News - News, March

New Journey Series: Called to Care

10:45 am Sunday, April 7, 14 & 21  • Spellman Jr. & Zoom

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, our Journey Classes will focus on caring for creation in April.  As people of faith, we believe God created this world, called it good, and entrusted humans to care for it.  We are blessed to have this sacred task.  Join us in person or via Zoom for two presentations on earth care. Click here to attend via Zoom. We end the month with an Earth Day Fair.

April 7: Roy Manno, Director of Facilities for Kendal Crosslands Communities in Kennett Square, will speak about greening sacred spaces, ecological landscaping, developing policies and programs. He will share examples of the decision making process at Kendal Crosslands,  history uncovered and preserved, and how we are called to care for God's creation here at Westminster.

April 14: Brandon Hough, Executive Director of Homegrown National Park, will speak about their mission to encourage millions of people to restore habitat by planting native plants and removing invasive species. Plants and animals evolved over millions of years to survive in symbiosis. Replacing native plants with foreign exotics such as turf grass or invasive vines, can disrupt the delicate ecological balance. At a time of heightened awareness of the effects of climate change and the mass extinction of wildlife, Home Grown National Park provides an opportunity for everyone to make a difference. Brandon will discuss what the biodiversity crisis is, and how we can be part of the solution.

April 21: Westminster's Care for Creation Team hosts their annual Earth Day Fair which features ways for the congregation to recycle, reuse, reduce, and REFUSE!! Join us for a great walk thru exhibition of many ways to be better stewards of the planet and answer the call to care for God’s creation!

Last Week to Support Community Volunteers in Medicine

CVIM provides free, high quality healthcare to uninsured working people with low incomes to help them live healthy, productive lives and to assure health equity in the Chester County Region. In March, donate the items to support this ministry partner in our local community: 

  • Toothbrushes (Adult and Children) Soft Bristle
  • Toothpaste with Flouride
  • Dental Floss and Flossers
  • Interproximal Brushers
  • Mouthwash (MUST BE ALCOHOL FREE)
  • Feminine Hygiene Pads

Place the items in the marked bins located in Café 10 Westminster or mail them to Ann Hatfield at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Questions? Contact Angela Emrich

An Easter Request

This Easter Sunday, we will hold two traditional services at 8:15 and 9:30 am with our Chancel Choir, brass and bells. We expect an abundance of visitors and want to make room for those who may be attending Westminster for the first time. We ask those who normally attend the 9:30 am worship service, as a sign of hospitality, please consider attending the 6:30, 8:15 or 11 am service instead.

Pickleball Returns for a Second Season

Join us for the second season of Pickleball at Westminster, where fun and fellowship meet on the court! We’re thrilled to announce that with four courts now available, there’s more room than ever for everyone to enjoy the game. Whether you’re picking up a paddle for the first time or an experienced player, we’ve got you covered. Starting April 15th at 6:00 pm, we’ll offer instructional play on two courts for those looking to learn and improve.  For our seasoned players, the other two courts will be open for spirited matches.  We will also be playing on Wednesday evenings as well. Come for the play, stay for the community, and let’s make the most of the daylight together.

We will be using the Team Reach app (Instructions below)and calling ourselves the Westminster Divine Dinkers. The code is WPCdink. Going forward this will be our main means of communication.  This is where you will sign up and communicate with others. Please feel free to invite others to join. If you have any questions or have trouble downloading the app. contact Laureen Smith or Tim Jaques.


Install TeamReach on iPhone 
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Camp Spark Volunteers Needed

This summer we're launching a new summer camp for kids, Camp Spark. We need adult and youth volunteers to help share the worship, ministry, and mission of Westminster with our community. Volunteer as your schedule and talents allow Monday-Friday, June 24-28 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Sign up to volunteer! There is a comment section for you to share your availability. All adults must have background clearances completed. We can help you get your clearances. Questions? Contact Jill Reichert

Want to register your child for Camp Spark? Click here for more info and registration. 

Easter Childcare Help Needed

On Easter, we as a church must show hospitality to everyone who comes to Westminster. We need extra hands to welcome families with young children (6 months - 4 years) during our 9:30 & 11 am services. Can you volunteer in our nursery on Easter? Pick one or two shifts (8:30-10:30 am or 10:30 am - 12:30 pm). Questions or to volunteer, contact Mary Maina.