Thanks from Minister of Music Search Committee
The Minister of Music Search Committee thanks you for responding to our request for providing input. In our focus groups, we had approximately 125 participants, and 360 individuals shared their thoughts and ideas through the survey. We are excited about this response because it will help us as we move forward in the process of finding our next minister of music. We are now reviewing applications and request your continued prayers for God’s guidance.
—Kevin Cabaniss, Lynette DeBose, David Duncan, Anne Foster, LeAnn Hampton, Mary Morgan, Timothy Peoples, Kristi Reavis, James Sobolik-Williams, Laura Summers, Melinda Thompson
New around here?
■ 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 July 16 at 9:45 a.m. in Timothy’s office (Room 2203, second floor).
■ 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.
■ Questions about the above events? Contact Carolyn Murray at email@example.com.
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.
Save the dates!
■ Sunday, Aug. 13: Blessing of the Backpacks in worship.
■ Sunday, Aug. 20: Promotion Sunday: Preschoolers, children and youth move to new classes, and it’s a great day for adults to try a new class or try Sunday School for the first time. Children’s Choirs and Youth Choir resume rehearsals after worship.
■ Wednesday, Aug. 23: Wednesday Night Live resumes with Koinonia Café and faith formation for all ages.
Adventurers to share their “favorite things” on July 17
The Wilshire Adventurers will enjoy lunch and a show-and-tell program on Monday, July 17, at 11:30 a.m. in Community Hall. Attendees will display and share about their favorite collections. Sam Tinsley will serve as emcee. If you plan on sharing items, contact Barbara Clayton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Lunch costs $10 per person; no RSVP needed. Wilshire Adventurers is a fellowship group for those ages 60 and up.
New book includes essays by Timothy, George, others
Senior Pastor Timothy Peoples and Senior Pastor Emeritus George Mason are two of several Wilshire-connected contributors to a new book, True Colors: Stories of Baptist Inclusion. Pastoral residency alum Jake Hall edited the essay collection, which was released in June by Nurturing Faith, an imprint of Good Faith Media. Residency alums Jay Hogewood, Scott Dickison and Erica Whitaker also wrote essays, as did former Wilshire member and intern Rich Havard. The book is available from major booksellers as well as goodfaithmedia.org.
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 email@example.com.
New monthly service opportunity at Wilkinson Center
Wilshire member Cindy Estee is coordinating volunteers to serve as food pantry assistants at the Wilkinson Center on the third Tuesday of each month from noon to 3:45 p.m. Wilkinson’s food pantry serves all ages in all stages: kids, single moms, fathers trying to support their families and seniors on a fixed income. Assistants greet and help clients, restock shelves and pack food boxes. Volunteers do not need to serve every month. If you are interested, contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will reach out monthly to confirm our team of four to six. Our first date of service is Tuesday, Aug. 15. The food pantry is located at 3402 N. Buckner Blvd.
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. Additional copies can be purchased at Amazon and other booksellers.
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. Upcoming sessions are Friday, Aug. 4, and Wednesday, 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.
Women of Wilshire book clubs
■ The WOW Tuesday Evening Book Club meets monthly at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor. On Aug. 8, the group will discuss Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast. Contact: Debby Burton (email@example.com)
■ The WOW Brown Bag Book Club meets one Thursday a month at noon in Room 1205-L.
On Aug. 3, the group will discuss Steven Rowley’s The Guncle. Contact: Carolyn Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ways to serve this summer
Visit this link for the details from our mission partners and sign up to serve this summer:
There’s still time to sign up for the camps below!
Register by July 23 at wilshirebc.org/summer-camps
New for completed kindergartners: Creation Station
Monday–Friday, July 31–Aug. 4, 9 a.m.–noon. Includes art, music, movement, cooking and more! Cost: $100. Register by July 23.
Preschool Friends Camp
Monday–Friday, July 31–Aug. 4, 9 a.m.–noon.
I Love My Family is the theme for this VBS-style camp for preschoolers who turned 3 through 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2022, but have not completed kindergarten. Cost: $80. Register by July 23.