Announcements from Sunday Bulletin (Sunday Sep 24)
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:
Center-Focused Spirituality: We believe in calling people to the core of what it means to be followers of Jesus - what “Mere Christianity” is and does - and not obsess over the boundaries.
Office Hours for WPC
The church office will be open Tue. - Thur. 9 am - 2 pm
Pastor Dallas' Office Hours:
Tuesday 10am - 2pm Wednesday 10am - 2pm Thursday 10am - 2pm Friday Day of rest Other times by appointment. Call the church office or email email@example.com.
Prayer Concerns and Praises
WPC Financial Report: January 1 through August 31st, 2017 2017 WPC Annual Income Budget: $340,000 Projected Offerings, per the Budget, as of the end of August: $ 226,667 Total Offerings collected as of the end of August: $ 188,482
MOPS is in Need of Volunteers for Child Care
The mothers of the MOPS program that meets at WPC twice a month are looking for volunteers to hold babies, play with children and show the love of Christ to little ones! Volunteers are needed during meeting times two Fridays a month, September through May from 9am-11:30am. If you are interested in helping, please contact Anna Fontanes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for considering helping this Christian ministry for moms!
WPC ONE Worship Service
Starting on October 1st our Sunday worship service will be at 9:30 a.m. We will offer children's Sunday school during the worship service. Elementary age children will continue to begin the worship service with their parents, and will leave for Sunday school following the Children's Time.
As a church family, we are committed to offering our children loving instruction and worship opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment. One of the policies this church has implemented to promote a safe classroom environment is a commitment to having at least two adults in each room. The role of the second adult is not a teaching position, but rather an assistant who offers encouragement to the children and an extra set of hands to the teacher. The remaining Sundays when we need assistance in the nursery and Children’s church are September 17 and September 24th. As of Oct.1st we will need assistants in the nursery and the four classrooms. There is a sign-up sheet outside of the nursery that runs through Dec.2017. There will be a Signup Genius email sent out soon to cover the Sunday School classes. Please prayerfully consider providing care to our nursery children as well as our Sunday School children. To help please contact Christy Donahue at email@example.com or Karen Golec at kmgwpc.@gmail.com.
We considered other ways to publicize our MIF this week. Thank you for your prayers.
Women's Bible Studies for the Fall of 2017
Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to noon, join us in the ADT room for our study of “The Ten Commandments”. Babysitting is provided. Please contact Mern Ebinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 521-2019 to for information.
Barbara Johnson continues her Women’s Bible Study this fall on Tuesdays from 10:00am to noon in the library, a study of Nehemiah, called “Rebuilding the Real You” by Jack Hayford. All women are welcome!
New Men’s Bible Study
Men – Do you a favorite sports team? Are you an avid fan? Maybe you have a hobby or pastime that you devote a lot of time and study to. Well what about Jesus? Are you a fan of Jesus? Jesus doesn’t desire us as fans. That’s right, he wants devoted followers – disciples. Beginning Tuesday evening at 7:30 in the Youth Room the men’s discussion group will begin a six week DVD study about how we can grow in our responsibility as disciples of Christ. "Not a Fan" is cinematic look at the life of a husband, father, son and friend who faces a life challenge. Through it, Pastor Kyle Idleman will challenge us and help us to move from being a fan toward being a dedicated follower of Jesus. Join us.
Help Victims Now
We are overwhelmed by the devastation caused by recent natural disasters---Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, earthquake in Mexico, flooding in Asia, and the list goes on and on. People need our prayers and our material support as well. The following Christian organizations, among others, are on the ground providing relief. You may donate at their websites and obtain additional information regarding the specifics of where they are serving as well. Recovery will take years.
Hope Force International hopeforce.org Samaritan's Purse samaritanspurse.org World Vision worldvision.org Salvation Army salvationarmyusa.org Compassion International compassion.com
Follow "God's Stubby Little Pencils" In Rwanda
Our Rwanda Missions Team, "God's Stubby Little Pencils", leaves for Rwanda this Friday morning, September 15. We arrive in Kigali Saturday night, around noon WPC-time. We will post a blog with pictures and events so you can follow us, access below. How to Read the Blog for Viewers: 1. Open Internet Explorer (i.e. Safari or Chrome) 2. In the search bar type in “pilgrimsinrwanda.blogspot.com" 3. From there you can access the posted blogs. We return Sunday night, October 1. We will, of course, bring back pictures, news, and stories from our trip. We appreciate your prayers, especially for the divine appointments God has arranged for us. We are excited to see what God has in mind!
Children’s Ministry Director Position
Windham Presbyterian Church is seeking a part-time Children’s Ministry (CM) Director (15 hours/week) to lead our efforts to partner with families in discipling children from birth through 5th grade for significant lives in Christ. Reporting to our Pastor and working with our CM Committee, the CM Director will develop an effective children’s ministry including nursery care, children’s church, and Sunday school. Responsibilities include evaluating curriculum, recruiting and training teachers, leading special events such as vacation Bible School, and promoting CM through newsletters, church website, and social media. Interested candidates should send their resume to Karen Golec @ email@example.com
Prayers for Asia
Due to unusually heavy monsoon rains, there has been severe flooding in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh, affecting 41 million people. It is estimated that fully one third of Bangladesh was under water, with 700,000 homes damaged or destroyed. In Nepal, 90,000 mud brick homes belonging to subsistence farmers were destroyed. At least 1,200 people died, crops were destroyed, and infrastructure was damaged. Pray for the people suffering there. Donations can be sent to Samaritan’s Purse. Marjorie Burdette (on behalf of Session)
Please mark the date
Saturday, September 30th, will be a night of theater and dessert here at WPC at 7pm. "Danny, King of the Basement" is a play about a 10-year-old boy who deals with the challenges of poverty and homelessness. The humor and friendship that bring him and his friends together show an uplifting path forward for all of us. The play is about an hour long, and is presented by youth and adults from around church and from around town. Following the play, we will head downstairs for tasty treats, coffee and conversation about timely characters and issues. See you there!
The trustees have a person interested in the used Bass guitar that the church currently owns but does not use. It is a 1990 Ibanez GSR 200 standard scale 4 string bass. It has had very little use and is in very good condition. A soft case is included. If anyone else has an interest, please let one of the Trustees know by Oct 1.
FALL Workday SATURDAY Oct. 14TH
The Trustees have scheduled the fall workday for Saturday, October 14th from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Please come by for as short or long of a time as you can to help with the small or larger projects we have on the list.
If you are unable to come Saturday, and would still like to help, listed below are several items we have on the To-Do list. We are very thankful for any and all help in maintaining our church buildings and property.
OUTSIDE Leaf blow yard and parking lot Stake parking lot for plowing markers in parking lot area Put away hoses Winterize outside faucets Clean out shed - Bring old grills etc to Transfer Station Check and clean storm drains/culverts Clean gutters around church Clean doorway entrances – cobwebs, dirt etc. Set up sand/salt buckets Remove broken basketball backboard Trim bushes for better visibility to exiting onto streets
INSIDE Set thermostat programming & check/replace batteries in all rooms Remove window screens and store away Clean all Fridge and Freezer drip trays Vacuum Fridge condensers Replace any burnt out light bulbs inside Wash sanctuary/library windows Wash classroom windows inside Wash classroom windows outside Wash sanctuary window sills Lower storm windows in Sanctuary Unique Tasks: Clean furnace filters in the attic, clean ceilings Switch primary circulating pump in furnace room Helpful tools to bring for the day leaf blower work gloves broom step stool window cleaner rags