Operation Christmas Child is almost wrapped up! Thank you all SO MUCH for all your willing participation in spreading the love of God. On Sunday, November 22nd, we will be having a final breakfast and event to pray over the shoeboxes and the children they will be reaching. Breakfast is BYOB (Bring Your Own Breakfast cereal)! Milk, coffee, and bananas will be provided, as well as bowls and spoons, but please bring your own box of breakfast cereal to share. You do not have to go out and buy a new box of cereal, just bring something you have in the cupboard that you're willing to share!
Tuesday, September 29th from 3:30 - 5:30pm
The SHYG Mission Trip Team had a great week!
Follow their journey this week through HASHTAG! Think of a hashtag as an elaborate "filing system". Simply use the search mechanism on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to search for #NWPCMission2015.
Pictures will also be located in the Photo Gallery.
HALLELUJAH GIRLS on Saturday, February 21st from 9:30 - 11:00am
Hallelujah Girls will continue "considering the lilies of the field". We will welcome Kim McCormick, a beloved teacher in Wilmington, and a cancer survivor who has written several books about the healing journey. We will consider the healing plants of the Bible as we listen in to her powerful testimony. Y'alll come!
The SALT Class meets weekly in the corner of the Social Hall to discuss various topics and books. Currently, the study is based on the book Our Only World, Ten Essays by Wendell Berry – a farmer, poet, and essayist - who for over 50 years has been America’s “eloquent advocate for the planet, for our families, and for the future of our children and ourselves.” Written over the course of the last 5 years, these essays confront “head-on the necessity of clear thinking and direct action” in the face of “the planet’s environmental problems.” All are welcome to join the conversation in the southeast corner of the social hall.
All are welcome to join in this discussion group. The Sunday class begins at 9:10am.
SUNDAY, November 23rd at 9:15 am in the Social Hall
Celebrate Thanksgiving Well! Do you have an ATTITUDE or GRATITUDE? Younger or older, we are all susceptible to wanting an easy, pleasant life. And when things don't go our way, sometimes we make it known! At Thanksgiving time, we have an opportunity to "reboot" our heart.
At ONE next Sunday morning, we wil hear Pilgrim stories and engage in a hands-on activity to help our whole church family CELEBRATE WELL this Thanksgiving. This is for EVERYONE, ages 3 to 103!
See you there!
It's not just for kids! It's for EVERYONE!
Join us as we kick off our four-day adventure on Sunday, June 8th from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm. Each night we'll explore one of God's gardens from the scriptures. Also, each night we'll share a garden-themed meal with an international twist. As usual, we'll enjoy drama, music, and interactive skits hosted by Linda Black and her trusty sidekick, "Carlos" (Jason's twin brother). Dessert will provide one last sweet taste before our departure.
We'll dig deeper as we do some planting in our souls and in the soil. We'll cultivate our minds and spirits as we play together, create communal art together, and package 10,000 meals to share with neighbors in need. A free will offering will be collected for our service/mission project.
ONE is 100% free! And while space is not limited, reservations are needed, so please register soon! Registration forms can be found on the website or in the Ligo room at the church. You can also call the church office at 724-946-3541.
In addition to all the modular Sunday School offerings, we've got a number of other opportunities to engage you and your families in spiritual formation. Set aside the time for these events, because you won't want to miss the
St. Nicholas Day
In the spirit of St. Nicholas of Myra, we’ll gather on December 6, 2013
to mix, roll, cut, bake, wrap, and deliver St. Nicholas cookies in our
community. Mark your calendar for this intergenerational event that
celebrates the life and legacy of one of the most known historic figures.
Block out January 24-26 on your 2014 calendar for our All-Church
Retreat at the Castle in Franklin, PA. Not only is this a tradition for our
congregation, it’s an incredible time for fellowship, food and creative
In 2014, we’ll begin a new Confirmation Class. In an effort to
understand how this congregation understands confirmation and what
we hope it leads toward, we’ll be hosting “confirmation focus groups”
for parents, youth and anyone invested in this practice of catechesis. If
you’re interested in participating in these conversations, please email
Sometime this autumn, we are inviting Westminster students to join the
larger community in an exercise of being. Compline is simply 30
minutes of existential dwelling in a simple, yet holy space utilizing the
Taizé chants and silence. Coming soon to a Sunday night near you.