Our Journey, April 2, 2021

Worship With WFCC

Masks and social distancing still in place
No contact offering and communion
10:30 a.m.

April 4
J. David Griffin, D.Min
Scripture: John 20:1-18

Find other recorded worship services here.

What a joy to gather again!

Diaper Drive for Hope House
Community Meals Program

We are collecting diapers - all brands, all sizes-
as an extra give away for the Community Meals Program on our next volunteer date, April 19. Please bring them to church with you or drop them off on someone's porch before the 19th.

Kosha's Car!

Thank you so much for your generous donations to the car fund.
With the help of St. John's Episcopal Church, we have provided our friends Kosha and her daughter Shay Shay with safe and
reliable transportation.

Kosha is a single mom in the Olive Branch Community. Wanting to do more than just "adopt a family" and bring gifts at Christmas, we intentionally started a relationship a little over 3 years ago. Over the years we have been able to make some significant improvements in their lives with donations of a computer and printer, volunteer tutoring, swim lessons for Shay, and now a car. Their friendship is a blessing to us as we hope ours is to them.

Kosha wants to let you know how grateful she is for this gift. She has always dreamed of owning a Honda!
Opportunities For Service

As we resume in person worship, we will once again need you to participate in reading scripture, serving at the table, and greeting. Please go to our Sign Up Genius to volunteer. If you do not know your password, there is a place on the log in screen to request a new one. If you don't have an account, it is free and easy to set one up.
Julia and David will begin a discussion of dreams and allowing dreams to inspire our lives. Dreams are a great source of spiritual direction if we will honor and live with them. 

We invite you to participate with us. We will discuss different formats of dream journaling, and you might want to start jotting down notes about your dreams prior to our first meeting. You will not be asked to share your dreams unless you so choose. 

We anticipate this discussion will last 6-8 weeks.

Join us in person or via Zoom.   
Contact Lori Hubbard with questions about the discussion.
email 919-593-6829
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
Recycle Your Disposable Razors and Blades
WFCC is now a community drop off for disposable razor and blades - any brand. There is a drop off box beside the back door near the kitchen.

Wondering where to recycle something?
Go here and enter the item and your zip code.

Or this site which is specific to Wake Forest recycling

9037 Deponie Dr
Raleigh, NC 27614
Materials accepted: Cooking Oil Acids Adhesives Aerosol Cans - Empty Aerosol Cans - Full Alkaline Batteries Antifreeze +46 more
For residents of Wake County only.
Earth Day April 22

Start now with a pledge to reduce, reuse, recycle, replenish, and restore more for 2021!

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

Click on the link below to give online:
Centering Prayer
Thursdays at 4:00
Fellowship Hall
We will not meet on Maundy Thursday

Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, Elaine Pagels
Order a copy here
Or use any version of The Gospel of Thomas that you have
April 8: Sayings 86-90
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. 

Christmont Summer Camps 2021

Christmont is offering camps this summer for families, elementary, middle, and high school students plus a Girls on the Run camp for 3rd -5th grade girls.

Some hardy volunteers replaced worn boards in front of the church this week.
Signs of spring! Our chocolate vine (akebia quinata) on the arbor is blooming and our beautiful irises
Wake Forest Christian Church has committed to providing 3 volunteers on the third Monday of each month. Check out our Sign Up Genius to volunteer and find out more about what is required.
There is also more information about volunteering further down in the newsletter.

Disciples News Service Service
A weekly publication by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and supported by the Disciples Mission Fund.

Wake Forest Community Meals
(Summer Nutrition Program)
Volunteer to Serve Meals

We have committed to serve at the Community Meal program on the third Monday of the month, starting in January, by providing 3 volunteers to set up, serve, and clean up.

Monday meals will be served at the Hope House, 334 North Allen Road, Wake Forest from 5-6 p.m. -volunteers arrive by 4:30. Meals will be unitized and catered by Boston Market. 

We will serve meals by drive by or walk through outside of the Hope House following CDC and Wake County social distancing practice guidelines.

  • Volunteers are expected to arrive at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays
  • Volunteers will be required to wear masks. Volunteers must bring their own masks to the site as we do not have a supply.
  • Each volunteer will be required to have gloves. Please bring your own if you have them.  
  • Volunteers MUST BE AT LEAST 15 YEARS OLD.

Please use the Sign Up Genius to volunteer
Just for Fun Fiction Book Group
First Thursday of the month
(Because of Maundy Thursday, we will meet on April 8)
Join a small group of women as we discuss a different book each month. Contact Lori Hubbard if you
would like to know more.
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