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

Summer Office Hours:

From May 30 through Labor Day, the church office is open most weekdays from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. The pastors and secretaries will be available at other times as well, but on a more flexible schedule that is not as predictable.  Please remember to call ahead to arrange for clerical work or before stopping in to ensure 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:

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:

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - Independence Day 

Monday, September 4, 2017 - Labor Day

Monday, October 9, 2017 - Columbus Day


Summer  Music  Reminder!!

Please come and share your musical talents with us this summer!  Our choir will be on hiatus, but our desire for musical praise is not.  We are looking for individuals or groups who would like to sing or play instruments for worship this summer.  Pat would be happy to work with anyone who is interested.

If you are interested, there will be a sign-up sheet on the choir room door, or please speak directly with Pat Korenkiewicz (203-2792) or Lee Ann Daigle (678-4058).


Summer Worship

During the summer months, childcare will be provided during the 9:30 a.m. service for infants – PreK-aged children.  Children in Kindergarten and older will remain in worship with their families.  Worship bags containing word search puzzles and coloring pictures will be available in the upper hallway.  Please be sure to return the bags at the end of the service.


CCE Volunteers for 2017 – 2018 (September – June)

Have you considered being a volunteer for our Children’s Christian Education program?  Church School teachers and nursery volunteers are needed for the next school year, beginning in September.


Summer Nursery Volunteers

We are in need of adults to help cover the nursery during the summer months.  If you have completed the WPC volunteer screening forms and are available for a Sunday or two during the summer, please speak to Gayl Galen.

 

School Supplies Collection

From July 16 to August 13, the Mission Committee is again collecting school supplies for the Williamson Come-Unity Center and Eastern Service Workers.  Backpacks are always in high demand; but also needed are smaller items such as crayons, pencils, colored pencils, markers, spiral notebooks, scissors, erasers, rulers, and folders.  Collection boxes will be located in the Narthex and the upper Narthex hallway beginning July 16.  Sales on these items usually start in early to mid-July, so please consider picking up some items to donate!  If you have questions, please contact Eleanor Scott (787-0802).


Help  Needed!!

Help is needed to plant the Don Lewis Memorial Garden (WPC’s Monroe County in Bloom garden) on the corner of Phillips and Schlegel Roads the beginning of June.  Help is also needed to weed and water the garden during the summer months ahead.  Free training is available!  Please contact Elaine Wilbert (503-9141) if you are willing to help.



WHEN  Needs  Your  Support!

The Webster Health and Education Network:  A Drug Free Community Coalition (WHEN:DFCC) is an organization that advocates for and promotes healthy, substance free behaviors and lifestyles in the Webster area.  They are conducting a survey to learn about how Webster residents view underage substance abuse.  Results will help guide future initiatives.  All responses will be confidential and will not be shared with any other agency.  Please take a few moments to complete the survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WHEN2017.  If you would prefer, a paper copy of the survey will be available in the church office.


Pathway  Deadline!!  -  August 21

The next issue of The Pathway will be in September, and the deadline is noon on Monday, August 21.  Look for reminders in the bulletin later this summer.  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 Georgia and Karen 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.  Have a happy summer!


50th Year Anniversary of WPC Women’s Retreats

Save the dates:  September 29-30 or October 13-14, TBD on the availability of the speaker.  Join us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary of Women’s Retreats!  Watch for more information in the fall.


Food Barrel

The Williamson Come-Unity Center always appreciates our non-perishable food contributions.  Donations can be placed in the blue barrel in the upper Narthex by the south entrance for delivery to the Center.



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  

New member classes are offered twice a year, in the spring and the fall, for those interested in becoming members of the church.   Further information can be obtained by calling the church office (265-9700).   


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.