April 27, 2017

Church News

Interim Pastoral Associate Terresa Newport will host dinner at 6:00 on May 3 in Fellowship Hall to honor outgoing deacons and celebrate the work of the Deacons and Congregational Care ministries.
Join us on May 21 at 10:00am for Celebration Sunday! We'll gather for one combined worship service to celebrate the end of the program year, teachers, new officers, youth, children, music, and much more!
On May 28 we will begin the new Summer Worship schedule: one combined worship service at 10am between Memorial Day and Labor Day. All are invited to the first Summer Worship planning meeting: May 2nd at 7pm
Brad Leinberger will take photos of families after both worship services on April 30th and May 7th for our new photo Directory! Alternatively, if you have digital photos already available, feel free to (1) title the file with your name, and (2) email it to reception@wpcslc.org.
WPC now offers a series of classes focused on issues related to immigrants, refugees, and policies relating to those groups.  Guest speakers from the ACLU, IRC, Holy Cross Ministries, and Communidades Unidas (among others) will join us on Sunday mornings this spring to educate us on these matters which are more relevant than ever. Meet promptly in the Library at 10:10.

 YMCA Men's Bowling League The 60+ year old YMCA Bowling League needs a new church team for the 2017-18 Bowling Season.  Currently there are 15 mostly church based teams, and the league needs a sixteenth team to even out competition.  This is a very fun men's league, and a team from Wasatch Presbyterian Church would make a great addition.  With all the young families now making Wasatch their church home, the YMCA Bowling League would offer a fun outside team competition opportunity for young husbands and fathers.  The YMCA League is a handicap league meaning all participants compete on a level playing field Hey guys, talk among yourselves and field a team of 8 bowlers for this fall.  Note:  5 bowlers bowl each Thursday night at 7pm at Big City Bowl, September to April.  You work out your own schedule with your 8 bowlers to be sure a 5-person team is present to bowl every Thursday night. For more information, contact Paul Hewitt, (H) 801-943-9228, pwhewitt@msn.com.

Personnel Announcements

 We are pleased to announce that Allan McInnis has begun work as our newBuilding Manager/Head Custodian.  Allan has been serving on the Buildings & Grounds Committee for some time and we are excited about the facilities knowledge he brings to the role. To reach him, call his cell at 801.638.0408 or email him at amcinnis@wpcslc.org.

Wasatch is currently seeking applications for the position of Youth Director, which is a part-time 20 hrs/week role.  For more information about the position, see the job description available on the website or in the office. For any additional questions or to submit a resume, contact Bill Brass at bbrassslc@gmail.com.  To submit a resume via mail, use Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, Attention: Bill Brass, Re: Youth Director.

Service at Wasatch

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP: Want to go on a mission trip in the nearby Wasatch?  Royal Family KIDS of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is for you! There is no cost to you but your time, and the rewards are priceless and lasting!  50 children ages 7-11 who are or have been in the foster care system will be showered with God’s love.  Camp dates are July 30-August 4, training is June 10.   We rely on over 100 volunteers from more than a dozen churches in Utah and elsewhere. Most of our volunteers come back year after year but we need adult (18+) volunteers as counselors; support staff to help with fun activities; nurses, social workers, and musicians.   Most volunteers spend 5 days and nights at Camp, but others help out during the days or evenings only.  For info and to apply: https://www.rfk-gslc.org.  If you have questions, contact Shelley Horel, rochellehorel@gmail.com, 801-870-9454

Wasatch is a proud member of Family Promise, an interfaith shelter for homeless families in our area. Our second of four annual hosting weeks is coming up - May 14 through May 21. There are many opportunities to volunteer and help serve our guest families (setting up, hosting, cooking a meal,  even staying overnight). To volunteer or learn more, sign up in Fellowship Hall starting Sunday, April 23 or email Allison Clements at allisonclements@gmail.com.

Help Wasatch support Crossroads Urban Center!  Look out for the new shopping cart in Fellowship Hall and drop donations anywhere nearby.  Crossroads is particularly in need of items with protein, i.e. peanut butter, canned chili, mac & cheese, etc.

Adult Education (10:10am on Sundays):

• Guest speakers present Seeking Understanding of Current Migrant and Refugee Issues in the Library.
• A discussion of the Lectionary in room 116.

Pastor’s Book Group: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail is a 2012 memoir by Cheryl Strayed describing her 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995 as a journey of self-discovery. Join Pastor Scott Dalgarno to discuss the book on May 16 at 11:00 and 7:00 in the Library.