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 John's Office Hours
Typically, Pastor John is in the office from 9-4pm Tuesday through Thursday. If you would like to meet with him, please call the church office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Concerns and Praises
- Thankfulness for all the loving concern and prayer for Barbara Johnson. The surgery is scheduled for December 12th at Mass general. She requests prayer for a successful surgery and restoration.
- Please continue to pray for Glenn Fuller's cousin Anthony. Let’s all send him cards and notes of love! His address is: Anthony Debonis 7 Railroad Avenue Derry, NH 03038
- Prayers for Greg Mitchell's brother, Bruce who's cancer has returned. He is undergoing chemotherapy, but has been told it is medically incurable. Please pray for a miraculous healing for Bruce.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
5:00pm Young Children & Family Service 6:30pm Contemporary Service 8:00pm Traditional with communion
WPC Financial Report: January 1 through November 30th, 2018 2018 WPC Annual Income Budget: $308,525 Projected Offerings, per the Budget, as of the end of November: $282,815 Total Offerings collected as of the end of November: $253,507
News from Children’s Ministry
Thank you to our Sunday School 2nd Adult Helper volunteers:
Elizabeth Bowman Karen Kasper Marianne Watson
Teaching God’s Children is one of the most important tasks He can bestow upon us.
Flowers for the Sanctuary for 2019
Every Sunday we have two beautiful flower bouquets on our altar, many of which are sponsored by WPC members and friends. If you are interested in being a sponsor, there is a new signup sheet in the foyer for 2019. The cost for two bouquets is $20.00. If the date you wish has already been chosen, you may still sign up for that date and have a basket, which is $30.00.
You will receive a form to fill out approximately 3 weeks before your chosen date, where you will be able to fill in how you would like your dedication to be printed in the bulletin. Please consider checking out the signup sheet in the foyer to help support this ministry. Thank you, the Deacons
Christmas Play Season is here!
It is that fantastic time of year when we get started on the Christmas play! This year we are presenting “The Fourth Wise Man,” the less told story of the wise man who tries to reach Bethlehem in time for Jesus’ birth but is delayed by emergencies along the way. The WPC Players will present “The Fourth Wise Man” on Sunday, December 16th, at 4:30 pm. The play will be followed by our lively Christmas party for actors, families and viewers. Practices will be on Sundays at 11:00 am. There will be a dress rehearsal on Friday, December 14th at 4:00 pm.
Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of year again!
On Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30pm the Ladies Benevolent Society will be meeting for an evening of fellowship service and fun. Please join us as we fill the Christmas Cheer bags, sign Christmas cards, have a Yankee Swap and maybe sing a carol or two! This year we have 15 bags to fill, two of which are for diabetics. We always enjoy desserts and munchies as well. Why don’t you plan to join us?
What to bring: Something for the bags Yankee Swap gift Dessert or munchies to share
Any questions? Call Mary at 898-5237
LAZARUS HOUSE WINTER COAT DRIVE FROM NOW THROUGH THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
Winter is here with cold weather reminding us to get out our winter coats, hats and gloves. Imagine what it would be like to not have those things to keep us warm.
Some of the folks who visit LAZARUS HOUSE don’t have to imagine it because they truly do not have coats and hats to keep them warm. WE CAN HELP!
WPC will be collecting new or gently used WINTER COATS, HATS AND GLOVES for MEN, WOMEN and ESPECIALLY CHILDREN
Please drop them off in the black Lazarus House bins from now throughout the month of December.
CHRISTMAS EVE OFFERING
Every year the Christmas Eve offering is given to a need identified by the missions committee. This year the offering will support a US charity and a world need.
Half of our offering will go to
DR. DICK HARDING CHARITY FUND FOR NEPAL
Dr. Harding was a Presbyterian missionary to Nepal for many years. WPC supported him and his wife for a large number of those years until his retirement. He never forgot the Nepali people he grew to love so much and therefore he created this Charity Fund to provide assistance through Nepali Christian organizations to the forgotten and poorest of Nepal. 100% of the funds goes directly to those in need.
The other half of our offering will go to support
THE BELIEVERS’ MEETING OF SALEM, NH
For 15 years the O’Leary family in conjunction with The Believers’ Meeting have welcomed those who are broken, addicted and/or homeless into their modest home, providing shelter to over 100 men, women and children. Taken in as strangers they soon become part of the family and the O’Leary’s, using the idea of “family” and “faith”, work to teach them new and healthy ways to begin to work on their personal life goals, believing EVERY LIFE MATTERS!
Our in-kind gifts this year will be for
RESIDENTS OF FAMILY PROMISE AT ANNE-MARIE HOUSE IN HUDSON
Through safe housing and education, Family Promise guides families as they rise from homelessness to sustainable independence. Their goal is to equip families while they are residents at Anne-Marie House with skills they need to achieve stable lifestyles that include secure housing, careers, and reliable transportation. To help them continue to serve and nurture these families, we are asking you to choose one, or more, of the items below to bring on Christmas Eve and place in the box as you enter the sanctuary. You may also bring in your items early and leave them in the office, if you are unable to come to one of the Christmas Eve services.
THEIR WISH LIST: TIDE LAUNDRY PODS DIAPERS PAPER TOWELS TOILET PAPER NAPKINS PERSONAL PRODUCTS CLEANING PRODUCTS
Blessings and thank you to all from the Missions Committee!