News - News, June

Help Prepare Safe Harbor Dinners

We need volunteers to prepare dinner for 20 residents of Safe Harbor on August 5. You will prepare, deliver and serve hot meals for up to 20 residents. Click here to signup. Questions? Contact Angela Emrich.

Pickleball has arrived at Westminster!

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America and has arrived at Westminster! We now have two courts back by the outdoor chapel (the back right corner of the parking lot.) If you are an experienced Pickle Baller or new to the game, come out and have some fun and join us for a game of pickleball 6:30-8 pm Monday, June 27 or 1:30-3 pm Monday, July 10. We will give instructions for those who are new. The goal is to have open play for any member of Westminster once we get a locked equipment box. If anyone has a large metal box or other appropriate box-like structure (40 inches or longer) that can be locked and wants to donate to hold our equipment or if you have paddles you would like to donate, please contact Laureen Smith or Tim Jaques. 

Juneteenth Celebration Opportunities

As a Matthew 25 congregation, Westminster is committed to the work to dismantle structural racism and work towards God’s dreams of justice, jubilee, and liberation for all people. This weekend there are Juneteenth celebration opportunities taking place in West Chester, Kennett Square, Coatesville and Phoenixville. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the date on which enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally received the news of their emancipation. We invite you to come alongside our brothers and sisters of color in the celebration of Juneteenth this weekend. Click here to find ways to participate in this celebration.

Join the Gleaning Garden Crew

Our Gleaning Garden is growing produce for local food cupboards, and we can use your help. This week we finished spinach and are picking peas and herbs. Harvesting peppers, tomatillo, cucumbers, squash and beans will begin later this month. No gardening experience is needed, and the time commitment is flexible. If you have an hour or two during the day and could harvest and then deliver to a Food Cupboard, that would be ideal. Groups, families and weeders are welcome! Click here to signup to volunteer. Questions? Contact Anita Gordon.

Join Our Summer Choir

8:45 am Sundays, June 18- September 3 • Music Room

Adults and high school youth are invited to sing in worship. Drop in one week or hang out for the summer. On Sundays, anyone who wishes to sing that morning can meet in the Music Room at 8:45 am to practice an anthem and response for that morning’s 9:30 worship service. Come and sing! Questions? Contact Tim Evers.

Celebrating Our 2023 Graduates!

Are you or do you have a son or daughter graduating from high school, college, or the military? Congratulations! Let us know so we can recognize them at the church. Send us a picture and a brief write up including the proud parents’ names, the grad’s full name, where they are graduating from, and where they will be pursuing their education (college/major) or the job they will be taking on! We would also love to include if they were involved in any programs, activities, trips, or groups within the church too! Drop off a picture (8x10 or 5x7 which will be returned, so include your address) and the write up to the church office. Questions? Contact Susanne Perkins.

Welcome Mary Maina, Our New Childcare Coordinator!

Mary grew up in West Chester and has been a member at Westminster since 2014. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy from Richmond, the American International University in London. Mary continues to work as a Paralegal. She and her partner, Jean-Baptiste have been together for five years and have one child, Samuel. When not working, Mary enjoys reading and going on adventures with her son.

Summer Women's Bible Study: "Got Wisdom" with Sue Fry

9:45 - 11 am June 7 - August 9 • Hybrid (Spellman Jr. & Zoom)

"Got Wisdom?" is a weekly (except not meeting VBS week June 21) Hybrid Summer Women's Bible Study exploring the Hebrew wisdom writings of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job, taught by Sue Fry. It is a recap and continuation of Sue Fry's Journey Class earlier this year. There is no signup, so just come as you are able. There is no workbook to purchase and no homework, just come and learn. Click here to attend via Zoom. Questions? Contact Kathy Smedley.