Ukulele Camp 2019 – August 13-15th

Ukulele Camp 2019 at Winter Park Presbyterian

August 13th, 14th, and 15th (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday)

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Join us from 5:30 to 7:30pm on August 13th, 14th, and 15th for our 5th Annual Ukulele Camp.  We will share a dinner together before splitting into groups by age and Ukulele Skill Level.  All ages are welcome.  Last year, our youngest beginner was three and our oldest was 86 with lots of abilities and ages in between!

Groups offered will include:

  • Shake, Rattle, and Strum:  (Ages 3 to 7)  Ukulele basics, percussion, games and movement for younger children.
  • Kid’s Ukulele Basics and Beyond:  (Ages 6 and up)  A class for beginning and intermediate older children who are ready to concentrate on sharpening their ukulele skills.
  • Youth Ukulele:  (Rising 6th grade and up)  Beginning and intermediate skills for youth.  Music from Montreat / Massanetta will be mixed in!
  • Adult Introduction to Ukulele:  Meet the ukulele, learn basics about chords and strumming, and begin playing basic songs.
  • Adult Intermediate Ukulele:  Build on ukulele skills such as varied strumming patterns, fingerpicking, reading music and tablature, and understanding the relationship between chords.
  • Adult Study:  Come engage in a thought-provoking Bible Study led by Rev. Jonathan Bowling of Carolina Beach Presbyterian.

A nursery will be offered for parents who sign up their infants and toddlers by August 1st, 2019.

We do have a few ukuleles that may be borrowed from our “Ukulele Library.”


Ukulele Camp 2017


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Annual Church Picnic – Sunday, May 19th at 5pm

Our Annual Church Picnic is this Sunday (5/19) afternoon at 5pm at Trinity United Methodist Activity Center on S. College Road. (Next to Cape Fear Academy). Come on out for great food on the grill, fellowship, activities for children, and music.

Cookout 1

Bring your ukulele, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, or kazoo for the sing-a-long!

Painting the Passion: A Lenten Lunch

Painting 1Winter Park Presbyterian Church will host the last Lenten Lunch with Presbyterian Neighbors, a series of lunches hosted by the Presbyterian Churches of the Wilmington area.

You are invited to come and bring a sandwich at 11:30am on Wednesday, April 17th.  Exploration stations will be set up around Chadbourn Hall to remember, recall, and retell the stories of Holy Week:  Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, The Passion, and the Resurrection.  Sides and drinks will be prepared for you.

Palm 1.jpgAfter lunch, art materials will be provided:  acrylic paints with canvas boards and water colors.  Child friendly art supplies (and child aprons!) will also be available.

Come and reflect on the stories of Holy Week through art.  You don’t have to have any skills just to play and pray with brush and paint.  Come on out!

Cross 2This is part of the “Painting” series we have done at WPPC to explore Bible stories such as the Prodigal Son, the 23rd Psalm, John 3:16, Jonah, the Beatitudes and more.  Even those with limited art skills (“like me!” says Emile) can have quite a bit of fun with the paint.  Beyond fun, sitting and quietly painting as you reflect upon words of Scripture can be a form of enacted prayer and meditation. Come and paint.

Palm 2

Winter Park Presbyterian Church is a creative, loving, and inclusive church family located in busy mid-town Wilmington, NC.

Holy Week @ WPPC

Holy Week Slide

Palm Sunday – April 14th – 10:00am Worship Service

Also Palm Sunday, 4/14:  Second Sunday Breakfast!   Eat the best breakfast in town 7:30am to 9:30am!!!

Painting the Passion – Wednesday, April 17th at 11:30am:  Part of the Lenten Lunch Series of Wilmington’s Presbyterian Churches.  Come, bring a sandwich, and paint a picture inspired by the Good News found in the stories of Palm Sunday, The Lord’s Supper, the Passion, and the Resurrection.  Art Materials will be provided.  (Art materials and aprons will also be provided for children.)

Maundy Thursday – April 18th at 7:30pm:  Gather in the Sanctuary for a worship service that journeys with the disciples to our Lord’s table.  We will remember and give thanks for the new commandment given to love and the love enacted as Christ invites us to share in the bread and the cup.  We will be worship with the congregation of Cape Fear Presbyterian Church.  The Rev. Jonathan Watson of CFPC will be our preacher.

Good Friday – April 19th at 11:00am:  Come read, sing, and remember the Good News that is found in Christ’s sacrificial love for us.  We will follow Jesus to the cross as we hear the readings of the Passion story and sing beloved and moving hymns.  Come and Worship.

Easter Sunday, April 21st @ WPPC 

Easter Sunday we will have two identical worship services at 9:00am and 11:00am

9:00am Worship Service

10:00am Children’s Easter Egg Hunt:  Children are invited to meet on the playground for an exciting Easter Egg hunt.

11:00am Worship Service


Strings WebSunday, April 28th – The Second Sunday of Easter – 10am Worship

On the Second Sunday of Easter, we will go back to our 10am worship time.  On this Sunday, we will be joined by the congregation of Cape Fear Presbyterian Church.  Our worship service will include the “Hallelujah Chorus” of Handel’s Messiah.

Winter Park Presbyterian Church is a creative, loving, and inclusive church family located in busy mid-town Wilmington, NC.

Ukuleles Unite!

On Saturday, April 6th, Winter Park Presbyterian Church presented our 3rd Annual Ukuleles Unite Concert.   Below are a few photos.

Ukuleles Aloft

Ukuleles held aloft at Ukuleles Unite!

Masonboro Parlor

Masonboro Parlor

Line Dance Parlor

Masonboro Parlor led us in a dance.

Karen Callaway and Friends

Karen Callaway and Friends

Unresolved Spring Band

The Unresolved String Band

Parks Song

The WPPC Ukulele Choir sang a song in memory of Jack Parks.  His Ukulele present and wearing a lei.

Uke Choir Unite 2019

WPPC Ukulele Choir in Concert!

See you at Ukulele Choir concert #4 in 2020!!!

Winter Park Presbyterian Church is a creative, loving, and inclusive church family located in busy mid-town Wilmington, NC.