Our Journey, May 7, 2021

Worship With WFCC

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

May 9
J. David Griffin, D.Min
Scripture: John 15:9-17


Find other recorded worship services here.


Good news on CDC guidelines for gatherings- indoor and out- for fully vaccinated people
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loosened the agency’s social distancing recommendations on Tuesday (April 27), announcing that fully vaccinated people who wear masks can safely attend many indoor events such as worship services. Governor Cooper has also raised the indoor gathering limit to 100 people.

Full CDC guidelines HERE
Choosing Safer Activities HERE
NC Update HERE
Our monthly Contemplative Service is a time of reflection and meditation in this sacred space with music and meditative readings.

The light was beautiful at last Sunday's service. Our next one is June 4 at 5:00.
Diaper and Wipes Collection for Allie and Cole
Liz's grand twins have just passed the 5 pound milestone, and we pray they will be able to come home from the hospital in early June. To show our love and support, we'd like to give them a supply of diapers and wipes to start out. Please bring size preemie/newborn and size 1 diapers and sensitive skin wipes to church by May 16 with gift receipts in case they get too many of one size. Target and Amazon gift cards would also be great.
Food Collection for Wake Forest Community Meals
For our next volunteer night at Wake Forest Community Meals, we are collecting individual bags with a jar of peanut butter and jelly in each bag. We ask you to bring your jars already bagged for distribution. Any kind of clean bag is fine including the grocery store bag you bring it home in. We ask that you not get the very largest jars since we want them to be easy for children to handle. They distribute bread every week, so there will be sandwich bread to go home with the PB&J.
Anne Lamott Book Study
We invite you to bring a bag lunch if you would like to stay after and eat together.
We will discuss Chapter 4 on Tuesday.
Oodles of Noodles
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We currently have plenty of noodles and will let you know when we are taking donations again. Thank you for so generously supporting this cause!
Julia and David are leading 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 are on week 3 of our discussions. You are welcome to join us at any time.

Join us in person or via Zoom.   
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


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 many programs.
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.

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

Or
Click on the link below to give online:
Centering Prayer
Thursdays at 4:00
Fellowship Hall

Beginning May 20
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. 

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May Birthdays

02 Loretta Towsley
09 Charlotte Barton
09 David McAnally
15 Loye Messina
18 Harvey Hansen
20 Carol Hansen
31 Madelyn Stogner
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.
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.

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.
ONGOING MISSIONS OPPORTUNITIES
Oodles of Noodles
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We currently have plenty of noodles and will let you know when we are taking donations again

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
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Tri-Area Ministry Food Collection
Continuing
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.
REGIONAL NEWS
 Youth Information
Luke Miles
Director of Youth Ministries
Christian Church in North Carolina
(336) 202-1354