Leigh Curl blessing and reception set for May 30. Leigh Curl will be recognized on Sunday, May 30, as she completes her two-year term in Wilshire’s pastoral residency program. The worship service that day will include a time of blessing for Leigh, and all are invited to a drive-through reception at 2 p.m. in the porte cochere. Leigh will soon be moving to North Carolina, where she will be married to Keith Dove on July 18. Keith is set to become a Presbyterian pastor in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Leigh will be concentrating her job search in that area.
Koinonia Cafe To Go Summer schedule change. Starting on Wednesday, June 2, Koinonia Café To Go will have only one pickup time, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eat in James Gallery. Starting June 2, those picking-up Koinonia Café To-Go meals will have the option to eat with friends in James Gallery. When ordering, indicate your intention to dine on the premises. An opportunity to heat your meal will be provided. Find the menu and ordering link here.
Midweek Bible Study – Wednesdays at noon in the Sanctuary. Join us weekly for a time of announcements, prayer, music and Bible study in the Sanctuary. The event lasts about 45 minutes and is livestreamed on our YouTube channel and will remain on YouTube to be watched later. The current series on favorite Psalms will continue into the summer. It is no longer necessary to sign up or sit socially distanced. Midweek Bible Study will follow the same masking guidelines as those established for Sunday mornings in the building. NEW: Enjoy your Koinonia Café To Go lunch on-site in James Gallery after Midweek Bible Study.
Food drive for Wilkinson Center, Sunday, June 6 – Thursday, June 24. One in four children in Dallas is food insecure. Stock Up for Summer is Wilkinson Center’s response to hunger in our community. Your gift will support home food delivery to seniors, healthy meals for kids and provide hope for the families they serve every day. Drop off your donation of non-perishable food items or hygiene items at Wilshire in the collection baskets located by the main office and the north entrance or shop from the center’s Amazon wish list at http://bit.ly/WCPantry and have it shipped directly to them.
June 2 blood drive needs donors. Carter BloodCare will have its bus in Wilshire’s north parking lot on Wednesday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parish Nurse Linda Garner reports that there is a critical need for blood since thousands of blood drives were canceled due to the pandemic. Each blood donation has the potential to save three lives or more. Make an appointment at this link or see the flyer for more information.
COVID vaccine event June 3. Catalyst Health will be back in the north parking lot from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 3, to administer second doses to those vaccinated here on May 13. They will also offer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to drive-up visitors. Contact Parish Nurse Linda Garner with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-452-3151.
Summer choir starts June 2. If you’ve ever considered singing with Wilshire’s Sanctuary Choir, summer is a great time to give it a try. Wednesday night rehearsals begin June 2 and run through July 28, after which the choir will take a three-week summer break. Rehearsals start at 7 p.m. in Choral Hall and will be shorter than usual, ending at 8:15. The choir will sing in worship this summer at the 11 a.m. service only. Contact Doug Haney with questions.
WOW! JUNE Garden Brunch (in person) Saturday, June 5, outside in Wilshire Prayer Garden, come and go from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Masks required. Chairs provided. Open to all women of Wilshire.
Piano affinity group to meet June 13. A new group is forming to give pianists in the Wilshire community an opportunity to perform a classical piece or hymn arrangement for their peers in a relaxed, encouraging setting on one of Wilshire’s fine pianos. The initial meeting (originally set for March, 2020) will be held on Sunday, June 13, at 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary. At this meeting, attendees may perform a piece not to exceed 10 minutes. Those present will discuss the frequency and format of future meetings. If you have questions or wish to be notified of meetings, contact Max Tucker at 214-215-3766 or email@example.com.
Save the date for July 11 concert. Associate Minister of Music and Organist Jeff Brummel is planning an in-person concert of organ-piano duets for Sunday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Jeff will be joined by Jonathan K. Merritt, organist at Pulaski Heights Baptist Church in Little Rock, where former pastoral resident Matt Dodrill is pastor. Wilshire’s Amy Pottkotter will also sing. More details to come.
Library announces new hours. Effective June 6, Wilshire’s library will be open to visitors at the following times:
Sunday: 8:30 – 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Monday – Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Find more information at wilshirebc.org/learn/library/
- The WOW! Brown Bag Book Club meets on Zoom one Thursday a month at noon. On June 3, the group will discuss Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Contact Abbey Adcox at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carolyn Murray at email@example.com to sign up.
- The WOW! Tuesday Evening Book Club meets on Zoom monthly at 7 p.m. On June 8, the group will discuss The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson. Contact Debby Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Book club welcomes Collin Yarbrough on July 15. The Anti-Racism Book Club welcomes Wilshire’s own Collin Yarbrough to its next meeting for a discussion of his new book, Paved a Way: Infrastructure, Policy & Racism in an American City. The meeting will take place Thursday, July 15, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. In Paved a Way, Collin tells the stories of five neighborhoods in Dallas and how they were shaped by racism and economic oppression. North Dallas, Deep Ellum, Little Mexico, Tenth Street and Fair Park look nothing like they did during their prime, and Collin argues that their respective declines were intentional — that their foundations were chipped away over time. Sign up for the Zoom link and purchase the $20 book (while supplies last) at wilshirebc.org/registration.