Listen to Your Art – Creative Arts Camp – July 6-10, $30. This all-new, mostly online experience for kids was designed especially for 2020 by Children’s Choir Coordinator Candy McComb. Kids who have completed kindergarten through grade 6 will enjoy music, visual arts, movement, cooking, movie-making, writing, magic and more. There will be a parking lot performance and other socially-distanced live events. Cost is $30 per child and includes T-shirt & art supplies. Supply bags can be picked up in the Wilshire north parking lot at the following times:
Wednesday, July 1 – 2–2:30 p.m. or 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, July 6 – 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Register at wilshirebc.org/registration
Good Neighbor Award. Two children and one preschooler are winners of the Good Neighbor Award this week. All were chosen for embodying the theme of the just-ended Take-Home Vacation Bible School, Who is My Neighbor? Learning to Love Like Jesus. Winners are preschooler Alice Boyd, fourth grader Link Pritchard and fifth grader Eliana Mitchell. You can nominate someone for the Good Neighbor Award at wilshirebc.org/registration.
“This Is My Story” continues. Tune in online each Wednesday for a video featuring prayer, music and an interview with a Wilshire member. On July 1, pastoral resident Ryan Wilson will have a conversation with Al Stewart. The weekly videos will be posted on YouTube and Facebook by noon, and the link will be sent in the midweek email from George Mason.
Ryan Wilson called to North Carolina church. Second-year pastoral resident Ryan Wilson has accepted the position of Minister of Spiritual Formation and Administration at Wake Forest Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He and his wife, Mia, and their two children, Bates and Elsie, will begin their move from Dallas around July 15, and Ryan will start his new job on August 1. A farewell blessing service for Ryan and family will be held during worship on July 12.
Changes to Facebook Live Bible study. Beginning June 28, a rotation of teachers will take over leading the Facebook Live Bible study class each Sunday at 10:15 a.m. First up is Chad Mustain, who will teach June 28 and July 5. Mark Wingfield, who had been teaching the class, will return to teaching Discovery class on another platform beginning in August.
Wilshire library offers curbside pickup. Wilshire librarian Barbara Peterson is making it possible to check out books from the church library even while the building is closed. First, search the library’s online catalog by visiting wilshirebc.booksys.net/opac/wbc/#menuHome. This link is available in the library section of the Wilshire app and website. Then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Book Requests” in the subject line and tell her what titles you wish to check out (limit 5). She will work out a safe plan to get the books to you via curbside pickup or delivery.
WOW! Book Clubs
The Women of Wilshire Tuesday Evening Book Club now meets via Zoom once a month at 7 p.m. Upcoming dates and books: July 14, The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes with discussion led by Barbara Peterson; Aug. 18, A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken with discussion led by Carla Siegesmund. To register, contact Debby Burton.
The WOW! Brown Bag Book Club now meets via Zoom the first Thursday of each month. Upcoming dates and books: July 2, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman; Aug. 6, The Tatooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. To register, contact Abbey Adcox or Carolyn Murray.
Will you keep up the Friday Five? All 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.
New member: Beth Schultz
Condolences to: Kate Dodgen and Grant Dodgen on the death of their grandmother, Elaine Dodgen, on June 19; Joanna and Bill Jones on the death of Joanna’s nephew, Wilkie Soo, on June 21.
Congratulations to: Staci and Phil McNicholas on the birth of their daughter, Lena James, on June 17.
Wilshire’s Got Talent. Calling all Wilshire jugglers, singers, instrumentalists, comedians, storytellers, stunt doubles and actors! You’re invited to participate in Wilshire’s Got Talent, a virtual talent show and coffeehouse. To participate, you will need to submit a video of five minutes or less to Shana Gaines by July 15. To RSVP as a performer, email Shana to receive more details and instructions. The churchwide YouTube watch party will take place on Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m.