Monthly Newsletter

June 2024

"Seeing the crowds, He felt compassion for them because they were distressed and dispirited, like sheep without a shepherd.  Then He said to His disciples,
"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest"
Matthew 9:36-38

All hands on deck!What park are you willing to play in the salvation of a soul? What price are you willing to pay to see someone come into the Kingdom of God? What sacrifice are you willing to make to see a sinner brought from death to life? What in your life means to you than someone coming to faith in Jesus? That may sound like a complicated question but all we have to do to answer it is just look around. What is your priority in this life? If it is anything that stays here when you leave then it is a price tag that you are putting on a human soul. A price that you may not be willing to pay.

We as followers of Jesus are called to lay our lives down for the Gospel (Mark 8:35) and in doing that we are joining our Lord on this great plan that He has for this broken and dying world. But in order to do that, we need to follow His lead and view the world how He does. Briefly let me show you from this passage what that looks like.

We need to see what Jesus saw- When you turn on the news, what do you see? War, strife, political divide, enemies, lunatics, politicians, friends? What did Jesus see?  Sheep without a shepherd! They were lost and wandering and broken people. More than that He saw them as distressed and dispirited which are two words that denote the oppression from the outside by the system and the inside by their sin.

Lord give you Your eyes for just one minute.

We need to feel what Jesus felt- Compassion- Jesus felt pity turned into action. We are so oversaturated with news in our culture that I fear we have lost to ability to show compassion. Let yourself enter into the pain of others because there you will find the compulsion to do something. Instead I fear we entertain and occupy ourselves to death because we don't want to feel anything! But there is joy in the fellowship of His Sufferings! 

We need to apply what Jesus applied – Jesus new that these sheep were headed somewhere. Harvest! I know we often hear that explained as people coming to Christ, but think that through with me. If a sheep is heading to harvest is that a good thing or bad thing? Bad for sure. In fact, Matthew only uses that phrase to refer to the coming Judgment. Jesus was saying that without intervention, these lost and wandering and broken and sinful sheep are headed for destruction. Unless someone will intervene. So He calls us to “Beg” God to send in laborers to intervene in the lives of these wandering sheep.

Never forget, beloved, that every person is going to spend eternity either in Heaven with God or in Hell apart from Him and THE ONLY DETERMINING factor is their response to Jesus Christ!

We need be willing to let Jesus do what He wants to do through us – Follow this text into Matthew 10 and you will find that the very ones who were told to pray, became the answer to that prayer. Jesus had them pray so they would be willing to be used. You see prayer is great, but prayer is NO substitute for obedience. Prayer is the way we open ourselves up and ask what God would have US to do!

So as we as WBC and as individual members of it head into the summer months, let us never forget that these times are full of opportunities to intervene in the lives of the wandering sheep around us for the Gospel!

As we prepare for VBS, summer camps and many other things, please remember why we do them and what we need to do with them! Yes these will be absolutely fun and exciting times. I am convinced that God’s work is often fun and exciting! But these are also times that God will use us to bring the life giving, life-transforming message of Hope to people. So Pray, please pray. And obey, please obey! Souls are counting on us to intervene.

One final challenge! As you pray, be willing to become the answer to that prayer. Remember, don’t remind God of what you aren’t capable of. He already knows that. Instead, ask Him what He could do with what you DO have! And watch Him work!

Laboring with You, 

Pastor Brandon



       

Dates to Remember: June

  • Saturday, June 1st: Men's Meeting 8am-10am
  • Sunday, June 2nd: Deacon's Meeting 2pm
  • Sunday, June 2nd: Graduation Sunday 11am
  • Sunday, June 2nd: Trivia Night Fundraiser for HWY 109 Youth, 5pm
  • Wednesday, June 5th: Food Pantry, 4-6pm / WOM Meeting 6pm / Kingdom Kids Meal 
  • Sunday, June 9th: VBS Meeting following 11am service
  • Tuesday, June 11th: Friendly Club Event 10am
  • Wednesday, June 12th: VBS Decorating Night
  • Friday, June 13th: Ladies Bible Study 7pm
  • Sunday, June 16th: Donuts with Grownups 10am
  • June 17-21: Vacation Bible School
  • June 26-29: Pastor Brandon out of town
  • June 28 & 29: Yard Sale

Wednesday Night  in the Fellowship Hall

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a Meal & Bible Study
Kingdom Kids: June 5th

NOTE: There will be no Wednesday Night meals after June 5th until September.
Check Ins for June:
Week of:
May 5th
May 12th
May 19th
May 26th
Morning Worship:
232
235
174
183
Sunday School:
78
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52
78
Tithes:
$ -----------------
$ 9931.83
$ 5228.54
$ 7660.08
Altar Flower Sign Ups are in the hall by the little lambs nursery. Please let the office know if you would like a special recognition to be put in the bulletins by the Wednesday before your flowers will be on the altar. You can also sign up by clicking the link below to email the office. Please note that the date you request may already be taken, the office will let you know. IF you are having flowers delivered they must be delivered by that Friday between 8:30am and 11:30am.

Deacons Service for June

Week of the 2nd  ~ Brandon Swaim
Week of the 9th ~ Mike Williams
Week of the 16th ~ Cody Clay
Week of the 23rd ~ Brandon Griggs
Week of the 30th ~ Jeff Beasley

Getting Involved

All Believers are created, gifted and mandated to serve. It is our desire here at WBC to help you find your place in the body of Christ. WBC has many opportunities come up throughout the year where we need a few extra hands and donations to help with services and other volunteer work. Descriptions of our ministries and missions are linked just above. Below you will find links to our community events coming up soon that could use some help.  For monetary gifts please scroll up to the top of the page and click on the Give link.
If you would like to sign up to help with any of our opportunities or any of our ministries please fill out the “Volunteer Contact Form” by clicking on the button below that says Volunteer.

Giving Opportunities:
We have many opportunities to help the community and one way is by donations. This helps support our many ministries, as well as, our out-reach programs. From item donations to monetary donations, we work to help our local community thrive by spreading the help and the gospel. In addition to your tithes you can get involved  financially with our ministries by donating at any   service, mail in, or online to the ministry or mission of your choice. Just mark that additional envelope with the name of the ministry or mission or select that ministry or mission when giving online. Extra Envelopes are available in the Vestibule. If mailing in please clearly write your   ministry or mission of choice in the note section of your check or include a note with your donation.

Click the link with the event you are interested in to find out more information and how to get involved. If you are interested in helping around the church but don't know what you would like to help with please click the Volunteer link below and fill out the volunteer form so we can help you with information.
Currently we are looking for VBS along with our normal volunteer opportunities. For VBS please click the VBS link below for all others click Volunteer.
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Volunteer Opportunity: Crisis Meal Committee
The Crisis Meal Committee Ministry is reaching out to compile a list of volunteers. They are looking for people who will be interested in donating a food or drink item when crisis arises like funerals or sicknesses. If you feel like this is something you can do, even from time to time, please select the volunteer button below and fill out the information.

WBC Members

Gary & Gloria Adamczyk
Peggy Adams
Ronnie & Carol Beck
Sally Boger
Betty Burns
Mable Choate
Arthur & Beverly Dale   
Max & Orilee Evington
Gary Hassell 
Martha Jenkins
Ron Mabe
Mary Ann Motsinger
Steve Motsinger
Roger Norris
Barbara Quin
Van & Donna Reece
Joann Roumillat
Lib Staley
Wayne Thomas
Grace Williard

Assisted Living & Homebound Members

Tom Gallimore
Lynn Whitman
Genene Watson
Sandra Yokeley

Our Friends and Loved Ones

Charles and Ginger Duke ~ Friends of Rocky Rothrock
Jackie Holder ~ Mother of Nick Holder
Gary Hilton ~ Friend of Becky Dale
Carol Lane ~ Sister of Bonnie Thomas
 Mary Ann Motsinger’s Friends
DeeDee Cantrell ~ Friend of Brenda Swaim
The Father of John Everhart
Arlene Roberts ~ Friend of Ashley Reynolds
Brad Wilkes ~ Friend of Mary Ann Motsinger
Blaine Money ~ Brother of Janice Money
Audrey Traynham ~ Sister of Rocky Rothrock
Marty Harrelson ~ Sister of Ann Martin
Tanya Huie ~ Friend of WBC
Jordan Smith ~ Family of Valinda Hensley
Michael Underwood ~ Nephew of Martha    Jenkins
Monica Cortez ~ Friend of WBC
Todd Parsons ~ Coworker of Jean Barneycastle
Jackie Goble ~ Coworker of Jean Barneycastle
Jimmy Merritt ~ Friend of Jean Barneycastle

Ministries & Missions ~ Click on the pictures to check out this month's letters from the ministry leaders.

Baptist Men ~ Men of All Ages
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WOM ~ Women of All Ages
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Senior Citizens Ministry ~ Senior Friendly Club
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Community Outreach & Missions
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Hwy 109 Youth ~ Middle through High School Students
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Little Lambs ~ Nursery
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Shining Stars ~ Preschool
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Kingdom Kids ~ Elementary School Age. Click on the picture to find out more

Reminders of Upcoming and On Going Events

*Sowing Seeds Ministry: Used Bible and Christian Literature Collection. Boxes at all entrances. Contact Tim Coe for more information.

2024 Couple’s retreat: Mark your calendars for September 20-21. 
We will be heading back to the mountains for our annual couple’s retreat.  Food, camping, kayaking and just getting away for a time of rest and refreshment.  If you are interested in attending then please see Pastor Brandon.

Baptist Men Meeting at 8am on Saturday, May 4th, men of all ages invited, breakfast, fellowship and bible study.

VBS Reminders:
If you are interested in helping out with VBS (June 17-21) Please see Kendra Wolfe.
*The next pre-VBS event will be an all hands volunteer meeting on Sunday, June 9th,  following the 11am service in the Fellowship Hall.
*We will have a VBS decoration night on Wednesday, June 12th, beginning at 5:30pm, there will be no regular      Wednesday evening service this night.
*VBS will be Monday, June 17th, to Friday, June 21st.  Monday-Thursday Schedule will be 5-5:45pm Dinner 5:45-8:30am VBS
Friday will be Family Night.

Mother’s Day May 12th - no Sunday school. Join us for a time of refreshments and fellowship at 10 in the fellowship hall- Muffins in the Morning.

If you have a graduating senior (high school or college) please let us know as soon as possible so we can get them into our honoring seniors information. You can contact the office or Pastor JC

We have cookbooks left over from our presale in limited amount. If you are interested in purchasing one please see Kristal Williams or Carol   Tilley, they are $20 each.

Meet the Church Staff

Click any picture to see more information on the WBC Staff

Brandon Wolfe

Pastor & Teacher

JC Bentley

Youth Pastor

Ron Mabe

Music Director and Pianist
Church office hours are Monday - Thursday: 8:30am-2:30pm and Friday: 8:30am-11:30am If you need to reach the office please call 336-769-2422
Click on Mission and Vision Statements to learn more about the Church.