MLK Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 18. Wilshire’s annual MLK Day of Service offers a variety of opportunities for individuals and families to safely serve in accordance with our COVID-19 protocols. Wilshire will host one mission effort on site at the church and partner with other agencies around the city to provide for small group opportunities. There are still openings at some sites, particularly the two DISD elementary schools, Pleasant Grove Elementary and our neighbor up the street, Dan D. Rogers Elementary. All sites are listed below. Click here to access the SignUpGenius or find it via wilshirebc.org/registration. Please read the details for each opportunity carefully as start times vary and some assignments require additional paperwork. Questions? Contact Abbey Adcox (email@example.com).
- Hygiene Kit Assembly at Wilshire. Outdoor assembly of kits for our unhoused neighbors.
- Dan D. Rogers Elementary School. Garden cleanup.
- Pleasant Grove Elementary School. Grounds cleanup; planting & spreading mulch.
- Meals on Wheels. Wilshire has committed to cover 10 delivery routes.
- For the Love of the Lake. White Rock Lake cleanup.
- Mission Oak Cliff. Food pantry reorganization.
Annual Contribution Statements .Contribution Statements were emailed Tuesday, Jan. 12. Please visit the link in the email and save your statement for your tax records. If you haven’t gotten it, first check your junk or spam folder and then contact Abbey Adcox (firstname.lastname@example.org). Printed statements were mailed Jan. 12 to those who have requested them. Contact Abbey if you haven’t received yours.
Brent Newberry preaches Jan. 24 .Pastoral resident alumnus Brent Newberry will preach for Wilshire’s online worship service on Sunday, Jan. 24. A resident from 2013 to 2015, Newberry is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Worcester, Mass. His pulpit appearance comes in conjunction with Wilshire’s annual resident reunion, which will be held virtually this year.
Annual Church Conference. Sunday, Jan. 24 • 1 p.m. • Zoom. Make plans to attend Wilshire’s annual church conference, where reports will be given on the church’s mission, ministries and finances, a budget will be adopted and deacons and committee members will be elected. The Zoom link to join the conference will be shared in the Tapestry email on Friday, Jan. 22, and in the “Guide to Worship” email sent by Doug Haney on Saturday, Jan. 23. It will also be published in the Jan. 24 Worship Folder (Tapestry). Email email@example.com with questions.
Koinonia Cafe To Go for Jan. 20. Takeout meals from Wilshire’s kitchen are offered for curbside pick-up each Wednesday, and the proceeds help defray the cost of paying our dedicated kitchen staff during the pandemic. Order and pay online by end of day Tuesday, then pick up your food at the church at lunch or dinnertime on Wednesday. Full instructions and ordering link are online.
Faith that Lived First in Your Grandmother. Wednesdays, Jan. 20 & 27, 6 p.m. on Zoom. Led by Pastoral Residents Leigh Curl & Jenna Sullivan. Leigh Curl and Jenna Sullivan will lead a two-week Zoom study exploring the memories and traditions that carry us across generations of faith. Sessions will take place at 6 p.m. over Zoom. Jenna and Leigh will share unique practices of communion that are sacred to them, and you will be invited to participate as well as share your own practices. Reflecting on 2 Timothy 1 :3-7, the group will imagine together how these practices help us commune with one another and the saints who have gone before us. To participate, email Leigh (firstname.lastname@example.org) by noon each Wednesday to receive the Zoom link.
MOPS spring registration open. Our theme this year is Decide to Rise. As mothers of preschoolers, we have had to make some tough decisions for ourselves and our families during this pandemic. So how do we Decide to Rise? MOPS has identified three steps: Be strong. Do your work. Chase joy. We are committed to doing this by providing a meaningful and engaging experience for our group — no matter the times. Find out more here.
• The WOW! Brown Bag Book Club meets on Zoom one Thursday a month at noon. On Feb. 4, the group will discuss Pam Jenoff’s The Lost Girls of Paris. Contact Abbey Adcox at email@example.com or Carolyn Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
• The WOW! Tuesday Evening Book Club meets on Zoom monthly at 7 p.m. On Feb. 9, the group will discuss Colson Whitehead’s Nickel Boys. Contact Debby Burton at email@example.com to sign up.
• Wilshire’s Anti-Racism Book Club will discuss White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity by Robert P. Jones on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Register at wilshirebc.org/registration.
Michael Waters book available. Copies of Stakes Is High by Michael Waters are available for $10. In the book, Waters, a local pastor and community leader, “blends hip-hop lyricism and social justice leadership, creating an urgent voice demanding that America listen to the suffering if it hopes to redeem its soul.” The book can be purchased at wilshirebc.org/registration.
Benevolence gift cards. If you selected a Giving Tree tag for a Wilshire benevolence gift card, don’t forget to purchase the gift card and return it to the church. Gift cards can be returned at any time to the secure black mailbox outside the main church office.