Current Events, News, and Information
◊ Children and Families—Let’s Get Together
Join us for Children’s In-Person Sunday School
Sunday, March 7 at 9:30 am.: Meet in the parking lot for socially-distanced, masked, outdoor Sunday School at the fenced area in the 3rd parking row. Parents please join us to help support your children and visit with other families.
For more info, visit our Children’s Ministry Events page.
◊ CROP Walk—This Sunday!
Each spring, WPC participates in the CROP Hunger Walk, a fundraising effort in support of Church World Service’s hunger programs. For safety, there will be no large gathering of walkers at Camp Mabry this year. Instead, WPC will host its own mini-walk this Sunday, March 7th
at 1 pm! We’ll meet in the church parking lot to walk to Reed Park and back (wearing masks and practicing social distancing, of course). The venue may be different, but the cause is the same: supporting Church World Service’s efforts to provide healthy food and clean water to people right here in Austin and all over the world. Click here
to join our team or give online. Or mail your donation to the church, attention CROP Walk. Checks should be made out to Austin CROP Walk, and you may name the walker you would like to support in the memo line. Contact Nancy Ebert with questions.
◊ Crossing Borders~Creating Community Campaign
A generous member of our congregation has offered a matching grant of $10,000 to help WPC raise money for our ministries with refugees and asylum-seekers. These funds will allow us to continue to support the Yonza family as they establish their life here in Austin, and enable other mission work such as trips to the border or one day sponsoring another family. Join us as we live into Christ’s call to cross boundaries and create beloved community. Click here to give online
, or mail funds to the church office. Please make checks out to WPC with “Crossing Borders” in the memo line.
◊ Men’s Breakfast
Our next monthly meeting is Tuesday, March 9, 7-8 a.m. We’ll meet via Zoom for good conversation, prayer and scripture reflection. Newcomers are welcome.
◊ Grief Caring & Sharing
Join us Thursday, March 11 at noon for Grief Caring and Sharing via Zoom. No matter where you are on the journey of grief, you are welcome to this time of remembering, sharing, prayer, and mutual care.
◊ March Outdoor Worship Service
Weather permitting, our next outdoor worship service will be held in the education wing courtyard at 4 pm on Sunday, March 14th
. Attendance is limited for safety, so please sign up to reserve your spot
. We have begun collecting food for Manos de Cristo’s pantry at these monthly services: stay tuned for March’s items. Please note that Manos is not accepting other food donations at this time. For more safety information or with questions, contact the church office
◊ Christmas Benevolence
Ample funds remain available for church members to help folks in need, then be reimbursed by the church for up to $300. If you know someone in the Austin area who could use help with rent, bills, essentials, or something else that would improve their quality of life, simply provide assistance, then use this online form to turn in your receipts. The church office continues to receive calls for help; if you are willing to connect with someone who contacts the church office, please email Pastor Ellen.
◊ Thursday Prayers
Join O. R. and others virtually at 12:15 p.m. via Zoom. Look for the link in this week’s newsletter to join in for a brief time of sharing and prayer. For those who cannot join the Zoom call, but would like to “pray in place, you can download the prayers here.
◊ Flowers for the Sanctuary
Flowers enhance our worship space and are delivered to homebound members after worship. Signup here to reserve a Sunday (March-July available at this time). Thank you for your willingness to beautify the sanctuary (and to brighten someone’s day).
◊ Opportunities to Give
Looking for a way to give back during the pandemic? Support our local mission partners!
◊ Interested in Becoming a Member of WPC?
We would love to welcome you! Our church elders are ready and willing to receive you into membership via Zoom. Call or email the church office to request a membership meeting or to learn more about joining our church.