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
Handbells are looking especially for those who read music—no handbell experience required! Rehearsals are every Thursday, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Bell choir plays in one 11 a.m. service each month through June 3.
The Chancel Choir is mainly looking for tenors (female or male) and basses, but anyone interested in joining is welcome! No previous choir experience or music-reading ability required, but must be able to sing in tune. Chancel Choir rehearses every Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m. We sing in the 11 a.m. service every week through June 3.
Join us Saturday, Jan. 27 for the first Westminster “Soup or? Bowl” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Bring a soup, chili, mac & cheese…anything that can be served in a bowl! There will be some great prizes to the winners in several different categories.
We will also be serving wine & beer for a nominal fee. The cost is $5 per person (maximum $20/family).
All proceeds will go toward the Deacons’ continued support of River City Foodbank.
Happy New Year from your friends at Westminster Presbyterian Church
Post-Christmas blues? Not a thing here at Westminster! We’re starting 2018 by continuing our theme of “Do Justice; Love Mercy; Walk Humbly” in our new series on racism & criminal justice issues. Classes begin Jan. 7.
Also on Jan. 7, there will be a brief congregational meeting after each service to elect new Deacons and Elders. Read more about the nominees and all of Westminster’s upcoming events in the enclosed January newsletter.
The youth and children of Westminster have more than successfully raised the money needed for a ”mooving” gift they will buy this December - a dairy cow for a family in need.
The original goal was to raise enough funds to purchase one cow, and after a surge of support from the congregation and Westminster community, we are pleased to announce that the youth and children have raised enough to purchase THREE COWS!
Westminster is excited to welcome Sacramento Police Department Chief Daniel Hahn as our guest speaker on Sunday, Jan. 21.
He will speak at both services, as well as our 10 a.m. adult education class, on the challenges that Sacramento faces when it comes to racism and crime, his vision for enhancing community health and peace, and the role that people of faith communities (like Westminster) can play in creating a more just and equitable city.
Westminster’s program year theme of “Do justice. Love mercy. Walk humbly.” will resume in January when the topic of racism and criminal justice will be explored.
The six-week program will include an in-depth study of the book “The New Jim Crow” (copies are available in the office for purchase) Starting Jan. 7 and running through Feb. 11 there will be a class at every Sunday at 10 a.m., led by Robin Thompson.
In addition, members of Westminster will participate in the Martin Luther King march in Sacramento on Monday, Jan. 15.
Parents: are you looking to avoid the busy restaurants on Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered…celebrate early during our next Parents’ Night Out on Friday, Feb. 9. Drop the kids off at Westminster at 6 p.m. and we’ll have plenty of crafts, games, and snacks to keep them busy until you pick them up at 9 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com.
Our popular Connecting on Wednesdays (C.O.W.) series returns Feb. 21 and will run every Wednesday through Mar. 21. Join us for a light dinner and fellowship in the Club Room at 5:45 p.m., followed by classes from 6:30 – 7:30 or 8 p.m. (depending on which class you attend). We will be offering the following classes:
Mark your calendar for Sunday, Feb. 25 when we will come together for our annual congregational meeting and brunch.
A potluck brunch will begin at 9:30 a.m. (please bring something the share), and the meeting will start at 10.
Hear from Westminster’s ministry team leaders on church happenings in 2017…this is an open opportunity for members to ask questions about church activities, processes, and procedures. Annual reports will be available in the weeks leading up to the meeting for you to read ahead of time.
Readings and discussions will be key components of this year’s program theme “Do Justice; Love Mercy; Walk Humbly.”
January will begin the next portion of our program year focusing on racism and injustice. The featured book is “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander. There will be Sunday classes at 10 a.m., led by Robin Thompson, to discuss the book. Copies are available for sale in the office. Classes will run Jan. 7 through Feb. 11.