Friends, please note that the Chili/Chowder Cookoff and Youth Fundraiser that had been scheduled for Sunday, January 29th has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.
Upcoming Events in February Include:
Tuesday Morning Bible Study: 9:30am Weekly on Tuesdays – All are invited as we study Ezra and Nehemiah and reflect on the work of God’s people to come together and begin again to worship and serve God after a time of exile.
Youth Fundraiser Yard Sale: Saturday, February 11th, 8:00am to Noon. Please start bringing your donations on Monday, February 6th. We need volunteers to help us organize on Thursday and Friday.
Young at Hearts: Thursday, February 16th at 11:30am. Come for this covered dish luncheon as we share a wonderful, sing-a-long musical celebration of Valentine’s Day presented by John Shuster.
Presbyterian Women’s Mission Sewing Day: February 22nd from 10am to 1pm. Please bring a can of vegetables for the soup. We will be assembling hygiene kits, cutting out and sewing baby gowns and pillowcase dresses, and making no-sew blankets.
Ash Wednesday Dinner and Worship at Cape Fear Presbyterian Church, February 22nd: Gather at 6pm at Cape Fear Presbyterian Church (2606 Newkirk Ave) for a simple dinner (prepared by Cape Fear Pres.) and a joint worship service with Cape Fear, Winter Park, and Bethany at 6:45pm. Please let our church office know if you plan to go to the dinner. (We will host the joint worship service on Maundy Thursday in April.)
Bus Trip Lunch to the Oceanic Restaurant, Thursday, February 23rd at 11:30am. Please call the church office to sign up.
Please find information about regular Children’s and Youth activities in the newsletter or by reaching out to Rachel.
Memorial Service for Lou Holst
Friends, a Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, January 21st at 11am at Winter Park Presbyterian Church.
Christmas Eve Worship Services at WPPC – 4pm and 7pm
Christmas Eve we will gather for worship at 4pm and 7pm.
4:00pm—”Glowstick-light” Christmas Eve: This shorter Christmas Eve service is planned with young children in mind! We will sing favorite hymns of Christmas, together enact a very short telling of the Christmas story, and share a Children’s message. Instead of candles, we will share green and red glowsticks to help us sing! No need to be silent or sit still even as we sing “Silent Night.”
Please bring a non-perishable food item to share for the offering at the 4pm service.
Ukulele players are encouraged to bring their ukuleles to the 4pm service as we strum and sing “Soon and Very Soon.”
7:00pm—Candlelight Christmas Eve Service: We will sing Christmas carols and hymns, celebrate Christ’s nativity with scripture readings, and conclude our service singing “Silent Night” by Candlelight.
On Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th, we will gather as normal for our 10am worship service.
Friends, please note that it is scheduled to be extremely cold this weekend. At present all is dry around the church, but be aware that ice may form if we have any moisture. Please be careful! However, our sanctuary’s new boiler is keeping our sanctuary nice and warm.
Funeral for Sherry Spencer
A Funeral and Service of Witness to the Resurrection for Sherry Spencer will be held at 2pm, Thursday, December 1st at Winter Park Presbyterian Church. A visitation will be held at the church at 1pm.
Tuesday, November 22nd at 10:00am – Come help the Worship Commission decorate the sanctuary for Christmas and Advent
Sunday, November 27th – The First Sunday of Advent
Friday, December 2nd – Fellowship Bus Trip to the Christmas Show at the Alabama Theater in Myrtle Beach
Sunday, December 4th – Joy Gift (A telling of the Christmas Story by our Children and Youth in Music, Drama, and Art)
Tuesday, December 6th – Christmas Caroling on the WPPC Bus – Meet at the church at 10:30am to take our bus by the homes of several WPPC-members-at-home. We will stop for lunch along the way and be back to the church by 4pm.
Wednesday, December 7th – 7pm Worship Service with Communion – We will pray the Great O Antiphons of Advent, singing verses of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” in reply in this contemplative worship service for the Advent Season.
Sunday, December 11th – 4pm to 6pm Intergenerational Gathering and Covered Dish Dinner
Wednesday, December 14th – 1pm Mid-Day Prayer in the Sanctuary
Sunday, December 18th – Choral Lessons and Carols Worship Service at 10am
Sunday, December 18th – Children’s Christmas Party and Youth Christmas Party – please contact the church office for time and location details.
Saturday, December 24th – 4pm “Glowstick Light” Children’s Christmas Eve Service 7pm Traditional Candlelight Christmas Service
Sunday, December 25th – 10am Christmas Day Worship