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Connect at West Raleigh on Sundays

9:30 – 9:45 Gathering
9:45 to 10:00 Music for Children
10:00 – 10:45 Sunday School
11:00  Worship in the Sanctuary and Children's Worship
6:00 Youth Fellowship

Christian Education and Faith Development


Connect During the Week

Covenant Bible Study
The third and final segment of this Sunday evening Bible Study series focuses on Trusting.  Join the next cohort beginning in January, 2017.  Contact Teresa McLean for details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prayer Groups

  • Wednesday Prayer Group at 12:30 PM in the library
  • Prayers of the People at Sundays, 9:00 AM in the sanctuary
  • Prayer Chain - contact Carol House at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Presbyterian Women Circles

Presbyterian Women is a wonderful way to develop strong, life-long relationships with women.  PW Circles typically meet on the second Monday of the month. All women of the church are welcomed to join.  Please contact Moderator Terry Apter to join one!

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for a peaceful and relaxing yoga session every Friday at 9:30 a.m.  Most of the practice is gentle stretching on the mat.  Contact Mary Parsons or Sarah Peters for more information. The registration fee is $8 with a portion going to support WRPC missions.

This summer, you are invited into the practice of Sabbath.  What does Sabbath mean?  According to Exodus, the Sabbath is a day of rest on the seventh day, commanded by God and to be kept as a holy day, just as God rested after the holy work of creation.  Another definition of Sabbath is an "Intentional day of delightful communion with God and one another."    Our wish is for the congregation to take this time to be intentional with their time with God and one another.

A 2008 Farm Bill expanded the federal food stamp program and encouraged states to adopt a new name, SNAP, in order to combat the stigma that kept qualified individuals and families from applying. Many working families, including families working more than one job, still hover just above the poverty line leaving them food insecure.

This Lent West Raleigh is encouraging members and friends to choose a one-week-fast –live for one week on a SNAP Budget of $5.40/person/day or $37.80/person/week.

Please let us know if you and/or your family are participating in the one-week fast by living on a SNAP budget of $5.40 per person per day (equal to $37.80 per person per week) by completing and returning this card.

SNAP Fast Sign-Up

Living with the SNAP benefit will be the focus of the Sunday school class on February 18th. We will spend time reflecting on our experiences on Sunday, March 18th.

Mondays 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
First Light is a 12-session DVD and web-based study of the historical Jesus and the Kingdom of God with two of the world's leading Jesus scholars on location throughout the Galilee and Jerusalem. Participant Reader written by John Dominic Crossan: "It is all I have to say about Jesus after half a century of study —in succinct summary."

Thursdays, September 14 – October 19, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Join Drew Rick-Miller in the Gather Room at 401 Oberlin Apartments. (corner of Oberlin and Clark)

A perennial question for people of faith is whether or not – and, since the rise of modern science, how – God can act in the world. It is connected to miracles, the efficacy of prayer and more generally how to believe in providence, grace, inspiration, and even the most basic concept of God. Are these ideas even worth considering when science so masterfully describes the natural order of things?

Saturday, October 7, 9:30 AM-2:00 PM in the WRPC Fellowship Hall
Coffee/breakfast items will be available and lunch will be served.

Congregational Care, Christian Formation and Stephen Ministry are partnering with Transitions LifeCare [formerly known as Hospice of Wake County] to bring to WRPC a screening of the PBS Frontline documentary called “Being Mortal.” Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the things that really matter to patients and their families who are facing terminal illness, their relationships with their medical team, and the family members who care for them.

A 4 to 5 week small group book study kicking off all together on October 8 at 7 PM. Available Groups and Facilitators:

  • Sundays, 7pm at WRPC, starting Sunday, Oct 8: Ashlie Thompson, facilitator
  • Mondays, 7pm at WRPC starting Monday, Oct 9: Ashley Anne McMasters, facilitator
  • Select Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:30 as available, meeting at WRPC starting Wednesday, Oct 11 (Bring a bag lunch): Marietta Wynands, facilitator
  • Wednesdays, 7pm at Sarah's home, 2313 Hamrick Dr. Starting Wednesday, Oct 11: Sarah McCracken Cobb, facilitator
  • Individual Study:  A study guide for self study is available from PCUSA

The Reverend Denise Anderson and the Reverend Jan Edmiston, Co‐Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have invited the church to read and discuss the book, “Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race,” by Debby Irving. Following our summer series on Confronting Racism, the Christian Formation team invites WRPC to continue the discussion in small groups. We hope that your life will be enriched as you learn how to interrupt racism and grow in your love for God and love for others.

To Register

Look for sign-up sheets on Christian Formation Sunday, September 10 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

October 15, 2:30pm - 4:30pm in the WRPC Fellowship Hall

West Raleigh Presbyterian Church is co-hosting with the Biblical Justice Forum at Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church a free workshop facilitated by Triangle Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). The workshop is for anyone interested in learning more about the ways in which racism operates in our society today and how we can work against it. We'll discuss how people in power have historically and at the present used racism to divide and conquer us, the power of multi-racial coalitions who have worked and are working together in spite of these efforts, and the role each of us can play in the current movement against racism.

To register or for more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 919-815-1748. For more information about SURJ, please visit For more information visit the Triangle SURJ chapter or on Facebook.

This year in Christian Formation. We were reminded that God shapes and nurtures faith through deep community with and for one another. We invite you to take some time to consider how you will weave your life into this sticky web of faith.

How will you connect to believers of all ages, including children, youth, and young adults?

In what location might you begin a new relationship, perhaps one that is faith-based, where there was not one before? Pray about those you are marginally connected to whether in the church, the home, the community, or online. Might you engage with them in caring conversations or support them in some way?

Are online devotionals a regular part of your day or week? Consider sharing a link to something that touched your heart. A couple of “online retreat” links are

All-Church Retreat
April 27-29, 2018

Join your friends of all ages for a time of relaxation and fellowship at Camp Albemarle, a Presbyterian camp on Bogue Sound. Camp Albemarle is 146 miles from Raleigh and takes a little more than 2 ½ hours to get there via US 70. Our retreat will include plenty of time for playing games, walking along the beach, fishing or kayaking.  In addition, we’ll have the option of engaging in a mission experience and Technical Tree Climbing!

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