Small Group Meals with Dorisanne!
Various members of the congregation will host meal events over the coming months, which will provide some casual time to get get to know Dorisanne as well as other members. All are welcome. Please RSVP by signing up on the posters in the downstairs hallway (between Preschool I and Preschool II Classrooms) or by calling the church office. Space is plentiful, but each event is limited to the number of guests noted below. Click on the title for more information.Posted on Jul 16, 2014
Pictures from the Alliance of Baptists Press Conference
At a press conference held at WSBC on June 5, the Alliance of Baptists formally joined the lawsuit recently filed by the General Synod of the United Church of Christ against the state of North Carolina challenging the constitutionality of the state’s marriage laws insofar as they limit the ability of that denomination’s clergy to perform marriages of same-sex couples. The Alliance of Baptists is one of the denominational entities with which Watts Street affiliates along with the Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists. Watts Street’s partnership with these organizations has been an important expression of our church’s policy of being a welcoming and affirming church. In addition, Watts Street Baptist Church has long stood firmly on the side of separation of church and state. As the lawsuit charges, that North Carolina’s marriage laws are an infringement on the UCC’s and Alliance’s constitutional right to free expression of its religious beliefs. Click on the red link above for pictures from the event.Posted on Jun 14, 2014
Water in the Desert
Watts Street responds to the need for drinking water in Gaza. Click on the title to see the full article posted in the Alliance of Baptists newsletter. Posted on Jul 16, 2014
Eat Dessert First!
On the first Sundays of, July and August, you’re invited to linger after worship to enjoy cookies, lemonade, and conversation with your Watts Street friends. Thanks to our deacons for offering these events, and to Camilla Hovey for coordinating! Posted on May 13, 2014
WSBC Calls the Reverend Dorisanne Cooper as Senior Minister!
In a Church Meeting following worship on Sunday, April 6, two hundred and thirty-five members of Watts Street Baptist Church voted unanimously to extend a call to the Reverend Dorisanne Cooper as Senior Minister. Dorisanne accepted the call and will begin her ministry with Watts Street some time during the summer. Thanks be to God! We offer deep gratitude to the search committee, chaired by Jim Drennan, for their careful and patient work over the last year. Other committee members are Amy Armstrong, Dick Chorley, Jennifer Martin, Doris Cooper McCoy, Amy Rublein, Jim Travis, Gordon Whitaker, Logan Wilkins, and Blanche Williams.Posted on Apr 7, 2014
Summer Wednesday Nights
During June, July, and August we gather for Wednesday Night Suppers at 5:30 on the second Wednesday of each month: June 11, July 9, and August 13. Enjoy time around the tables to reconnect with your Watts Street friends! The permanent supper list does not apply, so be sure to make reservations in the Friendship Register, or with the Church Office by the preceding Monday morning. In addition, a Potluck Game Night is planned for the first Wednesday of each month, also at 5:30. The dates are June 4, July 2 and August 6. Bring a dish to share, plus a favorite table game or two. Thanks to Barbara and Dick Rumer for once again coordinating this opportunity for fun! Posted on May 13, 2014