February 25 - April 1
9:30am-11:00am - Room 214
During Lent we will be studying John Indermark's Way Words. This study is a series of scripturally-based readings to complement your Lenten journey. The Way is the most ancient naming of the Church in the Book of Acts and reminds all Christians we are a people on a journey of faith. But what signposts might guide us on this way? Way Words provides an itinerary of daily readings based on scripture for the journey we make during the season of Lent.
HALLELUJAH GIRLS on Saturday, February 21st from 9:30 - 11:00am
Hallelujah Girls will continue "considering the lilies of the field". We will welcome Kim McCormick, a beloved teacher in Wilmington, and a cancer survivor who has written several books about the healing journey. We will consider the healing plants of the Bible as we listen in to her powerful testimony. Y'alll come!
Six-week Module Offerings 9:15am - 10:15am
Sunday School for all ages will begin the Lenten Module on February 15th with classes for preschool, elementary, JHYG, Confirmation, and adults. This is a six-week module through March 22nd.
The dates are set for June 8th - 13th! The planning is underway! Read the letter attached from Nicole and Nathan Hunter, leaders of the SHYG group.
Stay tuned for ways you can support this group. Prayers are appreciated as they plan, prepare and raise funds for this very important venture.
The SALT Class meets weekly in the corner of the Social Hall to discuss various topics and books. Currently, the study is based on the book Our Only World, Ten Essays by Wendell Berry – a farmer, poet, and essayist - who for over 50 years has been America’s “eloquent advocate for the planet, for our families, and for the future of our children and ourselves.” Written over the course of the last 5 years, these essays confront “head-on the necessity of clear thinking and direct action” in the face of “the planet’s environmental problems.” All are welcome to join the conversation in the southeast corner of the social hall.
All are welcome to join in this discussion group. The Sunday class begins at 9:10am.
Sunday Morning Module - three Sundays in January from 9:15am - 10:15am
Join us beginning January 11th for an Intergenerational ONE module in the Social Hall. We will hear eye-witness reports about our partnership with the Sabaneta IED Church in the Dominican Republic. Look for an appearance of a “cousin of Carlos!” And explore with us some of the delightful aspects of the Dominican culture. As our team again prepares to make the trip this spring, let’s consider how we can strengthen our bonds with our brothers and sisters in Christ!
Kid's Club is an after-school gathering, from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. for children in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade. Learning is active with creative storytelling, music, crafts, snacks and games. We'll explore stories about how Jesus works through everyday people.
When: Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5:30pm; starting September 30, 2014. The new term will begin in early February. Click here for more details.
Location: New Wilmington Presbyterian Church Social Hall
Confirmation Class for 9th - 12th grades will begin September 21st. Led by Lisa Hickman and Bob Latta, the class will explore their faith journeys and consider membership in the Spring. They will meet upstairs in the Balcony on Sunday mornings at 9:15.
Sunday Mornings 9:15am - 10:15am
September 21 William Mwizerwa and Randy Hartley from Legacy Mission Village will speak on their devastating experiences in the Rwanda genocide. Click here for more information about their visit.
September 28 Denise Sciuto, Associate Director of Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship, will tell us about her work.
October 5 A guest from South Sudan, Rev. Madut Ngor (a leader in SSPEC, teaches philosophy and religious studies at the University of Juba).
October 12 Rev. Michael Weller, regional liaison for the Horn of Africa for the PC(USA) will both preach and share in the Sunday School hour. Michael and his wife Rachel live in Ethiopia. Rachel is a nurse for clinics and CHE facilitator and regional administrator.
One Intergenerational Modules
September 21 We will begin a four-week study open to ALL AGES! Focusing on God's great story as told in the Bible, we will create a Wall of Fame, representing highlights and lowlights of God's working and man's response through all 66 books of the Bible.
September 21 We will begin by reading and discussing Resisting Structural Evil, Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation, by Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda. This book examines the forces engaged in maintaining the contradiction involved in our being “profoundly caring human beings” caught up in systems and patterns – obvious but also covert - that oppressively exploit vast numbers of human beings and degrade the planet itself. In addition to identifying and describing the sources of our sense of powerlessness in the face of this, the author explores hopeful patterns of response grounded in the “conviction that all of creation is embraced by a Love that will not cease in all the endless ages to come.’” Her approach involves accessing all of our wisdom traditions as well as the academic disciplines developed in the course of the last two hundred years in the West. SALT meets in the southeast alcove. Come and join the conversation.