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News - News, September

Prepare Grab & Go Meals

We make a difference with one home cooked meal at a time. Join us in our efforts to feed hungry WCU students by preparing single serve Grab 'n Go meals. Our next delivery to the Resource Pantry is October 7th. All fresh or frozen meal donations must be dropped off at WPC's kitchen by 10am October 7. Questions or for more info, contact Dana Loundas.

You Can Still Register for a Disaster Recovery Work Trip

There is still time to join the fall hurricane recovery trips to Wilmington, NC. Volunteers are needed to help with rebuilding the areas impacted by storm damage and flooding. Signup for one of two trips in October: October 13-19 and October 20-26. Click on dates to register. Questions? Contact Bill Stewart.

Sock It To Us Starts Next Week

The Outreach Team is again collecting socks during October. Donate NEW socks that will be distributed to local Chester County homeless & disadvantaged children, women and men. Please place new socks in the bins around church. We've collected over 2,000 pairs each year for the past three years. Let's make it four! Questions? Contact Burt Rothenberger.

College Student Pen Pals Needed

Thank you to everyone who signed up to correspond with a Westminster college student through our new Student Connection program. We are delighted that several more students have expressed an interest in participating in this program. We are in need of caring members who will send supportive letters to a college student from our WPC family.  If you are interested, contact Megan Wonderland.

Help Us Plan for 2020!

Commitment Sunday is when we dedicate pledges for 2020. Please bring your pledge card to worship on October 6 to be dedicated during morning worship, or make an online pledge. Let us all join in fully funding the vision for our ministry in the coming year. Questions? Contact Donna Harrison.

Paint Project Needs Volunteers

Saturday, October 12
Over the past couple of weeks The Home Team has worked with the Phoenixville Women’s Outreach Group (PWOG) to paint an interior of a house they recently purchased. Help us finish painting the house which will provide permanent low income housing for single homeless women, who complete a transitional housing program. Questions or to volunteer, contact Gary Liddick.

Help Habitat for Humanity

Saturday, October 19
Strap on your tool belts, for Westminster's Habitat for Humanity construction workday in Coatesville. Contact Burt Rothenberger with questions and to signup.

Stewardship of Life: Awareness, Connection and Recovery

This past Sunday the Serve Our Neighbors Implementation team crafted worship, with the theme of "Stewardship of Life: Awareness, Connection and Recovery." It was a powerful morning, testifying to Westminster’s commitment to being a congregation where those wrestling with addiction or mental health issues are welcomed with open arms. We yearn to be a community where honest conversations and unconditional love promote healing and wholeness.

What the entire service below: 

The testimonies of members Dave Carpenter, Karen Gadson, and Brenda Schivito are moving examples of authentic sharing, and may be helpful resources for YOU to share with family or friends struggling with mental health or addiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Ann Hatfield.

Register for the Reality Retreat

November 8-10 at Sandy Hill Camp, North East, MD 
High school youth are invited to spend a weekend with other youth from churches around southeastern PA. Come for a time of worship, fun, and growing in relationship with God and others. Click here to register. Questions? Contact Chris Clark.

Register for Mission Possible

November 8 at The Garden Shed at Terrain
It's time to register for the Mission:Posssible dinner and live auction, which supports our mission trips. Tickets are $95 and limited, so register today! Can't attend the event, become an event sponsor at one of the various sponsorships. Questions? Contact Craig Loundas or Laureen Smith.

Vision 2020 Update

Commitment Sunday is when we dedicate pledges for 2020. Please bring your pledge card to worship on October 6 to be dedicated during morning worship, or make an online pledge. Let us all join in fully funding the vision for our ministry in the coming year. Questions? Contact Donna Harrison.

Try Celebrate Recovery

7pm Thursday Nights in The Site
Come and join this life changing, confidential ministry for those struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits. New members are always welcome. This is not a ministry that is solely for addiction. Take the first step to make a difference in your life. Questions? Contact the CR Leaders.

Christmas by Candlelight

1pm November 24
Our Widow/Widowers Group is celebrating Christmas with Christmas by Candlelight, a Christmas musical and buffet dinner at the Candlelight Dinner Theater in Alden, DE. Cost between $52-63 depending on the size of the group which includes both dinner and the show. Contact Carol Olver ASAP if interested, tickets are limited.

 

Last Chance to Register for the Middle School Sabbath Retreat

October 4-6 at Tel Hai Camp in Honey Brook, PA
Youth in grades 6-8 are invited for a fun weekend together. We will give teens space to find rest, learn the importance of rest for our bodies, minds and relationships, and how God invites teens to find rest in their daily lives. Price is $120 per teen, click here to register. Questions? Contact Chris Clark.

Hurricane Dorian Emergency Response Efforts

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) delivers immediate aid to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Initial assessment suggests catastrophic destruction, but the full scope of the damage will not be known for months. Our financial gifts are needed to assist with relief efforts. Click here to support the work of PDA or make checks payable to Westminster Presbyterian Church, memo line: Hurricane Dorian. We will send the collected funds to PDA.

Congregational Survey

The Serving Our Neighbor Vision Team designed a short survey for those 18 years and older to discover the talents, skills, interests and occupations within the Westminster Community. This will allow the team to reach out to our members to make our visions realized. One of our committee’s dreams is to connect the Body of Christ and put dreams into action as new opportunities arise. Click here to fill out the survey.

Help Us Plan for 2020

Commitment Sunday is when we dedicate pledges for 2020. Please bring your pledge card to worship on October 6 to be dedicated during morning worship, or make an online pledge. Let us all join in fully funding the vision for our ministry in the coming year. Questions? Contact Donna Harrison.

Home Team Fact of the Week

Did you know that if you’re homeless having a phone and a car may be more important than a place to sleep? Connections and transportation get you to a job or job interviews. Learn more about in our backyard and the lack of affordable housing by visiting our table at the Ministry Fair on Sunday.

Homelessness Fact from The Home Team

Dream team three from Vision Quest 2023 aka "The Home Team" is working for more affordable housing and to end homelessness. Raising awareness is part of their effort, so look for this logo to learn more about homelessness issues. Did you know that one in 19 households are living in poverty in Chester County? Learn more about homelessness in our backyard and the lack of affordable housing by visiting our table at the Ministry Fair on September 15.