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Our Journey, August 5, 2022

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Volunteer Community Meals


Masks are optional.

Communion may be taken in your seat, or you may come to the front and take communion by intinction. 

10:30 a.m. Worship

J. David Griffin, D.Min.

"Look with that Troubled Heart and a Loving Eye"

Scripture: Hebrews 11:13, 8-16

Worship Leader: Theresa Riggins

Music Director: Marisa Chilton

Guest Pianist: Debra Rader

Over the next few weeks we will be doing some renovation work at church to get ready for the installation of our new piano. This week has been some HVAC work and pouring the concrete base for the ramp. The week of August 8 we are expecting the chancel ramp to be installed, and the weeks of August 22 and 29 we will have new flooring put in. We will have worship as usual, but you will see some signs of the work that is going on. 

New Community Support Group 

Starting August 17

3rd Wednesday of the month. 


Fellowship Hall

Facilitator: Janis Matthews


email Janis

 The Wake Forest SOS Support Group will provide peer led support for those who are left behind in the wake of a suicide of a loved one. 

Suicide grief has many unique features that can be very difficult. By sharing our experiences and listening to the experiences of others going through similar circumstances we can find some healing on this sometimes lonely, painful, and confusing journey. 

Please share information on this much needed new support group. Below is a link to a flyer you can download and print or email to others. If you would like to help Janis get the word out, please contact her.

SOS Flyer

July 31 Worship

Take WEPSS Inventory
email David Griffin

Centering Prayer

Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

Fellowship Hall

We are using the book Emerging Heart: Global Spirituality and the Sacred, by Beverly J. Lanzetta

"Highlighting pioneers of global spirituality such as Thomas Merton, Thich Nhat Hanh, Abraham Heschel, Mohandas Gandhi, Howard Thurman, Bede Griffiths, and Dorothy Day, Emerging Heart shows how a variety of religious traditions emerge from and converge on a divine nature and mystic quality that creates a loving heart. Lanzetta first describes this phenomenon in her own experience and then elaborates on that mystical core, the notion of the divine, the new shape of inter-religious dialogue, pioneers of this new global spirituality, and the personal, spiritual, and ethical challenges that it poses to us."

Order through Page 158

or the book store of your choice

Link to order through Page 158
More information on centering prayer

Bags to Benches

We have collected 20 pounds of plastic bags, film, bubble wrap, and mailers in our first month of the Bags to Benches recycling program. This plastic will be re-purposed into outdoor furniture, and most important, stays out of the landfill! Please keep bringing in your recyclables. 

Give to

Wake Forest Christian Church

Mail to: WFCC, Attn: Treasurer

P.O. Box 147

Wake Forest, NC 27588


Click on the link below to give online

Ongoing Activities

Click below to see our schedule for the coming week
Weekly schedule

Green Chalice

The Green Chalice Team is made up of those who wish to live out their faith by caring for creation and also to help guide our church to being good stewards of God’s creation. Contact Loye Messina if you would like to be a part of the Green Chalice Team.

Build a Capsule Wardrobe

Backyard composting

If you don't have your own compost bin, you are welcome to bring your compostable items to ours. It is located behind our fellowship hall beside the green dumpster.

Recycle Center

By back door near kitchen

Disposable Razors and Blades

WFCC is a community drop off for disposable razor and blades - any brand.

Nike Reuse-A-Shoe

Drop off your old athletic shoes to be turned into outdoor surface in playgrounds and on tracks

Bags to Benches

Clean plastic - bags, wraps, shrink wrap, bubble mailers to be turned into outdoor furniture

Wondering where to recycle something?

Go here and enter the item and your zip code.

Where can I recycle this??

Or this site which is specific to Wake Forest recycling

Wake Forest Waste Wizard

North Wake Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Facility

9037 Deponie Dr

Raleigh, NC 27614

Bags to Benches information
Info on Reuse A Shoe
Where is Poptart, our adopted sea turtle, now?

Missions At WFCC

Wake Forest Community Meals

New Dates Just Added

We send 3 volunteers to help distribute food the third Monday of each month.
TAM Website

Tri Area Ministry

(From Tri-Area Facebook page) HELP NEEDED! We are in a period of unprecedented demand. Last month we fed 1,400 families. We're on track for 1,500 this month. And supply is low. Won't you please consider purchasing some canned goods to donate to help feed our community? Canned veggies, fruit, Chef Boyardee are needed.

Drop off anytime at the pantry, 149 E Holding Ave in Wake Forest. There's an after hours donation box.

Order direct from Amazon and food is delivered direct to us. Our wishlist is at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2WOILTUCLARXD...

Thank you for helping us #StopHungerFeedHope in our #community

Information about donating (no glass jars, no oversized packages)

Bring donations to church or directly to TriArea

Oodles of Noodles

Ramen Collection

Please bring in your donations of Oodles of Noodles/Ramen quick cooking pasta meals.

There is a collection basket in the church library, or you may put items on the table near the name tags.

Missions Information

Children's Church

Join the Team

Time commitment: about 45 minutes once a month, or every other month if we get a few more volunteers, and a little bit of planning. 

What is involved: We have a simple outline to follow using David's children's time message as a starting point for discussion. There is plenty of time for a snack and free play. We encourage your creativity - garden, do crafts, be artistic, go out in nature!

What if you want to travel on your assigned Sunday? This happens regularly. Just switch with one of the other volunteers. 

Please contact Nancy or Lori with questions. 

Email Nancy

Email Lori

Wake Forest Christian Church is a member of the Disciples LGBTQ Alliance, setting a place at the table for persons of all gender expressions and sexual orientations.
Learn more about the Disciples Alliance here
Gender Pronouns Are Changing
Pronoun history is fluid
John McWhorter
New York Times Opinion Piece
shared with permission
Read Here

Crossbeams: News from

Alliance Q

LGBT Center of Raleigh

We are recognized by the LGBT Center as an Affirming Faith Group.

There are many opportunities to make a difference locally by volunteering with one of the Center's programs.

Volunteer with LGBT Center of Raleigh

or "How to Take Important Steps in Becoming a Trans-Ally!"

August Birthdays


13     Ashley Rice

23     Liz Newhouse

24     Anne Downs

25     Jane Griffin

26     James Hemby

27     Kathleen Donovan

29     Chuck Rice

Let us know if we don't have your birthday so we can add it to our list.

 Youth Information
Luke Miles
Director of Youth Ministries
Christian Church in North Carolina
(336) 202-1354 

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