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  1. News : Campus Ministry Sunday

    Campus Ministry Sunday will be on Sunday, April 15, this year. The campus ministers and several students from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke, and NC Central will participate in worship, and Duke Presbyterian Campus Minister Katie Owen will preach at both services.

    We have invited the students from each ministry to join us in worship that day, and will provide lunch after the 11am worship service for them and for anyone interested in helping with these campus ministries. If you would like to help with the lunch, please contact Carrie Tuttle.

  2. News : 2012 One Great Hour of Sharing Easter Offering

    The portion of WPC’s One Great Hour of Sharing Easter offering that benefits our local community will be divided between two local organizations this year. The first, Adult System of Care, is an integrated network of community services and resources supported by a partnership between families, professionals and the community in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The second, El Futuro, is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing high quality mental health and substance abuse treatment for Latino families in central North Carolina. Please give generously.

    The portion of the offering that supports global efforts will help farmers in Cameroon like Pierre. Read his story.

  3. News : Sing! Sing! Sing! 2012

    Sunday School children ages 2-5 will sing at the 11 am worship serivce on Palm Sunday, April 1.

    The children, teachers, and the Guitar Man will go directly to the 11 am worship service from Sunday School on Palm Sunday morning, and will sing at the beginning of the worship service immediately following the procession with palm branches. We will sing the following two songs in this order:

    1. Praise Him (Traditional)

    2. Down By the Riverside (Traditional)

    You can download the lyrics to these songs here. Please make every effort to be in Sunday School on Palm Sunday prepared to sing these joyful traditional songs for the congregation at the 11am worship service. I look forward to a wonderful Palm Sunday program!

    — The Guitar Man

  4. News : Passover Seder

    On Wednesday, April 4, WPC will hold a Passover Seder at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Experience a traditional Passover meal and learn more about the meaning and symbols of Passover. A congregational meal will follow the brief Seder worship service. This event is appropriate for school-age children and adults. Nursery care will be available. Sign up in the Mission Center or call Barb Schmidt at 489-4974 by Monday, April 2, to reserve your spot for the dinner and indicate whether you need nursery care.

  5. News : “Speaking Christian”

    Speaking Christian by Marcus BorgJohn Dancy is teaching a series of lessons in the Sojourners Class on theologian Marcus Borg’s recent book "Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power – And How They Can Be Restored."

    Borg argues that for many, Christianity has become an unfamiliar language. Even for those who think they speak "Christian" fluently, the faith is often misunderstood and distorted, because people "think they are speaking the language like it has always been understood, but what they mean by the words and concepts is very different from what these things meant originally."

    This ten week series began March 11, and will run through May 20, the last Sunday of the Sunday School year. See below for an outline of class readings and topics.  

    Check back weekly for new Lecture Notes & Questions for Thought.  

    Date                   Reading  Lecture Notes & Questions for Thought                              
    March 11

    Introduction and Chapter 1 of "Speaking Christian"  

    What is Language?
    March 18  Chapter 2: "Beyond Literalism"  Beyond Literalism
    March 25  Chapter 3: "Salvation"   To Save 
    April 1  Chapter 9: "Easter"  Easter 
    April 8  Easter Sunday (No Class)   
    April 15  Chapter 5: "God"   The Nature of God 
    April 22  Chapter 6: "God’s Character" (Bill Pogue teaches)    
    April 29  Chapter 7: "Jesus"  Who was Jesus?  
    May 6  Chapter 8: "The Death of Jesus"   
    May 13  Chapter 4: "The Bible"  The Bible 
    May 20  Chapter 10: "Believing and Faith" and Conclusion: "What’s at Stake: The Heart of Christianity"  Believing and Faith  

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