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  1. News & Articles : Capital Campaign News – 3/7/18

    Gratitude Sunday: March 18

    On Sunday, March 18, we’ll celebrate Gratitude Sunday! Our children and youth have been creating reflections on why they love Westminster, which will be on beautiful display that morning. You will be invited to fill out your own reflection during worship to add to those from our young ones. We’re looking forward to this day of giving thanks!

    On March 18, we will also hand out devotional journals to help us prepare our hearts and minds for the challenge before us in this capital campaign. The journals have devotions for 21 days, each followed by questions to consider, a prayer, and space to jot down your thoughts. We hope you will use these journals as you consider the prayer, “Lord, what do you want to do through me?”

    Save the Date: April 15

    On Sunday, April 15, we’ll have Ministry Sunday at the 8:30 and 11am worship services. This will be a time to reflect on the ways Westminster’s missions and ministries change lives in the congregation, in Durham, and beyond.

    We’ll also have a Celebration Breakfast between services in the Fellowship Hall that day! Everyone is invited to come together and share in excitement over the campaign’s progress and vision. Details and invitation to follow.

    2-Minute Interviews

    What do you love about Westminster?

    What does your friend love about Westminster?

    Grab a friend or family member and invite them up to the Interview Room in Room 203. We’ve set up a space for you to come and interview one another so that we might hear your stories about why Westminster matters in your life.

    • Have a confirmation mentor you’d like to get to know better? Invite her to the Interview Room!
    • Know a longtime member who can tell you a history of their love for WPC? Invite him to the Interview Room.
    • Curious about why someone in your family loves WPC – your child, your grandparent, even your spouse? Invite them to the Interview Room.

    You are invited to record video of your interview, using the supplies and instructions ready to go in that space.* The Interview Room will be open every Sunday morning until April 8.

    *Videos will be shared with the congregation on Westminster’s website and Facebook page. Recording an interview indicates your permission for having your video shared.

  2. News & Articles : 2018 Potluck Easter Brunch

    Celebrate Easter Sunday over brunch with your Westminster family! There will be a potluck brunch in the Fellowship Hall from 9:45-10:45am on Sunday, April 1.

    All families are asked to bring something to share. Please sign up and let us know what you’re bringing. Beverages will be provided.

    If you can help set up on Saturday, help during the brunch, or clean up after, please contact Beth Day.

    Come join in a  meal together with family, friends, and guests!

  3. News & Articles : Holy Week 2018

    Holy Week will be observed at Westminster with a “silent campus” and special worship services. Only support groups like Narcotics Anonymous and those that support Holy Week worship will meet on WPC’s campus. Our schedule will be:

    Sunday, March 25: Palm Sunday
    The children’s Palm & Fish Bank Parade will take place at both services. Parents, please have your children in the Courtyard 10 minutes before each service to receive palms for the parade, and don’t forget the fish banks! (Extras in the Mission Center lobby.)

    Thursday, March 29: Maundy Thursday
    A worship service will be held at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary. Come remember the intimacy of the upper room and the Last Supper as we gather around the table in communion.

    Friday, March 30: Good Friday
    All are welcome to come for worship at 12pm in the Sanctuary.

    Sunday, April 1: Easter Sunday
    Worship will take place at 8:30 and 11am in the Sanctuary. A Potluck Easter Brunch will take place at 9:45am in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign up to bring a dish to share.

  4. News & Articles : March 2018 Collections

    Families Moving Forward

    Families Moving Forward helps provide a stable, safe, and loving environment to families with children while they are in the temporary crisis of homelessness. Westminster supports and serves with Families Moving Forward, providing meals and childcare throughout the year. They are in desperate need of these items for the home and the residents:

    • Laundry Supplies: laundry detergent, bleach, dryer sheets, etc.
    • Cleaning Supplies: dish soap, paper towels, shower gel, bleach
    • Other items: Paper napkins, Tupperware containers, LED light bulbs

    Please bring donations to the yellow collection bin in the Mission Center through the end of March.

    Meals on Wheels

    Doorways Bible study is sponsoring a collection of Ensure for Meals on Wheels clients. All flavors of Ensure are needed, mostly vanilla. Please bring donations to the green collection bin in the Mission Center by Sunday, March 18.

  5. News & Articles : Staff Transition Ahead

    We’ll continue in a season of staff transition as Communication Coordinator Kara Pearce leaves Westminster at the end of the month to take a position with the Center for Child and Family Health. She will stay on in a contract capacity a few hours per week through the end of May to complete work on the capital campaign.

    We are sad to see her go, but excited for this new opportunity for her. The Personnel Committee is putting a transition plan in place to cover her responsibilities, and a search for a new Communication Coordinator will begin soon.

    When you see Kara, please take a moment to thank her for her incredible work and dedication to the community of faith at Westminster!

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