Current Events, News, and Information
Thank you, as well, to those who have so generously pledged your time, talent and treasure with our “Growing Together” Annual campaign. Currently, we are currently at 92% of our $713,000 goal.
◊ 2020 Flowers for Worship
It’s not too early to sign up for worship flowers—2020 is almost here! Flowers enhance our worship space and are delivered to homebound members after the service—a double blessing! Sign up on the flower chart calendar in the narthex or contact Ann Tucker in the church office to reserve a Sunday. Thank you for your willingness to beautify the sanctuary (and also to brighten someone’s day!)
◊ Rumi Olive Oil—Still Available for Purchase!
There are still 11 bottles left of delicious Holy Land Rumi Olive Oil available for purchase in the church office! Canaan Oil Fair Trade extra virgin olive oil comes from Palestine, where the owners receive help and a fair price. The 20% profit goes to KINDER USA to benefit Palestinian children for education and basic needs. This delicious Rumi oil has been produced in the Holy Land since Jesus’ time.
◊ Chili Cook-off
The WPC Chili Cook-off is back! Whether you want to bring chili and compete or just come and eat, join us in Fellowship Hall Jan. 26th at 5:30 pm. If you’re bringing chili, please contact Mike Miller firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up in the Narthex and plan to arrive at 5:00 to set up. In conjunction with the Souper Bowl of Caring, WPC Youth challenge you to bring along at least one non-perishable food item or $1 for each person in your family. All donations benefit Manos de Cristo.
◊ Souper Bowl of Caring
Did you know that 1 in 4 households in Austin experiences food insecurity? As part of the Souper Bowl of Caring, WPC Youth are competing with churches all over Mission Presbytery to see who can collect the most food and money for vitally important local food ministries. Please bring non-perishable food items with you to church between now and “the big game” on Feb. 2nd; leave items in the narthex or use your items to vote in our weekly poll in Fellowship Hall. All food and money collected will stock the pantry at Manos de Cristo.
◊ WPC Book Club
Please join the WPC Book Club on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 11:30 am in the WPC library where there will be a discussion of Balli Kaur Jaswal’s novel entitled Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. For more info, click here.
◊ W.O.W. Retreat
Women of Westminster, registration for our annual retreat is now live! Join us Feb. 21-23 at Camp Capers in Comfort, TX, to learn about the Enneagram, a dynamic personality typing model that helps us engage God, the world and ourselves with more compassion and understanding. We will be led by Beth Robertson Mueller, child of Westminster and longtime student and teacher of the Enneagram. Find a registration form in the narthex or register at wpcaustin.org/w-o-w-retreat/.