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.
Calling all kids in middle and high school! Join us for a pool party and barbecue on Aug. 19th, form 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at youth leader Mark Hargreaves’ home. Call the office at 916-442-8939 to reserve your spot by Aug. 10
We’re thrilled the art ministry class will resume classes on Sundays at 10 am., starting August 6. This wonderful class for children ages five through sixth grade is always a highlight of the week here at Westminster. The creative projects, such as the kites at Pentecost, always bring a smile to people’s faces as Michele Mosnier gently leads our youngest members to explore their creativity.
There will be lots of gatherings and outreach for the upcoming program year (Sept. 2017 – June 2018) The planning team is coordinating a T-shirt sale so we can be identified as part of Westminster. Order by August 20. Cost is $13 – children’s women’s and men’s cut are available. Use the attached form and return it to the office, or sign up after services on Sunday.
It’s been a busy summer: Camping trips, painting projects, picnics and so much more! Not to mention upcoming events and the opportunity to make Westminster a must have in your fall wardrobe collection! Read all about it in August’s newsletter.
They came (to Smith River). They saw (new friends). They conquered (invasive plants!) And the youth who went to Mission Trip will be sharing their stories with the greater Westminster community on Sunday, Aug. 27 during the 9 and 11 a.m. services.
The week-long trip from July 30-Aug. 5 was fun, faith-filled and included a lot of hard work for the middle and high school students who attended – as well as volunteer chaperones Diana and Don Wright and Mark Hargreaves, the new youth leader at Westminster. Join us for their fun-filled recap of this summer adventure.
We’re thrilled to invite everyone to our Sept 10 services and community brunch when Dr. Jim McDonald will be our guest preacher and we begin our new program year focusing on the words of Micah 6:8 “Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly.”
Dr. McDonald has been president of San Francisco Theological Union since 2011, and prior to that he was managing director of Bread for the World, a faith-based grassroots advocacy organization in Washington DC that urges policy makers to support programs that will help reduce hunger in the United States.
On August 27 Dia and Michelle Utterback will make a presentation about their experience hiking the Camino de Santiago Trail this summer. Before they left, the Westminster community wished this mother/daughter team well, and their poles and boots were blessed. After hiking hundreds of miles with no blisters, it was evident this was not just a trip, but rather a true journey. The presentation will begin at 10 a.m. in the Club Room.
If summer has to end, what better way to address it than to gather with friends over brunch? Join Westminster Sept. 10 for our community potluck brunch at 10 a.m. in between services. This will be a chance to catch up with friends, chat about summer adventures and also find out everything that;s planned for the upcoming program year, which runs from September 2017 through June 2018.
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.
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.”