In this Issue
Concerns & Celebrations, Haiti Collections, Join Us, Singers!, WOW: First Wednesdays, 2017 Stewardship Campaign, Upcoming Inquirers’ Class, Sign Up for Wednesday Dinner, All Church Retreat Openings, Child & Youth Protection Training, Save Your Wednesdays…, Aperture: Third Wednesdays, In the Library, Community Clothing Sale, Youth Ministry News, Westminster School for Children, Church Finance Overview, Community Opportunities, Preaching Schedule, Worship Volunteers
In 1968, the American political and cultural scene was complicated – in many ways as it is now. Race relations were fraught. Martin Luther King Jr assassinated; the Civil Rights movement in full swing. A man named Charles Schulz took notice and after nudging and more nudging, decided to include an African-American child in his all-white comic strip, Peanuts.
Those of you reading Peanuts in the late ‘60s will remember Franklin, the boy Charlie Brown met on the beach in July 1968. But Franklin’s appearance did not come easily for Schulz. A California white woman, Harriet Glickman, started it all, writing Schulz a letter earlier that spring:Read more...
William Willimon, theologian, author, and Duke Divinity School Professor, will lead us in discussing his latest book, “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love.” In it, Willimon invites readers to consider the gospel command to love and not merely tolerate those considered to be “Other” or outside mainstream Christian culture. Rooted in the faith of Israel and the Christian story and vision, Willimon brings a Wesleyan perspective to bear on what may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do: keeping and loving the “Other” as they are – without any need for them to become like us.
Books are available for $12 in the Mission Center.
Aperture: 3rd Wednesdays brings speakers to help us focus more on God’s truth all around us. It meets on third Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm at Westminster. Dinner will be available beforehand, beginning at 5:45pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Jesus turns to the Pharisees and scribes and says, “Have you ever lost something?” I don’t think he’s talking about car keys, the overdue library book, scrap of paper with the phone number you needed. He’s asking, “Have you ever really lost something?” If you’ve turned around for a moment in the grocery store and your toddler is gone, even for five seconds, you are getting there. Maybe you’ve lost a relationship – its fallen apart right in front of you. Sometimes we say this when people have died, not because we don’t know where they are, but to name the absence, the pain we feel when someone we are used to counting on is not physically present, there is no longer a hand to hold, a shoulder on which we can lean.Read more...
Come see what WAY is all about on Wednesday, September 21, at 9:45am in the Youth Suite (3rd floor). Childcare is provided in the nursery for infants and young children through age 5.
Childcare begins at 9am to offer space for centering time. From 9:05-9:40, you are invited to participate in low-key exercise with other group members or to take time for individual prayer or meditation. We ask that you remain on campus if you have a child in the nursery. Bible study officially begins at 9:45am.