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News - News, February

Donate Briefs for Broad Street Ministries in March

We are collecting new men’s boxers and briefs, all sizes, for Broad Street Ministry. We all take underwear for granted, but our friends at BSM do not have such basic necessities. You can order online and have them mailed to the church (attention to the Outreach Committee at 10 W. Pleasant Grove Rd. West Chester, PA 19382) or drop them off in the bins under the portico. Questions? Contact Laureen Smith.

Winter Storms Response Efforts

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is in communication with Presbyterian leadership in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. PDA staff are working with presbyteries on the ground to assess the needs. If you wish to support the response efforts, please make checks payable to Westminster Presbyterian Church (“Winter Storms” in the memo line). We will forward the collected funds to PDA. Click here for updates or to donate onlineThank you for your donations and prayers!

Help Call Westminster Seniors

The Expanding our Witness for Seniors Team needs ten volunteers to call about fifteen Westminster Seniors (aged 80+) in March using a script to complete a Senior Survey. If interested, contact Nancy Christy.

Congrats Chris Clark!

At its December meeting, Westminster’s Session heard a report that Chris Clark would be taking on the essential ministry responsibilities of Children and Family Ministries, effective January 1, 2021, along with his work as Youth Director. As Chris is already familiar with many households, and a partner with former Director Sue Spotts in numerous ministry opportunities, the Children’s Spiritual Growth team and Personnel Committee agreed this was an excellent way to move forward, at least for an interim period. We’re grateful to Chris for his willingness to serve in this way.

January 2021 Live Stream Bloopers

Enjoy our newest edition of the Westminster blooper reel! These bloopers included were gathered either live, while recording parts of the service ahead of time, or during our tech run through which happens between 8:15-8:45am every Sunday morning. Enjoy the seventh edition of a few memorable Westminster bloopers. Click here to watch the other editions.

Collecting Canned Meats for West Chester Food Cupboard

One in seven (1 in 7) families are now classified as food deprived as a result of the pandemic. The need is real, and the West Chester Food Cupboard assists people who are dealing with food insecurity. If you would like to contribute to this ongoing effort, please bring items to Westminster during February. Food donations can be left in a marked bin located near the front portico entrance. Below is a list of collection items:
  • Canned meat
  • Fish
  • Beef Stew
  • Chili

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is excited to announce that we will be starting the Journey Continues on March 8, 2021 via Zoom. The Journey Continues is designed for women who have done at least one Step Study, which means they completed the Journey Begins (books 1-4) and have taken those truths to apply the principles they have learned to their lives. Take the next step on your recovery journey and take your recovery to the next level. Questions or to signup contact Virginia Jaeger. Let this program enhance your recovery.

Preschool Registration for Spring 2021 Open!

We are excited and hopeful to be able to fill our classrooms with the wonderful sounds of children learning, laughing and playing starting in March. We will have a limit of 10 children per class. Each class will have a teacher and a teacher’s aide. Click here to register your child for the Spring 2021 semester or click here to register your child for the 2021/2022 school year. Due to the high volume of registration requests, we are closing our priority registration at 9 am tomorrowQuestions or for more info, contact Jackie Steinmetz.

Caring Conversations

Are you or someone you know struggling with isolation or exhaustion from the ongoing pandemic? Are you experiencing stress from health concerns, financial strain, job loss, or grief of any kind? If you are feeling weary or burdened by the unprecedented crises happening in our country, you may benefit from a “Caring Conversation.” A “Caring Conversation” is an opportunity to speak with a pastor, deacon, or other Westminster leader about your current concerns. If you would like to speak with someone for support, prayer, or assistance, please contact Pastor Ann.

Stephen Ministry

As the pandemic continues into 2021, our Stephen Ministry program is available for support. Our trained Stephen Ministers are ready to meet via telephone calls, virtual technology, or one-on-one, in-person visits (with appropriate safety precautions). During this season of continued stress, uncertainty, isolation, and grief, you may find it beneficial to speak and pray with a Stephen Minister. Interested in learning more about the Christ-centered, compassionate care available through Westminster’s Stephen Ministry program, contact Pastor Ann.

Thrift Shop Request

Are you downsizing, redecorating, or is spring cleaning on your to do list? Consider the thrift shop first before donating to other organizations. Thrift shop customers are requesting small pieces of furniture, such as tables, chairs, cabinets, dressers, curios, and jewelry armoires. Keep in mind that all revenues from your donations support many local organizations in need. Contact Karen Koepke for more info.