Tapestry News

by | Sep 17, 2021 | Tapestry News

Wednesday Night Live – Sept 22


For Everyone

Family Dinner on the Grounds

5 – 6 p.m. • Weekly

Each Wednesday evening begins with a chance to eat together on the church back lawn. Bring your own food or, better yet, pick up Koinonia Café To Go. Drinks and dessert will be provided by the church.

Preschool – Grade 6

Music, Missions and More

6 – 7 p.m. • Weekly except the first Wednesday of each month

Fun, age-based activities and lessons for 3-year-olds through sixth graders, including music and missions-related topics. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade will learn Bible skills while preschoolers will engage in activities that focus on caring for others.

Childcare for infants to 2-year-olds whose parents are involved in church activities is offered Wednesdays, 6 – 7 p.m.

For Adults

Resident-Led Study 

6 – 6:45 p.m. • Sept. 8, 15 & 22 • Parlor 

Fred Rogers, Bob Ross and Steve Irwin have been called the Trinity of Wholesomeness. Each used his life to teach us how to love others, love ourselves and love creation. Join Brianna Childs and John Kelly as we remind each other of these foundations for living.

Coming Soon

Vespers: Rhythms of Rest

6 – 6:45 p.m. • Sept. 29 • McIver Chapel 

We all have what seems like infinite demands on our attention in these days. It can be more than difficult to make time to find quiet and stillness. In this Vespers service, we want to provide a space of contemplation for you to reflect on creating your own rhythms. As Jesus says, “come to me and find rest,” so also we encourage you to come away and rest here.


Spanish speakers sought for voter registration

The League of Women Voters of Dallas is in need of Spanish-speaking adults who are willing to assist at voter registration events or be trained as volunteer deputy registrars. Free training is conducted in English and takes about an hour. Volunteers must be 18 or older with at least moderate Spanish proficiency. The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan. Contact: Jeanne Spreier at jspreier6808@att.net.


Wilshire Winds starting Monday

Wilshire Winds will resume in-person weekly rehearsals Monday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in Choral Hall. Brass, woodwind and percussion players of all skill levels are welcome; no audition required. Potential new members can contact director Shana Gaines at 214-452-3163 or sgaines@wilshirebc.org to learn about COVID-19 protocols.


Worship together on Zoom

Those unable to attend worship in person are invited to view the 11 a.m. livestream with a group on Zoom. The Zoom session will begin each Sunday at 10:45 so participants can chat before the service. To get the Zoom link, email Pastoral Resident Ashley Robinson at arobinson@wilshirebc.org. 


Wilshire Welcome meets today

The Wilshire Welcome Class will meet Sunday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. in the Prayer Room (Room 1100-B, McIver Chapel hallway). The monthly class is designed to help guests and new members quickly learn what Wilshire is all about. Topics include our philosophy of worship, Bible study options on Sunday mornings and during the week, mission and advocacy partners and ways Wilshire serves in the community and beyond. The class will meet again on Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.

Coffee and Conversation with Senior Pastor George Mason will be held this fall during the Sunday School period on Oct. 31 and Dec. 5. This informal time in George’s study (Room 2203) is an opportunity for you to ask questions about Wilshire.

Questions? Contact Carolyn Murray at cmurray@wilshirebc.org.


WOW! Book Study

On Sept. 27, Women of Wilshire (WOW!) will begin a study of the Rachel Held Evans book Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving the Bible Again. Sessions will be held at 7:30 p.m. every other Monday unless noted otherwise. Joannah DeMent will lead the study, which will meet in the DeMents’ backyard.


Women of Wilshire book clubs 

The WOW! Brown Bag Book Club meets one Thursday a month at noon in Room 1205-L. On Oct. 7 the group will discuss We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter. Contact: Abbey Adcox (aadcox@wilshirebc.org).

The WOW! Tuesday Evening Book Club meets in the Parlor monthly at 6 p.m. On Oct. 12 the group will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Contact: Debby Burton (dburton@wilshirebc.org).


Koinonia Café To Go goes great with Family Dinner on the Grounds 

To eat your evening meal at the outdoor tables set up for Wednesday Night Live, pick up your order as usual. A microwave is available in James Gallery to heat your entrée.

Takeout meals from Wilshire’s kitchen are 

offered for curbside pickup each Wednesday.

Ordering for Sept. 22 is open now on the church website. Order and pay by end of day Tuesday, 

Sept. 21, then pick up your food Wednesday.

Pickup times: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Email eferguson@wilshirebc.org for information about meatless options.

Full instructions at ordering link.


Audition for Faith in 3D

Auditions will be held this month for Wilshire’s 2022 Faith in 3D production, a musical celebration inspired by Carol Hall’s Off-Broadway musical, To Whom it May Concern.

The cast includes at least 15 men and women who, according to the playwright, “sit at a church service, and while the songs and prayers go on around them, they tell us what they are really thinking. In song, poem, and monologue, they … share their beliefs, secrets, guilts, solitude, odd tales, funny stories, hopes and joys — all expressed within the shape of the formal church liturgy.”

Auditions will be scheduled for Monday, Sept. 27, and Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. One-on-one rehearsals will be conducted in October and November at the convenience of the cast members. Rehearsals will resume in January and February 2022, and the show will be recorded on February 18, 19 and 26. During the last week of April there will be several interesting opportunities for audiences to experience the show. 

If you have questions, call or text director Nancy Poynter at 214-349-4033. To register your interest and schedule an audition visit wilshirebc.org/registration before Sept. 26.


Restroom construction continues

The project to enlarge the first-floor restrooms near the library is ongoing. These restrooms are closed. The hallways around the Sanctuary are open but narrowed due to plastic sheeting put up for construction. If you have concerns or questions, contact Facilities Manager Dale Pride, Director of Operations Randy Crosland or notify any church staffer. We apologize for the inconvenience. The library is open as usual during construction.


Ushers, greeters needed

The Hospitality Team needs people to serve as ushers and greeters. Contact Barbara Clayton at bclayton@wilshirebc.org if you can help.