Wednesday Night Live – Fall 2017

WNL - Fall 2017

Meals begin at 5:45 and program begins at 6:30 and ends at 7:30.  Nursery available for very young children.  Meals are free but please bring food for food bag ministry.  Donations for food bag items or cost of meals are accepted.

Changes may be made so check back for the latest meal or program items. 

 September 13   Pictionary
  Pittman/ grilled chicken with alfredo pasta and veggies
 September 20   Tarheel Travler - Scott Mason    Pittman/ Beef Tips/ Rice/ peas & carrots
 September 27   Fellowship Night   Casserole / Dessert Cook-Off
 October 4   Member Stories   Coffee and Crepes
 October 11   Meredith Choir
  Pittman/ Spaghetti and salad
 October 18   Loyalty Night   BBQ Chicken & Salmon
 October 25  Art program - TBA   Tacos
 October 31*   HALLOWEEN! - * Tuesday night community event   Pizza and salad
 November 8   Hank Snyder - Vietnam Veteran
  Pittman/ Meatloaf, potatoes, green beans

Garden Workday April 26


Spring is just around the corner! We hope that this will be the last corner!

With the cold weather we have lost our time slot for our early planting this year so we will try to plant our summer crops the last of April. We will also put in a water line to the garden to help our workers who have been so good to water the garden.

We will tentatively plan a workday Saturday, April 26 to plant and install the water line. So hopefully we will have a large turnout to help.

Lent Prayer Vigil

March 1, 2017 - 12:00 Noon to 12:00 Midnight

This year the Lenten Season finds us confused and heartbroken, reflective of the brokenness of our world. War and the threat of nuclear war loom ever larger. Issues of immigration, racism, homophobia and Islamophobia threaten our understanding of neighbor. Health care, living wages, fair trade, abuse of our environment-threatening clean air and water for all, as well as well as a polarized political system leave us feeling unsure of our future. How can we address such insurmountable concerns? God’s power is only a prayer away giving us courage and energy to work for God's justice in the days ahead.

The Mission Outreach Committee invites all to enter this season of Lent with a prayer vigil. From 12:00 noon March 1 to 12:00 midnight the WBPC sanctuary will be open for anyone to lift their prayers for our broken world. We encourage church members and neighbors to join us in prayer. We would like to ask you to use this link to sign up for a 30-minute prayer slot. Sign up is not necessary, but our goal is to have 12 hours of continuous prayer.

2 Corinthians 10:4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
Ephesians 6:18 …pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.

Pictorial Directory


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Make our Directory Complete

Portraits taken October 3, 4, and 5

Sign up now to schedule your portrait.   Help Western Boulevard have a complete Directory.  Please click on the Portrait Sign-up above to select the best time for your family.  Each family that has a picture taken will receive a  8 x10 photograph and a directory.  WBPC has many new members and the directory is invaluable in helping people get to know each other.


Anne Mackie will  lead Earth Care Study

Eight weeks  -June 5 - July 31 (skipping July 3)

3:30 -5:00 pm - Church Library

The Social Justice Forum will hear Anne Mackie lead a study on earth care in June and July.  The group will study the book Sustaining all Life: An In-depth Examination. The books will cost $3.00 each.
Anne is a member of Good Shepherd UCC of Cary and coordinates their community garden. She is a peace activist and a woman’s activist and a member of League of Women Voters.  Anne has been very involved in this area for many years and has led many groups.

Members and visitors are invited to attend as many of these sessions as possible and learn how we can care for our earth.

Admin Assist Position

Adminstrative Assistant needed at WBPC

Position available August 1, 2015

Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Position Description for Administrative Assistant

Position Qualifications:
• High School diploma with strong people, computer, and organizational skills
• Knowledge of Word and Microsoft Publisher
• Knowledge of Automated Church Software (ACS) helpful – windows version – people and financial modules

Hours: 9AM-1PM Monday through Friday. 20 hours per week (schedule negotiable). Additional seasonal hours scheduled as needed to complete assigned tasks.

Accountability: The Church Pastor

1. Answer telephone and relay messages taken for the church staff. Produce reports, promotional materials, and correspondence as required. Respond to email requests from members, staff, and outside groups. Open and disburse mail to proper persons/committees. Respond to requests to assist and support the pastor. Attend staff meetings. Tend to building maintenance issues. Assist preschool with office needs.
2. Gather information, edit articles, and produce weekly bulletin, large print bulletins, announcement (Update) page, and special bulletins when needed for Sunday morning worship, special worship services, and funeral services. Produce Updates for afternoon worship. Send weekly email update to congregation. Email weekly Update page to afternoon worship leaders. Oversee volunteer preparation of children’s bulletin and activity sheet to home-bound members each week.
3. Gather information, edit articles, and produce monthly newsletter. Post newsletter to website. Prepare newsletter for mailing.
4. Interface with bookkeeper.
5. Maintain master church calendar of all meetings, events, staff vacations and study leaves. Schedule use of church facilities by the scouts, church members, and outside groups.
6. Be aware of office supply stock and anticipate needs, including paper and copier supplies, and order/purchase ahead of time. Schedule maintenance/repair of office equipment.
7. Maintain church database. Follow new member policies and procedures.
8. Oversee volunteer posting of weekly worship attendance from Friendship Pad sheets, maintaining visitor list, preparing letters to visitors, and tracking WNL reservations and prepare list and name tags.
9. Assist the Stewardship Committee with annual preparation of mailings and offering
envelopes for distribution. Oversee Time Talent input into computer.
10. Miscellaneous (things out of the ordinary that come up from time to time). Building issues, technical issues, special program and event support, etc.

Please submit inquires and resume to Phil Westerman, or Betty Connette,

Mission Trips – 2015

Haiti Bound: June 18 – 26 Adult Mission Trip

Because of weather, the Haiti team was delayed in returning to WBPC.  They all returned home Saturday June 27.  They were thankful that they had succeeded in establishing a playground, leading a music and art camp and doing work on the orphanage in Haiti.

Haiti group left this morning , June 18, and  departed from Miami ,Fl airport around noon today.  They are carrying 48 bags of bath supplies, art supplies, playground supplies and kitchen supplies.  Each bag weighs 50 pounds.

Twenty-four faithful disciples have joined together from Raleigh, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Graham, Winston Salem, Kernersville, Oxford and Dortches /Pinetops to journey to the Yahve Jire Children’s Foundation in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti.
We are privileged to be making the sixth trip to work on the orphanage compound.
This year we will continue building relationships; loving the children; providing a Summer Art Camp with music, dance and crafts; taking a field trip to the National Museum in the capital city; preparing a new home for the children of YJCF by finishing work on the kitchen, building supply shelves and tables; building the first playground in the village; touring the iron works art village; feeding the    
children of Hope Village; and worshiping together. All this and more
we know is only made possible through God’s mighty hand.

New Jersey Bound: June 20-27 Youth Mission Trip

The youth returned from New Jersey on June 27.  The trip home was difficult because it rained most of the way but the youth were pleased with all they accomplished.

The Youth are looking forward to their mission trip and to re-build homes in the Bayville, NJ area. Our trip is June 20-27. It’s hard to believe that work is still ongoing from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.  Ten youth and four adults are on their way to New Jersey.


Missionary to speak

Sarah Junkin Woodard Visiting WBPC  Sunday March 15

 WBPC has supported Sarah in her missionary work with the Center for Development in Central America (CDCA) for many years. She is like family to us and we always look forward to her annual visit. Join us in the fellowship hall at noon for a light lunch and a presentation by Sarah. As always, Sarah will bring beautiful hand-made goods from Nicaragua that will be sold to support the great ministry of CDCA.

Jazz Vespers -Feb 22

Songs of Yahve Jire - 5:00 pm Sunday February 22, 2015

The evening service on February 22 will be a special event called Songs of Yahve Jire.  The service will feature music by Van Anthony Hall and others as well as liturgical dance.  A love offering will be taken to help with the Summer Art Camp that is planned for children in Haiti in June.  This special camp will feature both music and art.  Make plans to attend this very special program and help support the Art Camp in Haiti.

Holy Land Speakers Feb 22, Mar 1

  Voices from the Holy Land – Feb 22, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Joyce Cassel from the American Friends Service Committee and Nawal Musleh, a Palestinian American and Middle East Program Fellow will speak and share information about the detention of Palestinian children by Israeli military. The meeting will be held in the parlor of the Fellowship hall from 3:00 till 5:00 pm.

Voices from the Holy Land - March 1, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Dr. Burhan Ghanayem who was born in occupied Palestine will speak at 4:00 in room 212.  He will share his personal story "Palestine Dismantled: The Personal Experience of an American and his Family in Palestine."

These speakers will enlighten us about things that are rarely covered in the media in this country.  Everyone is invited. Invite neighbors and friends to attend and learn something more about what is happening in Israel today.