Did You Know…

Often in an active, mid-size and larger church, so many things are happening, it’s hard for everyone to know about and keep track of them all.  Yet these things are worth knowing about and celebrating.  This space has been created to keep all who are interested updated about all these good things.   This is just a sampling, listed in order, most recent first.  Scroll on down and see all the WFMC community is doing in our neighborhoods and towns…and celebrate God’s goodness!

So…did you know…

2/22/18   …that VBS painting gets started in February by artistic teens and adults? 

2/20/18   …that our After-school Reading Tutoring for teacher-selected Wilmore Elementary Students gets under way in just a couple weeks?

2/6/18   …that we’ve given School Outreach Funds to a local elementary school and with those funds, they have been able to:  provide a gas card for a parent to get to a job interview; provide a gas card for a grandparent to take child to an extra curricular activity; help several families with things like heat bills, and winter clothes and shoes for school?

2/6/18   …that Tim Tennant will be our speaker for this year’s revival services, March 4 – 7?

2/3/18   …that within our youth group is a Set Free Movement (championing the cause of freedom) group, led entirely by students?

1/31/18   …that the youth ministry goes on a ski trip each year, and this year 13 students attended, many skiing for the first time?

1/31/18   …that the gym is open most Saturdays from 3-5pm for the youth to play and hang out together?

1/31/18   …that this year we are sending more than a dozen teens around the world to participate in global missions?

1/30/18   …that parents and volunteers prepare and serve dinner to around 90 teens and adult leaders each Wednesday during the school year?

1/29/18   …that more than 40 students gather each week on Tuesday mornings, before school, to pray together?

1/24/18   …that our church is sending a 13-member mission team to Paraguay at the end of March, and 7 of the team are high school students?  Would you commit to praying for them? Ryan P., Elizabeth B., Melody B., Jessie T., Josiah S., Anna B., and Christina R.

1/22/18   …that over 50 teens went ice skating at their Fun Friday last weekend…and all came home uninjured?

1/20/18   …that WFMC is trying to put together a reading ministry focusing on elementary students at Wilmore Elementary School who need a little extra help learning to read?

1/15/18   …that over 75 Prime Timers (seniors) met for the annual Christmas potluck dinner at the “Metcalf Dining Room” last month?

1/9/18   …that our youth ministry regularly ministers to residents of Diversi-care and Thomson Hood care centers?

1/8/18   …that 28 new families began attending WFMC in 2017?

1/5/18   …that our benevolence ministry helped pay for funeral arrangements for the son of a family in crisis, and helped with the expenses of a family who lost their home to fire over the Christmas season?

12/31/17   …that the WFMC Benevolence Fund helped with the funeral expenses of a family in the county who lost two loved ones within one week?  Contact the office for information or to volunteer.

12/31/17   …WFMC blessed a family by surprising them by paying for the meal supplies for a birthday party of a lady in the late stages of cancer?

12/21/17   …that 50 +/- Chinese nationals will be joining us in our 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service?

12/20/17   …that a group of women meet weekly, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 5:20-6:05 a.m. to walk in Bldg C and listen to God’s word? Since starting in August 2017, the AM Ramblers have listened to the entire New Testament, Esther, Job, Psalms, and Proverbs.

12/18/17   …that there are giant sized Hershey candy bars (with evangelistic cards attached) available in the foyer for you to take as an outreach tool to doctors appointments, schools, banks – wherever you go on a typical day?

12/17/17   …that nine groups totaling about 100 people caroled at 45 different homes of our shut-in church members in Wilmore, Nicholasville and Lexington tonight?

12/15/17   …that just today, our Benevolence ministry granted: $2,000.00 to help with overseas adoption costs, $500.00 to help settle a refugee family into a new home, and $2,600.00 to pay for a much needed wheelchair repair?

12/13/17   …that 26 pints of blood were donated through the Central Kentucky Blood Center blood drive, held in our foyer, today?

12/13/17   …that dozens of our outreach books (and especially children’s Bibles) were distributed at Friendship International ministry to international women in Lexington by involved church members?  They had to come back and take a second load!

12/12/17   …that we’re planning training sessions for all interested in the the Prevention of and Responses to Violence in Churches for this coming February?  We’ll announce dates very soon.

12/12/17   …that our youth collected boxes of needed donations for the veterans at Thomson Hood Center this week?

12/10/17   …that literally dozens of people have written dozens of checks and offerings to the Community Service Center of Wilmore and High Bridge (via our Angel Tree) toward the purchase of their new van?

12/6/17   …that the youth group wrapped and decorated Christmas gifts for every student at Jessamine County Head Start?

…that the 5-10 teens plus leaders visit Thomson-Hood Veterans Center and Diversicare Center each week?

…that a group of WFMC teens package approximately 40 bags bags of food supplies for distribution in Jessamine Early Learning Village and Wilmore Elementary School’s Food For Kids Programs each week?

…that the WFMC youth group has been sponsoring a young man named Alfred from Uganda for almost 9 years?

 

 

 

12/6/17   …that hundreds of books, children and adult, have been taken from the church foyer for outreach purposes this Christmas…and there are still plenty left for you to take and give to those you know who need Jesus?

12/5/17   …that WFMC is sending a 13-member team to Paraguay, leaving March 28th, to assist Andy and Lizet Bowen in their work there?

12/4/17    …that our School Outreach Team Leader visited every Family Resource Center in every school in Jessamine County to offer assistance in light of the budgetary freeze at the state level and has awarded, through our Benevolence Team, $500.00 to the Family Resource Center at Rosenwald-Dunbar to help supply their children with hygiene, food and clothing products?

12/3/17   …that Christmas nativity sets from all around the world (on loan from church members) are now featured in the foyer display case?

12/2/17   …that we have a very successful Bible Quiz team of 18 teens that travel most weekends during the school year quizzing against teams from other Free Methodist churches in Indiana?

12/2/17   …that, thanks to Outreach Team Leader Craig Saunders and a group of 30 volunteers, over 800 cups of hot chocolate and several hundred Christmas/outreach-oriented books were given away in Jesus’ name at the Wilmore Old Fashioned Christmas?

11/30/17   …that there is a group (that you can join by contacting the church office) called the “Ezers” that come to the church when available and needed to do misc. office work, and that yesterday, November 29, a group of five “ezers” labeled nearly 1000 books for the upcoming outreaches?

11/29/17  …that over 30 WFMC bakers donated over one thousand cookies that were given today in Jesus’ name to the employees of the Jessamine County School Bus garage, the Jessamine County Schools Administration staff, the Jessamine County Technical School faculty and staff, the Wilmore City Hall employees, the Providence School employees and to the Wilmore Public Utilities department?

11/28/17   …that most years, WFMC publishes our own Advent and Lenten Devotional Guides, written by WFMC attendees and edited and assembled by Martha Sparks?

11/28/17  …that WFMC helps prayerfully and financially support fifteen international missionaries and mission organizations and 20 local mission agencies?

11/28/17  …that WFMC Youth created and mailed Christmas cards to all our military personnel?

11/27/17  …that WFMC provided Berenstain Bible books for over 65 students at Jessamine County Headstart?

…that WFMC recently purchased a furnace for local home?

…that WFMC recently purchased eight coats for children who attend Jessamine County Headstart?

…that every week during public school, WFMC provides approximately 40 Food for Kids packages weekly to Jessamine Early Learning Village and Wilmore Elementary School?

…that WFMC provides worship services weekly for the Diversicare Center in Nicholasville?  (Contact Chris Wittenberg to help with this ministry.)

…that WFMC provides a monthly devotional times/Bible study for Jessamine County Senior Adult Day Care?

…WFMC provides monthly worship services to Jessamine County Detention Center?

…WFMC provides bi-monthly worship service to Jessamine County Homeless Coalition?

…WFMC provides weekly Bible Study to the Jessamine County Homeless Coalition?