T-shirt and CD pick-up. If you registered to receive a Wilshire T-shirt and Wilshire Roots CD, make plans to pick them up at one of two times: Sunday, July 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., or Monday, July 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Note that the previously announced pick-up location has changed from the north parking lot to the porte cochère on the south end of the building. Please line up on Springside Lane behind the church and then turn right onto Ravendale Lane and into the porte cochère. If you requested that your items be delivered to your home, you can expect delivery sometime during the upcoming week. We’ve had a tremendous response to this offer, and almost all adult-sized shirts have been spoken for. Contact Abbey Adcox with any questions.
Good Neighbor Award. Angela Sayre and Rachel Murphy are winners of this week’s Good Neighbor Award. Both were nominated for continually checking in with people and always looking to serve. You can nominate a future winner award at wilshirebc.org/registration.
“This Is My Story” continues. Check Facebook, YouTube or our website each Wednesday for a video with announcements, prayer, music and an interview of a Wilshire member conducted by a pastoral resident. On July 22, Leanna Coyle-Carr speaks with Sue McElveen.
Facebook Live Bible study. A rotation of teachers leads the Facebook Live Bible study class Sundays at 10:15 a.m. Scott Spreier will teach on July 19 and Alan Wright on July 26.
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. 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 at the church building or delivery to your home.
Three ways the church can support public schools in the era of COVID-19. Find this recent opinion article written for Baptist News Global by Wilshire member Shana Gaines, who is an elementary music teacher in RISD.
WOW! Book Clubs
The Women of Wilshire Tuesday Evening Book Club meets via Zoom once a month at 7 p.m. The next meeting is August 18, when Carla Siegesmund will lead a discussion of Sheldon Vanauken’s A Severe Mercy. To register, contact Debby Burton.
The WOW! Brown Bag Book Club meets via Zoom the first Thursday of each month. Upcoming dates and books: August 6, The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris; September 10, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. To register, contact Abbey Adcox or Carolyn Murray.
Wilshire’s Got Talent. Mark your calendar to watch your fellow Wilshire members showcase their talent on Thursday, July 30, at 7:00 p.m. on Wilshire’s Youtube channel.
Evolving Faith Live Conference. Several “Women of Wilshire” will be in virtual attendance at this year’s Evolving Faith Live Conference, which will be held online October 2 and 3. Conversations will continue in WOW! discussion groups starting October 6. The conference will feature favorite speakers like Sarah Bessey, Jen Hatmaker, Nadia Bolz-Weber and Barbara Brown Taylor. Registration is required and includes access to all sessions until April 1, 2021. Register and learn more at evolvingfaith.com, and watch WOW! communications for more info on discussion groups.
Project Mask. If you or your family needs additional face masks as the pandemic drags on, consider obtaining them through Gateway of Grace, one of Wilshire’s local missions partners. In Gateway’s Project Mask, refugee clients of the agency are making masks that are available to the public for a donation. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the refugees, and for many refugee women, this is the first time in their lives they’ve been paid for their work. Instructions for ordering masks can be found here.