What’s Next at WGPC?

This Sunday, Sept. 8, WGPC returns to two services and begins new, exciting adult education classes.

The Informal Service begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The Traditional Service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. In between the two services, WGPC members will be learning, growing and serving through exciting, new adult education classes.

Two classes are offered. One is a Bible study called Diving Deeper which bases its lessons on scripture from the lectionary. The Bible study will be held in the church library and be taught by Pastor Hannah. The other is a series of programs called Faith in Real Life which will focus on ways we can live our faith in everyday life – being the church in the world. The program will have a variety of speakers and be held in Fellowship Hall. Both classes begin at 9:30 a.m.

This Sunday in the Faith in Real Life series, Julie Woods and Beth Kazlauskas will give an update on which organizations have been chosen to receive grants from the Mission Commission. The funds were allocated to the Commission from Dorothy Meyer’s gift to WGPC.

Early last year, after a focused discernment process, the Commission voted to use $300,000 of the $475,000 in funds allocated to WGPC’s Mission Commission to make special development grants to three or four St. Louis non-profits over a three year period.

The plan is that they will also provide hands-on opportunities for WGPC members.

In addition to revealing the chosen charities, Beth and Julie will include who the charities serve, what they do, and more about the process that helped the commission choose these specific charities.

New book groups are still forming and should get underway mid-September, Pastor Hannah said.

Two books will be the focus of the groups, one, is Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor and White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo.

Contact Pastor Hannah if you are interested, and stay tuned!

 

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