Christian Education and Spiritual Growth Opportunities
SAVE A SOLEOur (main) March Mission Giving Opportunity is “Save a Sole”! How many pair of socks can we collect for donation to area agencies? It’s up to you! Any time during March, bring some new or gently-used socks to church, and hang them on the clothesline over the coat rack. (Extras can be put in the basket below). Thank you for helping to keep feet warm and dry!
ETHNIC POTLUCK – MARCH 19TH Bring your favorite international dish to our next potluck: Chinese? Mexican? German? Scottish? French? Indian? Kenyan? Guatemalan? Whatever you like, bring some to share! It will be held on Sunday, March 19th following worship. Hope you can be here! A sign-up sheet will help us balance main dishes, sides and desserts.
WESTMINSTER SEMINARS Parishioner Dave Foster will be leading a series of three Saturday-morning sessions on Science and Religion. These will be held at the Meijer Branch of Jackson Public Library March 25, April 1 & 8 at 10 A.M. Attend and invite some friends!
FEARLESS FAITH Based on Max Lucado’s successful series of Sessions available on video, the messages invite you to envision a time in which you could trust more and fearless. There will be six sessions: Pastor Karen will provide the sermons and Joanne Nemecek will provide post-service discussion sessions on the following dates (4/16 is EASTER): 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Finley’s Funds for Friends, Tuesday, April 25, 5-10 PM, supports Jackson Personal Care Ministry. Coupons (only 1 per table needed) will be available at Westminster two weeks prior to the event.
DAY OF CARING—WORSHIP GOD BY SERVING OTHERS Dates: May 21 and possibly October 8, 2017
On “Day of Caring Worship” days we as a congregation celebrate God’s presence by serving. We do not have a regular worship service. Instead, after a brief time together, we go out into the community to serve at pre-arranged projects. And one project will be planned at the church for those who are not able to do the more physical activities. To do: Watch for more information, and think about friends who don’t attend church, but might want to join us to serve that day. We have received project proposals from Habitat for Humanity, Jackson County Medical Care Facility, and the Jackson County Department on Aging!
GODSPELL RETURNS TO WESTMINSTER! Several years ago Westminster was blessed with the opportunity to host the touring youth group Elation’s production of Godspell,. They will be coming this direction again in June, and contacted us to see if we could host them gain. So – Elation will be performing Godspell at Westminster on Wednesday, June 21! We will need to feed them dinner, and host them overnight in homes. Contact the office if you are willing to host!
Recent Annual Retreat Themes:
Different ways to Pray
Faith and Food
Past Adult Education Topics:
“Blessed Are You: The Beatitudes of Jesus in Scripture and in Life”
“Unbinding Your Heart”
“The Book of Job”
“Eight Core Stories of the Bible”
“Hallelujah: The Bible and Handel’s Messiah”
"What's it like to live with a disability?"
“Faith and Finance”
"Coping with Chronic Illness"
"Travelling in the Footsteps of Paul"
Concerts for Church and Community
Special Worship Services:
Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 25
“Longest Night Service”
“Christmas Eve Service: Lessons, Carols, and Candles”
“Ash Wednesday Worship”
March – April 2010
Holy Week Worship Services
Palm Sunday Morning – March 28
Maundy Thursday dinner and Communion – April 1
Good Friday –with First Presbyterian Church – Apr. 2
Easter Sunday Morning – April 4
“Sabbath: The Gift of Rest”