Announcements – December 3, 2023

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Sunday Worship Now Live on YouTube!

We are now streaming Sunday Services and Wednesday Devotions on YouTube Live. Zoom will be available as audio-only for dial-in users, and we will no longer use Facebook Live. Please contact the technology team for any questions or assistance in accessing our YouTube channel.

You can also join us on Zoom (audio only), or Listen in the church parking lot on FM 91.1 or on YouTube Live, or later here on our website.

Wednesday Morning Devotion

We welcome everyone to join us for our morning devotional services each Wednesday at 7:30 A.M. on Zoom or on YouTube Live. Enter the Meeting ID and password. Video recordings are available here.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Join us for a Wednesday Morning Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday Mornings at 10:30 AM. led by Virginia Mora and June Phelps.  You may participate in person in the Fellowship Hall, no Zoom broadcasts at that time.

A Reflective Advent – Monday, December 4

We are joining some other Wake County congregations in offering a gathering called “A Reflective Advent”. Good Shepherd United Church of Christ (1050 NW Maynard Rd, Cary, NC) will host this space in conjunction with Community UCC, Covenant Christian, Hillyer Christian, St. Paul’s Christian, and Wendell Christian. The service will begin at 7 PM on Monday, December 4th. We gather for a special worship service to acknowledge that not everything is cheery and bright during the Advent & Christmas season. If the holiday season brings waves of grief or spouts of seasonal depression, or if you are looking for a space to lament the violence and suffering in our world, we hope you will join us for this special service. This service will be in-person and virtual via Zoom and childcare will be provided. We have, in Christ, a resilient hope! Click here for more information on Facebook.

Annual Congregational Meeting – Sunday, December 3rd

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be on Sunday, December 3rd at approximately 1:15 PM following our traditional soup/sandwich lunch. The purpose is to receive and approve the Board-approved proposed Budget and Nominating Committee Reports for 2024.

Family Night – Sunday, December 10th

Family Night Christmas Potluck Dinner will be December 10th at 6 PM in the Fellowship Hall. It will be a true potluck, so bring a dish to share and join us for caroling, a reading of the Christmas Story along with crafts and games. Be sure to invite your friends. The more the merrier!

Clothing Drive for Homeless Veterans – Ends Sunday, December 17th

The Disciples Women is sponsoring a clothing drive for homeless veterans. The shelter needs a variety of sizes for these men. Items can range from small to xx-large. Their goal is to be able to give each veteran a gift for Christmas. You can leave items in a box in the Fellowship Hall or Narthex. All items of clothing including gloves are needed. The deadline for this clothing drive is December 17th. If you have any questions, please contact Virginia Mora.

Community Christmas Cantata – Friday, December 22nd

The Community Christmas Cantata is Friday, December 22nd, and will be presented to the community at Covenant Presbyterian Church at 7 PM with a fellowship time afterward. You do not need to be part of our choir to participate. Let us sing and fellowship with our brothers and sisters to demonstrate the unity of the Body of Christ and proclaim the message of Christmas.

Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols, 11:00 P.M.

What sweeter music can we bring,
Than a Carol, for to sing
The Birth of this our heavenly King?
Awake the Voice! Awake the String!

You are cordially invited to join us for our Annual Christmas Eve Service of Word and Song at 11:00 P.M. The prophecy and story of Jesus’ birth will be presented in word and music, including many of your favorite Christmas carols. The Service of Lessons and Carols is one of the most beautiful celebrations of the Christmas Season. You are welcome to come and join us in celebrating the Savior’s birth in this very special way.

Advent Poinsettias – Presented in Honor / Memory

By Chris and Michelle Brown in honor of our extended family
By Rev. George Fuller in memory of parents, Jay and Hiram Fuller
By Tammy Fuller in memory of parents, Jack and Mary Prince
By Gayenell Gull in memory of parents, Wade and Cre Campbell
By Tim Gull in memory of parents, Roy and Pat Gull
By Tim and Gayenell Gull in honor of our children, Shelby and Thomas
By Tim and Gayenell Gull in honor of our grandchildren, Patricia, Ada and Silas
By Alice Hall in memory of Ron Hall
By Alice Hall in memory of Rudy Pearce
By Vicki Hanna in memory of parents, Haywood and Margaret Raybon
By David Henderson in memory of mother, Elizabeth Henderson
By Thresa Henderson in memory of mother, Dorothy Pressley
By Cathy Jones in memory of parents, Strat and Elizabeth Cralie
By Rev. Phil Jones in memory of parents, Nelson and Leah Jones
By Rev. Phil, Cathy, Hannah and Zach Jones in honor of Rev. Dr. Steve Sprinkle
By Rabecca Klemp in memory of parents, Arvin and Gail Llemp
By Virginia Mora in memory of parents, Robert Lee and Eva Mae Price
By Lynette Pearce in memory of mother-in-law, Ruby Pearce
By Lynette Pearce in memory of mother, Ruth Privette
By Sara Peebles in memory of Jim Peebles
By Bill and June Phelps in honor of grandchildren, Palmer June and Maisie Ann
Please pick up your Advent Poinsettia on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th.

Hospitality and Fellowship – First Sundays at 10:30 A.M.

Join us for hospitality and fellowship on the first Sunday of each month at 10:30 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall! Coffee and other beverages will be available as well as food items like doughnuts and muffins. All are welcome! Be a friend, bring a friend!

Disciples Women Fundraisers

Is your loved one or close friend on display for all to see? Order a brick in honor of or in memory of a loved one or close friend. These beautiful bricks are only $50 each. View the Memorial Garden Patio for examples. Order forms are in the Fellowship Hall or see any DWF member.

The DWF is also selling Rada Cutlery as an ongoing fundraiser. Please see any member of DWF to look at one of the catalogs. These make great gifts and will help the DWF with our projects. Any questions, see Ann Harris or Alice Hall.

Contribute to Wendell Christian Church


Your financial support is greatly needed and appreciated. Click here to make an online contribution, or you can mail your contributions to WCC, PO Box 874, Wendell, NC 27591-0874. To download the Gively smartphone app, click here. Once you have it installed on your phone, put in zip code 27591 for your location and search for Wendell Christian Church.

Martha’s Compassion Box

The CACS Committee sponsors WCC’s Martha’s Compassion Box. This is a “take what you need and leave what you can” compassion box for community residents. The box will house books for both children and adults, toiletries, and nonperishable food items. Individuals are welcome to contribute. Unfortunately, more has been taken lately than has been left. We still have an adequate supply of powdered milk and applesauce but are very low on other items. Please contribute what you can but NO perishables. 

Welcome Back, Children!

WCC is welcoming back our children. Each Sunday we will have someone go back with the children after the children’s sermon. They will enjoy a story from their Spark Story Bible that aligns with the morning message. We would love to see your children. We have a sign-up sheet on the sanctuary piano for those willing to spend some time on a Sunday with our children. If you would like to find out more about our fall plans, please contact Summer Smith, Melanie Pepon, or Tammy Fuller.

Children’s Bible Story Videos

The Education Committee will present Bible Story videos to share with the community.  We would love to have some guest readers so our children can feel connected to our entire community.  Please get in touch with Tammy Fuller if you would be willing to read a story for our children.  (No worries if you don’t know how to create one, our team will help you with that!) Click here for this week’s story.

Contact An Elder

The Elders are available to the congregation for prayer requests, suggestions, questions or concerns. Click here to send a message to one of our Church Elders.

Reports and Bulletin Updates

Various financial reports, as well as other useful information, are on a table in the Fellowship Hall. Please email Sunday Bulletin updates to Glenn Harris by Friday each week.

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