March Minute for Mission
Our church is a longtime supporter of Faith Connections on Mental Illness (FCMI). The March Minute for Mission will be in support of FCMI. FCMI holds its annual conference at St. Thomas More Church in Chapel Hill on April 1. The keynote speaker is Rev. Gary Nelson, author of the book, A Relentless Hope: Surviving the Storm of Teen Depression. More information on the conference and the book will be forthcoming. If you are interested in gathering for a discussion of this important easy read book, contact Ralph McCoy.
March Mission Baskets
We’re collecting children’s books for Book Harvest. Place new and gently used children’s books in the baskets in the fellowship hall and side foyer. Questions? Contact Susan Brooks.
Durham CAN Public Assembly – Sunday, March 13
WSBC members are invited to attend the Durham CAN (Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods) Public Assembly of Delegates to be held on Sunday, March 13 (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.) at Saint Phillips Episcopal Church, 403 E. Main Street. Candidates for elected office will be asked to respond to CAN’s vision on affordable housing, education funding, opportunities for youth and job training/wages. For more information contact Bob Kruhm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSBC Habitat House Completed!
The most recent WSBC Habitat House at 107 Robertson Street is complete! Thanks to all who volunteered. The dedication is March 19 at 3 p.m. We hope many WS members will be present for this event! Thanks to Steve Booth who has served as WS coordinator for this mission.
Work Begins on Glen Langstaff Habitat Home
WS member Fran Langstaff is making possible a Habitat Home in memory of her son Glen Langstaff. The construction takes place at 113 N. Maple Street, Durham. Please speak with Fran or Steve Booth if you can work a shift or more. Fran also wishes to thank all of the WattsStreeters who attended the blessing and kick-off. She sincerely appreciates the love and support she felt.
Watts Street on Mission! – Saturday, May 21
Mark your calendars for a dynamic, inter-generational, congregation-wide, hands-on day of service. Our Watts Street Mission Groups are currently submitting project ideas (due to Ginny Wiggins by March 21) and we are excited about the opportunity to “use our gifts to serve God and neighbor.” You can sign up for a project beginning April 24 (at the Beach Retreat). Stay tuned for more info!