August 2, 2019

We are in the middle of summer and maybe you’re starting to feel anxious that our summer days are becoming limited.  Let’s all take a depth breath and embrace the moment and place we’re in.  Ignore the back-to-school ads and the Halloween costumes at Costco.  Be present and fully experience your day and this weekend.  Our spirits don’t need rushed through our summer, there’s still plenty of time for making memories and spending time with loved ones.

SUMMER POOL AND PICNIC POTLUCK

All are invited on August 14 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center Outdoor Pool (7500 S. 2700 E.)  Please bring food to share (hot dogs etc. are available at the snack stand) and join us for a swim and summer dinner.  Look for our Wasatch group on the grass in the shade behind the diving platforms (the back corner from the entrance).  Come and go as you wish - this is a completely low key, fun time to just be together.  All ages welcome!  Rates: Under 3 - Free; 3-17 - $4.50; 18 and older - $5.50.  For additional information, contact Luana Uluave at luluave@wpcslc.org.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY PLANNING MEETING

To prepare for the upcoming transition to an interim CM Director while a search is conducted for Hilary’s replacement, the CM committee will meet to discuss plans for Sunday School, fellowship & service events for the beginning of the program year.  We value your input and need your help!  We will meet on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library, and invite you to attend.  Please RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org.

INTERIM CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

The Personnel Committee will soon initiate the search process for a new Children’s Ministry Director.  To support the ministry during the search process, we are seeking individuals within the congregation who might be interested in serving as the Interim Children’s Ministry Director(s).  If/as needed or desired, the position could be shared by more than one individual.  The key areas of focus would be communications and scheduling, Sunday School management (curriculum and teachers provided), and leadership at fellowship and service activities.  Expected commitment would be 10-20 hours/week for at least 2-3 months.  Anyone interested is invited to contact John Horel, Personnel Chair at johnhorel@gmail.com, or Rebecca Sandulli at rsandulli@wpcslc.org.

YOUTH RAFTING TRIP

Eighteen participants are off for a time of team building, bonding, and adventure on the Colorado River this week.  This inclusive rafting trip through the National Ability Center will provide opportunities for youth to draw closer to each other as a group along with intentional times of devotional reflections, songs, and prayer.

STITCH AND CHAT

Join in the chatting Thursday, August 8 at 12:30 in Fellowship Hall.  Bring any craft you would like to work on.  For information contact Mary Beth.  Courtney is an expert with a crochet hook and Mary Beth can get you started knitting.  All are welcome!

WOMEN, WATER + WINE

Come join if you are thirsty; hungry is ok too!  All are invited; friends are welcome.  Red Butte Café (1414 Foothill Dr.) Friday, August, 9 at 5:00 PM.  If you can’t make it this month, no worries, we’ll be meeting the 2nd Friday of each month, so watch the announcements.  Questions?  Feel free to contact Bee Losee or Susie Brass.

UNDIE SUNDAY

Foster parents continually ask for socks and underwear for the 2,700 Utah children living in foster care.  For the last few years, Wasatch has been participating in this significant and important program and will again be collecting child-sized socks and underwear for kids in foster care.  All sizes of socks and underwear for both girls and boys are needed, from diapers to adult sizes for teenagers.  Collection dates are August 10 - August 24.  Bins will be in Fellowship Hall and the main entrance for your convenience.  The Utah Foster Care Foundation and Grandfamilies will distribute your donations to the children and youth who need them.  Thank you so much for making such a wonderful difference in a child’s life, especially as they begin a new school year.

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.”

SUMMER CHOIR

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!

July 26, 2019

FAMILY PROMISE
Starting SUNDAY through August 4. We have the blessing to host some families for the week who are in need of housing. To sign up online to help, go to www.wpcslc.org/family-promise Also, a reminder that during Family Promise weeks the CM Rooms, Library, Gym, Kitchen, and Conference Room are in use. Thanks to all for your flexibility!

LABOR DAY RETREAT
Registration is now open for the Labor Day Retreat! All ages are invited to join us August 31- September 2nd for a weekend of fun and fellowship in the mountains. For more information about the Retreat and to register, please go towww.wpcslc.org/labor-day-retreat. Any questions, please contact Rebecca Sandulli at rsandulli@wpcslc.org. All are invited, especially anyone new to Wasatch!

INTERIM CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
The Personnel Committee will soon initiate the search process for a new Children’s Ministry Director. To support the ministry during the search process, we are seeking individuals within the congregation who might be interested in serving as the Interim Children’s Ministry Director(s). If/as needed or desired, the position could be shared by more than one individual. The key areas of focus would be communications and scheduling, Sunday School management (curriculum and teachers provided), and leadership at fellowship and service activities. Expected commitment would be 10-20 hours/week for at least 2-3 months. Anyone interested is invited to contact John Horel, Personnel Chair at johnhorel@gmail.com, or Rebecca Sandulli, Executive Director, at rsandulli@wpcslc.org.

YOUTH SERVICE PROJECT
This Monday, July 29 from 6pm - 9pm. The Youth will cook, serve, and clean up dinner for shelter guests at the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake. RSVP to Dawn and meet at the church at 6pm.

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!

YOUTH SUNDAY
Save the date for August 25 where youth will lead all aspects of the Worship service and share thoughts and reflections of their summer service opportunities.

LOST AND FOUND
It happens to everyone, you’re enjoying the postlude and soaking up the energy of worship when you leave behind your cell phone, a notebook, bracelet or favorite travel mug. We keep lost items on the main level, by the reception desk. Items of value (cell phones and jewelry) are kept safe and need a staff member’s help to access. If you find something, please bring it to the main office lost and found.

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

July 19, 2019

PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH TRIENNIUM
Prayers for the two youth from Wasatch (Paige Cooper and Alex Sandulli) who are currently attending Triennium at Purdue University, as part of the delegation from the Utah Presbytery. Prayers also for Tracie Cooper, who is attending as a chaperone. May they connect with others from around the country and feel God’s love. And may they survive the “Excessive Heat Warning” currently in effect for that area!

BOB RIGSTAD MEMORIAL
A reminder that a memorial service for long-time and beloved Wasatch member Bob Rigstad will be held tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. at Wasatch, followed by a reception.

SANDWICH MAKING ON TUESDAY
All ages are invited to join us for sandwich making this coming Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Gym. It lasts about one hour and is a great way to support the soup kitchen. To help us gauge numbers, please RSVP online by clicking here or by contacting Rebecca at rsandulli@wpcslc.org.

FAMILY PROMISE
Our next hosting opportunity is coming up July 28 - August 4. We have the blessing to help some families who may not be having a good year. To sign up online, click here. You can also sign up in person during coffee hour this Sunday.

YOUTH LUNCH OUTING
The Youth will be going out for lunch together this Sunday (July 21), for the purposes of fellowship and hunger maintenance. They should meet at church at 11:15 a.m. and bring $10-$15. Please RSVP so that Dawn for enough drivers.

STAFFING UPDATE
If you haven't already, please see the email Blast sent earlier today regarding the resignation of Hilary Lambert, our Children's Ministry Director. Be sure to read the attached letter from Hilary and join us later this month and in August as we take advantage of our last month with her on staff. We will miss her dearly, but we are excited for her and her family.

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.”

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.

LOST AND FOUND
It happens to everyone, you’re enjoying the postlude and soaking up the energy of worship when you leave behind your cell phone, a notebook, bracelet or favorite travel mug. We keep lost items on the main level, by the reception desk. Items of value (cell phones and jewelry) are kept safe and need a staff member’s help to access. If you find something, please bring it to the main office lost and found.

BOOKKEEPER NEEDED
There is a part-time position for Cottonwood Presbyterian Church located at 1580 E. Vine Street. This is a salary position. For further information or to send a resume, please contact Diane Golladay at diane.wheeler1953@gmail.com.

July 12, 2019

Wasatch is hopping this weekend!  What a blessing it is to have our beautiful building and surroundings utilized for so many wonderful events and by so many people.  Community is truly a life giving gift!  Tomorrow we have two fundraisers happening:

 

Come support the Sudanese community at their Rummage Sale from 8:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Gym.  You will find lots of quality house ware items, clothes and small pieces of furniture.  There will also be a boutique of handcrafted items.  The sale continues on Sunday from 8:00 - 2:00 p.m. as well.

 

While you stop by for some shopping you can get your car washed!  Bring your dirty cars to our parking lot between 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for the youth to wash.  The Youth are asking for donations to fund their summer rafting trip (suggested donation of $10 or more).  Come put them to work and support their summer events!

 

MANDATORY PARENT & YOUTH MEETING (RAFTING TRIP)

Sunday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m. in the Loft.  This is a mandatory meeting for all youth participants and their parents.  If you are not able to attend, please contact Dawn right away.

 

FAMILY PROMISE

Our next hosting opportunity is coming up July 28 - August 4.  We have the blessing to help some families who may not be having a good year.  To sign up online, click here.  You can also sign up in person during coffee hour on July 14 or 21.

 

GUYS’ NIGHT OUT

Next Tuesday, July 16 we’ll meet at 8:00 p.m. at the Sugarhouse Pub.  See you there!

 

LADIES BOOK CLUB

Friday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. we will be discussing I'm Fine & Neither are You by Camille Pagan over appetizers and wine at Dawn Fleishman's house.  Please     contact Dawn at dfleishman@wpcslc.org if you plan to come.

 

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.”

 

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.

 

GOOD HUMAN T-SHIRT SALE

The Youth had such great feedback on our "Good Human" youth service trip t-shirts that we have decided to sell them to the entire congregation!  T-shirts may be purchased for $20 after worship on SUNDAY.

 

LOST AND FOUND

It happens to everyone, you’re enjoying the postlude and soaking up the energy of worship when you leave behind your cell phone, a notebook, bracelet or favorite travel mug.  We keep lost items on the main level, by the reception desk.  Items of value (cell phones and jewelry) are kept safe and need a staff member’s help to access.  If you find something, please bring it to the main office lost and found.

 

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!  There are photo cards in the Fellowship Hall for everyone to take with you on your summer adventures and take photos with them.  Send them to Hilary or post them with #anillustratedearth so we can stay connected all summer long!

 

CM PLANNING SURVEY

Last Chance!  If you have children birth-6th grade, PLEASE take a few moments to answer some survey questions about Children's Ministry, to help Hilary plan for the upcoming year.  You can access the survey here, or email hlambert@wpcslc.org for a copy.  Thanks!

 

BOOKKEEPER NEEDED

There is a part-time position for Cottonwood Presbyterian Church located at 1580 E. Vine Street.  This is a salary position.  For further information or to send a resume, please contact Diane Golladay at diane.wheeler1953@gmail.com.