- Allow WPC groups of up to 15 to meet in Spellman Hall. Staff members will need to be present if the meeting is not held during hours when staff are regularly in the building. Access to the meeting must be made available virtually for anyone who is unable or unwilling to attend in person.
- Wednesday morning in-person prayer service can be held in the sanctuary with a maximum of 25 people in attendance from 9:10 – 9:30am.
- The sanctuary and labyrinth will be available for private, individual prayer and worship during limited times.
- Taizé in-person services may be held in the sanctuary with a maximum of 25 people in attendance.
The final stages of clean-up at the Westminster Thrift Shop are underway including drywall replacement, floor painting, and re-setup of clothing, housewares, furniture, etc. We are very thankful for all of your prayers, phone calls, emails, and letters of encouragement over the past months. Stay tuned for the announcement of our reopening date.
Our Stephen Ministry program continues to offer compassionate assistance, so you don’t have to walk alone during the pandemic. Our trained Stephen Ministers are available to meet via virtual technology or in outdoor, one-on-one, in-person visits (with appropriate safety precautions). During this season of greater uncertainty, stress, isolation, and grief, you may find it beneficial to speak and pray with a Stephen Minister. If you are interested in learning more about the Christ-centered care available through Westminster’s Stephen Ministry program, please contact Pastor Ann.
KidsConnect Drive-By & Ice Cream Treats: The Children’s Spiritual Growth Team is excited to ‘greet your family’ during our drive by weekend! Drive by the WPC Preschool South Church Entrance from 10am-11:30am on Saturday, September 12 or 12-1pm Sunday, September 13 when we will be handing out the family fall Celebrate Wonder curriculum/activities; Bibles; family resources for back to school and sidewalk chalk!
Join us for Celebrate Wonder KidsConnect Sunday Kickoff (via Zoom) from 8:45-9:30am Sunday, September 13 to meet and greet your fall leaders who will ‘Welcome your children’! We honor the spiritual life of your children and look forward to experiencing and reflecting on Bible stories; spiritual practices; and helping children make meaning of their lives during these difficult days of living a ‘virtual life’. They will explore God's word using the KidsConnect Celebrate Wonder 2020-2021 Curriculum. Watch Celebrate Wonder Introduction Video or watch the Celebrate Wonder Music Video. Click here to attend. Questions? Contact Sue Spotts.
Normally, Westminster conducts a monthly food collection for the West Chester Food Cupboard (WCFC), donating approximately 400 pounds of food each month. Volunteers collected the food weekly, and make two deliveries a month to the WCFC. However, during the pandemic, this ministry has been on hold, and no deliveries have been made. Recently, there has been an increase in demand for food and other items, since the extra unemployment subsidies expired. Currently, there is a need for personal care items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper,, and baby wipes). These items are particularly important as they are expensive and cannot be purchased with food stamps. To meet this need, the following drop-off event is planned from 9am-12pm on September 26. Volunteers will be at the main portico to collect contributions in a "no contact" fashion, so donors will not have to leave their vehicles. Questions? Contact Ann Hatfield.
The Westminster Thrift Shop sustained considerable damage during the torrential rainfall several weeks ago. The cleanup continues as we meet the challenges of working with contractors time schedules. We have come to truly understand the meaning of the word “Patience” even more so now than since mid-March when the thrift shop first closed its doors. Please keep all of us involved in the thrift shop ministry in your prayers so we will be able to reopen soon, and continue our mission of supporting the local community.
Over the course of the summer, we have had several bloopers either live or while recording parts of the service ahead of time. Enjoy the second edition of a few memorable Westminster bloopers. Missed the first edition of our blooper reel in June? Click here to watch the first edition.
The clothing closet has just re-opened at Broad Street Ministry. Westminster is collecting new and gently used blue jeans on Sunday, September 13th, right outside the front entrance from 4-6pm. There will be several people available to collect the jeans as you drive by. As always, men’s jeans are needed more than women’s. Questions? Contact Laureen Smith.