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
Coffee with the pastor last month was informative, but if you weren’t able to attend and if you’d like to know more about Westminster, and how we may be a fit in your life, please feel free to reach out to Pastor Wes (email@example.com)
He offers everyone a casual opportunity to ask questions so you can understand a bit more about our community and what we believe. In addition, we’ll be hosting an orientation Christianity Class for potential new members, or folks .who just want to brush up on their beliefs or have questions answered.
Discuss the writings of Reinhold Niebuhr with friends and members of Westminster on Sundays, Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1 and 8 at 10 a.m. The noted theologian is known not only for writing the serenity prayer, but also for challenging people and leaders to act morally and ethically. No advance readings necessary, but information packets are available in the office.
Westminster members and friends have been in shock watching as the rain continues to fall in Texas. The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has been in contact with the affected areas Presbytery leadership teams and in response they will be deploying teams into Texas - some as early as Wednesday - to aid in recovery programs. The unprecedented damage from Harvey is staggering. Lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed and the region’s entire way of life has been uprooted.
Hard to believe September is upon us, but it is so full of exciting events you’ll (almost) be sorry summer is just a memory. Be sure to attend ‘Gather Us In’ on Sept. 10 as we start the new program year. Guest preacher, potluck brunch, music….it’s a great time for new beginnings at Westminster! It’s the perfect start to what is going to be a great year. Read all about it in the newsletter.
On Sept. 24 concert halls, theaters and churches throughout the country will fill with the sound of music as the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence is held. Westminster is thrilled to partner with the Sacramento Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to host the event in our sanctuary.
And following the Sunday afternoon concert, the church bell will ring 32 times – once for each person who is killed by handgun violence daily in our country.
The movie “An American Conscience: The Rheinhold Niebuhr Story” will be shown twice on Sunday Sept. 24 in the Club Room. The first screening will be at 11 a.m., following th eadult education class addressing Niebuhr’s writings. This will be for people attending the 9 a.m. service. The next showing will begin after the 11 a.m. service concludes.
There is no charge for admission and the documentary is not rated. Childcare will be provided for the 11 a.m. showing. All are invited to join us.
Volunteers are sought to help rebuild homes damaged and destroyed by Harvey’s floods. No carpentry experience necessary – just an open heart and willing spirit. A group from Sacramento will be working with the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and staying at Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Chuch in Beaumont, Texas from Oct. 15 – 21st.
Cost is $400 per person and covers all food and board while in Houston. Travel to/from Houston is handled independently. Space is very limited, so act quickly.
Join us to hear Rev. Pek Muan Cuang of Myanmar discuss human and economic rights in his southeast Asian nation on Oct, 1 as part of Sunday worship services, or Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 5:30 p.m., when he will be joined by a mission co-worker from Central Asia.
Readings and discussions will be key components of this year’s program theme “Do Justice; Love Mercy; Walk Humbly.”
September, the beginning of the year, will focus on being called to act justly, and will reflect on the works of Reinhold Niebuhr. This American theologian was not only responsible for writing the serenity prayer but his reasoned call for justice and ethical actions shape many leaders. The intersection of religion, politics and public policy are the heart of his book “Moral Man and Immoral Society.”