Moravian Lovefeast – Dec. 24

It seems that this Christmas, more than ever before, we need to be focusing on love— remembering that Jesus was sent to this earth to demonstrate the depth of God’s love for us, and that Jesus’ primary message was that we should love one another as we have been loved. As such, the Worship Committee is offering a unique worship experience on Christmas Eve morning in which we will “feast” on God’s love and our love for one another.

You are invited to “come as you are” (pajamas, jeans, sweats, etc.) to a traditional Moravian Lovefeast at 10:30 AM in our sanctuary. The Moravian Lovefeast is based on the Agape meals of the early churches described in the Bible in the Acts of the Apostles, in which Christians gathered and broke bread together to signify their union in Christ and their love for one another. It is not a sacrament, but a service of love and fellowship among sisters and brothers in Christ. Beautiful music, prayers, and scripture readings are offered in praise and thanksgiving for God’s greatest gift of love to us—the birth of our Savior. In addition, as in a traditional Moravian Lovefeast, hot buns and milk coffee (decaffeinated) will be served, and beeswax candles distributed.

We hope you’ll stop whatever you’re doing Christmas Eve morning, grab a family member or friend, and come celebrate God’s gift of love to each and every one of us in Jesus Christ. [There will be no nursery for this service.]

Poinsettias to Remember Loved Ones – Nov. 26

Poinsettias to Remember Loved Ones

—11/26 deadline —

Honor or memorialize your loved ones this December by purchasing poinsettias to adorn our sanctuary and fellowship hall during December. Gifts of poinsettias will be recognized in an Advent worship bulletin. Complete the order form in the newsletter or Sunday bulletin insert and return to the church office with your donation of $10 (per poinsettia).

Youth Fellowship – Nov. 12

Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

This week at youth fellowship we will be focusing on gratitude. In November we find ourselves being reminded of all the things we have to be thankful for, but how do we live with an attitude of gratitude year round? Join us on Sunday at 6:30 in the fellowship hall for good food, fellowship, and discussion.

Intergenerational Sunday School – Nov. 26

Everyone is invited to join our family-friendly activities as we look ahead to the season of Advent! We’ll meet in Fellowship Hall at 9:30–10:15 (regular Sunday School time) for a time of fellowship, food (donuts!) and a fantastic project or two which families can work on together! Mark your calendar and plan to join the Christian Education Committee for this special time!

This is a great chance to invite a friend!

Hanging of the Greens – Dec. 3

Please join us Sunday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m. as we celebrate the Advent season with a meaningful worship service, Hanging of the Greens. We will prepare the sanctuary and fellowship hall for this special season through music, readings, and placement of the greens and poinsettias by the youth of WBPC. A reception in the fellowship hall will follow the service. Each family is asked to provide fingerfood for the celebration. Please invite your neighbors and friends to join us for this most special service to kick-off the Advent/Christmas season.

Biblical Justice Forum – Nov. 5

Yes, we are having BJF tomorrow at 3:30 in the library to hear some stories of Microaggressions and Race as we begin to wind down our discussions on racism and white supremacy.

We have an action to offer on behalf of oppressed workers in our poultry plants concerning line speeds.

Click here for a list of events upcoming--absolutely outstanding opportunities God has put in our minds. I wish to go to many of them, some at the same time

-- Nov 5 at Pullen is The Gathering on the War Economy
-- Nov 11 is a full day of many opportunities.

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