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  1. News : 2018 Easter Offering

    WPC’s annual Easter offering will be collected on Sundays, March 25 and April 1. Half of the offering will support One Great Hour of Sharing, an ecumenical effort that began in 1949, and continues to provide relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and assist in helping to empower the poor and oppressed.

    Children are invited to collect their offering for One Great Hour of Sharing in a colorful fish bank. Fish banks are brought in during the children’s Palm & Fish Bank Parade at both worship services on Palm Sunday, March 25. If you need a fish bank, you can pick up one in the lobby of the Mission Center.

    The other half of WPC’s Easter offering will go to Rebound. Rebound gives Durham Public Schools high school students on short-term suspension the opportunity to continue their studies while suspended from school. It helps students to stay on top of schoolwork during suspension; develop self-knowledge and improve self-esteem; gain effective communication and conflict management skills; and reconnect with family, school staff, and the larger community.

  2. News : April 2018 Collection

    Githens Middle School

    One of the highlights for 8th graders at Githens Middle School is a semi-formal dance each May. A large number of 8th grade students have financial limitations, though.

    Westminster’s dress, shirt, tie, and shoe drive will help ensure that lower-income students don’t have to stress about finding something to wear. Your donation of gently worn shirts and ties, dresses, shoes, and accessories will help 30-40 students get a free semi-formal outfit so they can be part of the fun and excitement of a Githens semi-formal.

    All sizes 12 and up (including adult sizes) are needed. Please bring donations to the green collection bin by the end of April.

  3. News : A Visit with Nadege Gay

    Wednesday, August 2, at 5:30pm in the Parlor

    On Wednesday, August 2, Nadege Gay of Haiti Outreach Ministries will visit Westminster. She is the principal of the school in Terre Noire, where the clothes WPC collected last year were delivered, and the daughter of Pastor Leon Dorleans. The school serves children ages 3 years through 6th grade. WPC is planning a mission trip to visit her school and work directly in the classrooms with her students in spring 2018.

    If you’re interested in learning more about the schools, the spring trip, or designing curriculum, we invite you to join us in the Parlor next Wednesday, August 2, at 5:30pm. Nadege hopes that we will be able to provide programs in art, hands-on math and science, and English. She will also be able to address how to sponsor a child in the Haiti Outreach Ministries schools.

    We look forward to our time with Nadege as we begin the planning process for our spring mission trip. Come find out how you can be involved in our Haiti mission.

  4. News : Help with Testing at Githens & Hope Valley

    As the end of the year approaches, Githens Middle School and Hope Valley Elementary need our help to make sure End of Grade and End of Course test administration goes well. The schools need testing assistants, “proctors,” at the end of the month. See the dates and times below, and please contact those listed to volunteer.

    Githens Middle School

    • Friday, May 26, and Tuesday, May 30, from 7:30am-11am
    • Contact: Kate Murphy (; 919-560-3966, ext. 66237)

    Hope Valley Elementary

    • Wednesday, May 31, and Thursday, June 1, from 8:30am-12pm
    • Contact: Erika Bloodworth (919-560-3980, ext. 27236)

  5. News : Box Tops for Hope Valley Elementary

    Looking for an easy way to help one of our local schools? Hope Valley Elementary’s school carnival is coming up
    and, in order to help make the carnival more accessible to all families at the school, the PTA will donate a $2 event ticket card to families in need for every 10 box tops they collect. You can find box tops on packaged foods like cereal and granola bars, as well as Ziploc bags and other household items.

    If you have box tops you’d like to donate to help defray the cost of these ticket cards, please place them in the basket on top of the yellow collection bin in the Mission Center by Wednesday, April 26. Contact: Rebecca Joyner (