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Spotlight on a WPC Small Business: Pete's Produce Farm

Westminster member Pete Flynn is Pete from Pete's Produce Farm located at 1225 East Street Rd, West Chester, PA 19382 and are open seven days a week. 9am-5pm Sunday-Thursday and 9am-6pm Friday & Saturday. They are currently harvesting blueberries, beets, lettuce, onions, garlic, peas, summer squash and more. Due to the pandemic they have more than doubled their growing efforts for the Chester County Food Bank. Questions? Contact Pete Flynn.

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Summer Reset

Youth in grades 6-9 can participate in a summer program to help them tend to their emotional health from July 19 - August 29. If your teen is longing for a way to take care of their emotional well-being, this is a great opportunity to do so virtually with a group of peers and caring adult leaders from your very own home. Chris Clark explains more in this video. Click here for more info. Questions? Contact Chris Clark.

Parent Connect: Wrestling With Rest

The Youth Vision Team is inviting parents of teens to read Wrestling With Rest together this summer. This book is a great guide to thinking about and practicing sabbath rest. This virtual reading group from June 19 - August 22 will serve as a way for families to contemplate and practice rhythms of rest as we head into a new and unknown school year. Chris Clark explains more in this videoClick here to register. Questions? Contact Chris Clark.

Update from the Westminster Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop subcommittee, formed to review guidelines of the CDC, Donegal Presbytery, and state of Pennsylvania, with a goal to provide a safe and healthy environment for our volunteers and customers at reopening, continues to meet via Zoom. To date, the subcommittee completed Phase One of the reconfiguration of the thrift shop to comply with the social distancing guidelines. Plexiglass, masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers are on order for our volunteers and customers. A special quarantine area in which donations will be held for 48 hours before customers can make purchases, is being prepared. We will continue to keep you updated and ask for your patience in holding your donations as we all look forward to our reopening on Tuesday, September 8.

Spotlight on a WPC Nonprofit Partner: CVIM

Community Volunteers In Medicine (CVIM) is celebrating 20 years of providing much needed healthcare services to people who live or work in the Chester County region who lack access to insurance. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to provide continuing healthcare, hope, and healing during these difficult times. With the pandemic and economic crises causing greater anxiety and depression, CVIM transitioned to telehealth counseling and psychiatry immediately. While CVIM currently provides some healthcare services via telehealth, patients with urgent medial and dental care needs are seen in-person through modified operations. CVIM expresses their vision in this way: “May we have eyes to see those who are rendered invisible and excluded; may we have open arms and hearts to reach out and include them; may our healing hands touch their lives with love, and in the process heal ourselves.” Click here to learn more about CVIM or to support their mission to provide healthcare services to those in need in our community.