This Wednesday at Wilshire

February 21 - Koinonia Café offers lunch at 11 a.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. A noon Bible study will meet in Community Hall at 12 p.m. At 6 p.m. are some optional classes listed below, as well as Gallery Cafe in James Gallery. The library is also open in this time period.

Lenten book study. Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7. Throughout the Lenten season, Wilshire will focus on the theme “40 Days with the Holy Spirit,” following the book by Jack Levison of the same name. A Wednesday night class to discuss the book will be led by pastoral residents Feb. 21 through March 7 at 6 p.m. Copies of this book of daily Lenten readings are available in the church office for $5. Jack Levison is an SMU professor who spoke at Wilshire in the fall.

Practicing Prayer with Creation. Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7. What does prayer have to do with the earth? What can prayer do about climate change, environmental racism and degradation? An upcoming Wednesday night study titled “Into the Wilderness: Practicing Prayer with Creation” will follow Jesus’ example to answer these questions and turn to the wilderness. In each of three sessions (Feb. 21, Feb. 28 and March 7) an element of creation—matter, water and time—will speak to the nature of our most sacred practices—communion, baptism and daily prayer—and thereby enrich our theological consciousness, devotional life and sense of ecological vocation. The class will be led by Leanna Coyle-Carr, recent master of divinity graduate of Wake Forest University, and wife of pastoral resident Aaron Coyle-Carr.

Strengths class. Requires Pre-registration.The Living Your God-Given Strengths class will be offered on Wednesday nights from Feb. 21 through April 4 at 6 p.m. This class uses the Gallup StrengthsFinder instrument to help participants identify and know how to use the positive attributes given to them by God. For more information contact class facilitator and certified StrengthsFinder coach Geri McKenzie at (214) 452-3159 or

Koinonia Café Wednesday lunch and dinner (weekly menu and prices here)  

The schedule below is only during the school year. Classes are available for ages 3 (by Sept. 1) through sixth grade, and child care is available for infants and younger preschoolers whose parents are attending classes, committee meetings or serve in leadership with the preschool or children’s classes.

The Wednesday evening schedule (during the school year) for preschoolers and children is:
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.—Dinner in Community Hall 
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.—Age-graded music classes and choirs (ages 3 through 6th grade) 
6:45 – 7:15 p.m.—Globetrekkers missions classes for preschoolers 
6:45 – 7:25 p.m.—Bible skills class for first, second and third graders 
6:45 – 7:25 p.m.—Globetrekkers missions classes for fourth, fifth and sixth graders 

For youth, the Wednesday schedule (during the school year) is:
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.—Dinner in Community Hall 
6:00 - 6:30 p.m.—Free time in Youth Center 
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.—Watershed in Youth Center 

For adults, the Wednesday schedule (during the school year) is:
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.—Dinner in Community Hall 
6:00 - 6:50 p.m.—Bible study/class options 
6:50 - 7:30 p.m.—Gallery Cafe in James Gallery
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.—Sanctuary Choir rehearsal