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News - News, May

Now Recruiting: A/V Volunteers and 11:10 Musicians

Summer is a great time to get involved. We are currently looking for volunteers at all services for A/V responsibilities (Sound Board, Live Streaming, Computer Presentation Software). We are also recruiting musicians for the 11:10 band. Sing? Play an instrument? Contact Jon Frost for more info.

Travel Size Toiletries Needed

The Intergenerational Washington DC Mission Trip is collecting travel size toiletries for hygiene kits. They will share these kits with individuals living on the streets of DC, who do not have access to such necessities. The items needed are travel size shampoo, conditioner, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and razors. Items will be collected in bins around the church through Sunday, July 8. Questions? Contact Ann Hatfield.

Save the Date: Mission Possible

November 9 at the Gables at Chadds Ford
Help contribute to the success of this year’s mission possible fundraiser! We are looking for items for our live auction such as vacation homes, wine tastings, VIP tickets to sporting events, etc. Contact Jon Frost or Laura Davis to help donate. We are also looking for event sponsors at various sponsorship levels. These could be individuals or businesses. Contact Craig Loundas if interested in sponsorships.

Try Singing in the Chancel Choir

9:15-10:45am June 10-July 29
Try singing in our Chancel Choir for one Sunday or eight! All are welcome to join summer choir. This is a casual group (no robes), singing easy and familiar songs. It's a great time to take part in our music ministry. Rehearsals are Sunday morning from 9:15-9:40am before singing in the 9:45am service. Questions? Contact Bob Morris.

Looking for a Father's Day Gift?

9am-12:30pm June 3 in Café 10 West

Coffee is a great gift for Dad, and Honduran coffee will be on sale for $15 on Sunday to support Serving at the Crossroads. They are building an addition to the Manos Amigas Clinic in Honduras. All proceeds from the coffee sales will go to the cost of the construction. Questions? Contact Barb Goodale.

Save the Date: Stephen Ministry

Does this sound like you? A child of God who walks and prays with another, a caring Christian who really listens, or a quiet servant of God? If so, our next Stephen Ministry training class begins in January 2019, and our Stephen Leaders are looking for people who feel called to be Stephen Ministers. Want to learn more, contact Ann Hatfield.

Adults/Youth Volunteers for VBS

9am-12pm June 18-22
Go on a grand adventure as you lead children to discover God has created each of us for a purpose! Join others for a life-changing week as you shepherd 6-8 children to different activities around the church from worship, to games, and cinema. Signup here.Questions? Contact Sue Spotts.

Do You Speak Spanish?

Community Volunteers in Medicine is looking for volunteers with near native fluency in Spanish to interpret for medical appointments at our free medical and dental clinic in West Chester. The commitment could be through the summer or ongoing. Interested in volunteering? Contact Marie Frey.

Summer Sunday Adventures: Port of Call

Kindergarten - 5th graders get on board this summer as we hoist the anchor and cruise through the many adventures of Paul as he helped to spread the message of Jesus! We are also looking for volunteer helpers to join the crew! Sign up with Sue Spotts.

See Changes in the Library? Our Catalog Is Moving to the Cloud!

After this move, you can search our catalog from any device, see an item’s availability, and check an item in and out with a barcode reader! We ask for your support during this transition by holding donations until the fall, returning borrowed books, and refrain from borrowing until further notice. We’re also calling for volunteers of any age to help with a shelf audit or to help apply a barcode to every item in our library. Questions or to volunteer, contact Ginny Keib . 

Wear Red On Sunday

Pentecost is this Sunday, May 20. Celebrate by wearing red, yellow or orange to church. Pentecost is 50 days after Easter. It reminds us when the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in other languages, sending them out to share Jesus' story.

Chester County Food Bank

Formed in 2009 to address the escalating hunger problem in the county, the Chester County Food Bank secures, manages, and distributes food to those in need. They distribute over 2.7 million pounds of real, healthy food to our neighbors and serve more than 120 partner agencies including food cupboards, hot meal sites, shelters, and other social service organizations. Watch this video to learn more about the work of the Chester County Food Bank.

Volunteer at the WPC Thrift Shop

Have you thought about volunteering at the Westminster Thrift Shop? The shop will now be open in July and August with limited hours and they need your help! Volunteers will be in the coffee area this Sunday, May 13 between services to provide more information and answer any questions you may have. Questions? Contact Karen Koepke.

Paper Recycling at WPC Ends

We have decided to remove our paper recycler this week as usage had declined, pick-ups were inconsistent and promised revenue to the church did not materialize. We thank our members who so faithfully deposited their paper and ask that you use your residential trash hauler going forward. Questions? Contact Gerry McShane.

Summer Fellowship at WPC

Summer Fellowship activities are a wonderful way to be active, stay connected and have a little fun with Westminster friends. Last year, activities including hiking, bocce ball, kayaking and tubing on the Brandywine, bike rides and happy hours. If you would like to help organize, host or plan for June, July or August, please contact Dana Loundas for more information.

Volunteers Needed for Family Promise

We need you! We need volunteers for a variety of hospitality roles during the week of May 20-27, including those willing to eat dinner and relax (like a family evening) or sleep overnight (9pm – 6am duty with a separate sleeping room). Sign up here. Questions? Contact Ruth Simonson, Jean Pitts, or Karen Bates.