1. News : Capital Campaign News

    As we shared in the February 7 newsletter, Westminster is embarking upon a capital campaign to:

    • Renovate the Fellowship Hall,
    • Do needed maintenance on our Sanctuary and Mission Center, which includes upgrades to our heating and cooling system to make it more energy efficient, and
    • Pay off the mortgage on the property adjacent to our campus, which we purchased in 2015.

    With these changes, we’ll be making room for mission, community, and faith, and we are guided by God’s call in Micah 6:8 for this important work. Our capital campaign project will enable us to continue to:

    • Do justice, carrying out mission work that meets deep needs in Durham and beyond;
    • Love kindness, building relationships of care that knit us together as a community; and
    • Walk humbly with God, deepening the faith that sustains us as we serve and support one another.

    What’s Coming Up

    Check your mailbox this week for a bright yellow brochure! It shows the exciting ways that our capital campaign project will equip us to answer God’s call. Inside the brochure is a special prayer reminder to put up somewhere around your home.

    Beginning in mid-March, you’ll hear more about the campaign within your small groups – Church School classes, committees, ministries, supper clubs, etc. Everyone will also receive a Devotional Journal in March to guide us through this process.

    On March 18, we’ll have Gratitude Sunday, celebrating gratitude as the wellspring of generosity. You’ll hear more about Gratitude Sunday soon, but be thinking about what you love most about your church home now!

    If you have any questions about Westminster’s capital campaign, contact campaign co-chairs John Graham and Lynn Toms or Chris Tuttle.

  2. News : March 7 WOW: First Wednesdays

    Square Dance on Wednesday, March 7
    Dinner at 5:45pm; Dance from 6:30-7:30pm
    Fellowship Hall

    Back by popular demand, WOW: First Wednesdays on March 7
    will be a Square Dance! Professional square dance caller Bo Bierley will lead us once again in a dance for all ages and skill levels. In addition to square dancing, we’ll get to learn other fun dances.

    Childcare will be available for children under age 3 by RSVP. Baked ziti will be available for dinner at 5:45pm; the dance begins at 6:30pm. Please sign up by Monday, March 5.

  3. News : Campus Ministry Sunday 2018

    On Sunday, March 4, Westminster will welcome students and campus ministers from Duke, North Carolina Central, and UNC-Chapel Hill to worship. Duke campus minister Libby Boehne and students from the ministries will give the Sharing Our Mission during worship.

    We invite you to share a pew and a warm welcome with our guests that day. Campus ministries are a significant source for friendships and growth during college, and we look forward to building relationships with students in the area.

  4. News : New Inquirers’ Class Begins March 11

    Interested in learning more about Westminster or becoming a member?

    The next Inquirers’ Class begins on Sunday, March 11, in Room 105 at 9:45am. Get to know fellow inquirers, learn about the PC(USA) and WPC’s ministry, meet staff, and find out where YOU can grow and serve!

    The class will run for six weeks, meeting on March 11, 18, 25, April 8, 22, and 29. Space is limited so that we might get to know one another well.

    Contact Barb Schmidt to sign up or learn more.

  5. News : New Hymnal Donations

    Westminster is in need of additional hymnals! We’ll be purchasing new ones soon, and you can help. Here are five wonderful reasons to donate toward the purchase of these new hymnals:

    1. Thank a friend or family member who has supported you in your faith journey.
    2. Leave your mark on a pew in the Sanctuary.
    3. Celebrate the community of your Bible study, Church School class, or supper club.
    4. Honor the memory of a loved one or past saint of the church.
    5. Be a part of Westminster’s history.

    Donations are $25 per hymnal. When you make your donation, be sure to indicate who your donation is in honor, memory, or celebration of, so the bookplate inside the hymnal is correct.

    Make your donation by Sunday, March 4, online in myWPC or by picking up a donation form in the lobby and submitting a check or cash to the church office.