Monthly Archives: September, 2016

  1. News : SNAP Challenge

    snap-logoAfter being challenged by Kenzie Brannon and Chuck Byrd, the youth of Westminster challenge the congregation to take the SNAP Challenge.

    SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. A low-income family of five in North Carolina receives $771 a month for food in the form of an EBT card.

    To take part in the SNAP Challenge, which comes from the Durham CROP Hunger Walk organizers, you must:

    • For five days, spend no more than $4.20 per person per day on the food you eat.
    • Donate the additional money you would have spent on food during that time to the Durham CROP Hunger Walk, where 100% of the money raised goes to hunger-fighting agencies locally and around the world.
    • Share your experience on social media with the hashtags #EndHungerNow and #ENDHungerGames. Email any photos or reflections to so we can share them with the congregation.

    Get the SNAP Challenge guidelines and register for the SNAP Challenge (Organization you represent: Westminster Presbyterian Church).

    Download the “Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day” cookbook.

  2. Bulletins & Sunday Announcements : October 2016

    October 2, 2016 Bulletin
    October 9, 2016 Bulletin
    October 16, 2016 Bulletin
    October 23, 2016 Bulletin
    October 30, 2016 Bulletin

  3. Sermons : On Clouded Vision and the Kingdom of God

    Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
    Luke 16:19-31

    “I grew up poor, in the Rust Belt, in an Ohio steel town that has been hemorrhaging jobs and hope for as long as I can remember.” That’s how J. D. Vance begins his fascinating book, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.” Vance was born in Kentucky and raised by his grandparents, as a self-described “hillbilly,” in Middletown, Ohio, home of the once-mighty Armco Steel. His family struggled with poverty and domestic violence. His mother was addicted to painkillers, then heroin. His community was overwhelmed by economic and social despair. The book is beautifully written but also gut-wrenchingly painful, filled with deep hardship. Vance escaped their fate by joining the Marines and serving in Iraq. Then he attended Ohio State and Yale Law School, now works for a Venture Capital Firm in San Francisco.1

  4. Newsletters : September 21, 2016

    September 21, 2016 Newsletter

    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

  5. Sermons : Take A Look Inside

    Psalm 113
    Luke 16:1-8a

    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: