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Welcome to the WHC Weekly Newsletter! We are privileged that we are a part of serving King Jesus together! We hope you are having a fantastic week!

PRAYER REQUESTS & PRAISE REPORTS: Here is the WHC Community Prayer Requests & Praise Report for this week! Please remember, it is important that you get this information to us so we can let our church community know te praying for and celebrating with you! We are called to “rejoice with those who rejoice & grieve with those who grieve”. We can only do this effectively if you keep us posted! There are several ways you can get this information to us:

email pastor@westernhanoverchurch.org
call Pastor Lonnie @ 804.317.7415
text your prayer request to 804.409.3169. It will be seen by Pastor Lonnie and forwarded to the rest of our church community (unless requested otherwise).
fill out a prayer request card at WHC and place in the offering bags or offering boxes.

PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THIS WEEK<

PRAISE REPORTS FOR THIS WEEK

  • Bob & Joan Crummette: praise that the sale of their home went through!
  • Alice Kelly: the provision of a new job!
  • God is performing miracles of healing in and through our church family!

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HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT WHC!

WEDNESDAY, Feb 21st: Wed Night Dinner (6pm) & AWANA (6:30-8pm) Reservations suggested $4pp (max $20/fam). This week's AWANA Theme Night is "Love "Bears" All Things...Favorite Teddy Bear Night! **please note: if your children or anyone in your household has a fever or flu-like symptoms, we ask that you lean on the side of caution and keep your precious ones at home. We want to do our part in keeping our kids & volunteers healthy!

THURSDAY, Feb. 22nd: SLT Meeting, 7pm

SUNDAY, Feb 25th: Sunday Morning Worship Experience 10:30am! Join us for a meaningful time of worship and encounter the love, grace and forgiveness of King Jesus! Don't come alone! ANY SUNDAY is a great Sunday to bring someone to church! Don't just invite....BRING!

SUNDAY, Feb 25th: Children's Ministry Meeting will be held immediately following the worship service. A snack lunch will be provided. Any questions? Please contact Sarah Trombley or Dana Brawley

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OTHER IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER!

MONDAY, Feb 26th: VBS Planning Meeting

FRIDAY- SATURDAY, Mar 2-3rd: WHC Youth Trip to Planet Wisdom

SUNDAY, March 4th: SLT Meeting

SUNDAY, March 4th: groundUP Youth Ministry Meeting, 5-7pm

SATURDAY, Mar 31st: WHC Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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MARDI BRAS 2018

We are excited to be partnering with "Into the Neighborhood Ministry" and the Mardi Bras 2018 Campaign. We are asking for folks to please bring in ladies undergarments and feminine hygiene products for the homeless and incarcerated women. We need solid white underwear for the Richmond City Justice Center but other colors are good for other ministries. We also need solid white and NO WIRE bras for the Justice Center....again other colors are fine for the other ministries. WHC will be collecting now through Feb. 25! Questions or for more information, visit https://mardibrasva.org

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YOUTH MINISTRY UPDATES!

We had a FANTASTIC Youth Ministry KickOff this past Sunday! There are some exciting things happening and we want YOU to be a part of it! Our next scheduled meeting will take place on Sunday, March 4th from 5-7pm. Join us as we build our youth ministry from the groundUP! Games, Snack supper, Bible study & dreamin....of what God is calling us to do in our community! All 7th-12th grade students invited! Contact Mrs. Dana for more information!

FRI - SAT, Mar 2-3th: WHC Youth Ministry Trip to PLANET WISDOM

Cost: $120 (includes the conference, hotel, transportation & breakfast)

Deposit: $60 due by Feb 18th

Depart WHC @5pm on Friday March 2nd,

Return to WHC @ approx. 7pm on Saturday, March 3rd

For more info: visit https://youthspecialties.com/planetwisdom/washington-dc/

Please see Mrs. Dana to sign up and pay deposit of $60 by Sun, Feb. 18th.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL PLANNING MEETING!

Monday, Feb. 26th, we will be holding a planning & brainstorming meeting for anyone and everyone who is interested in helping make VBS @ WHC a huge success this summer. We are considering a NEW approach to VBS. It's called Mega Sports Camp. Feel free to click on the link below and check it out. Bring your questions and ideas to our meeting on the Feb. 26th! Questions? More information? Contact Dana Brawley

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A NOTE FROM CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Things are going well in children's ministry! Quite a few volunteers have sensed God's calling and stepped up to the plate to serve our children and their families. Listed below is the calendar of teachers and lessons through the end of March.

THIS SUNDAY, THERE WILL BE A CHILDREN'S MINISTRY MEETING IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SERVICE TO DISCUSS AWANA & OUR WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAM.

SUNDAY MORNING CHILDREN'S MINISTRY SCHEDULE

Feb 25th

School Age: Sarah & Sean Trombley - Mary makes a wise choice
Preschool: Hunter Womble - Mary makes a wise choice
Nursery: Sharyn Dobbins

March 4th

School Age: Dana Brawley - David and Saul
Preschool: Cheryl Quick - Esther
Nursery: *** Volunteer still needed ***

March 11th

School Age: Nancy Pitss/Jenna Eddy - The Forgiving King
Preschool: Hunter Womble - Daniel
Nursery: Susan Wingo

March 18th

School Age: Sarah & Sean Trombley - Balaam's Words
Preschool: Diane Otto - The Donkey and The King
Nursery: Sharyn Dobbins

March 25th

School Age: Sarah & Sean Trombley - Easter Eggstravaganza
Preschool: Hunter Womble- Easter Eggstravaganza
Nursery: Sharyn Dobbins

We could really use about four or five more volunteers to help in our Sunday morning Children's Ministry. Please be willing to pray about your participation in our children's ministry. If you are willing to serve, we will certainly give you all of the training and equip you with the resources needed for you to be successful. If you are willing to consider this, please reach out to Sarah Trombley (seanandsarahtrombley@gmail.com) or Dana Brawley (danabrawley@gmail.com)

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Tuesday evenings @ 7pm

ZUMBA @ WHC!

We have so very much enjoyed our weekly Zumba classes! We just finished our 6th week of classes. We've had an overwhelming response and lots have asked if we are planning to continue. Well, the answer is Yes! Beginning Tuesday, Feb 20th, we will begin our next 6-week series of classes. The renewal fee is $20 for 6 weeks. Checks can be made payable to WHC.

The easy-to-follow program that let's you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh and, most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold classes provide modified, low-impact moves for adults of all ages! And don’t forget to bring your laughter!!

Call up some friends, bring a towel, water bottle, dress comfy and bring your smile! Let's have some fun getting healthy together!!

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WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY, CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Join us every Friday night from 7:30-9pm for encouragement, fellowship & friendship as we dig deeper into the God's Word as a guide for our every day lives! For more information, please contact Sara Rilvera.

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SUNDAY, March 18th at 10:30am

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Every 3rd Sunday!

Sunday, March 18th is our FRIENDS & FAMILY DAY! Take this opportunity to reach out to someone and invite them to “come and see” what King Jesus is doing at WHC! During this special service, we will celebrate The Lord’s Table together. Immediately following, we will host our Monthly Fellowship Meal! This month is a Good Ol'Fashioned Pot Luck lunch. More details to follow soon.

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SUNDAY, March 18th. Time approx 2pm

WESTERN HANOVER GRIEF SUPPORT COMMUNITY GATHERING

Every 3rd Sunday immediately following our Fellowship Meal

Come join us for a relaxed environment and fellowship where topics will include, emotions, "my story", coping mechanisms, surviving the holidays and so much more! No matter who or what you have lost or where you are along the grief journey, all are welcome. Say as little or as much as you need to. Gatherings are held monthly. Come as you are!

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WHC Operation Christmas Child Monthly Collections

****UPDATED**** Operation Christmas Child

We are trying something new this year for our Operation Christmas Child shoe box collection. We will be collecting items for the shoe boxes throughout the year. Each month we will collect different type items to put in the boxes.

In November 2018, we will have a shoe box packing party and fellowship.

FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, WE ARE COLLECTING ACCESSORIES. Examples: hair bows, hair clips, sun glasses, jewelry, watches, etc

March: QUALITY CRAFTS
April: SMALL STUFFED ANIMALS
May: HYGIENE ITEMS (no toothpaste please)
June: TOYS
July: CLOTHING ITEMS
August: GAMES
September: LETTER & PHOTO
October: $9 DONATI ON
November: PRAY

If you would like to donate any items, please place them in the OCC box located at the side entrance to the worship center. Questions? Contact Janet Rhyne or Cheryl Quick

For more ideas, click on the link

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/year-round-packing-ideas/-

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