Holy Yoga is coming back soon, y’all!
Our eight-week Fall Holy Yoga session starts September 18 and goes through November 8. Classes will be held on Tuesday mornings at Westminster Central in the Youth room from 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM. Evening classes will be at North Campus on Thursdays from 6 PM - 7 PM. I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. - Romans 12:1
Kids Hope Mentors Needed
Do you have an extra hour each week?
Would it surprise you to know that one
hour a week is all it takes to make a
difference in a child’s life? Mentoring
a child is a rewarding experience and
makes a lasting impact on both the
child and the mentor in expected and
unexpected ways. You can make a big
difference in the life of an at-risk child
with one-on-one positive attention from
a responsible, caring adult. For over
ten years Westminster Church has been
mentoring, under the Kids Hope USA
program, at Monroe Elementary. Kids
Hope is a national mentoring program
that provides a reliable, caring, adult
relationship to at-risk kids. Their model
is One Child, One Hour, One Church,
One School. Within this model each
church partners with a school where
mentors from the church spend one
hour each week with their “one and only
We are currently in need of mentors
to begin in the Fall of 2018. These
are children who may never receive
attention at home, may never be told
that they are special, may never get
help with their schoolwork. There are
issues that many times can be improved
with the support of a caring adult.
Our mentors provide some help with
schoolwork, but more importantly, they
work to develop a caring, meaningful
relationship ith a child. Data shows that
the model that Kids Hope uses can
make a substantial difference in a child’s
Please consider committing to one year
of mentoring. One hour a week is all that
is required of your time, and the benefits
to a child cannot be measured. Please
contact Craig Stanley at 405-820-4720
S.P.A.R.K. is enjoying another successful year. We have children from Horace Mann School, grades one
through three, who are benefitting from tutoring and programs in art, drama, and music, food preparation (their desserts), Bible study and recreation. They are served a snack when they arrive and dinner before they go home. At the current time, we are in need of snacks – peanut butter and crackers, pretzels in small packets, fruit snacks, etc. You may bring your donations to the front desk and mark them clearly: S.P.A.R.K. House.
If you would like to volunteer call
524-2204 and you will be put in touch
with a volunteer coordinator.
Dinner For Eight
This fall you are encouraged to sign up to participate in Dinner for Eight. The goal of Dinner for Eight is to meet new people and strengthen connections within the WPC Church family. This WPC Small Group opportunity offers two evenings of dining together in Christian fellowship. It is a wonderful way for our church family to get to know each other better. It is for everyone! Old, young, married, single, college age, young adults, new members and longtime members. You sign up for one 2-month block. You’ll be randomly assigned to a group of 8 (couples & singles). You will meet once a month for dinner in each one of the host’s home. The host will provide the main dish while the others are assigned an item to bring to the event. The host will act as leader assigned to each group of 8 and will be responsible for keeping the members informed of the date, time, & place for the dinner.
- Registration will be from Sept 2 – Sept 30 in the Garden Court.
- Two hosts will be assigned to each group (one for each dinner).
- Save the date – Oct. 7 is the organizational welcome event (held after 10:30 worship) and each group will meet their host and determine the date and time of each of their dinner gatherings.
- Want to learn more - Come to the table in the Garden Court!
Dates: Oct 3, 10, 17, & 24
Dinner Time: 5:30 PM - 6 PM
Class Times: 6 PM - 7 PM
Dinner Cost: Adults: $7 Kids: $5 Family Max: $25
The most controversial issues are the ones that need the most discussion, but most of us treat them like hot potatoes. As Christians, it is our duty to be informed about the hot topics facing our world and our society, so that we can form opinions and make decisions, as well as learn how to talk about sensitive issues with others in a Christian spirit. In this class, Dr. Kirbas will bring his years of teaching ethics at North Central College in Naperville, IL, to the Bridge. We will dive into the most controversial ethical issues, search for the arguments supporting different sides of the issue and decide what ethical schools of thought best address them. Join us for this class…and try not to get burned!
Life Skills You Won’t Learn In School
Parents, would you love it if your kids could learn basic life skills to help you around the house? High schools and middle schools are teaching our students where to find the x in an equation and how far away the sun is from the earth; but who is teaching our students how to make breakfast for themselves and why it is necessary to separate the white clothes from the light clothes before putting them into the washing machine? We are teaching our students these life skills in our Bridge class for students who are in 6th grade to 12th grade. We will be teaching them basic life skills such as; how to read recipes, how to do their own laundry, how to get ready for a job interview and manage finances, and how to perform basic car maintenance and basic house repairs. Sign your students up to learn these life skills and help you around the house!
Spiritual Gifts Assessment
Did you know that the Holy Spirit empowers and equips all members of the Body of Christ with gifts? That means YOU have special gifts for the upbuilding of this church! Come find out what they are and learn how to serve in ways that make you feel alive instead of serving in ways that make you feel tired. This four week class involves taking a Spiritual Gifts Assessment and learning what the scriptures have to say about how the Body of Christ functions best when everyone’s gifts are known and appreciated. Anyone the age of 13 or older will enjoy this class...we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us - Romans 12:5-6
Kids Reaching Out in Christian Kindness
Young people join Ms. Darci for an evening of fun designed just for you! This is your chance to practice and prepare random acts of kindness for our church family and community.
This 4 week cooking class taught by a rotation of WPC’s own members who have mastered the art of cooking and will be sharing their tips, tricks, and recipes with you. This fun, practical and yummy sample filled course will make all participant cooks feeling more confident in the kitchen with this arsenal of tips, techniques, tricks, and recipes that will make cooking easier. Class meets in the Mobile Meals Kitchen. Sign up in Garden Court. Space for this hands-on class is limited to 12.
Oct. 3rd - Hosted by Jenny Dunham
Oct. 10th - Hosted by Sarah Branscum
Oct. 17th - Hosted by Rhonda Hefton
Oct. 24th - Hosted by Jenny Dunham
Parenting in the Age of Fortnite
Fortnite addict and a mother of a 9 year old and 13 year old, Rev. Junkin invites parents and grandparents to come learn and discuss how the Fortnight Battle Royale game has affected not only our family life but also our culture. This 4 week class will explore several areas, including topics like: what every parent should know about the game, what makes Fortnite so addictive, how to set limits in a positive way, coupled with very practical advice for parents to consider as they raise children who actively navigate between the virtual and real world.
Class begins as part of the Bridge program at the Westminster Presbyterian Church Central Campus on October 3rd - October 24th from 6 PM - 7 PM. Class is free. Please sign-up in the Garden Court or call 524.2204