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Wake Forest Presbyterian Leaflets
For Friday, September 22, 2017
OfficersbLogWFPC Officers' Column
Recently a friend of mine posted on Facebook a list of acts of kindness she had witnessed during her day in Raleigh:  a lady waved her car in to her line on a busy street; a stranger helped an elderly woman and her caregiver walk through a parking lot, a young man held a door open for a woman, a man looked up from his newspaper and smiled at my friend. My friend ended her post by asking, "What kindness have you experienced today? It's the little things that add up to a beautiful life."

A few days later I served as elder of the week, and with my friend's post on my mind, I made a list of beautiful things and acts of kindness that I observed at WFPC on September 10:
  • Athy Robinson showed up for Greeter duty, only to realize that she had actually signed up for Usher duty, something she had never done before. Michael Slayton gave her a quick training (during which there were a lot of smiles and laughter), and Athy was a wonderful usher that morning!
  • Karen Pettyjohn brought her 3-year-old adorable grandson to church with her, and he joined the Praise Team for rehearsal with his own cute joyful noises.
  • While unlocking the modular rooms, I saw an excited Carolyn Joy Wiles come in early to get her classroom and materials ready for her children's Sunday School class.
  • Leslie Olmo, who was serving as deacon of the day, multi-tasked and worked diligently on materials for upcoming Bible studies she is involved with.
  • Edie Melhado brought me a catalog she had gotten in the mail from a clothing store she knows I like.
  • Grayson Gutekunst stood on the front row and sang his heart out during the 9:00 opening song, Holy Spirit. This little man is full of talent and is so inspiring!
  • Kevin Meese helped me to lock the front doors of the sanctuary, something I always struggle with.
I could go on and on with stories about the lovely people at WFPC, but my point is this: whatever it is that you're going through, focusing on what is good will help you through it.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)

Kim Newton
Elder for Worship and Music
bakerAn Invitation
A Special Peace and Global Witness Event on October 3
As part of the International Peacemaker Program, organized by the General Assembly's Peacemaking Program and funded through the annual Peace and Global Witness Special Offering, Wake Forest Presbyterian Church is honored to host the Reverend Doug Baker, the Presbyterian Church (USA) mission co-worker in Northern Ireland from 1979 - 2016. 

Rev. Baker's primary focus while serving our denomination in that region was a ministry of reconciliation in a context where centuries-old religious, political, and ethnic divisions led to nearly forty years of sectarian conflict. During his stay, there he witnessed that region coming out of a heartbreaking conflict on the way to peace. Rev. Baker was also the Northern Ireland site coordinator for the PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer Program for 23 years, during which 123 YAVs supported the work of local congregations and volunteer organizations seeking to address the legacy of conflict.

This program, sponsored by New Hope Presbytery, will be held in our sanctuary on Tuesday, October 3, from 7 to 8:30. It will be open to churches of all denominations. Childcare will be provided.
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!

The majority of the food received at Tri-Area Ministry is non-perishable canned and dried goods. Funds raised from the auction event will be used to purchase fresh food for the hungry families served.

For tickets or if you'd like to help with decorations, contact Sandie Buda at
fpUrgent Need at Family Promise
Family Promise urgently needs your help after two significant crises in less than a week. First, the water pump in their well house went out. Then a huge oak tree fell, damaging two cars belonging to guests living in transitional housing. Unfortunately, none of the repairs are covered by insurance. Please consider making a one-time donation to Family Promise to help offset these unexpected expenses:
Family Promise of Wake County
903 Method Road
Raleigh, NC 27606
Attn: Danielle Butler, Executive Director
bloodFall Blood Drive
The need to replenish the blood supply is urgent as a result of cancelled blood drives due to the recent hurricanes. Our third American Red Cross Blood Drive of 2017 takes place Sunday, October 1, in the CLC. We invite you to be a part of it.  How can you help?  Sign up to be a blood donor in the WFPC Copy Room or online through the Red Cross by clicking here and using location code "WFPC." Not keen on donating blood? Please consider donating snacks or volunteering.  You can sign up in the Copy Room or online here. Childcare will be provided throughout the afternoon, as will delicious cookies and snacks.
golf2017 WFPC Annual Mission and Outreach Golf Outing
When: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Where: Wendell Country Club
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: $50.00 per player (includes dinner)
Hole Sponsorships: $100.00
Contact:   Kevin Sharpe:
Denny Ide:

Come out and enjoy some golf and fellowship at WFPC's annual Mission and Outreach Golf Tournament. All proceeds from this tournament will go towards  supporting the mission ministries of WFPC, as well as any non-budgeted opportunities that may come our way. So, we need lots of golfers and sponsors!

This is a great opportunity to invite your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to come and see what we do to support our local community and beyond.

Sign-up sheets are available at church or you can contact the tournament coordinators above to get on the list or to sign up a team. There will be prizes and, of course, our traditional end of golf dinner prepared by our own chefs: Larry and Robin Roper. If you don't golf, please consider a hole sponsorship. All checks should be made out to "WFPC" with "M&O Golf Outing" on the memo line.
wtbWalk Through Bethlehem
Calling for Cast and Crew Members!
The Walk Through Bethlehem leadership team has been busy setting the stage for this year's program. The dates are December 1, 2 and 3; 6-9 pm on Friday and 5-8 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Sign-ups have begun, and excitement is building. We are looking forward to another great year and are praying for good weather. We are doing a few things differently this year that we wanted to let you know about. Sign-ups will continue on SignUp Genius, but we also have a brick and mortar presence on the bulletin board across from the youth room on the second floor of the CLC. The print and online sign-ups are synced frequently, so you can sign up either place. As always, contact Kathy Drake with questions about volunteering at 919-570-1100 or

There will be a rehearsal on November 29 at 7 pm in the CLC, but you will also be able to select a costume at various designated times in Room B103 in the CLC during the two weeks preceding the program. Hopefully, this will alleviate some of the chaos on opening night.

We have moved the start time on Saturday to 5:00 pm to accommodate families and, hopefully, get us out earlier on Saturday; this will require our Saturday volunteers to be at the church by 4:00. We also want to see if we can find a man to play the Angel 1 part and have divided that part into two shifts to make it a little less burdensome. We added back the guide from the manger to the cross last year, which got so much great feedback that we are keeping that in this year, and are looking for a special person to play that role.

Thank you so much for your support of this wonderful program year after year. We look forward to another wonderful year!
menuWednesday Night Dinner Menu
for September 27
bbq shredded pork
baked beans
corn salad
banana pudding

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

Click here for a complete list of Wednesday Nights Together offerings.  Click here for the entire winter/spring menu.
mandsMission and Service
Ministry 2 Military
M2M will be at CROP Walk getting cards and drawings to send to our military. You can write a card and drop it in one of the boxes located in the CLC and donation closet. In writing a card, simply address it "Dear soldier." We are also in need of blank cards, single and boxed. Another easy way to support M2M is to go to Harris Teeter and get their free item of the week if it doesn't require refrigeration and donate it to our pantry!
Brown Bag and Beyond
Mornings with Christ's Brown Bag and Beyond ministry will be working with Hope Lutheran Church on October 7 to distribute 225 lunches to the people of Hope Village and beyond. This ministry also purchases canned hams to be included in the Thanksgiving bags given out by Brown Bag and provides monthly lunch and bingo prizes for the residents of Turnberry Apartments. You can help by writing a check to WFPC with "Brown Bag and Beyond" on the memo line.

CROP Hunger Walk
Did you know that our Wake Forest CROP Hunger Walk on September 24 supports the global work of Church World Service? Even now, CWS is sending 100,000 kits and blankets to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, 15,000 pre-positioned kits in Cuba for those impacted by Hurricane Irma, and 30,000 CWS hygiene kits to Florida partners to be ready for immediate response. To support one of our WFPC CROP Walkers, click here and choose a walker to support, then click donate. It's that simple!

HEARTS OFFERING PRIMARY EDUCATION  is looking for volunteers to work with elementary children on reading, writing, and math skills every Tuesday (September through June) from 5 to 6 PM at the Hope Village Community Center, 100 N. Allen Rd. Sign up by clicking here. We are also in need of healthy snacks and small water bottles; you'll find our bin in the donation closet near the narthex.

Fall Mission Trip
October 1 is the deadline to make your commitment to join the adult mission team on their Kinston, NC assignment (October 22-27). Please contact Judy Finch Ide at 919-971-6237 or if you have any questions or want to join the team.
bodysoulBody & Soul Ministry
Caregiver Resources
  • 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
CLUB 4/5 (for 4th and 5th graders) will be kicking off the new year with a party at Joyner Park on Sunday, October 1. More info will follow. 

~Katherine Peiper, Director of Children, Families and Youth Ministries |
YouthNewsYouth News
ARE YOU INFORMED? All youth details are sent via email each week by Janet. If you are a 6th - 12th grader, or the parent of these amazing youth, and are not receiving the weekly email, let Janet know at


TAKE STOCK IN YOUTH! Be on the lookout for the BIG boards with envelopes on them.  This is your chance to take stock in the youth of WFPC.  Decide how much stock you would like to buy, find the envelope with that number on it and take that envelope from the board.  Remove the paper from the envelope (this is a story shared with you from our get to see first hand how your generosity helps shape them and  change their lives!) and put your money in the envelope (cash or check made out to WFPC - write "Take Stock in Youth" on the memo line)!  If the envelope says 147, you put $147 in the envelope.  Put the envelope in the brown box in front of the boards.  As the envelopes disappear, you will see a message from the youth revealed!  Thank you for your support!

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! 


CALLING ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH! The Camp Don Lee Retreat is right around the corner, and the registration deadline is this week! If you haven't already, grab a packet from Janet and get that turned back in Sunday!


High School Sunday School in the Youth Room, 10 to 11 AM
Middle School Sunday School in Green Mod, Room 3, 10 to 11 AM
Confirmation Class in B104, 10 to 11 AM
Timeless Creation Praise Band (tba)
Middle School Youth Group in the Youth Room/CLC, 4:30 to 6 PM
High School Youth Group in the Youth Room/CLC, 6 to 8 PM (with dinner)
God's Girls for middle school girls in Green Mod, Room 3, 6:30-7:30
Movies & Mission for all youth in the Youth Room, 6:30 to 7:30

~Janet Briley, Assistant Director of Youth Ministries 
ScriptureSermonMusicSeptember 24 Scripture, Sermon and Music
Our Scripture will be Galatians 4:4-7. Pastor Rebekah Maul will continue her series on The Apostles' Creed with her sermon, "I Believe... God the Father, Almighty."

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

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

September Budget
September Tithes and Offerings (thru 9/17/17) $43,617.54

September 17, 2017
Tithes and Offerings $13,063.04
Designated Gifts $6,158.50
Debt Elimination Gifts $1,110.00

Sunday School Attendance
9:00 Attendance 236
11:15 Attendance 185

Debt Elimination Monthly Budget
Debt Elimination Received (thru 9/17/17) $4,093.50

...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
Saturday, September 23
7:00 AM | CLC Youth Room | Iron Sharpens Iron

Sunday, September 24
9:00 AM | Sanctuary | Contemporary Worship
10:00 AM | Campus Wide | Discipleship Hour
11:15 AM | Sanctuary | Traditional Worship
2:00 PM | Offsite | CROP Walk
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, September 25
6:00 PM | CLC | FaithFit
7:00 PM | Campus Wide | Boy Scouts
7:00 PM | Music Room | Covenant Leader Training

Tuesday, September 26
5:00 PM | Off Campus | HOPE Tutoring
6:30 PM | CLC | Praise Team Rehearsal
7:00 PM | CLC B104 | WOW Bible Study
7:00 PM | Blue Mod | Stephen Ministry

Wednesday, September 27
9:30 AM | CLC B104 | Mornings With Christ
5:30 PM | CLC | Wednesday Night Dinner
6:30 PM | Campus Wide  | Wednesday Night Small Groups
7:00 PM | Sanctuary | Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, September 28
10:00 AM | CLC Youth Room | Morning Glory Circle
6:00 PM | CLC | FaithFit
7:00 PM | CLC B103 | Session

Friday, September 29
6:15 AM | CLC | Friday Morning Men's Bible Study

Wake Forest Presbyterian Church
12605 Capital Blvd
Wake Forest, NC 27587