$29,702.45 RAISED TO OFF SET THE BREAK IN
In the weeks following the break in at the church on May 29, folks from throughout the community have come together to help the church cover the losses. A total of $29,702.45 has been raised both through individual contributions and insurance reimbursements. We are grateful to everyone for the tremendous generosity they showed during this difficult time.
BACKPACK & SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATIONS NOW THROUGH AUGUST 6
We may still be in the throes of summer, but the school year will be here before we know it. Unfortunately, many children start school without basic supplies, so we at WHCC will be collecting backpacks and school supplies to benefit both Family Rescue Center and West Valley Food Pantry. We will be accepting backpacks for all ages, pens, pencils, notebooks, crayons, markers, glue sticks, rulers, scissors, binders and loose-leaf paper through Sunday August 6th. You may leave your donations in the narthex and if you have any questions, please contact Stacey Moseley
WHCC POTLUCK SUNDAY JULY 30
Please join us for a potluck Sunday July 30 in Harter Hall immediately following the service. Bring a dish to share. Also bring pictures of yourself as a small child to share with everybody! Sign up sheets will be in the Narthex following service. Questions? See Lake Nofer.
WORSHIP TEAM MEETING JULY 30
The Worship Team will gather for its monthly meeting on Sunday, July 30, from 12:00-12:45 PM in Smith Lounge. All active participants in the church are welcome to attend.
BIBLE STUDY ON ACTS CONTINUES JULY 31
The Bible Study on the book of Acts will continue on Monday, July 31 at 7:00 PM in the Breese Chapel. We will be studying Acts 12:1-24. This lesson is titled “Jail Break”. Questions? See Pastor Craig.
WEST VALLEY FOOD PANTRY UPDATE
The Pantry provides diapers to our clients when they are donated. We repackage a large quantity into packets of six or eight diapers. The most requested size is 4 (guess the tots stay in that size for longer). As always, your donations are greatly appreciated.
LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING AUGUST 8 AT 7:00 PM
The next monthly meeting of WHCC’s Leadership Team will be Tuesday, August 8, from 7:00-8:00 PM. Jeanne Mowers and Kent Riepe will be continuing on the Leadership Team. Betsy Zentner, Nita Standke, and Allison Aries are the brand new Leadership Team members. The date of the monthly meetings have changed. They will now be on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Breese Chapel. The monthly meetings are open to all active participants of the church.
INTERFAITH SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP MEETS AUGUST 8
Pastor Craig is part of a new interfaith social justice group that meets monthly on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00-2:00 PM at Congregation Or Ami (26115 Mureau Rd #B, Calabasas, CA 91302). The first issue the group is working on is the homeless crisis in Los Angeles. If you would like to be a part of the group and attend meetings, please see Pastor Craig.
WELCOME SUNDAY & WATERS OF THE WORLD COLLECTION AUGUST 27
Each year, as we kick off a new program year, we have a service called “Welcome Sunday”. This year the service will be held August 27. We are inviting our friends and members to bring water that they have collected from their summer travels to the “Welcome Sunday” service on August 27th. The water will be collected in a basin during the service and be used for baptisms during the upcoming year. Everyone is welcome to participate in these wonderful WHCC traditions!
PICTURE DAY ON WELCOME SUNDAY, AUGUST 27!
One of the most important ways we have of building community at WHCC is by using our Participant Directory. In order for the directory to be effective, however, we need those who are active participants in the church community to have a picture in the directory. The church will have a Picture Day on August 27, also known as “Welcome Sunday.” Pictures of participants will be taken right after church. Emily Sue will take pictures. After the pictures are taken, we will then print out a new Participant Directory to help us get to better know each other. Questions? Speak with Laurie Gysin or Emily Sue.