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  1. News : Singers, We Welcome You!

    Westminster’s music program doesn’t just happen. It takes a village, as they say. Singing in the Chancel Choir is a very rewarding way to serve your church. Sometimes people are understandably afraid of taking on what they think may be a heavy time commitment. But, not to worry: we are extraordinarily flexible, as any member of the choir will tell you. Every commitment is valuable, whether it is long-term or short-term.

    So if you are interested in music or enjoy singing, even if it’s been ages since you’ve sung, let us welcome you into the fun-loving, nurturing community that is our Chancel Choir. Music is essential to our life as a worshipping community, and we cannot keep our worship music strong and vital without participation from the church community. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm and on Sunday mornings at 10am.

    It is not too late to join us as we prepare for Lent/Easter and our May 6 spring concert program. A choir retreat – focusing on the concert – will take place in the Music Room on Saturday, March 17, from 9:30am-12:30pm. We welcome you to come!

    Contact: Monica Rossman, Minister of Music


  2. News : 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. News : 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!


  4. News : January 23 Shelter Meal

    Everyone is invited to serve the shelter meal at Urban Ministries of Durham on Tuesday, January 23.

    Tasks include 1) picking up the food from Sam’s Club and delivering it to Urban Ministries and 2) preparing the meal Tuesday afternoon.

    Sign up and check out the detailed instructions. Contact Chris Kelley with questions.


  5. News : Patterns, Puzzles, Parts

    “Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand.”

    Westminster, please join us from April 14-21 in Menelas, Haiti, for a week of teaching, sharing, learning, and loving.

    WPC teaching teams (with translators) will work directly with children in classes for age 4 through 2nd grade. We’ll use curricula – Patterns, Puzzles, Parts – created by our own talented teachers at Westminster. With hands-on learning, we’ll cover manipulatives, science, math, art, and music. We need at least five more teachers or helpers to complete our team.

    Make a difference. Change your life. Give these kids more tools for success. Come with us!

    • Sign-up deadline is February 5
    • Creole classes begin the week of January 8
    • Supplies and donations will be collected in February and March
    • Classroom practice sessions will take place in March

    To sign up or ask questions, contact Dorene Palermo. See additional details and watch a video about Menelas.


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