Wednesday Night Live, March 2
Family Dinner is back!
Due to revisions in our COVID-19 protocols, we will once again offer tables in Community Hall for on-site dining on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Bring your own food or, better yet, order Koinonia Cafe To Go. Drinks and dessert will be provided by the church.
In addition to a noon Ash Wednesday service, Wilshire will offer an Ash Wednesday service at 6 p.m. in McIver Chapel.
Children’s Ash Wednesday
A special children’s Ash Wednesday service will be held at 6:40 p.m. in McIver Chapel. Kindergarteners through sixth graders are invited to start in Room 2225 at 6 p.m. for a short time of choir and preparation before moving to the Chapel at 6:40. Parents, please pick up your children from the Chapel at 7 p.m. Childcare for younger children will be available in the preschool area.
■ March 9: Music, Missions and More for preschoolers and children, 6 p.m.
■ March 9: Resident-Led Lenten Study begins in the Parlor.
■ March 16: No activities (Spring Break).
Coffee and Conversation today
■ Coffee and Conversation with Senior Pastor George Mason will be held Sunday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. This informal time in George’s study (Room 2203) gives guests and new members a chance to ask questions about Wilshire.
■ The monthly Wilshire Welcome Class helps guests and new members learn what Wilshire is all about. The class will meet Sunday, March 27, at 10 a.m. in the Prayer Room (1100B).
■ Questions about these events? Contact Carolyn Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed for refugee support team
Wilshire will work through Refugee Services of Texas to support a family of 11 from Afghanistan as it settles in the area. We are looking to assemble a team of people who are willing to embrace this family for at least three months and help them through the process of adjusting to a new country. Anyone interested can come to a training session this Sunday, Feb. 27, at noon in Room 3301. A box lunch will be provided. Contact Associate Pastor Heather Mustain at email@example.com to learn more.
Piano Affinity Group postponed
The meeting of Wilshire’s Piano Affinity Group scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 27, has been postponed to Sunday, March 27, at 4 p.m. in McIver Chapel. To learn more about the group, contact Max Tucker at 214-215-3766.
Candidates sought for director of operations position
Wilshire is currently seeking a full-time director of operations to manage the church’s physical structure and information technology. The position is salaried, and benefits include health, vision and dental insurance, life insurance and retirement. Potential candidates can learn more and apply at wilshirebc.org/employment. The deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 28.
Adventurers Chicago trip
The Wilshire Adventurers will travel to Chicago, Grand Rapids and Mackinac Island on Sept. 1–8. The week-long trip led by Rob and Pam Banta will begin with three nights in downtown Chicago, a river cruise, a lake cruise, history and arts tours and great food. The group will then travel to Grand Rapids to see the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum and Meijer Gardens before heading to beautiful Mackinac Island for three nights. Find details at wilshirebc.org/registration or in a brochure available in the main office. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis, with only 50 seats available.
Adventurers Movie Afternoon
The Wilshire Adventurers will enjoy an Afternoon at the Movies on Monday, March 14, at 1 p.m. in Community Hall. The featured movie is Going in Style (2017), and popcorn, shamrock cookies and drinks will be provided. Bring your own camping chair if you prefer lounging. Cost is $5 per person. There is no need to register. Adventurers events are open to those 60 and up.
Racial equity town hall, March 7
Wilshire’s Community Hall will be the site for a citywide town hall on racial equity on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m. The event, hosted by Dallas City Council Member Casey Thomas, will focus on redressing racial inequities in Dallas housing and community development using findings from the city’s recently-completed Racial Equity Audit. Council Members Paul Ridley, Paula Blackmon and Gay Donnell Willis will also attend. Casey Thomas was our guest in worship on Jan. 16, and his interview with George Mason can be found here.
Health screenings, March 17
New Year’s resolutions may be forgotten by now, but it’s still a good time to plan ahead for good health in 2022. Life Line Screening will be at Wilshire on Thursday, March 17, to offer five screenings: carotid artery; heart rhythm; abdominal aortic aneurysm; peripheral arterial disease (poor lower-body circulation); and osteoporosis. Flyers with more details are available in the main office. Make a reservation at http://llsa.social/HSC or call 1-888-653-6450. How often should one have this screening? If the findings are normal, every three to four years is sufficient. If there are indications of problems, more frequent screenings may be indicated. If you have questions, contact Parish Nurse Linda Garner at 214-452-3151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Ministry interns sought
Wilshire is offering two paid ($12/hr.) Children’s Ministry internships this summer. Internships will run May 23 to July 31 or May 31 to Aug. 7, and will entail 25 to 30 hours weekly plus a four-day overnight camp working with K – 6 students. Interns will work with church staff and volunteers on programs including Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Preteen Camp and special events. Most hours will be weekday mornings and Sunday mornings. Hours are flexible except for camp dates. Candidates should have completed at least one but preferably two or more years of college and have experience working with children and a desire to explore the opportunity to serve in a ministry position. To learn more, contact Minister to Children Julie Girards at email@example.com.
Women of Wilshire book clubs
■ The WOW! Tuesday Evening Book Club meets in the Parlor monthly at 6:30 p.m. On March 8, the group will discuss A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. Zoom available by request. Contact: Debby Burton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
■ The WOW! Brown Bag Book Club meets one Thursday a month at noon in Room 1205-L.
On March 3, the group will discuss The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave. Contact: Abbey Adcox (email@example.com).
Volunteer for Friday Friends
Friday Friends needs volunteers to engage one-on-one with individuals living with early-stage dementia at the group’s twice-monthly meetings. For more information, contact Marilyn Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-662-9451.
Date set for Spaghetti Lunch and Silent Auction
The annual Youth Choir Spaghetti Lunch and Silent Auction will be held Sunday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be the main fundraiser for the Youth Choir’s summer mission tour to Denver. More details to come.
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CBF General Assembly in Dallas
Registration is open for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s 2022 General Assembly, which will be held in Dallas June 28–30. CBF is Wilshire’s primary global partner for missions and ministry, and General Assembly is CBF’s annual gathering for learning, worship, inspiration and fellowship. Sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Learn more and register at cbf.net/general-assembly.