News - News, June

Summer Mission: Fill a Backpack

Send a child back to school well prepared through Bridge Academy and other programs in the Coatesville area. Pick up a backpack in the Narthex on Sunday from July 1-July 15. Fill it with school supplies and bring it back to the church by July 20 with the packing slips inside. Questions? Contact Laura Davis. 

Thank You from VBS

Westminster welcomed over 193 children with the help of 93+ volunteers for VBS this year. Children experienced the stories of God through Bible discovery & drama, worship, games, crafts, snacks, kids' stories, and making new friends. They collected $1,687 for Estado 29, our mission partner in Mexico. The money will buy school uniforms for the children.

What's Happening with Vision Quest 2023?

Vision Quest 2023 member, Alex Krenz filmed a short video to provide you with a brief update about Vision Quest 2023's most current activities. You can also read a transcript of his video. Save the date for a congregational focus group on July 29 at 11am in Spellman Hall. Questions? Contact Bill Davis or Gary Liddick.

Prepare Lunches for Safe Harbor

June 18, July 16, August 13 & September 17
Help prepare lunches for Safe Harbor, a shelter for West Chester's vulnerable. Volunteers will shop for supplies, assemble 60 bagged lunches and deliver them to Safe Harbor. Sign up here. For more info or questions, contact Angela Emrich.

Interested in Teaching Youth?

Are you interested in working with middle school youth? We’re looking for adults who feel called to share their gifts to teach our middle school youth on Sunday mornings. Questions or for more information, contact Chris Clark.

Help Us Partner with WCU

We are looking for an individual to be our liaison with West Chester University to help support their Resource Pantry which opened in 2016, so students don't have to choose between eating a meal and doing their laundry. That year the Pantry served 40 students over 700 lbs. of food, and last year they served over 400 students and distributed 6,000 lbs. of food. The Pantry also provides business attire for interviews, personal items, laundry detergent, coats, and school supplies. The liaison commitment would be several hours a month. Interested? Contact Laureen Smith or Ann Hatfield.

Another Awesome Rise Against Hunger Event!

This past Sunday over 200 volunteers gathered in Spellman Hall to package 25,056 meals. These meals will be distributed to hungry families around the globe.  Donations of $3,021 were received to fund 10,000 additional meals at our next meal packaging event on October 28! Thank you to our volunteers and donors. Click here to see photos.

The Landing Concludes June 21

The Landing will conclude its first season on Thursday, June 21. We are thankful to all of their leaders and participants for helping launch support ministries designed for youth at Westminster. Look mid-summer for information on fall plans. Questions? Contact Chris Clark or Gail Tanzola-Seymour.

A Successful Offering of Letters

Thank you for contributing to our 2018 Offering of Letters. This week we collected more than 200 signatures for petitions to Congress! We asked our leaders to invest in and protect key programs that reduce hunger and poverty. It is not too late to participate. Visit the Outreach bulletin board outside Spellman Hall to pick up information about writing a letter. You also can find information. Questions? Contact Ann Hatfield.

Weeding Work Day

In recent years our courtyard garden was redesigned and replanted. Our warm, wet spring has produced an abundance of weeds. So, we are asking for help. Join us for a weeding event on Saturday, June 9 even for an hour or so. Come dressed for the weather and bring a 5 gallon bucket or sturdy bag. You may also wish to bring gloves, a knee pad, sunscreen, bottle of water, etc. Questions? Contact Dan Maffei.

Calling Men of Westminster

7-8:30pm Wednesday in Room 413
The Gathering of Men will continue to meet through the summer and will explore interesting and diverse topics including a night at the movies to see the new film, “An Interview with God”. Click here to see a full schedule of topics. For more info or questions, contact Gerry McShane or Scott Boorse.

Do You Have a Green Thumb?

Our raised bed garden program, sponsored by the Chester County Food Bank provides fresh produce to the West Chester Food Cupboard. Last year we began growing herbs for the Broad Street Ministry. This year we expanded and now grow vegetables on the fence lines and in more raised beds. We need your help weeding and gardening the garden. Sign up on the bulletin board outside Spellman Hall. Questions? Contact John Grillo or Anita Gordon.