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  1. News : 2nd Back-to-School Community Clothing Sale

    Saturday, September 16, from 8:30am-12pm (rain or shine)

    Fellowship Hall & Courtyard

    The Neighborhood Mission Team is excited to hold the second Back-to-School Community Clothing Sale and welcome our neighbors to campus. All proceeds from the sale will go to a fund enabling the Neighborhood Mission Team to host more community events and offer support to nearby schools.

    We need your help! Please donate items, sign up for a shift to sort items or help the day of, and spread the word! We will have fun activities for the children along with donuts and coffee that day.

    Please begin gathering the following items of birth-to-teen:

    • clothing
    • books
    • backpacks
    • athletic clothing, equipment, or shoes

    Please bring items to the yellow collection bin in the Mission Center Sunday, August 20 – Monday, September 11. If you have several items that can be pre-sorted and labeled, please help us with this step (e.g. Plastic bag labeled “girls size 6-12 months”).


  2. News : Welcome Statement & Resources

    In November, the Session adopted a Welcome Statement to express that we are a church that seeks, in the name of Christ, to welcome all people:

    Westminster Presbyterian Church welcomes all to participate fully in the life of the church. Jesus, in his life and teachings, acknowledged all persons as wonderfully made children of God, each equally worthy of God’s unconditional love.

    So, striving to follow Jesus, we welcome everyone, with affirmation and celebration, praying God will draw us into deeper relationship with each other and with Christ as we worship and serve together.

    If you have known the pain of exclusion and discrimination in the church or in society, know that you are welcome here.

                                                                                                                                                           

    At Westminster, ordination of church officers and member weddings are celebrated as acts of the Holy Spirit at work in the church regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.       

    Learn how the Welcome Statement was developed and how we can live into the values we proclaim together with the resources below. Let us know if you’d like to be involved with continuing efforts to truly be a welcoming church.


  3. News : A Name Tag for You!

    dsc_1098aIn an effort to support fellowship, be good stewards of the earth, and help build the body of Christ at Westminster and in the community, the Assimilation Committee has created permanent name tags for the congregation.

    Everyone 2nd grade and up will be able to pick up their name tag and stewardship materials on Sunday, October 9, after both worship services. The name tags will continue to be available in the Courtyard after worship throughout October.

    Once you have your name tag, keep it in your glove box so  you can easily access it for Sunday mornings, committee meetings, Westminster on Wednesday events, and any time you’re serving the community with Westminster. Each name tag has a lanyard and a clip so it can be worn either around your neck or clipped onto your shirt.

     


  4. News : 2016 Elective Term 1: Learning Spanish as Church Hospitality

    Learning SpanishLearning Spanish as Church Hospitality

    Instructors: Luis & Margaret Maes | Room 203
    September 18 – November 13

    Who are the Spanish-speaking folks you meet throughout the day? What do you know about their lives, their families, and their faith?

    How do you greet them? How do you thank them? How do your show kindness, respect, and compassion to them?

    The Church School elective, “Learning Spanish as Church Hospitality” will teach basic Spanish-speaking skills so we can communicate and provide a welcoming atmosphere to the Hispanic communities around us, thus building deeper relationships with our Hispanic neighbors.

    Space is limited. Please register in myWPC. Student Manuals cost $10 and will be available in the Mission Center after September 1.


  5. News : Help with Lemonade on Sundays

    The Fellowship Committee is looking for volunteers to make and set up lemonade to be served in the Courtyard after 10am worship on July 3, August 14, and September 4. If you enjoy the weekly tradition of a cool drink while socializing after the service, please consider volunteering for a day.

    Email Elizabeth Aldridge (mackandliz@mindspring.com) or Andy Dunk (adunk@nc.rr.com) to learn more or sign up.


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