Promotion Sunday and more begins Sunday Aug. 23.
Wilshire will mark the traditional start of fall programming with Promotion Sunday on August 23, when children and students in preschool through grade 12 will promote to the next class. Parents can expect to receive more information soon from the appropriate age-graded department. For adults, Promotion Sunday offers a natural opportunity to try out a different class. Most adult classes are meeting via Zoom or another platform, but times vary. To get connected to a class, contact Carolyn Murray Wilshire’s coordinator of congregational life.
Worship moving to 8:30 premiere. Wilshire’s online worship service will debut on YouTube at 8:30 a.m. Sunday instead of 11 a.m beginning Sunday, August 23. This change honors our tradition of offering an early service and gives all viewers more flexibility in viewing the service. Everything besides the time change will stay the same. The service will continue to be offered as a YouTube Premiere, meaning it will play in real time starting at 8:30, and you are encouraged to engage with your fellow worshipers using the live chat feature. When the service is over, it will remain on YouTube and can be watched at any time. The direct link to the service will still be sent in a church-wide email from Doug Haney on Saturdays and will also be shared on Wilshire’s Facebook page before 8:30 Sunday morning. Even without the link, the service should be easy to find on our YouTube channel or on the church website.
Photos sought for Blessing of Backpacks. Families are invited to submit a photo of their school-age child with their backpack or book bag to be used in a Blessing of the Backpacks video montage during the August 23 worship service. Photos should be sent to David Hammons no later than Thursday, August 20.