CELEBRATING WALT WEGNER’S LIFE MAY 26
WHCC participants will have a chance to celebrate the amazing life of Walt Wegner on Sunday, May 26 during the worship service. The Memorial Day weekend service will be a perfect time to celebrate this man who served not only WHCC so well, but his country as well. The theme of the worship service will be “Disciples Together”. We hope you will join us for this important time of celebration and remembrance.
WORSHIP TEAM MEETS TODAY MAY 26
The Worship Team will gather for its monthly meeting on Sunday, May 26 from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM in Smith Lounge. We will be making final preparations for Music Sunday (June 9), we will discuss the creation of worship stewards, and we’ll talk about appropriate displays of information in the Narthex. All active participants in the life of the church are welcome to attend.
LETTING THE CYCLES FLOW MAY 26
In our relationships it’s easy to feel as if we must force or control things. If we feel a little tension or distance, for example, we might be tempted to try to resolve things immediately. What would it mean to honor the various cycles (or stages) in the relationship and accept things as they are? How might that acceptance make things easier? If you would like to explore those questions – and grow in your ability to stop forcing things, then join us for Creating Health Relationships this Sunday at 6:00 PM in Smith Lounge.
CUB SCOUT FAMILY PACK ACTIVE THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
This weekend, for the first time, our Cub Scouts will be doing a flag ceremony at church in honor of Memorial Day. We would like to give a warm welcome to all of the Pack 54 families that attend on Sunday. During fellowship time we will also be thanking Charles and Lisa,the pack leaders,with a cake for all their hard work and dedication to the pack. Pack 54 will also be taking part in the Memorial Day Parade on Monday at Canoga Park.
THE WAY GATHERS MAY 28
WHCC’s alternative worship gathering – the Way – will meet on Tuesday, May 28 from 9:00-9:30 am. The focus Scripture will be Acts 8:1-4. We will use Kenneth Samuel’s devotion “Persecution and Progress” to help spiritually prepare us for the June 2 Sunday worship service.
SUMMER CAMP SIGN UPS CONTINUE
WHCC is preparing to send a group of its children to Pilgrim Pines (the UCC camp in our Conference) the week of July 14-20. Here is the brochure for the camp: brochure. Scholarships are available for those WHCC families who would like to send their children but have financial challenges. Interested in sending your middle or high schooler to camp? Contact Emma Wilkins at firstname.lastname@example.org right away as she is registering children this week!
OPENINGS ON THE 2019-20 LEADERSHIP TEAM
There will be as many as three openings on the five-person Leadership Team for the 2019-20 program year. Leadership Team members are NOT expected to do all the work in each area of their oversight. Rather, they have three primary duties: (1) INFORM congregants about opportunities to get involved in the areas over which they have oversight; (2) INSPIRE congregants to step forward and get involved in these areas; and (3) DELEGATE the work to those willing to help. The term for each Leadership Team position is just one year. Terms run from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. An individual may serve in a position for up to 3 years in a row. If you are interested in serving, please see one of the current Leadership Team members: Betsy Zentner; Nita Standke; Vanita Gilbertson; Larry Moad; and Allison Aries.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEVADA CONFERENCE
ANNUAL GATHERING JUNE 7-8
Our Southern California Nevada Conference will take place on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Chapman University, Orange, CA. Each year our church sends 2 voting delegates and our Pastor. Attendance is open to all interested persons and is a wonderful way to get to know more about our local conference and the UCC. There will be worship, singing, interesting workshops, business, entertainment and lots of good food. Many of our members have attended and had fun! Questions? See Pastor Craig, Betsy Zentner or Nita Standke.
WEST VALLEY FOOD PANTRY
The Pantry receives the donated bags of groceries collected by the Woodland Hills Post Office. On May 11th, some 200 volunteers sorted and stored approximately 18,000 lbs of food. This is an annual event. In addition the Pantry spends some $5600 monthly so that our clients receive a balanced diet.
ENROLLMENT HAPPENING NOW!
The Nursery School is now enrolling current families and church families for the 2019-20120 school year. If you would like information, please contact Lisa in the Nursery school office 818-887-0704 or email@example.com.
EASY WAY TO INCREASE YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO WHCC WITHOUT COSTING YOU A PENNY!
Did you know that WHCC is one of the Community Rewards Partners with Ralph’s and Food4Less? What does that mean? It means if you register your Ralph’s card online, a percentage of your spending at the store can go to benefit WHCC. All you have to do is go to the store’s website (Ralph’s), create an online account and/or sign in, and then click on “Community Rewards”. Then select WHCC from the list of eligible charities. The church’s organization number is RW127. Once you have done that, Ralph’s will track your spending and send WHCC a check each quarter that covers the proceeds from all those from the church who’ve signed up for the program. Make sure you look carefully when you select the charitable organization, however. The church’s Nursery School is also a Community Rewards Partner. Our accounts are entirely separate. If you choose Woodland Hills Community Church Nursery School – and not Woodland Hills Community Church – the church will not receive any of the proceeds.