SUCCULENT EXCHANGE APRIL 23
In Celebration of Earth Day, WHCC is going to host another Succulent exchange this year. The Succulent Exchange will be held on Sunday April 23rd from 11:00am to 12:00pm. This is how it works. Please bring your succulent sprigs from home on April 23 between 9:00am and 9:55am before Sunday Worship Service. Then After service bring home new succulent sprigs to cultivate in your yard. The succulent exchange will be held at the “Picnic Table Nook Area” just off from the Parking lot located by the Nursery School Gate entrance and behind Smith Lounge. In addition, there will be a few succulent potted plants or potted plant kits for sale. All proceeds will go to APECA Peru Mission Projects. Questions? Please see Pam McCoy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gina Low (email@example.com).
CONVERSATIONS FOR THOSE WHO CARE APRIL 23 & APRIL 30
WHCC will have two conversations about caring in healthy ways during our Talk Backs following the Sunday service on April 23 and April 30. The conversations will be led by Patrice Shelburne who has training as a counselor. The April 23 conversation will address issues of self-care. The April 30 conversation will address reflective listening. Questions? See Pastor Craig
WORSHIP TEAM MEETING APRIL 23
The Worship Team meeting will occur on Sunday, April 23 from 12:00–12:45 PM in Smith Lounge. Our primary focus will be looking at the theological consideration for music selection in a Progressive worship service. Questions? See Pastor Craig.
PROPOSALS NOW DUE 6 WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT
In 2016, WHCC adopted a new model for getting things done. Instead of relying upon a committee to do the work, our new Project Proposal system asks individuals who have an idea to turn in a one page proposal that spells out how the project will unfold. While many of the proposals have enjoyed much success this year, the Leadership Team noted that the chance for success would be even greater if church participants had more time to hear about upcoming events. With this in mind, the Leadership Team now asks that all Project Proposals be turned in a minimum of 6 weeks before the planned event. This will allow the event to be listed in several places including the new church newsletter, the weekly bulletin, and the church website. The Leadership Team thanks you in advance for your help with this.
UCC ASSOCIATION MEETING APRIL 29
Woodland Hills Community Church is a part of the Central Association of the Southern California-Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ. The primary duty of the association is to authorize ministry on behalf of the United Church of Christ. Representatives from the 45 churches in the Central Association meet twice a year to conduct the association’s business: once in October and once in April. The next Central Association meeting will be this Saturday (April 29) at Altadena Community Church (730 E Altadena Drive, Altadena, CA 91001). A special emphasis will be placed on youth and immigration issues. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the meeting begins at 9:00 AM. Please see Jeanne Mowers if you would like to attend as a representation of WHCC.
“THE CONNECTION” NEWSLETTER MEET-UP MAY 7
Let’s get together to for a quick chat about the church’s brand new newsletter on the patio on Sunday, May 7 from 12:00-12:15 pm. Bring Laurie and Nita your thoughts, suggestions, and feedback. The Connection is a way to bridge the gap of activities and interests at WHCC.
BIBLE STUDY ON ACTS BEGINS MAY 8
Our Monday night Bible study will resume on Monday, May 8 from 7:00-8:00 PM in Breese Chapel. We will begin a study on the book of Acts. We will be using the UCC Listen UP! curriculum written by Revs. Anthony Robinson, Lillian Daniel, and Martin Copenhaver. There is a suggested donation of $5 to cover the first study booklet. Questions? See Pastor Craig.
CONGREGATIONAL FORUM ON PROPOSED NEW BYLAWS MAY 21
Last year the Church Council voted to suspend the church’s bylaws as a means of allowing us to “try on” a new, streamlined church structure. As the year comes to a close, the Leadership Team is putting its finishing touches on a new set of bylaws based upon our experience with the new structure. If you would like to learn more about the proposed changes in advance of the annual congregational meeting on June 4, you are welcome to attend a forum on the bylaws Sunday, May 21 at 11:30 AM in Smith Lounge. Questions? See one of the Leadership Team members: Lyn Owen, Kent Riepe, Joanne Franco, Jeanne Mowers, or Nancy Rush.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING JUNE 4
The next bi-annual congregational meeting will occur Sunday, June 4 immediately following worship in the Sanctuary. There will be two primary matters of business: (1) the election of officers for 2017-18; and (2) adoption of new bylaws for the church. Questions? See one of the Leadership Team members: Lyn Owen, Kent Riepe, Joanne Franco, Jeanne Mowers, or Nancy Rush.