Fellowship and Celebrate

Chalice copyThis Category will feature a “potpourri” of activities, events and celebrations our congregation experiences throughout the weeks.  Some of these will be at Winchester Avenue Christian Church and others take place outside the church. Our church family is very active and engaged in worship, play, outreach and a myriad of events in church and community. Please feel free to surf the various links within this category and enjoy yourself with us!


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be February 28th in Fellowship Hall. Serving will begin at 6:00 p.m. We will have sausage, gravy and other tasty stuff too.

This is for all ages. Some neat games will be played featuring “pancakes.”

No charge. But a donation basket will be out and the proceeds will go to building up our Youth Programs.



The music department prepares for our weekly worship special music through our Chancel Choir. In addition, the push is on to provide outstanding music, both voice and chime, for our Easter Celebration on April 16th.

Carolyn and Joan have re-written and expanded a choral/chime piece that will be familiar to our musicians so we do not expect long rehearsals in preparation for Easter.

Here are the dates we have established for Chime rehearsals: February 26 @ noon; March 5 @ noon, March 12 @ 9:00 a.m. (because of later board meeting); March 19 @ noon, March 26 @ noon, April 2 @ noon, April 9 @ 9:00 a.m. (If there is a board meeting that day), and on Easter Sunday @ 9:00 a.m. following Sunrise Breakfast. As usual, we will make arrangements to have light lunches or breakfast before our chime rehearsals.

Choral Choir practice is 5:45 pm on Wednesday. We would like to have new folks be a part of our music department for both voice and chime choirs. One of our members, Danielle, will be recovering from surgery. Our prayers are for her.


From Mone Widmeyer, Department Chair

The “new” Christian Ed Team, or committee, met on February 19 after church. With twenty-one in attendance, we discussed a new approach to help with the structuring of the Children and Youth programs for the church. Junior Church will start up again on Sunday, April 2 for ages 4 to 12. This will be a Veggie Tales themed program starting with a snack, then a short cartoon, lesson, and finishing up with a craft and songs. So far we have seven teachers and 12 helpers volunteering to make this a wonderful experience for our younger congregation.

We are also formulating a Teen or Youth Group to meet once a month with an emphasis on issues teens face in today’s society. This will be an open discussion for all teens to share their views and ask questions. Teens will also be given the opportunity to go on outings and help the community through church participation. We have 6 adults signed up to help with this new program.

Ms. Carolyn Manning is heading up a Pancake and Sausage Supper with the help of the Team to raise money for the Children and Youth programs. In celebration of Shrove Tuesday, this is a great effort by all with food, fun, pancake themed games, and fellowship. Scheduled for Feb. 28th at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. There is no cost, just asking for donations of any amount. Come join us. This will definitely be a good time.




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