Vacation Bible School 2021
Who's ready for some summertime fun? And why is that crazy suit of armor in the church's front hall??
Woodforest Presbyterian Church is getting ready for Vacation Bible School 2021 - the Knights of North Castle: Search for the King's Armor.
Join us on a quest for the Breastplate of Justice, the Shield of Faith, and the Helmet of Salvation, while children learn to be strong in the Lord. This annual event includes Bible stories, crafts, songs, and games, and is free to both church and community members.
For more details, visit our website here.
Marjory Sutton preached during the Installation of her daughter, Rev. Karen Estes. She spoke about the many moving coincidences (no, she called them God-incidences) which led Karen to be called to ministry.
Participants in the Installation Service included: Rev. Helen DeLeon, Teaching Elder, Webster Presbyterian, Moderator of Presbytery Commission; Darlene McAlexander, Ruling Elder, Woodforest Presbyterian, Houston; Ann Reilly, Ruling Elder, Oaks Presbyterian, Houston; Rev. Becky Downs, Teaching Elder, John Knox, Houston; Marjory Sutton, Guest Preacher, Karen's Mom, Ruling Elder, Woodforest Presbyterian Church; and Ryan Cole, Music Director, Woodforest Presbyterian Church. Welcome, Karen! We are so glad to have you here!
Reception of New Members
Woodforest Presbyterian Church is blessed to welcome three new members - Joseph, Jeff, and Jon-Paul!
On Pentecost Sunday (5/22/2021) we receive the Pentecost Offering for Children at Risk, Youth, and Young Adults.
* 40% of the collection stays with our congregation to develop and support programs for young people in our own church and community.
* 25% supports Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) serving in communities around the world and growing as leaders through transformative Christian Service.
* 25% supports Ministries with Youth including the Presbyterian Youth Triennium.
* 10% is devoted to children at-risk to improve education and provide safe havens.
The gifts we share will help young people learn important lessons about life and faith. Most importantly, this special collection is an investment in our greatest resource - the young people who will grow into tomorrow's leaders.
Checks may be mailed to the church or placed in the donation box during inperson worship.
Pentecost is the day in our church calendar that marks the birth of the Christian church. At the first Pentecost, the Holy Spirit, in the form of doves or tongues of fire, descended upon the disciples and gave them the courage to spread their faith. In remembrance of this event, we dress ourselves (and our sanctuary) in the color red. Here you can see red ribbons waiting for our congregation to arrive!
This year, our Pentecost worship service will include a baptism and the addition of three new members. Following the service, we have refreshments in the courtyard. And following that, Reverend Karen Estes will be officially installed as our installed pastor. A reception follows.
Join us for this day of special blessings!
Woodforest Presbyterian Church is a loving and diverse congregation that has been serving the Channelview area of Houston, TX for sixty years.