WPC Friends is our midweek after school ministry focused on developing friendships and teamwork! Our children spend time playing together in free play and competitive activities before settling into Bible study and life application discussions. This great mid week ministry is concluded with a music component where kids learn to play instruments and sing together! Terrific Thursday is our Summer break program that encourages children and parents to spend a few hours together during a short day trip. Whether we are seeing animals at the nature center, touring an orchard, or just getting ice cream at a local shop, your elementary student will enjoy our theme based outings that focus on God’s love for us and His creation!
Our middle and high school students enjoy a youth program that is focused on a weekly routine of discussion and fellowship. The WPC Youth wrestle with current events and how to describe today's culture through the eyes of the first century church.
Our college group is a great place for students to talk about their world view. What is God’s plan for your life? How do you make wise decisions for your future? Our discussion are sure to cover topics already on your mind. Be ready to face the hard questions when you come out for college group! We offer scholarships! Find out more in the Waldensian Presbyterian Women section of the website.
The young adults at WPC are very busy people. When it comes to parenting, career, and all the responsibilities that come with adulthood, we are always trying to catch up on what matters most in our lives! Our goal is to organize retreats and evening outings that allow us to take a brief big picture look at who we are in our homes, church, and community.
Troop 13198 is a Cadette group made up of 9 girls. The troop is lead by Amy Ingram and Kendall Jillings and we have additional adult helpers Amanda Lowman, Laura Johnson and Ashley Brown. The girls are Addie Farris, Hannah Whisnant, Kendall Branch, Kendall Ingram, Lilah Johnson, Lily Lowman, Marissa Williams, Matilyn Brown, and Piper Jillings.
We started our year off finally being able to celebrate inside with a Bronzing Ceremony. The Girls completed their project with the prayer garden during Covid. They are starting to work on their Silver project now. They have also been busy with some badges this year in cooking and baking, selling cookies, cookie booths, volunteering at the animal shelter, went to Tweetsie ghost train, doing leaf clean up at the Tron house, made valentines cards and delivered them to the front doors of all the residents at the Agape community as well as many scouts completing a variety of virtual badges.
We still have 6 months left of this scout year so we have lots left to do...
What's coming up.... Continue working on the Silver project.
We are in the beginning stages and have several ideas that we will be picking from and laying out a plan. Stay tuned for more details....
They will also be doing an overnight trip in May or June to the Gatlinburg/ Pigeon forge area. We will be kayaking at the lake, going to Bo’s for bowling, games and Laser tag, sprucing up the prayer garden again and doing some sort of community service project to help the new family moving into the Tron house and much more.
The girls have worked really hard selling cookies to help fund these activities, badges, and community service projects they sold over 2,100 boxes of cookies this year. It definitely gets harder the older they get to sell cookies so we appreciate all the help and support. If you need cookies we have our last chance booth outside.
Lastly we would all like to thank the church for all the support through the years. We would not have been able to accomplish everything we have done and have planned without you.
We thank you for allowing us to hold our meetings, and activities at this facility and greatly appreciate you loving on our girls and the continued financial support that you have extended to us.
Boy Scout Troop 192, sponsored by WPC, meets on Monday nights at 7:00 at the Boy Scout Hut located at 213 Massel Ave. in Valdese (near the Valdese Rec). We work on merit badges, develop scout and outdoor skills and have fun with recreational activities. Scouts have the opportunity to attend camping trips or outings with the troop, usually about once a month. Popular outings include biking, backpacking, camping in the South Mountains or Wilson’s Creek and fishing in the Linville River. The troop also is active in community service projects including placing the American flags in downtown Valdese on national holidays. Scouts can also attend Camp Bud Schiele in the summer. In addition to working on merit badges, scouts enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking, recreational team sports, rappelling, archery, shotgun and rifle shooting and more at the camp. Over the years, dozens of scouts from Troop 192 have advanced all the way to the rank of Eagle Scout. The troop is known for producing Eagle Scouts and leaders in the community. For more information, stop by the scout hut on Monday nights or contact the church office.
The WPC Soccer Camp is like no other in our community! Your child will learn soccer skills as they are coached by real high school coaches and student players. The week long Summer camp in July consists of a morning of drills and instruction followed by lunch and an afternoon of fun activities like swimming and ice cream! Camp in July is from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. You will find the registration forms and required documents here at a later date.