Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has been present since the beginning of the wildfire disasters in California to deliver immediate support. In addition to the destruction of land and forests, the cost to lives and communities has been unprecedented. Our financial gifts are needed to assist the thousands of people who have been affected. Click here to support the work of PDA. For updates on response efforts click here.
Join us in welcoming Nancy Brink as she steps into the role of Childcare Coordinator in January 2019! Longtime member and faithful supporter of many of Westminster’s children and youth ministries, Nancy has been a warm and welcoming face to children and families for years. Current coordinator Patrice Stilley will be transitioning out of this position to pursue other ministry opportunities within WPC. Helping hands are always needed in childcare, so please prayerfully consider volunteering your time.
Beginning the first Sunday of Advent, December 2, you’re invited to participate in a new Westminster Journey to Bethlehem Group on Facebook. Check in each day for the prompt, then share your response with the group. We can read and discuss what others share as well. Let’s share this journey to Bethlehem together!
Hunger and food insecurity exists among college students and continues to increase at an alarming rate. We are partnering with West Chester University to address this issue. The Resource Pantry on campus provides nonperishable food and personal care items to students in need. It began its third year of operation this fall following a 462% increase in growth its second year on campus. For more info about this ministry or how to help our college neighbors, contact Dawn Dietrich.
We are planning a water purification system installation in Honduras for the summer of 2019, and we are looking for volunteers. You can be part of the install team, a back home support team, and even receive training from Living Waters as a trip leader. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Jon Frost.
Advent devotionals are available in the Narthex. The daily reflections lead us through the busyness of Advent and consider the birth of Christ through the eyes of those who witnessed and celebrated the miracle first-hand with the holy family. This calendar of daily devotions will help us focus on what matters most, the world-changing birth of a baby in Bethlehem, throughout the hustle and bustle of the season. Questions? Contact Jennie Clark.
We had of joy to baptizing seven children on Sunday. Congratulations to the Battiste, Murray, Gay/Read, and Zahn families on the baptisms of their children!
A huge thank you to our entire congregation, we donated 100 turkeys, $730 in cash, and $1,420 in Giant gift cards for the West Chester Food Cupboard! Because of your overwhelming generosity, many people will enjoy a holiday dinner!
Support our annual turkey drive! Our goal is to collect over 2,000 pounds of turkeys, turkey breasts, and whole chickens. All must be frozen. 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.
As part of the Vision Team's initiatives we are adding nametag kiosks around the building to make Westminster friendlier and a more welcoming church. We are looking for volunteers to stand by the kiosks before Sunday worship, welcome folks, and help them print a nametag. Don't worry if you aren't tech savvy. We will train you on how to use the kiosks. Questions or to volunteer, contact Lynn George
Family Promise is in full swing this week with three families and five active kids under the age of seven! Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who have shared their hospitality. We are still looking for volunteers with clearances to share pizza, leftovers and fun Saturday evening. Click here to volunteer. Questions? Contact Jean Pitts.
We almost hit our 2,000 pair goal, collecting 1,962 pairs of new socks in October. They were delivered to La Iglesia Presbiteriana, Safe Harbor, La Comunidad Hispana, Chester County Migrant Ministry, Broad Street Ministry, Tick Tock Early Learning Center, and St. Agnes Day Room. Thank you to everyone who donated!
We partner with CVIM to stock their bins with cold medicine that to distribute to patients. We need your help to collect donations of toothbrushes (soft bristles), toothpaste with fluoride, dental floss, mouthwash (alcohol free), Nyquil capsules, Delsym, Mucinex, Robitussin, Robitussin DM, Diabetic tussin, and Dayquil capsules. Donations collected in bins around the church. Questions? Contact Karen Goldsborough or Chris McCool.
Did you try to watch the live stream on Sunday, and had no audio? You were not alone. Due to a Saturday power outage, part of our soundboard failed, causing no audio for the live stream, hearing loop, and recording the service. We expect to replace the part in time for this Sunday, November 4. We apologize for any frustration this caused. Next time we will post on the stream if we are having technical difficulties. Maris Grove adapted during the situation. Hear their story with this short video.
We are sold out of tickets for the Christmas concerts. Thank you, see you at the concerts! For any questions regarding Christmas concert tickets call 717-455-0872. Thank you!