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Faith is a journey. Come join us.

Sunday Worship Service: 11:00 A.M.
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8201 30th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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Welcome to Wedgwood!

At Wedgwood Community Church, we see faith as a journey;
and as a community of faith, it is our desire to be on that journey together, nurturing, encouraging, and giving strength to one another as we learn and grow and move further along our path. We seek to be a place where everyone feels safe to explore a deep connection to God and with each other, knowing that every person's story is different.

We would love to meet you wherever you are on your journey--
so please, come see for yourself who we are at Wedgwood CC!

ACTIVITY NOTES:

MOVIE NIGHT on JANUARY 23, 2016 @ 6:00 P.M.
FREE EVENT - ALL ARE WELCOME! Please join us when the Wedgwood Community Church "Movie Club" will be watching "Bridge of Spies" and relating it to our Christian life. The event takes place in the Fellowship Hall on the BIG PROJECTION SCREEN. If you're able, make sure to bring a movie snack to share!

Children Are Welcome
We encourage your children to attend the worship service with you each Sunday! Nursery care is available if desired from 10:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Please check with the greeter for directions. In addition, during the worship service, children will be dismissed to activities following the Young Disciples message.


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The Weeks Ahead

Prayer Time

Sun 1/3 10:30 a.m.

Worship Service

Sun 1/3 11:00 a.m.

Valentine's Banquet Meeting

Sun 1/3 12:30 p.m.

Prayer Time

Sun 1/10 10:30 a.m.

Worship Service

Sun 1/10 11:00 a.m.

Sermon Discussion

Sun 1/10 12:30 p.m.

Prayer Time

Sun 1/17 10:30 a.m.

Worship Service

Sun 1/17 11:00 a.m.

Sermon Discussion

Sun 1/17 12:30 p.m.

Saturday Movie Night

Sat 1/23 6:00 p.m.

Prayer Time

Sun 1/24 10:30 a.m.

Worship Service

Sun 1/24 11:00 a.m.

Worship Committee

Sun 1/24 12:30 p.m.

See Calendar for a complete list of events.

"Your Story" Weekly Questions: Story questions are suggested topics of discussion to encourage interaction with others and to assist in getting to know those people around us. These questions have become a a custom at the beginning of our services each Sunday to introduce the worship theme for that week.

"YOUR STORY" FOR THIS WEEK:
Tell about one of your best surprises of this last year.

 Pastor's Ponderings - DECEMBER 2015

About Rev. Wim Mauldin

Rev. Wim Mauldin
 

Wim Mauldin has been pastor of Wedgwood Community Church since 2012. He comes from the American Baptist tradition and yet people who listen to him seem surprised because he does not fit what they think of as "Baptist". His training and experiences include those as family counselor, chemical dependency counselor and interventionist, supervisor of chaplains in training, community organizer, and local church pastor. Pastor Wim and his wife have two adult daughters who live in Seattle, WA and Nairobi, Kenya.

 

December 2015 Quote Christmas Past or Christmas Future

In just a couple of weeks, my grandkids from Nairobi will be here. They are a kick. Last time I was in Kenya, Charlie (6 years old) and I played soccer in their backyard for hours. We took walks down the dirt road to the University which is about 10 minutes away. He rode his bike and I walked. We named the cows that grazed in the yards and open lots. After a big rain storm we expanded on a rut that had collected water and he rode through it on his bike over and over, each time im-proving on his ability to get from one end to the other of the 10-foot water challenge. The best was wrestling with him on the rug in the living room. Sometimes he giggles so hard that he canít really wrestle, he just lies there reel-ing in laughter. He is a great kid.

Since I came back, we Skype almost every week. He reads his Childrenís Bible to me and sometimes I read it to him. He amazes me sometimes with how much he can remember from the last time we read about Adam or Moses or David. We have not gotten to the New Testament yet.

When he comes in a few weeks, I am sure he and his sister, Adia, will amaze me again with how much they have learned in school and how fast they are growing up and how I will not be able to trick them as easily when I change the rules of a game halfway through. As much as I cherish the memories of visiting them, I am even more thrilled by the prospect of having them come December 10 to have new experiences with them, to connect with them better than I ever have before, and find out that I have forgotten a lot of who they are and how much I love them. Stuff that I only really experience when I am with them.

This all reminds me of Christmas. I can be a very sentimental person. Remembering Christmases can stir in me a chronic and debilitating nostalgia. I just get spacey sometimes remembering the Christmas story and its impact on Christmas celebrations when I was growing up. Even more so as a young adult, I started to wrap my head and heart around God coming as a little baby.

Then I think of what it will be like when Christ makes His presence known in real time. That is, I think about talking with God as I make my way through visiting with those who are having tough times, who are sick, and those whose needs are overwhelming them. Godís blessings for me and for them are made real enough to feel. But, there is something yet to experience, a promise yet to be fulfilled that I look forward to. I have to admit, I have no idea what Jesus meant when He said He was coming again. I donít know what will happen, what form it will take, how it will unfold, any more than I know when it will happen. I look forward to it with a kind of ache, because, like you, I love God.

At Christmastime, the past is easier to envision, because I have seen it. But Christmas future has so much more to offer. Iím looking forward to it!

-- Pastor Wim

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