--- Events--Special
Washington Avenue Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)


S P E C I A L        E V E N T S
 


Beliefs Staff Service Fellowship Newsletter Events Links Return to Main Page



CURRENT AND UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:

SUMMER CHURCH SCHOOL:


Summer Church School

Beginning June 11, each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., WACC Elders and others will take turns leading a one-session,

all-ages class on life issues examined through a Biblical lens. All sessions will take place in the youth rooms unless otherwise noted.

Childcare will be available for babies and very young children.

June 11 - Elder Brad Thimke will present, "Are You Ready to Leave This World?"

June 18 - Dan Walker will present a program on the stars, "Motions and Guideposts of the Cosmos" (this session will take place in Fellowship Hall).

June 25 - Elder Jane Hutson will present, "Mercy Me: Thoughts on Grace and Mercy."

July 2 - Elder Debby Willets will present, "Meeting God in the Dark."

July 9 - Elder Sandy Rieth has arranged for "guest" speaker and lawyer Chuck Baumgartner to speak about, "Loving to Death".

July 16 - Elder Marilyn Bauer will present, "Christmas in July—the Twelve Days of Christmas (December 25-January 5 [Epiphany Eve])"

July 23 - Lauri Warfield will present a topic to be announced.

July 30 - Carol McIntyre will host Elyria Schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas Jama who will present an update on the Elyria School master building plan (this session will take place in Fellowship Hall).

August 6 - Elder Jane Hutson will present a topic to be announced.

August 13 - Elder Kimberly Wilhelm will present a topic to be announced.

August 20 - Elder Mark Mathes will present a topic to be announced.

August 27 - Elder Dan Clark has arranged for Kate Johnson Vinciquerra, Director of Development of Cleveland Christian Home, to speak about the Home's mission to abused and neglected children and their families.

September 3 - To be announced.

We will resume our Fall schedule (age-grouped classes for children and youth, and three adult classes) beginning September 10.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Elyria Hospitality Center Collection

June's focus foods are canned peas, potatoes and carrots.

Please leave items (and extra plastic bags) in the baskets beneath the cross in the education building hallway.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Chancel Flower Order Information

Contact the church office or use the sign-up sheet posted on the main bulletin board, outside the office workroom, to place your order.

Basic orders are $20 each. Please make your check payable to "Botamer Florist" and direct it to the church office so we may pay each month's invoice promptly.

Special orders (a wider variety of flowers, at increased cost) are available if desired; contact the church office if you'd like pricing information in advance.

Call 440-323-4213 or contact officeATwaccelyria.org for more information.


Bread for (Garden) Beds

Homemade bread ($10 donation/loaf) is available through Debby Willets.

Choices are Cranberry Orange, Honey Oatmeal, Buttermilk White, and Honey Wheat.

Proceeds help defray costs of our community garden beds.

Call 440-323-4213 or contact officeATwaccelyria.org for more information, or to place your order.


Devotional Booklets

The May/June issue of, "The Upper Room" is available from the rack near the stairs leading to the sanctuary.

These are provided free of charge by WACC's Christian Education Committee.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


CYF Conference #1

(for youth completing grades 9-12)

June 11-17

at Camp Christian.

Visit the Christian Church in Ohio website or call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Junior Camp Otter

(for youth completing grades 3-5)

June 18-24

at Camp Christian.

Visit the Christian Church in Ohio website or call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Cleveland Christian Home "Scramble for Kids"

Monday, June 19, 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

at Elyria Country Club

Register at www.cchome.org or by calling to 216-476-0333.

Sponsorship levels available.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Congregational Meeting

Sunday, June 25, immediately following the 10:45 a.m. Worship Service.

We will vote on the proposed slate of officers and lay leaders for the 2017-18 church program year.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


CYF Conference #2

(for youth completing grades 9-12)

June 25-July 1

at Camp Christian.

Visit the Christian Church in Ohio website or call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Junior Camp Ribbit

(for youth completing grades 3-5)

July 5 (10 a.m.)-8 (10:30 a.m.)

at Camp Christian.

Visit the Christian Church in Ohio website or call 440-323-4213 for more information.


2017 General Assembly--"ONE"

July 8-12, 2017

Indianapolis, IN

Register here or call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Chi Rho Camp Corinth

(for youth completing grades 6-8)

July 9-15

at Camp Christian.

Visit the Christian Church in Ohio website or call 440-323-4213 for more information.


CYF Conference #3

(for youth completing grades 9-12)

July 16-22

at Camp Christian.

Visit the Christian Church in Ohio website or call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Book Club Gathering

Thursday, July 20, 6:30 p.m.

The group will discuss Helen Simonson's, "The Summer Before the War".

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Chi Rho Camp Damascus

(for youth completing grades 6-8)

July 23-29

at Camp Christian.

Visit the Christian Church in Ohio website or call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Elyria Bicentennial "Open House"s of Worship and Sacred Landmarks Presentation

Sunday, June 30, 1-3 p.m.

We'll join with other Elyria faith communities in an open house, combined with a history of Lorain County houses of worship, presented by the Lorain County Sacred Landmarks Commission, in Fellowship Hall.

Please contact the church office if you can help host and/or bake cookies for the reception.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Advance Ministries Conference

(for adults ages 19-29)

July 30-August 6

at Camp Christian.

Visit the Christian Church in Ohio website or call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Vacation Bible School

July 30-August 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Disciples Fellowship Camp

Labor Day Weekend (September 1-3 only)

at Camp Christian, 10299 Maple Dell Rd., Marysville, OH.

Register by using a form posted on our main bulletin board.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Fifth Annual WACC Golf Outing

Saturday, September 9

(Location TBA)

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Ohio Disciples Men's Fall Retreat

September 15-17

at Camp Christian.

A Friday night session on healing, by the Reverend Dr. Dick Hamm, will be open to everyone.

Visit the Christian Church in Ohio website or call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Book Club Gathering

Thursday, September 21, 6:30 p.m.

The group will discuss WACC member Janet Stevens-Brown's autobiography (pen name Mary Howland Harrington), "Forever Yankee--A Love Song for My Family".

Contact Janet Stevens-Brown to purchase a copy of the book; proceeds will benefit Cleveland Christian Home.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Looking for year-round gifts with more meaning? Click here for a Fair-Trade / Alternative Gifts list.


Help WACC receive easy donations for our mission and ministry by designating us as your preferred charity at www.GoodSearch.com, www.GoodShop.com, and/or www.GoodDining.com.

Sign up at any of the sites or contact the church office--we'll be glad to help walk you through the simple process!


Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Flooding and Other Disasters--HOW TO HELP

1. Donate by check

(payable to "Washington Avenue Christian Church" with either "Week of Compassion" or a designated disaster area--or cause--such as, "Carolina Compassion"--written on the memo line.)

written in the memo line, and mail to WACC, 301 Washington Ave., Elyria, OH 44035

OR donate online.

2. Assemble Emergency Clean-Up Kits, Baby Care and/or Hygiene Kits.

Complete instructions may be found at each of the above links.

3. Purchase blankets

through Church World Service's "Blankets+" program (checks payable to "Washington Avenue Christian Church" with "Blankets" written on the memo line).

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


2016-17 Leadership

Board Officers: Chair of the Board - Joel Sinegar; Vice Chair of the Board - Kimberly Wilhelm; Clerk - Jane Hutson;

Treasurer - Dan Walker; Assistant Treasurer - Dan Clark; Financial Secretary - Brad Thimke

Committee Chairs: Christian Education - Chris Baumgartner and Susan Mathes;

Church Life & Growth - Sharon Siffert and Heidi Thimke;

Hospitality - Fauna Griffiths and Val Collins;

Memorial - Teri Hayes;

Outreach - Jane Hutson and Mark Mathes;

Property - Chris Thomas and Dennis Wilhelm;

Stewardship - Lauri Warfield and Mike Weinhardt;

Worship - Mary Lou Petersen and Sandy Rieth


Church-Wide Recycling at WACC

Please recycle the following items after your meeting or event clean-up at WACC:

Paper (office paper, mail, catalogs, phone books, outer paper boxes from frozen or boxed food, newspapers and inserts, and cardboard [flattened, please]);

Plastic bottles and jugs (no lids);

Milk and juice cartons (no caps or straws);

Cans (steel, tin and aluminum); and,

Glass (bottles and jars [no lids or caps]).

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.




Camp--General Information

2017 Camp/Conference/Retreat Dates (All events take place at Camp Christian--10299 Maple Dell Rd., Marysville, OH--unless otherwise indicated. Early Bird [EB] rate deadline is May 1 unless otherwise noted.)

The following applies to all Camp/Conference weeks occurring at Camp Christian:

A scholarship of 50% of the Early Bird rate is available to all WACC youth who regularly attend Worship, Church School and youth gatherings at WACC.

Completed registration forms and payment are due in to the WACC office TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the start of your selected camp.

Each camper must complete the medical form provided with each registration.

Early Bird Registration (week-long camps only; received by May 1): $385

Regular Registration (week-long camps only; received after May 1): $410

Late/On-Site Registration (week-long camps only; received later than 10 days prior to camp start): $430

Registration forms are posted on our main bulletin board, or you may print your own or register online at www.ccinoh.org/camp/applications.aspx.

Registration includes program costs, lodging and meals while at Camp. Campers may want to bring money for fast-food meals on the way to & from Camp (optional).

What to Bring to Camp: Bible, bedding, modest clothing (clothing that hides front and back cleavage, underwear, and mid-sections), modest swimwear and swimsuit cover, musical instrument or talent show props, offering money, and a small amount of snack money for the week (optional).

What to Leave Home: Electronic devices (personal music devices allowed only at bedtime and must be used with earplugs), drugs, alcohol, guns, knives or other weapons, inappropriate language and attitudes, etc.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.

Write to our campers at: Camp Christian, 10335 Maple Dell Rd., Marysville, OH 43040.

State Youth Convention (gr. 9-12): April 7-9

Advance Ministries Spring Retreat (ages 19-29): April 21-23

Ohio Disciples Men's Work Day: May 12-13

Disciples Fellowship Camp (Spring; all ages): Friday-Sunday (Memorial Day weekend), May 26-28

Grandparent-and-Me Camp (Completed gr. 1-2, with a grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc.): June 2-3

Adult Conference: June 19-23 at Northwest Christian Church, Columbus ($; lodging additional)

Junior Camp: June 18-24 (Otter; Gr. 3-5), July 5-8 (Ribbit; Gr. 2-4)

Chi Rho Camps (gr. 6-8): June 4-10 (Emmaus), July 9-15 (Corinth) and July 23-29 (Damascus)

CYF Conferences (gr. 9-12): June 11-17 (#1), June 25-July 1 (#2) and July 16-22 (#3)

Advance Ministries Conference (post-high school-age 29): July 30-August 6 (part-time attendance rates available)

Disciples Fellowship Camp (Fall; all ages): Friday-Sunday (Labor Day weekend), September 1-3



For more information on any of the above, call 440-323-4213.




For a list of regularly-scheduled events, click here.


301 Washington Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035-5124     Phone:  (440) 323-4213     Fax:  (440) 323-4214
E-mail us:  office@waccelyria.org