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Monthly Archives: February, 2019

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  1. News : Make a Joyful Noise in 2019!

    Now is a great time of year to join Westminster’s Chancel Choir. Except for the colder weather, this month is just like September – the start of a whole new choir season.

    Now that Christmas is over, we begin the new year with a clean slate, and we’ll soon be preparing music for two of the most spiritually meaningful seasons of the church year: Lent and Easter. We will also begin work on our spring choral program, to be presented the evening of Sunday, May 5. A choral retreat focusing on the music for our spring program is planned for Saturday morning, March 23.

    This year’s theme – The Church Year in American Music – will serve as a framework for some wonderful and inspiring singing. Don’t miss the opportunity to get involved in Westminster’s choral program. You are welcome to try us – with no obligation to join – by coming to any of our rehearsals. The Chancel Choir meets in the beautiful Music Room (upper level of the Mission Center) on Thursdays at 7:30pm and on Sunday mornings at 10am. Mark your calendars and join us!

    Contact: Monica Rossman


  2. News : 2019 Spring Women’s Retreat

    You’re invited to our Spring Women’s Retreat, March 29-31, at West Holden Beach

    Enjoy time away to learn, relax, make new friends, and reconnect with old ones. At this year’s Retreat, Presbyterian pastor, author, and speaker MaryAnn McKibben Dana will explore the idea of “yes, and….” From Moses to Ruth to Jesus, the Bible is full of people boldly saying “yes, and…” as they accept what life throws their way and build upon it. Our program will blend Scripture, theology, psychology, literature, pop culture, music, and more, as we dream, discuss, and develop tools for thriving in the midst of chaotic, often unpredictable lives…and have fun, too!

    The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana is a writer, free-range pastor, speaker, improviser, and professional coach living in the Washington, DC area. She is author of God, Improv, and the Art of Living, and Sabbath in the Suburbs, a Chalice Press bestseller and a “must read” by Ministry Matters. Her writing has appeared in TIME.com, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, Journal for Preachers, and The Christian Century, and in a monthly column for Presbyterians Today for three years. She served as co-chair for NEXT Church and is a sought-after speaker, preacher, and conference leader. MaryAnn is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas and received her M.Div. in 2003 from Columbia Theological Seminary. She is a mother of three, an avid muffin-maker, and an occasional marathoner.

    Come and bring a friend! Download the registration form or pick one up from the Mission Center. Registration closes on February 27.

    Contact: Kristina Gilbert 

     


  3. News : Aperture: Third Wednesdays – Dr. Damon Tweedy, February 20

    Join us we welcome Dr. Damon Tweedy, New York Times bestselling author of Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections
    on Race and Medicine on Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 pm.

    Dr. Tweedy will read from his profound memoir and discuss his experiences grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans. His book was selected by TIME magazine as one of the Top 10 Non-Fiction books of 2015. He has published articles about race and medicine in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and other medical journals. His columns and op-eds have appeared in the New York TimesWashington Post, and various other print publications.

    We now have several signed copies of Dr. Tweedy’s book available for sale (Paperback – $15; Hardcover – $23; Audiobook – $23). Please contact Kristina Gilbert to purchase.

    Dr. Tweedy is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine  He completed both his medical internship and psychiatry residency at Duke Hospital. He is currently an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke and a staff psychiatrist at the Durham Veteran Affairs Health Care System.

    Dinner will be served at 5:45pm in the Fellowship Hall (Menu: Baked chicken, scalloped potatoes, squash, rolls). Cost is $5 per person, $3 per child (under 12), and $20 max per family. Register by February 18, 12:00pm: http://bit.ly/myWPCevent.

    Contact: Kristina Gilbert


  4. News : Valentine’s Parents’ Night Out – A Babysitting Fundraiser

    Attention, parents! WPC Youth is hosting a Valentine’s Parents’ Night Out on Saturday, February 16, 5:00-9:00pm. Leave the kids with us for an evening of pizza, games, crafts, and fun, while you enjoy a Valentine’s date!

    This service is being offered by donation – we invite you to pay whatever you can. All proceeds go directly toward Westminster Youth Group’s summer trips and weekly activities.

    To assist with our planning, we ask that parents please sign up by Thursday, February 14, and indicate how many kids you’ll be bringing.
    Sign up today at http://bit.ly/WPCyouthValentine.

    Contact: Alex Stayer-Brewington 


  5. News : February WOW: Experience Haiti!

    WOW: First Wednesdays – Experience Haiti!

    Wednesday, February 6
    Dinner at 5:45pm l Program at 6:30pm

    Join us for an interactive cultural experience for all ages! Enjoy a dinner of Haitian food, followed by an immersion-like experience of Haiti. Meet some new friends from the local Haitian community, learn a simple prayer in a new language, view Haitian art and create some of your own, learn how Haitians build their houses, see some short videos on Haitian history and its beauty, and more! We’ll have stations around the Fellowship Hall with family-friendly activities.

    Dinner Menu
    Poule en Sauce (Haitian Stewed Chicken)
    Diri ak Pwa (Haitian Rice and Beans)
    Sos Pwa (Black Bean Soup)
    Kawot ak rezen sos (Carrot and Raisin Salad)
    French Baguette and butter
    Pineapple and Mango, Plantain Chips

    Register by Monday, February 4, 12:00pm

    Contact: Kristina Gilbert 

     


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