Wake Forest Presbyterian Leaflets
For Friday, November 10, 2017

OfficersbLogWFPC Officers' Column
Hanging in our house, we have one of my favorite quotes hanging that Heather and I made at one of those artsy places (okay, she did most of the work). Most of you who are over the age of 30 will know it immediately. It goes like this; "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." I won't spoil it for the younger generation. If you want to know who said it, go watch the movie. The reason I love it is that it reminds me to just stop. Stop trying to finish the to do list, stop rushing through dinner and stop starting a new project just as soon as the last one is completed (or 95% complete in most of my cases). It's very easy to get stuck "in the fast lane" and not notice all the incredible things going on around you, like the laughter of a child, the song of a bird or even the pounding of a hammer that is completing the lead-up work to Walk Thru Bethlehem (shameless plug I know). So "stop and look around once and a while;" you don't want to miss what God is doing right under your nose.

Prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father, you are always amongst us. Please help us to stop, open our eyes and ears, and look for the heavenly things you are doing in our midst.
Jon Gutekunst
Elder, Facilities
commitmentIs Your 2018 Pledge Turned In??
Remember, church family... we have a calling from our Lord to share and provide the Light of Christ in this broken world. As a church we have work to do. Support the overall ministry and mission of WFPC. If you haven't turned in your pledge card, please do so as soon as you are able. Extra pledge cards are available in the narthex and in the CLC.
m2mMinistry to Military
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM on Saturday, November 11
Lowe's Foods, Capital Blvd

Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, in conjunction with Lowes Foods, is planning a community wide donation drive. We are seeking donations for care packages that we will send to deployed military soldiers.

Lowe's will have an area as customers enter the store where care package contents will be available for purchase. Shoppers can select any of these items to be paid for with their regular shopping and place them in our baskets as they exit the store. There will be a donation jar on our table for those wishing to make cash or check donations.

We all value the sacrifices these men & women make protecting our freedom and way of life. These packages are meant to be an encouragement to let them know that we appreciate their service and pray for their safe return home.

Click here if you can help man our station on Saturday!
cfChick Flicks in November
Please join us at Chick Flicks for fellowship, fun, and a great movie each month. This month, we will meet on November 17 to watch "Lion." 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).

In December, we will be meeting on the 4th Friday, December 22, so mark your calendar!)
hhdJOY Group
Friday, November 10
Join the JOY (Just Older Youth) Group tonight! We will gather in the CLC at 6:15 and enjoy our potluck at 6:30. Paul and Carol Swartz will be our hosts. Please contact Carol at cakswartz@yahoo.com or 614-975-5225 with your RSVP and covered dish offering. Our program will be "The Lands Down Under." The Swartzes will share pictures and stories of their Australia and New Zealand tour.
cleanFall Clean Up
Saturday, November 11
In preparation for our community-wide Walk Through Bethlehem, we will hold our Fall Clean-Up tomorrow. We will gather at the narthex entrance at 8:30 AM and plan on finishing by noon. There will be projects for all ages. We will be doing some pruning, spreading of pine straw, and cleaning of beds. In addition, we will be sealing the decking around the mods. Most tools will be provided, but what we need most is YOU and your time. If you can't stay the whole time, come when you can and leave when you must. Contact Wayne Moore or Jon Gutekunst if you have any questions (waynemoore670@gmail.com or jon.gutekunst@gmail.com).

adventAdvent Decorating
Christmas helpers are needed to decorate the sanctuary, narthex, and entrance to the church. The first Sunday in Advent is December 3; decorating needs to be completed before Walk Through Bethlehem begins on December 1. There are two opportunities to join the festivities: 9:30 AM on Monday, November 27, in the sanctuary and 10:30 AM on Thursday, November 30 to unload and place the poinsettias in the sanctuary. Any questions, please contact Sandie Buda at sandiebuda@nc.rr.com. Your help is greatly appreciated!
 wtbWalk Through Bethlehem
December 1,  6:00-9:00
December 2,  5:00-9:00
December 3,  5:00-8:00

WTB WORKDAYS: November 18 and 25
On Saturday, November 18, we will work on the breezeway area and finish hanging the felt. On Saturday, November 25, we will install the props on the main set. Please contact Paul Swartz at swartzp51@gmail.com if you have questions.

10,000 COOKIES!
Walk Through Bethlehem has over 3,000 visitors each year. Part of our hospitality is to share cookies and a hot drink with our guests. Please consider a donation of cookies (Christmas cookies are the best!) or a monetary donation for hot drinks. Drop off your cookies in the kitchen or at the desk in the narthex beginning this Sunday. Checks can be dropped in the offering plate with "WTB Refreshments" on the memo line. Questions? mandyduguid@wakeforestpres.org.
menuWednesday Night Dinner Menu
for November 15 - last dinner until January!
parmesan encrusted chicken
cheesy mashed potatoes
broccoli with cheese sauce
rolls
cupcake

The cost is $5/adult and $3/child. Please make your reservation by Sunday evening by emailing Dean Tryon at  dinner@wakeforestpres.org .

Click here for a complete list of Wednesday Nights Together offerings.  Click here for the entire winter/spring menu.
mandsMission and Service
Giving Tree
This year Mission and Outreach is doing a new thing -- we're going to have two Christmas trees set out that have "ornaments" for you to take home. They'll highlight three missions of the church to which you and your family can give gifts: Christmas Angel, Back Pack Buddies, and the PC USA Giving Catalog. You'll pick an ornament that will have instructions on how to help; we will "de-decorate" our trees all the way up to Christmas Eve.  Keep an eye out for more information to come! 
bodysoulBody & Soul Ministry
What are the different kids of diabetes?


 

Type 1 diabetes occurs when the immune system destroys cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. When there is no insulin available to help move glucose into cells in the body, glucose builds up in the blood and cells starve. Only 5% of people with diabetes have Type 1. It usually starts before 20 years of age, but can happen at any age.


 

Type 2 diabetes occurs when cells don't use insulin as well as they need to. About 27 million people in the U.S. have Type 2 diabetes. It may be caused by genes, extra weight, too much glucose or not enough insulin from the liver, or problems with communication among cells. Type 2 diabetes used to be a disease that only affected adults, but it is now being seen frequently in children as a result of the childhood obesity epidemic.


 

Gestational diabetes occurs in about 6% of pregnant women. Blood glucose levels typically return to normal after delivery, but women who have gestational diabetes have a 50% chance of developing diabetes later in life. 


 

HisKidsHis Kids News
KIDS HELPING KIDS: We have two mission partners here at WFPC that our kids can help support in very real ways. For the month of November, we are asking that our kids help collect size 5 and 6 diapers for Tri-Area Ministries and healthy, non-perishable snacks to supplement our BackPack Buddies program. There will be bins labeled for each mission in Holywood, so our kids can drop off items any time they head to the Red Mod.

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SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVE FAMILY SERVICE:  WFPC Children's Ministry invites you and your child to join us in a beautiful new tradition...a Christmas Eve pageant! ALL children have a role in the pageant, no rehearsal required! All families are encouraged to join us in the CLC on Sunday, December 24, at 9:00 AM as the children of the church present the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. 

You will have the opportunity right after Thanksgiving to sign your child up for one of the following roles:

Animal - We will have animal masks for children to wear if they choose to be an animal! And animal costumes from home are welcomed!

Angel - Angels wear tinsel halos, which are provided. Wear white leggings or tights.

Shepherd - Shepherds provide their own bathrobes; headpieces are provided. Please have the children wear Tevas or summer sandals.

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UPCOMING DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR:
SHinE year-end celebration on Saturday, November 18
Club 4/5 on Sunday, November 19
Walk Through Bethlehem on December 1, 2, and 3
First Fridays Movie Night on December 8

~Katherine Peiper, Director of Children, Families and Youth Ministries |
YouthNewsYouth News
SALT RETREAT: Please pray for our Youth Leadership Team this weekend. They will be attending the SALT (Serving and Learning Together) Retreat at Massanetta. Pray for Josh Tinker, Christian Slayton, Miller Williamson, Corinne Harry, Lindsey Hays, Reghan Flores, Natalie Rouse, Maddie Briley, Haley Viall, Hannah Briley, Hannah Viall, Kathryn Poulsen, Emma Patterson, Tim Tinker, Katherine Peiper, and Janet Briley.

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WE NEED SINGERS!  All middle school and high school youth are invited to join a choir to sing at the 9:00 AM service on Christmas Eve (arriving at 8:15). Rehearsals will be on 11/15 from 4:45 until 5:15 in the sanctuary, and  on 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 and 12/20 from 5:30 until 6:00 in the CLC. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Lisa Dolfi at lisadolfi@gmail.com.
 

~Janet Briley, Assistant Director of Youth Ministries youth@wakeforestpres.org 
ScriptureSermonMusicNovember 12 Scripture, Sermon and Music
Our Scripture will be II Corinthians 5:14-20. Pastor Rebekah Maul will share her sermon, "What Do We Do?" 

Click here  to check out our Music Ministry's selections.
Tithes and Offerings
Numbers

2017 Annual Budget
$883,212.00
Year-to-date Budgeted (October)
$727,510.00
Year-to-date Actual (October)
$689,247.47
Year-to-date 
$38,262.53

November Budget
$77,351.00
November Tithes and Offerings (thru 11/5/17) $24,381.17

November 5, 2017
Tithes and Offerings $24,381.17
Designated Gifts $1,639.00
Debt Elimination Gifts $1,980.00


Sunday School Attendance
119
9:00 Attendance 225
11:15 Attendance 165

Debt Elimination Monthly Budget
$12,000.00
Debt Elimination Received (thru 10/29/17) $1,980.00

give
...all shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God that he has given you.
Deuteronomy 16:17
Calendar
WFPC Calendar Highlights
Friday, November 10
6:15 AM | CLC B017 | Friday Morning Men's Bible Study
6:15 PM | CLC | JOY Group

Saturday, November 11
7:00 AM | CLC Youth Room | Iron Sharpens Iron
8:00 AM | WFPC | WFPC Fall Workday

Sunday, November 12
9:00 AM | Sanctuary | Contemporary Worship
10:00 AM | Campus Wide | Discipleship Hour
11:15 AM | Sanctuary | Traditional Worship
4:30 PM | Youth Room  | Middle School Youth Group
6:00 PM | Youth Room | High School Youth Group

Monday, November 13
12:00 PM | Youth Room | Knit and Crochet Ministry
6:00 PM | CLC | FaithFit
7:00 PM | Campus Wide | Boy Scouts

Tuesday, November 14
5:00 PM | Off Campus | HOPE Tutoring
6:45 PM | CLC | Praise Team Rehearsal
7:00 PM | CLC B104 | WOW Bible Study
7:00 PM | Blue Mod | Stephen Ministry

Wednesday, November 15
5:30 PM | CLC | Wednesday Night Dinner
6:30 PM | Campus Wide  | Wednesday Night Small Groups
7:00 PM | Sanctuary | Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, November 16
6:00 PM | CLC | FaithFit
7:00 PM | CLC B017 | Session
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church
12605 Capital Blvd
Wake Forest, NC 27587
919-556-7777
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