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Monthly Archives: March, 2021

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  1. Articles & Resources : 2021 All Church Mini-Retreat

    All Church Mini-Retreat at Camp New Hope
    Saturday, May 15, 9:00am-12:00 noon 
    Theme: “One Anothering: Century 1 and Century 21” 

    What does it mean to be the beloved community that God desires In the 21st century? What can we learn from Jesus and from the 1st century church about building ”one another”? Join us for a fun morning for all ages that will include games, crafts, and interactive worship in the lovely outdoor setting of Camp New Hope. You may choose to extend your day by purchasing a box lunch to enjoy afterward, and we hope to also offer a couple of hike options in the afternoon.  Register now or contact Marietta Wynands, Director of Christian Education.

     


  2. Articles & Resources : God’s Good Creation, a Summer Mission eXperience for Children

    God’s Good Creation, a Summer Mission eXperience for Children

    June 28 – July 2, 9:00am – 12:00pm on the Westminster Campus

    Register your children (rising K–6th grade) for an exciting week on Westminster’s expansive outdoor campus as we learn how God calls us to join with God’s good creation in ending hunger! We’ll celebrate the gifts that God has created – gifts that can help build a world where all are fed. Through fun skits, Bible stories, crafts, simulation, and recreation stations, campers will grow in faith as they play, learn, and work toward ending hunger in their community and around the world.  God’s Good Creation is about hunger and hope. We will practice strict safety and cleaning protocols. Maximum capacity is 32 children. Register now!

    Contact:  Marietta Wynands, Director of Christian Education

     


  3. Articles & Resources : Faith Formation @Home: Holy Week & Easter

    A Playlist for Your  Family’s Holy Week & Easter Journey

    Enter into the story of Jesus’ journey from darkness into the joyful light of Easter morning by choosing some of these activities. 

    God’s Big Easter Story – a Holy Week Journey:  Simple day-by-day meditations for your whole family.  

    Enjoy a simple recipe for hot cross buns to make and enjoy as a family on Holy Saturday or Easter morning.

    Make a butterfly craft using items you likely have at home. 

    Children: Watch a Godly Play video ~ Jesus is Risen and Appears to Mary Magdalene

    Youth and Adults​: Watch this creative, contemplative reading of the Easter story as told from John 20. What words or images stir in you as you hear and see it?

    Engage in these resurrection practices during the season of Easter. Did you know Easter is more than one day? The Easter season is seven weeks long! Resource from Traci Smith


  4. Online Worship Services : March 28, 2021

    Sermon by the Rev. Chris Tuttle | Watch now
    Matthew 21: 1-11, Matthew 26:36-46


  5. Articles & Resources : NEW: Workshop to Discuss and Understand Racism

    Westminster Allies Workshop

    Mondays, April  19 – May 17 at 7:00pm

    Race and cultural diversity are part of everyday American life. The complex and dynamic realities of every individual walking around on this planet is constantly pushing and challenging against a greater responsibility – to walk in the light that Jesus intended for us.

    Talking about race can bring up feelings of discomfort, shame, fear, and confusion. Westminster affirms the obligation to Christ to actively participate in the work required to challenge and dismantle racism. Led by Stacy Whiteknight, the Westminster Allies Workshop will be an interactive workshop-style class providing a brave space to learn, explore, and discuss the facets of contemporary racism. At the end of this five-week class you will:

    • Understand the differences between bias, diversity, equity, equality, racism, justice, and so on.
    • Explore “whiteness” and the outcomes and behaviors that cause harm to others.
    • Define concepts of “blackness” and how we see and interact with BIPOC bodies in our world based on a historical stigma.
    • Explore our relationships and how we use our positions of power to oppress others.

    As we understand our roles and contributions to white supremacy, this brave space provides the opportunity to create a solid baseline of understanding. Whether these concepts are new to you, or you consider yourself an ally or activist, all are welcome to participate and contribute in this space. By attending this class at Westminster, you will find a supportive community where we champion a humble and curious approach to pave an actionable path to pursue social justice. Register now

    About the FacilitatorStacy Whitenight is actively engaged in antiracist work between work and community. In addition to facilitating this class, she leads a Latina Women Leadership chapter, co-hosts the Bossy Bees podcast, and is a commissioner for the City of Durham Human Relations Board.

     


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