Wake Forest Presbyterian Leaflets
For Friday, April 21, 2017
OfficersbLogWFPC Officers' Column
He lives!
He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives, Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart.

This Alfred H. Ackley hymn "I Serve A Risen Savior" is one of my favorites to sing. Hearing or singing it transforms me back to when I stood with my family on Easter morning so many years ago. It fills me with joy. First, the tempo is lively and makes me happy. More so, the words give me hope.

The commercialization of Easter invokes images of colorful eggs, chocolate bunnies, baskets filled with "grass," and baby chicks. In fact a quick Google search of "Easter images" turned up within the first 125+ images only four that were in any way Christian. And only two of the four included a cross.

I'm not a curmudgeon, far from it. I love watching small children filled with excitement searching for Easter eggs. One of the most sweet and funny scenes is a toddler reaching down to pick up an Easter egg just to spill out those she already has in her basket.

It's unrealistic to think big-box stores aren't going take advantage of cute Easter bunnies and colorful plastic eggs in order to make money. There's little "commercial" value in the true image of Easter - the empty cross. The cross is hard to explain; it evokes suffering; it reminds us that Jesus' death was very painful; and it reminds us, we all are sinners. But that's the point of it isn't it? Rather than running toward candy filled plastic Easter eggs, we should be running toward the cross; running toward the empty cross. It proves that "He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!"

Heavenly Father
Help us remember to run toward the empty cross. Keep it in the forefront of our worship of you. It is the cross where all wounds of sin are healed and through which we have a way to you. Thank you for this gift of life with you now and forever more. He lives! Amen.

Robin Roper
Elder, Congregational Care
paperlessWe're Going Paperless This Sunday!
This Sunday we will recognize Earth Day throughout our worship service. As an Earth Care Congregation, we are always looking for ways to be better stewards of God's creation. So, this Sunday we will NOT have paper bulletins at either service. The entire service will be projected and will give you all the information that you need. If you would be willing to test an epub version of our bulletin on your tablet or smartphone, click here to learn how to do that!
 galaAuction and Dinner Theater
Looking for great entertainment? An exciting auction with fantastic items, places, and services to bid on? A wonderfully worthy way to support the youth of the church? LOOK NO FURTHER! Sunday, May 21, is the Annual Youth Gala: Auction and Dinner Theater!

Doors open at 5:00 for a preview and opening bids and raffles on themed baskets, babysitting services, houses in vacation locations and more!

At 5:30, be seated and served an incredible dinner that will transport you to an exotic locale, including empanadas, saffron rice, beans, perfectly seasoned chicken, and more, all designed and crafted by Mandy's loving and skilled hands!! Our youth will provide for your every need with top-notch service and a smile!

The top-notch show to follow will include talents from all over WFPC, with many youth faces you know and love keeping you entertained as you enjoy your dessert and bid on that "can't miss it" item!

Our goal in all of this...to fully support our youth in their efforts to expand their faith through mission opportunities and faith formation conferences. These are often some of the most foundational experiences of church for youth, and are sadly also quite often cost prohibitive to many families! The funds raised through this gala will offset the cost for our youth, and open the doors for them to experience even more faith-building moments!

We want to aim for the stars- so help us make this year's event a huge success and bring in at least $8,000!!! Invite your neighbors, invite your family, invite folks you chat with in the grocery. This event is one not to be missed!!

Mark your calendars now, and keep reading in the coming weeks for auction specifics, RSVP information, and more excitement!
summerSeven Summer Sundays at WFPC
Interactive worship...children in Leadership...planting, feeding, laughing...an inter-generational experience...Our church family will be doing something AMAZING for 7 Summer Sundays this summer! July 2 - August 13 will be a special summer time to gather in new and exciting ways!

Each of our 7 Summer Sundays will include:
Intergenerational Discipleship Hour with breakfast at 9:00 in the CLC
10:15 Worship in the sanctuary
11:15 We move into the world to do good with what we have!
teaLadies, You Are Invited to Our Annual Tea!
We are happy to invite the ladies of WFPC and their friends and families to our tea. All ladies are welcome! It is Sunday, May 7, from 2-4 PM. Join us for an afternoon of fun, fellowship, and delicious food. This year, we will put a "Song in Your Heart" as we celebrate the importance of music in our spiritual journey. RSVP by clicking here.

A note to the men and male youth: Please share your dedication and skill by serving during, or helping to clean up after, the tea. We need your help to make this a wonderful afternoon for the ladies in your life. Please let us know you can join us by signing up here.
yardsaleYard Sale!
Our annual youth yard sale is April 29!  As you are doing your spring cleaning, please think about giving us what you don't want!  We will have drop off times in the CLC from 5 to 7 PM on April 27 and 28. We will also have some truck drivers on hand to pick up bulky items that won't fit in  your car! Please contact Janet Briley at youth@wakeforestpres.org to schedule a pick up. Please no clothes, computers, or TVs for this yard sale.  Thank you in advance for your help!  
mandsMission and Service
Habitat for Humanity Spring Schedule Has Begun
Habitat for Humanity invites you to participate with the Northern Wake Faith Coalition to help construct a new home at 219 Caddel Street in Wake Forest. The family moving into the new house will be our new Wake Forest neighbors. Let's welcome them into their new community the way America's early settlers did - with hands-on labor and Christian fellowship.

Saturday, May 6th 
Construct Siding/Frame/Boxes
219 Caddel Street, Wake Forest
Five WFPC volunteers needed

Saturday, May 27th Memorial Day Week-End
Paint interior and trim
219 Caddel Street, Wake Forest
Ten WFPC volunteers needed

Help Mandy provide lunch for 25 -30 volunteers
Several WFPC volunteers needed

Questions: Please contact Kevin Meese at 919-552-2914

Relay for Life
Each year our church participates in the local Relay For Life, which is an annual event that raises funds for the battle against all types of cancer, remembers those who lost their lives to cancer, and celebrates the lives of all cancer survivors. We do this because Christ commands us to, and because we are all touched, in one way or another, by this terrible disease. We are seeking participants for this year's Relay. To volunteer or to get more information, please contact Bernie Hardy at 919-665-8130.

Calling All Cancer Survivors!
This year, the Relay for Life Survivor's Dinner will be Sunday, April 30, at the Embassy Suites Brier Creek from 1:30 to 3:30. Place this event on your calendar and plan to be there. This event is for you! For details and to RSVP, contact Bernie Hardy by calling or texting him at 919-665-8130.

H.O.P.E. -- Hearts Offering Primary Education
When: Tuesdays 5:00-6:00
Where: Hope Village Community Center at 100 N Allen Road in Wake Forest
What: Volunteers needed to work with elementary students on reading, writing and math skills
Questions: Ginny Poulsen at ewpoulsen@gmail.com

Wanted: Boys' Action Figure Costumes
Family Promise is hosting families experiencing homelessness at our church during the week of June 11. In January, a bag full of girls' princess and Disney costumes was donated to our Family Promise program. Just the words, "We have a bag of princess dresses" made one apprehensive little girl come running through the doors of the CLC on New Year's Day. Now we are hoping to acquire action figure costumes so the boys can dress up, too. Please leave costumes in the donations closet in the main building. We are also hoping to acquire a mirror so the children can see themselves all dressed up. Please call Millie Seiler if you have one to donate: 585-202-4442.
wednesdayWednesday Night Dinner
Our menu for April 26 (last dinner until next fall):
parmesan encrusted chicken
cheesy mashed potatoes
berries and dill salad
garlic parmesan rolls
fruit and carrots
key lime pie and million dollar pie
The cost is $5/adult and $3/child. Please make your reservation by Sunday evening by emailing Dean Tryon at dinner@wakeforestpres.org or texting to 919-441-1271.  

Click here for the entire winter/spring menu.
bodysoulBody & Soul Ministry
CPR Training
Our CPR training on May 6 has been cancelled as we did not get the minimum number of participants.

April Factiods
Developmental Red Flags for Autism:
  • By 6 months: no big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions
  • By 9 months: no back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles, or other facial expressions
  • By 12 months: lack of response to name
  • By 12 months: no babbling or "baby talk"
  • By 12 months: no back-and-forth gestures, such as pointing, showing, reaching or waving
  • By 16 months: no spoken words
  • By 24 months: no meaningful two-word phrases that don't involve imitating or repeating

Caregiver Resources
Many members of WFPC are facing the challenges of being caregivers for family members or friends. To help provide support for these individuals, the Body and Soul Ministry will begin including a listing of resources for caregivers in Leaflets. These resources may include community events and educational opportunities, books, websites and support groups. The listing of resources will be brief with a link provided that includes further information and, where applicable, registration information. Please let us know if you find this information helpful.

  • Senior Scam Jam - Thursday, May 18, 2017, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks St, Wake Forest. Click here for more information.
  • Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped? - Thursday, May 25, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm., Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest. Registration required but site not open yet.
  • Caregivers Summit - Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh. More information to follow.
  • Dementia Education Programming Series - Thursday, July 20; Thursday, August 17; and Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest. More information to follow.
 Click here for more complete information and registration links for the resources listed above.

HisKidsHis Kids News
REGISTRATION FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2017 IS NOW OPEN! Join us from 6:00 - 8:15 PM June 25-29 for VBS! We are accepting registration for children ages 4 through 5th grade (current school year). Kids will discover they are created beautifully and wonderfully, just the way they are! Each day will be filled with creative, fun, and meaningful ways for kids to connect with their Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer God... through music, games, snack, study, and lots of fun!  We are also in need of adult and youth volunteers to help during the week. Click here to register participants and volunteers!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 WILL BE THE LAST NIGHT FOR SHINE this spring! We'll be back in the fall, so plan to join us then!

HERE'S WHAT THE VBS DECORATIONS COMMITTEE IS LOOKING FOR, in case you're spring cleaning and have any of the following items you can donate:
old light switches
box fans (don't have to work)
peg board
old tools
metallic stickers and decals
buttons - any size and color
water jugs

~Katherine Peiper, Director of Children, Families and Youth Ministries |
YouthNewsYouth News
ANNUAL YOUTH GALA: AUCTION AND DINNER THEATER! This event is going to be amazing! See the details in the article at the top of Leaflets and get excited! We need all youth helping out in many ways. Be on the lookout for a Sign Up Genius for ways you can help!


YARD SALE: Our annual yard sale is coming up! We need ALL hands on deck for this awesome event. We need youth and parents on April 27 and 28 to help sort and price items as they come in. We need help during the yard sale on April 29 selling items, bagging, helping customers, etc. Be on the lookout for a  signup genius coming soon, but for now, mark these dates on your calendar and be ready for fun! Once again we will offer pick up for bulky items that will not fit in church members' cars. If you have a pick up truck and would be willing to help with the bulk pick ups on the 27th and 28th, please let Janet know.

~Janet Briley, Assistant Director of Youth Ministries youth@wakeforestpres.org 
ScriptureSermonMusicApril 21 Scripture, Sermon and Music
This Sunday our Scripture comes from Genesis 1-2:4a. Pastor John Fawcett will share his sermon on our Scripture as we recognize Earth Day.

Our normal worship schedule: we have a Contemporary Worship Service at 9 AM in the Christian Life Center and a Traditional Worship Service at 11:15 AM in the Sanctuary. Join us for our Discipleship Hour between services beginning at 10 AM for Sunday School for all ages!

Click here to check out our Music Ministry's selections.
Tithes and Offerings

2017 Annual Budget
Year-to-date Budgeted Income(Mar)
Year-to-date Actual Income (Mar)

April Budget
April Tithes and Offerings (thru 4/16/17)$60,653.85

April 16, 2017
Tithes and Offerings$12,831.85
Designated Gifts$553.50
Debt Elimination Gifts$215.00

7:00 Attendance123
9:00 Attendance202
11:15 Attendance256

Debt Elimination Monthly Budget
Debt Elimination Received (thru 4/16/2017)$5,280.50

...all shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God that he has given you.
Deuteronomy 16:17
WFPC Calendar Highlights

Friday, April 21
6:15 AM | CLC | Friday Morning Men's Bible Study
3:00 PM | CLC B103 | Confirmation Retreat

Saturday, April 22
7:00 AM | CLC Youth Room | Iron Sharpens Iron

Sunday, April 23
9:00 AM | CLC | Contemporary Worship Service
10:00 AM | CLC | Discipleship Hour
11:15 AM | Sanctuary | Traditional Worship Service
12:30 PM | CLC | Timeless Creation Youth Praise Band
4:30 PM | CLC Youth Room | Middle School Youth Group
6:00 PM | CLC  Youth Room | High School Youth Group

Monday, April 24
12:15 PM | CLC Youth Room | Knit and Crochet Ministry
6:00 PM | CLC | FaithFit
7:00 PM | Campus Wide | Cub/Boy Scouts & Venture Crew

Tuesday, April 25
7:00 PM | CLC | Praise Team Rehearsal
7:00 PM | CLC B103 | Women of the Word
7:00 PM | Blue Mod | Stephen Ministry

Wednesday, April 26
5:30 PM | CLC | Wednesday Night Dinner
6:10 PM | Sanctuary | SHinE Singers
6:30 PM | Campus Wide | Wednesday Night Programs
7:00 PM | Sanctuary | Chancel Choir

Thursday, April 27
5:30 PM | CLC | FaithFit
5:00 PM | CLC | Yard Sale Drop Off

Friday, April 28
6:15 AM | CLC | Friday Morning Men's Bible Study
5:00 PM | CLC | Yard Sale Drop Off

Wake Forest Presbyterian Church
12605 Capital Blvd
Wake Forest, NC 27587