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:

Thursday-Friday, November 23-24, 2017 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday-Tuesday, December 25-26, 2017 - Christmas Holiday

Monday, January 1, 2018 - New Year's Day



Memory Verse for October

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! 

“The Lord your God goes with you;

He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6



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).


Pathway  Deadline!!  -  October 20

The deadline for the November issue of The Pathway is Friday, October 20.  Articles can be brought to the church office or e-mailed before noon 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 at 9:00 a.m. in the Social Room on Friday, October 27.  After sharing a breakfast treat and devotions, we will work together on projects for our church family and community needs.  Patterns and 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).  Come join the group!

  

Soup-er  News!

“Supper and Scripture” evenings are scheduled each Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00.  Plan to join us for supper and fellowship in the Social Room, followed by a time for scripture, praise and prayer.  Circles, small groups, and individuals are encouraged to sign up to help with the dinners or to provide devotions.  Contact the church office for more information.


Ø  Fall Workday  

This year’s Fall Workday is scheduled for Saturday, October 28 (rain date November 4).  A list of jobs will be posted ahead of time so you can decide which tasks are a good match for your skills.  Work will start around 8:30 a.m. and conclude at noon.  Come for the entire morning or just an hour or two as we ready the church for the winter months ahead.



Trunk-or-Treat!

The Parenting in Faith class will host its first annual Trunk-or-Treat event on Sunday, October 29 - an event where church members decorate the trunks of their cars that are then parked in the church parking lot.  Children dress in costumes and safely go from trunk to trunk collecting candy as they would during trick-or-treating.  Our goal is to get at least 15 to 20 vehicles to participate…the more, the merrier!  Car set-up will begin at 3 p.m., and the event will go from 4 to 6 p.m.  If you have any questions, contact Rachel McKay (585-356-8302).  There will be a sign-up sheet after church in October for those who are willing to decorate their trunks and pass out candy.


 College Care Packages

The Deacons are preparing to send out care packages to help our college freshmen through the stress of finishing their first college semester. Donations of store-bought, individually wrapped snacks (candy, cookies, crackers, gum, etc.) along with small study aids (Post-It Notes, highlighters, mechanical pencils, pens, etc.) would be much appreciated.  These goodies will let our freshmen know that they are in our prayers as they embark on this new chapter in their lives.  Please bring your donations to the church office between October 1 and 29.


Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Winter Clothing 

There continues to be a great need for men’s clothing and accessories (boots, hats, gloves, etc.) at Cameron Community Ministries in Rochester.  However as we approach this winter, Cameron has told us that they are also somewhat short of women’s and children’s clothing as well.  From October 15 through November 13, donations of new and gently used winter clothing for everyone will be collected in the designated boxes in the Narthex and upper hallway.  If you don’t have things to donate from your closet, please consider a visit to a local thrift store to buy an item or two to donate.


Operation  Christmas  Child

As you begin your holiday shopping for your family, friends or co-workers, please remember those children who truly need someone to reach out to them in love and in hope and with the love of Jesus Christ.  An extra pair of mittens and/or socks.  A small coloring book and an inexpensive box of crayons.  A small ball or toy or a beautiful doll or teddy bear.  It doesn't take much…all it takes is a little time, a little love, and a shoebox filled with love and care for a child in need.  [Please note:  candy and toothpaste can NO LONGER be included.]

Dedication Sunday for our shoebox gifts will be Sunday, November 12, at both the 8:00 and 9:30 worship services.

If you are unable to fill a box but would like to contribute a few small gifts, there will be a collection box at the OCC information table in the upper Narthex hallway.  We will be happy to fill a box for you.


 Food Barrel

The Williamson Come-Unity Center could really use our support!  Current specific food needs include canned meats (ravioli, stew, etc.), fruit cocktail, and chicken noodle soup.  In addition, donations of paper towels and garbage bags could also be used.  They are in great need of men’s clothing, including men’s boots.  Food donations can be placed in the blue barrel in the upper Narthex by the south entrance, and a box will be provided for non-food items.  The Come-Unity Center does an amazing job of helping people who often have nowhere else to turn.  Our support helps to make this possible!


2017  Flower  Chart

Our worship services are enhanced each week with flowers in the Sanctuary and Chapel, lovingly arranged by a few talented volunteers or our friends at Kittelberger Florists.  Through the generosity of congregational donors, extra funds over and above the cost of the arrangement are donated to mission. 

A flower chart for 2017 is posted on the bulletin board near the Christian Education office in the upper Narthex.  If you would like to celebrate joys or remember loved ones on a particular Sunday with flowers, simply select an available Sunday and add your name and phone number 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


The church’s Facebook page has been thriving, thanks to the efforts of Laureen Anthony-Palmer!  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!

If you have questions, contact Laureen Anthony-Palmer (265-2184).

 


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.