Sanctuary Piano Fund

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Be a part of the 2016/2017 Grand Piano campaign to put a fine instrument in our sanctuary!

Click HERE for a donation form. Gifts can be given in the form of a one time donation, monthly installments, and keys on the piano can be given in memory or honor of loved ones.

The total amount raised as of May 1st is $25,679 – 51  keys. Keep checking back in the weeks to come for updated totals. Your donation is needed and appreciated. Donation forms can also be found in the bulletin today and at the narthex display; also, check the church office.

Lenten Bible Study

March 2 - 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We go our own way until we hurt. Then in shock and confusion we ask, What happened? With guilt, we wonder, Where did we go wrong? We want to blame others. But confronted by the outcomes of our actions, we ask, Where can we turn for relief?

Join us for an insightful four-week Bible study from Disciple, "Remember Who You Are”, focusing on the Prophets and Letters from Paul. Classes will be from 7:00 pm till 8:00 pm on Thursdays (March 2, 9, 16 and 23), facilitated by Bruce Grady. We will gather in the church Parlor.
 

Serving in the City

HAVE YOU EVER…

Have you ever thought about a Mission Trip experience? Mission Outreach has planned a local Mission Trip experience for August 1-4.
It is planned for ages 4-94 or in other words the young at heart. Those younger than 7th grade must be accompanied by an adult who is able to supervise them.

We will be involved in a variety of service to our community. We will deliver Meals on Wheels, do cleaning for WIHN, help with tasks at the Interfaith Food Shuttle Farm, and entertain senior citizens at a low income housing complex.

Please register soon. The cost is a minimal $1 a day with a family maximum of $3. For your financial investment you will receive a brown bag lunch daily and an early evening dinner. The return on investment of the gift of your time will be PRICELESS!

See below for a registration form.



 

Serving in the City
Mission Day Trip Experience
August 1-4, 2016
Registration Form

Name(s) of participants and ages of those under 14 and best phone # for contact

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Please list any food allergies. The brown bag lunches are planned as are dinners. Sleeping accommodations are in your own comfy beds at home.

Not able to serve every day, please indicate days you will participate.

Will serve all four days or will serve days circled: MON. TUES. WED. THURS.

Fees $1 per person per day with family maximum of $3 daily with Scholarships available


 

Sunday School Classes

Morning Sunday School Classes:
 
Word/Share/Prayer
Word/Share/Prayer is offered each Sunday morning in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30 a.m.  Please come, share a cup of coffee, and participate in this young adult led class.
 
Nursery - meets in room 201 and 202.  Paid staff along with volunteers create a nuturing and Christ-centered experience.  Nursery is open during Sunday School and both worship services
 
Pre-School - Kindergarten:  meet in room 207 and use  the Workshop Rotation Curriculum. Leaders: April Goodman, Beth Milchuck, Carol Parker, Jenny Fleming, Barbara Tierney.  

First  – 2nd grade    meet together in room 209. They will be using the Workshop Rotation Curriculum – a dynamic educational approach that explores Bible stories through multiple intelligences. Each Bible story will be approached through art, science, creative drama, music, and cooking!  Teachers specializing in each discipline will rotate through the weeks, along with “shepherds” to guide the children. Leaders: Elizabeth Allen, Jane Whitehurst, Janis Guzzo, Judy Shelton, Sandy Irving, Suzanne Smith, Janet Cherry. Barbara Tierney - coordinator.

 Grades 3, 4, 5:  Long-time member and teacher Yevonne Brannon leads this group in Room 100.  The class will focus on Old and New Testament stories; learning the books of the Bible and Bible verses. They practice the Kyrie, Doxology, Lord’s Prayer, Gloria Patri, and Apostle’s Creed, allowing them to participate fully in worship.

Youth: Grades 6-12 meet in Room 106. We will be using the Faith Questions Study entitled  Understanding the Bible in a discussion-based exploration of issues faced by today's teens. Blythe Clifford and Mac Winslow lead this group.

Parlor Class: Church parlor. This class  for adults focuses on Bible scripture using the Uniform Lesson Series The Present Word.  The overall topic for fall 2015 is "The Christian Community Comes Alive" and  uses the book of Acts.  Leaders are Keith Cassel, Ruth Craven, Jack Gebbie, and Christine Thomson.  All ages welcome.

Forum Class:  Room 101.  This discussion-based class is for adults who enjoy lively interchanges on a broad range of topics from current events to selected Bible passages.  Harris Cummings and others teach this class.  This fall the class will look at scripture related to the sacraments.  Juliann updates members on current topics and other issue regarding the class. All adults are welcome

Sunday Afternoon Classes:

Social Justice Forum:  This group meets in the Library at 3:30 for an action period with study beginning at 4:00.  This group welcomes youth and adults of all ages. Joette Steger and Sandy Irving lead this group with other volunteers.  Topics vary throughout the year.

Youth Sunday School: Grades 6-12 meet in Room 106 at 4:00 pm and use the PCUSA curricula Feasting on the Word, designed to address the questions and concerns of this age group through discussion and reflection.  Holly Webster leads this group.

 Youth Fellowship: Youth in grades 6-12 meet each Sunday evening 6:30 - 8:00 for a shared meal, study and activities designed to enhance their recognition of and understanding of God's work in their lives and their work in the lives of others.  Tama Eller is  the youth director.

 

Blood Drive

3rd Annual Blood Drive in Honor of Three Winners


Sign up now to donate blood at Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church on February 11 between 10 am & 2 pm.


This Blood Drive is jointly sponsored by the Muslim American Society and our Church.  This is an important partnership as we seek to be a people of Faith. Friends and neighbors are encouraged to donate. Click on http://www2.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=threewinners to register. Questions? Call Becky Burmester at 919-395-1373.