Whitelaw Avenue Baptist Church
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Glorifying God...Expanding His Kingdom


October 2018 Newsletter


A Word from the Pastor…

On October 24 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm we will conduct our annual Trunk or Treat for children of our area.  Trunk or Treat is a good way for us to meet and show love to the children and their families of our area.  Many parents have told me how thankful they are that our church provides this event for their children.  They say, “Your church and the other churches make it possible for my children to Trick or Treat without having to go to knock on the doors of homes of people we do not know.”  So I believe this is a ministry of love to our community.  It also gives us the opportunity to meet the parents of the children.

We need you to help us by providing a car and give out candy, help set up or help serve in some way.  There will be a signup sheet on the bulletin board where you can indicate where you are willing to help and be a part of this event.

In His Love,

~Bro. Richard


The seniors will meet Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 pm at Castelli’s Moonlight Restaurant.

New Life Sunday…

Sunday, October 7 we will have “New Life Sunday.”  This will be an evangelistic emphasis Sunday.  In our Morning Worship Message time we will show a 30 minute video produced by the Billy Graham Association.  This DVD has 3 powerful salvation testimonies intertwined with the Gospel Presentation by the late evangelist Billy Graham.  It is a very interesting and powerful presentation of the Gospel!  Please invite your friends and family who are on your CPS List to come with you that Sunday.

Team Kids…

All preschoolers and children are invited to come to Team Kids.  Team Kids includes a Bible study, games and a missions video each week.  It lasts for 1 hour – 7:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday nights.  We will have one Team Kids group for preschoolers age 3 – Kindergarten, and another for grades 1 - 6. 

Godfrey Corn Maze…

We will have our annual family fellowship to the Godfrey Corn Maze on Saturday, October 13 at the Glazebrook Park in Godfrey.  We will meet at the park at 6:30 pm.  The cost is $4 if we pay as a group or $6 for individuals.  Give your money to Donna Gaines when you arrive so she can pay as a group for the special group price. This event is for the entire family, youth group, or you can come alone. 

Lord’s Supper Observance…

We will observe the Lord’s Supper on Sunday, October 14 at the end of our Morning Worship Service.

Operation Christmas Child…

We will conduct Operation Christmas Child again this year.  You can begin planning now to fill a shoe box with toys to be sent to a child overseas.  Our church collection day will be November 4.  See the insert for more details about your box.  Later we will pass out the leaflets on “How to Pack a Shoe Box” with the envelope to put in your box.

October Calendar of Events…

Wednesday, October 3      6:00 p.m.      Trunk or Treat Planning Team Meeting

                                                                Regular Wednesday Activities

Sunday, October 7                                  New Life Sunday

Wednesday, October 10                         Regular Wednesday Activities

Saturday, October 13        2:30 p.m.      Fellowship Hall Reserved

                                        6:30 p.m.        Godfrey Corn Maze

Sunday, October 14                               Regular Sunday Activities

                                                               Lord’s Supper Observance

                                        2:30 p.m.        VIP Nursing Home Service

Wednesday, October 17                        Regular Wednesday Activities

Thursday, October 18        6:00 p.m.     Keenagers Fellowship at Castelli’s Moonlight

Sunday, October 21                               Regular Sunday Activities

Wednesday, October 24    6:30 p.m.     Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 28                               Regular Sunday Activities

                                        5:30 p.m.        Potluck & Quarterly Business Meeting

Wednesday, October 31                         No Regular Wednesday Activities



We want you to be part of our family, where we help each other grow and serve God through giving of our time and talents.  You can Connect with us, Serve in our ministry and Grow in your relationship with God.   There are many opportunities waiting for you.

You Can Volunteer & Serve at WABC!

If Interested, call the Church Office at 254-3848 OR contact the person listed


We need church members who will volunteer in:


 1.  You can help with fundraisers for Centrifuge Camp or you can help drive our youth to scheduled off-site events.   Contact our Youth Leaders:  DONNA GAINES or KELLY SCHILLINGER.

2.  You can provide drinks and snacks for Wednesday night Bible study.  Contact our Youth Leaders: SUE KEENER or STEPHANIE STUPPERICH.


1. You can help in the Nursery (age Babies through Pre-K) during Sunday Worship Service.  Contact our Nursery Care Coordinator:  GINGER TOOLEN.

2. You can help with our Preschool Team Kids (age 3-K) on Wednesday night.  Contact our Preschool Team Kids Leaders:  AMANDA CAVANAUGH or JENNY POINTER. 

3.  You can help with Preschool Care on Wednesday night (age babies-2).  Contact our Preschool Care Leaders: KATHY CROXTON or CINDI MARTIN. 


1.  You can help with our Children's Church during worship service (for Grades K-4th grade).  Contact our Children's Church Coordinator: CINDI MARTIN.

2.  You can help with our Children's Team Kids (Grades 1-6) on Wednesday night.  Contact our Children's Team Kids Leaders: JOYCE MILLIGAN or MARY COLLIER.


Are you interested in sports, activities and recreation?  Contact GEORGE STUPPERICH to find out how you can help with Children's Activities or Recreation.


Adults and Children can contribute to our worship service by singing in the choir and/or playing an instrument during regular services and special events.  Contact our Choir Director:   JAN TIMMINS.


You can lead a Life Group, where you could strengthen, support and encourage one another about life's lessons and to help others live out their faith.  This would be for a small group on Wednesday nights.  Contact our Discipleship Director, LANA NEWCOM


1.  If you have technology and/or social media experience you can help with our Technology Ministry.  Contact our Web Page Administrator: DENNIS EMMONS.

2.  You can help our Projection Team that includes, Audio, Sound and Visual during our regular services and special events.  Contact our Projection Team Coordinator:  AUSTIN BROADFOOT or Sound Tech: BRAD GAINES.


1.  If you would like to be in prayer for those in need, take home a prayer list and/or be on our Prayer Chain, contact our Prayer Chain Coordinator, JUDY FARIES.

2.  You can help our Elevator attendants on Sunday mornings before and after Sunday School and Worship Service.  Contact our Elevator Attendants, RANDY FRASER or KATHY ROGOZENSKI. 

3.  If you would like to be a Greeter or help with Guest Services, contact our Guest Services Coordinator, JIM FARIES. 

4.  You can help with Sunday morning transportation.  Contact our Transportation Coordinator, JUNIOR CASH.

5.  You can help in the Kitchen by cooking a dish for a funeral meal or preparing a meal and delivering it to a church member.  Contact our Kitchen Committee Chairman: MARY MILLER.

6.  You can help with decorations for the church worship service and special events and holidays.  Contact the Chairman of the Church Decoration Committee, AMANDA OLIGER.

7.  You can help with church clerical work or mail outs.   Contact TAMMY at the church office.

8.  You can help with repairs and maintenance of the church building and grounds.  Contact the Building and Grounds Committee Chairman: JUNIOR CASH.


1.  You can represent the Church and help in the community with local ministries and events.  If you are interested call the church office or contact our Community Ministries Chairman: DEBBIE ANGLETON.

2.  You can help with our Homebound Ministry by contacting homebound church members once a week.  Contact: TAMMY at the church office.

3.  You can help with our Helping Hands Ministry by doing small house or car repairs/maintenance; or you can help someone move.  Contact:  KEVIN SHELTON.

4.  You can provide transportation to a Doctor's office or hospital.  Contact: TAMMY at the Church Office.

*Our Volunteers say that serving has made a difference in their lives and their relationship with God.  Each month we are going to Spotlight a few of our volunteers.  Every volunteer has a story.  We love to hear how God is working in the lives of our volunteers

Read their favorite memories on the upstairs Bulletin Board in the Education Building.*

October Volunteer Spotlight

"I believe we are told to help others and take care of each other.  Hopefully the people being served are receiving the help needed and a blessing from the service.  I have found that  I actually receive the bigger blessing by helping others.  I hope that people can see Jesus through the small things I do."   - GINGER TOOLEN

"It makes my heart happy doing God's work!"  - AMANDA CAVANAUGH

"It is a way to show others the way God loves me.  I receive such blessings when I serve."  - KATHY ROGOZENSKI

"I serve because God wants us to!   We are his messengers on Earth, to go out and do his work and spread his love.  I'm so blessed and honored to be able to serve our God. "-    KATHY CROXTON  

"Lord you bless me most when you use me to bless others"

"I want to do what God wants me to do and that is to serve him!!" - DEBBIE ANGLETON

Last Month's Volunteer Spotlight:

"I love the Lord and the reward of seeing people come to know Him and watching Him transform lives!!!"  -KELLY SCHILLINGER

"I serve because It brings me great joy!  -  DONNA GAINES

"The final instruction of Jesus before he left this earth was "Go ye therefore and teach all nations".  I believe I am responsible to use all of my abilities and the resources God has provided to complete the mission".  -SUE KEENER

"We are called by God to serve and not only do I bless someone, but I am also blessed."  - STEPHANIE STUPPERICH


Your willingness to use your gifts and abilities has strengthened the ministry of this church.  "Well done, good and faithful servant."