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News - News, December

Westminster Becomes a COVID-19 Testing Site!

Head back to our rear parking lot for a free rapid test or PCR test. The hours are 8am- 2pm Monday - Friday and 8am-12pm on Saturday. Closed on Sundays. Testing is appointments only. Tests are free but please bring your insurance card. Click here for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Expanding Our Witness to Seniors

As a result of our Fall Calls to Seniors, we are in need of 14 members who are willing to call a Westminster senior quarterly and send Christmas, Easter, and birthday cards to them. Questons or to signup, contact Nancy Christy.

Tornadoes Response Efforts

On December 10th and 11th, several tornadoes ripped through multiple U.S. states, resulting in extensive damage and significant loss of life. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is in touch with affected areas to coordinate resources and assistance. Additionally, Pastor Don has connected with the staff at the First Presbyterian Church in Mayfield, KY to see how Westminster can directly support that congregation and community. Our financial gifts are needed to assist the thousands of people who have been affected. Click here to support the work of PDA or make checks payable to Westminster Presbyterian Church, memo line: “December Tornadoes.” We will send the collected donations to PDA. Click here for updates on response efforts.  

Recycle Your Christmas Lights!

Starting Sunday through Epiphany on January 6th, we're collecting old, broken Christmas lights for a recycling program. If the idea of all those lights ending up in a landfill does not feel right to you, here is how to participate. Bring all your old, broken Christmas lights and deposit them in one of the collection bins, located in Spellman Hall or in the Narthex. We will ship the lights to a recycling company. Any proceeds from the recycling process will be used to buy books, educational games, and puzzles, which will be donated to Toys for Tots.  

Prayer Chain Update

Jeanne Klaver will step down on December 31 as the coordinator of Westminster’s Prayer Chain. Jeanne has been faithfully overseeing our prayer ministry since 2017. We are grateful for her leadership and dedication to this important ministry. Starting January 2022, we are delighted to welcome Sue Spotts as the new Prayer Chain coordinator. If you would like to submit a prayer request or become a member of this weekly prayer ministry, contact Sue Spotts or call the church office.  

Coats, Blankets & Turkeys, OH MY!

Thank you all for your very generous contributions to the Coat, Blanket and Turkey Drives in November. The response was amazing! We collected over 250 new and used coats, over 150 blankets and sleeping bags, and 100 Turkeys. These were distributed to 10 local nonprofits including the West Chester Food Cupboard (who distributed the blankets out in West Grove), Chester County Migrant Ministries in Kennett Square, West Chester University Resource Pantry, the Tick-Tock Early Learning Center in Avondale, CVIM, Broad Street Ministry, St. Agnes Day Room, Safe Harbor, and the Salvation Army. 

Bring Back Your Giving Tree Gifts!!!

The need for gift donations is even greater this year and we need your help to share God’s love at Christmas! To see what you signed up for click the name of the organization: Pocopson Nursing Home, Migrant Ministries, Domestic Violence Center, and Family Promise. Gifts are due back Sunday. You can drop them off in the Narthex or drop them off under the portico from 10am-12pm December 5th. Questions or help with gift delivery, contact Angela Emrich or Debbie Zakarian.