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Week of July 23 - 29
Heroes Have Heart!
Our adventure at Hero Central was a huge success! Over 50 children and 30 teen and adult volunteers enjoyed a week of delicious dinners, creative arts & crafts projects, engaging Bible stories, intriguing science experiments, raucous recreation, and joyful music.  We learned that heroes have hearts, courage, hope and power!  We cared for others by building a city of donations to the Beach Bag program - Food-opolis.  We made friends and had fun.  But most of all we learned that God loves us and gives us strength.

Thanks to all of our volunteers for your time and dedication to our children.  You really made a difference.

Below are just a few photos from the week.  Click HERE to view more.  There will also be a slide show in the narthex on Sunday.
This Week at Wycliffe

The Week at a Glance

Sunday, July 23 

     10:00  Worship

     10:00 Children's Church

     4:00 Cub Scouts 

**** MAD SCIENCE CAMP ****
         Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:00 pm

Monday, July 24

     7:00 Women's Bible Study 

     7:00 Boy Scouts 

Wednesday, July 26

     9:30 Music Together 

     7:00 Yoga  

Thursday, July 27

     7:00  Young Life

     8:00  Naranon

FridayJuly 28  (Office closed)

     7:30 AA

Saturday, July 29 

     7:30 Culture Club (meet at 6:30)


Click HERE to download the calendar for July.
General Announcements

Women's Bible Study - July 24
The next gathering of the Women’s Bible Study is Monday, July 24 at 7 pm in the home of Rene Hudgins (1709 North River Rd.) As a basis of our study we are reading Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine. Please read chapters 3 & 4 (The Kingdom of Heaven is like Yeast & Pearl of Great Price.)  Each study is stand-alone, so it is not necessary to attend every meeting. Please join us when you can. The group will meet every other week.  Contact Rene Hudgins (481-9606)    
Sacred Music Conference 
All are welcome to the following evening events which are part of Virginia Wesleyan’s upcoming Sacred Music Summer Conference.

Over My Head, I Hear Music  (Monday, July 24, 7:30 pm, Monumental Chapel, VWU)  Scripture, stories & spirituals led by Dr. Eileen Guenther.

Light of the World, Shine on Us!  (Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 pm’, Great Bridge Presbyterian, 333 Cedar Rd) Festival worship featuring the Wesleyan Worship Choir led by David Schwoebel, with worship leaders Rev. Brandon Nichols and Mary Charlotte Elia; Dr. Matthew Russell, organist, and George Stone, pianist.

Let Heavenly Music Fill This Place  (Thursday, July 27, 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian-VB)    Hymn festival led by Dr. Bradley Hunter Welch, organist.  Hymn-singing & organ solos.

Finale: Sing to the Lord with Cheerful Voice  (Saturday, July 29, 7:30 pm, Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal-Norfolk)   A concert of sacred choral classics & modern works featuring the 90-voice Wesleyan Festival Chorus led by Constantina Tsolainou with Kevin Kwan, organist, and the Wesleyan Festival Brass led by Larry Clemens.

Culture Club to Attend Concert - July 30

The Culture Club likes to experience a variety of cultural events.  Next Saturday evening, July 30, they will attend the final Sacred Music Concert at Christ & St. Luke's in Norfolk. (See details above.) If you are interested in attending or for more information, please contact Rene Hudgins. (481-9606) 
Health Screening - August 14
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church is hosting a preventive health event on August 14.  Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on Monday, August 14. Five screenings will be offered including blocked arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, hardening of the arteries, atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat, and a bone density screening. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle  or text the word circle to 797979.  
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Fellowship Luncheon - August 20
Join us on Sunday, August 20  for our Salad Sunday luncheon.  Lunch will feature a variety of delicious, fresh salads.  It will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the worship service.  
Outreach
Opportunities

Foster Child College Bound Shower – August 6

On Sunday, August 6 following the worship service, there will be a shower for a College Bound Foster Child. This year’s recipient is Melina, who graduated from Great Bridge High School. She plans to attend VCU this fall and study physical therapy. 

Melina has registered at Target. Her wish list is posted on the free-standing bulletin board in the fellowship hall. Please write your name on the item you will purchase and detach the “shopping list” and take it with you.  

As always, we welcome monetary donations.  Make your check payable to Wycliffe and note that it is for “College Bound.”  Thank you for your support.
Apple Tree Time Is Here!!!
Apples have appeared on the Apple tree in the Fellowship Hall. Each apple will have the name of a school supply item needed by an under-privileged school child.  Please pick an apple, sign up on the item sheet and bring the item back by August 20th.

The tax-free weekend for school supplies is 4-6 August. Shop then to get the most bang for your buck.  
Help the Homeless!

Move-in Kits are collected at Memorial Methodist Church to give to homeless folks when they move into a house for the first time. A list of items needed are on a bulletin board in Lawrence Hall.  These items can be gently used or new.  Kay Bess (323.9467) is the coordinator of this program or contact Tom Carter (481.1189).  If you know someone who is downsizing this is a perfect opportunity to help someone with items they no longer need or can use.  

Needed: Household Linens

Do you have gently used towels, sheets, blankets, and other bedding that you are ready to part with?  Both the VBFEST and Move-In Kits are in need of these items.  Please bring clean linens to the donation room by Sunday, August 6.  They will be distributed to people who can use them immediately. This is a great opportunity to clean out your linen closet!  

In Appreciation