Good Neighbor Award. Two couples are winners of the Good Neighbor Award this week. Janice and Bill Jernberg are recognized for sending “the sweetest emails” to the kids in the first-grade Sunday School class they teach. Mig and John Coates are winners for going above and beyond in their service to others, often behind the scenes. You can nominate a future winner award at wilshirebc.org/registration.
Midweek video takes a break. ‘This Is My Story,’ the resident-created Wednesday video, will take a summer break for the next three weeks. It will
return with two installments when Wilshire’s new pastoral residents will be interviewed by their second-year resident colleagues. On August 19, Leigh Curl will interview Ashley Robinson, and on August 26, Leanna Coyle-Carr will interview Jenna Sullivan. George Mason’s midweek update video will continue.
Facebook Live Bible study. A rotation of teachers leads the Facebook Live Bible study class Sundays at 10:15 a.m. Alan Wright will teach on July 26, followed by Scott Spreier on August 2.
Wilshire’s Got Talent. Thursday, July 30. YouTube. 7 p.m.What church talent show features a former University of Miami quarterback, something from Hamilton, cute kids, an AC/DC song, at least one former pastoral resident and a whole lot more? It can only be Wilshire’s Got Talent, which debuts Thursday night, July 30, at 7. The show will be a YouTube Premiere, just like our Sunday worship services; that means we can watch it together “live” starting promptly at 7. Use YouTube’s chat feature to make it a watch party with your fellow Wilshirites.
How to watch:
*Head to Wilshire’s YouTube channel shortly before 7 Thursday night:
*We’ll also share the direct YouTube link via Facebook earlier on Thursday.
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 at the church building or delivery to your home.
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 at email@example.com.
*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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carolyn Murray at email@example.com.
Wilshire helps fund van for border ministry. Wilshire gave $1,500 via mission partner Fellowship Southwest to help buy a van for a pastor ministering on the U.S.–Mexico border. Lorenzo Ortiz operates three refugee shelters in northern Mexico amid complications from COVID-19 border restrictions, threats from cartels and a U.S. policy which forces asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings. Ortiz spends quite a bit of time driving refugees between Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Saltillo; because of the cartels, they aren’t safe on buses or on foot. His van is on its last leg, and Fellowship Southwest is raising funds toward the purchase of a new one. Wilshire’s contribution was made possible through your generous support of the unified budget. Fellowship Southwest is an ecumenical network of faith communities working to improves lives and share God’s love in the Southwestern U.S., from California to Texas. It is affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and is led by former Baptist Standard editor Marv Knox. Learn more at fellowshipsouthwest.org.