Webster Presbyterian Church
...that all may come to know Jesus Christ, to love Him, to serve Him, and to enjoy Him forever.
 

Church Office Hours

Regular Office Hours:

From September to June, the church office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.  Holiday and other closings are noted in The Pathway, the weekly bulletin announcements, and on the website.


Summer Office Hours:

Beginning Tuesday, May 29, through Labor Day, the church office will be open most weekdays from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. We suggest that you call ahead to arrange for clerical work or before stopping in to ensure that the building is open and someone is available to help you. Holiday and other closings are noted in The Pathway, the weekly bulletin announcements, and on the website. Regular office hours resume Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

 

Closings:

Monday, May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Independence Day

Monday, September 3, 2018 - Labor Day



Yellow  Rose  Sunday

Spring is finally here, and with it we see all of God’s splendor as the leaves come out and the flowers bloom.  This is also the time of the year at WPC when we honor or remember those who have made a difference in our Christian  life.  On May 6th and 13th we will be accepting donations in their names, and on May 20th we will have a dedication of the gifts during the 9:30 service.  All donations will go to help grow the Webster Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund.  This fund is to help assure the church in the future by supporting the mission of the church and any special needs.

On May 6th and 13th you will find an envelope in the chair rack with a Yellow Rose on it and a designation slip inside.  Just fill it out the slip and place it back in the envelope along with your gift.  Envelopes can then be put in the offering plate or brought to the church office.  Please take the time to honor somebody who means very much to you and also help our church at the same time.

 

Strikepoint  Ringers

Save the Date !!

The Strikepoint Youth Bell Choir from Duluth, Minnesota will be performing in our Sanctuary on Tuesday, June 26, in the evening.

Mark your calendar and come to hear this talented musical group which has performed nationally and internationally as well as on many radio and television programs.

  

Memory Verse for May

The Spiritual Nurture Committee offers a memory verse or verses each month to use in your prayers for your children, your friends, your enemies, or anyone! 

“Everything is possible for one who believes.”

Mark 9:23


Job  Opening

WPC has a position coming open for a half-time Secretary/Administrator in the church office.  Responsibilities include maintaining church files (paper and computerized, including data bases), producing the Sunday bulletin and monthly newsletter, general office tasks, phone and personal visit reception, and maintaining the church website and Facebook page.  The office is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to Noon on Friday.  Hours are shared with Georgia Hubbard, who is also half-time.  Confidentiality, a welcoming/positive attitude, strong computer skills, and a strong teamwork orientation are required.  If you or someone you know would be a good candidate for this position, please contact Dan Marsh (7marshes@frontiernet.net or 585-760-9241), or talk with either pastor. 

 

Soup-er  News!

Wednesday “Supper and Scripture” evenings are scheduled May 2, 9 and 16.  Come join us from 6 to 7 p.m. for supper and fellowship in the Social Room, followed by a time for scripture, praise and prayer.  


Parenting  In  Faith

Would you like to connect with other WPC families who are trying to raise their children in faith?  Parents of all ages, we welcome you to join us twice a month.  On the first Sunday of the month we meet after the 9:30 a.m. service as parents to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting in faith.  Childcare is provided.  The third Sunday of each month (though sometimes the schedule may vary, depending on the activity), we plan a fun activity which includes the whole family so we can build supportive friendships.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Rachel McKay (585-356-8302).


Adult Volunteers Needed!

Adult volunteers are needed for our VBS program July 30 – August 3 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.  Teachers are needed for the First Grade, Second Grade and Third Grade classes, as well as childcare for young children of our volunteers. Curriculum is provided for the 30-minute class session.  In addition to class-time Bible lessons, children travel to additional activity stations throughout the morning which are led by other adult volunteers.  Teen helpers are also needed for the week.  A sign-up table is located in the upper Narthex hallway.  Questions?  Stop in and talk with Gayl Galen in the CCE office.


Pathway  Deadline!!  -  May 20

The deadline for the June issue of The Pathway is Sunday, May 20.  Articles can be brought to the church office or e-mailed to kotoole@websterpres.org and ghubbard@websterpres.orgAs always, be sure to send items to both Karen and Georgia to ensure that your message gets through if one of us is out of the office or if one of the office computers is down.  Remember that this will be the last newsletter until September, so be sure to include all summer information and “save the date” notices for fall!!


Heart  and  Hand

Heart and Hand will meet in the Social Room on Friday, May 18, at 9:00 a.m.  After sharing a breakfast treat and devotions, we will work together on projects for our church family and community needs.  The supplies are provided – you bring the fun and conversation!  If you have questions or project suggestions, please contact Barbara Coleman (406-2768) or Marty Durbin (872-4669).  Hope to see you there!


 Food Barrel

The Williamson Come-Unity Center benefits from donations of canned and non-perishable food, and appreciates our continued support.   Please place  items in the blue barrel in the upper Narthex by the south entrance.


Flower  Chart

Our worship services are enhanced each week with flowers in the Sanctuary and Chapel, lovingly arranged by talented volunteers or our friends at Kittleberger Florists.  Through the generosity of congregational donors, extra funds are donated to mission.  A flower chart for 2018 is posted on the bulletin board across from the Christian Education office.  If you would like to dedicate flowers on a Sunday, select an available Sunday and add your name to the list. 


 

 New  Member  Classes  

If you are interested in joining WPC or would like more information, please contact the church office at 265-9700.  New member classes are offered twice a year, in the spring and the fall, for those interested in becoming members of the church.      


Prayer Group


The WPC Prayer Group meets every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in the Prayer Room (Room 1).  We read scripture, share the praises and concerns of our church family, and pray together.  We warmly invite you to participate, as you feel so moved.  The Prayer Group is open to all.  Join us!



Prayer Chain


If you would like to be added to the church prayer chain, please provide your name and current email address to the church office.  If your email address changes, please let the church office know so that the information can be updated.




Church-Wide Email System


An all-church email list has been created that includes all of the known member email addresses for most of the congregation.  This additional communication tool will help to keep everyone informed about the life of the church.  If you currently do not receive these emails (this is a separate list from the prayer chain) and would like to be included, if you change email addresses, or if you would like your email address removed from the list, please contact the church office.




WPC Facebook Page


If you use Facebook, please find the Webster Presbyterian Church (in NY, not TX!) page and “like” the page, not just the posts.  Invite your friends and family to “like” our page also.  In addition, when you see a post that you like, please choose “share” so that the post will appear on your personal timeline.  As a result, more people will see the WPC posts and perhaps want to check us out in person!

 


E – News / Delivery Options


The monthly Pathway is available in PDF format on the website, found under “Information” on the “About Us” tab.  You can view the newsletter in full color and easily print a hard copy for reference if you wish!


With mailing costs rising and the trend to “go green,” we ask that you notify the church office if you prefer to get your newsletter from our website and no longer wish to receive The Pathway in the mail.


Some members of the congregation who prefer a printed copy of the newsletter opt to pick it up at the Welcome Center each month to further save on postage costs.  Please let the office know if you prefer this option.



Lost and Found


In any given week, numerous articles that have been left behind are turned in to the Church Office.  Items are placed on the front of the secretaries’ desks for a short period of time, waiting for their owners to claim them.  If items are not claimed, they are placed in our church “Lost and Found,” a gray plastic bin located under the coat rack just outside the office door.


Often the fact that the church has a Lost and Found bin is forgotten…so this is a reminder to check the bin if you have lost anything in recent weeks.  At least twice per year the items in the bin are sorted through and donated to charity if they have not been claimed.