN center in Raleigh where they are provided with day care
or transportation to school for their children, transitional housing and job
placement assistance, and counseling, as needed. Many volunteers are needed
each time we host to set up the facilities, prepare food, provide fellowship
and transportation and spend the night at the church. The January dates are
Sunday, January 26 through Sunday, February 2. You can sign up on line at
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D45ADAE2EAB9-wihn or contact Sharon Kucyk at
email@example.com or Kathy Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-570-1100. More information on WIHN can
be found at www.wihn.org.
To ensure the deductibility of your church contributions, do not file your 2013
income tax return until you have received a written acknowledgment of your
contributions from the church. Some of your contributions may not be
tax-deductible if you file your tax return before receiving a written
acknowledgement of your contributions from the church.