Current Events, News, and Information

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Announcing our Stock the Pantry Campaign

“Our food pantry is really meant to be for emergencies. But now everyone is having an emergency all the time,” says Julie Ballesteros, Executive Director of Manos de Cristo. With many Austinites jobless in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, our mission partners at Manos de Cristo have stepped up, serving more families more often at their food pantry. Now it’s our turn to step up. A member of WPC has issued a $10,000 challenge grant to encourage our congregation’s generosity. Between now and June 21st, the donor will match all donations made to Manos de Cristo through WPC, up to $10,000. Click here to give now and help stock the pantry!

 

 

 

Children and Families—Let’s Get Together

Sunday, May 24th The Future’s So Bright! Sunday School classes at 9:30 am  for younger Elementary children and 10:15 a.m. for older elementary children hosted on Zoom.

For more info, visit our Children’s Ministry Events page.

 

 

 

Love Your Neighbor!

Looking for a way to give back during the pandemic? Support our local mission partners:
  • Participate in the Stock the Pantry campaign benefitting Manos de Cristo! During the pandemic, Manos has been serving four times the usual number of families and granting those families more frequent access to their food pantry. Help us keep their pantry stocked by donating here. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar through June 21st.
  • Drive-A-Senior is continuing to operate its emergency food pantry for seniors. Do you know a senior who could use food and supplies? Call 512-472-6339 to schedule a delivery. DAS is also seeking donations of the following specific items: toilet paper, oatmeal, applesauce/fruit cups, milk, eggs, bread, crackers, instant mashed potatoes, soup, lunch meat, and graham crackers.
  • Foundation Communities is seeking donations to their emergency assistance fund to help residents who have lost their jobs. Click here to contribute.

 

 

 

◊ Signs of the Spirit

We loved creating the “Wave Your Palms” video so much, we are asking for video submissions again. We are asking for short clips of you (and your household) showing signs of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is often associated with fire, wind, and with things red. Could you wave a red scarf, bandana or cloth showing the movement of the Spirit where you are? Allow your creative ideas to flow! It’s recommended you film horizontally with your cell phone, and assume your video will be muted. Please keep video submissions to less than 15 seconds. Email them (Charlotte@wpcaustin.org) to Charlotte Trafton. Submissions are due by May 29th at 3 pm.

 

 

 

 

Thursday Prayers

Join Lesley and others in praying 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.

 

 

 

 

VBS 2020

We’re excited to partner with University Presbyterian this summer to host VBS here at WPC. We’ll need your help to make this fantastic ministry for 75+ kids happen. Save the date for July 27th – July 31st, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Children and volunteers can register here: http://wpcaustin.org/vbs-2020/ . It’s going to be a castle-rific quest to grow and learn about faith!