• Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Location: Spellman Hall

    Shop for meaningful and unique Christmas gifts, and provide hope to those served by partner ministries! Our alternative gift market is selling Honduran coffee, Palestinian olive oil, Fair Trade chocolate and tea, handmade crafts, and more. You can also make donations to the following organizations: Act in FaithAngels Against AddictionBroad Street MinistryCommunity WarehouseCVIMFamily Promise SCCServing at the CrossroadsVine Street MinistryWest Chester Food CupboardWest Chester Senior CenterPrint out a donation card for online donations to these organizations or pick one out at Shop for Hope. Questions? Contact Ann Hatfield.

  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Sanctuary & Live Stream

    You're invited to join members of the Presbytery of Donegal in celebrating the installation of Rev. Dr. Leah R. Hrachovec as Lead Pastor of Westminster. This service to the glory of God includes covenant promises that the Pastor and the Congregation make to God and to one another as we move forward in Christ's mission together. The Lord's Supper will be celebrated. Dr. Lewis Galloway will preach on John 15:12-17 and I Corinthians 13. Reception to follow in Spellman Hall hosted by the Deacons. 

    Dr. Lewis Galloway is a native of Columbia, SC and a graduate of Davidson College (A.B.) and Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA (D.Min.; Th.M.).  He studied in France for two years at the University Paul Valerie in Montpellier and at the Protestant Faculty of Theology in Paris.  He is married to Dr. Eleanor (Bunny) Alexander who is also a Union graduate, a PCUSA pastor and a Pastoral Counselor.  They are the parents of three grown children and have two grandchildren. They moved to Black Mountain for retirement after he served for 14 years as the Senior Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church.  Prior to moving to Indianapolis, Lewis served churches in eastern North Carolina, Norfolk, Virginia and Columbia, South Carolina.  In Columbia, he was active in racial reconciliation ministries, campus ministry, social justice issues, and homeless concerns. He was the President of the South Carolina Council of Churches, the Cooperative Ministry, and the Chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness.  He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Union Presbyterian Seminary and Davidson College. He is currently on the boards of the Montreat Conference Center, the Anderson Foundation, and Agnes Scott College.  While he was at Second Indianapolis, he served as the Program Director of the Lake Fellow Residency Program in Parish Ministry and the Chair of the Indianapolis Interfaith Hunger Initiative.

  • Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Location:

    The First Crew team of volunteers will travel to Kentucky in October. Our long-time partner, Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders, will coordinate recovery efforts from the devastating 2021 tornados. This group of tornados was particularly destructive, with 81 fatalities and more than 650 injuries. The Fuller Center supplies both materials and tools, as well as a manager to oversee the projects. If you are interested in learning more about this mission opportunity, please contact Jim Serum. 

  • Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Location: Zoom

    Join us for a rolling congregational meeting at both services to vote on next year's slate of officers (Elders, Deacons & Trustees). For those worshipping at home, join us for the 15 minute virtual meeting over Zoom to make sure your vote is heard. Click here to meet the officers of the class of 2024. Click here to attend the Zoom congregational meeting.

  • Time: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    Location: Back Parking Lot

    This service reflects our understanding that God calls us to be stewards of creation, which includes the beloved animals in our lives. Your leashed or in some way restrained pets are welcome! Please be prepared to clean up after them if necessary. If you have pets that do not travel easily or struggle around other animals, you are welcome to bring a photo of your pet. If you have lost a pet recently, you are welcome to bring a photo or other item in their memory. We invite attendees to bring items for donation to the Brandywine Valley SPCA. Register here. Questions? Contact Pastor Jon Frost.

  • Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Location: Spellman Jr & Zoom

    A five-week hybrid series (Zoom & Spellman Jr.) 10:45 am October 23, 30, November 6, 13 & 20  with Rev. Dr. Sally A. Brown Facilitator/Teacher

    In this five-session course, Rev. Dr. Sally A. Brown, Professor Emerita of Worship and Preaching at Princeton Seminary (recently retired) will lead us in exploring what lies behind the main practices that make up our worship services, and why we do things the way we do—sometimes differently from other Christian congregations. One reason to explore this history of worship is that, to be honest, it’s fun!—kind of like exploring our “liturgical DNA.” But second, this exploration can make us more mindful as worshipers. Third, it can deepen our appreciation of the deep and rich history of churches that worship differently than we do. Click to attend via Zoom. 

    We’ll take a walk through history and across different Christian traditions, both past and present, to discover the deep roots of a typical worship service at WPC. Scripture, ancient texts, art works and music will aid our exploring. This journey will reveal not only what makes our ways of worshiping distinctive, but will shed light, as well, on much we have in common with Christians across traditions and around the world.

    October 23                   The Ancient Four-Fold Journey of Worship: Why Do We Do This and Where Did It Come From? 
    Session 1 will provide an overview of our journey into the Christian past, and across Christian contexts in the present. We will also get introduce to weekly worship as a four-fold spiritual “journey.”

     

    October 30                   Marking Time: The Journey of Christian Worship through the Year
    In Session 2, we’ll discover how the annual Christian calendar of seasons and feasts came into being. How was it observed in the past? Why do some Christian churches celebrate “saint’s” days, while others don’t?

     

    November 6                 Worship as Dialogue: Proclamation, Prayer, Song and Creed
    Session 3 focuses on the dialogical nature of Christian worship. How does the Service of the Word (scripture reading and preaching) figure into this dialogue? What about prayer, singing, and reciting Creeds? What does this dialogue sound like in other Christian communities beyond US Protestantism?

     

    November 13               The Sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Eucharist)
    History reveals that the sacraments of baptism and the Lord Supper form a deep, common ground for Christians across centuries and across differing communions today. But sacraments have also been a major battleground among Christians! How do these sacraments form our Christian lives? What are key differences in how these are understood and practiced today?

     

    November 20               Worship as Formation: from Sanctuary to Street
    Worship is so much more than a once-and-done, weekly Christian social occasion or spiritual obligation; worship is meant to lend coherence and momentum to our daily lives. We will explore this connection. Those who wish will be invited to share how this dynamic connection works in your own life, or has seen you through tough times.

  • Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Location: Spellman Jr & Zoom

    Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know about Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity 

    Final Session October 16 • Hybrid (Spellman Jr & Zoom)

    • Session 5: Scandal/Hospitality: Like Jesus, queer people know embracing scandal creates an ethical vision that frees us from shame and affirms the dignity of every human being.  Led by Chris Clark.

    October 23, New Journey Class:  Exploring Our Christian DNA - What History Tells Us About the Way We Worship - October 23-November 20 - Rev. Dr. Sally A. Brown

    October 23-November 20 • Hybrid (Spellman Jr & Zoom)

    Rev. Dr. Brown, recently retired Professor Emerita of Worship and Preaching at Princeton Seminary will lead us in exploring why we do things the way we do in our worship services.  Exploring our liturgical DNA is fun; it can make us more mindful as worshipers; and it can deepen our appreciation of the history of churches that worship differently than we do.  This journey will reveal not only what makes our ways of worshiping distinctive, but will shed light on what we have in common with Christians across the world.

    • Session 1 - October 23:  The Ancient Four-Fold Journey of Worship: Why Do We Do This and Where Did It Come From?  This session will provide an overview of our journey into the Christian past.
    • Session 2 - October 30:  Marking Time:  The Journey of Christian Worship through the Year.  In this session we'll discover how the annual Christian calendar of seasons and feasts came into being.
    • Session 3 - November 6:  Worship as Dialogue: Proclamation, Prayer, Song and Creed.  This session will focus on the dialogical nature of Christian worship.
    • Session 4 - November 13:  The Sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper.  History reveals these sacraments form a deep, common ground for Christians across differing communions today; but have also been a battleground among Christians.  How do they form our Christian Lives?  What are key differences in how these are understood and practiced today?
    • Session 5 - November 20:  Worship as Formation: from Sanctuary to Street.  Worship is more than Sunday worship.  It is meant to lend coherence and momentum to our daily lives.  This session will explore this connection.

     

  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Location: Spellman Hall

    Join us for a meal packaging process that is safe and effective. You will work with small groups of volunteers and every family unit can work at their own individual packaging station. We look forward to providing a fun and safe experience while packaging over 50,000 meals. Click here to register or donate to help us package more meals. A $85 donation will pay for a box of meals that will feed a child for an entire school year! Questions? Contact Angela Emrich.

  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Location:

    3rd Graders and Parents: Discover what your Bible is, where to find stories in your Bible and the wonder of our stories within God’s story. Choose a favorite story or verse that will be inscribed in your new Bible and so much more…A Bible presentation to third graders at 9:30 & 11:00 am services on October 30. Look for a letter with more details to come to all 3rd grader family inboxes soon! Click here to register. Questions? Contact Jill Reichert

  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    Location: Spellman Hall

    Join us for a meal packaging process that is safe and effective. You will work with small groups of volunteers and every family unit can work at their own individual packaging station. We look forward to providing a fun and safe experience while packaging over 50,000 meals. Click here to register or donate to help us package more meals. A $85 donation will pay for a box of meals that will feed a child for an entire school year! Questions? Contact Angela Emrich.

  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Location: Spellman Hall

    Join us for a meal packaging process that is safe and effective. You will work with small groups of volunteers and every family unit can work at their own individual packaging station. We look forward to providing a fun and safe experience while packaging over 50,000 meals. Click here to register or donate to help us package more meals. A $85 donation will pay for a box of meals that will feed a child for an entire school year! Questions? Contact Angela Emrich.

  • Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Pica's Restaurant 1233 West Chester Pike, West Chester

    Widowed persons, please consider joining us for a time of food, fun and fellowship. All widowed persons are welcome. Please RSVP to Carol Olver either way.

  • Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: Narthex

    Dispose of out of date or unused prescription & over the counter drugs safely. We accept prescription and over-the-counter solid tablets and capsules, prescription patches, medical creams and ointments, vitamins, nasal sprays & pet medicines. We do not accept IV solutions, injectables, syringes, and needles (like Epi-pens), hydrogen peroxide, compressed cylinders or aerosols (like inhalers), or Iodine-containing medications. Questions? Contact Brenda Schivito. 

  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: The Site

    Join us for a Community Naloxone Training presented by Chester County’s Overdose Prevention Task Force. The life saving training will briefly review what opioids are, what naloxone is, how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, and lastly how to access drug and alcohol services in Chester County among other resources.  

  • Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Katie Cloutman/Phil Leshock Home

    Join other young families at the Cloutman-Leshock home for a potluck and some fall activities.  Bring your favorite drink and side dish to share. RSVP to Katie Cloutman.