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  1. News : Movie Night: “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”

    Sunday, October 22, at 6:30pm
    Music Room

    The Mental Health Task Force invites you to a final event in the series “Dementia: Navigating the Long Unknown.”

    We will host a second movie and discussion night this Sunday, October 22, from 6:30-8:30pm in the Music Room. We’ll watch “I’ll Be Me,” a beautiful, funny, and inspiring film about music superstar Glen Campbell’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease before and throughout his sold-out “Goodbye Tour.” No registration required.


  2. News : Movie Night: Still Alice

    Friday, October 6
    6pm in the Music Room

    In conjunction with “Dementia: Navigating the Long Unknown,” a movie night will be held on Friday, October 6, at 6pm in the Music Room. Please sign up to attend by Thursday, October 5.

    In “Still Alice,” Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

    As the once-vibrant woman struggles to hang on to her sense of self for as long as possible, Alice’s three grown children must watch helplessly as their mother disappears more and more with each passing day.

    Rated: PG-13 (Mature thematic material, and brief language including a sexual reference)


  3. News : Dementia: Navigating the Long Unknown

    Dementia: Navigating the Long Unknown

    Sundays, September 17 – October 15
    6:30-8pm in the Music Room

    The prevalence of dementia-related illnesses is on a marked upswing, affecting ever more family members and friends. Please plan to join us for this important and informative series hosted by Westminster’s Mental Health Task Force.

    The following local professionals will lead us:

    A movie night is planned for Friday, October 6 (Still Alice). There is no registration for the series on Sundays, but please sign up to attend the movie night.

    For more information, call Nancye Bryan (919-942-4033) or Heather Ferguson (919-489- 4974).


  4. 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.


  5. News : 2016 Elective Term 5: A Relentless Hope

    A Relentless HopeA Relentless Hope: Surviving the Storm of Teen Depression
    Sunday, February 21-March 13
    9:45-10:45am in the Youth Suite
    Led by Dr. Kathleen Lapp

    As part of Faith Connections on Mental Illness’s "Reading Across Our Faith Communities" initiative, Westminster will again host a book discussion group open to everyone in the community.

    This year, we will read "A Relentless Hope: Surviving the Storm of Teen Depression" by Rev. Gary Nelson, who will be the keynote speaker at Faith Connections on Mental Illness’s 2016 Spring Conference. In the book, Rev. Nelson relates his son’s struggles with depression and anxiety during his teen years. The group will explore:

    • the major role depression plays in the lives of many teens and their families
    • what depression is like from the "inside" for the teen and how it might appear to those on the "outside" of the teen
    • how a change in perspective is important for parents and others trying to live with and help the depressed teen
    • interventions that are helpful for dealing with the emotional, cognitive, relational, biological, and spiritual dimensions of teen depression

    The book discussion group will be led by Dr. Kathleen Lapp during the Church School hour over four Sundays. Books will be available in the Mission Center for $15 each after February 3. All are welcome!

    Faith Connections on Mental Illness works with local faith communities to educate, support, and advocate for individuals and families who are living with mental illnesses. Learn more about their work and their upcoming conference.


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