Wednesday Night Live- A 25+ year tradition
This program consists of two segments. The fall segment is a 10 week long program starting after Labor Day and the winter segment runs from January through March. Both segments include a catered meal, pot luck or a meal cooked by our members. Programming is varied to include Bible studies, current events, outside speakers and puppet show or other entertainment events. A special feature is a chili cook off in winter. Nursery care is available. Children's program is also included.
The 50+ crowd meets for fellowship, meals, programs, trips and outings. The group meets for lunch every third Friday. Check calendar for specific meeting place and time. Special events will be highlighted in the Upcoming Events box.
Men of the Church
This group comes together to help in a variety of ways, including cooking breakfast the second Sunday of eacg month from September through May. The men pull together when needed to help in a variety of projects including Day at the Lake, Loyalty Night, Fall Fun Afternoon. Our version of cooking is never dull and will always get your attention.
The Fellowship Committee welcomes anyone interested in a variety of fellowship activities. Various social events scheduled throughout the year include Day at the Lake and Wednesday Night Live.
August 16th 2009– 60th Anniversary of WBPC
Over 250 members and old friends joined together on Sunday August 16, 2009 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the church. The worship service included words from current pastor Betty Connette, first pastor of the church Bob Bluford and charter member Brady Jefcoat. Historical pictures and items were on display. The potluck meal after the worship service in the Fellowship Hall (with provided fried chicken) was enjoyed by many of the 250 plus attendees. Special events included a birthday celebration of our 90+ members. The following 90+ members and guests were recognized: Hazel Raynor, Willagene Minnis, Brady Jefcoat and Bob Bluford. The church also recognized our cornerstone members --those members who belonged before the church moved to its current location. Cornerstone members Peggy Stevens, Ronnie Pittman and Joyce Barbour made brief remarks at the dinner. In addition to current staff, interim ministers Richard Nystrom and David Garrison were present as well as Yvonne Byers wife of long time minister Ed Byers.
October 4th – 2009 Concert on the Lawn
This annual event is a way to bring people together and help support the Avent West Community helping support Kids Café, enriching the lives of kids that need help in education fundamentals. Over 300 people attended the event and enjoyed hearing The Taylors sing and the Paco Band play. Attendees also enjoyed the BBQ chicken meal. Young people enjoyed games on the lawn and in the play ground.
At 4:00 pm - The Taylors- a mixed gospel quartet sang. This quartet recently won first place in the National Quartet Convention. For more information see thetaylors
At 5:15 pm - The Paco Band - a high energy flamenco jazz ensemble entertained. For more information see pacoband.htm
Dinner for 8
Each year there will be a sign-up for our version of WBPC dinner club. This Fellowship event has been on-going for six or more years. Dinner for 8 brings members together in a informal setting and allows them to get to know each other over dinner. The groups are designed to combine singles, couples of all ages. Our staff has the knack of getting the right mix for a great time of fellowship.
Fun time at Day at Lake with your church family!
In 2012 the Day at the Lake event was held June 16 at Falls Lake, Sandling Beach, picnic shelter #4.
Betty led the group in some fun mixers. Thanks to Ron, Jennifer, John, Ronnie and Carolyn a wonderful meal of hamburgers, hotdogs, corn on the cob was enjoyed by all. Approximately 80 people enjoyed swimming, fishing, hiking, games, food and fellowship.