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  1. News : December 2017 Worship Schedule Changes

    We will have only ONE morning worship service at 11am on Sundays, December 24 and December 31. If you are a regular attendee of the 8:30am service, mark this change on your calendar.

    Please also note that Church School will not be held on December 24 and December 31. Godly Play will take place on December 24, but not December 31. The nursery will be available on both Sundays.

    The choir, open to anyone age 12 and up who would like to sing on December 31, will rehearse at 10am in the Music Room.


  2. News : 2018 Elective Term 4: Countering Pharaoh

    Countering Pharaoh’s Production-Consumption Society Today

    Sundays, January 7 – February 11
    9:45-10:45am in Room 204
    Facilitator: Chris Tuttle

    This 6-week elective confronts participants with the comparison of the enslavement of the Hebrew people in Egypt to the enslavement of Americans struggling with the unending demands of the consumer society that defines us.

    A tour-de-force with preacher-professor-prophet Walter Brueggemann, Countering Pharaoh brings insights to the story of the Exodus that transforms it into a demanding call on the lives of 21st century people of faith. “It is a journey from slavery to covenant that we keep making over and over again… [because] Pharaoh has immense power always to draw us back into slavery,” says Brueggemann.

    WARNING: This program may be hazardous to your church, society, and the American way of life, and could potentially help restore the meaning of covenant.


  3. News : Wednesday Dinner in 2018

    A team of elders, deacons, and staff are in the process of evaluating the Wednesday Dinner model, and have decided to discontinue Wednesday Dinner on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays beginning in January 2018.

    Wednesday Dinner will still be available on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, when we come together for WOW: First Wednesdays and Aperture: Third Wednesdays.

    Our next Wednesday Dinner will be on Wednesday, January 17, before Aperture with Professor Jodi Magness. There is no WOW: First Wednesdays in January.

    Many thanks to the many hands who have put on Wednesday Dinner for the past two years. We appreciate your help with set-up, clean-up, cooking, and everything else that is involved!


  4. News : January 17 Aperture: Third Wednesdays

    January 17 Aperture: Third Wednesdays
    Professor Jodi Magness
    6:30-8pm | Music Room

    Our guest speaker for Aperture: Third Wednesdays in January is UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism.

    In 2002, an ossuary inscribed “James son of Joseph brother of Jesus” surfaced in the hands of a private collector. A few years later, a Discovery Channel documentary and related book claimed that the tomb of Jesus and his family has been found in Jerusalem. In this slide-illustrated lecture, we examine the validity of these sensational claims in light of archaeological and historical evidence for ancient Jewish tombs and burial customs in Jerusalem, including the burials of Jesus and his brother James.

    Dinner will be served from 5:45-6:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign up for dinner at by Monday, January 15.


  5. News : Third Graders to Receive Bibles

    Sunday, January 7
    8:30 & 11:00 worship services

    One important way that we pass along the foundational stories in our tradition is through the Bible. In worship, Church School, Godly Play, we•form kids, and youth programs, we surround our children with the journeys of those who have gone before us in order that they might see God moving in their own lives.

    There are several milestones in the lives of our children that Westminster celebrates to give them a sense of belonging and connectedness. In worship on Sunday, January 7, we will give our third graders personalized Bibles. By this age, they are able to understand more fully the stories they have heard in church. They’re beginning to ask questions about creation, about the unfairness that they see or experience in the world, and about issues of life and death. What better time to equip them with the Word of God and continue to expand their forming faith.


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