Posts by Joye Hodges Douthart
The Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope: An Ancient Practice for Here and HowWednesday, October 16, 6:30pm, Music RoomJoin Reynolds Chapman, Executive Director of DurhamCares, for a talk about the practice of pilgrimage and why we need it today in Durham. He will share about the theology of pilgrimage, the history of Christian pilgrimage, and how pilgrimage can be part of all of our lives, right here in our own city. Since 2016, the Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope, a DurhamCares program, has led over 300 people on a journey of discovering how Durham’s story, their own stories, and God’s story are interwoven. Reynolds will share about his work with the Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope and offer practical steps for how we all can make pilgrimage part of everyday life.Rev. Chapman holds an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School. He lives in the Braggtown neighborhood with his wife, Katelyn, and two children.
Rally Day ~ Sunday, September 8
8:30am – Worship (Sanctuary)
9:45am – Open House and Meet-the-Teachers for Children and Youth (Mission Center Classrooms) Snacks and fun!
10:15am – Presentation of Fall Adult Christian Education Programs (Parlor)
11:00am – Worship (Sanctuary)
12:00 Noon – Fellowship Luncheon on Calhoon Cabin grounds Food provided by Fellowship Committee ~ Bring your lawn chairs!
5:30pm – WPC Youth Group Kick-Off – Youth Suite Potluck dinner, games for youth, and parent meeting
We’re excited to kick off a brand new year of Christian Education on Rally Day, Sunday, September 8! Join us for great learning and fellowship opportunities for ALL ages!
At 9:45am, children and youth and their families are invited to an Open House and Meet-the-Teacher Morning in their classrooms. At 10:15am, adults are invited to gather in the parlor for a presentation on our fall adult Christian Education programs. If you’ve never been part of a Church School class or short-term elective, we encourage you to come learn more about these wonderful offerings and meet the people who will be facilitating them.
After our 11:00am worship service, we’ll gather for a Fellowship Luncheon on the Calhoon Cabin and preschool grounds with food provided by the Fellowship Committee. Take some time to connect with old friends, and make some new ones! Bring along a few lawn chairs.
At 5:30pm, WPC Youth will have celebrate a new year with a Kick-Off Party and potluck dinner. Youth will enjoy games around campus, while the adults meet in the Sanctuary to review the 2019-2020 youth group calendar and hear the details about trip registrations.
Start the new season off well – Make plans to be a part of this special day! View our 2019-2020 Christian Education guide.