Register by July 14 for T-shirt and CD. Our building may be closed, but Wilshire is Always Open to All. As our gift to you during this time of physical separation, we’ve created a new Wilshire T-shirt as a tangible reminder that we remain together in spirit. You’re invited to register to receive a free shirt for each member of your family. Each household will also receive a copy of the recently-released Wilshire Roots CD. Register by July 14 at wilshirebc.org/registration. Please register one person in your family and then select the shirt size needed for each family member. Shirt and CD bundles will be available for pick-up in the north parking lot on Sunday, July 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Monday, July 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. You may also request delivery to your home. Sizes from 12 months to Adult XXL are available, but quantities are limited in some sizes, so please complete your registration as soon as possible. Contact Abbey Adcox with questions or to volunteer to help deliver orders.
Drive-through reception for Wilsons. All are invited to say farewell to pastoral resident Ryan Wilson and his family in a drive-through reception Sunday, July 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. The reception will take place, rain or shine, at Wilshire’s porte cochère on the South side of the church building on Ravendale Lane. Please wear a mask, stay in your car and be mindful of the Wilsons’ small children. Ryan has finished his residency and will become Minister of Spiritual Formation and Administration at Wake Forest Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. There will be a time of blessing for the Wilsons during this Sunday morning worship.
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 RSVP and submit a video of five minutes or less by July 15 to Shana Gaines at email@example.com. She can provide more details and instructions. The churchwide YouTube watch party will take place on Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m.
Good Neighbor Award. Judy Yarbrough and Becky Waterfield, both three-time nominees, are winners of this week’s Good Neighbor Award. Judy is recognized for hand-delivering cookies to Cord of Three members from McKinney to Duncanville. Becky is recognized for her efforts in keeping Compass Class connected through monthly newsletters, mission projects and online Sunday School. Nominate a future winner award at wilshirebc.org/registration.
“This Is My Story” continues. Check Facebook or YouTube each Wednesday for a video with announcements, prayer, music and an interview of a Wilshire member conducted by a pastoral resident. On July 15, Leigh Curl will interview Amanda Mintz.
Facebook Live Bible study. A rotation of teachers leads the Facebook Live Bible study class Sundays at 10:15 a.m. Vanessa Vaughter teaches July 12, followed by Scott Spreier on July 19 and Alan Wright on July 26.
Results of Creative Arts Camp. Listen to Your Art was the theme for Wilshire’s Creative Arts Camp, held July 6 through 10. Planned parking lot events had to be canceled due to concern about COVID-19, but 26 kids in kindergarten through 6th grade enjoyed the online experiences in music, visual art, cooking and more. Children’s Choir Coordinator Candy McComb led the camp with support from Zoe Moore, Shana Gaines, David Hammons, Carol Cabaniss, Hannah Granberry, Kristen Jackson, Jeff Brummel, Blake Brown, Emma Roden, Julie Girards, Ryan Wilson and Elizabeth Ferguson.
WOW! Book Clubs
The Women of Wilshire Tuesday Evening Book Club 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WOW! Brown Bag Book Club meets via Zoom the first Thursday of each month. Upcoming dates and books: Aug. 6, The Tatooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris; Sept. 10, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. To register, contact Abbey Adcox at email@example.com or Carolyn Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Wellness & Relief event. Wilshire recently partnered with the Northeast Division of the Dallas Police Department to collect donations for senior adults who may be running low on basic supplies during the pandemic. Several adult Sunday School classes donated toilet paper (over 670 rolls) and deodorant (267 units) to the effort. Participating classes were Avodah, BEST, Compass, Concordia, Foundations of Faith and Women’s Bible Class. Minister to Senior Adults Jessica Capps, who coordinated Wilshire’s effort, says, “The donations have been overwhelming. Thank you for your generous spirit and willingness to make a difference.” The items will be included in relief boxes to be distributed at a Senior Wellness and Relief event on Friday, July 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Lake Pointe Church White Rock Campus at 9150 Garland Road. Anyone over age 55 who may benefit is welcome to drive through and pick up a relief box, which will contain toiletries, first aid kits, a flashlight, mosquito spray, a mask, hand sanitizer and more.
Wilshire on Mission
Lunches to Cornerstone. Every Thursday from June 4 through July 2, Wilshire’s kitchen staff packed 275 brown bag lunches, which were then delivered by volunteers to our longtime mission partner, Cornerstone Baptist Church. This effort was made possible through your continued giving to our World Hunger Offering.
Mayor’s Milk Initiative. By the time the Mayor’s Milk Initiative wraps
up on July 25, Wilshire volunteers will have distributed close to 1,500 gallons of milk to nearly 1,000 individuals in our neighborhood. Many thanks to those who have volunteered!