GYSIN PARKWAY FUND UPDATE
The congregation has raised $7,385 of the $10,000 needed to complete Phase 2 of the Gysin Parkway. If you have not yet had the opportunity to contribute and would like to do so, you can send your check (with the memo line clearly marked “Gysin Parkway”) to the church at WHCC, 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills, CA 91303; you can place your check in the offering plate; or you can contribute online at http://www.gofundme.com/gysin-parkway-phase-2.
WORK ON PHASE 2 OF GYSIN PROJECT SCHEDULED TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 19
Gary Gysin – the landscaper who designed and created Phase 1 of the Gysin Parkway and is the son of the two honorees (Birdie & Lloyd) – is scheduled to begin work on the final phase of the parkway on Wednesday, September 19.
LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING SEPTEMBER 18
The Leadership Team will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 18 from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Breese Chapel. The team meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Its members include Betsy Zentner (Moderator), Nita Standke (Vice-Moderator), Vanita Gilbertson (Church Clerk), Larry Moad (Financial Officer), and Allison Aries (Children & Youth Representative).
HAND BELL & CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSAL SEPTEMBER 19
The hand bell and chancel choirs have just begun their rehearsals for the new year. The hand bell choir meets in the Sanctuary from 5:30-7:00 PM under the direction of Jonathan Carlisle, and the chancel choir meets in Breese Chapel from 7:30-9:00 PM under the direction of Dianne Meyer. Each choir is looking for new members. Interested? Contact Jonathan or Dianne Meyer.
WORSHIP TEAM MEETING SEPTEMBER 30
The next Worship Team meeting will be Sunday, September 30 at 11:30 AM in Smith Lounge. All active participants in the life of WHCC are welcome to attend. Current Worship Team members include Leni Brown, Jonathan Carlisle, Joanne Franco, Vanita Gilbertson, Gina Low, Lucia Marco, Dianne Meyer, Larry Moad, Nita Standke, Wayne Wilkins and Pastor Craig.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS SERVICE OCTOBER 6
WHCC’s annual “Blessing of the Animals” service will be Saturday, October 6 from 9:00-9:30 AM in the fenced courtyard just outside Harter Hall. Everyone (and every critter) is welcome to attend!
FALL WEEKEND AT PILGRIM PINES OCTOBER 5-7
The United Church of Christ has an amazing camp ministry in Yucaipa, CA (39570 Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399) called Pilgrim Pines. Four of WHCC’s youth went to their summer camp this past summer.
Each fall, Pilgrim Pines has a special event called Apple Pie Day. It’s a day full of activities, fellowship with your UCC sisters and brothers, and wonderful food – including Apple Pie! This year the event will take place on Saturday, October 6 from 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM. Cost for the event is $16 for adults; $12 for children between the ages of 3 and 13; free for children under 3.
That same weekend, The United Church of Christ is offering an Inter-generational Camp that begins Friday, October 5 at 6:00 PM and end Sunday, October 7 around 11:00 AM. Cost for the entire weekend is $95 for adults; $70 for children between the ages of 3 and 13; free for children under the age of 3. The price includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday; and breakfast on Sunday. There are a few families from WHCC planning on attending the event.
Reservations need to be made ASAP if you are planning to attend one – or both – of these events. Questions? You can visit the camp website (Pilgrim Pines’ Fall Fun) or contact our Children & Youth Ministry Coordinator Emma Wilkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-216-8203.
CAMPUS CLEAN UP DAY & PARKWAY PHASE 2 DEDICATION
The church has just scheduled its next campus-wide workday for Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. This is an ideal way of bringing all of our community together to help give our campus the TLC it deserves!
At the end of the cleanup time, we will join together to formally dedicate Phase 2 of the newly completed Gysin Parkway. Questions? Contact the church office at 818-346-0820.
In order to avoid overwhelming people’s schedules, the Open Mic night – originally scheduled for October 20 – has been pushed back into early next year.
WEST VALLEY FOOD PANTRY
The Pantry no longer allows paper grocery bags on the premises. So, we are in need of donated plastic handle bags or the sturdier “carry bags”. If you have accumulated such items, and would like to donate them, please put them in the large basket in the Narthex. Thank you for all you do for the Pantry.