In the December 13 newsletter, we gave you an update on Office Manager Elizabeth Takla’s departure and shared that the Personnel Committee was in the process of finalizing a contract with an accounting firm that specializes in churches. We have contracted with Trinity Concepts, which works with a number of churches in the area, to support us through a transition period of 3-4 months.Read more...
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Sunday, January 21
12:15-2:30pm in Room 105
On Sunday, January 7, our third graders received Bibles, the book that is central to our tradition and to the life of faith. Now we are offering children in 3rd grade and up an opportunity to learn how to navigate and use their Bible.
After the 11am service on Sunday, January 21, we will explore the basics of the Bible and the main themes of these Holy Scriptures. We’ll meet in Room 105 from 12:15-2:30pm. Lunch (pizza) will be provided. Register your child by Friday, January 19.
Come out and cheer on Westminster’s team in the Hope Valley Baptist Church Men’s Basketball League. They play on Monday and Thursday nights at the Hope Valley Baptist Church Gym. See the schedule below for more details.
Thursday, January 11 7pm Grey Stone Church Monday, January 15 7pm Hope Valley Baptist Thursday, January 18 8pm Blacknall Presbyterian Monday, January 25 9pm Christ Central Church Thursday, January 29 9pm First Presbyterian I Monday, February 5 8pm First Presbyterian II Thursday, February 7 7pm Grey Stone Church Monday, February 12 7pm Hope Valley Baptist Thursday, February 15 8pm Blacknall Presbyterian Monday, February 22 9pm Christ Central Church Monday, February 26 9pm First Presbyterian I Thursday, March 1 7pm First Presbyterian II (Tournament)
Westminster, please join us from April 14-21 in Menelas, Haiti, for a week of teaching, sharing, learning, and loving.
WPC teaching teams (with translators) will work directly with children in classes for age 4 through 2nd grade. We’ll use curricula – Patterns, Puzzles, Parts – created by our own talented teachers at Westminster. With hands-on learning, we’ll cover manipulatives, science, math, art, and music. We need at least five more teachers or helpers to complete our team.
Make a difference. Change your life. Give these kids more tools for success. Come with us!
- Sign-up deadline is February 5
- Creole classes begin the week of January 8
- Supplies and donations will be collected in February and March
- Classroom practice sessions will take place in March
Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication by Bart Ehrman
Mondays beginning January 22
10am-12pm in Room 105
Facilitator: Heather Ferguson
In the first centuries after Christ, there was no “official” New Testament. Instead, early Christians read and fervently followed a wide variety of Scriptures – many more than we have today.
Relying on these writings, Christians held beliefs that today would be considered bizarre. Some believed that there were two, 12, or as many as 30 gods. Some thought that a malicious deity, rather than the true God, created the world. Some maintained that Christ’s death and resurrection had nothing to do with salvation while others insisted that Christ never really died at all.
What did these “other” Scriptures say? Do they exist today? How could such outlandish ideas ever be considered Christian? If such beliefs were once common, why do they no longer exist? These are just a few of the many provocative questions that arise from “Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication.”