Wake Forest Presbyterian Leaflets
For Friday, July 14, 2017
OfficersbLogWFPC Officers' Column
Our WFPC website states that the mission of our Mission and Outreach ministry is "to create and heighten awareness of the places in need throughout the world and to present our church family with ministry and mission opportunities that reach out to these places and that spark our hearts with passion, faith and love for others."

On Saturday, July 15, our recently formed Mission Vision team will be working to assure that Wake Forest Presbyterian Church's mission and outreach program is supported and valid, that our missions resonate with our congregation, and that they are rooted in Christ. In addition, we will be determining the direction WFPC Mission and Outreach programs will head in the future.

The Presbyterian Church is founded on democratic principles. Your voice is vital. Please go to our church website http://www.wakeforestpres.org/ and look over our mission programs. Then consider the following questions and let us know what you think.
  • Are our mission and outreach programs grounded in our Presbyterian faith?
  • Do our missions reflect the presence of Christ?
  • Do we address root causes of social issues?
  • Are we responding to valid needs?
  • Are our programs sustainable?
  • Do we achieve a balance between a local, state, national and international response to need?
  • Are we, as the hands and feet of Christ, moving in the right direction?
  • Are we serving to meet basic needs or are we also working for structural and personal justice and change?
  • What needs in our world does your own heart feel called to answer?

We will prayerfully consider your input as we gather for our Mission Vision retreat on July 15 and as we continue our work in the coming months.

Please pray that God's infinite love and compassion will be our guiding light.

Millie Seiler
Elder for Mission and Outreach
agseiler@outlook.com or 585-02-4442
farmSpecial Guest Sunday!
This Sunday we have a guest preacher coming in as part of our Ten Summer Sundays. Rev. Allen Brimer, co-founding pastor of Farm Church, will come and share his thoughts with us. Farm Church is part of the PCUSA, New Hope Presbytery. You can read more about the creation of this new church by clicking here and visit the Farm church website by clicking here.
wristbandsGreen Wristbands, It Is Time to Pray!
We have 17 youth and 3 adults headed to the high school retreat this week at Montreat.  Please pray for Kendall Bland, Ashleigh Brackett, Hannah Briley, Emma Lewis, Millie Pulliam, Jason Newton, Victoria Welker, Micah Floyd, Reghan Flores, Georgia Callahan, Natalie Rouse, Peyton Carrington, Nick Honkomp, Zach Duguid, Anna Krussow, Cody Holtman, Luke Briones, Mike Honkomp, Mandy Duguid, and Janet Briley.
confirmAre You Ready?
Coming to you soon will be the start of our 2017/2018 Eighth Grade Confirmation Class. The Confirmation team is busy preparing and filled with excitement as we plan. This class runs from September to May and will be starting on Promotion Sunday, September 10, at 10:00 AM.

If you have an 8th grader, please contact Mary Beichner at 919-848-0596 or marybeichner@me.com to enroll your youth in our class. There will be a parent meeting to discuss the scope of this class. The meeting dates are Monday, August 21, OR Tuesday, August 22, at 7:00 PM. We will be meeting in the youth room. Both meetings are the same and are intended for parents only. When you pick the one that best fits your schedule contact Mary to let her know. THANKS A BUNCH!

wowWOW This Fall
Join the Women of the Word (WOW) beginning September 12. This fall we will be studying Lysa TerKeurst's, "Finding I Am (How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart)." This will be a 6-session in-depth study exploring the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. We will gain a better understanding of how Jesus' words 2,000 years ago are so very applicable to the answers we are searching for today. WOW is a diverse group of women who welcome back those who have stepped aside for a while as well as new faces. We pray together and encourage each other. We support Family Promise by providing toiletries and preparing and serving dinner. We also serve dinner and provide clothing and personal items twice a year to Feeding the Hungry in downtown Raleigh. Come join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in B103.  Any questions, contact Mary Beichner at marybeichner@me.com or Sandie Buda at sandiebuda@nc.rr.com. Study books available on Exploration Sunday.
  cartsGolf Carts Needed - July 25
We're expecting many guests to attend the upcoming New Hope Presbytery meeting at WFPC, and as you're well aware, it's a long walk from the grassy parking area and the CLC. Because of this, we're hoping to help those who may have difficulty making the walk by providing a ride. If you have a golf cart you're willing to loan, please let Robin Roper know ( rgroper@gmail.com). Larry Roper will pick up your cart and transport it on a trailer to the church and then return it afterward. Thank you.
morningswithchristNew Study This Fall!
Plan to join Mornings With Christ for "Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy" by Beth Moore. In this 6-session study, we will be encouraged to guard what God has entrusted to us and to pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy.  Classes will begin September 13.  Our group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.  For more information and to order a study guide, please contact Loretta Highfield at loretta.highfield@gmail.com
flicksJuly Chick Flicks
Please join us at chick Flicks for fellowship, fun, and a great movie on the third Friday of each month. This month, we will meet on July 21 to watch " The Shack." We will gather between 6:30 and 7:00 and start the movie around 7:15 at the home of Diane Terrell. Please bring an appetizer and beverage of your choice. RSVP to Trish Floyd ( pjfloyd90@gmail.com) or Diane Terrell ( dianegterrell@gmail.com).
mandsMission and Service
Tri-Area Ministry
The initiative to donate produce to Tri-Area Ministry is up and running. One of TAM's priorities for 2017 is to increase the nutritional content of the food they hand out. The produce can come either from community gardens or individuals. Please put produce in paper or plastic bags. They can be delivered to TAM (149 E Holding St) either before 9 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays, or on Tuesdays from 11 AM to noon.

How can you help this ministry? First of all, consider donating a car to Wheels4Hope (even if they can't use it, they will sell it) and get a charitable contribution credit. Second, you can volunteer your time and talents in varying capacities within the Wheels4Hope organization. Finally, you can help by offering financial support. For more information, or to join the WFPC Wheels4Hope team, contact Kevin Sharpe at ksharpessi@yahoo.com.

Second Adult Mission Opportunity
Due to the continued need for Hurricane Matthew relief in Eastern NC, the session has approved a second adult mission trip, and it will be Sunday, October 22, through Friday/Saturday, October 27/28 in Kinston, NC. If you are interested, and the spring is not an ideal time for you, this is your chance! Please contact Judy Finch Ide at  jfinchide@hotmail.com to advise of your interest. 
bodysoulBody & Soul Ministry
Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men.
  • More than 90 percent of all prostate cancers are discovered when they are confined to the prostate or are nearby.
  • The survival rate for men diagnosed with prostate tumors discovered at these stages is nearly 100 percent -- all the more reason men should be screened annually.

Caregiver Resources
  • Dementia Education Programming Series - Thursday, July 20; Thursday, August 17; and Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest. You may attend one or all three sessions; registration is required. Click here to register, or call 919-435-9458
  • Information on Being a Caregiver - Click here for access to articles, a newsletter, and other resources for caregivers, regardless of the diagnosis of the person for whom you are caring.
  • OK Now What? A Caregiver's Guide to What Matters written by Sue Collins, RN, and Nancy Taylor Robson. The book deals with focusing on what really matters "while taking care of the business of living at the end of life." For further description, click here. Available through AARP and on Amazon.
HisKidsHis Kids News
HIS KIDS WORSHIP ON SUNDAYS , during our 10:15 worship service, will be sharing some wonderful stories this summer! This week our children are exploring John 5:1-9 (Jesus Heals on the Sabbath). Next week, they'll be looking at Deuteronomy 10:12-22 (You Were Immigrants). All children ages 4 through 5th grade are invited out to Holywood (Mod Red, Room 1) after our Time With the Youngest Disciples for their own service.

~Katherine Peiper, Director of Children, Families and Youth Ministries |
YouthNewsYouth News
July 16-22:  High School to Montreat  (Green wristbands)


CUBA YOUTH TRIP UPDATE:  Our youth and adults that went to Cuba in June had an amazing time!  Join them on July 23 for the discipleship hour at 9:00 and worship at 10:15 to see pictures and hear stories from their trip!


CONGRATULATIONS! Each year, the New Hope Presbytery Youth Council accepts youth through an application process. This year, the council is made up of youth from 15 churches in our presbytery. 6 of our very own WFPC youth were chosen to be a part of this group! They will attend meetings/planning sessions throughout the year and will then lead the Middle School Youth Retreat at Camp Don Lee, as well as the High School Retreat at Camp Willow Run. This is a great opportunity for them and a huge honor! Please say "Congratulations" to Haley Viall, Maddie Briley, Reghan Flores, Kathryn Poulsen, Hannah Briley, and Lindsey Hays when you see them! Haley and Maddie are also serving as Youth Leaders for this group this year.

~Janet Briley, Assistant Director of Youth Ministries youth@wakeforestpres.org 
ScriptureSermonMusicJuly 16 Scripture, Sermon and Music
Sunday, July 2, our Scripture comes from Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. Rev. Allen Brimer (Farm Church, Durham) will share his sermon, "New Seeds for New Ministry."

Click here  to check out our Music Ministry's selections.

Summer Worship Schedule ~ July 2 through September 3
9:00    Intergenerational Discipleship Hour in the CLC
10:15  Worship in the sanctuary
Tithes and Offerings

2017 Annual Budget
Year-to-date Budgeted (June)
Year-to-date Actual (June)

July Budget
July Tithes and Offerings (thru 7/9/17) $28,990.19

July 9, 2017
Tithes and Offerings $19,383.69
Designated Gifts $961.00
Debt Elimination Gifts $1,057.00

Sunday School Attendance
10:15 Attendance 300

Debt Elimination Monthly Budget
Debt Elimination Received (thru 7/9/17) $1,705.50

...all shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God that he has given you.
Deuteronomy 16:17
WFPC Calendar Highlights

Sunday, July 16
9:00 AM | CLC | Discipleship Hour
10:15 AM | Sanctuary | Worship Service

Monday, July 17
6:00 PM | CLC | FaithFit

Tuesday, July 18
6:30 PM | Sanctuary | Music Rehearsal

Wednesday, July 19
6:30 PM | CLC B017  | Iron Sharpens Iron
6:30 PM | Music Room | Hand Bells
7:00 PM | CLC B103 | Summer Sundays Team Meeting

Thursday, July 20
5:30 PM | CLC | FaithFit
7:00 PM | CLC B103  | Session Meeting
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church
12605 Capital Blvd
Wake Forest, NC 27587