Sunday January 16, 2022 @ 9:30am

Our Session of Elders met Sunday afternoon and determined that the Omicron variant and the current infection rate in Alachua County have increased the risk to those attending and conducting worship.  Therefore, they decided to suspend in-person worship for the next three Sundays (January 16th, 23rd & 30th).  Please continue to worship with us via the Zoom connection. The bulletin and zoom link will be sent out each week as usual.

Contact the church office at 352-378-4032 or at contact@wpcgainesville.org for the Zoom link.

Luther Pierce

Celebration of Life Service

Sunday, January 16th @ 3pm

In-Person & via Zoom

Contact Church Office for more information

(Masks required. Due to recent increase in the Omicron variant

we recommend your attendance via Zoom.)


UPCOMING EVENTS At WPC

*Adult Study of the book Broken Signposts by N. T. Wright, meets each Thursday @ 4pm . Contact Barry Nason for information.

*Bible Study @10:30 am each Tuesday

Choir Practice @ 6pm each Wednesday

 *Adult Study of The Spirit of Hope: Theology for a World in Peril by Jürgen Moltmann meets each Thursday @ 7:00pm . This  group will begin meeting about We Aren’t Broke: Uncovering Hidden Resources for Mission and Ministry by Mark Elsdon on January 27th . Information about the book can be found at:  https://www.amazon.com/We-Arent-Broke-Uncovering-Resources/dp/0802878989 . Contact Gwen or Bob Lombard for further information.

· Celebration of Life of Luther Pierce, January 16th @ 3pm

· Congregational Care Committee, January 20th

· Earth Care Ministries, Sunday, January 23rd @ 7pm

· Called Session Meeting, Monday, January 24th @ 6pm

· Gainesville Run-Off Election, Tuesday, January 25th

· Administration Committee, Sunday, February 6th @ 11:30am

 

*These meetings are by Zoom. Contact Committee Chairperson or Church Office for Zoom information.


FAITH AT WORK

2022 has arrived!

It is time for us to resolve to take new or continuing efforts to preserve our environment. Your Earth Care Committee has a few suggestions for easy actions that can make a world of difference to this world, which we love, and which God created for us to enjoy. The world needs our care so that future generations can be blessed by His creation.

   De-trash your surroundings – Any trash you see and remove from your home or neighborhood is one less unsightly thing causing damage to the environment. Make use of reusable containers – When you go out to eat, bring a container from home for the leftovers. That simple action will substantially reduce Styrofoam in our landfills. You can also bring your own mug to work or to coffee shops to reduce waste.

    Use cloth towels – for sticky fingers or small spills instead of using paper towels. While an individual paper towel sheet has a low carbon footprint, collectively our use contributes to deforestation and adds to the tons of paper products clogging landfills.

   Recycle hazardous waste – Putting items in the trash that goes to a landfill allows dangerous toxins to leach into the ground and water.

To help with this idea, the Earth Care Committee plans to collect used batteries and light bulbs that will be taken directly to the Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Site. Look for a bin marked for this use in the sanctuary coming in January! These suggestions come from a recent online article. Use this link for further ideas: (https://morehackz.com/wasteless/)

Wishing all members and friends of Westminster Presbyterian Church a safe and happy New Year. May we all rejoice in God’s creation!