Wilshire Welcome is Oct. 15
Wilshire Welcome, which helps guests and new members learn what the church is all about, will meet Oct. 15 at 9:45 a.m. in the Prayer Room near McIver Chapel. Contact: Carolyn Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Family ministries leaders lunch
Leaders, teachers and volunteers in preschool, children’s and youth ministries are invited to join Senior Pastor Timothy Peoples for a listening session on Sunday, Oct. 15, at noon in James Gallery. Lunch will be provided; no reservation necessary.
Lunch & Learn with Darren
Associate Pastor Darren DeMent will lead Bible study at the next Lunch & Learn on Oct. 18. Lunch & Learn is held the first and third Wednesdays each month at 11:30 a.m. in Community Hall. Open to all. Lunch costs $10 per person. No reservation needed. Contact: Barbara Clayton (email@example.com).
Adventurers Arboretum outing
The Wilshire Adventurers will enjoy a free outing and picnic lunch at the Dallas Arboretum on Thursday, Oct. 19. The group will meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. to carpool. Registration is required by Oct. 16; visit wilshirebc.org/events/adventurers-arboretum. Adventurers is a fellowship group for anyone 60 or older. Contact: Barbara Clayton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Free exercise classes for fall prevention
Beginning Oct. 16, physical therapy students from Texas Woman’s University will lead a free group exercise class at Wilshire designed to prevent falls by addressing strength and balance. The class will meet each Monday through Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. in Room 3301. Anyone can participate. Invite your friends and neighbors.
State Fair outing on Oct. 22
Join us for a church-wide outing to the State Fair of Texas on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Admission ticket and transportation provided for $30. Register at wilshirebc.org/events/state-fair.
Women of Wilshire events
Join other Women of Wilshire for mahjong on the first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. or the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Please sign up; SignUpGenius link at wilshirebc.org/events/mahjong.
Tuesday Evening Book Club meets monthly at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor. On Oct. 10, the group will discuss Michelle Obama’s Becoming. Contact: Debby Burton (email@example.com).
Brown Bag Book Club meets one Thursday a month at noon in Room 1205-L. On Nov. 2, the group will discuss The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel. Contact: Carolyn Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Anyone who enjoys knitting is invited to Sara Tinsley’s Garland home one evening each month, usually the third Thursday, to work on their projects in fellowship with others. The group is open to knitters of all skill levels. Contact Sara for more details at email@example.com.
Wednesday Night Live: Oct. 11
Koinonia Café | 5 – 6 p.m. | Community Hall | Buffet-style dinner for the whole family. Cash/check/credit accepted. Pricing at wilshirebc.org/events/koinonia-cafe. Kid-friendly and to-go meals available. Oct. 11: Pulled pork BBQ, sausage, ranchero beans, cornbread, coleslaw, house salad, chicken noodle soup, assorted mini pies, chocolate chip cookies, jello or fruit cup. Kids: BBQ chicken, fries.
Music, Missions & More | 6 – 7 p.m. | Age 3 – Pre-K | Preschool choir, plus fun activities focused on God’s love.
KidConnect | 6 – 7 p.m. | K – Grade 6 | This rotation of art, music and more will help kids learn how to love God and others with every part of themselves.
Watershed | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Grades 7–12 | Bible study and music in the Youth Center.
Sanctuary Choir | 7 p.m. | Choral Hall | No audition.
Bible Study: Darren DeMent continues music series | 6 – 7 p.m. | Community Hall | How might the legacy of the biblical prophets be seen in a rock ’n’ roll icon like Frank Zappa, a country music legend like Johnny Cash or a hip-hop pioneer like Grandmaster Flash? How might listening to Freddie Mercury’s vocals give us insight into Richard Rohr’s writings? How might Mick Jagger shed some light on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount? Join Associate Pastor Darren DeMent on Oct. 4, 11 and 18 for some entertaining and enlightening conversations on the intersection of faith, theology and music. On Oct. 11: The prophetic legacy. Often it’s the voices from outside the mainstream that we should be paying attention to.
Adopt a grandfriend
If you are a family without grandparents in town and would like to adopt a grandfriend or grandfriends, you can request to be paired with a local Wilshire grandfriend. Conversely, if you are an older adult or couple without grandchildren nearby and would like to serve as a grandfriend, please let us know. To register your interest, visit wilshirebc.org/grandfriend to fill out our online forms. Applications are due by Oct. 31, and you will be notified of your pairing by mid-November. We’ll hold a kickoff event sometime before the holidays. Questions? Contact Minister to Children Julie Girards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Butler is coming Oct. 25
On Wednesday evening, Oct. 25, Wilshire will host pastor and author Amy Butler for a special event celebrating the publication of her new book, Beautiful and Terrible Things: Faith, Doubt, and Discovering a Way Back to Each Other. At 6 p.m. in McIver Chapel, Amy will be featured in conversation with Senior Pastor Timothy Peoples. Amy will sign books in the South Atrium starting at 5 p.m. and again after the talk. The 6 p.m. talk will take the place of adult Bible study on Oct. 25.
Free concert on Nov. 4
Dallas-based Fine Arts Chamber Players will present a free concert in Wilshire’s Sanctuary on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. The program will include works for violin and cello performed by longtime friends and duo partners Maria Schleuning and Jolyon Pegis. The event is part of FACP’s Hallam Family Concerts, a series of seven free chamber music concerts presented at various venues. Learn more about the organization at fineartschamberplayers.org.