June 14, 2019

We might actually be in summer now… I won’t hold my breath though.  It’s been wonderful to see the congregation come together and see faces from a different service and be able to catch up.  Prayers that you are able to connect with those in your life that you may not have seen or talked to in a while.  Prayers of safe travel if you are venturing to other locations.

BLANKET SUNDAY

Blanket the world with love!  Our blanket Sunday offering will be this Sunday.  A $10 donation will supply one blanket to someone in need.  The blankets are distributed in the U.S. as well as worldwide and used during natural disasters.  Please consider making a donation and supporting this valuable mission through Church World Service.

YOUTH SLC SERVICE TRIP

This coming Thursday through Sunday, the youth will be participating in service projects within our own community.  We will serve with non-profit organizations including Utah Food Bank's mobile food pantry, Utah Community Action, the Road Home, and the Rescue Mission of SLC.  Additionally, we will sort donations and fill 52 backpacks with school supplies for Royal Family KIDS, participate in education components to better understand the needs within SLC, work within a community garden that provides vegetables to low income families, attend a cultural festival for World Refugee Day, make blankets and pass out Gatorade and water to persons experiencing homelessness, and participate with hundreds of other volunteers for United Way of Salt Lake's Annual Day of Action.

We will do all of that within three days of serving and have time for fun, bonding, and connection with each other.  We are still in need of trusted and safe chaperones for several four hour time slots.  Contact Dawn for more information at dfleishman@wpcslc.org.

GUYS NIGHT OUT

Tuesday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. - Sugarhouse Pub

SUDANESE NEWS

Our annual rummage sale fund raiser for the Sudanese Fellowship with be held on July 13 & 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  We are in need of good quality items and the most needed items are: housewares, children's games and toys, linens, household decor, sporting goods, jewelry, and holiday decorations.  Books and clothes will also be sold.  In addition, we will be having a boutique of hand crafted items.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept large furniture.  Small furniture and lamps are fine.

You may bring your donations to the church on Sundays or during the summer office hours from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. beginning June 23.

We ask that you take your items to the designated Sunday School rooms and place them on the correct table.  If you need a special time for drop off, please contact Jane.

We need help setting up on Thursday evening and Friday during the day.  Also, volunteers are needed during the sale to monitor, answer questions, and man the sales table.  If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Jane Hereim.  Thank you for your support!

YOUTH CAR WASH

Bring your dirty cars to our parking lot on Saturday, July 13th between 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for the youth to wash!  We are asking for donations to fund our summer rafting trip, (suggested donation of $10 or more).

We need all youth to meet at 10:00 a.m.  Parents help appreciated if available!

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Stay connected over the summer with WPC Children's Ministry!  Our theme for Camp Wasatch was Celebrating God's Creation, and whether or not you were part of Camp Wasatch, you can share your summer celebrations in God's Creation with CM!  I have photo cards in the Fellowship Hall for everyone to take with you on your summer adventures and take photos with them.  Send them to me or post them with #anillustratedearth so we can stay connected all summer long!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE JULY 3RD BBQ

Our Annual July 3rd BBQ is right around the corner!  Join us at the Parley’s Creek   Pavilion in Sugarhouse Park from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3rd for burgers, hotdogs, water play, bingo, dessert and more!  Look for the sign up in Fellowship Hall during June, we’re looking for folks to bring sides to share.  If you are interested in helping setup, prepare food, or clean up please let Congregational Life know by emailing wasatchclc@gmail.com.

SOUP KITCHEN VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

We are looking for a new Soup Kitchen Scheduler(s), to take the lead in coordinating volunteers each month to make sandwiches and serve at the soup kitchen.  The soup kitchen is a wonderful ministry and a great way to involve those within and outside the congregation.  The volunteer schedule is set for 2019.  This could be a great role for two people to share.  Anyone interested or with questions is invited to contact Alysia Harris at delraydog@comcast.net.

LABOR DAY FAMILY RETREAT

Save the date for another Labor Day Retreat at Camp Tuttle! - August 31-September 2.  All are invited to join us for a weekend of fun and fellowship in the mountains, with activities including hiking, games, tie-dyeing, biking, reading, and campfire fun.  Camp Tuttle is about 40 minutes from WPC and offers a beautiful alpine setting at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon.  We have the camp reserved from Saturday morning through Monday morning.  Food will be provided by the camp cook and lodging includes bunk beds in rustic cabins.  Stay tuned for more information and sign-up forms.  Questions, please contact Rebecca Sandulli at rsandulli@wpcslc.org.

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP

This is your chance to make a difference in a child's life.  50 kids from the Utah foster care system will enjoy a week of guaranteed fun and caring, in the Wasatch Mountains this summer, from July 28 through August 2.  We are in need of more volunteers to staff this ministry.  The largest need is for counselors, or "Big Campers" and two social workers.  However, there are many other ways you can serve, with organizing, sorting, packing, crafts, reading at bedtime, activities, and just having fun with the kids.  Camp training is available.  Please visit our website at www.sandygslc.royalfamilykids.org to apply, donate, explore, find answers, and to see what Royal Family Kids Camp is about.  You may also contact Shelley Horel at rochellehorel@gmail.com.

To all who have donated and supported Royal Family Kids, thank you!  You helped to make this camp possible.

SUMMER CHOIR

Each Sunday throughout the summer, anyone who wishes to sing in the choir for that Sunday's service is invited to come to the choir room for a short rehearsal at 9:30 to learn the anthem for the day.  The music is straightforward and fun!  Please consider joining the summer choir when you can.

MEDITATION CLASS

Join us each Sunday during the Summer from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., in room 116 for a class on “Manifesting God within and around through prayer, meditation, sacred readings and mindfulness.”

June 7, 2019

THIS SUNDAY WEAR RED FOR PENTECOST

Pentecost is celebrated by Christians across the globe this Sunday.  It is associated with the color red, symbolizing joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit.  The sanctuary will be decorated in red, and our custom is for the congregation to wear red clothing in celebration as well.

With this Sunday being Pentecost, Hilary is doing a special Pentecost Party for 5 year olds through 6th graders.  Following the Children's message I'll take kids down to the CM hallway for the rest of the service.  We will explore Pentecost through children’s literature, crafts, and games, and cake!  This type of program would normally happen during Sunday School, but the date of Pentecost falls outside the program year and she wants the opportunity to explore this important moment in the church year with the kids.  We hope to see your kids there!

 

CAMP WASATCH

Camp is happening next week, and whether or not your children are attending, Hilary could use your help.  She is in need of single-use plastic water bottles for a craft on Monday night.  Don't go buy any though!  They're doing an art project out of recycled materials, if you have any she would love for you to bring them to church on Sunday.  Thanks!

 

RECOGNITION

Congratulations to our own Terresa Newport!  Terresa graduated this week from Iliff School of Theology.  All of our best wishes to you, Terresa, as you share your grace with everyone you encounter.  Terresa graduated with a Masters of Divinity.

 

JUNE 11TH TASK TUESDAY - PIZZA AND PROJECTS

Buildings and Grounds invites anyone interested in joining us on June 11th for our monthly project work session, Task Tuesday - Pizza and Projects.  We meet in the library and do projects at a new time from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  It ends with your favorite pizza for lunch.  Join as we work together maintaining, repairing and improving our church and its grounds.  Among this month’s projects are Rail Against Rust and garden work.  All materials and supplies will be provided.  The only qualifications are a willingness to be part of a team and a favorite pizza.

 

RAFTING TRIP DEADLINE APPROACHING

The registration deadline has come, so contact Dawn ASAP if interested, (with a $150 deposit - checks made out to Wasatch Pres.) for the rafting trip from Tuesday, August 6 - Saturday, August 10.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE JULY 3RD BBQ

Our Annual July 3rd BBQ is right around the corner!  Join us at the Parley’s Creek Pavilion in Sugarhouse Park from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3rd for burgers, hotdogs, water play, bingo, dessert and more!  Look for the sign up in Fellowship Hall for the next month, we’re looking for folks to bring sides to share.  If you are interested in helping setup, prepare food, or clean up please let Congregational Life know by emailing wasatchclc@gmail.com.

 

LABOR DAY FAMILY RETREAT

Save the date for another Labor Day Retreat at Camp Tuttle! - August 31 - Septemer 2.  All are invited to join us for a weekend of fun and fellowship in the mountains, with activities including hiking, games, tie-dyeing, biking, reading, and campfire fun.  Camp Tuttle is about 40 minutes from WPC and offers a beautiful alpine setting at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon.  We have the camp reserved from Saturday morning through Monday morning.  Food will be provided by the camp cook and lodging includes bunk beds in rustic cabins.  Stay tuned for more information and sign-up forms.  Questions, please contact Rebecca Sandulli rsandulli@wpcslc.org.

 

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE INTERN

We welcome Luana Uluave as a Pastoral Associate Intern from June 1-August 31.  Luana will be helping provide pastoral support during Pastor Scott’s sabbatical this summer.  Luana will work closely with Andrew Fleishman all summer, before beginning seminary studies at Iliff Theology Seminary this fall.  Luana can be reached at luluave@wpcslc.org. Welcome, Luana!

 

MEDITATION CLASS

All are welcome from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., in room 116 for a class on “Manifesting God within and around through prayer, meditation, sacred readings and mindfulness.”

 

SUMMER CHOIR

Each Sunday throughout the summer, anyone who wishes to sing in the choir for that Sunday's service is invited to come to the choir room for a short rehearsal at 9:30 a.m. to learn the anthem for the day.  The music is straightforward and fun!  Please consider joining the summer choir when you can.

 

SOUP KITCHEN VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

We are looking for a new Soup Kitchen Scheduler(s), to take the lead in coordinating volunteers each month to make sandwiches and serve at the soup kitchen.  The soup kitchen is a wonderful ministry and a great way to involve those within and outside the congregation.  The volunteer schedule is set for 2019.  This could be a great role for two people to share.  Anyone interested or with questions is invited to contact Alysia Harris at delraydog@comcast.net.

May 31, 2019

Best wishes to Pastor Scott as he embarks on his sabbatical!  You will be missed, but we send you our prayers and look forward to hearing about your journey upon your return.  Fortunately, Wasatch will be blessed to have two wonderful ladies preaching and filling in during his absence.  Warmest welcomes to Luana Uluave and Reverend Catherine Putnam-Netto!

THEY SAY IT’S SUMMERTIME…

As the school year finishes up for students and teachers we send them prayers of celebration and rest.  A reminder that we will continue one combined worship service at 10:00 a.m. through Labor Day Weekend.  Sunday School classes will resume after Labor Day.  Church office hours from Memorial Day through Labor Day will be Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

YOUTH PRIDE FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS

This Sunday (6/2) from 11:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. we will have lunch at the church before heading out for our 4 hour volunteer shift at the water and soda table at the Pride Festival (12:30-4:30 p.m.).  Please let me know right away if you/your youth will participate.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE INTERN

Beginning next week, we welcome Luana Uluave as a Pastoral Associate Intern from June 1 - August 31.  Luana will be helping provide pastoral support during Pastor Scott’s sabbatical this summer.  Luana will work closely with Andrew Fleishman all summer, before beginning seminary studies at Iliff Theology Seminary this fall.  Luana can be reached at luluave@wpcslc.org.  Welcome, Luana!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE JULY 3RD BBQ

Our Annual July 3rd BBQ is right around the corner!  Join us at the Parley’s Creek Pavilion in Sugarhouse Park from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3rd for burgers, hotdogs, water play, bingo, dessert and more!  Look for the sign up in Fellowship Hall for the next month, we’re looking for folks to bring sides to share.  If you are interested in helping setup, prepare food, or clean up please let Congregational Life know by emailing wasatchclc@gmail.com.

LABOR DAY FAMILY RETREAT

Save the date for another Labor Day Retreat at Camp Tuttle! - August 31-Septemer 2.  All are invited to join us for a weekend of fun and fellowship in the mountains, with activities including hiking, games, tie-dyeing, biking, reading, and campfire fun.  Camp Tuttle is about 40 minutes from WPC and offers a beautiful alpine setting at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon.  We have the camp reserved from Saturday morning through Monday morning.  Food will be provided by the camp cook and lodging includes bunk beds in rustic cabins.  Stay tuned for more information and sign-up forms.  Questions, please contact Rebecca Sandulli rsandulli@wpcslc.org.

PARTY FOR NEW MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF WASATCH

Are you new to the Wasatch family in the last year or so?  If you answered yes, then please plan to come to a backyard BBQ on Sunday, June 23 at 5:00 p.m. at the home of Doug and Charlotte Howe.  Participants don’t need to be official members; but we would like to celebrate all the new people at Wasatch and get to know you better!  We will have food and drinks and kids are welcome.  Please RSVP to Doug at howe.family@comcast.net so we know how much food to prepare.

SUNDAY ADULT ED. MEDITATION CLASS

9:00 - 10:00 a.m., in room 116 this week.

SOUP KITCHEN VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

We are looking for a new Soup Kitchen Scheduler(s), to take the lead in coordinating volunteers each month to make sandwiches and serve at the soup kitchen.  The soup kitchen is a wonderful ministry and a great way to involve those within and outside the congregation.  The volunteer schedule is set for 2019.  This could be a great role for two people to share.  Anyone interested or with questions is invited to contact Alysia Harris at delraydog@comcast.net.

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP

We are going to have a camp!  This is your chance to make a difference in a child's life. 50 kids from the Utah foster care system will enjoy a week of guaranteed fun and caring, in the Wasatch Mountains this summer, from July 28 through August 2.  We are going to need more volunteers to staff this ministry.  The largest need is for counselors, or "Big Campers" and two social workers.  However, there are many other ways you can serve, with organizing, sorting, packing, crafts, reading at bedtime, activities, and just having fun with the kids.  Camp training will be held on June 8.  Please visit our website at www.sandygslc.royalfamilykids.org to apply, donate, explore, find answers, and to see what Royal Family Kids Camp is about.  You may also contact Shelley Horel at rochellehorel@gmail.com.  To all who have donated and supported Royal Family Kids, thank you!  You helped to make this camp possible.

SUMMER CHOIR

Each Sunday throughout the summer, anyone who wishes to sing in the choir for that Sunday's service is invited to come to the choir room for a short rehearsal at 9:30 a.m. to learn the anthem for the day.  The music is straightforward and fun!  Please consider joining the summer choir when you can.

May 24, 2019

It’s been a jam-packed week at Wasatch which began with festivities last Sunday and finished with end of year Preschool performances.  Family Promise guests have been here and it’s been a full house!  Thank you to the volunteers who’ve made hosting them possible.

Another thank you goes to our grounds crew.  The gardens at Wasatch look absolutely beautiful and it’s being noticed.  Thank you for the love and care you’ve given, so we can all enjoy!

Prayers of peace and safety this Memorial Day weekend as you travel or visit resting places of family or friends.  If you are in town, come to worship for a warm send off for Scott before he departs on his sabbatical this summer.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

A reminder that we will continue one combined worship service at 10:00 a.m. through Labor Day Weekend.  Sunday School classes will resume after Labor Day.  The Adult Ed. Meditation class will continue each week in the Loft Upper Classroom at 9:00 a.m.  Church office hours from Memorial Day through Labor Day will be Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

SUMMER CHOIR

Each Sunday throughout the summer, anyone who wishes to sing in the choir for that Sunday's service is invited to come to the choir room for a short rehearsal at 9:30, change from 9:15, to learn the anthem for the day.  The music is straightforward and fun!  Please consider joining the summer choir when you can.

YOUTH MINISTRY PRIDE FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS

On Sunday, June 2nd from 11:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. we will have lunch at the church before heading out for our 4 hour volunteer shift at the water and soda table at the Pride Festival (12:30 - 4:30 p.m.).  I have 6 youth slots and 2 adult slots needing filled.  Please let me know right away if you/your youth will participate.

PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH EVENT

Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. will be a day of service & fun.  Save the date to hang out with other Youth from Utah's Presbytery (YUP).

PARTY FOR NEW MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF WASATCH

Are you new to the Wasatch family in the last year or so?  If you answered yes, then please plan to come to a backyard BBQ on Sunday, June 23 at 5:00 p.m. at the home of Doug and Charlotte Howe.  Participants don’t need to be official members; but we would like to celebrate all the new people at Wasatch and get to know you better!  We will have food and drinks, and kids are welcome.  Please RSVP to Doug at howe.family@comcast.net so we know how much food to prepare.

SOUP KITCHEN VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

We are looking for a new Soup Kitchen Scheduler(s), to take the lead in coordinating volunteers each month to make sandwiches and serve at the soup kitchen.  This soup kitchen is a wonderful ministry and a great way to involve those within and outside the congregation.  The volunteer schedule is set for 2019.  This could be a great role for two people to share.  Anyone interested or with questions is invited to contact Alysia Harris at delraydog@comcast.net.

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are going to have a camp!  This is your chance to make a difference in a child's life.  50 kids from the Utah foster care system will enjoy a week of guaranteed fun and caring, in the Wasatch Mountains this summer, from July 28 through August 2.  We are in need of more volunteers to staff this ministry.  The largest need is for counselors, or "Big Campers" and two social workers.  However, there are many other ways you can serve; with organizing, sorting, packing, crafts, reading at bedtime, activities and just having fun with the kids.  Camp training will be held on June 8.  Please visit our website at www.sandygslc.royalfamilykids.org to apply, donate, explore, find answers and see what Royal Family Kids Camp is about.  You may also contact Shelley Horel at rochellehorel@gmail.com.  To all who have donated and supported Royal Family Kids, thank you!  You helped to make this camp possible.

CAMP WASATCH IS COMING

June 10-13 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. each evening.  In the spirit of VBS, Camp Wasatch will offer fun and fellowship, including music, games, snacks, art, and storytelling.  The theme for this year will be “Celebrating God’s Creation.”  Children ages 5 yrs - 3rd grade may be dropped off, while children ages 3 - 4 yrs should be accompanied by a parent.  To register, email hlambert@wpcslc.org.

PRESCHOOL TEACHER OPENING

Wasatch Presbyterian Preschool is now accepting applications for a part-time (20 hrs/week + 2 hrs/mo staff mtg) Preschool Teacher (ages 2.5-3.5).  Qualified candidates must be patient, nurturing, compassionate, friendly, and organized with exceptional communication skills.  A Bachelor/Associate degree in Early Childhood Education (or related field) or a CDA credential is highly preferred.  Salary will be reflective of relevant experience.  Retirement Savings Plan available and percentage-based bonus awarded at year-end.  Please submit cover letter and résumé to christylawlor@wpcslc.org, or by mail to: Wasatch Presbyterian Preschool Attn: Christy Lawlor 1626 South 1700 East Salt Lake City, UT 84108.