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  1. News : January 2017 Collection

    In January, the Neighborhood Mission Team is collecting the following for Hope Valley Elementary and Githens Middle School:

    • Hats and gloves for kids age 6-14
    • Clorox wipes
    • Kleenex tissues
    • Gently used coats (sizes 10 – adult large)

    Please bring items to the yellow collection bin in the Mission Center. Thanks as always for your generosity!

    Githens Middle School would love more volunteers in the media center or serving as math tutors. Contact Susie Hill if interested (919-560-3966, It only takes 30 minutes to an hour a week to make an impact! You may even be able to volunteer on the way to work, as school starts at 7:30am.

  2. News : 2016 Christmas Eve Offering

    At Westminster, we have a tradition of giving generously to the Christmas Eve offering. The offering will be shared between Threshold, Rebound, and the WPC Disaster Relief Fund, which supports projects like “One Day a Month to Help Our Neighbors.” It will be collected at the Christmas Pageant and both Christmas Eve services. You can give any time before Christmas in these ways:

    • Drop a check off to the church office
    • Text “WPCDURHAM $50.00” (adjust amount if needed) to 73256 (standard text messaging rates may apply)
    • Give online via myWPC

    Open your heart and give generously as you come into Christ’s presence this Christmas.

  3. News : Get Involved with the Neighborhood Mission Team

    The Neighborhood Mission Team is dedicated to identifying ways that church members can be involved with our neighbors, whether by donating items for the students at Hope Valley Elementary and Githens Middle school or by spending time with neighborhood kids.

    To be able to volunteer in the local schools, you must complete the Durham public schools volunteer clearance form. Everyone is encouraged to complete the form. It’s quick, and the approval is good for two years.

    Here are some ways you can get involved now:

    Time Commitment
    Be a lunch buddy to a student at Hope Valley Elementary 45 minutes every other week
    Help organize the clothing closet at Githens One-time or ongoing 
    Meet with a Githens student to help them get organized so that learning is easier About one hour
    Sign up to volunteer at Hope Valley Elementary’s Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 9, from 11am-3pm  One-time event
    Donate clothing for Hope Valley and Githens students  See donation needs

    Contact Monica Nichols with questions.  

  4. News : School Supply Collection

    During the month of August, we will be collecting composition notebooks and reams of copy paper (white and color) for Githens Middle School and Hope Valley Elementary.

    The notebooks will be used in a new initiative for science and math at Githens. They need 700 notebooks for the students that are on free/reduced lunch. Copy paper is always needed so that important information can be distributed to students throughout the school year. 

    Please place any donations in the yellow collection bin in the Mission Center. 

    It’s also time to relink your Harris Teeter VIC cards. The cards need to be relinked to the school you wish to support each year. Harris Teeter gives back 1% of each purchase.  Relink cards to 3555 for Hope Valley Elementary or 2516 for Githens Middle.

    Contact Monica Nichols with questions about ways to support  our local schools (

  5. News : Book & School Supply Collection

    Book and Supply CollectionThis collection supports Book Harvest, Hope Valley Elementary School, and
    Githens Middle School

    Please bring donations of:

    • – new/gently used elementary-level books
    • – paper
    • – pencils
    • – backpacks

    to the green collection bin in the Holderness Mission Center throughout April. The paper, pencils, and backbacks will help students get to the end of the year without worrying about not having enough basic supplies, and books will help them combat summer learning loss.