News - News, September

Youth Choir Begins October 10!

10:30-11:15am Oct. 10 & 24 • Choir Room
6th-8th grade youth: you're invited to join our youth choir which kicks off their rehearsals next Sunday! Rehearsals are on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month. Youth must be vaccinated to participate. Questions or for more info, contact Bob Morris.

Join the AV Crew that Makes Live Stream Worship Happen!

Our Sunday morning live stream doesn't happen all by itself: it takes four AV technicians every service who control the cameras, audio and the text on the screen. Would you like to be one of them? Contact Lynn George or Jon Frost for more info.

Positive Action Program for Middle School Youth

In partnership with Compass Mark WC, we're offering a 10 week virtual mental health program for middle school youth to grow in their self-care this fall. We'd like to hear from families about what day and time would work after school. If you are a parent of a middle school youth who would be interested in participating, please fill out this brief survey to let us know what day and time would work best after school for your child. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Clark.

Volunteers Needed for KidsConnect!

KidsConnect is looking for volunteers interested in helping on Sunday mornings. Join us in the Courtyard as we experience the wonders of God and the joy of helping children grow spiritually. Volunteer as little or as often as your schedule allows. All volunteers must have their clearances. Interested please contact Diane DeSieno-Lane.

Commitment Sunday October 3!

On Sunday, Rev. Bob Young kicked off our annual stewardship campaign. In the next few days, you should receive a mailing including a brochure and a pledge card. Pledging helps the church budget and plan for the day-to-day costs of the church including staff salaries, worship, programs, missions, maintenance, utilities, and operations costs. Commitment Sunday is when we dedicate pledges for 2021. Please mail your pledge card or pledge online by October 3 when they will be dedicated during morning worship. Let us all join in fully funding the vision for our ministry in the coming year! Questions? Contact Valerie Wallace.

A Message from Pastor Jon

Pastor Jon encourages you to join us this Sunday for an intergenerational, family-friendly worship service at 4 pm. We will be outdoors weather permitting with the sanctuary as a backup. This month's theme is growing. Click here to register. Questions? Contact Pastor Jon Frost.

Do You Need Nursery Childcare?

Starting this Sunday, September 12 we will provide childcare at 9:30am on Sundays during worship. In order to properly staff the nursery, we'd like to have an idea of how many families might be seeking childcare for their youngest kids on Sunday mornings. Please contact Chris Clark if you plan to use the nursery beginning this fall. Also, if you are interested in serving as a nursery volunteer, please contact Chris Clark. Nursery volunteers must be fully vaccinated and masked.

Support Disaster Relief for Hurricane Ida

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is providing emergency relief and short-term recovery in the impacted areas for Hurricane Ida. Please pray with us for the communities affected by this event and consider supporting the work of PDA around the world, give online by clicking here.

NEW Sunday Schedule Begins on September 12

Worship Times

9:30 am Traditional Worship

In Person & Live Stream

11:00 am Contemporary Worship

In Person & Live Stream

4:00 pm Evening Vespers (3rd Sunday)

Join us this fall on the 3rd Sundays in September - December for an intergenerational, family-friendly worship service. We will be outdoors weather permitting with the sanctuary as a back up. Each month the theme will be different so stay tuned! Questions? Contact Pastor Jon Frost.

5:00 pm Taizé Worship (1st Sunday)

In Person & Live Stream

Children & Youth Spiritual Growth Opportunities

9:30 am KidsConnect Celebrate Wonder

We are excited to welcome children back to KidsConnect in person outside as we celebrate with wonder and awe God’s love and all God created. Children will come directly to the courtyard rather than the sanctuary. Children and teachers will be masked. All children Pre-K through 5th grade are welcome.

9:30 am Middle School Sunday School

Youth in grades 6-8 are invited to join us again for a time of exploring faith questions, Bible study, and hands-on activities together in The Site. We will follow all necessary COVID protocols, including all youth and teachers wearing masks. Questions? Contact Chris Clark

9:30 am Shalom (High School)

On select Sundays at 9:30 am, we will hold conversations around social justice topics in The Cove. Shalom (Hebrew word for "peace") provides teens the opportunity to discover how to be peacemakers in their communities and world. The first discussions will be on Oct. 10 &17 - Expansive Imago Dei: LGBTQIA.

5:30 pm Creatorspace Youth Group

Join us in kicking off the youth ministry year! There will be music, snacks, a tie dye station, and some competitive games. We'll be hosting outside with Spellman Hall as our secondary option in case of inclement weather.​ Click here to register.

Adult Spiritual Growth 

10:45 am Journey Class: Let My People Go: Exploring the Opening of the Book of Exodus

September 12 - October 10 • Zoom
This five-week interactive exploration of the opening chapters of the book of Exodus will be led by Dr. Sue Fry. The Book of Exodus has influenced the faith of Jews and Christians alike. Exodus has been inspirational for various voices of liberation. Images of the parting of the Sea and the plagues have been the subject of popular films. This class is a re-reading of Exodus for adults wishing to expand their faith and grow in spiritual trust. All are welcomed to join in all or any sessions as able. Click here to attend. Questions? Contact Jennie Clark.

A Message for Families from Chris Clark

If your family was not able to attend the Blessing of the Backpacks gathering on Sunday, we would still love to provide backpack tags for your kids! You can watch this message from Chris Clark and sign up to receive a backpack tag in the mail. We will mail tags out through September 12.

New Fall Book Study Opportunity

This fall, Westminster is partnering with First Presbyterian Church to offer a six week study of Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Reconciliation. This book is an honest conversation about unspoken hurts and mounting tensions and how we can use Biblical principles to pursue restoration. The book is designed for all, whether you are relatively new to the racial justice conversation or have participated in past programs. It will begin the week of September 19 over Zoom on Sunday or Tuesday nights (depending on participant availability). Questions or to signup, contact Sue Kelly by September 13.

Gathering of Men Starts New Study

7pm Wednesdays starting Sept. 22 • Hybrid in Spellman Jr.
A Gathering of Men will begin studying the Gospel according to Luke starting Sept. 22. The study is open to all men. Click here to attend via Zoom. Questions or for more info, contact Ed Kane.