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News - News, October

Christmas Concert Tickets Available Now!

Tickets are available for our 28th Annual Christmas Concert, Love Came Down at Christmas. Tickets are required to avoid overcrowding. Childcare is provided at all the concerts. If you have a problem ordering tickets, please call 717-455-0872 and someone will help you with the form.
Concert Times:
7:30 pm December 6
7:30 pm December 7 
2 pm & 5 pm December 15
3 pm & 6 pm December 16

Help Us Finalize Our Budget

Thank you to everyone who has pledged to help our mission and ministry in 2019! Help us finalize our budget and reach 100% by pledging online or by bringing a pledge card to the church office. Church leaders are following up on outstanding pledges. Questions? Contact Donna Harrison.

Reserve Your Christmas Concert Tickets on Monday

We know you are counting down the seconds to order Christmas Concert tickets. Tickets become available on our website at 9am on Monday, October 29. Tickets are required to avoid overcrowding. Childcare is provided at all the concerts. If you have a problem ordering tickets please call 717-455-0872 and someone will help you with the form.

Concert Schedule

Thursday, December 6 at 7:30pm 
Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm 
Saturday, December 15 at 2pm and 5pm 
Sunday, December 16 at 3pm and 6pm

The Turkey Ton Challenge

8am-12pm November 11

Support our annual turkey drive! Our goal is to collect 200 turkeys. This matches last year's goal of one ton or 2,000 pounds. A Chester County Food Bank truck will collect turkeys and will distribute them to families in our community for Thanksgiving. Giant gift cards are welcomed. Questions? Contact John Grillo.

Vision Quest God-Sized Dream #4

God-sized dream #4 will be revealed this Sunday, October 28. Please join us as the fourth vision initiative, We Equip Our Emerging Generation, is unveiled and discussed during Sunday worship! Read Vision Quest 2023 full report. Questions? Contact Gary Liddick or Bill Davis.

Annual Coat Drive

November 4-30

Do you have a new or gently used winter coat in the back of your closet that you don’t wear anymore but would be welcomed by someone who doesn’t have one at all? We are collecting men, women, and children’s coats in the sanctuary during the month of November. Please make sure the coats are clean and if possible on hangers. We will deliver them to eight different partner agencies. Questions? Contact Laureen Smith.

Last Week for Sock It To Us!

We have collected over 1,500 socks for Sock it to Us. Help us reach our goal of 2,000 socks by donating new socks for local Chester County homeless and disadvantaged children, women and men. Please place new socks in the bins provided around the church. Questions? Contact Burt Rothenberger.

Dental Hygiene Items for CVIM

October 21-November 11

We're partnering with CVIM to stock their bins with cold medicine that will be distributed to patients. We also need your help to collect dental hygiene donations of toothbrushes (soft bristles), toothpaste with fluoride, dental floss, dental flossers, interproximal brushers, mouthwash (alcohol free), Nyquil capsules, Delsym (Dextromethorphan), Mucinex (Guaifenesin tablets), Robitussin (Guaifenesin tablets), Robitussin DM, Diabetic tussin, and Dayquil capsules. Donations will be collected in bins around the church. Questions? Contact  Karen Goldsborough or Chris McCool.

Vision Quest God-Sized Dream #2

God-Sized dream #2 vision initiative, We Serve our Neighbors, will be unveiled and discussed during Sunday worship! Read Vision Quest 2023 full report. Questions? Contact Gary Liddick or Bill Davis.

Happy Retirement, Marian!

We celebrated with a retirement party for Marian Stevenson, our library team leader, complete with homemade cookies and roses on Tuesday! During Marian’s almost twenty-year term, our library was physically relocated twice within WPC and, more recently, our catalog was computerized and later migrated to the cloud—Amazing and so much appreciated! Thanks Marian, for all you’ve done!

Turn in Your Pledge Cards!

We're very grateful for all the pledges we received. You can still pledge online, by mail or bring your pledge card to the church office. Thank you for your support of Westminster's mission and ministry in 2019! Questions? Contact Donna Harrison.

Peace & Global Witness Offering Continues in October

The Peace & Global Witness Offering promotes peace, justice, and reconciliation around the world. This year, Westminster’s portion (25%) of this Special PCUSA Offering will support Vets With A Mission (VWAM). VWAM is dedicated to helping Vietnam veterans honor the past and embrace the future. Consider how your financial support can provide resources needed to transform areas of desperate need into communities of peace and healing. Donations will be collected through October.

Christmas Concert Ticket Information

We will be accepting only online ticket requests this year beginning on Monday, October 29, at 9:00am  Click on the rotating slide for the Christmas Concert on the home page.  It will take you to the order form.  There is a limit of 6 tickets per family.  Tickets will be distributed to the congregation on Sunday, November 4 in Spellman Hall from 8:00am until 12:30pm. Those in the community will be notified by email confirming that their ticket request has been filled.  You may then pick up your tickets in the Narthex from 10:00am to 1:00pm November 5-9 or in the church office after that. Questions? Call 717-455-0872. 

Concerts this year are:

Commitment Sunday Update

We're very grateful for all the pledges we received on Sunday. If you missed Commitment Sunday you can still pledge online, by mail or bring your pledge card to the church office. Thank you for your support of Westminster's mission and ministry in 2019!  

Flu Shots Available on Sunday

8:30am-12pm October 7 in Spellman Hall
Stay healthy this flu season by getting your flu shot on Sunday. Representatives from Rite Aid will be offering flu shots to anyone interested. All you need is your insurance card and the shot is free!

Signup for the Next Rise Against Hunger Packing Event

8am-4:30pm October 28 in Spellman Hall
Spend an hour helping pack meals for people in need around the world. We need over 500 volunteers during this eight hour event to make over 64,000 meal kits! Signup to volunteer. Can't volunteer? Donate to help defray the cost of $0.29 per meal. Questions? Contact Angela Emrich.

Sock It To Us Begins Sunday!

Donate new socks during the month of October for local Chester County homeless and disadvantaged children, women and men. Please place new socks in the bins provided around the church. Last year Westminster collected over 2,000 pairs of socks. Let's repeat that again this year! Questions? Contact Burt Rothenberger.

It's Not too Late to Register for Reality

High School Reality Retreat
November 2-4
There is still time to sign up for the high school Reality Retreat! We will be spending the weekend at Sandy Hill Camp in North East, MD. Deadline for registration is October 18. Click here to register. Questions? Contact Chris Clark.