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  1. News : Fall 2018 Mid-Week Studies for Adults

    Join one of Westminster’s midweek studies exploring various themes:

    Seekers:  Interrupting Silence by Walter Brueggeman

    Seekers is a group for women that meets monthly to study and pray together. Interrupting Silence illustrates that the Bible is filled with stories where marginalized people break repressive silence and speak against it. Examining how maintaining silence allows the powerful to keep control, this book motivates readers to consider situations in their lives where they need to interrupt silence, convincing us that God is active and wanting us to act for justice. (2nd Mondays, 7:15pm | Parlor)

    Monday Morning Bible Study:  Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture by Frances Taylor Gench

    Start your week with rousing discussions and examination of God’s Word. This class will review and discuss the writings of Paul that have circumscribed the lives and ministries of women throughout Christian history. What are people who honor Scripture to do with such texts, and how can we engage them with integrity? Join us for lively discussions and fellowship! (Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm | Room 105)

    Doorways: Esther and Ruth by Patricia Tull

    Doorways is a group of mostly retired, active women who meet for fellowship and Bible study. This fall, Doorways will be taking on a ten-session study of the Old Testament book of Esther, with its stories of faithfulness, courage, and survival, and the ethical questions posed by its ending, and the book of Ruth, with its themes of community, loyalty, and friendship. (Thursdays, 9:00am | Parlor)

    Men’s Breakfast Book Study

    This group meets twice monthly for fellowship, breakfast, and good, faith-filled conversation. This year will focus on studies of Esther and Ruth, as well as a reading of Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. (1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00am | WPC Parlor & Hope Valley Diner)


  2. News : Collections for Haiti Medical Mission Trip 

    The Haiti Medical Mission Team is preparing for its fall trip, September 29-October 6. This year the team is handling collections a bit differently: Instead of donating items, we’re asking folks to “sponsor” products with a donation of cash or check. The team has connected with a supplier to purchase items in bulk at a considerable savings. Team members have a table in the Courtyard with a sampling of the supplies needed. Please drop by to learn more and consider leaving a donation or putting one in the offering plate marked for the Haiti Fund. We’re grateful to God to know we can count on the Westminster family for generous contributions and continued prayers for Haiti’s people.

     


  3. News : New Church School Electives for Adults  

    Are you seeking to learn more about God and living a life of discipleship? Check out these new electives for the fall, both offered on Sundays, 9:45-10:45am, beginning September 16:

    • Bible 101 (Room 205) Have you ever wanted to know more about the Bible or to respond to a child’s questions about the Bible? If so, then Bible 101 is the place for you! This study is designed for folks seeking basic information on biblical interpretation to create a fuller understanding of God’s Word. No biblical study background is needed or assumed.
    • Alongside: A Practical Guide for Loving Your Neighbor in Their Time of Trial (Room 204) Whether it’s cancer, death of a loved one, long-term illness, loss of a beloved pet, or another significant challenge, we all know someone facing trials. How many times have you wanted to do the practical thing when someone you know is in a hard place, but had no idea where to start? We’ll explore what is needed and appropriate depending on the relationship.

     


  4. News : Rally Day, New Program Year Kick-Off, September 9

    Children and youth are invited to come meet their Church School teachers at 9:45am in the Fellowship Hall, while parents confirm their kids’ information on the class rosters. Breakfast snacks and beverages will be served. At approximately 10:10am, children and youth will go to their classrooms with teachers. Adults will stay to hear about upcoming adult Christian Education opportunities. If you’ve never been part of a Church School class or elective, come learn more about these wonderful offerings and meet the people leading them.

     


  5. News : Churchwide Clean-Up Days, September 8 and 15  

    You know how sometimes you take a Saturday morning and clean out a closet in your home or the back of your shed? That’s exactly what the church needs. On Saturday, September 8, volunteers are needed from 9:00am-12:00pm to clean out and remove unnecessary items from several closets and rooms, and to do some deep cleaning in our classrooms. The following Saturday morning, September 15, also from 9:00am-12:00pm, we will be working outside in conjunction with our Scout troops, to clear brush and trash on the new property and refresh mulch on the playground. Please sign up today to help: http://bit.ly/WPCSept8Workday and/or http://bit.ly/WPCSept15Workday.

     

     


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