Monthly Archives: February, 2017

  1. Sermons : Thin Spaces

    Exodus 24:12-18
    Matthew 17:1-9

    Preached by Sarah Wolf.

    Things happen on mountains. Strange things. Miraculous things. In the Bible, when someone goes up a mountain, you better stop and pay attention. Something’s about to happen. We’ve seen it before — Moses goes up to Mount Sinai and returns with the Law, Elijah has an epic mountain showdown on Mount Carmel between the prophets of Baal and himself. And then there’s that super-climactic moment when Abraham, following God’s order, walks his son, Isaac, up to Mount Moriah to sacrifice him. Miraculous things happen on mountains. And strange ones.

  2. Sermons : How to Be Holy

    Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
    Matthew 5:38-48

    “How to Be Holy,” I titled the sermon, in case that might draw a larger crowd. I mean, I know you are all yearning to be holier. No, I guess it is not really very high on the list of things we desire. And if you looked at the Scriptures for the day, I bet you were not just clamoring for a sermon on Leviticus either. It is not a biblical book to which we are drawn. Yet holiness is really what religion is all about. It is the mark of the divine Being we worship every Sunday. And it is the desire of that divine Being for us to also be holy. We may not realize it, but maybe we are here week after week because we want to be holy.

  3. News : 2017 CROP Walk

    We challenge all of Westminster to be involved in the fight against hunger by participating in the CROP Walk, an 8-kilometer walk and symbolic journey that is the typical daily trek for thousands in developing countries to gather fresh water. Sign-ups for walkers will be available after worship soon OR you can sign up, sponsor a walker, or make your donations on the Westminster Presbyterian Church Team page. CROP Walk takes place on Sunday, April 2, at 2:30pm. The walk begins at Duke Chapel. Learn more about the Durham CROP Walk.

    Please mark your calendars and join us, whether as a walker or sponsor. Together we can change the world, one step at a time. Contact: Geoff Vaughn.


  4. News : New Supper Clubs Forming

    Interested in getting to know more people at Westminster? Consider joining a Supper Club! The Fellowship Committee is organizing new groups now. If you are interested in joining, email Rebecca Joyner by February 22.

  5. News : Dementia Elective

    The Adult Christian Education Committee is developing a 4-week adult Church School elective around the issues of dementia. Are you interested in helping? If so, contact Heather Ferguson.