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  1. News & Articles : Session Notes – 1/27/18

    On January 27, 2018, the Session held its annual retreat at Camp New Hope. Our day together began and ended with worship.
    The Session gladly approved four baptism requests from Westminster families for dates in February, April, and May.

    The review of the 2017 end-of-year finances was a welcome change from last year’s discussion. Conscientious budgeting and spending by our staff and committees, combined with the generosity of our congregation, allowed us to erase our budget deficit and resulted in a cash surplus. The Session considered and approved a balanced budget for 2018 which fully funds the requests of each of Westminster’s many committees.

    This discussion was aided by the Stewardship Committee’s report on the success of the “Taking the Next Step” campaign. As of the Session retreat, pledges for 2018 totaled $1,054,275, an increase over last year’s total by roughly $75,000. That total is expected to rise. The approved budget is for $1,119,275.

  2. News & Articles : Ways & Means News

    by Dave Pottenger, Ways & Means Commission Chair

    The beginning of a new year is always a busy time for the Ways & Means Commission of Westminster. This year proved to be no exception, as we conducted our normal analysis of the previous year’s results while producing and approving our budget for the year ahead. Additionally, we spent a good bit of time assessing the feasibility of a capital campaign, and completed an in-depth analysis of our campus facilities. Ways & Means felt it would be helpful to provide a brief update on these important topics.

  3. News & Articles : Weather Update: 1/17/18

    Due to inclement weather, the church office is closed and all activities are cancelled for Thursday, January 18.

    The Chancel Choir’s next rehearsal will be on Sunday, January 21, at 10am.

    Check back here for additional news about closings and cancellations.

  4. News & Articles : Weather Update: 1/16/18

    Due to inclement weather, the church office will be closed on Wednesday, January 17.

    Wednesday Dinner and Aperture: Third Wednesdays are cancelled for January 17. Our scheduled Aperture guest, Porfessor Jodi Magness, will join us for Aperture on April 18 instead.

    The Flower Guild Annual Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 24, at 5pm in Room 205.

    Check back here for additional news about closings and cancellations.

  5. News & Articles : Session Notes – 11/29/17

    Your Session gathered on November 29 to continue discussion on the recommendations made by Horizons Stewardship, our contracted consultant company, regarding the feasibility of having a capital campaign to raise money for facilities improvement. The elders fully reviewed and discussed each of the feasibility study report’s recommendations. These three recommendations were passed: