Our Journey, October 16, 2020

Worship Online
October 18
John 8: 1-11

The service will be posted on Saturday night. Find it and all of our recorded worship services here.

While Dr. Griffin is on vacation, he has prepared a very special Contemplative Service for us to participate in this Sunday.
Discussion of 13th (film)
Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Zoom invitation will be sent later

13th is a documentary that explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution which abolished slavery. We will watch it on our own and then meet via zoom to discuss it on the 28th.

13th has been made available at no cost to view on Netflix and YouTube, even for those without a Netflix membership.

Join us for worship in our sanctuary on November 1 at 10:30 a.m.

Subject to change if guidelines are updated prior to date
If you cannot attend in person, the service will be posted online later that day or the next

We will follow recommended practices for social distancing and masks. Offering and communion will be no-contact. Seats will be assigned, and exit will be controlled by pew to prevent bunching up in the aisle.
At our Congregational Dialogue on October 10, our church officially adopted a statement of inclusivity as part of the process of becoming a Disciple's Alliance Open and Affirming Church. The Mission of the Open & Affirming Ministry Program is to build a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that welcomes persons of all gender expressions and sexual orientations to the table of Christ’s communion and to the full life and leadership of the Christian Church. WFCC is proud to be a part of that ministry.

Statement of inclusivity
We are an inclusive people openly welcoming persons of all sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status or any other designation of individuals who have known the pain of exclusion and discrimination by the church and society. We declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation, professing that all people are God’s children and deserve full inclusion in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments of communion and baptism, as well as the church rites of marriage, death, and ordination, and the responsibilities, and blessings of participation in our congregation. With open hearts, open minds, and open doors, we invite anyone who seeks God’s amazing grace to join our church family. As Disciples, we find identity at the Lord’s table, practicing open communion for all and embracing our mission of building bridges of grace from the welcome table to every table.

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.

Information about the Disciples Green Chalice program and a link to sign up for the monthly Green Chalice newsletter

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Photos from our outdoor worship gathering October 10
Oodles of Noodles
Contributions Needed
One of our main on-going defeat hunger projects is in need of some ramen noodles or similar type food items. Leave them at church or take to Harolyn and Leon's home. You can also contact Lori or Ed to pick up from your home if it is hard for you to deliver them anywhere. (Reply to this email to contact them)
Disciples News Service Service
A weekly publication by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and supported by the Disciples Mission Fund.

While the church has temporarily "left the building," we are still very much "Church" and want to continue supporting each other and the ministries that are so important to our community.

Please continue to mail in your offerings, or we now have an online giving option which will allow you to use your credit card.

Mail to: WFCC, Attn: Treasurer
P.O. Box 147
Wake Forest, NC 27588

Click on the link below to give online:
Centering Prayer
Next meeting
Thursday, October 29 at 4:00
Fellowship Hall
Chapter 14

Since we are a small group, we are meeting in person in the fellowship hall while distancing and wearing masks. Attending via zoom is also an option.

Arise, My Love: Mysticism for a New Age, William Johnston
Rediscovers the long-ignored tradition of mysticism in Christianity and shows how this wisdom can renew our lives,
and champion peace and reconciliation around the world.
Centering Prayer is a way to remember to re-orient our lives. Centering prayer consists of two components:
1) Studying the process of Centering, and discussion of our reading for the week.
2) Spending twenty minutes divesting ourselves of ourselves - our thoughts, feelings, and busyness. This whole process is a self-reminder in all of life to be centered in the awareness of the presence of the Holy. 

Summer Nutrition Program

  • The past three summers, your organizations have generously donated money to purchase supplies and, last year, to feed adults. We hope you will donate what you can to the program this year by sending donations to St. John's Episcopal Church (834 Durham Rd Wake Forest NC 27587 Memo: Summer Nutrition Program), or
  • online through St. John's Episcopal Church SNP

Includes opportunities to distribute meals, bring baked goods, and participate in reflection and community prayer.
September Update on the
Summer Nutrition Program

I hope you are enjoying these beautiful Fall days! The Spring and Summer Nutrition Program 4.0+ has successfully transitioned into a weekly meal and food distribution program with the help of so many partners, volunteers and Town and County resources. Since we have transitioned to the once a week program at Hope House we have served 380 meals bringing our total for the year to 5,502 meals. Meals are only part of our program. Here are some of the supplemental items that we have added to the Boston Market plates over the past month:

1. Thank you George Shaw for coordinating gleaning at farms at connecting our program with weeks of watermelons, zucchini and squash and sweet potatoes.
2. Thank you to the Heritage High School teachers and staff who continue to support our program by providing additional snacks and peanut butter and jelly. All of their September donations were made in memory of our dear friend and HHS daily sub, Lorraine Smith.  
3. We have served large frozen casseroles to forty families each week from Interfaith Food Shuttle.
4. Through funding from the County we have served boxes of fresh produce on Monday nights and on Wednesdays our partners at Olive Branch have distributed boxes of shelf stable groceries.
5. Northeast Wake Backpack Buddies has provided monthly bags at both sites.  
6. Wake Forest Lions Club has picked up our meals from Boston Market and delivered them to Hope House each week
7. A team from St. John's provides fresh baked desserts to go with the meals each week.
8. Dozens of volunteers have helped haul, pack, unload and serve all of this food each week- and had a great time meeting new people and serving the community- Thank you!!!

Remember, the meals that we serve each cost us close to $400/night so if you would like to donate or share this with your networks, it would be greatly appreciated:  https://my.e360giving.com/App/Form/138cb0d4-6572-485e-a316-ea746def6d80
And be sure to follow Wake Forest Community Meals on Facebook and share with your friends.

Thank you for your continued support!

The Enneagram
The heart of the Enneagram is the universal insight that human beings are spiritual presences incarnated in the material world. Our psychological structures tend to veil our true divine nature. The Enneagram is a geometric figure that maps out nine fundamental personality types and spiritual challenges of the human nature and their interrelationships. 
Interested in learning more about the Enneagram?

We have the opportunity to have Ruth Anderson, who teaches the Enneagram at Second Breath in Greensboro, conduct a workshop at WFCC.

Participants are expected to have taken the Enneagram test (RHETI Test) prior to the workshop and pay an estimated $25 per person for Ruth's honorarium. The test can be accessed at enneagraminstitute.com for a fee of $12.00. 

If we have enough participants, the workshop would take place on a Saturday morning in the fellowship hall. If you would like to attend, please let David know at jdavidgriffin24@gmail.com, by phone at 252-341-7169, or in person.
Need to know more before committing? Read Richard Rohr's
Current Book Study
On hold

Searching for Sunday, by Rachel Held Evans

Centered around seven sacraments, Evans' quest takes readers through a liturgical year with stories about baptism, communion, confirmation, confession, marriage, vocation, and death that are funny, heartbreaking, and sharply honest.

A memoir about making do and taking risks, about the messiness of community and the power of grace, Searching for Sunday is about overcoming cynicism to find hope and, somewhere in between, Church.

Mondays: 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m.
Fellowship Hall Annex

Weddings at WFCC

Due to the pandemic, we are currently limiting wedding size to 25 or less including the wedding party. We will adjust as suggested guidelines for indoor meetings are given by Governor Cooper.

Spread the word that our beautiful church is available for weddings. There are many people in our community who would like to have a church wedding but don't have a church of their own. We would like to help them with this sacred event.
Just for Fun Fiction Book Group
First Thursday of the month
Join a small group of women as we discuss a different book each month. Contact Lori Hubbard if you
would like to know more.
All Habitat volunteer events have been postponed until further notice
Rise Against Hunger packing event postponed until further notice
Hope Defeats Hunger
On Hold
Volunteer to deliver meals to Hope House. This is a 30 minute or less commitment to pick up meals from The Forks Cafeteria, deliver them to Hope House (N. Allen Rd), and then return the cooler to The Forks. WFCC has committed to transport the meals on Thursdays at 5:30 pm.

Information about Hope House
Sign Up for meal delivery
Oodles of Noodles

We are continuing our ministry in the Olive Branch Baptist community by participating in an ongoing food drive to provide families there with some food that can be prepared with just hot water. Please bring Oodles of Noodles or ramen type products to the collection basket in the old fellowship hall. We will still continue our collections for Tri-Area Ministry as well.

Get donations to Harolyn and Leon Whitehead or David Griffin
Tri-Area Ministry Food Collection
Tri-Area Ministry is one of our Missional Partners. Please continue to support this very important ministry in our community.  
Tri-Area always needs donations of cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, diapers, wipes and hygiene items for their "Love for Ladies" program. 

Volunteers are always welcome. No RSVP or experience necessary. Just come during open hours and you will be shown what to do.

Deductible financial donations can be mailed and payable to:
Tri Area Ministries, PO Box 1394. Wake Forest, NC 27588
Click here to see our church calendar.
 Youth Information
Luke Miles
Director of Youth Ministries
Christian Church in North Carolina
(336) 202-1354