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Washington Avenue Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)


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CURRENT AND UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:


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, "Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief"--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.


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.


Youth Fundraiser--Raw Honey

Glass jars of raw, locally-harvested honey are available from JMC Apiary as a fundraiser for our youth groups.

Sizes are sample ($3), 1/2 lb. ($6--$2 goes to our youth), 1 lb. ($12--$3 goes to our youth), 1 qt. ($30--$5 goes to our youth), and 1/2 gal. ($60).

Checks should be made payable to "Samantha Mariast".

Call 440-323-4213 or contact Dick or Arlene Burch for more information.


Devotional Booklets

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

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

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Sarah Circle Gathering

Thursday, April 19, 10:45 a.m. in the youth rooms.

Program ("Alive in Christ: Alive in Response") presented by Brenda Keenan; lunch provided by Lill McNeal and Audrey Price.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Christian Education Survey Needs YOUR Feedback

If you live within attending distance of WACC, please answer our survey (less than 10 questions) by April 22: Click here to take survey.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Cleveland Christian Home "Walk & Run for the Kids"

Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Registration includes admission to the Zoo and Rainforest, a t-shirt, breakfast, indoor Family Fair, prizes, and more.

Registration categories include Adult Runners ($25 registration), Child Runners ($15 registration), Adult Walkers ($20 registration), and Child Walkers ($5 registration).

Register at www.cchome.org or by calling to 216-476-0333 by March 31.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


CROP Walk

Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

at Day's Dam, Lorain County Metroparks.

Contact Mark Mathes or call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Fifth Sunday Church Family Fun Night

Sunday, April 290, 5:30 p.m.

Bring games to share at this all-ages event; pizza, veggies and ice cream provided (freewill offering).

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Sing-for-Your-Supper Homemade Lasagna Dinner and Hymn Sing

Monday, April 30, 5:55 p.m.

A freewill offering (suggested $5/person) will help defray expenses of this homemade lasagna supper.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Sarah Circle Gathering

Thursday, May 17, 10:45 a.m. in the youth rooms.

Program ("Alive in Christ: Alive in Hope") presented by Pastor Janet; lunch provided by Brenda Keenan and Joan Wilhelm.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Book Club Gathering

Thursday, May 17, 6:30 p.m.

The group will discuss Fannie Flag's, The Whole Town is Talking.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Ohio Disciples Men's Work Day

(for all Disciples men)

Saturday, May 19 (optional overnight stay May 18) at Camp Christian

Work with Disciples men from across our Region to help ready Camp Christian for another season of Camp ministry.

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.com to register, or for more information.


Disciples Fellowship Camp

(for families of all ages)

Friday-Sunday, May 25-27 at Camp Christian

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.com to register, or for more information.


Grandparents (and Me) Camp

(for children having completed grades 1-2, with their grandparent, aunt or uncle)

Friday-Saturday, June 1-2 at Camp Christian

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.com to register, or for more information.


Chi Rho Camp Emmaus

(for grades 6-8)

June 3-9 at Camp Christian

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.comm to register, or for more information.


CYF Conference #1

(for grades 9-12)

June 10-16 at Camp Christian

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.comm to register, or for more information.


Junior Camp Otter

(for grades 3-5)

June 17-23 at Camp Christian

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.comm to register, or for more information.


Cleveland Christian Home "Scramble for Kids"

Monday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

at Elyria Country Club

Register at www.cchome.org or by calling to 216-476-0333 by June 15.

Sponsorship levels available; deadline is June 4.

Call 440-323-4213 for more information.


Adult Conference

(for all adults)

June 18-22 at Northwest Christian Church, 1340 Fishinger Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43221; (614) 457-6290

Lecture speaker is Reverend Dr. Tim Murtaugh; Bible lecturer is Reverend Dr. Jerry Sumney.

Session options include "Exultation of Biblical Women" (Reverend Larry Garzony); "Sing a New Song" (Bob Freisthler); "Understanding Life's Polarities by the Decade" (Reverend Dr. John "Tim" Savage); and, two other sessions (TBA) by Reverend Chris Stark and Reverend Drs. Irvin & Betty Green.

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.comm to register, or for more information.


CYF Conference #2

(for grades 9-12)

June 24-30 at Camp Christian

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.comm to register, or for more information.


"Investing in Our Family's Future" Fun Fair

Saturday, June 30 (times TBA)

Contact the church office to reserve a table for your fundraiser (food, crafts or a service) born from your $20 seed money for transition expenses involved in calling a new pastor.

Some known fundraisers include--

Carolyn Long's recipe for pecan rolls is being used by Dan & Nancy Walker ($10 donation).

Glenna Knapp's pecan pies, made from Jan Henning's recipe ($7.50 donation for one 9" deep-dish pie; 3 days' delivery time from order placement is requested).

Debby Willets' homemade bread ($10 donation/loaf--Cranberry Orange [through May 1], Honey Oatmeal, Honey Wheat, Buttermilk White, Italian Herb and Tomato Basil); order through the church office.

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


Junior Camp Ribbit

(for grades 2-4)

July 4-7 at Camp Christian

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.comm to register, or for more information.


Chi Rho Camp Corinth

(for grades 6-8)

July 8-14 at Camp Christian

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.comm to register, or for more information.


CYF Conference #3

(for grades 9-12)

July 15-21 at Camp Christian

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.comm to register, or for more information.


Chi Rho Camp Damascus

(for grades 6-8)

July 22-28 at Camp Christian

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.comm to register, or for more information.


Advance Conference

(for ages 19-29)

July 29-August 5 at Camp Christian

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.comm to register, or for more information.


Disciples Fellowship Camp

(for families of all ages)

Friday-Sunday, August 31-September 2 at Camp Christian

Call 440-323-4213 or visit www.ccinoh.com to register, or for more information.


2017-18 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 - Val Collins and Cindy Johnson;

Memorial - Marcia Widman;

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

Elders - Marilyn Bauer, Chris Baumgartner (new), Dan Clark, Jane Hutson, Mark Mathes, Susan Mathes (new), Sandy Rieth, Polly Simmons (new), Brad Thimke, Lauri Warfield, Gerald Western (new), Debby Willets;

Diaconate (new) - Ashleigh Arndt, Arlene Burch, Dick Burch, Cheryl Grapes, Peg Haywood, Deborah Howard, Larry Howard, Lori Lauffer, Carson McNeal, Lill McNeal, Ken Oblak, Marty Rowe, Megan Rowe, Carrie Schofield, Dennis Wilhelm, Kimberly Wilhelm.


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

2018 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.

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.

Advance Ministries Spring Retreat (ages 19-29): April 6-8

CYF Spring Retreat (grades 9-12): April 13-15

Ohio Disciples Men's Work Day: May 18-19

Disciples Fellowship Camp (Spring; all ages): Friday-Sunday (Memorial Day weekend), May 25-27

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

Junior Camp: June 17-23 (Otter; Gr. 3-5), July 4-7 (Ribbit; Gr. 2-4)

Adult Conference: June 18-22, at Northwest Christian Church, Columbus ($; lodging additional)

Chi Rho Camps (gr. 6-8): June 3-9 (Emmaus), July 8-14 (Corinth) and July 22-28 (Damascus)

CYF Conferences (gr. 9-12): June 10-16 (#1), June 24-30 (#2) and July 15-21 (#3)

Advance Ministries Conference (post-high school-age 29): July 29-August 5 (part-time attendance rates available)

Disciples Fellowship Camp (Fall; all ages): Friday-Sunday (Labor Day weekend), August 31-September 2



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