The officers of the church: Deacons, Elders, Trustees and Preschool Board members are the hands, feet, and brains of God on earth. The nominating committee needs your help identifying people to fill these many shoes for the coming year. Please consider volunteering yourself or someone you know. Westminster greatly benefits from new perspectives and the many talents of our members. Click here for more info on the responsibilities of each role and to recommend someone.
1 in 3 US Moms report suffering from diaper needs, which is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or toddler clean, dry, and healthy. We will collect diapers during May. Diapers will be distributed to organizations in Chester County that work with families in need of diapers. Diapers can be left in collection bins around the church or purchased online, and delivered directly to Westminster at 10 West Pleasant Grove Road, West Chester PA 19382. Questions? Contact Angela Emrich.
Westminster has invested in ionization air purification devices throughout the building. This cleaning technology clears the air of pathogens and viruses including those that cause COVID. We hope these efforts will help our members feel comfortable returning to in-person worship and other activities in our church home.
Our raised bed garden program, sponsored by the Chester County Food Bank, provides fresh produce to the West Chester and Kennett Food Cupboards since 2010. We have expanded to grow vegetables in the ground, as well as in the raised beds. This year we hope to expand further and need volunteers—for planting and harvesting going forward. In May, we also need a few folks with strong backs to pound fenceposts and stakes. No gardening experience is required. Contact Anita Gordon for more info.
The Chancel Choir and a full orchestra will offer "Sacred Journeys," a farewell concert dedicated to their retiring directors, Bob Morris and Glenn Kinckner. Free tickets will be available starting Sunday, April 24th in coffee area after each service. The 4 pm concert will be live streamed and available to watch till Sunday, May 22.
Karen Randel, our Financial Assistant, is planning to retire by the end of July. This part-time position (20-25 hrs/wk) reports to the Finance Director and provides assistance and backup in Accounts Payable, Deposits, Payroll and Financial Reporting. Click here for the full job description. All interested candidates should send their resume to Gerry McShane. Click here to see other job opportunities at Westminster.
This year we are holding our women’s retreat on site at Westminster. Women of all ages, 16 years and older, are invited to return this spring for one or two days of fellowship and spiritual renewal. This year's theme is Return to the Root: Renewing Our Inner Spirit. We invite women to join us as your schedule allows. Come for the full retreat on Friday and Saturday, or for Friday only, or for Saturday only. Click here to read more. Click here to register. Questions? Contact Jennie Clark.
We are excited to welcome Becky as our newest part time staff member! As Music Associate, Becky offers her vocal and multi-instrumental gifts to provide musical support to various services including the contemporary, Taizé, and Vespers services. Becky grew up in West Chester and graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelors in Music Education and later a Masters in Music Education. Becky has attended Westminster since childhood and became a church member in 2003. She has been an active participant in the Worship Band since 2010 playing piano, guitar, and singing. Becky teaches middle school choir at Valley Forge Middle School in Wayne, PA. She lives in Downingtown with her husband Andy, son Benjamin, and black lab Cadence. In her free time, Becky enjoys making music, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.