STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING MAY 20
Each Pentecost, local churches in the United Church of Christ collect a special offering called “Strengthen the Church”. The offering goes for things like leadership development, new church starts, awakening new ideas in our existing churches, and developing the spiritual life of our youth and young adults. For the last several years, the first $280 of the offering has gone to cover the registration expenses for the two voting delegates from out congregation that represent WHCC at our Annual Gathering at Chapman University. This year, the Strengthen the Church Offering will be collected during worship on May 20. To find out more about the special offering, just click on the link: Strengthen the Church.
OUTSTANDING TEACHER/YOUTH LEADER TO BE RECOGNIZED MAY 20
WHCC has a tradition of recognizing an outstanding teacher/youth leader. The tradition began back in 1995, but has not been awarded since 2011. WHCC will revive this tradition during the worship service on Sunday, May 20 when one individual is recognized as 2018’s Outstanding Teacher/Youth Leader of the Year. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the gifts and graces of our remarkable candidate.
LUNCH BUNCH MAY 21
Lunch Bunch – which normally meets on the last Monday of each month – will meet this month on May 21st because the last Monday is Memorial Day. The group will meet between 12:00-1:30 PM in Smith Lounge.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING JUNE 3
The annual June congregational meeting – which is held to elect the five members of the Leadership Team – will be held on Sunday, June 3 immediately following worship. Three of the five Leadership Team members will continue: Moderator Betsy Zentner; Vice-Moderator Nita Standke; and Children & Youth Leader Allison Aries. There will be openings for two new Leadership Team members: Treasurer and Clerk/Secretary. Questions? See Moderator Betsy Zentner.
TWO OPENINGS ON THE LEADERSHIP TEAM FOR NEXT YEAR
There will be two openings on the five-person Leadership Team. Jeanne Mowers will be stepping aside after 8 years of service at Clerk/Secretary, and Kent Riepe will be stepping aside after 3 years as the Chief Finance Officer. If you are interested in serving in one of the positions, please contact Moderator Betsy Zentner at (818) 222-5501. The positions on the Leadership Team are for one year. Individuals may choose to continue to serve beyond that time period, however, if they so choose. The congregation will elect the Leadership Team members at its June congregational meeting.
UCC SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEVADA CONFERENCE JUNE 1
The Annual Gathering of our Southern California Nevada Conference will be held at Chapman University, Orange, CA on Friday and Saturday June 1-2. Our church needs to send two (2) voting delegates. This is a wonderful time to learn more about how the United Church of Christ operates, prays and plays. Registration of voting delegates is taking place right now but general registration is open through May. Its a fairly long drive so staying overnight in the Chapman dorms or at a hotel makes it more fun. See Betsy Zentner or Pastor Craig for details.
MUSIC SUNDAY JUNE 3
WHCC’s annual Music Sunday celebration will be held Sunday, June 3 during our 10:00 AM worship service. Music by the adult and children’s choirs will be featured. Questions? See Choral Director Dianne Meyer.
SUMMER OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE YOUR TALENT!
The chancel choir will conclude their 2017-18 program year on June 3. This means each week we will have time in the service for a singer, musician, poet, or liturgical dancer to share a piece with the congregation. We are hoping to have a different artist share each week of the summer. We will help each singer find an accompanist if needed. If you are interested in signing up to share, please contact Congregational Song Leader Lucia Marco right away at firstname.lastname@example.org so she can get you scheduled!