White Memorial Presbyterian Church | March 2019
Changing Seasons and Thank you As we turn the calendar to March, we see the change of the season from winter to spring
on March 20 and with it warmer weather and the realization of new life as we see trees, bushes and flowers blooming. In February we had an initial taste of this promise of new life as temperatures warmed. March also brings us to a change of seasons in the liturgical calendar as we move into the season of Lent. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. That evening we will host friends from our neighboring churches on Oberlin Road as we gather for our annual community dinner and worship service. During worship we will share the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and the imposition of ashes. The imposition of ashes on the forehead reminds us of our humanity and of our mortality. The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting, and self-examination in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord at Easter. During the 40 days of Lent we will have mid-week worship services in the chapel. Please see the schedule in this newsletter or on the church website. On March 1st I begin a new season in my life as I retire from my position as Associate Pastor of Administration and Outreach here at White Memorial. As I make this transition, I want to say thank you! It has been a joy and privilege to serve in ministry with you. We have shared many sacred moments – times of joy and sadness – times of new life and resurrected life. I am grateful for all of your support and caring. You have nurtured me in many ways, and I am glad for the many opportunities we have had to work and worship together. Shared faith is a wonderful gift. The dinner and recognition celebration last Wednesday was a very special time. I thank you for the many kind words, the shared memories, and the wonderful affirmations. Thank you also for the way you recognized me during worship on Sunday, February 24. Thank you for the going-away gifts and I look forward to reading your notes. I am deeply touched by your overwhelming generosity. Jane and I look forward to planning our first trip and exploring new places. I will use the travel bag well and the standup paddle board will be so much fun. Jane and I cherish our time with you, and we will pray for you and the life and ministry of White Memorial. I am grateful for you and for our time together. Grace, peace, and love,
WORSHIP TIMES 8:15, 9:30, 11 A.M. SANCTUARY 11 A.M. [email protected]
PICKARD HALL LENTEN/HOLY WEEK WORSHIP SCHEDULE ON PAGE 15 OF THIS NEWSLETTER.
Ride the Shuttle!
Avoid the traffic around the church and ride the shuttle from Carolina Place, 2626 Glenwood Avenue, on Sundays. Shuttle service begins at 8:45 a.m. and continues until the 11:00 a.m. worship service concludes and everyone is back to their cars. Hayes Barton United Methodist operates a shuttle from the same location, so look for the WMPC sign in the shuttle bus window. Church Office Telephone Number: 919-834-3424 After Hours Pastor On Call Telephone Number: 919-605-4593 whitememorial.org
WORSHIP | EMBRACE | SERVE
in the manner of Christ
IN THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT
Katherine “Kathy” Banks Edwards – February 2, 2019 WMPC family members: husband, George Edwards, Sr., and son George Edwards, Jr. and wife Lynn. John Burchfield McMillan – February 6, 2019 WMPC family member: wife, Angie McMillan
PRAYERS & CHRISTIAN CONCERNS TO
Tim and Cindy Canning, on the death of Tim’s brother, Thomas Joseph Canning III, January 27, Raleigh, NC. Jeanne and John White, on the death of Jeanne’s brother, Temple Dickinson, January 29, Glasgow, KY. Morgan, Shane, Wilson and Mary Eliza Angley, on the death of Morgan’s grandmother, Frances Ellis Bradberry, February 2, Virginia Beach, VA. Linda and Jim Hancock, George, Debbie and Gregory Viall, and Trey and Jessica Viall, on the death of Linda’s and George’s aunt, Sally Lishon, February 4, Naples, FL. George, Debbie, Ashley and Hamilton Andrews, on the death of George’s mother, Martha Rose Andrews, February 5, Raleigh, NC. Harriet, Patrick, Patrick Jr., Abigail and Cooper Mills, on the death of Harriet’s mother, Abbie Sims Edwards, February 12, Whiteville, NC. Jan, Bradley, Katie and Kent Vaughn, and Megann, Tyler and Vivienne Watters, on the death of Jan’s father, William Priebe, February 12, Raleigh, NC. William, Christina, Eliza and Alexander Allen, on the death of William’s mother, Mary Coleman Marshall Allen, February 12, Farmville, NC. Charlotte Bailey, and Rob, Lauren and Mollie Bailey, on the death of Charlotte’s mother, Hilda Lee Thompson, February 15, Selma, NC.
Kim Dove and Spencer Dove, on the death of Kim’s father, William Love McGill Jr., February 16, Matthews, NC. Nancy Jude, on the death of her mother, Alice Annetta Jude, February 17, Raleigh, NC.
Eloise Stratford Matthews, born December 20, 2018, child of Rachel and Todd Matthews, grandchild of Ann and Ron Wooten. William Christopher Poole, born February 12, child of Brooke and Tyler Poole, grandchild of Dorothea and Geff Bitler, and Claire Poole. James Paul Baker, born February 15, child of Catherine and Jim Baker, grandchild of Melinda and Paul Fox.
February 3 - McCamy Goble Bryant, child of Laura and Watson Bryant, grandchild of Doris & David Clappier. February 10 – Claudius Rush Dozier, child of Sidney and Christopher Dozier. February 10 – George Hudson Eller, child of Margaret and Thomas Eller. February 10 – William Lauren Patch and Anne Lasseter Patch, children of Kristen and Stewart Patch. February 17 – Maxine Kay Hobson, child of Kelly and Hunter Hobson, grandchild of Kristy and Chris Blake. February 17 – Mary Catherine Larson, child of Elizabeth and Matt Larson. February 24 – Turner Battle Leonard, child of Cameron and Connor Leonard, grandchild of Carol and Richard Battle, and great-grandchild of Jim Robins.
Ann and David Rosar, on the birth of grandchild Ruth Rose Kelly, born January 21 to Emily and Tim Kelly. Griffin Law on receiving the Eagle Scout Award on February 10, from Troop 395. Griffin’s mother is Becky Law.
If you have experienced a birth, marriage or death you want to share with the church, email Rebecca Turner at [email protected]
If you have a relative or church friend who is hospitalized, call the church office or email Amy Claprood at [email protected]
so our pastoral staff can reach out. If you have a pastoral care need outside of regular business hours, call our after hours pastor on call at 919-605-4593.
INSTALLATION OF CATE CHURCH NORMAN
On March 3 at 3 p.m. Cate Church Norman will be installed as Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care. Reception in Jane Bell Gathering Space to follow.
TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE NEEDED
Members of our Refugee Resettlement family would enjoy worshipping at White Memorial on Sunday mornings. They live off of Six Forks Rd. If you would like to help, contact Karen Hohenstein at [email protected]
BE SURE TO CHECK WWW.WHITEMEMORIAL.ORG TO CONFIRM ROOM NUMBER, DATE AND TIME OF ANY EVENT YOU ARE ATTENDING.
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SATURDAY, MARCH 2 GENEVA HALL 10-NOON
WMPC provides 70 sack lunches once a month for Raleigh Rescue Mission’s Sunday Sack Lunches program. All we need are willing hands to make and pack the lunches. Everything will be provided.
We will assemble literacy rings and make bookmarks for WakeUp and Read.
CHURCHWIDE COLLECTION FOR MARCH
If you are homeless, being outdoors much of the time can create challenges in all seasons. As weather begins to turn warmer, sunscreen will become important to those who are exposed to the elements. Please help by bringing in sunscreen for the month of March and place in the collection bin in The Connector.
OBERLIN ROAD ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
Join together with friends along Oberlin Road for our annual Ash Wednesday service. The service will be March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper and have the imposition of ashes. This is a great time of worship and shared faith. Childcare will be available for ages three and younger.
MARCH 31 FIFTH SUNDAY HUNGER OFFERING
The collection offering on Sunday, March 31 will help provide grants to hunger agencies in our Presbytery and is one way to make a difference in the lives of those who struggle with food insecurity.
Work on the new facility continues to move forward despite rain delays. Our builder and workers continue to find ways to complete other aspects of the project while other tasks wait for better weather. On February 20, the last of the wall footings were poured. Another section of wall will go up as rains permit. The forms will be stripped, and rebar will be tied on the next section of wall to be poured. Soon, the walls will be backfilled. Storm work on Colonial Street was delayed as well, but it is close to completion. Don’t forget, you can watch the construction progress through the link on the home page of the church’s website.
INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP AT WHITE MEMORIAL? JOIN US! The next Believing & Belonging @WMPC Class for new and prospective members will meet on Sunday, May 5 and join on Sunday, May 12. REGISTER BY APRIL 12
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PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN SERVICE, FELLOWSHIP & STUDY
Women’s Monthly Fellowship Luncheon All are cordially invited
Monday, March 11 noon, Pickard Hall March’s luncheon speaker will be Caroline Lindquist on the History and Future of Dorothea Dix. Reservations may be made for the luncheon and/or childcare online through the church website at www.whitememorial.org/register or ChurchLife. If you are unable to use the online system please call Tonya Higgins at the church at (919) 834-3425, ext. 216. The deadline for reservations is noon on Friday, March 8.
Give Back. Serve. This month Presbyterian Women will collect food for the Wilson Temple Food Pantry (one of our Oberlin Road church friends). Please donate items according to the first letter of your last name. A-E Dry spaghetti with a jar/can of pasta sauce F-K Canned pasta with Meat (ravioli, etc.) or tuna or hearty soups with meat L-Q Macaroni and cheese R-Z Canned Vegetables
Order 2019-20 Study Guides NOW! $10 or $15 for large print
You can order online at www.whitememorial.org/register or mail payment to the church, attn: Tonya Higgins.
Presbyterian Women— Service, Fellowship & Study For circle membership information, please contact Linda Turner, (919) 781-1856 or Kristi Wilson, (919) 789-0536.
CIRCLE INFO Circle A: 10:15 a.m. in C200; Reps. - Kathy Baars, Judith Bundy Circle B: 10:30 a.m.; in C301; Reps. - Ruth Chell, Ann Carney Circle C: 10:00 a.m. in K302; Reps. - Julie Leon, Mary Grace White Circle D: March 14, 11:00 a.m. in The Cypress, Building A Parlor; Reps. - Bettye Gunter, Carolyn Holding Circle E: 10:00 a.m., Hostess: Susan Ricks; Reps. - Marlene Batchelor, Lynn Ogburn Circle F: 9:45 a.m., Hostess: Betty Anne Lennon; Reps. - Debbie Pappas, Maggie Black Circle G: 10:00 a.m.; Hostess Circle - Genevia Hall; Reps. - Jan Frye, Susan Pittman Circle I: 10:00 a.m. at Springmoor; Reps. - Linda Hancock, Susie Jackson Circle K: March 12, 6:30 p.m., Hostess: TBD; Reps. - Cathy Lehman Circle L: March 13, 7:00 p.m. in W400; Reps. - Kathy Kidd, Jackie Mullin Circle M: 7:00 a.m. each Tues. in K100; Reps. - Miriam Dorsey, Susan Allen Circle N: March 12, 11:30 a.m., Glenaire Private Dining Room; Reps. - Ann Harris, Lois Jenny Circle 0: March 12, 7:00 p.m. in C203; Rep. - Sally Nunnally WMPC MONTHLY | MARCH 2019 | PAGE 4
To the glory.. We invite you to join us for the Installation of
CATE CHURCH NORMAN as Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care for White Memorial Presbyterian Church
Sunday, March 3 | 3 p.m. Reception to follow in Jane Bell Gathering Space
rtha Ministry Ma
he Flower Guild of White Memorial invites members to dedicate flowers for Sunday worship in celebration of a birthday or anniversary; in thanksgiving for or in memory of someone special; or just because you enjoy the flowers. To make a floral contribution, contact Rebecca Turner at [email protected]
or 919-834-3425, ext. 222 to coordinate available dates. Rebecca can also provide a list of recommended florists familiar with our Sanctuary. The deadline for requesting flowers and publication of the dedication in the bulletin is noon, two weeks proceeding the Sunday being requested. Thank you to all who support our Flower Guild ministry.
ANGEL FOOD MINISTRY
Looking for a way to get involved at White Memorial? If you want to volunteer your time to deliver meals or simply like to cook, please consider giving your time to the Angel Food Ministry. We are part A ngel F ood of Martha Ministry and we provide meals to church members in times of need. Contact Laura Bryant at lkcbryant[email protected]
or 404-408-9085, or Jean Williams at [email protected]
for more information about getting involved.
WIDOWS OF WHITE MEMORIAL
The Widows of White Memorial meet monthly on Wednesday with dinner at 5:30 in Geneva Hall. Our next meeting is March 20. All widows are welcome, whether recent widows or long-time or somewhere in between. Please contact Ceil Blackwell at [email protected]
or Carol Vassey at [email protected]
Burn And Learn Saturday, March 9 9 - 10:30 a.m. Please join us for a 30-minute walk or run around the neighborhood while we listen to a podcast. We will spend 30 minutes after the walk discussing the podcast. Please bring your own device and earphones. All are welcome. Podcast to be determined. Contact Tracey Daniel at [email protected]
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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019 SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 17-21 Who: What: When: Where: Cost:
Children who have turned 3 by August 31, 2018 through current fifth graders (2018-2019) Bible stories, worship, crafts, recreation, music, refreshments, t-shirt and CD June 17-21, 9 a.m. - noon
White Memorial Presbyterian Church $35 per child March 1-March 31
Registration: whitememorial.org/children/summer-programs Questions: Call or email Rachel Johnson: 704.450.8546,
or Kimberly Layton: 919.606.3668, [email protected]
Lynn Springfield: 919.834.3425, ext. 232, [email protected]
MiDSUMMER CELEBRATiONS Who:
Current 1st – 5th graders (2018-2019)
White Memorial Presbyterian Church
$20 (Deadline May 31)
Supper, drum circle, hip hop, crafts, music, recreation, and drama with children and leaders from our multi-faith, multicultural community
August 12-15, 6–8 p.m.
Harriet Worley, Director 919-782-9637 [email protected]
Lynn Springfield, Staff 919-834-3425 ext. 232 [email protected]
To register for this interfaith program go to: whitememorial.org/children/summer-programs
We welcome Christian, Muslim, and Jewish children to join us for this interfaith program! WMPC MONTHLY | MARCH 2019 | PAGE 6
OR WAYS TO NUTURE YOUR FAMILY’S SPIRITUALITY?
SPEND TIME WITH GOD
Looking for ways to nurture your family’s spirituality? We are offering a family devotional tool: Spend Time with God. This devotional includes a candle and candle mat, prayer cube and devotions for every week of the Here’s a handy family devotional tool: year. You supply bible, hymnal and gather the family. Devotionals are available for $5. Contact Jennifer Eastman at [email protected]
or 919-834-3425. ext. 212 to ndle and candle mat, prayer cube,more and devotions for every week of the year. purchase or for information.
Spend Time with God
upply a Bible, a hymnal (or a computer device) and gather the family.
Available for $5.00
TELL ME A STORY
We invite preschoolers to join us Wednesdays in Lent for Tell Me A Story. Storytellers will be on hand to share Bible stories and other stories from our Caldwell Library children’s collection. Meet in The Way Station at 4:45 p.m. on March 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10 and 17. You’ll have an opportunity to check books out and take them home, too. Stay for dinner afterwards! Reservations are required for dinner and may be made at: www.whitememorial.org/register.
Jennifer Eastman to purchase—919.834.3425, ext. 212 or [email protected]
3rd - 5th Graders
Come Bowl With Us! Friday, March 8 | 6-8 p.m.
Buffaloe Lanes of Raleigh 5900 Oak Forest Drive | Raleigh | 27616
$12 per person
(includes shoe rental and unlimited bowling for two hours) Questions? Contact Parker Wright at [email protected]
or Lynn Springfield at [email protected]
First Friday Movie Night
children’s Pysanky egg decorating Party Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:00-3:00 p.m. / Geneva hall Join us in this Russian tradition of decorating Easter eggs to symbolize new life and resurrection. 3rd-5th graders and their parents or grandparents can decorate an egg together and create a beautiful keepsake during Lent. The cost is $7. We have limited space, so register online by March 18 at whitememorial.org/register or by calling 919-834-3425, ext. 216. Questions? Contact Lynn Springfield at [email protected]
or 919-834-3425, ext. 232.
When: Friday, March 1 Who: K - 5th grade Registration: $5 per child = pizza and bottled water Time: Drop off and pizza dinner 5:45 p.m. followed by movie. Pick up at 8:00 p.m. Bring your sleeping bag or blanket! Register and pay online at whitememorial.org/register. Registration is required no later than Thursday, February 28 at midnight.
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Sunday School Offering Project for Spring: Supporting our Russia Ministry Partnership White Memorial has partnered with the Central Baptist Church and Senior Pastor Victor Ignatenkov in Smolensk, Russia since 1999. White Memorial helps support their outreach ministries:
WORSHIP WORKSHOPS FOR SECOND GRADERS and their parents or special adults March 3 and 10 | 9:30 — 10:30 during the Sunday School hour
Orphanage Ministry This church’s orphanage team works in 14 orphanages in the Smolensk region, providing daily opportunities for music, Bible stories, crafts, and games.
Conference Center and Summer Camp The conference center provides space for church meetings, special activities, and summer camp for children and youth.
All second graders and their parents or special adults are invited to participate in this two-part Worship Workshop held on March 3 and 10 in the Chapel. This fun workshop will include music, crafts, and games as children learn about congregational worship. No reservations are necessary. On March 10 at the 11:00 worship service in the Sanctuary, the children will be specially recognized and receive Bibles and milestones. If you have questions, please contact Lynn Springfield at 919-834-3425, x232 or [email protected]
Join the fun of supporting our Russia partners!
WHO WANTS TO SAVE A LIFE?
Lend an arm for the blood drive. FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN: SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR ANNUAL EASTER CELEBRATION
Infants to fifth Graders are invited to join the fun on Saturday, April 13 from 9-11 a.m Starting at 9 a.m. (in Pickard Hall) we will gather and have fellowship, at 9:15 a.m. we will enjoy music and an Easter story, then at 9:30 a.m. we will have an Easter Egg hunt for all ages with special outdoor games for our older elementary children. Please register at www.whitememorial.org/register.
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Monday, March 25, 2019 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Pickard Hall Appointments are required. Register at www.whitememorial.org/register
CREATING ART AND GROWING IN FAITH Do you enjoy creating art?
All ages and levels of ability are invited to join us! Sunday | March 3 | 3:30-5 pm | K306 We will provide supplies and some instructions for art projects related to the season of Lent. Please bring your ideas and creative spirit as we explore the season of Lent by sharing our art and faith. Register online at www.whitememorial.org/register, or call Jennifer Eastman at 919-834-3425, ext. 212 to reserve your place.
Lenten Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop for Adults 1 p.m. | Sunday | March 24 Geneva Hall
$20 for people new to the workshop $7 for returning participants Fee covers supplies Register and make payment at whitememorial.org/register by March 15. Enrollment is limited. Contact Joan DeBruyn at [email protected]
Adult Winter Retreat | March 16 & 17
The Art of Yes -And:
When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan! Adult Winter Retreat with MaryAnn McKibben Dana Saturday, March 16 - workshop & Sunday, March 17 - teach and preach
You will not want to miss our Winter Retreat! MaryAnn McKibben Dana will teach us to use the tools of improv to help us navigate life when things don’t go according to our plans. The weekend kicks off with a workshop from 9:00 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, March 16 in Geneva Hall. A cash love offering will be collected for a continental breakfast being served beginning at 9:00 a.m. On Sunday, March 17, MaryAnn will teach an Adult Sunday School Class at 9:30 a.m. in Geneva Hall and preach at the 11:00 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary. MaryAnn was our Theologian-in Residence in 2016 and we loved her! The Adult Faith Formation committee is excited to welcome MaryAnn back.
Register (required) for Saturday’s workshop and/or childcare at www.whitememorial.org/register WMPC MONTHLY | MARCH 2019 | PAGE 9
ANNUAL WMPC MENʼS RETREAT
LEADERS & FOLLOWERS
march 29-30, 2019 • new life camp
SENIORS HELPING SENIORS WITH TECHNOLOGY
2nd Annual Men’s Retreat March 29-30 New Life Camp
Here’s a great opportunity to enjoy lunch while learning more about your iphone, ipad or laptop. Senior high school students will be on-hand to help senior adults.
This year our focus will be
LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS
and what makes both necessary for families, churches and communities to thrive.
When: March 31, 2019 Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m. Where: C200 Registration is required by noon, March 22.
Our guest speaker is Amos Disasa Incoming Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas Registration is $90 Register at www.whitememorial.org/events
Register online at whitememorial.org/register or contact Tonya Higgins at [email protected]
or 919.834.3425, ext. 216. For more information, contact Jean Williams at [email protected]
MUSIC FROM FOUR CONTINENTS Kirsten homdrom - piano Friday, april 5 | Sanctuary | 7 p.m. American keyboardist Kirsten Homdrom’s performances span both the solo and collaborative realms, with repertoire ranging from the 1600’s to the present. In Music from Four Continents, Homdrom presents an eclectic program of solo piano music, including Felix Mendelssohn’s Fantasy in F# minor, Op. 28 (Scottish Sonata), Manuel de Falla’s Serenata Andaluza, Carl Vine’s Sonata No. 1, and Samuel Barber’s Excursions. Since May 2015, Homdrom has been on staff at WMPC as Associate Director of Music.
A D MI S S I O N I S FREE! A love offering in support of the Sounds on Oberlin concert series will be collected.
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Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple
by Adam Hamilton Mondays | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | C301 or Tuesdays | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | C304 March 25/26, April 1/2 and April 8/9
3/6 SPAGHETTI SUPPER (RESERVATIONS NOT REQUIRED)
3/13 MOM’S MEATLOAF (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)
Peter left everything to follow his teacher and possessed a passion that would change the world. That’s one way to describe Peter. Here’s another: poor, uneducated, quicktempered, and full of doubts and fears. Peter was faithful, yet flawed. Peter was the first to profess Jesus as Son of God, yet he later denied knowing him. Peter went on to give his life for the sake of this call. In this three-week study, we take an in-depth dive into the life, faith and character of Simon Peter using Adam Hamilton’s book. Identical classes are offered Monday evenings or Tuesday mornings. Books are available in Tonya Higgins’ office for $12. Register online at whitememorial.org/register. If you have questions contact Gloria Johnson at [email protected]
or 919-834-3425 ext. 207.
3/20 ROASTED TURKEY BREAST (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)
3/27 TEX-MEX CASSEROLE (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)
REGISTER FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS ONLINE:
WWW.WHITEMEMORIAL.ORG/REGISTER THIS YEAR, IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED ONLINE FOR THE WEEK’S DINNER YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL ON MONDAY MORNING AT 10:00 A.M. THIS WILL BE YOUR NOTICE THAT YOU HAVE REGISTERED. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL THE OFFICE BY NOON TUESDAY.
GLENAIRE 5K AND 1 MILE FUN RUN
INTERNATIONAL BOOK CLUB A WRINKLE IN TIME
Fifth through eighth graders are invited to join us Saturday, March 16 in Calvin 301 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. as we Skype with Mar Elias Schools from Israel and [email protected]
from Wroclaw. We are discussing the book A Wrinkle in Time and are using the book theme to explore our uniqueness. Registration is required: www.whitememorial.org/register
SEWING MACHINE NEEDED
The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, which our church works with, has formed a sewing circle. Paul Sloderbeck, who has spoken at a Sunday morning program, has asked for a sewing machine for the organization. If you have questions contact him at [email protected]
or 205-249-7641 or contact Tom Robinson at 919-389-8443.
Hope to see you Saturday, April 13, at 9:00 a.m. for our 3rd Annual Glenaire 5k and 1 mile fun run in Cary! Same great route, hot coffee, breakfast, music, mini massages and beer…and don’t forget the awesome SWAG and prizes.The fun mile will start 10 minutes AFTER the 5k start. It will have a separate send off. There is no charge for children under 12, but they do need to register. 5K entry fee is $30; $35 on race day. The one mile Fun Run fee is $20. Register at app.racereach.com
STEP INTO SOMETHING NEW
Are you interested in volunteering in a meaningful way, to make an impact on someone’s journey towards stability? If so, StepUp has just the opportunity for you! StepUp Ministry is looking for Co-Partners for our Life Skills Program, where participants learn skills like budgeting and goal setting. Our goal is stability in all aspects of life over the long term. Not sure if you’re ready to commit? Come see Life Skills in action on a Tuesday night. Please contact Cynthia if you are interested: [email protected]
or (919) 781-0156 ext. 111.
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RUSSIAN MISSION TRIPS: SEPTEMBER 2019 AND ANOTHER TRIP IN 2020 VERY EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES! The White Memorial Russian Ministry is planning THREE trips to Russia; two in 2019 and one in 2020. These are extraordinary opportunities to hear more from our Russian partners and get a broader view of ministry in Russia, as well as learn a bit more of their history. Two trips, one in 2019 and one in 2020, will be SMALL WMPC Mission trips to visit our twinning church, Central Baptist Church, in Smolensk. Come build friendships with our Russian church partners, learn of their meaningful outreach programs, share ideas and learn from one another. Plans may include visits to Camp Rodnik, a local orphanage, the men’s rehab center, Katyn (a Soviet killing field) and tours of historic Smolensk. Travel plans also include organized tours of Moscow and/or St. Petersburg. The two WMPC Mission trips will be coordinated through WMPC Russian Ministry with Ellen Smith, the regional liaison for Eastern Europe. Ellen will be accompanying our group while in Russia.
P M W
E. LOV VE. SER EAT E R P
While in Smolensk in the fall of 2019, our mission group will have the opportunity to attend the Russian Mission Network (RMN) Conference (September 21-22) either prior to or after visiting with partners at Central Baptist Church of Smolensk. Arrangements for this trip will be made through the Russian Mission Network and their plan is to offer optional travel plans, for those interested, either before or after the Smolensk gathering. During the RMN Conference will be opportunities to visit with our church partners. The RMN’s proposed itinerary will include a visit to Davydovo, Butovo (one of the killing fields of Soviet times - just outside of Moscow) and possibly Vladimir and Suzdal - two of the great Golden Ring cities. The RMN Conference group, which can be a larger group, may split from the WMPC Mission group that stays with Ellen. Ellen’s group staying in Smolensk to visit with Central Baptist Church needs to be a smaller group so they can accommodate everyone. Your interest will determine our final plans. Please register on the WMPC Events page so we can gauge the interest for all three of these trips. You will receive an email about an informational meeting that will be held in early April. Please contact Lydia Pickard at [email protected]
with any questions.
Knitting and Crocheting Hands are Happy Hands
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Each month on the first Tuesday at 9:30 in Room C200, a group of women gather for several hours to knit and crochet with a purpose, and they have a great time of fellowship and laughter while doing it. Over the years this group has sent many items to our mission partners in Smolensk Russia for their orphanage ministry. Recently they have begun distributing items to local ministries. They welcome any skill level, and they have even been known to teach some new patterns to members who wanted to increase their skills. Contact Faye Senter at [email protected]
HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ROLE OF WOMEN IN ISLAM: MYTHS AND FACTS DIVAN CENTER EVENT OPEN TO ALL! The Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies and Divan Cultural Center invites you to a short lecture on Women in Islam, Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m., 1391 SE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC. The talk will address misconceptions about Muslim women by answering the three main questions: Do Muslim women feel oppressed because of religion? Is there inequality between men and women in Islam? How can we explain different verses from Qur’an that appear to place women in an inferior position? Please join us as we celebrate the Women’s History Month 2019! Light refreshments will be served after the program. Guest speaker is Dr. Nuray Yurt, President of the board for Peace Islands Institute in New Jersey where she partners with interfaith organizations to improve local peace within the NJ community. For more information contact Judy McConnell at [email protected]
or Anna Hattaway at [email protected]
ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION OF RALEIGH OPEN HOUSE
Open Doors. Welcoming Hearts. The Islamic Association of Raleigh invites you to their 2019 IAR Open House on Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Islamic Center of Raleigh, 808 Atwater Street. Register at https://raleighmasjid.org/news/ announcements/2019/02/iar-annual-open-house-on-march.html. Questions? Contact Judy McConnell at [email protected]
com or Anna Hattaway at [email protected]
ACUPRESSURE AND TAPPING WELLNESS Speaker: Mary Ann Turner
MENTAL AEROBICS Speaker: Lindsay Jordan
MONTHLY TRIP: PEACEHAVEN FARM, WINSETT, NC Growing People
QUILTS OF LOVE
Speaker: Margaret Townsend
Are you experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation? Do you feel overwhelmed? Would you welcome someone to walk along side you to speak with about this journey? Stephen Ministers are Christian men and women—trained to provide confidential one-to-one care. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need. To learn more about how you can speak confidentially with a trained Stephen Minister contact Robert Galloway, Pastoral Resident, at [email protected]
or call 919-834-3425, ext. 251.
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ALL FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO OUR ANNUAL YOUTH FUNDRAISER!
FRIDAY, MARCH 15 | 6:30-8:30 P.M. PICKARD HALL | WMPC help raise $15,000 for youth missions. join us for a fun, engaging and enriching evening for the entire church community.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! purchase tickets online, on sunday mornings, or wednesday night dinners full table reservations available ($200 for 8) $25 per person live music | mission storytelling | delicious menu thank you for supporting our youth ministry. WMPC MONTHLY | MARCH 2019 | PAGE 14
SEVEN LAST WORDS Detail from White Crucifixion, 1938 by Marc Chagall (1887–1985)
What are the seven last words of Jesus on the Cross? Join us throughout Lent as we explore Jesus’ last words and their significance for us today. LENTen & HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE Ash Wednesday
March 6 | 6:30 p.m. | Sanctuary
Sunday Worship - Seven Last Words March 10 | March 17 | March 24 March 31 | April 7 Regular Worship Schedule
Lenten Evening Prayer
Wednesday | 6:30-7:00 p.m. | Chapel March 13 | March 20 | March 27 April 3 | April 10
April 14 | 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. | Sanctuary 11:00 a.m. [email protected]
(Please note 8:15 a.m worship will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Palm Sunday)
Holy Week Worship
April 20 | 7:30 pm. | St. Michael’s Episcopal
The congregation is invited to attend the Easter Vigil at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. Members of WMPC staff will participate.
Easter Sunrise Service
Monday - Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. | Chapel April 15 | April 16 | April 17
April 21 | 6:30 a.m. | Oberlin Baptist
April 21 | 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. | Sanctuary 11:00 a.m. [email protected]
April 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Pickard Hall
April 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Sanctuary Lenten Oratorio
(Please note 8:15 a.m worship will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday)
Childcare available for Lenten Evening Prayer and Holy Week Worship. We hope you will join us each week for Wednesday Together dinner before Wednesday evening worship services. Reservations are required for dinner by noon on the preceding Tuesday. Register at www.whitememorial.org/register.
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WEEKLY YOUTH EMAIL NEWSLETTER
Do you want to receive the weekly youth email newsletter that’s full of great information? Contact Deb Smith at [email protected]
to be added to the contact list.
• Tickets for Youth Fundraiser: Community Table Tickets on sale at the Point and in the Courtyard - March 15, Youth Ministry Annual Fundraiser Dinner • Youth Group March 3, 5-7 p.m., Dinner $5 • MS Open Gym March 4, 11 18 & 25 3-5 p.m., Pickard Hall, 6th - 8th grade • Haiti Mission Trips Orientation #1 March 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m. C-200 Required meeting for student particpating and one parent
• Confirmation Retreat March 9-10, Camp Willow Run, all 8th grade confirmation students and mentors register online
• 5th Connection March 10, 5-6:30 p.m., Pickard Hall, Dinner $5 • MS Impact Groups March 10, 5-6:30 p.m., 6th-8th grade, host homes • HS Connections March 10, 5-6:30 p.m., K-100 Dinner $5 • International Book Club March 16, 9 a.m.-noon, C-301 • MS and HS Spring Retreat Camp Don Lee, Mar. 22-24 All 6th, 7th and 9th-12 graders invited. Registration online
FRIDAY, MARCH 1 First Friday Movie Night
TUESDAY, MARCH 26 Lenten Study: Simon Peter - Flawed but Faithful
SATURDAY, MARCH 2 Show Up and Serve
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 Lenten Evening Prayer
SUNDAY, MARCH 3 Cate Church Norman’s Installation Creating Art and Growing in Faith Worship Workshop
FRIDAY, MARCH 29 & SATURDAY, MARCH 30 Men’s Retreat
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 Oberlin Road Ash Wednesday Service
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 Lenten Evening Prayer
FRIDAY, MARCH 8 Bowling for 3rd -5th graders
SUNDAY, MARCH 31 Seniors Helping Seniors: Lunch & Learn
SATURDAY, MARCH 9 Burn & Learn
FRIDAY, APRIL 5 First Friday Movie Night Sounds on Oberlin Concert Series: Kirsten Homdrom, Piano solo
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 Worship Workshop
SATURDAY, APRIL 6 Show Up and Serve
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 Lenten Evening Prayer
TUESDAY, APRIL 9-FRIDAY, APRIL 12 Senior Adults Spring Trip to Charleston
FRIDAY, MARCH 15 Community Table
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 Lenten Evening Prayer
SATURDAY, MARCH 16 Winter Retreat Workshop
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Easter Celebration
SUNDAY, MARCH 17 Winter Retreat
MONDAY, APRIL 15-WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 Holy Week Worship
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Lenten Evening Prayer
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Maundy Thursday
SATURDAY, MARCH 23 Children’s Pysanky Egg Decorating Party
FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Good Friday
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 Lenten Pysanky Egg Decorating Party for Adults
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Easter Vigil (at St. Michael’s Episcopal)
MONDAY, MARCH 25 Blood Drive Lenten Study: Simon Peter - Flawed but Faithful
SUNDAY, APRIL 21 Easter Sunrise Service (Oberlin Baptist)
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