From our brief Statement of Faith (1991): “In a broken and fearful world, the Spirit give us courage....to unmask idolatries in Church and culture, to hear voices of peoples long-silenced, and to work with others for justice, freedom and peace.” In the last decade, Drone Warfare has escalated and is in 80 countries. The Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare has produced videos to explore the moral and religious dimensions of this new development. Today, Feb. 18 we will have a guest speaker to explore these issues Dr Joe Burton (a member of Highland UMC, on board of NC Peace Action and a planner of the recent Drone Conf at Duke) will lead a discussion of and show the film War, Peace, Drone Warfare, and the Religious Community. It will describe the history, the nature, use, and moral challenges posed by drone warfare.
Join BJF in the parlor at 3:30 on this First Sunday in Lent for discussion to help
us unmask idols and hear voices silenced as called for in our Brief Statement of
Screenagers (documentary) - 7 pm.
Please join us in the sanctuary as WBPC Youth Fellowship Program and CE Committee are co-hosting a viewing of the documentary, Screenagers, on Sunday, March 4 at 7pm. Award-winning Screenagers probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.
Following the movie (run time: 1 hr 7 min), we will have time for discussion and will have parent resources available. The film producers recommend this film for ages 10 and up.
Please join us for this impactful event.
Notes: This event is being offered free of charge and is open to the community.
Childcare will not be provided for this event.
Healing Prayer Service - 5 pm
Are you ready to break the chains that have held you back and have slowly eroded your faith? If so, then join us as we seek the Lord’s healing through teaching, worship and prayer during the HEALING PRAYER @TheTable today at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Anita Burroughs-Price will be ministering in song. She is the Principal Harpist for the NC Symphony. During this Service of Worship, Prayer and Healing, the person being prayed for is asked what they would like prayer for; permission to lay hands on their head, shoulders, knees and feet; and if they would like to be anointed. This person is also asked if they would feel comfortable standing
or if they would prefer to stay seated. Invite your neighbors and your friends to HEALING PRAYER @TheTable!
Wednesday Night Live - 5:45 pm February 21
Harris Cummings will present an outstanding program about his visit to Pakistan and to the churches where his grandparents served as Missionaries. Don’t miss this very special program. The meal that evening will be meat loaf, mashed potatoes and veggies.
Learn more about two important programs at WBPC!
Wednesday, February 7, at 5:45 p.m.
February 14 is Ash Wednesday. There will be a simple meal that evening of delicious soup.
The Ash Wednesday service will begin at 6:30 in the Sanctuary.
Attend the Ash Wednesday service to help you prepare spiritually for remembering the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, February 7, at 5:45 p.m.
Dust off your chili recipes and plan to be present for the rescheduled chili cook-off. If you are unable to make chili, a dessert would be welcomed!
Following the meal, the program will be the Apex Guitar Band.
Come and enjoy a friendly chili competition and a nice musical program!
In lieu of the free meal, please bring items for our food bags (canned meat and canned green beans) – donations to buy food are also welcome.
“Our Soul’s Song: Poetry, Jazz & Praise; Expressions Issued From Life”
This service will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 5 pm around the piano, creating a circle to facilitate unity and synergy with the piano vibrations and sound. The service will feature psalms, meditations, the poetry of Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson & Langston Hughes as well as piano compositions by Vanism Jazz (Van-Anthoney Hall, piano).
Please join us and invite a friend for this special service.
We will convene Friday, 2/16, at our usual time and place,11:30 at the D&S Cafeteria in South Hills.
Keith and Charlotte will present the first part of their recent trip to Africa.
Pith helmets are not required.
The morning and afternoon services will be combined at 10:30 AM on Sunday, February 4. We look forward to worshipping together for Communion Sunday.
There will be no @TheTable service at 5:00 PM.
Annual Congregational Meeting
We would like to invite all church members to join us Sunday, Feb. 4th, at 11:45 AM, immediately following Morning Worship in the sanctuary. At this meeting, we will consider changes in the pastors’ terms of call and receive the 2017 operating budget.