Confirmation Class for 9th - 12th grades will begin September 21st. Led by Lisa Hickman and Bob Latta, the class will explore their faith journeys and consider membership in the Spring. They will meet upstairs in the Balcony on Sunday mornings at 9:15.
Sunday Mornings 9:15am - 10:15am
September 21 William Mwizerwa and Randy Hartley from Legacy Mission Village will speak on their devastating experiences in the Rwanda genocide. Click here for more information about their visit.
September 28 Denise Sciuto, Associate Director of Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship, will tell us about her work.
October 5 A guest from South Sudan, Rev. Madut Ngor (a leader in SSPEC, teaches philosophy and religious studies at the University of Juba).
October 12 Rev. Michael Weller, regional liaison for the Horn of Africa for the PC(USA) will both preach and share in the Sunday School hour. Michael and his wife Rachel live in Ethiopia. Rachel is a nurse for clinics and CHE facilitator and regional administrator.
One Intergenerational Modules
September 21 We will begin a four-week study open to ALL AGES! Focusing on God's great story as told in the Bible, we will create a Wall of Fame, representing highlights and lowlights of God's working and man's response through all 66 books of the Bible.
September 21 We will begin by reading and discussing Resisting Structural Evil, Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation, by Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda. This book examines the forces engaged in maintaining the contradiction involved in our being “profoundly caring human beings” caught up in systems and patterns – obvious but also covert - that oppressively exploit vast numbers of human beings and degrade the planet itself. In addition to identifying and describing the sources of our sense of powerlessness in the face of this, the author explores hopeful patterns of response grounded in the “conviction that all of creation is embraced by a Love that will not cease in all the endless ages to come.’” Her approach involves accessing all of our wisdom traditions as well as the academic disciplines developed in the course of the last two hundred years in the West. SALT meets in the southeast alcove. Come and join the conversation.
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.
Sunday Morning Module Offerings 9:15am - 10:15am
This six-week module will be the Lenten module focusing on The Good Shepherd. This will be a peer group module. Details to follow soon!
12 members, 12 months of commitment, 12 thousand mission support dollars, in a partnership with Cray Youth and Family Services, a non-profit agency in New Castle that provides after-school programs, Big Brothers - Big Sisters and other opportunities to help students of elementary and middle school age.
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.
Welcome to Sunday School Mod! Don't worry, it's still Sunday School, just with a few moderations! For starters, this year our Sunday School gatherings will be offered through five different modules (A through E). Each module will have several classses available for various ages and interests and will last for a set number of weeks (3-5). In between each module, there are breaks and a few communal meals peppered in the mix.
We're also going to live into the value of intergenerational formation a little more by offering three intergenerational classes where we'll look at the Eucharist, Baptism, and the Holy Seasons of Advent and Christmas. Each class session will be uniquely designed to engage participants of all ages.
Beyond these great offerings, we'll also gather for St. Nicholas Day, the All-Church Retreat, Pancake Tuesday, a Seder Meal during Holy week, and our intergenerational Vacation Bible School in June.