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News - News, July

Save the Date: Christmas Concert

7:30pm December 5 • 7:30pm December 6
2 & 5pm December 14 • 3pm & 6pm December 15
At 9am October 28 ticket requests will be accepted online for the 29th annual Christmas concert. There is a limit of six tickets per family. Tickets will be available to the congregation from 8am-12:30pm November 10 in Spellman Hall. Concerts last approximately 1.5 hours and the prelude begins 15 minutes prior to the concert. Childcare is provided. A $20 donation is suggested.

New Grants Granted from the Endowment Fund!!

The Westminster Endowment Board is pleased to announce the following grants have been approved by Session, for payment to their respective recipients:

  • Westminster Handbell Choir$10,000 approved to purchase chimes.
  • Garage Youth Center: $1,500 approved to purchase sound system for use in after school programs and as part of community outreach. 
  • Estado 29 Mission Team: $4,000 approved to support major remodeling effort at the facility.  Up to $4,500 to be granted if an additional $9,000 is raised.
  • Serving at the Crossroads: $12,000 approved to fund eye surgery equipment which will allow the center to perform more cataract and other eye surgeries at the clinic. 

Return Backpacks for Bridge Academy

Please bring back any backpacks for Bridge Academy by this Sunday, July 14. All backpacks are distributed, but you can still buy your own, fill it with school supplies. Questions? Contact Laura Davis. 

40 Seats Left for the Global Leadership Summit

August 8-9 in Spellman Hall
This two day conference about your influence is streamed from Willow Creek Church in Chicago. Click here to register! Discount price with code: GLS19TEAM. Questions, Contact Diane McFalls.

Save the Date: Casino Night

6:30-10pm October 26 at Brandywine River Museum
Join us for an evening hosted by Serving at the Crossroads (SATC). Your ticket includes admission to the art galleries. There will be tables for black jack, roulette, craps and poker, and a silent auction and raffle with all proceeds going to SATC. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact Barbara Goodale.

Rooted: A Study of Colossians: Summer Teaching/Preaching Series

This summer we are doing a deep dive into the letter to the Colossians.  Through preaching and teaching, we will examine the different authorities that impinge upon our lives. Some of these authorities are obvious and some are more subtle in the unexamined assumptions we hold. Through the letter to the Colossians, we will consider what authority Jesus Christ brings to these other authorities in our lives.  We will explore how the authority of Jesus Christ frees us from coercive authorities in our lives that we may need to question. Each week we will offer a sermon and a Journey class on a text from Colossians. The Journey classes will be held in the Chapel at 9:45am.

July 14: “To the Saints and Faithful” (Col 1:1-14)  
Don Lincoln is teaching / Jon Frost is preaching

July 21: “The Image of the Invisible God” (Col. 1:15-23)  
Chris Clark is teaching / Don Lincoln is preaching

July 28 “Rejoicing in My Sufferings” (Col. 1:24-2:5)  
Ann Hatfield is teaching / Jennie Clark is preaching

August 4 “Rooted and Built Up in Christ” (Col. 2:6-23)  
Bill Fry is teaching / Don Lincoln is preaching

August 11 “Seeking Things from Above” (Col. 3:1-11)  
Joe Pennington is teaching / Ann Hatfield is preaching

August 18 “Clothing Ourselves” (Col. 3:12-4:1)  
Jennie Clark is teaching / Don Lincoln is preaching

August 25 “Final Thoughts” (Col. 4:2-18) 
Jon Frost is teaching / Don Lincoln is preaching