News, announcements,
and a word of encouragement.
Friends,

I went on a bike ride Tuesday with my youngest daughter through the canyons near our house that burned during last year’s fires. In some places, charred trees line the trails. In others, there are bushes that survived and tiny new trees breaking through the ground. Reminders of the past, right next to evidence of survival and new life. 

This week, our entire community is remembering the tragedies of last November. The resilience that our faith communities, schools, local businesses, and neighborhoods have shown over the last year is encouraging. It’s a reminder that God is working at all times, in all things, and through all kinds of people. 

While this season’s winds stirred up memories of last year, we celebrated our fifty-first anniversary last Sunday, and what a GREAT celebration we had! A BIG thank you is in order to Sheryl Brownfield, who planned our party, and to all those who helped to set up the front lawn for such a fun day. We celebrated the past, and introduced our direction for the future. You can read about our renewed vision here, and can email the office to join in on one of our Vision2020 “Coffee Talks.”

This Sunday, we’re continuing our “Season of Giving” sermon series. We’ll honor veterans, pray for all those affected by last year’s tragedies, and celebrate what God is doing in our life together. I look forward to seeing you at 9:30am in the sanctuary or 11:15am in the Fellowship Center! 

Journeying with you,
Pastor Dave
Habitat Workday - Seminole Springs
Saturday, November 23, 8:30am - 3pm
During last November’s Woolsey Fire, one of the hardest hit spots was the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park (near Malibu Creek State Park). Habitat for Humanity is working to restore and repair damaged homes, and our Presbytery is invited to be part of a workday. Volunteers will prep for exterior painting, do the actual painting, and help with some landscape work. Volunteers must be 16 years or older. If you can help, please contact Kenna Ledbetter, kledbetter@habitatla.org
Thank you!
Three ways to help provide a local needy family with a Thanksgiving dinner:
  • Give a donation using the Thanksgiving envelopes in the pew racks
  • Decorate food boxes, Tuesday, November 12, 4:30pm
  • Come to the Sunday services on November 24 - we will fill boxes with food items!
Thank you!
Job Openings
WPC is currently accepting applications for the following part-time positions. If you or someone you know is interested in obtaining more information or in applying, you are encouraged to:
(a) Go to the WPC website www.wpcwestlake.org to view a detailed description of the job (bottom of home page, under Job Openings)
(b) Speak directly with Terry Monahan or Pastor Dave in the church office
(c) Send a resume directly to:  sendresumes@wpcwestlake.org     
All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.
 
Interim Children’s Education and Activities Leader
Paid position, January-June 2020, 12-15 hours/week
Primary hours: Sunday mornings, Tuesday afternoons 
Primary responsibilities: 
1. Work hands-on with elementary age children and their families for Sunday School and Kids Fellowship Club
2. Administrate Vacation Bible School, last week of June.

Early Childhood Care Coordinator
Paid position, 6-8 hours/week
Primary hours: Sunday mornings, Friday mornings 
Primary responsibilities: 
1.  Administer developmentally appropriate programming and childcare that meets the needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families
2.  Develop a team of volunteers and paid childcare workers to assist in nurturing young children.

Kitchen Coordinator
Paid position, 6 hours/week
Primary hours: Sunday mornings 
Primary responsibilities: 
1. Coordinate Sunday morning coffee service
2. Oversee operation of kitchen facilities
3. Train volunteers in kitchen use, ensuring proper food handling practices
4. Maintain safe and sanitary conditions of facility and equipment.
Cyber Safety: Tech & Kids
November 13 & 14 - 9am
With Agent Sandy Cornils
of Homeland Security
All parents are invited to a forum on navigating technology today with children: cyberbullying, gaming, smart phones, social media/apps, online conduct, and resources for parents. Come to the Courtside Room (inside Fellowship Center) with your questions and topics. Sponsored by the WPC Preschool - open to all adults. Please do not bring children to this presentation.
Digging Deeper Questions for November 10 Sermon
  1. Can you think of an extremely talented team (sports, orchestra/band/choir, company/organization)? What is it about that team that stands out?
  2. What, if anything, is the difference between a spiritual gift and a “natural talent”?
  3. How does a person go about discovering their spiritual gifts and talents? How does a person go about developing those spiritual gifts and talents?
  4. Read through 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 and Ephesians 4:7-16. What are some of the spiritual gifts listed in each passage? According to Paul, why are God’s people given these gifts (i.e. what is their purpose?)?
Friday, November 8
9:15am A Moment for Moms - Oakside
12pm AA - Community Outreach Center
8 pm   AA - Sanctuary
Saturday, November 9
8:30 AA - Community Outreach Center
9am Outdoor Classroom Conference - Fellowship Center
10am Al-Anon - Community Outreach Center
6pm AA - Community Outreach Center
Sunday, November 10
9:30am Worship Service - Sanctuary
10:30 Coffee Hour - Courtyard
11:15am Worship Service - Fellowship Center
6pm High School youth group (SYF) - Youth Center
Monday, November 11 - Office closed for Veteran's Day
12 pm AA - Community Outreach Center
1pm Monday Bible Study - Library
7pm Boy Scout Troop 485 - Community Outreach Center; Stephen Ministry - Oakside
Tuesday, November 12
9:30am La Leche League - Oakside
4pm Property committee - Trailer
4:30pm Thanksgiving Box Decorating - Fellowship Center; ACF committee - Library
6pm Middle school youth group (JYF) - Youth Center
7:30pm GA - Community Outreach Center
Wednesday, November 13
9am Cyber Safety: Tech and Kids - Courtside Room
9:30am Koffee Klatch - Oakside
11am Worship planning - Library
4:30pm AA - Oakside
6pm Shelter Meal - Community Outreach Center
7 pm AA - Balcony Room; Women on Wednesday - Library
7pm CNA (High School Youth) - Offsite
Thursday, November 14
9am Cyber Safety: Tech and Kids - Courtside Room
2pm CVYO - Fellowship Center
7pm AA - Community Outreach Center
7:30pm Choir rehearsal - Choir room; GA - Youth Lounge
Friday, November 15
9:15am A Moment for Moms - Oakside
12pm AA - Community Outreach Center
8 pm   AA - Sanctuary
Saturday, November 16
8:30 AA - Community Outreach Center
9am Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room
10am Al-Anon - Community Outreach Center
6pm AA - Community Outreach Center
Sunday, November 17
9:30am Worship Service - Sanctuary
10:30 Coffee Hour - Courtyard
11:15am Worship Service - Fellowship Center
11:30 Coffee Talk - Choir Loft
6pm High School youth group (SYF) - Youth Center

Sunday Morning Schedule:
9:30 Traditional Service, Sanctuary
Sunday school, Classrooms
10:30 Coffee hour, Courtyard
11:15 Contemporary Service, Fellowship Center
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