Our Journey, July 31, 2020

Worship With WFCC
August 2
Scripture- Matthew 14:13-21

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


July Contemplative Service
Find it here

Creation Spirituality

Creation Spirituality - Art will be cancelled for the rest of the summer. Because of the virus we had planned to work on creative writing outside, but the heat prevents that. 

We will plan to resume on
September 23 and will focus
on the writing aspect of creativity.
It will be a meditation/writing/creativity expression of spirituality. Each year or season we will concentrate on a different part of spirituality.

Our Very Own Disciple History & Polity Course
Wednesdays beginning Sept. 9 at 7:00
5 week course
Taught by Ken Watson

Course description (in the instructor's words)

Ken Watson, one of the retired Disciple ministers in our congregation, will be teaching a video course about our denomination, The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He began teaching these courses in 1981 for what was then known as the Missouri School of Religion in Columbia, MO. In 2007 He began teaching the class online, the first of what would become a complete training program for Commissioned ministers and ministers transferring credentials from another denomination. When Ken retired in 2007, he continued to teach online, eventually for Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK, until 2019. What is being offered is an abbreviated, interactive version of that online course.

The class will include an exploration of the frontier roots of what became known as the Stone-Campbell Movement from about 1800 and carry through to the present day. Along the way, the class will discuss how the Church functions today through a General Assembly, Regions, and Congregations. The last stop will be a discussion about some of the challenges Disciples face as a denomination in a post-denominational world. You will even have access, if you so choose, to a series of video lecturers that Dr. Watson has developed over the last 15 years, videos that have brought laughter (sometimes on purpose) or barely restrained giggling about the "unique" style (that is, amateurish to a fault). You won't need to purchase a book for the class, but some reading is suggested from online links to historic and thought-provoking resources on the Internet. He has graciously (humph!) agreed to do away with the class paper and the two exams that are usually the highlights of the course.
Book Discussion
Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Join us this coming August 4, for our discussion of Chapter 5 of White Fragility


Reading schedule for remainder of book
Aug. 11 Chapters 6, 7, 8
Aug. 18 Chapters 9, 10, 11
Aug. 25 Chapter 12

Zoom invitation:
Topic: White Fragility Book Discussion
    Every week on Tue, until Sep 29, 2020, 13 occurrence(s)
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 837 2341 5196
Password: 984739
The Green Man

Look who is hanging out at our place! We've been given the gift of a Green Man door knocker for our red door.
The Green Man is a symbol of rebirth representing the cycle of new growth that occurs every spring. He is often used as a decorative architectural ornament on both secular and ecclesiastical buildings.
We think he fits in perfectly at our Green Chalice Church!
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

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

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.
for the Christian Church in NC

The Call to Action for Racial Equity and Justice for All!

Goal: To be the effective witness that Christ empowered us to be in dismantling systemic racism, creating equity, and advocating for reconciliation
Disciples News Service
A weekly publication by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and supported by the Disciples Mission Fund.

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

Sign Up Genius for Volunteers

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

Or
Click on the link below to give online:
WFCC Crop Walk Team
2020

The Crop Walk this year will be a virtual event. We do need a team captain to do a small amount of coordinating our efforts. Please contact Kathleen Laughlin for more information.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-based walk events held in cities and towns across the United States raising funds to support the global mission of  Church World Service , a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. Twenty five percent of the funds raised are returned to the host community to support local hunger fighting efforts.
Centering Prayer
Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

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. 

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.
All Habitat volunteer events have been postponed until further notice
Rise Against Hunger packing event postponed until further notice
ONGOING MISSIONS OPPORTUNITIES
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
Continuing

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