CHRISTMAS Gift-Giving and Mission Opportunities
Please bring gifts to the the church by this Sunday December 16th!
Each Christmas, an important part of how we celebrate is to provide gifts for more than 200 children and adults through church partnerships in Newark and Elizabeth. Questions? Ellie Lesperance firstname.lastname@example.org
The House of Mercy Mission’s Christmas gift program provides (unwrapped) gifts for the Early Childhood Center of the North Ward. You will get a tag with the name, age and gender of a child (approximately 4 years old). We suggest providing 3 age appropriate gifts totaling approximately $30. We will place the gifts for each child in white shopping bags decorated with Christmas ribbons. Popular toy suggestions from Open Door: Doc McStuffins or Paw Patrol themed items, unicorn themed anything, play-doh, duplo legos, cars with ramps and / or roads to roll them on, dress up clothes are always popular.
· The Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church Christmas Gift program provides (wrapped) gifts to the children of their congregation. You will take a tag with a child’s name and age, with specific gift requests on the tag (normally costing $30 or less).
· The Giving Tree for St. Joseph Social Service Center provides new warm top and pants for its recipients. Please take a tag, purchase a gift of warm clothing for the person listed and return the (unwrapped) gift in large Christmas bag with the family ID tag to Fellowship Hall.
We have 6 turkeys. WE NEED 9 MORE TURKEYS COOKED & CARVED, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, delivered to WPC kitchen no later than 10 am on Sat Nov. 17.
Drivers and packers are needed to pack up and proceed to HOMM
12 Noon we will feed 120 people a Thanksgiving lunch at HOMM in Newark
If anyone is interested collecting items for the boutique, Please bring the small items (New or gently used) to WPC no later than December 5th (No clothes or shoes will be given at the Christmas boutique)
Example donations: for women, men and children (Lotions, perfumes, Jewelry, new toys, makeup kits, watches, picture frames, mittens, gloves, scarfs, Christmas ornaments, etc.)
Volunteers needed from 9:00am-12:00pm for setup. Meeting location 118 Division St. Elizabeth, NJ
Volunteers needed from 3:30pm-7:00pm to manage the stations and clean up. (At St Michael’s hall)
Location of the event: St Michael’s Hall 899 East Jersey St, Elizabeth, NJ 07201 Time: 4:00pm-6:30pm
THE PUMPKINS ARE GOING, GOING!!! The Patch is now closed for another season. Thank you to all who helped make this another very successful year. Well done WPC! If you are wondering what to do with those pumpkins, try this delicious recipe for Pumpkin Risotto suggested by Jessica Hutchinson Thanks and mark you calendars for Saturday October 5, 2019 when the next load of pumpkins will arrive.
STAMP OUT DESPAIR | Friday November 9 | 6:30–8:30 pm | Fellowship Hall 20 people from Wyoming Church, Morrow Church and the community, joined forces on Friday, November 9th to put together “Stamp Out Despair” writing kits for First Friends of NJ/NY to distribute to detainees currently housed in the Essex County jail. The energy and enthusiasm was high, fueled by good pizza and even better conversation. Thanks to the team’s efforts, we assembled materials and wrote personal inspirational notes for 106 writing kits. In addition, we raised $125 for First Friends to purchase toiletries and other essentials for detainees.
Sunday, November 4 – We will begin a celebration of our 145 years of Worshiping God and Serving the Community. Join us for worship when we assemble at The Rock for a prayer and a procession up Wyoming Avenue to our current sanctuary. Continue reading “145 Years Young! Worshiping God and Serving the Community.”
This promise through the prophet Isaiah, stands as an ongoing prompt for our personal lives, and for the WPC congregation, as we move towards a a transition in these early Fall months. My plan and prayer is that the forward looking spirit engendered in the New Beginnings process will be nurtured and known. Continue reading “A Sermon Series for the FALL”