WPC Connection for 11/30/18— Weekly Happenings at Westminster
WPC Connection for 11/30/18— Weekly Happenings at Westminster
Weekly Happenings
November 30, 2018
Service for the Lord’s Day
December 2, 2018
First Sunday of Advent


Jeremiah 33:14–16; Psalm 25;Luke 21:25–36


Sermon

“The Wake Up Call”
Barbara Brown Taylor preaching
The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake assisting

Anthems:
8:30 am Laudate Youth Choir

Offertory
People, Look East! 
- French Carol/arr. Mitchell
Communion
O Savior, Rend the Heavens Wide
- German Chorale/arr. Miller

11:00 am Westminster Choir

Offertory
There is a Longing in our Hearts 
- Quigly
Communion
The Truth Sent from Above
- R. Vaughan Williams

Hymns
:
83  Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
357  The Days Are Surely Coming

This Weekend

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MISSIONARY NEDSON ZULU

A memorial service for our beloved Mozambique mission partner, Rev. Nedson Zulu will be held this Saturday, December 1, at 10:30 am in Westminster's Sanctuary. A reception will follow in Goodpasture Hall.  

Nedson served as project coordinator of the holistic evangelism program in Tete Province, Mozambique. Nedson and his sister-in-law Sebber Banda, a public health nurse, have been our partners in ministry for many years and have visited Westminster several times. They were just here in early October. Please remember Nedson’s wife Sarah, their six children and four grandchildren and Sebber and her son and daughter in your prayers.
A fund to assist with family expenses has been established at The Outreach Foundation, and non-deductible gifts may be sent for the "Nedson Zulu Family Fund” to The Outreach Foundation, 381 Riverside Drive, Suite 110, Franklin, TN 37064. Any gifts received in excess of the funeral-related costs will be used to address other needs of Nedson’s family.

CONNECTIONS CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

This Saturday  •  Sugartree Clubhouse  •  Wine, dinner, friends

BARBARA BROWN TAYLOR GUEST PREACHING

This Sunday at 8:30 am & 11:00 am
Barbara Brown Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Her books include Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, and Learning to Walk in the Dark. Learn more at BarbaraBrownTaylor.com.
Stop by Parnassus Books this Saturday at 2:00 pm for a discussion and book signing of Barbara Brown Taylor's first children's book, Home By Another Way: A Christmas Story.

ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS GIFT MARKET

This Sunday  •  9:30 am–12:30 pm  •  Fellowship Hall
There will be “alternative gifts” for everyone on your list from 15 agencies. Westminster’s Alternative Christmas Gift Market is a marketplace where people can enjoy a special kind of Christmas shopping and discover the joy of giving gifts that spread hope and the good news of Jesus’ birth. We will continue selling gifts in the Parlor on December 9 and 16.
Browse the Brochure
Print the Shopping List

YOUTH BAKE SALE

This Sunday  •  9:00 am–12:00 pm  •  Outside Fellowship Hall
Stop by for some yummy treats and support our youth! Proceeds go toward summer trip scholarships.

FAMILY ADVENT WREATH MAKING 

This Sunday  •  9:45 am–10:45am  •  1st Floor Wilson Wing
Please bring greenery for your wreaths!
Families are invited to go together to the Alternative Christmas Gift Market and then come to make Advent wreaths to either take home for your family OR donate to be given to one of our homebound members.This is a time to shop for Christmas in some new and meaningful ways, and prepare for Advent as a family. Pre-school children will have Sunday School.
Childcare is available for babies and preschoolers in room 146.

Generous Giving



Thank you for another successful Generosity campaign! If you haven't made your 2019 pledge yet, there's still time! 👉🏼

 

Adult Education

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERINGS THIS WEEK

This Sunday  •  9:45–10:45 am

Alternative  Christmas Gift Market  •  9:30 am–12:30 pm  •  Fellowship Hall


All classes are invited to attend the 11th annual Alternative Christmas Gift Market where you will discover the joy of giving gifts that spread hope and the good news of Jesus’ birth. We will continue selling gifts in the Parlor on Sundays, December 9 and 16. 


Covenant Class - Fellowship Hall

Alternative Christmas Gift Market

Faith and Fellowship - Room 10

This new Sunday School class offers fellowship, support, Bible study, and educational opportunities for people who are “empty nesters” to “early retirees.” 
Being Presbyterian in the Bible Belt
Led by Tom Wylly and based on the book by Ted V. Foote, Jr. and P. Alex Thornburg. Stand-alone classes, so please join any time.
Save the date for our Christmas party on Sunday evening, December 16, at 6:00 pm! Invitations coming soon.

Murdoch MacLeods - Library

A discussion of the day’s lectionary texts.

Reading Christian Classics - Room 208

No class in December.


Search - 211

Brain Research and Faith
Dr. Michael Kaminski finishes up his series on what we have learned from brain research and its relationship to our faith. 


The CALLING - Goodpasture Hall

Youth Bake Sale and Alternative Christmas Gift Market

Young Couples & Families with Young Children - Overlook

This newly expanded class for parents of young children AND young couples explores various aspects of the life of faith and our belonging to something bigger than ourselves.
Learn more and sign up at the Alternative Christmas Market this Sunday, or contact Guy Griffith.

Young Adults

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OFFICE HOURS ARE BACK!

Rachel Pence, Associate Pastor for Young Adults and Young Families, will be available next Monday from 1:00–3:00 pm at Three Brothers Coffee for “office hours.” This is time that she is available to talk, hang out, and buy you a cup of coffee. Come by and take a minute to breathe!


ADVENT DEVOTIONAL

Make sure to follow @wpcyoungadults on Instagram for weekly Advent devotional posts throughout the Advent season. 

Youth

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YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

Youth Bake Sale this Sunday, 9:30 am–12:00 pm outside Fellowship Hall! Woohoo! Make sure all baked goods are delivered to our table by 9:00 am. 


YOUTH GROUP

Sunday  •  6:05 pm  •  Koinonia Youth Café (KYC)
Ugly Christmas Sweater Karaoke! Don't miss the fun!

SENIOR HIGH SMALL GROUPS

It's never too late to join. If you want more information and are interested in joining a small group, please give us a shout! We'd love for you to join us!

Sunday, December 2—
9:45 am     Sunday AM Small Group
4:30 pm     Sunday PM Small Group

Tuesday, December 4—
6:45 am     Tuesday AM Small Group
4:00 pm     Tuesday PM Small Group
7:00 pm     Tuesday Basketball Small Group

Thursday, December 6—
6:30 am     Thursday AM Small Group

LOOKING AHEAD

  • December 9 — Caroling at Park Manor
  • December 20 — Koinonia Alumni Dinner
  • February 10 — Deadline to sign up for Summer Mission Trips
    Click below to view the flyers and contact the youth staff.

Serve Others— How Can I Help?

NEEDED: DIGITAL CAMERAS FOR JOY IN LEARNING

If you can donate one or more, please bring on Sunday in the fellowship hall or bring to the church office by Monday. Contact Beth Drake with any questions.

WESTMINSTER HOME CONNECTION VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

December 14 & 15  •  7: 30 am
Two ramps in two days. Volunteers will meet at the Home Connection office for details of the project, and hot coffee and donuts. Please contact Brittany Bingman, (615-693-2153), to sign up.

DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN'S WAFFLE SHOP

Downtown Presbyterian Church's Waffle Shop, which benefits the church's ministry with homeless and urban poor is next week. Details here: https://dpchurch.com/93rd-annual-waffle-shop/

FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED

Please note that the Second Harvest Food Bank grocery cart, used to collect food donations, is now a grocery drawer, located at the information desk at the Mayfair Road entrance. Donations of canned goods, crackers, power bars, cereals and other high-protein, non-perishable food items are needed for those who come to us for assistance. Please bring your “heat and eat” contributions and drop them off on your next trip to Westminster. Thank you!

HURRICANE RELIEF

Once disaster sites open, Westminster will be sending a crew down to do hurricane relief. If you would like to make a donation to their efforts, donate to “WPC," and mark the check or envelope for “WPC Hurricane Relief.” 

Hurricane relief is also being done through the good work of our denomination's Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Checks can be made out to WPC and marked as “PDA."
Click here to learn more about Hurricane Florence disaster efforts by the PDA.

ROOM IN THE INN CONTINUES

This year we are hosting Room In The Inn downstairs in the Goodpasture area every Wednesday night from November 2018 through March 2019 to provide our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness with meals, fellowship, and a safe environment. We have many volunteer opportunities available for individuals, groups, and families, and you can sign up for as many as you would like! 


ROOM IN THE INN CLOSET NEEDS

To prepare for our first guests in November, the following items are requested:

T-Shirts - sizes L, XL, and XXL
Boxers or Boxer briefs - sizes L, XL, XXL
Black tall socks
We do not need sheets, pillows, towels, or toiletries.
Please bring these items to the bin beside the information desk at the Mayfair entrance. Thank you!

Looking Ahead

SAVE THE DATES!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
  • Advent Workshop with Lisle Gwynn Garrity
    See below for more information. 
Register for the Advent Workshop
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
  • Deadline to order poinsettia memorials and honoraria. See below.

  • Adventure Kids Stocking Stuffers
    3:00–4:00 pm  •  Room 193
    4th–6th graders will be stuffing stockings for our Room In The Inn guests.

  • Otterbein University Concert Choir Holiday Concert
    7:00 pm  •  WPC Sanctuary
    In memory of alumnus Doug MacCallum. Free and open to the public.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12
  • Changing Gears Handbells Christmas Program and Changing Gears Luncheon
    11:00 am  •  Goodpasture Hall
    Join us for this fun annual concert and sing-a-long! Click here if you would like to RSVP for lunch. The Handbells will offer an encore performance at 10:30 am on December 13 in Goodpasture Hall.
  • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

    Deadline to order poinsettia memorials and honoraria. See below.

    Adventure Kids Stocking Stuffers
    3:00–4:00 pm  •  Room 193
    4th–6th graders will be stuffing stockings for our Room In The Inn guests.

    Otterbein University Concert Choir Holiday Concert
    7:00 pm  •  WPC Sanctuary
    In memory of alumnus Doug MacCallum. Free and open to the public.

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12

    Changing Gears Handbells Christmas Program and Changing Gears Luncheon
    11:00 am  •  Goodpasture Hall
    Join us for this fun annual concert and sing-a-long! Click here if you would like to RSVP for lunch. The Handbells will offer an encore performance at 10:30 am on December 13 in Goodpasture Hall.

JOY IN LEARNING SIGN UPS FOR JANUARY-MARCH 

Information in the December 2018 Community newsletter!

Contact 
Beth Drake with questions.
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