From the Human Relations Ministry: Applications for Director of Ministry Search Committee Now Available
We are ready to begin our search for a permanent Director of Music Ministries for Woods Church. We are currently seeking members of Woods to make up the Director of Music Ministries Search Committee. We recognize the vital importance of this position in our church’s life and while it will not be possible for everyone who applies to be selected for the committee we covenant to prayerfully consider each application toward the goals of giving glory to God and creating a search committee that will balance and represent the music and worship needs of our whole congregation. If you would like to be a part of the search committee please pick up an application in the church office. Application deadline is August 31.
Summer Celebration Sunday School Program has begun
Our Summer Sunday School schedule for children from infancy through 5th grade has four classes and will be offered during the 9:30 hour:
Cribbery (Room 110)
2's - 3's (Room 112)
4's - completed Kindergarten (Room 107)
Completed 1st - 5th grade (Zimmerman Hall following the children's moment in the sanctuary).
Summer Bible stories for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten will focus on the theme "God Loves Me", while older children willd delve into passages that tell of the "13 Very Bad Days and How God Fixed Them". Nursery care only will be offered during the 8:00 and 11:00 services; we encourage families to worship together!
Please consider taking an active role in passing the faith onto the children of Woods. We are still looking for volunteers to teach in our classes this summer. Look for the sign-in tables this week, both upstairs and in the downstairs education wing, or contact Pam Fusting.
Summer Family Choir
Bring your joyful voice and plenty of spirit to sign with the 9:30 a.m. service Summer Family Choir! Rehearsals begin at 8:40 a.m. in Choir Room #502.
The Session is pleased to call a congregational meeting Sunday, August 17 at Noon for the purpose of hearing the report of the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee for the position of Associate Pastor for Education, Small Groups and Young Adults. On that day they will introduce The Rev. Brandon Frick to our Woods Family. Please join in worship on Sunday to hear Brandon preach and stay for the Congregational meeting at Noon.
Blessing of Educators
Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church will honor and bless educators during the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services on Sunday, AUgust 24. Teachers, principals and other educators from the congregation and from local schools are invited to either service to both worship God and to affirm the common cause between people of faith and educators. There will be a reception between the services from 10:30 until 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the church.
Sponsor a Child - Back to School Supplies
Remember the excitement of the first day of school? Your new notebooks, pencils and backpack? Help a child in need be prepared and ready to learn this school year. Woods is sponsoring 132 students from Glen Burnie Park Elementary School again and needs your support. On average, school supplies cost between $50 and $75, depending upon the child's grade in school. Beginning this Sunday, July 13, and continuing for the next 4 Sundays (July 13, 20, 27 and August 3), pick up a child's supply card at the Missions Table in Fellowship Hall after worship. All backpacks and supplies must be returned by Sunday, August 10. We also need volunteers on Wednesday, August 13, to pack and deliver the backpacks. Questions? Contact Dory Mondor.
Prayer Shawl Dedication
Join us on Sunday, September 14 for a Prayer Shawl Dedication Ceremony. During the dedication, add your personal blessings to the shawls knowing that they will become instruments of peace – enfolding others in comfort and strength.
Faithful Families Kick Off for Youth, Children and Families
We are having our BIG Faithful Families kick off on September 14 at 6:00 p.m. this year. All families with youth and/or children are invited to attend as there will be food, games and fellowship. At this event you will receive important information on how your children, youth and parents can grow in faith together this year at Woods. We hope to see everyone there!