WOW! Book Study. Is it possible to be a good person and still be racist? Join a two-week book study and discussion of Good White Racist? Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice. Dates are Tuesday, June 2, and Tuesday, June 9, and time is 7 to 8 p.m.The first week, Heather Mustain will lead the discussion and a reflection on the notion of “whiteness.” The second week, meet the book’s author, Kerry Connelly, who will address how to move past the idea of being good and into anti-racist work. Free. Register at wilshirebc.org/registration. A registration link will be sent to WOW! Women of Wilshire email list on June 1. Email Abbey Adcox to be added to the email list.
A different kind of VBS. If you have preschoolers or children in your home, mark your calendar for the week of June 22. That’s the new date for Vacation Bible School at Wilshire — even though it won’t really be at Wilshire. Our preschool and children’s ministry teams are re-imagining our traditional VBS so that it can be done at home on your own schedule but with lots of support. You’ll be able to pick up a bag of supplies (crafts, stories, thematic materials) from the church to use at home. Then join in with video worship sessions and Bible stories. More details coming soon, but registration is already open at wilshirebc.org/registration.
Good Neighbor Award. This week’s winner of Wilshire’s Good Neighbor Award is Marty McElya, a primary care physician in North Dallas who has worked tirelessly on the front lines of COVID-19 testing and treatment from his private practice.
Solar panels going up. Work has begun to install solar panels on the flat roof of Wilshire’s facility. This cost-saving and planet-saving project has been funded entirely by an anonymous donation. It will be complemented by retrofitting of most light fixtures in the building with LED bulbs.
“This Is My Story” videos. The traditional Wednesday Bible study has shifted to our usual summer testimony series, “This Is My Story.” Each Wednesday, tune in to hear a pastoral resident interview a Wilshire member and help us understand more about that member’s faith journey. Look for the weekly videos posted on YouTube, Facebook and the Wilshire website on Wednesdays by noon and also sent out via the midweek update email from George Mason.
Will you keep up the Friday 5? We know the social distancing is getting old, which makes staying in touch all the more important. All Wilshire congregants are invited to continue in an easy pastoral care project called “Friday Five.” Every Friday, commit to contact at least five Wilshire friends in your circle of influence to see how they’re doing. Think first of those who are not your family or closest friends but who would love to hear from you.