The three books (The Tech-Wise Family, Searching for Sunday, and Waking Up White) for our congregational summer reading are now available at our library, and located above the center bookcase. Enjoy reading the books over this summer. The library increased its loan period to six weeks over the summer months.
Family Promise is in need of evening hosts for Friday and Saturday! You'll spend time with homeless families eating dinner, relaxing and resting at Westminster. Family Promise helps homeless families get back on their feet. Families spend their days at a resource center, working with staff on job applications, budgets, childcare, and other things.Click here to signup. Questions? Contact RuthSimonson, Jean Pitts, or Karen Bates.
Pentecost is this Sunday, June 9. Celebrate by wearing red, yellow or orange to church. Pentecost is 50 days after Easter. It reminds us when the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in other languages, sending them out to share Jesus' story.
Looking for something to read at the beach? Our staff is reading three books this summer, Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans, Waking Up White by Debby Irving and The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch. Join us for discussion on one or all the books in Facebook groups: Searching for Sunday, Waking Up White, and The Tech-Wise Family.
The Intergenerational Washington DC Mission Trip is collecting travel size toiletries for hygiene kits. They will share these kits with individuals living on the streets of DC, who do not have access to such necessities. The items needed are travel size shampoo, conditioner, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and razors. Items will be collected in bins around the church through Sunday, July 7th. Questions? Contact Ann Hatfield.
Our library is thankful for the generosity and support of our Library Gifting Tree! The result: twenty-one brand new books on our shelves and cash gifts to buy more! Shout out to those who donated so many gently used books! We’ve kept some and donated the rest to our thrift store and other churches. What a joy to be able to share them all with you!
Thank you for all our recent donations:
- The Marvelous Mustard Seed by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso & Amy-Jill Levine
- Dragons in Our Midst: The Complete Series, MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged by Bryan Davis
- Who Is My Neighbor? by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso & Amy-Jill Levine
- Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins & 2 Sons by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso & Amy-Jill Levine
- Where Are You Hiding God? by Elizabeth Zartl
- Home By Another Way : A Christmas Story by Barbara Brown Taylor
- What In the World Is Wrong with Gisbert? by Jochen Weeber & Fariba Gholizadeh
- A Case for Kindness: 40 Ways to Love and Inspire Others by Lisa Barrickman
- The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher
- Not in God’s Name by Rabbi Jonathan Saks
- Canoeing the Mountains by Todd Bolsinger
- White Pickett Fences by Amy Julia Becker
- Peaceful Neighbor- Discovering the Countercultural Mr. Rogers by Michael G. Long
- 9 Ways to Bring Out the Best in You and Your Child by Maggie Reigh
- It’s Complicated- A Guide to Faithful Decision Making by Jack Haberer
- Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbrxeaking Path of Griefby Joanne Cacciatore
- Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving: How to Care For and Support the Grieving Heartby Gary Roe
- Grieving with Hope: Finding Comfort as You Journey through Loss by Samuel J. IV Hodges & Kathy Leonard
- The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns
- The Prayer of Jabez : Breaking through to the Blessed Life by Bruce H. Wilkinson.
- Mark - Series Title: Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching by Lamar Williamson, Jr