Weekly Announcements

For more information about the following events, please contact the Winter Park office at 910-791-4725.

Lunch & Learn:  Tuesday, 12:00 p.m., Allen Hall – Chicken & Rice

Wednesday Night Supper: Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., Allen Hall – Beef Stew

Ordination for Sharon Smith: All are invited to celebrate with us as we ordain Sharon Smith to the gospel ministry on SATURDAY, March 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Worship Care For Preschoolers: Thank you for serving in Worship Care for Preschoolers next Sunday, March 31: Crystal Bowles, Courtney Lee, Eliza Burgess, Patsy Merritt, Doug & Emma Kaye Thornton.

Youth Silent Auction: Youth Silent Auction will be Sunday, March 24.  You can buy your ticket online. Go to the church website – winterparkbaptist.org – and click on Youth Auction. The youth will be selling tickets after the services in February. The ticket price includes dinner and music from The Imitations. All proceeds from the Youth Silent Auction go towards Youth International Missions supporting our sister church in Costa Rica, Casa del Nuevo Pacto.

CBFNC Annual Gathering: The Annual Gathering for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina is coming up! The gathering will take place Thursday, March 28 thru Friday, March 29 at First Baptist Church in Greensboro. If you are interested in joining the fun, just let Paul know, or check out cbfnc.org for more information.

The Gray Stage of Life: If you missed the program recently or would like to share it with someone, you can view “The Gray Stage of Life” on Facebook or on our church website.  Just go to www.winterparkbaptist.org, then scroll down the page to Latest News.  Under this heading, you will see The Gray Stage of Life.  Then click on this link to see.

Daily Lenten Reading: During Lent, would you like to receive the daily Lenten scriptures each morning on your phone? Join us and the Church universal as we practice the discipline of beginning and ending our day with Jesus. To receive the daily Lenten scriptures, please download the Winter Park App from your app store, then enable push notifications within the App for “Daily Lenten Reading” (Open the App > Tap the Menu Bars > Settings > Notifications > Daily Lenten Reading). For a visual tutorial on how to enable the notifications, please visit: winterparkbaptist.org/lent

Sewing Party to Benefit Foster Pantry:  Saturday, March 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Children’s Center. April Bunn is the hostess and will guide us in making pillowcases to be given to children in local foster care.  Don’t worry about skill level!  This morning will be of special interest to folks going to Costa Rica since the same pattern will be used in the sewing school there. All materials will be provided, but if you have your own machine, bring it!  Contact Allison Lairmore for more details.

Just for Elementary Boys! (Dads are invited, too!) Sleeping with the Fishes at Ft. Fisher Aquarium is April 26-27. Cost is $20.00 a person.  Registration information is outside Allison’s office.  Deadline to register is April 10

Easter Egg Hunt: Egg Hunt is April 19 at Hugh MacRae Park!  We are collecting plastic eggs and candy– preferably eggs that are FILLED with candy!  Donations can be placed in the bin outside Allison’s office.

 WINGS: The WINGS (Women in God’s Service) Ministry has reserved 20 spaces for the Women of Joy Conference in Myrtle Beach on May 3-5, 2019. The cost is $299 a person and includes the conference registration fee, lodging, and transportation. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. Space is limited, and registration is on a first come basis. Please contact the church office if you have any questions.

Deep ImpactKIDS! It’s time to sign up for Deep ImpactKIDS!  This mission adventure for children in grades 3-5 is May 17-19.  The location for our mission trip is Red Springs, NC.  Our mission work will be in Lumberton. What a terrific response to Deep ImpactKIDS registration!  All the spots have been filled.  Please contact Allison Lairmore (allison@winterparkbaptist.org) if you’d like to place your child (grades 3-5) on the waiting list.

Gibson Ave. Food Pantry: Needs: Canned fruit, canned collards, packaged potatoes, Raisin Bran cereal, rice, self-rising flour and sugar.  Thank you Winter Park for helping feed our community.

Recycle Ink and Toner Cartridges:  Please put used toner cartridges and ink cartridges in the collection box located in Allen Hall. The money for recycling these goes to The Baptist Children’s Home. Thank you

Vacation Bible School: Vacation Bible School is June 24-28!   Positions are already filling up!  We are looking for exceptionally creative/talented/gifted folks (that means YOU!) to join the biggest adventure of the summer!  Interested? Contact Allison Lairmore or Shannon Roach for more details!