Tapestry News for Sunday, August 16
Promotion Sunday and more: what you need to know
Preschool – grade 12: kids move up to the next age-graded Sunday School class on Aug. 23. Adults: try out a new class or try Sunday School for the first time. For more info: Email Carol Cabaniss, ministry assistant for preschool through youth. Email Carolyn Murray for help finding an adult class.
Worship Start Time Change
Online worship moves to an 8:30 a.m. debut starting Aug. 23. Where: Wilshire’s YouTube channel, as before; When: Watch during the 8:30 premiere or anytime thereafter. How to find it: Direct link will be emailed to members on Saturday and shared on Facebook Sunday morning. Or simply visit our YouTube channel.
Blessing of the Backpacks
Backpack photos wanted: Submit a photo of your child with their backpack for use in a video during worship on Aug. 23. Send by Aug. 20 to David Hammons. Email email@example.com text to 214-499-3998
Drive-by blessing of the backpacks
Parents: bring your school-age kids for an in-person blessing to start the new school year. Wear your mask and drive through the porte cochère on the south end of the building from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23. Teachers are also welcome.
New resident interviews
Wilshire’s new pastoral residents will be interviewed by their second-year colleagues in two upcoming videos. On Wednesday, Aug. 19, Leigh Curl will interview Ashley Robinson. One week later, on Aug. 26, Leanna Coyle-Carr will interview Jenna Sullivan. Watch for the videos on YouTube and social media.
Facebook Live Bible study
A rotation of teachers leads the Facebook Live Bible study Sundays at 10:15 a.m. All are invited to participate via Wilshire’s Facebook page. Scheduled teachers for the rest of August are:
Aug. 16 Leigh Curl, pastoral resident
Aug. 23 Molly Shepard
Aug. 30 Shawn Ashmore
Faith in Democracy Aug. 23
Wilshire is one of several churches co-hosting Faith in Democracy: Lifting Dallas Faith Voices for Justice on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 23. This online event presented by Texas Impact will feature faith and community leaders in four panel discussions concerning the upcoming election and the 2021 Texas legislative session. Panelists familiar to Wilshire include: Rev. Danielle Ayers of Friendship West; George Mason’s Faith Commons partners Rabbi Nancy Kasten and Imam Omar Suleiman; and former Wilshire member Josh Houston, a Texas Impact staffer. Texas Impact is a statewide grassroots network established to be a voice of religious social concern to the Texas Legislature. It provides concrete strategies for people of faith to work for justice. The event is free but registration is required. To register, visit texasimpact.org and look in the Events section.
Wilshire Mental Health Network
All mental health providers are invited to the inaugural meeting of the Wilshire Mental Health Network. We hope this group will help us as Wilshire members and mental health providers to better get to know one another and discuss how we can support our community. We will meet via Zoom on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 12:30 p.m. For more info or to get the link, contact Rachel Murphy, LCSW, LCDC: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date: flu shots, Sept. 19
Flu shots will be offered at Wilshire on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. Advance registration will be required and strict safety protocols will be followed. Shots will be administered outdoors in the porte cochère. More information will be available as the date gets closer.
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 Aug. 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. On Sept. 10, the group will discuss 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.
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 Oct. 2 and 3. Conversations will continue in a WOW! discussion group led by Pastoral Resident Leanna Coyle-Carr. 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 Apr. 1, 2021. Register and learn more at evolvingfaith.com and watch WOW! communications for more info on discussion groups.