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Connect at West Raleigh on Sundays

9:30 – 9:45 Gathering
9:45 to 10:00 Music for Children
10:00 – 10:45 Sunday School
11:00  Worship in the Sanctuary and Children's Worship
6:00 Youth Fellowship

Christian Education and Faith Development

NC 100-Mile Challenge
100mileCommit to walking at least 100 miles before the end of 2018! Congregations who accomplish the goal of having at least 10 members participate and log their miles accordingly are eligible to win a grant of $1000 for future health and wholeness programs. Participants may walk on their own or meet for hikes in State Parks, area walking trails, or anywhere the group chooses! More Information Here Sign up in the narthex or by contacting Marietta to be a part of West Raleigh’s group and make us eligible for the grant. Sign-up deadline and Group Meet: September 30 after worship in the library.

Sermon TalkBack
September 16, 12:30 – 1:30 PM in Room 100
Do you leave worship with more questions than answers? Do you wish that you had someone to talk to about what you were thinking when you heard the scripture… and then the preacher went in a very different direction? Perhaps the sermon resonated with you in a very personal way and you’d like to share your thoughts. All are invited to gather 15 minutes after the worship service ends to reflect together on the day’s text and sermon. With some questions to guide us, and Pastor Katherine right there with us, we will reflect on the sermon together. Grab a lunch from a local restaurant or bring a bag lunch. Meet in Room 100. If there is interest, we will set more Sermon TalkBack dates.

homeartCreate Art: Home
What are images that remind you of home? How would you express your vision of the concept of home in art? We hope that West Raleigh is a place of comfort and inclusive welcome – a place to belong. West Raleigh members and Presbyterian Campus Ministry students are invited to contribute to a collaborative artwork that honors PCM and will be displayed in the new study and meeting area, Room 100. Find supplies (canvas, brushes, mixing pallets, and paint) in the Student Lounge. Complete instructions will guide you.

Morning Silence
8:30 – 9:30 AM in the Parlor or Room 100.
We gather regularly on the first and third Wednesdays of each month to practice being still in the presence of God. The format is simple: a short reading invites us into two sessions of silence with a brief time for stretching in between.

Presbyterian Women Circles
Presbyterian Women is a wonderful way to develop strong, life-long relationships with women. PW Circles typically meet on the second Monday of the month. All women of the church are welcomed to join. Please contact Moderator Mary Ellen Taylor to join one!

The Fellowship Club
The Fellowship Club, a member of the Golden Year’s Association and sponsored by Raleigh Parks and Recreation, offers programs with guest speakers, activities, and trips for members age 50 or over. This group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May in the Fellowship Hall, at 10:00 a.m. Contact Nancy Rutledge for more information.

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a peaceful and mindful session of yoga every week at 9:30 AM. This class is switching days! Contact Sarah Peters for more information. Cost: $8 with a portion going to support WRPC missions.

Retreat experiences are an important aspect of Christian Formation ministries. Retreats provide two helpful elements: new space –forcing participants out of their routines, and time –extended time to be immersed in a community of faith. This year’s opportunities include:

  • Middle School Presbytery Retreat: October 5 – 7 at Camp Don Lee
  • High School Presbytery Retreat: March 15 – 17 at Camp Willow Run
  • Confirmation Retreat: March 29 – 30, Location TBD
  • BYG (Gr. 3 – 5) Retreat: March 29 – 31 at Camp Agape
  • All-Church Retreat: April 26 - 28 at Hill Forest
  • Massanetta Middle School Youth Conference: TBD (depending on Broad Street trip – see below)
  • Montreat High School Youth Conference: TBD (depending on Broad Street trip – see below)
  • Presbyterian Youth Triennium (high school youth): July 16 – 20 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN

Mission Trip to Broad Street Ministries in Philadelphia

We are planning a week of experiential learning and service to be held next summer, 2019! In addition to worshiping and serving with Broad Street Ministries, we will explore the Presbyterian Church’s heritage. This trip will likely be open to Middle School, High School, and adults. Stay tuned!

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