Tapestry News

by | Jun 30, 2023 | Tapestry News

One more week for minister of music survey, applications
The Minister of Music Search Committee’s congregational survey, which gives everyone a chance to weigh in on topics related to the future of Wilshire’s music ministry, will be open through Sunday, July 9. To access the confidential online survey, visit surveymonkey.com/r/8M8YHBV. Paper copies are available in the church office. The committee’s deadline for accepting applications for the minister of music role has been extended to July 9. If you know someone who would be a good candidate, please encourage them to apply at wilshirebc.org/music-search.

Wilshire starts sermon podcast
Sermons from Timothy Peoples and other Wilshire preachers are now available as a weekly audio podcast on all major podcast platforms. To find the podcast and subscribe, search “Wilshire Baptist Church” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or iHeartRadio. If you use a different podcast platform and would like to see Wilshire added, contact Mark McKenzie at mmckenzie@wilshirebc.org.

Tenth anniversary for Mustain
Associate Pastor Heather Mustain will be recognized during worship on Sunday, July 9, for 10 years of service on Wilshire’s staff. Heather started as minister of missions on July 1, 2013, and was named associate pastor in 2020. Watch the Tapestry for more coverage next week.

Pray for Youth Camp this week
Wilshire students in grades 7 through 12 head to Youth Camp on Monday, July 3, and will return Saturday, July 8. Themed “All Around You,” this year’s camp will be held at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Wilshire pastoral resident alum Leigh Curl-Dove and her husband, Keith, a Presbyterian minister, will serve as camp pastors.

Let’s play mahjong!
Join other Women of Wilshire for mahjong on the first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. or the second Wednesday at 6 p.m. The first Friday session will be held July 7, and the first Wednesday session will be held Aug. 9. All skill levels are welcome, and play will take place in Room 1205-L. Please sign up so we’ll know how many to prepare for. Visit wilshirebc.org/registration to find a SignUpGenius link.

New around here?
■ The Wilshire Welcome class, which helps guests and new members learn what the church is all about, will next meet on Aug. 20 at 9:45 a.m. in the Prayer Room near McIver Chapel.
■ Time with Tim is an informal chance for guests and new members to meet and visit with Senior Pastor Timothy Peoples. The next session will be held Sunday, July 16, at 9:45 a.m. in Timothy’s office (Room 2203, second floor).
■ Questions about the above events? Contact Carolyn Murray at cmurray@wilshirebc.org.

Adventurers to share their “favorite things” on July 17
The Wilshire Adventurers will enjoy a salad lunch and a “show and tell” program on Monday, July 17, at 11:30 a.m. in Community Hall. For “My Favorite Things,” attendees are invited to display a favorite collection or hobby — baseball cards, quilts, thimbles, postcards, etc. — and share about it with those who stop by their table. Sam Tinsley will serve as emcee and share his own unique collection. If you plan on bringing items to share, contact Barbara Clayton (bclayton@wilshirebc.org) to ensure we have enough display tables. Lunch costs $10 per person; no RSVP needed. Wilshire Adventurers is a fellowship group for those ages 60 and up.

Take me out to the ball game!
Join us for an outing to Globe Life Field to see our Texas Rangers play the LA Dodgers on Sunday, July 23, at 1:35 p.m. We’ll leave Wilshire at 12:15 p.m. on a charter bus and return after the game. Our group seats are located in section 324. Don’t worry about the heat; this state-of-the-art venue is fully enclosed and air-conditioned. Tickets cost $32 per person. Sign up to attend at wilshirebc.org/registration.

Ways to serve this summer
Visit this link for the details from our mission partners and sign up to serve this summer:

Listen to Your Art! musical, July 14
Next week’s Listen to Your Art! camp will end with a flourish on Friday, July 14, as the children present a musical in the Sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. All are invited. The kids will learn the show, In the Image, during the week.

Donations needed for recycled art
Your donations of commonly discarded items are needed for “recycled art” projects at the Listen to Your Art camp for children, which will be held the week of July 10. Donation bins can be found outside the main office and near the entrance from the north parking lot. Items are due by Sunday, July 9. Items needed are:
■ Egg cartons
■ Empty toilet paper, paper towel and wrapping paper rolls
■ Wrapping paper
■ Wine bottle corks
■ Plastic milk or juice jugs and lids*
■ Empty tissue boxes
■ Squeeze pouch lids (from baby food and apple sauce pouches)*
■ Fabric
■ Clothing buttons
■ Paper packaging, tissue or crinkly or shredded paper
■ Yogurt containers*
■ Pringles cans*
■ Plastic container lids*
■ Soft cardboard boxes (oatmeal/cereal, etc.)
■ Liquid detergent tops*
■ Wipe containers
■ LEGO or similar bricks
■ Magazines (please remove non-kid friendly content)

*Please rinse food or drink packaging.

Summer camps for children and preschoolers
See full details and register at wilshirebc.org/summer-camps.
Full Day Cooking/Creative Arts
Full, waitlist available
July 10 – 14, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Grades 2 – 6
Cooking Camp
Full, waitlist available
July 10 – 14, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Grades 1 – 6
Listen to Your Art! Creative Arts Camp
A few spots remain; July 2, is registration deadline
July 10 – 14, 1 – 5:30 p.m., Grades 1 – 6
Passport Kids! Preteen Camp
July 22 – 25, Grades 3 – 6
Preschool Friends Camp
July 31 – Aug. 4, 9 a.m. – noon
New for completed kindergartners: Creation Station
July 31 – Aug. 4, 9 a.m. – noon

Mason books in office
If you still don’t have your copy of George Mason’s book, you can pick it up in the church office anytime. Each Wilshire member household gets one free copy of The Word Made Fresh: Preaching God’s Love for Every Body, a collection of sermons from George’s 33 years as Wilshire’s senior pastor. The book was officially released Tuesday and can be purchased at Amazon and other booksellers.

Women of Wilshire book clubs
■ The WOW Tuesday Evening Book Club will meet July 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor to discuss Leila Meacham’s Dragonfly. Contact: Debby Burton (dburton@wilshirebc.org)
■ The WOW Brown Bag Book Club meets one Thursday a month at noon in Room 1205-L. On July 6, the group will discuss Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver. Contact: Carolyn Murray (cmurray@wilshirebc.org)