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:

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.


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:

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Independence Day

Monday, September 3, 2018 - Labor Day



All Music Sunday – June 10th!

Come and join us for our annual All Music Sunday on June 10th in the Sanctuary for our 9:30 a.m. worship service.  Come early to hear our gifted organist, Pat Korenkiewicz, offer the opening prelude.  Joyfully join with friends and families gathered for worship to sing the hymns you love and remember.  Listen to the Chancel Choir, led by Lee Ann Daigle, as it offers the anthem The Music of Your Love.  At the offertory the Bell Choir, directed by Jackie Anderson, will play Fantasy on Kingsfold.  The concluding anthem, Rejoice the Lord Is King, will be offered by the Chancel and Bell Choirs.  Pastor Larry reminds us that, “music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” (Berthold Atterbach).  Join us for music and worship and be cleansed!


Children/Youth  

Music  and  Arts  Celebration

We have so many talented children and youth in our congregation!  This is the third year we are providing an opportunity for your child to share their talents and gifts with our church family.

June 10th, the same day as our church picnic, between the 9:30 service and lunch, we are setting up the time for this wonderful celebration of Music and Art.  Playing an instrument, singing a solo, reading poetry, or displaying visual arts are exactly what we are eagerly waiting to include in this special day.  Please contact Gayl Galen or Rev. Eileen to sign up.


2018 Church Picnic

Sunday, June 10 at 11:30 a.m.

The Annual Church Picnic is scheduled, rain or shine, at the church on Sunday, June 10th.  Look for sign-ups in the Narthex the next few weeks.  Bring a dish to pass and your own place setting.  Drinks will be provided.  We will have baskets on the tables the day of the picnic to collect money for Hamburgers ($2.00 each) and Hot Dogs ($1.00 each).  When signing up, mark what and how many of each you would like.  Help is needed with cooking and clean-up. Please respond to bethpetrino@gmail.com or call her at 585-739-4772.


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 June

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! 

“And now these three remain:  faith, hope and love.

But the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13:13



Summer  Music  Reminder!!

God has given us the gift of music!  We can share that gift with the congregation by signing up for Special Music for the summer worship services.  This can be a “thank you” to God and a way to honor Him as well as enhance our worship.  Please contact Lee Ann Daigle (899-0120) or Pat Korenkiewicz (203-2792) and share your talent through song, instrument or ensembles.



Children’s Church School

The last Sunday for Church School classes (PreK – 5th Grade) for 2017-18 will be Sunday, June 3. 

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.

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.

CCE Volunteers for 2018 – 2019 (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.


Men’s & Children’s 

Summer Clothing for Cameron

We are collecting men’s and children’s summer clothing for Cameron Community Ministries, which is located in a very poor neighborhood on the west side of the city.  Collection boxes will be in the Narthex and upper hallway through June 18.  If you don’t have anything in your closets to donate, please consider going to a local thrift store to purchase something to donate.  Thank you for your support!


School Supplies Collection

The Mission Committee is again collecting school supplies for needy children at Williamson Come-Unity Center and Eastern Service Workers.  The collection will be from July 15th to August 12th.  Collection boxes will be available in the upper and lower Narthex.  Thank you for helping these children start school with the tools they need.

 

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!  The Parenting in Faith group will be meeting and doing activities throughout the summer months.  Watch our Facebook group for updates:  Webster Presbyterian Church Parenting in Faith group.  If you have any questions or would like more information about upcoming events, 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!!  -  August 20

The deadline for the September issue of The Pathway is Monday, August 20.  Articles can be brought to the church office or e-mailed before noon to  ghubbard@websterpres.org.  Look for reminders in the bulletin later this summer!


Heart  and  Hand

Heart and Hand will resume gatherings in September.  Watch for more information in the August bulletins and the September issue of The Pathway.   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.   Current needs include:  peanut butter, canned or boxed meals (such as stew, pork and beans, salad mixes or instant potatoes), and canned peas (which is the item that goes the fastest!).  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.