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Monthly Archives: June, 2022

  1. Bulletins : July 2022

    July 31, 2022
    July 24, 2022
    July 17, 2022
    July 10, 2022
    July 3, 2022


  2. Articles & Resources : Comeback Sundays for Fun & Fellowship!

    The combination of the pandemic and the busy pace of much of the year makes it hard to connect, both with people you know already and those you may not know as well. This summer we’d like to invite you to slow things down a bit, stick around after worship, and enjoy some simple activities or conversations, as we remember the joy of Christian fellowship. No need to sign up, just show up! Here’s a preview of our upcoming Comeback Sundays:

    • June 26: Join Marietta and WPC friends for a leisurely hike at Brumley North Nature Preserve (details below!)
    • July 10: Get a behind-the-scenes look at WPC’s organ, led by Monica.
    • July 17: Discuss Kate Bowler’s latest book, No Cure for Being Human, with Chris and friends.
    • July 31: Chris leads a conversation on Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel. Join us if you’ve read the book or watched the TV show.
    • August 7: “Talk-back” session with Cherrie to unpack the messages of Jonah Chapter 4.
    • NEW – August 14: Playground + Potluck, 11:15am – 12:30pm Do you want to meet together with other families for fun, fellowship, and food? WPC is installing a NEW playground and we’d love to share it with you and your children! Join us after worship on August 14, and bring a dish to share! Sign up to let us know you’re coming.

     

    Comeback Sunday June 26:  Hike at Brumley NORTH Nature Preserve

    Photo courtesy of Brumley Family Nature Preserve

    Let’s enjoy God’s creation together at this Triangle Land Conservancy park! Pack a picnic lunch or stop for lunch after worship before heading to the Brumley NORTH entrance: 3620 Old State Hwy 10, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. It’s a 15-minute drive from Westminster. We’ll meet in the Brumley parking lot around noon. Remember your water bottle, bug spray, and wear closed-toe shoes. This beautiful preserve includes mature hardwood, young pine, and forests surrounding streams, wetlands, ponds, and the ruins of several homes. There are several trails, and participants will decide the length of this hike together. All are encouraged to walk the new healing labyrinth at the end of this outing.  While registration isn’t required, it’s helpful for planning – Register now. Contact Marietta with any questions.

     


  3. Articles & Resources : NEW Sermon & Worship Series on the Psalms

    This summer in worship, we’ll offer three short series on books of the Bible. We hope this will be a chance to go a little deeper, even in the summer when we tend to be coming and going more often. The first series is on the Psalms (we’ll focus on Jonah and Ruth later this summer).

    “The book of Psalms,” writes theologian Walter Brueggemann, “provides the most reliable theological, pastoral, and liturgical resources given us in the biblical tradition. In season and out of season, generation after generation, faithful women and men turn to the Psalms as a most helpful resource for conversation with God about things that matter most.”

    The Psalms are often understood as the hymnal of the Second, and likely the First, Temple period, the sacred poetry of ancient Israelite and Judean worship. Like much of the Hebrew Scriptures, they seek to address the central crisis of this period: the exile. The exile was a historical crisis that began with the deportation of Judeans to Babylon in 597 BCE; continued with the destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BCE; and lasted until 539 BCE when Cyrus of Persia allowed the exiles to return. With everything turned upside down, they wondered:  Where is God? How has our relationship with God changed? Is God one who can be counted on in the most difficult times?

    The language of the Psalms is rich and can accompany us through many days – of both joy and of sorrow. This series is intended as a season for all of us to be invited into the world of the Psalms through sermons, music, liturgy, and reflection. “The Psalms,” John Calvin writes, “can incite us to lift up our hearts to God and move us to ardor in invoking and exalting with praises the glory of [God’s] name.”

    June 12:  Psalm 13
    June 19:  Psalm 46
    June 26:  Psalm 121
    July 3:   Psalm 42
    July 10: Psalm 104, which will also be the theme of this summer’s Mission X, “Wild Wonder Creation Care Camp” for kids (rising K-6th grade, July 11-15, 9:00am-12:00pm


  4. Articles & Resources : Summer Choir Welcomes You!

    Summer Choir runs from May 29-September 4, rehearsing on Sunday mornings at 9:00am to prepare music for the 10:00am worship service. We meet in the Music Room, on the upper floor of the Mission Center (just above the parlor), and all are welcome to join in! Regularity, though always encouraged, is not expected or required. Instead, Summer Choir operates on a come-as-you-are-when-you-can basis. Make this the summer to give us a try by singing whenever your schedule allows. Bring family members and friends with you. Children are welcome too, but those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult throughout. It’s an excellent way to sample choral singing and a rewarding way to have a meaningful impact on Westminster’s worship life! We look forward to welcoming you. Questions? Contact Monica Rossman, Minister of Music.


  5. Bulletins : June 2022

    June 26, 2022: Worship Bulletin & Announcements
    June 19, 2022:  Worship Bulletin & Announcements, Children’s Worship Bulletins
    June 12, 2022:  Worship Bulletin & Announcements, Children’s Worship Bulletins
    June 5, 2022Worship Bulletin & Announcements, Sharing God’s Story at Home weekly devotional