April Missions Baskets
The mission baskets in the side foyer and the Fellowship Hall collect donations for Reality Ministries. Items needed: paper plates (dinner size), paper bowls, paper napkins, plastic cups, envelopes, copy paper (white), color copy paper, stamps, canister/storage containers (for items like sugar, flour cornmeal, etc.), dishwashing soap, dishwasher detergent, sponges, Lysol wipes, markers, crayons, and colored pencils. Contact Bill McCraw (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
April Minute for Mission
On April 9, Ralph McCoy will present the Minute for Mission on behalf of Faith Connections on Mental Illness (FCOMI). WSBC has long supported FCOMI, a Triangle based group providing advocacy, education and support related to mental illness. Each year FCOMI hosts a widely-attended conference for health care professionals and the general public. A Monthly meeting of FCOMI is held on the third Friday of each month at St. Thomas More Church in Chapel Hill. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. Information can be found at faithconnectionsonmentalillness.org or by contacting Ralph McCoy (email@example.com).
Durham CAN Public Assembly
WSBC members are invited to attend the Durham CAN (Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods) Public Assembly of Delegates to be held on Monday, April 24 (7:00– 8:30 p.m.) at Monument of Faith Church, 900 Simmons Street, Durham. Public officials and department heads will be asked to affirm CAN’s initiatives on affordable housing, immigration and job training/wages. For more information contact Bob Kruhm (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Meals on Wheels Day
The WSBC Missions Committee and Senior Adult Coordinating Council announce another opportunity for Watts Street to help assemble and pack meals at Meals on Wheels of Durham. The next MOW event is Tuesday, April 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. All ages are welcome to participate. We carpool at 8:00 a.m. from the Urban Avenue parking lot to the MOW facility at 2522 Ross Road. Please RSVP to Bob Kruhm at email@example.com or call the church office to sign up.
Watts Street on Mission is Saturday, May 20!
“Watts Street on Mission” is a dynamic, intergenerational, congregation-wide, hands-on day of service working through our ongoing Mission Groups and Mission Partners. At this writing, our project list is being finalized. You can sign up for a project beginning April 30 (at the Beach Retreat). We invite all Watts Streeters to participate as we “use our gifts to serve God and neighbor”!