Friday, June 28, 2013

The Wekiva Legacy Society

The Wekiva Legacy Society recognizes our church members who are “Looking Ahead”, and have chosen to extend their support of the church beyond their own lifetime; and who are “Looking Up” as they commit the future of the church to God’s providence and grace.   There are many ways to remember the church in your estate planning.  Many Wekiva Legacy Society members have found that the simplest way to do this is to make the church one of their life insurance beneficiaries. 
The photo with this post shows the symbol of the Wekiva Legacy Society, a design unique to Wekiva Presbyterian Church as it is the design of the skylight in our Sanctuary. 
Each year on “Scottish Sunday” there is a Wekiva Legacy Society luncheon to say thank you to all who have remembered the church in this way.  If you would like to  know more about the Wekiva Legacy Society, speak with one of the members of the Endowment Trust Committee: Sam Tomlinson, Dale Maloney, Tom Roberts, David Fazekas, Nadyne Pennington, and Brandon Woods.
At Wekiva Presbyterian Church, the main idea of what we are doing is this.  We are affirming:
- Life at its best is lived in Jesus,.
- Through Jesus’ words we hear what is best for us.
- Through Jesus' actions we see how we are called to live.
- By God’s grace, we can live out God’s love in the world, by cooperating in God’s work.
Life in every place is what it is supposed to be, when it is lived in Jesus.  Jesus is the beautiful Savior, the ruler of the nations.
Because Jesus is the Ruler of the Nations, we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us.  Join us in this adventure of faith!
This is a Wekivaword.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Psalm 50:23 – Find many things to be thankful for today—and let God know that you are thankful.  This is the right way to live today and each day.  This is a Wekivaword.
For more than thirty years, the Christian Child Center of Wekiva Presbyterian Church has nurtured young children and their families in a traditional preschool in the Longwood-Wekiva-Altamonte Springs area. 

Our goal is to create the love of learning in a child.

This goal includes a well-defined purpose to provide a loving and friendly Christian atmosphere where a growing child’s spiritual, social, mental and physical needs can be nurtured and developed.  Our bright and airy classrooms are designed to encourage each child’s cognitive thinking skills, learning by doing and discovery. 

Our teachers provide experiences in the languages, science, nutrition/food, creative movements, social studies, art, music, math, media/computer, pre-reading and writing skills.  The children benefit from weekly chapel programs, music classes, visits from the fire department, zoo days, vision screening, and learning about holidays and special days.

Visit us or call:

The Christian Child Center of Wekiva Presbyterian Church
211 Wekiva Springs Lane
Longwood, FL 32779
Phone: 407-862-8445

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I Peter 1:3 – Live today as a new-born follower of Christ, no matter how long you have been a Christian.   Let the old things that have encumbered you now be finished and gone.  Honor commitments that are ongoing.  And live in hope for God’s emerging future.  This is a Wekivaword.

Monday, June 24, 2013

2 Timothy 4:17 – Sometimes we are in difficult places and later we think, How did I get through that.  This passage is reminding us that it is God who stands beside us and strengthens us in tough times.  This is a Wekivaword.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wekiva Presbyterian Church’s “Christian Child Center” (CCC) is the Longwood-Wekiva area’s longest-established and most-highly regarded traditional preschool. Young children are welcomed into a bright and pleasant Christian setting providing nurturing instruction and training. A few examples of our goals and objectives are as follows:

-The staff strives to provide a warm, nurturing Christian environment through words and actions.
-To let children know the importance in giving thanks in prayer to God.
-To learn about themselves and to feel valued and secure in their relationships.
-To develop social and emotional skills.
-To develop reading readiness skills.
-To develop mathematics readiness skills.
-To learn about celebrating seasons and special days during the calendar year.

We provide the children with opportunities to develop and use small and large muscles as well as time to listen to stories and interact with each other. The CCC is a wonderful way to begin your child on the pathway of enjoying learning throughout his or her lifetime.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The founding Session of Wekiva Presbyterian Church wrote these words in 1977 as the mission statement of the church:

            “Our Mission is to provide a place of worship where we can come together as a Christian family to declare the will and purpose of God by preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and to perpetuate our attitude of service to the families of our community and the benevolent missions of our Church at large.”

For thirty-six years, the members, leaders and pastors of Wekiva Presbyterian Church have continued in the tradition expressed by its first mission statement. And those years have been good. Literally thousands of men, women, and children, past and present, have made up its family of faith; and the tradition of Christ-centered ministry in the Wekiva / Longwood area has become an enduring legacy, handed down for others to enjoy and be inspired by.

We welcome you to this vital church community and look forward to an exciting future together.
Numbers 10:33  Remember that the ark of the Lord went before the Israelites on their journey.  May we also picture God going before us on our journey, this day.  This is a Wekivaword.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Christian Child Center (CCC) is an extension of the Christian educational ministry of Wekiva Presbyterian Church. Our mission is to provide the very finest early childhood education in a distinctively Christian context as a ministry to young children and their families.

We are the oldest and most highly regarded traditional preschool in the Wekiva, Sabal, Sweetwater, Altamonte Springs area, conveniently located near the intersection of State Route 434 and Wekiva Springs Road.

And yes, we offer VPK, as well!

Our goal is to model the love of God for each child. We provide a nurturing environment and experiential opportunities for growth to enable each child to reach maximum potential - intellectually, relationally, emotionally and spiritually. We offer developmentally appropriate learning activities for children so they might come to understand their own worth and purpose as children of God and be free to be who God intends them to be.

For more information:
Christian Child Center of Wekiva Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
211 Wekiva Springs Lane
Longwood, FL 32779
Phone: 407-862-8445
Fax: 407-862-1748

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Your health and growth as a Christian is strengthened by fellowship, sharing, and input into your own life, from your church. The images of the church used in New Testament, such as “Body of Christ,” “family,” “flock,” and others paint a picture of why people benefit from belonging to a bigger body of believers. In community – I depend on others as they depend on me. Together we form the Body of Christ, expressed in the local church where we are members. We come together to worship God, one with another. We learn and grow together in Christ. We support and love one another as members. We learn how to use our gifts to build one another up. We reach out to the world together in mission. As a member of Wekiva, you share with others. You may join a class that does Bible study, and other kinds of learning in the faith. You share in God’s work and as you do, you bless others and yourself. All of us will be blessed, as you join with us in following Jesus Christ.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hebrews 12:1 - Sometimes we carry more than we should. This verse reminds us that we can unburden ourselves of that which is not essential, in order to persevere in those things that are essential. This is a Wekivaword.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

As a Presbyterian Church within the Reformed Tradition of the Christian faith, we consider our main goal in life is “to love God and enjoy God forever”—beginning right here and right now—in everything we are and do and have. A lively and creative congregation, Wekiva Presbyterian Church is always active in many ways, for the glory of God. The central feature of Wekiva Presbyterian Church is that God’s Holy Spirit is working to guide us and inspire us to live our lives as the Lord Jesus Christ teaches: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Mark 12:30-31 You are most welcome to be part of what God is doing in and through this community of faith at Wekiva... The Peace of Christ be with you. John Dalles, Pastor

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Psalm 51:17 – When you are feeling brokenhearted, remember that in such an atmosphere, God brings about miracles of newness and wholeness. This is a Wekivaword.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Psalm 51:17 – When you are feeling brokenhearted, remember that in such an atmosphere, God brings about miracles of newness and wholeness. This is a Wekivaword.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Romans 8:26-27 Let the Holy Spirit help you in your praying, this day. This is a Wekivaword.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Philippians 3:7 This is perhaps the best “profit and loss” statement of all time. Live it, today. This is a Wekivaword.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Romans 4:18 Don’t let the skeptics get you down. Hope against hope as Abraham did. This is a Wekivaword.