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Pastor’s Column : October 2014

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As I write this paragraph, our long anticipated 50th Anniversary is days away. It is now time to implement all the planning and preparations. I look forward with joy to our gathering: Jerry Haywood preaching, Audrey Kay sharing her life miracle, the choir sharing inspiring anthems, the special guests representing ministry partners, as well as [...]

Education : October 2014

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September was an especially busy month this year with several anniversary events. Our Church-wide Kick-off on September 7 was a time of sharing stories and observations regarding the various decades of our church’s history. All of our speakers did a wonderful job sharing from the various decades of our history. Thanks to our panel members: [...]

Music : October 2014

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Our Adult Choir has resumed regular rehearsals and has begun working on their Christmas music “One King”. This special Christmas Worship Service will be held Sunday, December 14th at 10:30am and Monday, December 15th at 7:00pm. If you have been thinking about joining the choir or just singing in the Christmas program, come be a [...]

Youth and Children : October 2014

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Follow the Leader Preschool TeamKID on Sunday mornings! Give Me Jesus! K - 2nd Grade 3rd - 5th Grade Where elementary Kids learn about God’s story and Jesus’ impact in their lives! This year the theme is Step Out: The Courage to Do What’s Right. Our goal is to help children courageously make the best [...]

Learning Center – October 2014

We’re off to a GREAT year at the Learning Center! Our Tiger Cubs, Mighty Monkeys, Fabulous Frogs, and Energetic Elephants now know the routine, have made friends, and have learned all our school rules. In October, we will focus on safety, community helpers, apples and pumpkins, and life in the fall. We will go apple [...]

Library Corner : October 2014

The Reason for My Hope – Rev. Billy Graham At the age of ninety-five Billy Graham proclaims God’s Gospel with resolve and deep compassion. In this book you will sense the urgency of his message, filled with hope for the future. The reason for his hope is salvation. Millions around the world have heard Billy [...]

COFM Winter Shelter Training – October 2014

Volunteer training for the 2014-15 Winter Shelter operation will be held on Thursday, October 23 at the New Town Methodist Church, from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Key shift leaders should attend this session. Please note that this is a different location than previously announced. Enter the JCC Courthouse entrance and wind around to the [...]

From His Hands Mobile Food Ministry

Walnut Hills will begin assisting with the From His Hands food ministry on Friday, October 31. We will deliver 50 meals to the Pineapple Inn on that evening. Approximately 10 to 12 volunteers are needed to help with the meals, with four or five preparing the meals and four or five to deliver them. At [...]

Medical Ministries: Status and Goals

The first recipient of the Medical Ministries account is Audrey Kay for expenses with her double-lung transplant. Last year, $25,180 was donated for this purpose. Duke Medical initially priced the charges at $1.9 million for which insurance paid much of that. However, Audrey Kay’s medical expenses have continued. This year you do not have to [...]

Church-wide — Fall Workday Saturday, October 25

Church-wide -- Fall Workday Saturday, October 25 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM Some items we will focus on; pruning trees around the parking lots, painting wood sign posts, iron hand rails and crossing stripes, clean up around both sheds, organizing store rooms, etc. The list will probably change as we go along and suggestions are [...]

Women on Mission : October 2014

October brings a time of preparation for mission projects. Please consider visiting one of the groups as they move into “action mode”. The Annette Hall group will meet on Tuesday, 14th, at 9:30 am in the Hospitality Center along with the Mission Vision group at 10 am. Both groups will be wrapping gifts for Head [...]

Outreach—To the Least of These

The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 Let us thank God for the opportunity He gave us on September 20th to serve “the least of these” in our community during our annual Free-For-All event. [...]

New Chapter Book Club Thursday, November 20 at 1:30 pm in the Library Note the date change due to Thanksgiving! If you enjoy reading, be sure to join this stimulating discussion group. You will surely be blessed! John Bevan finally found the loving family he lacked as an orphaned child. Then a fatal car accident [...]

Mortgage Reduction Giving

Much appreciation to those members who have given extra toward the Mortgage Reduction initiative! So far this year over $15,000 has been given toward this initiative. These gifts alone will cut nearly a half-year off the length of the mortgage and save the church $14,000 in interest payments. If we match that amount between now [...]

WHBC Cares for Homegrown College Students

Our homegrown college students are settling into the fall semester, some for the first time, and some for the last semester of their studies. We hope you will keep these young people in your thoughts and prayers throughout the school year. The College Ministries Committee has prepared birthday charts for our homegrown college students. One [...]