WEST VALLEY FOOD PANTRY UPDATE
The annual Post Office Food Drive held May 13th is the largest in-gathering of the year. The sorting and storing of your generosity is in process. Starting June 12th a shower truck will be at the Pantry (Prince of Peace Church) on Mondays from 9 am until noon. The truck is provided by the San Fernando Mission and will be a welcome addition for our homeless clients.
WORSHIP TEAM MEETING MAY 28
The Worship Team will have its monthly meeting on Sunday, May 28 from 12:00-12:45 PM in Smith Lounge. We will work on plans for summer worship and begin thinking about the Fall worship schedule. All active participants in the life of the church are welcome to attend.
BIBLE STUDY ON ACTS CONTINUES MAY 29
We’ll be studying Acts from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Breese Chapel. We will be using the UCC Listen UP! curriculum written by Revs. Anthony Robinson. There is a suggested donation of $5 to cover the study booklet. Questions? See Pastor Craig.
MUSIC SUNDAY JUNE 4
The 2017 Music Sunday will be held on Sunday, June 4. It will feature music from the Chancel and children’s choirs. Questions? See Choral Director Dianne Meyer.
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.
STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH OFFERING JUNE 4
WHCC will join with UCC churches around the country to participate in the Strengthen the Church offering on Sunday, June 4. The Strengthen the Church offering is designed to do three things: (1) plant new UCC churches; (2) awaken new ideas in existing churches; and (3) develop the spiritual lives of our youth and young adults. The first $250 raised will go to cover the registration fees for WHCC’s delegates to the upcoming Annual Meeting for the Southern California-Nevada Conference (UCC). Those delegates are Signe Hardesty and Betsy Zentner. The rest of the funds collected will go to the wider church.
50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR PASTOR CRAIG JUNE 11
The Wilkins family will host a 50th birthday celebration for Pastor Craig on Sunday, June 11 from 4:00-6:00 PM. All participants in the life of WHCC are welcome to attend. Look for more information to follow soon.
SUMMER MUSIC SERIES JUNE 11
Starting on June 11th, WHCC begins it’s Summer Music Series in which Pastor Craig and the worship team will be inviting cherished members of the congregation to feature musical performances during Sunday service. If you are interested in being a featured performer this summer, please contact Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Scheduling begins now.
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.