Westminster Presbyterian Church seeks a Praise Band Director to direct all music activity at its 9 a.m. contemporary worship service each Sunday. Skills include singing and playing an instrument. Candidate must have a vibrant faith along with experience singing, playing an instrument (preferably piano) and directing singers and musicians in worship. This is a part-time position, up to 10 hours a week. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume to Pastor Wes Nordman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Wes challenged us, during his Oct. 16 sermon, to help shape Sacramento into a just, fair and safe community. A key step in that would be creating a new structure for the police commission. To lend your support to this proposal, sign the petition created by Area Congregations Together.
All middle and high school students are invited to enjoy a fun – and frightening! – Friday night at Westminster on Oct. 28. Attendees will have a rare opportunity to climb to the Westminster bell tower – and maybe even encounter a ghost or two along the way! There will be scary organ music and then a trip to Sutter Fort’s lantern-lit tour.
Costumes encouraged, but not required. Bring a flashlight and be sure to RSVP to Diana Wright at email@example.com.
Westminster loves our youth – and we sure do miss them when they’ve ventured off to college. What better way to remind them that they’re loved than to send care packages?
On Oct. 23 the All in the Family group will gather for dinner and pack up some goodies to send off to our students. IF you’d like to include anyone, please leave his/her address at the and a donation to offset mailing would be appreciated. If you’d like to contribute any items, please drop them off at the office. Cards and notes are especially appreciated. Thanks
Remember to join us Wednesday night through Nov. 16 for our dinner and classes series. A delicious home-cooked meal will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. (free-will donation) and then a choice of hour-long classes will be offered at 6:30 p.m.. Wonder how spirituality affects the brain? Attend the Spiritual Brain classes. Are mandatory religious observations part of a must-do list for Sunday? Find out in Sabbath as Rebellion. And, all budding thespians are invited to safely try out life in the spotlight in the Creative Expression class.
It’s been a little over 60 years since Dick Wylie was ordained by Detroit Presbytery (May 16, 1956) but his journey was solidified his senior year of high school, when he decided he would become a minister. He had to ask Michigan State for a tuition refund for the voc agriculture courses he’d enrolled in (they complied!) and instead attended Alma, a Presbyterian church north of Lansing. It was a great education, but the personal rewards were even better. “The best thing was meeting Joan during my senior year,” he says. “She’s now my wife of 62 years.”
Beat the mid-week doldrums by joining us for a program that includes a community dinner followed by illuminating classes on a variety of topics. Infant and child care is available, so the whole family can be part of the Connecting on Wednesday program. To register call the office at 916-442-8939 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know what class you’ll be attending please include that information. Adult and youth can attend either one, all, or any combination of the classes. The topics include:
After more than a year, CADA has presented Westminster’s Facility Task Force with a proposal for developing the parking lot on 13th and O streets. The Facility Task Force recently made presentations about this after the 9 and 11 a.m. services on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. They’ve listened to people and have decided to research some of the questions that arose. When the Task Force meets again on Nov. 2 they will discuss their findings and will schedule a time to report back to the congregation. Please consider sharing your thoughts with task force members. .
Westminster’s new 2016-2017 year began in the Fall and we’re thrilled that Robert Emmons was our guest speaker for our kick-off celebration at our services on Sunday, Sept. 11. Emmons, a psychology professor at UC Davis is a leader in the positive psychology movement and has written eight books that address gratitude, including Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make you Happier.
Westminster is thrilled to partner with an interfaith effort in Sacramento to build homes with Habitat for Humanity. We’ve made a financial pledge to the project and soon we’ll have an opportunity to join in the construction of the homes as well. Here’s the groundbreaking of the site and once the homes are framed out, we’ll be able to work on them.
All skill levels are welcome and once we have details of when we’re needed we’ll share that with everyone. This is a great opportunity to put our faith into action.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is quickly responding to damage from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, having already been active in the affected areas, doing long-term recovery work related to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and Superstorm Sandy of 2012.