Announcements from Sunday Bulletin (Sunday Jul 23)
Windham Presbyterian Church is a member of the Fellowship of Presbyterians. Each week one of the value statements of the Fellowship is published in our bulletin. This week:
Leadership Velocity: We believe the work of identifying and developing gospel-centered leaders is critical for the church, and a great leadership culture is risk-taking, innovative, and organic.
Office Hours for WPC
The church office will be open Tue. - Thur. 9 am - 2 pm
Pastor Dallas' Office Hours:
Pastor Dallas will be visiting her parents in Pittsburgh on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please pray for her parents’ health and for her safe travel. Thursday 10am - 2pm Friday day of rest
Other times by appointment. Call the church office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Concerns and Praises
- Continued prayers for Shirley Beaulieu as she recovers from successful hip surgery (put a pin in) she had. Please pray for a speedy recovery for her.
- Continued prayers for Nicole Goudreau Green (daughter of John & Anne) for complete recovery on her recent surgery and a clear pathology report.
- Prayers for Sandee Hebsch’s quick recovery after her successful hip surgery.
Weekly Prayer Meeting
Wednesday Nights at 7:00 pm in the church sanctuary. Join us to pray for our nation, the world, WPC, community, families, individuals, and neighbors.
WPC Financial Report: January 1 through June 30th, 2017 2017 WPC Annual Income Budget: $340,000 Projected Offerings, per the Budget, as of the end of June: $ 170,000 Total Offerings collected as of the end of June: $ 135,778
We discussed equal employment opportunities and their implications in searching for the Pastor. Please pray for us. Thank you
Single Service Exploration
The Session and Worship Committee continue to discuss the possibility of a single worship service to begin in the fall and remain in place throughout this time of transition. The goal would be to provide unity as we begin to move forward. No final decisions have been made at this time. We gained valuable insights from those who participated in our Worship Workshop. Notes from that meeting are available in the office and outside the sanctuary. Two key questions from that workshop center on the style of worship music and Sunday school opportunities. The worship teams have been working this summer to explore a blended worship service. If we move to a single service, this type of blended service is most likely the musical style we would use. The team would like feedback from the congregation on our current summer Sunday services and any further input on the potential of a continued single service. As a decision is needed soon, we want to provide every opportunity for everyone to provide input. There will be two focus group sessions to gather this information. We hope that you will take time to attend one of these groups. You may also provide input directly to the worship committee at email@example.com Focus Groups * July 28th 7:00 p.m. * July 30th 10:30 a.m.
New member's class
If you are interested in learning about membership at Windham Presbyterian Church, please know that Pastor Dallas will be offering a class about the meaning of membership and what it means to be Presbyterian. It will immediately follow worship on Sunday, August 20th. Please let her know of your interest by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WPC Hosting Two Windham 275th Anniversary Events in August
The Windham 275th Anniversary is being celebrated this August with a week of special activities. We will be hosting two events at WPC! Please join us to make these events spectacular for the community!
Saturday, August 12: Ham & Bean Supper We’ll be hosting a good ol’ fashioned church supper featuring ham and beans. During the event we’ll have games and activities from days of yore that kids (and kids at heart) can try out such as Hoop & Stick.
Sunday, August 13: Historic-Style Worship Service Let’s worship like it’s 1742! Pastor Dallas will lead a Presbyterian worship service with references to the type of service one may have heard in Windham 275 years ago. Period costume is optional!
If you’d like to help out with either of these events, please contact Pastor Dallas at 603-432-2150 or email@example.com
There will also be an online sign up sheet for the events emailed out in the near future. If you’re new or you don’t receive church-wide emails, please send Louise your email address for inclusion on our mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ham & Bean Supper
We are blessed to be hosting the Ham & Bean Supper as part of Windham's 275th Anniversary on Saturday August 12th. This is a great opportunity to celebrate with the town and have them meet Pastor Dallas! The Letizio family has graciously donated the food. We have three roles as host: 1) help sell tickets at 275th events; 2) prep & serve; 3) clean up. Watch for a Signup Genius soon! Louise has volunteered to sell tickets from the office during her hours. Tickets will be $7 per adult, $5 for seniors and children, and $25 per family. There will two sittings, 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm. Proceeds will benefit Windham Helping Hands. Questions contact Kristi St. Laurent 845-9174 or email@example.com.