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.
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.
Everyone is invited to a casual informational morning with Pastor Wes on Oct. 21 to learn more about Westminster and the benefits and responsibilities of membership. The program iwll run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (yes, refreshments and childcare are provided!) Toward the end of the morning members of Session will meet with those interested in joining so they will be ready to participate in the November membership welcome event if they’d like.
Dusk descending ever earlier each day is a vivid reminder that, no matter how hard we try, time indeed marches on. In October the chuch’s program year also marches on – and into the important and timely topic of immigration. Learn about it from a faith perspective as well as from some Sacramento neighbors who are refugees. The upcoming Fall Gathering features the executive director of Opening Doors and on Tuesday Oct. 3 we’re blessed to have a Myanmar peacekeeper and a mission co-worker from Central Asia at 5:30 p.m.. Read all about these activities in the enclosed newsletter.
Enjoy a hoe-down of fun on Sunday, Oct. 29 when Westminster youth and children gather for games, laughter, candy and, of course, a pinata! This fun event will begin at 10 a.m. in the social hall. Everyone’s invited – bring friends! Don’t worry about RSVPing – there will be plenty of ghouly treats for everyone!
There will be a retreat for anyone interested in participating in the Westminster choir for special anthems, major works and the popular Dec 17 Christmas event, which includes most of Vivaldi’s “Gloria” during the 11 a.m. service.
Westminster’s annual Stewardship campaign began Oct. 1 and will conclude with a dedication brunch on Nov. 5. Throughout the camapign there will be speakers at Sunday services from various local programs that Westminster supports, including Loaves and Fishes (Oct. 8); River City Food Bank (Oct. 15) and Francis House (Oct. 22.)
Everyone is invited to join us on Oct. 29 when three local refugees will discuss their experiences and address current immigration issues, starting at 10 a.m. Speakers include: Yang Xiong, executive director of the Southeast Asian Assistance Center (Although he is currently forming a new organization to work with elderly Hmong, since he feels that there aren’t services or a sense of community for older refugees, such as his parents.) Ban Elsaffar, who lives in Sacramento with her mother and two sons.
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.”