News - News, June

Drivers Needed for Food Ministry

The Baptist Church of West Chester provides transportation to and from the West Chester Food Cupboard. We want to expand our witness by increasing their pool of volunteer drivers. The time commitment ranges from 30-90 minutes. This ministry assists WC Food Cupboard clients to receive the full amount of monthly groceries. Questions or want to volunteer, call Donna Dunn at 610-696-7466.

Early Bird Deadline Ends Tuesday for the Global Leadership Summit

August 8-9 in Spellman Hall
Only five days left to register for the Global Leadership Summit with the early bird discount! This two day event is streamed from Willow Creek Church in Chicago. Click here to register! Discount price for Westminster is $89 with code: GLS19TEAM until June 25. Questions, Contact Diane McFalls.

Summer Mission - Fill a Backpack

June 23, June 30, July 7 & July 14
Send a child back to school well prepared through Bridge Academy and other programs in the Coatesville area. Pick up a backpack in the Narthex on Sunday, June 23 or June 30. Fill it with school supplies and bring it back to the church by July 14. Questions? Contact Laura Davis. 

Summer Reading Books Now in the WPC Library

The three books (The Tech-Wise Family, Searching for Sunday, and Waking Up White) for our congregational summer reading are now available at our library, and located above the center bookcase. Enjoy reading the books over this summer. The library increased its loan period to six weeks over the summer months.

Show Your School Spirit

June 16 in Spellman Hall
The Emerging Generation Vision Team invites you to School Spirit Sunday on June 16! Wear your (or your child or grandchild) school wear as a means to connect with others. We hope that school spirit facilitates conversations and connections over sticky buns. Any post-high school individual interested in hearing from their Westminster family while pursuing their next endeavor, whether college or job-bound, are asked to share their contact info at the table in Spellman Hall. You'll receive supportive letters from caring members of your home church beginning this fall. Questions? Contact Megan Wonderland.

Save the Date - Mission Possible

November 8 at The Garden Shed at Terrain
Mark your calendar for the third annual Mission Possible fundraiser for our summer mission trips! This year it will be at a new venue, The Garden Shed at Terrain. Sponsorships and advertising opportunities will be available soon. Questions? Contact Cristina Combee.

Urgent Plea from Family Promise

Family Promise is in need of evening hosts for Friday and Saturday! You'll spend time with homeless families eating dinner, relaxing and resting at Westminster. Family Promise helps homeless families get back on their feet. Families spend their days at a resource center, working with staff on job applications, budgets, childcare, and other things.Click here to signup. Questions? Contact RuthSimonson, Jean Pitts, or Karen Bates.

Wear Red, Yellow or Orange on Sunday

Pentecost is this Sunday, June 9. 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.

Westminster Summer Reading

Looking for something to read at the beach? Our staff is reading three books this summer, Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans, Waking Up White by Debby Irving and The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch. Join us for discussion on one or all the books in Facebook groups: Searching for SundayWaking Up Whiteand The Tech-Wise Family.

Travel Size Toiletries Needed for DC

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 7th. Questions? Contact Ann Hatfield.

Adults & Youth Volunteers for VBS

9am-12pm June 17-21
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 cinemaSignup here. Questions? Contact Sue Spotts.

Library Receives New Books

Our library is thankful for the generosity and support of our Library Gifting Tree! The result: twenty-one brand new books on our shelves and cash gifts to buy more! Shout out to those who donated so many gently used books! We’ve kept some and donated the rest to our thrift store and other churches. What a joy to be able to share them all with you!

Thank you for all our recent donations:

  • The Marvelous Mustard Seed by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso & Amy-Jill Levine
  • Dragons in Our Midst: The Complete Series, MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged by Bryan Davis
  • Who Is My Neighbor? by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso & Amy-Jill Levine 
  • Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins & 2 Sons by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso & Amy-Jill Levine
  • Where Are You Hiding God? by Elizabeth Zartl
  • Home By Another Way : A Christmas Story by Barbara Brown Taylor
  • What In the World Is Wrong with Gisbert? by Jochen Weeber & Fariba Gholizadeh
  • A Case for Kindness: 40 Ways to Love and Inspire Others by Lisa Barrickman
  • The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher
  • Not in God’s Name by Rabbi Jonathan Saks
  • Canoeing the Mountains by Todd Bolsinger
  • White Pickett Fences by Amy Julia Becker
  • Peaceful Neighbor- Discovering the Countercultural Mr. Rogers by Michael G. Long
  • 9 Ways to Bring Out the Best in You and Your Child by Maggie Reigh
  • It’s Complicated- A Guide to Faithful Decision Making by Jack Haberer
  • Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbrxeaking Path of Griefby Joanne Cacciatore
  • Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving: How to Care For and Support the Grieving Heartby Gary Roe
  • Grieving with Hope: Finding Comfort as You Journey through Loss by Samuel J. IV Hodges & Kathy Leonard
  • The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns
  • The Prayer of Jabez : Breaking through to the Blessed Life by Bruce H. Wilkinson.
  • Mark - Series Title: Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching by Lamar Williamson, Jr