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From news and announcements to events and serving opportunities,
find out what’s happening at Westminster.
Members of the Westminster community are welcome to submit material for publication.

  1. News & Articles : 2020 All Church Retreat

    Join your Westminster friends of all ages for a time of relaxation, fellowship, and exploration at our All Church Retreat, February 28 – March 1, at Montreat Conference Center.

    We begin Friday evening with fun and games for everyone. Saturday includes intergenerational programming, plus plenty of free time for hiking, rock hopping, board games, or exploring Black Mountain. Topping off Saturday’s fun is a square-dance! We’ll close with worship for all ages on Sunday morning.

    The cost is $85 per family, $40 per individual, plus lodging. We’ve reserved rooms at Assembly Inn, but they need to know ASAP how many we need.

    Download the All Church Retreat flyer for details on lodging, meals, and more, including registration instructions. To reserve your spot, send your registration form with payment to the church office by January 26.

    Contact: Marietta Wynands, Director of Christian Education


  2. News & Articles : Aperture in January

    Challenging the Narrative: Desegregation, Disintegration, and Our Shared Destiny

    with Brian McDonald, Author of Not the End, But the Beginning: The Impact of Race and Class on the History of Jordan High School, 1963-1988

    Wednesday, January 15, 6:30pm, Music Room

    Through this discussion, McDonald examines key events in history, placing them in a much larger, much-needed context. Emphasis is placed not only on the larger Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s but also on local history through the use of Charles E. Jordan High School as a case study for pitfalls and possibilities. McDonald suggests a new way forward.

    Brian McDonald has been a teacher in the Social Studies department at Jordan High School for almost twenty years. He is also an adjunct professor in the education program at Duke University. Mr. McDonald is a frequent speaker on issues regarding race, class, poverty, education, teaching, and service. He has received numerous awards in education throughout his teaching career.

    Contact: Marietta Wynands, Director of Christian Education

  3. News & Articles : Children’s Christmas Pageant

    Sunday, December 15, 4:30pm, in the Sanctuary

    Join us for a beloved Westminster Advent tradition! The children of WPC have worked hard to create a wonderful retelling of the Christmas story for you and your family. Children age 4 and younger who would like to be part of the Pageant are invited to walk on as “Twinkling Stars.”

    Offering for this service will support Durham Habitat for Humanity, the organization selected by the Diaconate for our 2019 Christmas Eve offering. Ushers will be at the back of the Sanctuary at the conclusion of the Pageant to accept your offering. You may also give online at

  4. News & Articles : Christmas Eve Worship at Westminster

    Tuesday, December 24
    5:00pm & 8:00pm in the Sanctuary

    Bring family and friends to celebrate the birth of our Savior and King!

    Our 5:00pm Family Service of Carols and Readings is ideal for families and children.

    At 8:00pm, we will offer our Service of Readings, Carols, and Lights with the Chancel Choir & Brass Ensemble. Preludes begin at 7:30pm.

    Childcare is available for ages 4 and younger at both services. All are welcome, so make plans to join us!


  5. News & Articles : Caroling for All Ages 

    Wednesday, December 18, 6:15pm
    Meet in the Front Parking Lot

    Bring Christmas spirit to the homes of some of the much-loved members of our Westminster community! A great singing voice is not required – this is all about fun and bringing cheer to others. Carolbooks are provided. Carolers will return to church afterward for warm drinks and sweet treats in the Parlor.