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  1. News : Haiti Culture Experience & Book Drive

    Intergenerational Advent Serving & Learning
    December 16, 9:45-10:45am
    Haiti Culture Experience & Book Drive

    Drop by the Parlor to sample Haitian coffee and Haitian Ginger Cake (Bonbon Siwo) and donate a book. The Haiti Education Mission Team will be collecting children’s books in French and Haitian Creole to take to the classrooms this spring. Research shows that each classroom should have 20 books per student. The classrooms had no books last year, so the team took a small collection and hopes to bring even more books on their Spring 2019 trip. See the list of recommended books at http://bit.ly/haitibooklist.


  2. News : Caroling for All Ages on December 19

    Take part in the Westminster tradition of Christmas caroling at the homes of some of our beloved members. Meet in the WPC parking lot on Wednesday, December 19, at 6:15pm, and we’ll caravan through our route. We’ll return to the church afterward for warm drinks and snacks in the Parlor. All are welcome!

     


  3. News : All Things Advent at Westminster!

    Make plans to be a part of these joyful Westminster traditions of the season as we celebrate the coming of the King. All are welcome!

    Sunday, December 2 – First Sunday of Advent: Trumpet Sunday and Communion
    “Advent Serving and Learning” – NCCU Food Pantry, 9:45-10:45am, Parlor
    Children’s Christmas Pageant Rehearsal, 2:30-4:00, Parlor
    Lovefeast, 5:00pm, Sanctuary – Preludes begin at 4:30pm; Childcare available for children 4yrs and younger
    * Please bring in wrapped “Share Your Christmas” gifts by the end of the day.

    Wednesday, December 5 – WOW: First Wednesdays Fellowship Dinner & Carols by Candlelight
    Dinner, 5:45-6:30pm, Fellowship Hall – Sign up by Monday, December 3: http://bit.ly/myWPCevent
    Carols by Candlelight, 6:30-7:30pm, Music Room

    Sunday, December 9 – Second Sunday of Advent: String Sunday
    “Advent Serving and Learning” – TROSA recovery stories, 9:45-10:45am, Parlor
    Advent Lessons & Carols Worship Service with Chancel Choir and instrumentalists, 8:30 and 11:00am, Sanctuary
    Children’s Christmas Pageant Rehearsal, 2:30-4:00pm, Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary

    Wednesday, December 12
    Children’s Christmas Pageant Rehearsal, 4:30-6:00pm, Sanctuary

    Sunday, December 16 – Third Sunday of Advent: Bell Sunday
    “Advent Serving and Learning” – Haitian culture experience with book drive, 9:45-10:45am, Parlor
    Worship, 8:30 and 11:00am, Sanctuary – Guest preacher: Rev. Carrie Tuttle, Chaplain of Glenaire Retirement Community
    Children’s Christmas Pageant, 4:30pm, Sanctuary – Followed by potluck dinner in the Fellowship Hall; Main dish provided by the Fellowship Committee

    Monday, December 17 – Deadline to send in Christmas greenery donations and forms
    Dedications will appear in the December 23 worship bulletin

    Wednesday, December 19 – Caroling for All Ages
    Gather at 6:15pm in the WPC parking lot – Followed by warm drinks and snacks in the Fellowship Hall

    Sunday, December 23 – Fourth Sunday of Advent: Drum Sunday
    Worship Services, 8:30 and 11:00am, Sanctuary

    Monday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
    5:00pm – Family Service of Carols & Readings
    8:00pm – Service of Readings, Carols, & Lights with Chancel Choir and Brass Ensemble – Preludes begin at 7:30pm; Childcare available during both services for children 4yrs and younger

    Sunday, December 30 – Birthday Sunday
    * No worship at 8:30am; 11:00am service only, Sanctuary
    Guest preacher: Natalie Wolf, WPC member and student at Columbia Theological Seminary

     


  4. Sermons : Walking in the Light

    Isaiah 9:1-7
    Luke 2:1-20

    Receive this blessing:

    Blessed are you
    who bear the light
    in unbearable times,
    who testify
    to its endurance
    amid the unendurable,
    who bear witness
    to its persistence
    when everything seems
    in shadow
    and grief.

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  5. Sermons : The Power of Proclamation

    Isaiah 40:1-11
    Mark 1:1-8

    Sermon audio unavailable for this week. 

    Reading Isaiah last Sunday night in my office with the sounds of youth gathering to practice for tonight’s Lovefeast, I realized that I don’t think I have ever had to walk somewhere – been forced to walk somewhere, or been in a situation in which I didn’t know how I would get where I needed to go. I’ve gone on hikes, but almost always know where I am. My car broke down when I was in high school, but I was able to push it off the exit ramp in Black Mountain and walk less than a mile into town.

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