News & Events
Sunday, June 11, 2023

Mission & Service

View a list of ongoing service needs among our mission partners and projects.

2023 Westminster Community Grants

This Sunday, we will have a special presentation to the six recipients of the Westminster Community Grant program, and you will have the opportunity to meet with them and learn more about their organizations during fellowship hour after the service.

Christian Formation

Youth Advisor Interest Meeting

Sunday, June 11 after the 10:00 worship service | Haverkamp Room
If you have expressed or have any interest in serving with our youth, we need you! Please join Olivia for an interest meeting this Sunday after worship. We will go over all of the Youth Advisor Roles and the requirements to serve with minors, with forms available to start serving this summer or fall!

Last Chance to Pre-Order: "Faith and Race: One Church's Response to the Civil Rights Movement"

Pick-up and in-person sales on Sunday, June 18 during fellowship hour
In June 2022, Westminster member Melynda Wilcox wrote a report on behalf of our Therefore Project, chronicling Westminster’s history relative to race. That report has been turned into a book! We are accepting pre-orders for a print run at a discounted price; copies are $10/each. Place your pre-order online by Monday, June 12 for pickup or purchase in-person on June 18. Following June 18, the book will only be available for purchase through the publisher.


Faith and Race Initiative Events

Join the WPC Faith and Race Initiative as we continue to explore events at the intersection of our faith and race in society. Contact Melynda Wilcox and Steve Denne for more info.

Trip to Baltimore Museum of Art

Saturday, June 17 with lunch together at 12 PM
Attendees will be responsible for their own tickets ($5 youth, $13 seniors, $15 adults) and transportation

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop with the Faith and Race Initiative and Youth Formation Committee. Our youth and all members are invited to visit the exhibit, "The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century." The plan for the day is flexible. We will gather for lunch at noon at the Baltimore Busboys & Poets (3224 St Paul St). Plan to see the exhibit before or after lunch and give yourself time to see the rest of the museum collection. If you plan to attend --

1) RSVP online for lunch & carpool options and
2) purchase a timed ticket for the exhibit well in advance (10-11am or 1:30-2:30pm).

Pastor Olivia will send a carpool update the week before.

Old & New Testament Classes led by Pastor Larry Hayward

September 2023-April 2024 (with holiday break)
Old Testament: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 AM | New Testament: Sundays, 4:00-6:00 PM | Haverkamp Room

Every year, Larry offers these courses for members, friends, visitors, and the general public. In either class you will read nearly the entire Testament, learning the basic content of the book and exploring the text in detail. Each class will have an overall presentation of themes by Larry, with both whole group discussion and reflections in small groups. Cost: $40, plus your own Bible.


Congregational Life

Cheer on the Softball Team!

Games are on Mondays at Joseph Hensley Park, 4200 Eisenhower Ave.
6/12 at 6:30 | 6/19 at 6:30

Cross-Roaders "Third Sunday" Lunch

Sunday, June 11 at 12:00 PM
Join us for lunch at Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria. We’ll sit outside if weather permits! Cross-Roaders is a group for adults in the “middle" including single adults, single parents, and couples without children. Please note: the lunch is on an earlier date this month because of Father’s Day.

RSVP by June 9

Trips, Camps & Retreats

Save the Date for the Sabbath Retreat

October 20-22 at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges in Syria, VA
While fall can be a time of great beauty, it can also be a time of great stress. The colors of the leaves are changing, yet our schedules are getting packed. This fall, you are invited to take a step away from your regularly scheduled lives to come away on Sabbath. This will be a time of rest and relaxation in the beauty of the Blue Ridge. Programming will be light, but fellowship will be full. More information and registration will be available in August. Please contact Director of Adult Formation Rebekah Motley with any questions.

On the left is a picture of the plaza on Temple Mount in Jerusalem. On the right is white text on a royal blue background reading, "Interfaith Trip to Israel. February 18-28, 2024."

2024 Interfaith Trip to Israel

February 18-28, 2024--8 spots left!!
Pastor Larry Hayward and Rabbi Jack Moline lead their fourth trip together in 2024! We have over sixty people signed up, with members and friends from all over the country, with a good representation of Jewish and Christian backgrounds. We will have two buses and guides for touring, and we still have room for several more people—we would love to have you! For complete travel itinerary, package information, and registration, click below. 

Learn More & Register

Westminster Community

Monthly Music Open House

Friday, June 30, 4:00 - 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Love music? We invite you to come to perform or just to listen at our music open house. Past open houses have included adult, children, and youth musicians. As an open house, we are serious about our music making and informal otherwise. All are welcome who would like to listen, play, or sing in a friendly atmosphere. 

2023 Sanctuary Flowers

Donate the flowers that beautify the sanctuary during worship in 2023! Flowers may be donated in honor or memory of loved ones, and your dedication will appear in the bulletin. $50/arrangement; you many dedicate one or two arrangements each Sunday. Payment can be made online or by check or cash to the church; please mark payment for "sanctuary flowers."

Make a Dedication