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Now on Registrations- Creeper Trail Serve Team, Love of Strangers Workshop, EFIA Food Pantry, Care in Action, First Step Class (Abingdon campus); Students: CIY Move 2018, King's Island Trip, Passion 2019
Serve In the Community
Faith in Action FOOD BANK
April collection- Canned vegetables. Donations can be left in the round bins in the foyer of the Children & Student Center.
EFIA Food Pantry - WHCC and other local Churches staff the Stone Soup Food Pantry on a rotation. WHCC is scheduled to serve the week of April 23rd. Both day and evening shifts are available to serve. The only training needed is for those who wish to work check-in and it is provided at the Food Pantry as needed. For more information or to register, visit here or the WHCC APP.
Bag Ladies are a group of ladies who join together to double bag grocery bags for EFIA Food Bank. If you're available and would like to join these ladies in their service, come to WHCC on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 10 am.
CIY Move 2018
Move is more than just another conference or camp. Move is an experience! We strive for students to go Beyond the Event by committing to become Kingdom Workers.
CIY is open to all incoming 9th grade (current 8th graders) - 2018 graduating 12th grade students. Early registration is extremely important because the event sells out very early. Please register and make your $100 deposit ASAP so we can secure an appropriate number of spots. Due to the deadlines by CIY, registration including the deposit of $100 is due no later than April 30th. Cancellations after April 30th will only result in a refund if someone is found to fill the vacated spot.
You are welcome to make payments toward CIY between now and May 11th. The full $300 balance and all forms are due no later than May 11, 2018. To ensure you have a spot, please pay and register as early as possible. After the April 30th registration date there will likely be no extra availability. Any questions may be directed to Philip Wines at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-628-8659. You can register here.
Love of Strangers workshop
Join us at the Abingdon campus for the Love of Strangers Workshop on Saturday, April 21st. This workshop is to help us understand that we all share the biblical responsibility of hospitality and God's expectation for us to love our community. This workshop is for everyone and by attending you are not obligating yourself to be on the hospitality team. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. Dave Hileman from Waypoint Church Partners will be teaching the workshop. There is no cost for the workshop. Please register here, on the WHCC website or APP.
Creeper Trail Serve Team
The Creeper Trail Serve Team event, originally scheduled to be part of the Community Serve Day on March 24th, was postponed due to inclement weather. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 21st at 1:00 p.m. We want to make the event even better than it would have been. We'll still hand out bottles of cold water, but also have games for the family, face paining for kids, & more. It will be an opportunity for members of the church family to connect with members of the community to invite them to church or share their faith as God leads. We need to enlarge our team to make it all happen, so we have a place for you, even if you already served at one of the other team events. Please register here, on the WHCC website or APP.
First Step (Abingdon campus)
If you are interested in learning more about the history, beliefs, practices, and missions of WHCC, then this class is for you. Pastors Paul, Roger, and Lee will be teaching a First Step class on Sunday, May 6th (Abingdon campus). A meal will be provided and childcare is available upon request. Class length is 2 hours. First Step serves as WHCC's membership class, however, taking First Step does not obligate you to membership. To register, visit the WHCC APP or register here.
Care in action
Living alone can be tough for anyone, especially seniors. Some don't have family nearby to check on them, and they worry that if they run short of food, medicine, fall, or suffer a medical emergency and can't get to the phone to seek help, no one will know.
Our Washington County Sheriff says there is a growing senior population that is expected to reach 65 millon nationwide by 2025. Already, nearly half of women age 75 and older live alone.
Woodland Hills Christian Church is enacting a pilot program whereby seniors who live alone can receive a regularly-scheduled phone call.
There are numerous testimonies that programs like this save lives. One example is that of a volunteer who could not get an answer by phone from an 86-year-old woman. A volunteer went to the home and noticed her mail had been piling up. They contacted the police department and a deputy climbed through an open window to find the woman on the floor, severely dehydrated.
Our immediate need is for volunteers who possess the "human touch" and who are willing to dial up a senior and talk to them one-on-one. As a volunteer, you could be the only person some senior talks to that week.
For more information or to register, visit the APP or here.
Mountain States Hospice is seeking compassionate, caring individuals who would like to bring love and care into the lives of the terminally ill and their families.
Training and flexible hours are available to work around your schedule. Volunteering for Hospice is a very rewarding experience. A small amount of your time would mean so much to a needing family! Volunteers can work in a Hospice office or sit with hospice patients in Washington County and Russell County. For more information or to sign up, please call or email Roger Phelps: email@example.com, phone: 276-628-8659.