Additional Worship Opportunities

World Communion Afternoon Service
On the first Sunday in October we join with Christian communities around the world and celebrate our unity in Christ. We offer a communion service open to all, and on that Sunday afternoon, we particularly welcome older adults and anyone who may not be able to attend worship on Sunday mornings.

Join us Sunday, October 5, for World Communion Sunday. There will be a special service at 2:30 p.m. in the sanctuary with a light reception following in Jane Bell Gathering Space.

For more details, contact Judy Pidcock at 919-834-3425, ext. 238.

Blessing of the Animals
Join Us for Our Fourth Annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Carol Copeland Courtyard. All of God’s creatures, pets and their people, are welcome. It is asked that dogs be on a leash and that other animals be in carriers. If you believe your companion animal would be uncomfortable around other animals, you are welcome to bring a photo of your animal, and a leash or favorite toy, and receive a blessing. We will have a moment of silence to remember our animal friends who have passed away. There will be refreshments after the service, including a special cake prepared by Macy Aguirre, White Memorial’s Assistant Director of Food Services. Our offering will be dog/cat food, litter, towels and dog/cat toys to benefit the SPCA of Wake County. Please bring a donation to the service for this wonderful cause.

This service is sponsored by our Companion Animal Ministry.

Evensong
On the first Sunday of November we gather together as a community to celebrate life even as we remember those who have died and support those who are grieving. Any member may request that a friend or family member be memorialized. Our 2014 Evensong worship service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on November 2 in the Sanctuary. Following the service, there will be a reception in Jane Bell Gathering Space.

Advent
Join us for worship during the season of Advent on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in the Sanctuary or Thursdays at 12:10 in the Sanctuary.

Service of Wholeness and Healing
Services of Wholeness and Healing are sponsored by the WMPC Prayer Ministry, and sometimes have been created in partnership with other ministries (Youth, Stephen Ministry, Music and Worship, etc.). We offer these services a few times a year, often during the seasons of Advent, midwinter, and Lent. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Nolan Huizenga, Associate Pastor for Covenant Life.

Oberlin Road Ash Wednesday
Join with our Oberlin Road Church neighbors as we gather on Ash Wednesday for worship and communion.

Lent
During the 40 days of Lent we worship together on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 and Thursdays at 12:10. Find our complete Lenten worship calendar here.

Holy Week
Each day of Holy Week we share in Christ's journey to the cross by worshipping together at 12:10 and 6:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday
During the Thursday of Holy Week, we worship by sharing the sacrament of communion together. We hear how Christ first instituted this holy meal and then we, as the body of Christ, share this meal with each other.

Good Friday
On Friday of Holy Week we worship by listening and feeling the pain and suffering Christ experienced on the cross. In moments of silence, prayer, and scripture we prepare our hearts for Christ's death. We wait with expectation for Christ's glorious resurrection on Easter morning.


http://www.whitememorial.org/uploads/HymnSing-nobackground-190x100.pngOld Time Hymn Sing
The Older Adult Committee leads an Old Time Hymn Sing service on Sunday afternoon, the first Sunday in May, at 3:00 p.m. We worship God and sing our favorite old hymns. Refreshments and fellowship follow.