Month: May 2019

May 7, 2019

During the 2019-20 school year, the Girl Scout Troop we sponsor at Wilson STEM Academy will expend as a new group of sixth graders arrive from Westerly Hills Academy.

With double the number of girls, organizers hope to double the number of volunteers. The Troop meets twice a month during the school year, usually on Friday afternoons. There are opportunities to attend meetings, provide snacks and more. (The lesson is planned and executed by the troop leader.)

Contact Barb Neidinger if you want to learn more.

May 2, 2019

In June and July, we’ll explore God at the Movies, looking at a series of favorite films that may have biblical lessons for us. In addition to the sermon series, all ages will gather at 10 a.m. in Wood Fellowship Hall to view and discuss three clips from the movie of the week before heading to the Sanctuary for the sermon. See you at the movies on Sundays in the Sanctuary.

  • June 2: The Reverend Pen Peery will explore the theme blessed to be a blessing found in the film Black Panther.
  • June 9: The Reverend Katherine Kerr will explore the power of the Holy Spirit in the film Moana.
  • June 16: The Reverend Pen Peery will preach on the power of story as reflected in the movie Big Fish.
  • June 23: The Reverend Pen Peery will lead us through the theme of good and evil as depicted in the Harry Potter films.
  • June 30: Reality beyond what you can see is the theme the Reverend Chuck Williamson will examine from the film Life is Beautiful.
  • July 7: The Reverend Mary Margaret Porter will look at the Star Wars films for their message on the light shining in the darkness.
  • July 14: The Reverend Pen Peery will explore forgiveness through the film Dead Man Walking.
  • July 21: The Reverend Rebecca Davis will use the film Despicable Me and the theme of transforming love.
  • July 28: The Reverend Pen Peery will preach on the theme of neighborliness through the movie Won’t You Be My Neighbor.

On May 14 and May 16, we will host the first-ever book swap at Westerly Hills Academy.  Since December 2018, in partnership with Read Charlotte, we have provided Westerly Hills students with more than 6,000 books to take home. This event will allow them to bring in up to five books and swap them for different books to read over the summer, when reading is so important.

Volunteers are needed to help sort books prior to the swap and assist K-2 students on May 14 and grades 3-5 students on May 16. You may sign up to volunteer. In addition, we will collect new and gently used books appropriate for students who are in pre-K through grade 5, to provide variety for the students. Books may be given to volunteers on Sunday mornings or placed on the book cart in the hallway behind the sanctuary through May 12.

Please contact Heather Herring ( with questions.