This Week at WPC
Evensong: The Feast of Michaelmas
Sunday, October 2 at 6 PM in the Sanctuary & Online
On this day, the Church recalls the story from Revelation 12 of Michael slaying the dragon (Lucifer). As Michaelmas is the time that the darker nights and colder days begin, the celebration of Michaelmas is associated with encouraging protection during these dark months. Our youth Choristers, Choir, and the choir of Church of the Redeemer in Bethesda will offer this service of choral evensong - be sure to support our youth and music ministries and invite a friend!
Cents-Ability Collection Sunday on World Food Day
Sunday, October 16
Did you know that the last Cents-Ability collection raised over $600? Thank you to everyone who contributed! Funds raised help buy Thanksgiving meals for local families through gift card donations. Pick up your coin bank at the church and begin collecting again for our last collection of the year!
Alongside the Cents-Ability collection on World Food Sunday, our women’s circles will be highlighting another effort to combat hunger and nutrition insufficiency in our area: access to fresh fruits and vegetables. We will be highlighting how individual and community gardens can help local food distribution centers like ALIVE and AFAC offer fresh produce to those in need. Be prepared to enjoy some fresh fruit and veggies at Fellowship Hour that day!
Sunday, October 16
Join other ALIVE! supporters for an outdoor kickoff, a group walk, and an outdoors post-walk celebration. All proceeds from StepALIVE! will be used to support our Alexandria neighbors in need seeking food, shelter, and emergency financial assistance for rent and other basic needs. For more information, to register, or to donate, go to stepalive.org. All registrants will receive an event T-shirt!
Christian Formation for Adults, Youth & Children
Sunday, October 2
9:45 AM in Haverkamp Room & live on Zoom
“Paradigms, Perspectives, and Power” led by Jacob Bolton
“Theologians, Scholars, Faith Inspirers” | Through October 23 | Your pastors will present and discuss how particular thinkers have shaped their understanding of the faith and therefore impacted their preaching and teaching.
Children’s Formation (K-5th Grade & Families)
10:00 AM | Whole Family: House on the Rock Scavenger Hunt
Your first clue: It’s the biggest room in the building / We all like to be there / There are Bibles, hymnals, instruments / And a whole lot of chairs.
Youth Formation (Grades 6-12)
9:45 AM on the 4th Floor | Donuts & Formation
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 PM in the Blomberg Courtyard (rain or shine!)
Bring your beloved friends for a short service of blessing as we give thanks for the gift of Creation and renew our commitment to be stewards of God’s creatures. All manner of pets welcome! Please be mindful of your pet’s ability to be in a crowd with other animals. If your family pet prefers to stay home, or if they have passed away, we also invite you to bring a photo for blessing.
Conscious Discipline Parent Education Class
Ten-session course between November 2022 and March 2023
Your home (for watching the videos), Haverkamp Room or Zoom for discussion sessions
WWP teacher Pam Beard and Director Carolyn Burke lead this lecture series and group discussion. No cost, thanks to a grant from the Alexandria Rotary Club!
Flying Solo Singles Retreat
Koinonia: Rebuilding Community Through Sacrament & Service
October 21-23, 2022
Join us for a weekend retreat with Rev. Rebekah Motley to explore Jesus' last supper, the meaning of real community, and how we can maintain that sense of community in today's world.
Roadsters to Little Theatre (Seniors)
Friday, October 14 at 8:00 PM (arrive at 7:30 PM)
Join us for the dress rehearsal of Little Theatre of Alexandria's Design for Murder. Masks required while inside.
Cross-Roaders 3rd Sunday Lunch (Adults, late 30s-50s)
Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 PM | RSVP to [email protected]pc-alex.org by Friday, October 14
Join us at the home of Amy Stenlund after worship for an outdoor (weather permitting) potluck lunch! RSVP to let us know what dish you’ll be bringing and to get the address. For adults in the “middle" including single adults, single parents, and couples without children.
Alexandria Choral Society: “Out of the Deep”
Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Join ACS as they open their season with a concert featuring John Rutter's exquisite Requiem, a large work for mixed choir and organ. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at alexandriachoralsociety.org/out-of-the-deep. Please note: all audience members must be masked. “The Alexandria Choral Society extends our heartfelt thanks to Westminster Presbyterian Church for welcoming us to your beautiful Sanctuary, and we hope to see you at the performance!"