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
Westminster youth are gathering items for homeless people in the area. Please drop off small-sized toiletries, socks and snacks to the office by Nov. 12.
The youth will then meet at Westminster the afternoon of Saturday, Nov 18 and will assemble the packages as they eat lunch. The youth and leaders will then go distribute the packages throughout the area.
If the chocolate and candy was too much yesterday, here’s some reading to brighten your day. This far-reaching newsletter addresses some of the many programs Westminster members have been embracing in October and will be tackling in November as well as a birthday celebration that will leave you singing for joy!
The Deacons are interested in bringing in outside speakers to serve members’ needs. They’re hoping people will complete the attached survey so the program can best fit the needs of Westminster’s members and friends.
Please return the completed survey to the church by Nov. 5. If you have any questions feel free to contact the office at 916-442-8939.
Pastor Wes and members of Session recently met with prospective members in various information classes. We will welcome new members to the Westminster Church community on Nov. 19, during both services.
The youth and children of Westminster have been busy raising money for a “mooving” gift they will purchase in December! They will be buying a cow through the Presbyterian Giving Catalogue which will improve the food and income security for a famiy or village in Kenya. The youngsters will be raising the $450 needed through various activities including a bake sale they held during the Nov. 12 Alternative GIft Fair as well as selling See’s candy Nov. 19 and 26 after both services.
Along with all of America, we grieve for those whose lives ended violently recently at a concert in Las Vegas, on a bike path in New York, and at a church in Texas. We continue to pray for all victims of violence.
Please join us Nov. 15 when the popular Music At Noon series celebrates its 750th show and 15 years of providing entertaining musical programs every Wednesday afternoon at lunch for the residents of the Sacramento region.
The Swingmasters will be leading the show with a special 75-minute extravaganza concert. Toe-tapping Big Band tunes are highlighted and there will be cake and popcorn and fun. Come enjoy the day and help us celebrate this momentous birthday! As always, guests are invited to BYOL (bring your own lunch) and eat quietly during the concert!
Everyone is invited to join us on Nov. 12 when Joy Justus from World Relief will be guest preacher at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. At the 10 a.m. adult education program Kerry Ham of World Relief will discuss an opprtunity for Westminster to develop a Good Neighbor Team. Also refugee Jawal Khawari from Afghanistan will participate in this insightful opportunity to discuss his experience arriving in Sacramento through a special visa program for people who helped American military in Afghanistan.
The congregation is supporting a special holiday push for River City Food Bank. Please bring a brown bag filled with non-perishable items to services on Nov. 19 (or sooner.) We do have special bags by th eoffice with our porgram year theme of “Do Justice, Love Kindness and Walk Humbly” on them, but do know any brown bag will suffice.
And feel free to stay after the 11 a.m. service for a sorting party in the narthex. We’ll categorize and weigh the food to ease the delivery process to River City so it can be distributed during the holiday season.
Readings and discussions will be key components of this year’s program theme “Do Justice; Love Mercy; Walk Humbly.”
The beginning of the year focused on being called to act justly, and reflected 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.”