Westminster will host Family Promise November 4-11. Please share your Westminster hospitality with these grateful families! We need evening and overnight hosts and meal prep volunteers. Our hosts will need their child protection clearances. Click here to volunteer. Questions? Contact Jean Pitts, Ruth Simonson or Karen Bates.
We know you are counting down the seconds to order Christmas Concert tickets. Tickets become available on our website at 9am on Monday, October 29. Tickets are required to avoid overcrowding. Childcare is provided at all the concerts. If you have a problem ordering tickets please call 717-455-0872 and someone will help you with the form.
Thursday, December 6 at 7:30pm
Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 15 at 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, December 16 at 3pm and 6pm
8am-12pm November 11
Support our annual turkey drive! Our goal is to collect 200 turkeys. This matches last year's goal of one ton or 2,000 pounds. A Chester County Food Bank truck will collect turkeys and will distribute them to families in our community for Thanksgiving. Giant gift cards are welcomed. Questions? Contact John Grillo.
Do you have a new or gently used winter coat in the back of your closet that you don’t wear anymore but would be welcomed by someone who doesn’t have one at all? We are collecting men, women, and children’s coats in the sanctuary during the month of November. Please make sure the coats are clean and if possible on hangers. We will deliver them to eight different partner agencies. Questions? Contact Laureen Smith.
We have collected over 1,500 socks for Sock it to Us. Help us reach our goal of 2,000 socks by donating new socks for local Chester County homeless and disadvantaged children, women and men. Please place new socks in the bins provided around the church. Questions? Contact Burt Rothenberger.
October 21-November 11
We're partnering with CVIM to stock their bins with cold medicine that will be distributed to patients. We also need your help to collect dental hygiene donations of toothbrushes (soft bristles), toothpaste with fluoride, dental floss, dental flossers, interproximal brushers, mouthwash (alcohol free), Nyquil capsules, Delsym (Dextromethorphan), Mucinex (Guaifenesin tablets), Robitussin (Guaifenesin tablets), Robitussin DM, Diabetic tussin, and Dayquil capsules. Donations will be collected in bins around the church. Questions? Contact Karen Goldsborough or Chris McCool.
We celebrated with a retirement party for Marian Stevenson, our library team leader, complete with homemade cookies and roses on Tuesday! During Marian’s almost twenty-year term, our library was physically relocated twice within WPC and, more recently, our catalog was computerized and later migrated to the cloud—Amazing and so much appreciated! Thanks Marian, for all you’ve done!
The Peace & Global Witness Offering promotes peace, justice, and reconciliation around the world. This year, Westminster’s portion (25%) of this Special PCUSA Offering will support Vets With A Mission (VWAM). VWAM is dedicated to helping Vietnam veterans honor the past and embrace the future. Consider how your financial support can provide resources needed to transform areas of desperate need into communities of peace and healing. Donations will be collected through October.
We will be accepting only online ticket requests this year beginning on Monday, October 29, at 9:00am Click on the rotating slide for the Christmas Concert on the home page. It will take you to the order form. There is a limit of 6 tickets per family. Tickets will be distributed to the congregation on Sunday, November 4 in Spellman Hall from 8:00am until 12:30pm. Those in the community will be notified by email confirming that their ticket request has been filled. You may then pick up your tickets in the Narthex from 10:00am to 1:00pm November 5-9 or in the church office after that. Questions? Call 717-455-0872.
Concerts this year are:
Donate new socks during the month of October for local Chester County homeless and disadvantaged children, women and men. Please place new socks in the bins provided around the church. Last year Westminster collected over 2,000 pairs of socks. Let's repeat that again this year! Questions? Contact Burt Rothenberger.