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  1. Articles : Aperture: Third Wednesdays Returns in October

    The Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope: An Ancient Practice for Here and How
    Wednesday, October 16, 6:30pm, Music Room

    Join Reynolds Chapman, Executive Director of DurhamCares, for a talk about the practice of pilgrimage and why we need it today in Durham. He will share about the theology of pilgrimage, the history of Christian pilgrimage, and how pilgrimage can be part of all of our lives, right here in our own city. Since 2016, the Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope, a DurhamCares program, has led over 300 people on a journey of discovering how Durham’s story, their own stories, and God’s story are interwoven. Reynolds will share about his work with the Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope and offer practical steps for how we all can make pilgrimage part of everyday life.
     
    Rev. Chapman holds an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School. He lives in the Braggtown neighborhood with his wife, Katelyn, and two children.

     

     


  2. Articles : Ready for Rally Day – Sunday, September 8

    Rally Day ~ Sunday, September 8

    8:30am – Worship (Sanctuary)
    9:45am – Open House and Meet-the-Teachers for Children and Youth (Mission Center Classrooms) Snacks and fun!
    10:15am – Presentation of Fall Adult Christian Education Programs (Parlor)
    11:00am – Worship (Sanctuary)
    12:00 Noon – Fellowship Luncheon on Calhoon Cabin grounds  Food provided by Fellowship Committee ~ Bring your lawn chairs!
    5:30pm – WPC Youth Group Kick-Off – Youth Suite  Potluck dinner, games for youth, and parent meeting

    We’re excited to kick off a brand new year of Christian Education on Rally Day, Sunday, September 8! Join us for great learning and fellowship opportunities for ALL ages!

    At 9:45am, children and youth and their families are invited to an Open House and Meet-the-Teacher Morning in their classrooms. At 10:15am, adults are invited to gather in the parlor for a presentation on our fall adult Christian Education programs. If you’ve never been part of a Church School class or short-term elective, we encourage you to come learn more about these wonderful offerings and meet the people who will be facilitating them.

    After our 11:00am worship service, we’ll gather for a Fellowship Luncheon on the Calhoon Cabin and preschool grounds with food provided by the Fellowship Committee. Take some time to connect with old friends, and make some new ones! Bring along a few lawn chairs.

    At 5:30pm, WPC Youth will have celebrate a new year with a Kick-Off Party and potluck dinner. Youth will enjoy games around campus, while the adults meet in the Sanctuary to review the 2019-2020 youth group calendar and hear the details about trip registrations.

    Start the new season off well – Make plans to be a part of this special day!  View our 2019-2020 Christian Education guide. 


  3. Articles : A Cool Haiti Summer Fundraiser – Buy One, Give One!

    Summer is upon us, and so is the hot weather. Just in time for your summer trips, we’re selling collapsible water bottles in support of our Haiti ministry. They travel well, and the neoprene cover keeps your choice of hydration cool.

    Help those in Haiti who go miles to get water. Buy one, give one – just $10 buys a bottle for you and one for someone in Haiti. Purchase yours after worship on Sunday!


  4. Articles : Sing with the Summer Choir

    All are invited to sing with our Summer Choir, which provides anthems for worship through September 1, rehearsing only on Sunday mornings at 9:00am. Whenever you are in town, please plan to join us. Bring your friends and family members along, too. Children are welcome to sing, but those under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Summer Choir is a great way to sample choral singing with minimal time commitment, while providing a great service to your church. Join us!

    Contact: Monica Rossman


  5. Articles : We Love Our Worship Volunteers!

    Worship volunteer sign-ups for 2019-2020 are happening now! Sign up after worship or online using the links below.

    Acolytes  Bringing in the Light of Christ
    Serves four Sundays per year on a team of two
    Acolytes light the candles in the Sanctuary at the start of the 11:00am service (10:00am in summer). They must be at least 8 years old or a rising third grader. Acolytes receive training from the Acolyte Coordinator. Signuphttp://bit.ly/2019-20Acolytes

    Lectors  Proclaiming the Word of God
    Serves four Sundays per year
    Lectors lead the congregation in specific readings during worship. They help set a rhythm that allows us to experience more fully the act of worship.  Signup: 8:30am Lectorshttp://bit.ly/2019-20Lectors830am    11:00am Lectors – http://bit.ly/2019-20Lectors11am

    Ushers  Welcoming All to Worship
    Serves four Sundays per year on a team of four to six
    Ushers serve together to greet and usher worshipers. They are often the first friendly face that a new guest encounters!
    Signup:  8:30am Ushershttp://bit.ly/2019-20Ushers830am   11:00am Ushers – http://bit.ly/2019-20Ushers11am

    Welcome Team   Connecting Visitors to Westminster
    Serves five to seven Sundays per year on a team of two
    The Welcome Team offers hospitality and information on WPC to visitors, newcomers, and members alike. Volunteers receive training from the Welcome Team Coordinator. Signup http://bit.ly/WPCwelcome

    Sound Technicians  Creating a Seamless Sound in Worship
    Serves eight to ten Sundays per year
    Sound techs operate the audio system for worship and other special events. Volunteers receive training from the Sound Tech Coordinator. Please contact Lee Katrincic to sign up.

    Offering Counters  Helping Us Be Good Stewards
    Serves four to five Sundays per year on a team of two
    Offering counters count and record Sunday offerings after each service. Counters receive training from the Business Manager.
    Signup: 8:30am Offering Counters – http://bit.ly/2019-20Counters830am    11:00am Offering Countershttp://bit.ly/2019-20Counters11am


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