Sunday, June 27, KWCC will begin to offer both The Table Service (10:00 AM, Fellowship Hall) and Traditions Service (11:15 AM, Sanctuary) once again. Our leadership team has worked tirelessly to prepare and overcome many obstacles to the re-launching of our two services.
Thank you to Ryan Nelson-Paryag for recruiting, coordinating, and overseeing all the volunteers who have stepped up for the A/V team, the final hurdle to make the re-launch a reality. Thank you to all of our volunteers, without you, we wouldn't be the same KWCC.
Worship & Wonder is for children from Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. We invite our young students to join us for Worship & Wonder following the Children's Moment of the worship service, beginning again this Sunday, June 20th. Moving forward, Worship & Wonder will be offered at the Traditions service.
The KWCC Youth Garage Sale was an enormous success, raising more than $1,600!
I had the opportunity to spend some time helping with the garage sale, and it was truly a gift to see our youth as they not only showed up to volunteer on days with record-breaking heat - but to witness the fellowship among them. We worked, sweat, and laughed together preparing for and working the garage sale.
After already working the garage sale for hours, after we had finally called it quits, Chloe Nelson-Paryag wouldn't settle, she called on some friends and went back - raising another $130 for the youth group. We are so proud to call Chloe one of our youth leaders!
Thank You for making this a success Lindy, Chloe, Ryan, and Trent Nelson-Paryag, Denise, Jeff, Rhegan, and Zachery Morris, Anne Amis, Pilar Retamales, Abby and Ashlyn Pollock, Natalie Mount, Zaira Gerardo Rodriguez, and Joshua Donald.
It was another successful (and hot) trip to the Los Fresnos and Brownsville, Texas areas for our KWCC work team. John and Elda Cartwright, Ray Thompson, Dominic Hakim, and I joined with volunteers from First Christian Church of Tyler at the Iglesia Cristiana Ebenezer and the Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries Center (SGSM) to provide some essential reconditioning and maintenance work.
Led by Rev. Feliberto Pereira, a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor, both the church and SGSM center play important "hands-on" roles in serving vulnerable refugee families and asylum seekers at the border.
The ministry supports refugees in five main ways: transportation, room and board, legal aid, spiritual counseling, and the provision of meals. SGSM strives to reunite families who have been separated because of violence once they have received their change of venue and are legally processed.
With our financial support and labor, we are honored to play a small part in this ongoing work to offer compassion to our neighbors at the border. Clearly, this is a ministry that embodies the call of Jesus to provide food, water, clothing, and shelter to the least of these. If you would like to learn more about how to support SGSM, please contact Elda (Felix) Cartwright or the church office.
Final Registration Deadlines
Registration must be 100% complete and paid for by these dates:
This update was released by Disciple Oaks on Saturday, May 29th.