News - News, July

New Automatic Entry Door

To make our church facility more accessible, we recently installed an automatic door at the main entrance under the portico. This doorway enables members of our faith community to enter the building with greater ease. The door will be active on Sunday morning and during office hours. Whether you are pushing a stroller, carrying a large box, or have mobility concerns, we pray this entryway upgrade will better equip Westminster to be welcoming to everyone

Mexico Mission Trip

This Westminster team left on Saturday, July 21 to travel to Mexico and volunteer at the Estado 29 orphanage. We send prayers for them as they continue their experience this week and fly back on Saturday.

Help the Isaac Family Move

9am-4pm July 28/29 • 724 S. Penn St, West Chester
The Isaac family arrived from Africa two years ago, and are relocating to Lancaster, where other refugee families have settled. WPC has helped the family with funding and various volunteer services, and are looking for volunteers to help move and clean. Bring buckets, rags, bathroom/kitchen/floor cleaners, brooms/mops, or any other supplies. We are also looking for volunteers with a truck or van to transport furniture to Lancaster. Questions or to sign up, contact Laura Gruen.

Stress and Anxiety Support Group for Youth

We are offering a four week support group this October for youth struggling with stress or anxiety. We would love to get some feedback if your youth would be interested. Click for our survey to let us know what days and times would work best for your family. Questions? Contact Chris Clark.

Washington DC Mission Trip Departs

This Westminster crew traveled to Washington, DC this week where they worked on various service projects, learned about homelessness and poverty, and visited our congressional leaders.

The group thanks you for your donations of travel size toiletries! From your generous response, we received an abundance of shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and other items. The participants of the Intergenerational Mission Trip to Washington, DC shared these donations with individuals living on the streets of DC without access to such necessities.  

Join the Global Leadership Summit Hospitality Team

August 9 & 10 in Spellman Hall

The GLS team is looking for volunteers to help set up on Wednesday, August 8, before GLS, and during GLS on Thursday and Friday. Click here to signup. Questions? Contact Diane McFalls. 

Harvest Time: Gleaning Garden

Our expanded beds are producing a bounty for the local food cupboards. We need help picking herbs and vegetables. If you have an hour or two and could harvest and/or deliver to the WC Food Cupboard please call or text Anita Gordon 610-620-5059 or sign up on the Outreach Bulletin Board by Spellman Hall. Groups, families, and weeders are welcome!

Volunteers Needed: Prepare Lunches for Safe Harbor

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.

Welcome Friends from Honduras!

This week our youth welcomed friends from our youth-to-youth partnership with the Presbytery in Honduras. The group of Honduras and Westminster youth volunteered at Broad Street, explored Philadelphia, went to a Phillies game, and much more!

Family Promise Needs You!

July 8-15
We need you! We are looking for volunteers to serve in a variety of hospitality roles during the week, including those willing to eat dinner and relax (like a family evening) or sleep overnight (9pm – 6am duty with a separate sleeping room). Sign up here. Questions? Contact Ruth Simonson, Jean Pitts, or Karen Bates. 

Last Sunday to Donate Toiletries

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 8. Questions? Contact Ann Hatfield.

Re-Name Our “Academy” Class

We are looking for a fresh and inviting name for our 9:45am Sunday morning adult class currently called The Academy which explores the Bible, theological issues, or relevant topics that encourage a practical faith that engages with real life. The format of the class ranges from guest speakers, panel forums, teaching/preaching series, or DVD studies. Think you've got a good idea? Enter your suggestion by July 29. Who knows... your name might be chosen! Questions? Contact Jennie Clark.


Study the Book of Romans in July

All men are invited to study and discuss Romans, Chapter 12 with The Gathering of Men Wednesday nights in July. Questions? Contact Stephen Craig.

Only 6 Seats Left for GLS!

August 9 & 10 in Spellman Hall
This is your last chance to register for this year's Global Leadership Summit. The event is streamed live from Willow Creek Church in Chicago. Register Now! Click here to see this year's speakers and topics. Discount price for Westminster members is $89 with code 18HSFAMILY. Questions? Contact

Holiday & Summer Hours: Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop will be closed the week of July 2-7 and will reopen on Monday, July 9 with their new summer hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10am - 2pm. Questions? Contact Karen Koepke.