Current Events, News, and Information
◊ Summer Schedule Notes
(Beginning Sunday, May 28)
Worship at 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study at 8:45 a.m. in Room 9
No church school for children/youth
Fall worship & education schedule resumes Sunday, August 27
◊ Summer Bible Study
During the summer, the Bible Study group will meet at 8:45 a.m. in room 9, before the 10:00 a.m. worship service. Everyone is invited. No position is “wrong” and we appreciate the stimulation of your views. This group has been going on for several years and we find free, open discussion about scripture forces us to think more deeply and examine our faith. On June 25, we will be looking at Ephesians 2. Be an early bird with us!
◊ New Staff Position at Westminster
Westminster Seeks an Associate Pastor for Youth & Discipleship – find out more and apply here.
◊ School Supply Drive for Manos de Cristo & Volunteer Opportunity Thank you for your support of Manos de Cristo’s back to school program this past Sunday for backpacks & essentials for the over 2k Austin area kids in need. We raised $2,215, exceeding our $2,000 goal! If you are interested in volunteering to help pass out the backpacks and supplies the week of July 24th, please visit this link for details and sign-up.
◊ Sundae Sunday – June 25!
Come join the Deacons in the Fellowship Hall after worship Sunday, June 25 for Sundae Sunday. We’ll supply what you need to conquer the summer’s heat – ice cream and sundae making supplies (please feel free to BYOT—bring your own toppings!) Prefer your ice cream in a coffee drink? How about with root beer? We’ll have supplies for all these treats, too! Relief from the heat! + Time for friends! adds up to a perfect Sunday!
◊ It’s a “Read Aloud to Children” Summer……from the WPC Children’s Library
Show your love of reading by reading to your child! The library cart will be located in the narthex for the summer months and will be loaded with fun books you can share with your children. They will love spending time with you and hearing you read. It’s a great way to end a day of outdoor activity.
New book to consider: Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Life: Pete shares his groovy, glass half-full outlook on life in this collection of his favorite inspirational and feel-good quotes from Albert Einstein to Confucius to Abraham Lincoln to Shakespeare.
Please put your name on the card in the book pocket, deposit it in the basket. Another basket will be located on the bottom shelf for book return.
◊ Manos de Cristo Food Pantry Offering is Sunday, July 2
The opportunity to provide perishable and non-perishable items for Manos is Sunday, July 2. Please bring your WPC logo bags w/ items forward during communion at the 10:00 a.m. service. If you need a WPC logo bag for collection, please contact the office at 512-459-5497 or look for them in the narthex.
. Current need is fresh produce, non-perishable items and small bags of laundry detergent.
◊ Faith & Grief Ministry & Luncheon
Thursday, July 13 @ Noon – Faith & Grief is a ministry of compassion and connection. We offer monthly luncheons (held on the second Thursday of each month at 12:00 p.m., in the Westminster Presbyterian Fellowship Hall) where women and men, mourning the death of a loved one, can join with others who understand and be strengthened by scripture, prayer and conversation. The simple lunch and meeting are free and opened to the public. Donations to cover the cost of lunch are accepted. For more information, to sign up for the newsletter, and to register for each luncheon, go to www.FaithAndGrief.org or call 469-251-9612. You may also contact Judy Skaggs, 512-440-1025 or email@example.com.
◊ Beautify the Sanctuary & Brighten Someone’s Day!
Two dates remain in 2017 for members to provide flowers for worship: October 29 and November 5. Whatever your reason, the flowers you give to the church not only enhance our worship space but also are delivered to Westminster shut-ins on Sunday afternoons — a double blessing. Reserve your Sunday by calling the church office at 512-459-5497. Thank you to all who have participated this year!
◊ VBS @ WPC
Vacation Bible School will take place from August 7-11, 2017. See what we have in store, find out more, and sign up here!
◊ In the WPC Library
Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott
◊ Presbyterian Publications
Copies of Presbyterians Today are available in the church office and at the Carlton Street entrance. Help yourself to a copy of our denomination’s publication and learn more about the work of Presbyterians throughout the world.
◊ Help Save the Earth: Don’t Throw It Away
You know the old saying, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure? Well it is often true. Don’t throw away perfectly good things just because you’re sick of them,
or no longer have use for them. Instead, donate them to a local charity shop, or list them on a free collection site online.
For more information on how to help, visit Ways to Help