October 12, 2018

We are excited to announce our new Community Happenings page on the Wasatch website!  We've created the page 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.

LADIES NIGHT-IN TOMORROW EVENING (10/13)

Bring an appetizer or wine to share and enjoy some fellowship with other ladies!  We’ll gather at 5:00 p.m. at Hilary Lambert’s House.  RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org.

FILM SCREENING

Adult Education is proud to sponsor a screening of our own Nathan Florence’s film "Art + Belief", which tells the remarkable story of artist Trevor Southey, as well as a group of like-minded artists that sought to start a new movement for Mormon artists ("Art and Belief").  Originally from Africa, Southey was educated in the U.K., immigrated to the U.S. to teach at B.Y.U., and spent his later years in San Francisco and Oakland.  He passed away in Salt Lake City in 2015.  Join us for the screening this Sunday (10/14) from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers)

Our next gathering is Wednesday, October 17th from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Bring a favorite, easy dinner recipe to share for a recipe exchange!  RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org.

PASTOR’S BOOK CLUB

We will discuss Educated, by Tara Westover on Tuesday, October 30th at 11:00 a.m. and also 7:00 p.m. in the church library.  Pastor Scott will lead this discussion.  Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.  Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills bag.”  In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father’s junkyard.  Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse.  Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism.  The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when Tara’s older brother became violent.  Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself.  She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement.  Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.  Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

SUNDAY ADULT EDUCATION

  • Paul Hewitt continues his 10 class series until December 9th called, “Steward, Living as Disciples in Everyday Life” in room 355.  If you are interested, please email the church office or come in and sign up.  All are welcome!

  • The third class in the Referenda series - a discussion of the anti-gerrymandering efforts led by Catherine Kanter, the campaign manager, and Blake Moore, one of our campaign co-chairs, of Better Boundaries - is being offered in room 356.

  • A discussion of the Lectionary is being led by Terresa Newport in room 116.

MONDAY EVENING ADULT EDUCATION

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

ANNUAL PHOTO FUNDRAISER

Our talented Brad Leinberger will be available for family portraits, great for Christmas cards!  For $50 you get a 20-minute photo session and a digital copy of all the pictures, and all funds support Children's Ministry.  To schedule a session, email hlambert@wpcslc.org.

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.

JOB OPPORTUNITY

We are accepting applications for a Weekend Custodian to work Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  See the website for more information or pick up a copy of the job description in the office.  Any interested candidates should contact Personnel Chair Bill Brass at bbrassslc@gmail.com.