Come Together: One service starting next Sunday, May 29
Fellowship lunch starts June 12
Wilshire members are invited to “Come Together” this summer for one worship service followed by lunch in Community Hall. Starting May 29 we will begin offering one service only, at 11 a.m. We will return to our regular schedule of two services, 9 and 11 a.m., on Promotion Sunday, Aug. 21. Sunday School remains at 10 a.m. throughout. On June 12 we will begin offering a Fellowship Lunch in Community Hall after worship. Pricing and logistics will be announced soon.
Sundays at a glance
May 22: Two services, 9 & 11 a.m.
May 29 – Aug. 14: One service, 11 a.m.
June 5: Faith in 3D after worship (see p. 11)
June 12 – Aug. 14: Fellowship Lunch
Aug. 21: Back to two services, 9 & 11 a.m.
Perkins prof Priscilla Pope-Levison preaches May 22
Priscilla Pope-Levison is our guest preacher for May 22, but she isn’t a guest among us. She and her husband, Jack Levison, have attended Wilshire since 2017.
Priscilla is research professor of practical theology at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Her published areas of research — seven books and more than 30 articles — include women’s religious history, contextual theology, missiology, evangelism and ecumenism. Her latest book is Models of Evangelism.
A United Methodist minister, Priscilla has served as a local church pastor, university chaplain, university and seminary professor and seminary administrator. Before coming to Perkins, Priscilla spent 15 years at Seattle Pacific University, where she was a professor of theology and assistant director of women’s studies.
Priscilla and Jack, who is also a professor at Perkins, are the parents of two adult children: Chloe, who recently completed her MBA at Indiana University, and Jeremy, who is a freelance photographer and videographer in Dallas.
Learn more at priscillapopelevison.com.
The Wilshire Pulpit
A diverse lineup of guests will preach at Wilshire during our pastoral transition. Our pastoral residents will also preach about once a month. Here’s a look at who’s coming up:
May 29: Jenna Sullivan, pastoral resident.
June 5: Jonathan Lee Walton is dean of Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity and was previously a professor of Christian morals at Harvard University. He is a social ethicist whose scholarship focuses on evangelical Christianity’s relationship to media and political culture. Walton’s latest book is The Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in Its World for Our World.
June 12: Matt Cook is assistant director of the Center for Healthy Churches. A Wilshire member since 2019, Cook has been a senior pastor at churches in Texas, Arkansas and North Carolina and was CBF moderator for 2015-2016. He has taught at Belmont University, Baylor’s Truett Seminary and Central Baptist Theological Seminary.
June 19: Veronice Miles is an associate professor of preaching at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. An ordained Baptist, she has participated in various facets of ministry for over 40 years. Her current research, Preaching and the Anticipatory Language of Hope, explores preaching as a conduit of hope in the face of seemingly hopeless circumstances.
See the full schedule at wilshirebc.org/guest-preachers.
Reminder: Wednesday Night Live on pause for the summer
Wednesday evening activities at Wilshire have paused for the summer. This includes Family Dinner, preschool and children’s activities, resident-led studies, vespers services and Watershed. Sanctuary Choir continues but will take a break later in the summer. Koinonia Café To Go has ended. Our plan is that Wednesday evening meals will be served buffet-style in Community Hall this fall.
New around here?
■ The next Coffee and Conversation will be hosted by Associate Pastor Darren DeMent on Sunday, June 12, at 10 a.m. in the senior pastor’s study (Room 2203). This informal event gives guests and new members a chance to ask questions about Wilshire.
■ The monthly Wilshire Welcome Class, which helps guests and new members learn what Wilshire is all about, will meet June 26 at 10 a.m. in the Prayer Room near McIver Chapel.
■ Questions about these events? Contact Carolyn Murray at email@example.com.
Adventurers to Holocaust Museum
The Wilshire Adventurers will visit the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum on Monday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The $14 per-person cost includes museum entry and bus transportation. Lunch is on your own at Trinity Groves. Register (required) at wilshirebc.org/registration or contact Barbara Clayton at 214-452-3125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
God Moves in Mysterious Ways: George Gagliardi in concert, Sunday, May 29
Wilshire member George Gagliardi will present a concert in Community Hall on Sunday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. A songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, George will be performing some of the 40-plus songs he wrote during the COVID shutdown. The show will also be a celebration of George’s 75th birthday.
New Song to perform at June 1 Lunch & Learn event
New Song Community Choir will sing at the next Lunch & Learn on June 1. This midday gathering with a meal, program and fellowship is held the first Wednesday each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Community Hall. Lunch will be served buffet-style at a cost of $10 per person. No reservations required. Contact Barbara Clayton with questions at 214-452-3125 or email@example.com.
Enneagram event at Wilshire
Suzanne Stabile, an author, speaker and Enneagram expert, will lead an event at Wilshire on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stabile’s presentation will be based on her new book, The Journey Toward Wholeness. On Friday night, June 3, Stabile and special guests will stage a live recording of the Enneagram Journey podcast at Union Coffee. Tickets for the Friday and Saturday events can be purchased together or separately. Learn more and buy tickets at lifeinthetrinityministry.com/tour22.
CBF General Assembly in Dallas
Registration is open for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s 2022 General Assembly, which will be held in Dallas June 28–30. CBF is Wilshire’s primary global partner for missions and ministry, and General Assembly is CBF’s annual gathering for learning, worship, inspiration and fellowship. Many Wilshire-connected folks will be leading or co-leading workshops. Learn more, see the full schedule and register for free at cbf.net/general-assembly.
Women of Wilshire book clubs
■ The WOW! Tuesday Evening Book Club meets in the Parlor monthly at 6:30 p.m. On June 14, the group will discuss Cara Wall’s The Dearly Beloved. Zoom option by request. Contact: Debby Burton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
■ The WOW! Brown Bag Book Club meets one Thursday a month at noon in Room 1205-L.
On June 2, the group will discuss The Lost Girls of Devon by Barbara O’Neal. Contact: Carolyn Murray (email@example.com).
Refresh for Adam’s Baskets
Adam’s Baskets, the wicker food collection baskets found around the building, have been refurbished by Jerry McElveen, Sam Tinsley and Ivan Martinez (known as the Three Amigos). Non perishable food items can be placed in the baskets anytime and are used to stock Wilshire’s in-house food pantry. This longtime ministry, named in memory of Adam Malcik, son of Vy and Michael Malcik, is coordinated by Compass Class.
Try choir this summer
Summer is a great time to try singing in Sanctuary Choir. Summer rehearsals run each Wednesday, May 25 – July 13, followed by a four-week rehearsal break. Modified rehearsal time is 7 to 8:15 p.m. Contact Doug Haney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacation Bible School, June 13–17
Passport to Peace is the theme for Wilshire’s Vacation Bible School for preschoolers and children, which will be held Monday – Friday, June 13 –17, 9 a.m. – noon. Children’s VBS is for those who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade, while Preschool VBS is open to kids 3 and older who have not completed kindergarten. VBS is free, class sizes are limited and registration ends June 8. Sign up at wilshirebc.org/registration.
We’re excited to be back to our regular in-person VBS, but we need some good volunteers to make it a meaningful and memorable experience. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s fulfilling, you’ll have support, and you are needed! Some of the ways you can help:
■ Prep work and decorations
■ Preschool teachers and helpers
■ K–Grade 5 group leaders and helpers
■ K–Grade 5 rotation leaders and helpers in recreation, music, Bible story, crafts, missions and worship
■ Grade 6 field trip chaperones
Faith in 3D: June 5, 10 & 11
The 2022 edition of Faith in 3D is a filmed production inspired by To Whom It May Concern, an off-Broadway musical by Carol Hall. The play uses songs to explore the inner thoughts, secrets, hopes and fears of people sitting in a church service. There will be three chances to watch the show online:
■ Sunday, June 5, 12:30 p.m.
■ Friday, June 10, 8 p.m.
■ Saturday, June 11, 8 p.m.
Due to our contract with the publisher, the video will only be available at these times and will require a password. Visit wilshirebc.org/registration to request a password.
Watch together. All are invited on Sunday, June 5, to watch the show at 12:30 p.m. on a big screen in Community Hall. Free admission. Free box lunch (donations welcome). No reservation needed for this gathering.