Join your church family at Wycliffe
this Sunday at 10 a.m.
Today we celebrate the Day of Pentecost. Among Christians, Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Twelve Apostles
and other followers of Jesus
as described in the Acts of the Apostles
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
For this reason, Pentecost is sometimes described by some Christians today as the "Birthday of the Church." The Holy Spirit descended upon them as a dove.
Scripture: Romans 8:22-27
THIS PAST SUNDAY
Rev. Garrett Bugg's message was based on Luke 24:44-53. Jim Haynie read scripture, and special music was offered by the Chancel Choir, the Wycliffe Ringers, and guest instrumentalist Jim Nesbit.
Foster Child College Bound Shower
Summer is coming, finally. Along with it, our 5th annual
support for a foster child, that has been accepted and will
become a freshman in college this coming August.
This year’s recipient is a young lady, who will graduate from Lake Taylor High School and will say goodbye to her foster home and make her newhome in a Dorm room at Norfolk State University.
Each year this event provides more fun and opportunities for Wycliffe members to excel and surprise our recipient with that unique gift that will make her new home/Dorm room, her own special place as she begins college and a new life. She is writing up a short blurb that will be in the June Newsletter to let us know a little bit about her. She will be going to Target to complete a registry of items she will need for her Dorm (Her new home, did I say that already).
NSU’s website has given her a 3 page list of specific things she needs (such as broom, mop, cleaning supplies, rug, laundry detergent, telephone, cable wires/splitter, typical stuff, etc), so it looks like we will have a variety of items that we can get for her.
CS&M is planning on having the Poster with information about purchasing gifts and NSU Tickets listing each requested item set up in the Lawrence hall by June 16th with a goal of having all gifts purchased and turned in by July 14th. We will then hold the shower after a Church Service (Date DTMD), prior to her moving into the Dorm in August.
CS&M looks forward to your support of this very worthwhile
and rewarding event.
The Wycliffe Family comes together for
one service at 10 a.m.
Children's Sunday School offered at 10 a.m.
May 26 - A special Memorial Day commemoration
June 2 - A celebration of Wycliffe's graduating seniors.
Learn More about Pastor Garrett Bugg
Reverend Bugg was born in Sylva, North Carolina July 5, 1981 to a librarian father and school teacher mother. At ten years old, Reverend Bugg moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and grew up there, graduating from Myers Park High School with an International Baccalaureate diploma.
Attending North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Reverend Bugg was active in many campus org
anizations. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with honors in 2003. Discerning a call to ministry, Reverend Bugg then attended Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. There he earned a Master of Divinity degree in 2006.
After seminary, Reverend Bugg sought to increase his knowledge in pastoral care and counseling and enrolled in the Gloria Dei Academy, a training site for clinical pastoral education. While there, he completed over sixteen hundred hours of clinical training. He was ordained in August 2007 by Presbytery of Charlotte, and was installed as Associate Pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hampton, VA.
Reverend Bugg began his ministry as Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church in Ashland, Kentucky in January, 2010. During his time in Ashland, he continued his work in clinical pastoral eduation, and received certification as both a Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor. He also became active in numerous ministerial and civic organizations, including Ashland Area Presbyterian Ministries, the Ashland Ministerial Association, Boyd County Foundation for Children, and the Ashland Rotary Club.
Reverend Bugg married his wife, Alison, in September of 2011. A native Philadelphian, Ali is a stage manager who has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in regional theaters across the country. She also freelances as a special events manager and media transcriptionist for television and film. In May, 2012, the Buggs rescued a four-year-old Dachshund named Penny, who spends her days sleeping in large blankets, chasing birds, and sneaking onto the couch when no is paying attention.
Aside from spending time with Ali and Penny, Reverend Bugg enjoys reading, driving, outdoor activities, and makes a mean North Carolina style barbeque.
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“Look around and be amazed! I am doing something in your own day; something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it.” (Hababkuk 1:5)
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