It is the most natural question in the world, but also the hardest to answer: WHY? We asked it a lot in a run of tragedies this summer, from Orlando to Baton Rouge (first the shootings, now awful flooding this past week), Dallas to Nice. WHY do people walking down the street, or enjoying a night out with friends, get caught up in terror, violence, death? Why is RACE so insidious, does it have such a painful hold on us as a country? As a bunch of doctors in a hospital in Aleppo wrote to the President this past week – why can’t people help the carnage in Syria?1 Why do friends lose their jobs or their marriages fall apart? Why, Alzheimer’s? Why?Read more...
Westminster member Natalie Wolf is back from her year of service in Miami with the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Young Adult Volunteer program! Join her in the Parlor after worship on August 28 for lemonade, cookies, and stories from her time working with the Miami Rescue Mission’s Center for Women and Children.
James in the Suburbs
Mondays, September 26 – December 12
10am-12pm in Room 105
Books available for $20
Most Christians are consumers. We are obsessed with knowing the right theology and following the right set of rules in hopes that God will bless us. Yet, no matter how much God blesses us, we are still looking for more. James says this life of faith is dead. But there is another type of Christian, one who craves being put to work as the servant of God to share God’s blessings with others. Their faith spurs them on to become the hands and feet of Christ. James says this faith is alive.
“James in the Suburbs” is a parable – an energizing story of the lives of six men and women – that wraps itself around the Epistle of James, making its teachings immediately applicable to modern life. We will walk away with not only a thorough understanding of the epistle, but also the unforgettable story of people just like us, whose lives the Holy Spirit turned upside down.
Children and youth are invited to come meet their Church School teachers on Sunday, September 11! Light breakfast and beverages will be provided.
At about 10:15am, children and youth will head to their classrooms with teachers. Adults will migrate to the Parlor at that time to hear about the ongoing and elective fall Church School classes. If you have never been part of a Church School class, come learn more about these wonderful offerings and meet the people who will be leading them.