Wycliffe Presbyterian
A Weekly Publication
Week January 19, 2020
From our Pastor


What a joyful celebration with our new class of elders—Bob, Fran, Kelley, Steve, and Betty, we are excited for the year ahead! To Robin, Lisa, Chuck, and Darrell we say Thank you! 
Hopefully all of you have gotten used to writing 2020 on your documents and have not had to scratch out 19 too much! The new decade is still young, and we begin in worship with a series that approaches our spiritual practices. The series, called A Wonder-full Life, looks at our uses of money as a spiritual practice—fitting, I think, as tax documents and bills roll in this time of year. Using Frank Capra’s Christmas Classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” and Kulyk and McGeachy’s book “Integrating Money and Meaning,” we discover it truly is. . . a wonder-full life.  

Pastor Bugg
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Wycliffe Elders

Class of 2020
Mark Via, Pat Carney, John Werner
Laurie Coyne & Cathy Maston

Class of 2021
Jim Basnight, Dohan Bell, Bess Mann
Thad Brake, Bill Wahab       

Class of 2022
Bob Prestridge, Steve Hogan, Betty Oliver,
Fran Florence & Kelley Gangwer    

Clerk of Session
Gail C. Schwartzer
What’s Happening
at Wycliffe this week...
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New Announcements
Debbie and I want to thank all the members of the church for their prayers and cards while I was recovering from back surgery. It has been rough but I am 100% sure your prayers have helped us. It has been 7 weeks since the surgery and I am doing very well. Praise the Lord! Debbie and Terry Osborne
Thank you and God Bless You One and All!

The Wycliffe family is Amazing! I am so happy to report that, due to your kindness and generosity of providing gifts, food and monetary contributions we exceeded our Holiday Gift commitment which benefited the Virginia Beach Homeless and Needy School Children and their families.

We were able to provide 10 Thanksgiving and 10 Christmas Family Dinners which also included a $30.00 Monetary Food Gift Card for each.
Exceeding our goal, we collected 18 Supplemental Food baskets for the children while on their “Holiday School Break.”

Your Angel Tree giving resulted in providing 40 “Wish List” Gifts of warm clothing and toys for the Children.

I know these gifts were given from your heart. Know that you have helped others and brought joy into their lives. We truly have remembered that “Jesus is the reason for the Season”.

Thank you, Christian Service and Mission
Who wants to play Golf? Join us for an afternoon at Top Golf on Sunday, Jan. 26. We will meet after the church service in the fellowship hall at 11:30 am for a sub and chips lunch and then carpool from there. You can also meet us at Top Golf. We will play from 1-3. Please bring $10, a membership card if you have one and rsvp to our group text by Friday, 24th. As always, you’re welcome to bring a friend!
Kids Club ~ Sailing Into God’s New Beginnings
The Winter Session of Kids Club is back for a 6 week term. Kids ages 5 yrs to 5th grade are welcome to join us on Wednesday from 5:30-7:00 pm.     
Dates: Jan. 22nd, 29th, Feb .5th, 12th & 19th. . .
Each session will include dinner, a bible story, crafts, science experiments, and music. To join the fun please fill out the information on our website www.wycliffepresbyterian.org

We are looking forward to creating more memories!

Wycliffe Wanderers
    Luxury Coach Trip To Winston-Salem, North Carolina   
Are you ready for adventure, fun and an educational experience? Well, we have just the answer! Join us for a trip to Winston-Salem, April 30-May 2, 2020. Voted in the top 14 places to visit in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine, this historical and electrifying city will be on your top destinations to visit as well.
There is so much to see and so little time. From Moravian villages to luxurious mansions, this will be a trip full of interesting sites to see and great food to experience! Sign-up sheets as well as guidebooks will be available on the front desk. Please stop by and pick up an itinerary and guidebook. Sign-up sheets are available at the front desk. Reserve your seat today and full payment is due by February 15, 2020. Only $380! This includes accommodations, transportation, tours and more!

Thanks to Betty Smith for having us over to her beautiful home for bunco during the Christmas season. Also thanks to Ann Walker and Kelley Gangwer for helping with refreshments. We will have bunco this month at Lilla Kuper's home, 2405 Hood Drive, on Monday, January 20 at 6:30 pm. I can't wait to have another lively time playing bunco and to see who will wear the newly lighted crown! Please let me know if you can come. Betty Oliver -bjoliver1@verizon.net
Grief Support Group

Our Grief Support Group here at Wycliffe meets every third Thursday of the month at 3:30 pm in the parlor. In Grief Support the emphasis is SUPPORT as we help each other through the challenge of grieving. You don’t have to talk, you can just listen to others if that works for you. Please join us February 20th, and through the sharing that goes on, understand that you are not alone. 
Scouts are here to help!
Wycliffe's Cubs Pack 493 and Boys Scout Troop 493 are seeking to perform or assist in or around the church to benefit our church, programs, or facilities. As part of the re-chartering process, Cub Pack and Troop 493 must list what functions they performed throughout the year for the sponsoring (chartering) organization. Since the Homeless Shelter is no longer residing at Wycliffe, which was an outstanding "church service project" for both Scout Troops, both groups wanted to fill the void now that the shelter event has left Wycliffe.

The Scouts help with Spring & Fall Outdoor Clean-up Days, moving chairs & tables for various events in the fellowship hall; & assisting with decorating, undecorating for the Christmas season.

If your Sessional Committee has a church service project that the Scouts could assist with, let me know. Our Scouts range in age from 6 to 18, we do not meet on Holiday Sundays or days when there is no school. The Cub Scouts take most of the summer off, while both group of Scouts also are attending summer camps. So if you need letters folded, an area cleaned, materials moved from one area to another, please let me know!!!

Ron Moore ~ Charter Organizational Representative
Wycliffe Cub Pack 493 and Boy Scout Troop 493
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