HOLY HAY DAY
Sunday, October 22
12:30 - 3:30
Wake Forest Presbyterian Leaflets
For Friday, October 13, 2017
OfficersbLogWFPC Officers' Column
My wife Pat and I have joined a newly formed Bible study group called "SALT." We are reading and discussing "Red Letter Revolution," a book co-authored by best-selling authors, Shane Clairborne and Tony Campolo.   The book's focus is on Christ's words, which are printed in red in most Bibles, and what His words mean to us today.

Tony Campolo's wife loves to tell this story:

In heaven, Peter is in charge of checking people in at the gate. Paul, the great administrator, is in charge of keeping track of the people that are in heaven. It disturbed him that there were always more people in heaven than Peter had been admitting. This discrepancy annoyed both of them.  Then one day Paul came running to Peter and said, "I found out what's happening! It's Jesus! He keeps sneaking the people over the wall!"  

The author adds, "Though the church sometimes thinks it can determine who can or cannot get into heaven, Jesus may be at work outside of the church, loving people and lifting them into his kingdom." 

While we may know that Jesus is the only way to salvation, we can't be sure that the grace of God through Jesus is available only to those inside the church. In the book of Romans, Paul suggests that God will make an exception for those who never got the law of God but who still had something written in their hearts to make them try to do what God expects us to do.
The author states that "You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." How often do we create an image of God that serves the interest of our own ethnocentric values -- and prejudices? Before we ask if Christians and non- Christians worship the same God, we have to ask of any two of us have the same image of the same God.

In Acts 19:34-35, Peter said, "I now realized how true it is that God does not show favoritism  but accepts from EVERY NATION the one who fears him and does what is right."

"No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."   1 John 4:12  

God Loves Us. Go out and share His Love.
Amen!


Wayne Moore
Elder for Facilities
hhdHoly Hay Day
Sunday, October 22, 12:30 - 3:30
Mark your calendars -- Holy Hay Day is almost here! We invite you to join us for an afternoon of fun: food, games, bounce house, photo booth, hay rides, trunk-or-treat, face painting, fairy hair, music, guitar raffle, and more! Fun for all ages! We can't wait to see you there!

Trunk-or-Treat
Ready to decorate your car and have a blast with the kids? Follow the link to sign up to have YOUR car be one of our only ten cars for Trunk-or-Treat at Holy Hay Day! Details are in the Sign Up Genius.  Hurry... don't miss your chance!
screenScreenagers
6:00-8:00 PM | Sunday, November 5
Dinner and follow-up materials provided

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time -- friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

The New Hope Presbytery's ConnectED team is very excited to partner with Wake Forest Presbyterian for a screening of Screenagers.

The documentary is geared for youth ages 10 and up, and we are strongly encouraging parents and teens to join us!  A preview of the documentary can be found HERE .  

We ask that folks please RSVP, as we are providing dinner for all participants and want to ensure we have enough food!  We are asking that each participant provide $3 to help cover the cost of food.

RSVP HERE!
 

Our hope is that this is just the beginning of great community conversation surrounding how we use our media, and how we empower our children to be smart consumers of both screen time and content!
lunchWomen's Ministry Holiday Luncheon
A Season for Gratitude!  Join us for the annual ladies' holiday luncheon on Saturday, November 4, 12:30-2:30 PM in the CLC. Before the holiday rush takes over, we will celebrate and prepare our hearts for the upcoming season. This year, we will be celebrating our gratitude for the multitude of God's blessings that we are fortunate to experience each and every day. And of course, we will enjoy our awesome potluck!  Please invite a friend and click here to RSVP.  It's going to be a great afternoon; you don't want to miss it!  For more info and questions:  Leslie Olmo, leslieolmo@yahoo.com.
pastorsOctober is Pastor Appreciation Month
Everyone likes to be appreciated, and what a nice way to show our love: by giving our fine pastors a card or note to show them how much we appreciate them. (If you'd like to include a gift, a small gift card to your favorite restaurant is helpful for folks with lots of evening meetings!) Boxes are located in the CLC and by the work room to drop in a note of thanks to our wonderful pastors.
tamTri-Area Ministry Stop Hunger, Feed Hope
Dinner and Auction
Friday, October 20, 5:00 to 9:00 PM
WFPC Christian Life Center

Tickets are $20/person or two for $35. This evening will be filled with various opportunities to contribute to the fundraiser event and provide clients with fresh food! Bring your friends and share a table for eight. Don't forget your checkbook!

Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry receives food from the Emergency Food Assistance Program once each month. They also purchase food from the state-run Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC using monetary donations from individuals and community organizations. And yet, the shelves are often sparse, and they worry about how they will be able to serve their clients.

For tickets or if you'd like to help with decorations, contact Sandie Buda at sandiebuda@nc.rr.com.
healingHealing and Wholeness Worship Service
All Saints Day Celebration
October 30 at 7 PM
All Saints' Day is a celebration that dates back to 835 CE! It is a worship tradition of naming the loss and joy of life eternal for loved ones whom we have lost in the past. Come out and join us for a special worship service focused on giving thanks for the lives of loved ones who have gone on to be with God, but also the ongoing work we do together as people of God. This day and worship is many things: a reminder we are part of the continuing communion of saints...a time to claim our kinship with those who have gone before us...and a time for the church to be faithful in life and service for all who have been witnesses to God's love in this world. Come worship with us! Childcare will be provided. Contact John Fawcett at johnfawcett@wakeforestpres.org.
meetingCongregational Meeting
There will be a Congregational Meeting at the end of the 11:15 worship service on Sunday, October 29. The purpose of the meeting is to adjust the terms of call for our pastors. 
menuWednesday Night Dinner Menu
for October 18
chicken pot pie (vegetarian option available)
salad
biscuits
candy bar cake
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
Mission and Outreach Annual Golf Tournament
Thank you to all of  the participants, sponsors, and volunteers who helped make this year's Mission and Outreach Golf Tournament a huge success. After expenses, over $2,000 was raised for the mission and outreach fund. This fund is used to help support the mission ministries here at WFPC, as well as any non-budgeted needs that come before the Mission and Outreach elders and ministry team leaders.

Blood Drive Results
Thank you for turning out for the Red Cross Blood Drive on October 1. Sadly, we've been reminded by recent events just how important it is to maintain a plentiful blood supply. We are thrilled to report we had 100% of our available appointments booked prior to the drive! The Red Cross collected 89 total units of blood, and we had a steady stream of donors throughout the day. Thank you, Wake Forest Presbyterian and the surrounding community, for helping to save lives!
bodysoulBody & Soul Ministry
Children and Domestic Violence
  • Somewhere between 40% and 60% of men who abuse women also abuse children.
  • The most important predictor of whether a man will abuse a woman is whether he witnessed domestic violence as a child.
  • Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their partners and children as those who don't. Females who witness domestic violence are more likely than other females to become victims of domestic violence as adults.
  • Statistics from the court system indicate that children are present in the home during about 36% of cases of domestic violence.

Caregi ver Resources
  • Movie screening of "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me." Thursday, October 19, 5:00 to 7:30 PM at Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. Bob Ringham, an award-winning photojournalist whose wife has dementia, will also do a presentation. He is author of the book "20 Minutes from Home" and lives in Franklinton, NC. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. For more information or to register go to https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/dementia-awareness-education-series.aspx
HisKidsHis Kids News
SHinE Singers are singing this Sunday! We will be doing the introit at both services. Meet in the CLC at 8:30 for a sound check, and then in the sanctuary at 11:00. Our kids have worked so hard and sound amazing; thank you for helping them make a joyful noise unto the Lord in this way!
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THIS WEEK'S SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON is "David and Jonathan" (1 Samuel 16:7). Car question for the ride home: Just as David was a good friend to Jonathan, how can you be a good friend this week? How does God's love for you help you understand how to love others?

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UPCOMING DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR:
Club 4/5 on Saturday, November 4 (family workday at Hope Reins)
First Fridays on Friday, November 3 in the CLC
Screenagers on Sunday, November 5 in the CLC (see announcement above)

~Katherine Peiper, Director of Children, Families and Youth Ministries |
YouthNewsYouth News
TAKE STOCK IN YOUTH!  Have you had a chance to TAKE STOCK IN YOUTH? It is not too late! Look for the boards on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings so you can make a difference in the lives of the youth of WFPC! They are moved and changed in many ways when they experience retreats and mission trips, and we have you to thank for that!

Click here  each week for stories from our youth. They are moved and changed in many ways when they experience retreats and mission trips, and we have YOU to thank for that! 


~Janet Briley, Assistant Director of Youth Ministries youth@wakeforestpres.org 
ScriptureSermonMusicOctober 15 Scripture, Sermon and Music
Our Scripture will be Acts 4:32-35. Pastor Rebekah Maul will share her sermon, "Our Story."

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

2017 Annual Budget
$883,212.00
Year-to-date Budgeted (September)
$651,159.00
Year-to-date Actual (September)
$622,179.57
Year-to-date 
$28,979.43

September Budget
$72,351.00
September Tithes and Offerings (thru 9/24/17) $59,133.54

October 8, 2017
Tithes and Offerings $18,207.50
Designated Gifts $2,010.00
Debt Elimination Gifts $603.50


Sunday School Attendance
90
9:00 Attendance 141
11:15 Attendance 164

Debt Elimination Monthly Budget
$12,000.00
Debt Elimination Received (thru 10/8/17) $1,888.50

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, October 13
7:00 AM | CLC Youth Room | Iron Sharpens Iron
6:15 PM | CLC | JOY Group

Saturday, October 14
7:00 AM | CLC Youth Room | Iron Sharpens Iron

Sunday, October 15
9:00 AM | Sanctuary | Contemporary Worship
10:00 AM | Campus Wide | Discipleship Hour
11:15 AM | Sanctuary | Traditional Worship
2:00 PM | CLC B103 | Officer Training
4:30 PM | Youth Room | Middle School Youth Group
6:00 PM | Youth Room | High School Youth Group

Monday, October 16
12:00 PM | CLC Youth Room | Knit and Crochet
6:00 PM | CLC | FaithFit
7:00 PM | Campus Wide | Boy Scouts
7:00 PM | Music Room | Covenant Leader Training

Tuesday, October 17
5:00 PM | Off Campus | HOPE Tutoring
6:30 PM | CLC | Praise Team Rehearsal
7:00 PM | CLC B103 | SALT

Wednesday, October 18
5:30 PM | CLC | Wednesday Night Dinner
6:30 PM | Campus Wide  | Wednesday Night Small Groups
7:00 PM | Sanctuary | Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, October 19
10:00 AM | CLC Youth Room | Morning Glory Circle
6:00 PM | CLC | FaithFit
7:00 PM | CLC B017| Session
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