Current Events, News, and Information
◊ Pentecost Offering News
Thank you to all who generously gave to the Pentecost offering last Sunday. As of Tuesday, we had raised $1,130. Sixty percent of those monies will be sent to the Presbyterian Mission Agency for support of Young Adult Volunteers in Mission and Children at Risk programs, and forty percent of those monies will be sent to John Knox Ranch for camper scholarship funds.
◊ Manos de Cristo—Austin Kids in Need
The school year just ended, but Manos de Cristo is already thinking about the next one. Each year, Manos gives thousands of backpacks full of clothes and school supplies to Austin kids in need, and they need our help to make it possible. Donate funds for the program by writing a check to WPC with “Manos back to school” in the memo line. Please make your donations by Sunday, June 30th (note that Manos no longer accepts donations of supplies, only funds for the program). You can also visit: manosdecristo.org/BTS2019 to sign up to help with backpack distribution.
◊ Casa Marianella
Immigrant families at Casa Marianella are in need of diapers size 1-5 and underwear for girls and boys, ages 3-12. Items can be dropped off in the church office or taken directly to Casa Marianella, 821 Gunter St.
◊ Waller Creek Cleanup
The Earthcare Team invites you to help us clean up Waller Creek after all this spring rain. We’ll also be planting native seeds, and cutting back Johnson grass and poison ivy. Children over 4 are welcome to help with making seed balls for planting. We’ll meet at the bridge at 45th St. and Avenue G on June 29th at 8:00 a.m. We’re usually finished in less than 2 hours, so that we beat the real heat. Questions? Call Cynthia Hanes 512-288-5860.
◊Volunteer to Help Westminster’s VBS!
We are getting excited to host about 70 children for VBS July 29th – Aug. 2nd. We are looking for volunteers to shepherd a children’s group around during the morning, and to help in the Science rotation in particular. Also, we need a few donated supplies if you have these to share: wooden paint stirrer sticks, old fashioned masking tape (off white), and old camera film plastic cannisters. Thank you for helping us go to Mars and Beyond for God! Click here to volunteer.
◊ Flowers for Worship
Sign up on the flower calendar in the church office or contact our Office Administrator, Ann Tucker, (email@example.com or 512-459-5497) to reserve a Sunday. We still have the following available: July 21 and 28. Thank you!
◊ WPDS Openings
The Day School has limited openings in the fall for the Toddler and Two’s classes. Children must be at least 15 months old by Sept. 1st to be in the Toddler classes and 24 months by Sept. 1st to be in a Two’s class. More information regarding our play based Christian Preschool can be found at https://wpdsaustin.wordpress.com/ or by calling the Preschool office at 512-459-5062.