November 16, 2018

Here we are the weekend before Thanksgiving.  May you see the gratitude in your life and welcome family, friends and/or strangers wherever this week places you.

Scott wrote an op-ed piece for The Tribune this past week titled, Commemorate The Great War by welcoming strangers.  If you missed it and would like to read it, click on the following link https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2018/11/14/commentary-commemorate/.

THANKSGIVING DINNER

Anyone seeking to share Thanksgiving with their church family is invited to join in a potluck meal on Thanksgiving Day at Wasatch from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Roasted turkeys will be provided, guests are asked to bring sides and dessert, help with dishes and clean-up after dinner.  Guests are also invited to bring any favorite games to enjoy with others following the meal.  To RSVP, please sign up during Coffee Hour, call the office at (801) 487-7576 or email reception@wpcslc.org.

MOMS’ BOOK CLUB

Join us for discussion of Uprooted by Naomi Novik, as well as wine and appetizers tomorrow evening (11/17).  We’ll gather at Dawn’s home at 7:00 p.m.  Contact Dawn at dfleishman@wpcslc.org for more information.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

All kids are invited to join the WPC Children's Choir for a few weeks of practice, and then participate in a performance at the 7:00 p.m. service on Christmas Eve.  Thank you to Sabrina Cole and Marian Florence for leading this effort!  When Hilary rings the tambourine for Sunday School this week, choir participants will go to the choir loft with Sabrina and Marian to practice, then will join their Sunday School classes at 10:30.

WASATCH 101 CONTINUES

Are you new to Wasatch and have questions about how things at the church work?  Join us to answer these questions and more at the last class of this series, SUNDAY (11/18) from 10:10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in room 116 downstairs.  Please email Doug Howe for more information doughowedds@gmail.com.

YOUTH OUTING

Join us Sunday (11/18) for Get Air Trampoline Park and the progressive fast food dinner.  Meet at church at 3:30 p.m. and get picked-up at 7:30pm.  Bring $17.

FAMILY FUN OUTING SUNDAY!
You may know Mark Huff as an Usher on Sunday mornings, but he is also WPC's resident bird guru.  Join Mark and other CM families for a private guided tour of the Aviary this Sunday (11/18), 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  He even has some peacock feathers to share!  Please RSVP to Hilary if you plan on joining us, hlambert@wpcslc.org.

MONDAY EVENING ADULT EDUCATION

Jan Bartlett is having his class entitled “New Ways to Read the Bible” this Monday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in room 355.  Please arrive on time and everyone is welcome!

ADVENT FESTIVAL

All ages are welcome to join us in kicking off the Advent Season at our annual Advent Festival on December 2nd, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  We’ll share a soup supper and enjoy a variety of activities, including a carol sing-a-long, Advent crafts, handbells, live nativity animals and the Youth Bake Sale.  Please sign up in Fellowship Hall during coffee hour to bring soup and/or help clean up.

FAMILY PROMISE

Our next hosting week is December 2nd - 9th.  Wasatch supports these families as they work to break out of the homelessness cycle and get back on their feet.  You can make a meal, act as a host, or even spend the night.  No experience necessary!  Sign up online at www.wpcslc.org or after worship in Fellowship Hall.

LOOK FOR THE GIVING TREE

We will be participating in this event in conjunction with the Utah Foster Care Foundation, to buy gifts for children of all sizes and ages who are in foster care.  Please take an ornament with a child's name and requested gifts, buy the item(s) and place them under the tree.  All gifts will be picked up and distributed in time for Christmas to go to children who cannot be in their homes and are in foster care for the holidays.  All gifts should be in by December 10.  Gift cards for emergencies are always welcomed, and can be donated after the 10th.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Do you know of any holiday events that the Wasatch community would be interested in?  If so, please send an email to communications@wpcslc.org and it can be posted on the Community Happenings page on the Wasatch website.  Please note that these announcements should be community focused.

SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT ED THIS SUNDAY

Children’s Ministry

For those not interested in Choir, we'll do Christmas Play practice and chapel time in the lounge, and then proceed to classes.

  • 3-5 year olds: Nursery, led by Eric

  • k-2nd: Art Room, led by Brian Cole & Laurie Huxsol

  • 3rd/4th grade: Theater Room, led by Sabrina Cole & Marian Florence

  • Club 56: Lounge, led by Kerrie Doane & Kristin Kiburtz

Youth Ministry will gather in the Loft… brunch included!

Adult Ed

  • Lectionary in Rm 356

  • Stewardship Class in Rm 355

November 9, 2018

It’s feeling like fall, with leaves to rake and a strong chill in the air.  May you embrace the changing seasons and find warm places to gather.  This weekend, Session will come together at Snowbird for a retreat.  Please send them guiding prayers and gratitude for all they give to Wasatch.

LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE AND BOOK SALE

Thanks to all who made the open house and book sale such an enormous success last Sunday!!  You showered us with books, then kindly bought them back!  Many books never made it to the sale - they’ll be catalogued and on the shelves shortly.  You helped raise over $400 – as a result watch for new books and some upgrades in the library in the coming months.  Full report will be in the December Bridge Builder.

LADIES’ NIGHT IN

Join us for fun, appetizers and wine tomorrow evening from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Briana Olivas’s house.  Please email Hilary for the address at hlambert@wpcslc.org.

CROSSROADS URBAN CENTER ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD GIVEAWAY

THIS SUNDAY we’ll be handing out grocery bags for folks to fill up with non-perishable traditional Thanksgiving dinner side items.  Return bags by next Sunday, November 18th.  Also, if you donate $10 at Harmons they will match it for Crossroads.

WASATCH 101 WRAPS UP

Are you new to Wasatch and have questions about how things at the church work?  Join us to answer these questions and more at the last class of the current series, from 10:10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. this Sunday in room 116.  Please email Doug Howe for more information doughowedds@gmail.com.

CLUB 56 AND YOUTH SERVICE PROJECT

This Sunday from 12:15-2:00 p.m. the Youth & Club 56ers will have lunch at church then go to For the Kids to pack backpacks full of food to support their organization, which provides food for kids in Salt Lake who experience food insecurity.

MONDAY EVENING ADULT EDUCATION

Jan Bartlett’s class entitled “New Ways to Read the Bible” on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. in room 355 continues.  Please arrive on time and everyone is welcome!

CHRISTMAS PLAY

The Christmas Play is coming!  Parents, please contact Hilary at hlambert@wpcslc.org to sign your child(ren) up to participate no later than Nov. 14.  The play will be performed during both worship services on Dec. 16.

GUYS’ NIGHT OUT

All are invited to join for fellowship, games and beer on November 13th at 8 p.m. at Sugarhouse Pub.  Any questions, contact Ethan at kiburtz@msn.com.

MOMS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS)

This group will meet on Wednesday, November 14th from 9-11 a.m. this month and we’ll hear a presentation by Emily Rainey, WPC mom and trainer for Be Smart.  RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org.

DAYTRIP TO THE SPRINGVILLE ART MUSEUM

All are invited to join Pastoral Associate Andrew and Paul Hewitt on November 17th for a daytrip to the Springville Art Museum to enjoy the exhibits “Unframed: The Hero’s Journey” and “Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah”.  Meet at the church parking lot at 9 a.m. to carpool and bring a lunch.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Andrew afleishman@wpcslc.org or Paul paulwilliamhewitt@gmail.com.

THANKSGIVING DINNER

Anyone seeking to share Thanksgiving with their church family is invited to join in a potluck meal on Thanksgiving Day at Wasatch from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Roasted turkeys will be provided, guests are asked to bring sides and dessert, help with dishes and clean-up after dinner.  Guests are also invited to bring any favorite games to enjoy with others following the meal.  To RSVP, please email reception@wpcslc.org or call the office at (801) 487-7576.

ADVENT FESTIVAL

All ages are welcome to join us in kicking off the Advent Season at our annual Advent Festival on December 2nd, from 5-7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  We’ll share a soup supper and enjoy a variety of activities including a carol sing-a-long, Advent crafts, handbells, live nativity animals and the Youth Bake Sale.

FAMILY PROMISE

Our next hosting week is December 2nd - 9th.  Wasatch supports these families as they work to break out of the homelessness cycle and get back on their feet.  You can make a meal, act as a host, or even spend the night.  No experience necessary!  Sign up online at www.wpcslc.org or after worship in Fellowship Hall.

YOUTH GREENERY SALE DURING NOVEMBER

The Youth will be taking pre-orders for their holiday wreath and greenery fundraiser during both Coffee Hours.  Support the Youth’s summer plans while decorating for Christmas!

SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT ED.

  • Children’s Ministry will practice the Christmas Play in chapel time in the lounge, then proceed to classes.

    • 3-5 year olds: Nursery, led by Eric

    • k-2nd: Red Room of Preschool, led by Brian Cole & Laurie Huxsol

    • 3rd/4th grade: Theater Room, led by Sabrina Cole & Marian Florence

    • Club 56: Lounge, led by Kerrie Doane & Kristin Kiburtz

  • Youth in the Loft.

  • Adult Ed. Lectionary - Rm 356

  • Adult Ed. Stewardship - Rm 355

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

We are excited to announce our new Community Happenings page on the Wasatch website, in response to the many requests we receive to advertise interesting and meaningful happenings outside the life of the church.  If you have something you’d like us to include on the page, please send the information to communications@wpcslc.org.  Please note that these announcements should be community focused.

November 2, 2018

Time to fall back an hour... a reminder that Daylight Savings time ends this Saturday/Sunday.  We’d love to see you an hour early, but maybe you’d prefer to get some extra sleep or take a morning hike.  All are wonderful options!

SUNDAY! Library Open House & Book Sale 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Join us downstairs in the library for coffee, cookies and books after both services Sunday.  Support our library while enjoying the fellowship and the great book selection, from Art to Zoology and everything in between–something for everyone and the prices can’t be beat!  Also, check out the Sparkhouse Book Fair in the Art Room, where you can purchase Bibles and other titles for gifts, and a portion of sales goes towards supporting Children's Ministry.

STEWARDSHIP OFFERING

We will receive pledges for the 2019 church year as a special part of Sunday morning's offering.  You may have already mailed or carried in your pledge for next year.  If so, thank you very much.  We also thank you and invite you to bring your pledge on Sunday and come forward to place it in the fish basket near the baptismal font during the regular morning offering time.

YOUTH WREATH SALE

During both Coffee Hours in November, the Youth will be taking pre-orders for their holiday wreath and greenery fundraiser.  This Sunday, they’ll be near the Library Book Sale.  Stop by and place your order!  This annual fundraiser supports their summer river/mission trip and camps.

SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS SUNDAY

  • Children’s Ministry will have chapel time in the lounge, then proceed to classes.

    • 3-5 year olds: Nursery, lead by Eric

    • k-2nd: Red Room of Preschool, led by Brian Cole & Laurie Huxsol

    • 3rd/4th grade: Theater Room, led by Sabrina Cole & Marian Florence

    • Club 56: Lounge, lead by Kerrie Doane & Kristin Kiburtz

  • Youth will gather on the couches in the Loft for brunch treats and lively faith discussion.

MONDAY EVENING ADULT EDUCATION

Jan Bartlett’s class entitled “New Ways to Read the Bible” will meet on Monday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in room 355.  Please arrive on time and everyone is welcome!

CONFIRMATION CLASS

Monday, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. will be the first class for this session.  All 8th & 9th graders journeying through confirmation this school year, plan to attend.  Contact Dawn to register.

LADIES’ NIGHT IN

Join us for fun, appetizers and wine on November 10th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Briana Olivas’s house.  Please email Hilary for the address at hlambert@wpcslc.org.

DAYTRIP TO THE SPRINGVILLE ART MUSEUM

All are invited to join Pastor Andrew and Paul Hewitt on November 17th for a daytrip to the Springville Art Museum to enjoy the exhibits “Unframed: The Hero’s Journey” and “Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah”.  Meet at the church parking lot at 9:00 a.m. to carpool and bring a lunch.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Andrew at afleishman@wpcslc.org or Paul at paulwilliamhewitt@gmail.com.

CROSSROADS URBAN CENTER ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD GIVEAWAY

Crossroads is having their annual Thanksgiving Food Giveaway, the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving (11/21).  It will include Turkey and sides for a holiday meal & take place at the Indian Walk-In Center.  We will be collecting food or checks for the giveaway on November 18th.  Please take a grocery sack to fill-up on Sunday, November 11th and return it the following Sunday.  Harmons Grocery Stores will be participating so if you donate $10.00 to buy a turkey, Harmons will match the donation of a turkey to Crossroads.  Wasatch Presbyterian Church has been a very loyal supporter for the mission services given to the community for over 50 years.

CHURCH DIRECTORY UPDATE

The WPC directory will be reprinted in November.  Please send any new updates and photos to the reception@wpcslc.org email address.  If you have already sent in your updates we have added them.  If you are unsure if we have your updated information you can email or call us at (801) 487-7576.  Please note, photos are very small, close-ups work best.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

We are excited to announce our new Community Happenings page on the Wasatch website, in response to the many requests we receive to advertise interesting and meaningful happenings outside the life of the church.  If you have something you’d like us to include on the page, please send the information to communications@wpcslc.org.  Please note that these announcements should be community focused.

October 26, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WASATCH PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL

WPP just earned a new 5-year term of accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  Earning a NAEYC accreditation is a long and complicated process, but one that is important in assuring a high-quality education for students.  The Preschool Advisory Board wishes to thank the Preschool teachers and staff for their hard work and long hours during this process, as well as our Preschool Director Christy Lawlor for her excellent leadership.

LADIES BOOK CLUB

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. is Book Club!  We’ll gather at Dawn’s home.  Join us for wine, food and a discussion of the thriller The Woman in the Window, by AJ Finn.

WOW BUNCO HALLOWEEN PARTY

Come join WoW tomorrow evening (10/27) at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall for a fun night of Bunco!  Wear a costume, bring an appetizer for the potluck and win some prizes!  The cost is $5 to play and proceeds go to PW Offering.  Contact Ann Williams for details.

ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION

Join children and youth for our annual party, featuring haunted spook alleys, games, crafts and a soup supper.  Bring a side dish to share, wear your costume and have some fun!  This SUNDAY from 5-8 p.m. in the Gym.

CLUB 56 SPOOK ALLEY SET UP

Tomorrow afternoon (10/27) from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Club 56 will decorate for the Spook Alley and gobble up some pizza.  RSVP to Hilary at hlambert@wpcslc.org.

YOUTH SPOOK ALLEY SET UP

SUNDAY from 12:30 to 3 p.m. the youth will be bring their spooky props & ideas to make the spook alley the scariest one yet.  Parent volunteers with a passion for Halloween decorating desperately needed!  Contact Dawn

WASATCH 101 CONTINUES

Are you new to Wasatch and have questions about how things at the church work?  Do you know who our staff are?  Join us to answer these questions and more this Sunday & Nov. 11th from 10:10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in room 116.  Please email Doug Howe for more information at doughowedds@gmail.com.

COMING SOON - LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE/BOOK SALE

Sunday, Nov. 4th is our Annual Book Sale.  All experienced books welcome.  Please leave books in the library or at the church office, marked, "for book sale".  For more information, contact Beth Phillips at bethphillips416@gmail.com.

STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN

“… then why all this music?”  Stewardship mailings have gone out asking members and friends of WPC to make a monetary pledge of support to our ministry in 2019.  Thank you if you have already responded.  If you didn’t receive or would like a copy of the letter and pledge card, copies are available online or in the office.  Or feel free to call the office and ask for a stewardship mailing.  You can also find pledge cards in the pews.

CHURCH DIRECTORY UPDATE

The WPC directory will be reprinted in November.  Please send any new updates and photos to the reception@wpcslc.org email address.  If you have already sent in your updates we have added them.  If you are unsure if we have your updated information you can email or call us at (801) 487-7576.  Please note, photos are very small, so close-ups work best.

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

We have a vibrant community here at Wasatch and want to share events that are going on outside of Wasatch that our congregation might be interested in.  If you are involved with an event, or know of one that pertains to our wonderful community, please email the information to communications@wpcslc.org.  We will gladly post it on the Community Happenings page on the website.  Please note that these announcements should be community focused.

MONDAY EVENING ADULT EDUCATION

Jan Bartlett’s class entitled “New Ways to Read the Bible” will meet this Monday from 7-9pm in room 355.  Please arrive on time and everyone is welcome!

SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT EDUCATION

  • Adult Ed. Lectionary in Room 356

  • Adult Ed. Steward Living in Room 355

  • Children’s Ministry will meet in the lounge, then proceed to classes.

  • Youth will gather in the Loft.

YOUTH TRIENNIUM

A Presbyterian Youth Conference for High School Age Youth (Current 8th-12th Graders) which gathers thousands of youth from around the country every three years is coming up on July 16-20th.  Please contact Dawn if your youth is interested dfleishman@wpcslc.org.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Children & Youth will assemble toiletry kits from supply drive donations (don’t forget to bring them by this Sunday) and make fleece blankets, which are given to each family who stays at the Fisher House.  Bring a side dish to share.  Come Friday, November 2nd from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  PLEASE RSVP to Hilary at hlambert@wpcslc.org.