Announcements from Sunday Bulletin (Sunday Nov 19)
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:
Tuesday off Wednesday off Thursday closed Friday closed Other times by appointment. Call the church office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Concerns and Praises
- Prayers for Shirley Beaulieu as she continues to recover at home.
WPC Financial Report: January 1 through October 31st, 2017 2017 WPC Annual Income Budget: $340,000 Projected Offerings, per the Budget, as of the end of October: $ 283,333 Total Offerings collected as of the end of October: $ 246,884
JUST A REMINDER
Because of the wonderful amount of contributions from this congregation and to accommodate the overflow, the LAZARUS HOUSE BINS have been moved to the PARISH HALL in the far left corner. Thank you to all who donate!
Job Description - Show Up and Enjoy!
As a congregation, we are blessed with many young children and with a Sunday school program staffed by gifted and loving teachers. We also take seriously our responsibility to keep children safe when they are in our care. Like most organizations, WPC has a policy and procedures in place for that very reason, and part of that policy requires at least two adults in every classroom. Looking ahead at your 2018 calendar, would you please commit to one or two Sundays when you can be in a classroom? You will not have to prepare or teach anything - just show up and be present with the children! The bonus: you'll be surprised at how much you enjoy that time!! There are also some opportunities still available for 2017. Check out the sign-up table after worship today!
The committee revised the MIF and are preparing to send it to Session for their review. We pray for the process.
23rd WINDHAM TURKEY TROT - FAMILY FRIENDLY - THANKSGIVING 9:00 AM - ALL WEATHER
Join us at the Turkey Trot to benefit The Shepherd's Pantry & Windham Helping Hands. 3 & 5 mile courses that you can run, walk, or roll (bikes, strollers, wagons, wheelchairs etc.) - 70 Blossom Road Windham. Entry is a monetary donation of your choice; 100% goes to charity. Long sleeved T-shirts are available for a minimum donation of $20 per shirt. To date the Turkey Trot has donated over $217,000 to the charities. Info & Registration: www.windhamturkeytrot.org … Questions? WindhamTurkeyTrot@gmail.com?
LAZARUS HOUSE WINTER COAT DRIVE FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER
Winter is approaching 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 in the church parish hall (new location) throughout the month of November.
Welcome Gilbert Kubwimana!
On Sunday, November 26, Gilbert Kubwimana will worship with us at our 9:30 AM service. He will share his testimony of the good works accomplished in Rwanda over the past 10 years through the support of WPC as well as news of the ministry he is beginning in Rwanda, Love With Actions (LWA).
WPC became acquainted with Gilbert in 2006. He has assisted our missions teams with logistics such as transportation, accommodations, and translation services since 2007. A genocide orphan at age 15, Gilbert has worked and gone to school evenings to earn his HS diploma, college degree, and MBA. His thesis was on the Value of Rural Women to the Rwandan Economy. He is a young leader in his Anglican Church. He has considerable management experience working as the country director for Rwanda Basket Company and Songa Designs. He has a wonderful family: wife Esther, children Blessing (9) Shalom (8) and Shammah (2).
Touched by the plight of poor children with disabilities in Rwanda, Gilbert and Esther were moved to found LWA. LWA is a Rwandan non-profit organization that teaches the gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of love while advocating for poor children with disabilities and helping them and their families achieve better opportunities. LWA’s goal is to bring these children out of the shadows of rejection, shame, and neglect and into the light and nurture of God’s love. As a result, the community will better understand the value of these children in society.
LWA also helps mothers of these children learn vocational skills so that they can support their families. Gilbert will have some of their hand-crafted items such as baskets and scarves for sale after the service. He will also be pleased to answer any questions.
If you are interested in learning more about LWA, please contact Bonnie Eckerman (email@example.com or 603-275-9124) or Susan Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-767-4802).
HANGING OF THE GREENS
Mark your calendars! Our annual decorating of the church for Christmas will take place on Saturday, November 25 at 5:30PM. We will begin with a pizza dinner in the fellowship hall. Donations will be accepted for the pizza. If you would like to bring a salad or dessert, feel free but this is not required. We will have a short fellowship during our meal, followed by decorating the sanctuary and fellowship hall for the Christmas season. The first Sunday of Advent begins the next day. Please plan to join us for this opportunity to share food and fellowship and prepare our hearts for the arrival of our Lord! This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to take time out of our busy schedules and focus on what is really important in this holiday season. Everyone is welcome and you can always bring your friends.
Save the Date for Spaghetti!!
On December 2nd at 4:30 after the tree lighting, we will be opening our doors for our annual Spaghetti Dinner and Open House. The church and Windham community, friends and family are all invited! Volunteers needed to be WPC Ambassadors to mingle with our guests. Please be on the look out for the Sign up Genius for dinner items and other volunteer help needed. Any questions, please see Debbe Mackenzie 560-1842.