The Epistle - September 2017 - Vol. 22, No. 7

September 2017  Vol. 22, No. 7  Newsletter of Wintersburg Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship Services  8 ‐ 9 a.m. and 10:20 ‐ 11:40 a.m.  Nichigo Service (Japanese Speaking):  9 ‐ 10 a.m.  Sunday School and Bible Studies  All Ages: 9:10 a.m.  Nichigo (Japanese): 10:20 a.m.  Vineyard College Group: 2:30 p.m.  Wednesday Bible Studies  Mens and Womens Studies: 7:15 p.m.  Young Adult Bible Studies: 7:30 p.m.  Thursday Bible Studies  Young Adults: 7:30 p.m.  Friday Bible Studies  Jr. High Special K; High School Ike Pono  Fellowship: 7:30 p.m.; Mens and Womens  Study: 7:30 p.m., 2nd & 4th Fridays; MnM  (Mothers in Ministry): 9:30 a.m., 1st & 3rd  Fridays.  Senior Fellowship Ministry  Meets Wednesdays, 10 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m.,  except during field trips.  Worship Hula Ministry  Meets up to twice a week (1‐hour each  session): Fridays and Sundays (keikis,  teens, and adults). Call church for latest  schedule.  For more informaƟon, please call the  church office at (714) 740‐9400.  Our Statement of Belief  We believe in one Holy and Triune  God and that the Bible is His  inerrant and inspired Word. We  believe that salvaƟon is by grace  alone through faith in Jesus Christ,  our Lord and Savior.  We affirm  Jesus’ commands to love God and  one another, and to share the gospel  with all unbelievers.  over 115 years  The Friendship Circle (FC) ministry is an outreach to Japanese moms and their  preschool‐age children living in Southern California.  We have a volunteer  staff providing a class with singing, Bible story, games, craŌs, English conver‐ saƟon, and snacks for moms and their children to enjoy together.  God has  faithfully guided this ministry through its fourth year now at Wintersburg.    Each year we offer spring and fall semester programs.  The 2017 Fall Semester  meeƟng dates (proposed calendar) are September 22, October 13 & 27, No‐ vember 10, and December 8, 2017.  We meet on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to  noon in the lower Sunday School classrooms.   The FC Ministry includes other opportuniƟes for reaching out to families:  • FC staff visiƟng moms post childbirth, bringing food and baby giŌs.  • Some FC moms have aƩended VBS Moms’ class; some aƩended the CBS  Christmas Tea at Mariner’s Church.  • Some FC families have aƩended WPC Picnics, Nichigo Picnics, Harvest Fes‐ Ɵvals, Christmas Programs, LiƩle Hoopsters, and Hearts to Hands.  • Older siblings have been invited to VBS, Special K, Ike Pono, and Pine Val‐ ley Camp.  This is an exciƟng missions outreach to the Japanese community ‐‐ in our local  area!  As we develop friendships with these moms and share God’s love with  FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE MINISTRY Continued on page 2