WFBC weekly news & updates
February 12, 2020
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Wonder Full World Women's Retreat Update
April 24-26, 2020

WFBC Ladies, the deadline to register for the upcoming Women's Retreat is coming quickly! Please don't miss out on this wonder full weekend of fellowship, Bible study, and fun!

Make sure you register online this year by clicking here or visiting the women's ministry page on our website . Everything, including payment, can be done online and this is the preferred method.

Also, we need buttons for one of our craft projects, so please save any extra buttons you have! Please put them in the "button box" in the elevator lobby outside the sanctuary.

We look forward to our Wonder Full time together next April at Lake Junaluska, a beautiful location for a beautiful time of retreat.
Spring Sessions of Divorce Care Ministries

Spring sessions of Divorce Care ministries began on Monday, February 10 . Please help share info on these ministries with those in the community who need support.
Divorce Care:  Support for those who are separated and divorced. Meets every Monday night from 6:30-8:30 pm for 13 weeks. Child care is available.

Single & Parenting:   This group is open to those who are single parents for any reason (divorced, never married, widow/widower) and meets every Monday night from 6:30-8:30 pm for 13 weeks. Child care is available.

DC4K : Divorce Care for Kids meets from 6:30-8:00 pm.  DC4K helps children ages 6-12 cope with the effects of divorce.
For more information on any of these ministries, please contact Mike Dishman ( ).
White Star Tours Trip
Vermont, New Hampshire & Connecticut

September 19-25, 2020

Join us for this Fall Foliage trip through New England next September! For trip details, click here and to register for the trip, click herePlease ensure you register online (if you do not want to pay online (preferred), there is an option to send in a check to the office. It is important that everyone register online for our records. There is a $25 deposit required with final balance due by August 1, 2020. You don't want to miss this White Star Tours trip!

Upcoming JOY Trips...We're on the Go!!

Gregg Museum of Art & Design, Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
February 20
Join us as we tour the old Chancellor's home that now serves as an art museum. The tour is free. Following the tour, we will go to Wegman's for lunch. Please sign up for the trip by calling the church office at 919.556.5141.

Temple Theatre: Steel Magnolias , Sanford
March 19
We will travel to the Temple Theatre to see the Steel Magnolias play. The cost will be $29 per person. Please pay for tickets upon registration in February so we can purchase the tickets ahead of time. Stop by the church office to register and pay.
Food with Friends:  All women are invited to join us monthly to enjoy the food and conversation of a meal with friends. From church members to visitors to acquaintance—you are all welcome.
Monday, February 17 at 6:30pm
RSVP to Vickie Daily
410.596.1378 (cell)
Community Garden Brunch
February 22, 10:00am
WFBC Fellowship Hall

The Community Connections Garden will be kicking off our new year with a brunch on Saturday, February 22nd at 10:00 am in the Church Fellowship Hall. 

There will be special presentations from Jason Brown, First Fruits Farm owner and former NFL player, along with an update from our partners at Tri-Area Ministries. You will not want to miss this special fellowship opportunity.
Collegiate Day of Prayer 2020
Have you ever considered that one of our most influential institutions in our Western Civilization is the college campus? There, many of our future business leaders, teachers, medical professionals, government leaders, and other work force members are being educated and trained.  This generation needs our unified prayers — please join us in praying for America’s college campuses.  Click here for a 40 day guide outlining how we can pray for our college students. 
 “If added power attends the united prayer of two or three, what mighty triumphs there will be when hundreds of thousands of consistent members of the Church are with one accord day by day making intercession for the extension of Christ’s Kingdom.” —John R. Mott 
On the National Collegiate Day of Prayer, February 27th, there are two opportunities to meet and pray for our college students - Noon and 7:00pm in the Prayer Room.
Looking for a way to serve in the WF community? Hope House and Forks Cafeteria are teaming up to eliminate hunger in the WF area through Hope Defeats Hunger. Volunteers are asked to pick up a cooler of hot food from Forks Cafeteria at 5:30pm and deliver it to Hope House where they will help a staff member unload the cooler. Then volunteers are asked to bring the empty cooler back to the Forks. If you are interested in volunteering with this community effort, please click here to sign up. Email Jerrianne Harvey if you have questions.
Construction is beginning on the next three houses on Caddel Street in Wake Forest and we need your help! On February 15, we need volunteers to gather at Habitat Wake's Construction Facility for the afternoon shift. We also need folks to sign up on February 22 to continue working on the houses. To sign up, please click here.
Ministry Design Conference
A Conference for Churches
February 22, 2020
Forest Hills Baptist Church, Raleigh
Guest Speaker, Eddie Hammett
All are invited to join us for the special conference offered by CBF. There are sessions on all areas of church life so there is something for everyone. We hope you will save the date and plan to attend! 
We will drive the bus from WFBC and it will leave at 8:15am.  Please call the church office to sign up for a spot on the bus.

9 a.m.     Coffee and Doughnuts

9:30 a.m. Conference 1
Where is the Church Going from Here?        Led by Eddie Hammett (2 Session Conference)
We will dialogue about the implications challenges, and benefits of our current church and the possibilities for extending the impact and influence of your church into tomorrow’s world

Introduction to Spiritual Disciplines led by Julia Ledford:
Learn about the Life practices that open our lives to the work of the Holy Spirit

Zero-Based Calendar/Narrative Budgeting led by John Daniels
This session will lead to new ways of budgeting through the use of vision and priorities rather then line items and programs.

Deacon Training led by Keith Dixon
This session will study the Biblical roles of deacons as well as the spiritual and practical challenges of serving the church.

Discovering Christ in our Community led by Jerry Chiles
How can we engage our community and discover where Jesus is?

Make Your Facility Hospitable by Removing the Blind Spots led by Steve Zimmerman This session will unearth p ossible trouble spots in the church and share how to overcome your church’s site blindness so that your facility will be friendly to all who come.

Faith Formation with Children led by Mary Langley
Take time to look at the building blocks of faith formation for children and suggestions for how to implement them.

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 – 12:15 Session 2
College and Young Adults: Why They Leave and Why They Stay led by Lawrence Powers
Let’s talk about ideas of how to keep your adult children in church.

A Year of Kindness; An Alternative for 2020 led by Chrissy Tatum Williamson Come and learn more about this year-long effort to engage kindness as a daily, spiritual discipline, in community with one another.

Assimilation of Guests led by Steve Zimmerman This session will give leaders new ideas and proven methods to get church members on board with you as you serve Christ in your local setting.

Introduction to Fasting during Lent led by Allison Collier We will focus on an overview of six basic foundations of Lent and then the practical outline for churches to introduce fasting to their congregations, bridging lent from Ash Wednesday to Holy Week.

Making Connections through Social Media led by Brian Foreman This interactive workshop will examine key questions and practices congregations need to consider as they assess current efforts in social media.

Ministry to Children with Special Needs led by Kathy Slater
This session will offer strategies and tools to help you address special needs of students in your class as you teach Bible Study classes or mission groups.

Friday, March 13, 2020--Saturday, March 14, 2020
Check-in times: If you cannot arrive in time to check-in and start class on time, please choose another date and location to participate.
Check-in is from 2:00-3:00 on Friday for all new volunteers. We will begin training at 3:45. All currently badged volunteers will check-in from 4:00-4:30. All groups will finish on Saturday by 2:00pm.
Trinity Baptist Church 4815 Six Forks Road Raleigh NC
Three meals (Fri. supper, Sat. breakfast and lunch). This is an OVERNIGHT training. Participants who plan to stay overnight will sleep at the facility/church dormitory style, men and women separated. Bring your cot/air mattress (no doubles) and anything you need for sleeping. We do NOT provide sleep gear, only space! Showers provided.
18+ for all ministries. Exception: To participate in Disaster Recovery and Feeding training, youth must be In the 6th grade or older. A parent must attend the same class at training.  Participants registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Training class size is limited. Registered Volunteers will be contacted approximately 1 week before the event with any additional information
Training: $40 includes training manual, hat, shirt, ID badge, background check (if needed), housing, up to 3 meals, and temporary accident insurance. NON-REFUNDABLE. Credit Card/Checks accepted.
Note: The training is designed to be as realistic as possible. Flexibility is key to having a good experience. Please do not register for this training if you cannot stay for the entire event.
For more information and to register go to the and click on Baptists on Mission-Disaster Relief Training.
From the Pastor...
Servant of the Week
DivorceCare began Monday night with eight new adults and five children for DivorceCare for Kids. This ministry has been in existence for years now and continues to change lives. It has been and continues to be the dream and passion of Mike Dishman who has championed this with such dramatic results. Thanks to Mike and other leaders who are making a real difference.

RealChurch & Quote of the Week
One time, the pastor at an African-American church was preaching about the person who had died and he said, "The Lord said to an angel, 'You go down there and scrape that body, but bring the motor home,'" Inside this wreck of a body is the real me, and while the wheels are wobbling, the fenders are falling off, and the tailpipe is dragging on the ground, this engine can be revving up preparing for its immortal body. Jesus said, "... I go to prepare a place for you...I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also". So guess what? When your heart stops someday, you are going to keep going and going. This world is just the warm-up. Eternity is show time!
--John Piper
Brave Journey,