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. Shawn Ashmore teaches on Aug. 30.
Residents offer Wednesday series. Navigating the Wilderness is the theme of a four-week Wednesday evening study to be led by pastoral residents Jenna Sullivan and Ashley Robinson. The series will run each Wednesday from Sept. 2 to Sept. 23 and sessions will start at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live. The videos will remain on Wilshire’s Facebook page after the live event. (facebook.com/wilshirebc) Sullivan and Robinson describe the series this way: “Chaos. Disorienting. Lost. Uncertainty. These are words that have swirled through our minds as we have all tried to navigate a year of global pandemic. This sounds a bit like the wilderness experience described in the Old Testament. We are undoubtedly in a new place. Many of us are missing home and wondering what is next. In a weekly reflective gathering on Facebook Live, we will explore an Old Testament wilderness passage and discover a spiritual practice that might help us find our way in this strange land.” More information is coming soon about other Wednesday programming and fall offerings at Wilshire.
World religion study. Former pastoral resident Aaron Coyle-Carr is inviting Wilshire members to join in a community Bible study. The McKinney-based group, which Wilshire helped start last year, meets via Zoom on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. and starts a new survey of world religions on Sept. 15. The topic will be explored through reading and discussing Stephen Prothero’s book, God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World. Aaron will draw on Wilshire’s interfaith connections to enable the group to hear the lived stories of faith leaders from around Dallas. To learn more or sign up, contact Aaron at email@example.com.
Koinonia Cafe To-Go: Takeout meals from Wilshire’s kitchen begin Wednesday, Sept. 9. Pre-order and pay online. Curbside pickup at Wilshire. Menu and full instructions in next week’s Tapestry. Proceeds help defray the cost of paying Wilshire’s amazing kitchen staff during the pandemic.
Women of Wilshire Book Clubs
*The WOW! Tuesday Evening Book Club meets on Zoom monthly at 7 p.m. Upcoming dates and titles: Sept. 8, Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah; Oct. 13, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss; Nov. 10, The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd; Dec. 8, A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg. To participate, contact Debby Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The WOW! Brown Bag Book Club meets on Zoom monthly on a weekday at noon. Upcoming dates and titles: Sept. 10, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson; Oct. 1, Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross. To participate, contact Abbey Adcox (email@example.com) or Carolyn Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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 also available in the library section of Wilshire’s app and website. Then email email@example.com and tell her what titles you wish to check out (limit 5). Barbara will work out a safe plan to get the books to you via curbside pickup at Wilshire or delivery to your home.
Wilshire Mental Health Network. Mental health providers are invited to the initial meeting of the Wilshire Mental Health Network. This group will help participants get to know one another while discussing how to better support our community. The meeting will take place via Zoom on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 12:30 p.m. Contact Rachel Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get the link.