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.

 

Closings:

Monday, February 19, 2018 - Presidents' Day

Friday, March 30, 2018 - Good Friday



Memory Verse for February

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! 

“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you,

in order to bring praise to God.”

Romans 15:7  (NIV)


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).

This month our family activity will be to create a Bible busy book for children of all ages.  Bring a picnic lunch for your family to enjoy while we create a resource for our children to learn helpful verses in a fun way.  RSVP to Rachel McKay so that we have plenty of materials for all who would like to participate. 


Soup-er  News!

There is no supper scheduled for Ash Wednesday, February 14.  Beginning February 22, suppers will be held on Thursday evenings through Lent.  Please sign up to help with dessert – it would be appreciated!


Lenten Study

During Lent we begin a five-week video-based study called Who is This Man? by John Ortberg.  It looks at the immense impact that Jesus’ life and teaching has had on the world over the last 2000 years and the influence it continues to have today.  This highly acclaimed study is done in a modern and engaging way and gives us a very new perspective on Jesus.

The series will start on Thursday evening, February 22nd, and run for 5 weeks.  Each session will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. with a light supper followed by the Lenten Study.  We will end each session at 8:00 p.m.  (This replaces Wednesday night Supper and Scripture during these weeks.)  The series will also be offered on Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m., starting on February 25th.  The video for each week will be shown followed by discussion in smaller groups.

Participants’ books are available in the Narthex on Sunday mornings and in the Church Office during the week through February.  A $5 donation to offset the material costs is appreciated.  If you have questions, contact Connie Rice (787-4301) or Bob Smith (315-524-5339). 

 

Pathway  Deadline!!  -  February 20

The deadline for the March issue of The Pathway is Tuesday, February 20, at Noon.  Articles can be brought to the church office or e-mailed to kotoole@websterpres.org and ghubbard@websterpres.org. As always when emailing the office, please be sure to send items to both Georgia and Karen to ensure your message gets through if one of them is out of the office or if one of the office computers is down.


Heart  and  Hand

Heart and Hand will meet in the Social Room on Friday, February 9, 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!


Chapel Service Special Music Opportunity

If you love to sing or play an instrument, consider a way to explore your musical gifts at the 8:00 a.m. service.  The Chapel setting is welcome and inviting and one that minimizes those first-time jitters that come with live music.  So come, young and old!  Let’s develop those “live music” skills that are just waiting to emerge.  Like the song says, “Shout to the Lord.”  Contact Jim Hoffman to schedule an offering (JHoff14y@frontiernet.net).

  

 Food Barrel

The Williamson Come-Unity Center appreciates our continued support.  This month they are in need of:  peanut butter and jelly, healthy cereal, and large bottles of juice.  Please place all donated 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.  There are many dates open in February and March.  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.