News - News, November

Pick Up Your 2023 Giving Envelope

If you did not opt out of giving envelopes this year, please stop by the Narthex on December 11 to pick up your envelopes. You can also pick them up in the church office starting December 12. We hope to arrange for envelope delivery to the Maris Grove and Wellington communities. Resident volunteers willing to distribute envelopes are needed. Contact Sandy Kurek if you are a resident and willing to help distribute or live in these communities and want your envelopes delivered. Other questions? Contact Sandy Kurek.

Order a Poinsettia

Once again we will adorn our sanctuary with poinsettia plants at Christmas. If you’d like to order a poinsettia plant in memory of or in honor of a loved one or friend, contact Barb Drain with your name and the dedication you would like listed in the bulletin. Cost is $10 this year. Make checks payable to Westminster Presbyterian Church (with poinsettia on memo line) and turn in to the church office. Session also encourages those who wish to make a contribution to the Endowment Fund in memory or honor of a loved one or friend to do so; names will also be listed.

Westminster Hosts Presbytery

Yesterday we had the privilege of hosting our Presbytery's meeting. The Presbytery's worship service was led by the Presbytery's Racial Justice Committee which includes Pastor Jennie Clark and Westminster Trustee, Ann McNally. Musicians included our Director of Music, Tim Evers, soloist Gloria Ballinger and cellist Amy Flynn. West Chester Dance Works performed this liturgical dance, Let Justice Flow, which featured Westminster's own youth dancers, Bella & Sammi Brun. Pastor Don Lincoln, our Lead Pastor from 2000-2022 was also recognized for his years of service in the Presbytery.

Greens, Berries, Pinecones… oh my!

We are in need of fresh cut greens, berries, pinecones, etc. for our Advent Wreath making station during our Las Posadas/Advent gathering on November 27. If you have access to these kinds of things and can offer some, please contact Jill Reichert. We will take all we can get! 

New Evening Youth Schedule!!

This Sunday our youth ministry changes its schedule! We kickoff the first youth choir rehearsal at 5 pm. We'll provide dinner for teens from 6-6:30 pm whether they sing in Youth Choir, attend Youth Group or both! Our hope is to provide fellowship together and grow in community with one another. Youth Choir teens are invited and encouraged to stick around for Youth Group, but are also welcome to leave after dinner if needing to get home for the school night. However teens are able to participate, we're really looking forward to building relationships around music, food, fun, and spiritual growth. Youth group will be from 6:30-7:30 pm but youth not participating in Youth Choir are invited to hangout in The Cove from 5:30- 6 pm.

5-6 pm: Youth Choir Rehearsal

5:30 pm: Youth Group hang time in The Cove

6:00 pm: Dinner Provided for all youth

6:30-7:30 pm: Youth Group

2nd-5th Graders: Help Make Music in KidsJAM Choir!

November is here, which means it is time to start preparing for Christmas celebrations! Children in 2nd-5th grades are invited to come out, join us and sing. KidsJAM will sing in worship 9:30 am on December 11 and 10 am Christmas Eve, December 24. The rehearsal time will be decided tonight. It will either be 5-5:55 pm Wednesdays or 6:15-7:10 pm Sundays. Click to fill out a survey for your preference of time. Rehearsals will be held in the Music Room. Bring a friend! Questions or to sign up your child, contact Tim Evers.

6-12th Graders: Sing in Youth Choir

November is here, which means it is time to start preparing for Christmas celebrations! 6-12th graders are invited to come out to make music together. Youth Choir will sing in worship 9:30 am on December 11 and 5 pm Christmas Eve, December 24. Rehearsal will be 5-6 pm Sundays and held in the Music Room. We encourage youth to go to youth group following choir. There will be a dinner for youth between youth choir and youth group. Youth are invited to bring a friend and stay for whatever part of the evening works for your family! Questions or to sign up a youth, contact Tim Evers.

Learn about Communion

Learn about communion in this five minute video. Jill Reichert, our Director of Children & Family Ministries tells DJ Cupcake and Westminster children what to expect from communion on Sunday.