Grandparents Day luncheon is next Sunday, Sept. 10
Wilshire will celebrate Grandparents Day with a celebratory luncheon after worship next Sunday, Sept. 10, in Community Hall. The event is designed for:
• Wilshire families with older preschoolers through elementary-aged children (ages 3 to 12) and their grandparents, Wilshire members or not.
• Wilshire grandparents and their children and grandchildren, Wilshire members or not.
• Families who need a local “grandfriend” and older adults wishing to connect with a young family.
The event will include an entertaining presentation from Interim Minister to Senior Adults Larry Link plus music, a craft activity, resource table and more. The cost for the meal is $10 per adult, $5 for ages 4 to 9 and free for age 3 and under. Register by Wednesday, Sept. 6, at wilshirebc.org/events/grandparents-day.
No Children’s Choir Sept. 3
Children’s Choirs will not meet Sunday, Sept. 3, in light of the holiday weekend, nor will they meet Sunday, Sept. 10, so that children may attend the Grandparents Day Celebration lunch after worship. Children’s Choir rehearsals will resume Sept. 17. Youth Choir will rehearse Sept. 3 and 10 as usual.
Food service director named
Haley Robinson, a part-time kitchen staffer at Wilshire for the past several months, has been named food service director. Haley graduated from the culinary arts program at Collin College and has worked in the hospitality industry since 2017.
New to Wilshire?
Time with Tim, an informal chance for guests and new members to meet and visit with Senior Pastor Timothy Peoples, will be held Sunday, Sept. 17, at 9:45 a.m. in Timothy’s office (Room 2203, second floor). Questions? Contact Carolyn Murray at email@example.com.
Audition for Faith in 3D’s 10th anniversary production
Wilshire’s Faith in 3D initiative will celebrate its 10th anniversary in February 2024 with a production of The Christians, a dramatic play by Lucas Hnath. Director Nancy Poynter will hold auditions in late September. To learn more and register your interest in auditioning, visit wilshirebc.org/faith-in-3d-auditions by Sept. 18.
Lunch & Learn resumes Sept. 6
At Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, Sept. 6, Wilshire member Bill Bruster will speak about the origins of the moderate Baptist movement, including the birth of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Lunch & Learn will now be held on the first and third Wednesdays each month at 11:30 a.m. in Community Hall. The first Wednesday each month will feature a speaker or entertainment, and the third Wednesday will feature Senior Pastor Timothy Peoples leading Bible study. Open to everyone. Lunch costs $10 per person. No reservation needed. Contact: Barbara Clayton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday Night Live, Sept. 6
Koinonia Café | 5 – 6 p.m. | Community Hall | Buffet-style dinner for the whole family. Cash/check/credit card accepted. Full Meal: $10 for ages 10 and up; $5 for kids 4 to 9; free for kids 3 and under; $35 household max. Soup & Salad Meal: $7. To-go meals available.
■ Sept. 6 Menu: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables, Parker House Rolls, French Onion Soup, Salad, Peach Cobbler, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Jello. Kids: Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes.
Music, Missions & More | 6 – 7 p.m. | Age 3 – Pre-K | Preschool choir, plus fun activities and lessons focused on God’s love and caring for others.
KidConnect | 6 – 7 p.m. | K – Grade 6 | KidConnect features a rotation of activities to help kids learn how to love God and others with every part of themselves. Each week is different, with art, music, recreation, science, puppets, cooking and more.
Bible Study | 6 – 7 p.m. | NEW LOCATION: Community Hall | Senior Pastor Timothy Peoples and other ministers will lead Bible study at 6 p.m. this fall.
■ Current series: Christians insist that love stands at the heart of who God is. Yet, when we talk about love in the Hebrew Bible, how much do we really know? Join Timothy during the rest of September for Love in the Hebrew Bible.
Watershed | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Grades 7–12 | Bible study and music in the Youth Center.
Sanctuary Choir | 7 p.m. | Choral Hall | New singers are always welcome. No audition.
Childcare for infants to 2-year-olds whose parents are involved in church activities is offered 6 – 7:15 p.m.
Sept. 8 Marriage Connections
A new year of Marriage Connections begins on Friday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. In this event, held on select Friday nights, free childcare (infant – grade 6) is provided while parents enjoy a short program at the church and then have the rest of the night, until 9:30, to themselves. On Sept. 8, Wilshire member Micki Lacker will speak on “Listening: The Universal Love Language, a Stephen Ministry skill anyone can do.” Registration is required for childcare and closes Sunday, Sept. 3; visit wilshirebc.org/events/marriage-connections. Contact: Abbey Adcox (email@example.com).
Single, Adoptive and Foster Care Parents Night Out, Sept. 8
Wilshire will offer free childcare (infant – grade 6) for single, adoptive and foster parents on Friday, Sept. 8, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Registration is required and closes Sunday, Sept. 3; visit wilshirebc.org/events/pno.
Adventurers lunch features singer
The Wilshire Adventurers will enjoy lunch and a performance from musician Doc Gibbs on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Community Hall. Gibbs, a singer and pianist, is known for his musical impressions and humorous, inspiring presentations. Lunch costs $10 per person; no reservation required. Adventurers is a fellowship group for anyone 60 or above. Contact: Barbara Clayton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WOW Fall Study begins Sept. 11
Women of Wilshire are invited to study Sandra McCracken’s Exploring the Psalms on six Monday evenings this fall. The video series provides a fresh take on the Psalms via reflections and music from McCracken, a prolific songwriter and author. Study materials will be provided. Sessions will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Joannah DeMent. Dates are Sept. 11 and 25; Oct. 9 and 23; and Nov. 6 and 27. Please register at wilshirebc.org/events/wow-psalms.
Let’s play mahjong!
Join other Women of Wilshire for mahjong on the first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. or the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. All skill levels are welcome. Please sign up so we’ll know how many to prepare for. Visit wilshirebc.org/events/mahjong for a SignUpGenius link.
Women of Wilshire book clubs
■ The WOW Tuesday Evening Book Club meets monthly at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor. On Sept. 12, the group will discuss The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. Contact: Debby Burton (email@example.com).
■ The WOW Brown Bag Book Club meets one Thursday a month at noon in Room 1205-L. On Sept. 7, the group will discuss Horse by Geraldine Brooks. Contact: Carolyn Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Go deep on housing with Collective Consciousness Cohort
You can become an equipped advocate for housing-first solutions and affordable housing by joining Wilshire’s new housing-focused Collective Consciousness Cohort. Led by Associate Pastor Heather Mustain, the cohort will give participants in-depth knowledge on policy and perspective nuances and the chance to hear from experts as they gain the tools necessary to bring about awareness and change. The cohort will meet from 5:45 to 7 p.m. on six Wednesdays: Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 18. Cohorts will be formed around other issues in the future. Contact Heather at email@example.com for additional information.
Border experience with CBF
Wilshire has spots for five people to join an educational experience at the Texas-Mexico border from Oct. 22 to 26. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel and global missions staff will lead the experience, which is designed for those who have not previously participated in a border trip. Scan code to learn more or contact Abbey Adcox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New adult handbell group
Wilshire is starting a new handbell group for adults with limited or no handbell experience. The group, Wilshire Bells, will be directed by Kelly Akins. Rehearsals will be held Sundays from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. starting Sept. 17. A snack lunch will be available. For more information, contact Kelly at email@example.com or 214-452-3139.
Wilshire hosting AWAB event
Wilshire will host the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists’ Annual Lectureship on Monday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. A dessert reception will follow. The event’s speaker will be Rev. Dr. Susan Shaw, a professor of women, gender and sexuality at Oregon State University. An ordained Baptist minister who now makes her home in the United Church of Christ, Shaw’s most recent book is Reflective Faith: A Theological Toolbox for Women. She is a contributor to Baptist News Global, HuffPost and other publications. Wilshire members receive a discount on the registration fee. To learn more and register, visit awab.org/lectureship.
Deacon Nominations Sought
The Deacon Nominating Committee respectfully asks Wilshire members to submit names of persons to be considered for deacon service. Nominees should be individuals who have been Wilshire members for at least one year and who have modeled consistent, faithful service and leadership. Nominate as many individuals as you wish. Those chosen will be ordained in January 2024 and will begin a three-year term of service in February. You may also nominate a deacon in reserve to rotate into active service. Deadline: Sept. 29. Visit wilshirebc.org/deacon-nominations.