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  1. Articles : March 2018 Collections

    Families Moving Forward

    Families Moving Forward helps provide a stable, safe, and loving environment to families with children while they are in the temporary crisis of homelessness. Westminster supports and serves with Families Moving Forward, providing meals and childcare throughout the year. They are in desperate need of these items for the home and the residents:

    • Laundry Supplies: laundry detergent, bleach, dryer sheets, etc.
    • Cleaning Supplies: dish soap, paper towels, shower gel, bleach
    • Other items: Paper napkins, Tupperware containers, LED light bulbs

    Please bring donations to the yellow collection bin in the Mission Center through the end of March.

    Meals on Wheels

    Doorways Bible study is sponsoring a collection of Ensure for Meals on Wheels clients. All flavors of Ensure are needed, mostly vanilla. Please bring donations to the green collection bin in the Mission Center by Sunday, March 18.


  2. Articles : 2018 CROP Walk

    We challenge all of Westminster to be involved in the fight against hunger by participating in the CROP Walk, an 8-kilometer walk and symbolic journey that is the typical daily trek for thousands in developing countries to gather fresh water. Last year, we raised $12,412 and our goal this year is $15,000!

    Sign-ups for walkers will be available after worship soon OR you can sign up, sponsor a walker, or make your donations on the Westminster Presbyterian Church Team page. CROP Walk takes place on Sunday, March 25, at 2:30pm. The walk begins at Duke Chapel. Learn more about the Durham CROP Walk.

    Please mark your calendars and join us, whether as a walker or sponsor. Together we can change the world, one step at a time. Contact: Neil McElroy.

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  3. Articles : February 21 Aperture: Third Wednesdays

    February 21 Aperture: Third Wednesdays
    “Poverty and Race in Durham: A Faith Response”
    Rev. Mel Williams
    6:30-8pm | Music Room

    Mel Williams is the Pastor Emeritus of Watts Street Baptist Church and the Coordinator of End Poverty Durham. He tells us:

    “For years I have had a growing concern about the disparity between rich and poor in our city. Our faith calls us to care for ‘the least of these’ and to provide opportunities for those who are least privileged.

    In 2004, I said to my colleague Haywood Holderness, ‘We in the faith community need to do something about the poverty in Durham!’ Haywood said, ‘Call a meeting, and I’ll be there.’”

    Come hear the rest of the story and learn about the present ministry of End Poverty Durham, a coalition of organizations and congregations working to alleviate the crisis of poverty in our city.

    Join us for meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and dessert beforehand. Dinner will be served from 5:45-6:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign up for dinner by Monday, February 19.


  4. Articles : Families Moving Forward: February 2018

    Westminster provides dinner, dinner hosts, and childcare on Monday and Tuesday nights during our volunteer week with Families Moving Forward. Parents attend house meetings and receive life skills training, while volunteers watch the children after dinner. Volunteers are needed for Monday, February 26, and Tuesday, February 27.

    Learn more and sign up to volunteer.

    Childcare volunteers (18+) need to complete child protection training and background checks. If you have completed Westminster’s Child & Youth Protection Policy Training in person, that qualifies. Contact: Louise Holland.

    Save the date for our next volunteer rotation on May 28 and 29!