From the Pastor

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our November food drive helped provide Thanksgiving meals for 98 families!

Mahalo to the Cabatingans for another beautiful Thanksgiving Sunday display!

Dear Friends,

November has come and gone like a thief in the night. We are poised to celebrate Thanksgiving in our unique ways, and Advent, the season of anticipation and hope, is upon us. I want to take a moment to thank the WCC family for embracing our November food drive, the proceeds of which have been delivered to 98 families, including many single-parent households. You all rock.

We hold all those who are traveling this week in prayer, as well as those for whom this season is touched by grief. Let's stay connected with one another as the busyness increases, and remember to take time for rest, prayer, and being present throughout the holidays. Try taking five minutes in a quiet place to focus on your breathing. It can do wonders for your mind, body, and spirit.

This weekend we begin our celebrations of Advent: On Saturday, Nov. 30, join us at 10:00 am at the church to decorate for the season. Our worship this Sunday, Dec. 1, will begin by hanging the last of the greens and lighting the Christmas tree. Each week we will continue on a theme of "Waiting Well," culminating in our Christmas Eve service at 7:00 pm. Let us walk this path of Advent together, looking forward to the light of Christ comes "through the tender mercy of our God, when the day shall dawn upon us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace" (Luke 1.78-89).