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.
There is so much happening this month! From special music programs to generous outpourings for the needy and gathering with new and old friends there is something for everyone during this wonderous time of year.
And this Sunday, if you are inclined, please stop by the Deacon’s Giving Tree in the hallway and take a name tag to provide a needed gift for a child in our community. Items will be collected the following Sunday, so it’s hoped all the needs will be met.
Drop off the kiddos at 6 p.m. at Westminster and enjoy the next three hours to be busy elves either dancing, prancing or sleeping. Just be sure and pick them up by 9 p.m. The children will be lovingly supervised and enjoy crafts, dancing, snacks and movies, all free as part of Westminster’s gift to our young families. Please be sure and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. (And kids are invited to bring along a friend or two!)
Active members of Westminster don’t let the cold of winter slow them down. There will be two skating opportunities this year. Young families (and adventuresome oldsters) will take to the ice on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m., after enjoying some Christmas Cheer in the Social Hall. All are invited.
The following Sunday middle and high school youth will head over to the downtown skating rink on Sunday Dec. 17, after meeting in the Jackson Room for lunch. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
The Chancel and Bell choirs are ready to share their Christmas glory this Sunday when they intersperse the movements of Vivaldi’s “Gloria” throughout the 11 a.m. service. And the Handbell Choir will perform the magical “Angel Tidings.”
Enjoy the wonderful Westminster Christmas music tradition during the 11 a.m. service and appreciate the peace of the holiday in our lovely sanctuary.
Everyone is invited to celebrate Christmas joy at Westminster! We will have a special candlelight service at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve featuring the Chancel choir. Carols and scripture reading will be a highlight of this special event as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Please feel free to join us, whether you are in your holiday finest or yoga pants. This uplifting service is a reminder of a world reinvigorated with the hope, joy, peace and love of Christmas.
The youth and children of Westminster have more than successfully raised the money needed for a ”mooving” gift they will buy this December - a cow for some Kenyans!! Church support exceeded the $450 they needed and now they’re hoping to buy TWO cows!!! The program is through the Presbyterian Giving Catalogue and it will improve the food and income security for a famiy or village in Kenya. The youngsters raised the money through various activities including a bake sale they held during the Nov. 12 Alternative GIft Fair as well as selling See’s candy Nov.
Westminster’s program year theme of “Do Justice. Love Kindness. Show Mercy.” 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 10 a.m., led by Robin Thompson.
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 January 7 through Feb. 11.