News and Events

The latest happenings in the life of the church! Register for events, join a fellowship group, connect through Sunday Morning Formation, and more.


This Week at WPC

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Summer Worship Schedule

Begins on Sunday, May 26 (Memorial Day Weekend)
One service at 10 AM in the Sanctuary & Online | No adult, youth, or children’s education hour
This schedule will remain through Labor Day Weekend.

Glory to God in the Highest: A Tapestry of Sacred Music by American Composers

Sunday, June 2 at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary
The Westminster Choir leads us in worship with a choral service of music they will be taking on tour to England this summer.  

Capital Campaign

$6.4 million raised toward $12.4 million goal

Over the next few months, the Capital Campaign Steering Committee will be reaching out to every member of the congregation as we work toward our goal! If you know the best date and time to connect with you, please fill out the request form in the pews or online to schedule a meeting. At its April meeting, the Session heard updates from the Capital Campaign Steering Committee, the Organ Committee, the Building Committee, and the Administration & Finance Committee, and took action to move projects forward. The full report can be read online.

Brahms Requiem 2024
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Realm Connect

Westminster has partnered with Realm to organize our congregation’s communications, events, groups, and giving. By creating an account in Realm Connect, you have the ability to update your contact information, give one-time or recurring donations and view details about your giving history, connect with fellowship groups, and more!

Mission & Service

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

Packets for People in Need

Packets will be available after both services on Sunday, May 26

These packets help people we see on the street who need basic goods like soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, and information about social services in the three jurisdictions of Alexandria, Arlington and Washington, DC. Many thanks to the children who put these packets together during Children’s Formation hour!

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Potomac River Cleanup at Gravelly Point

Saturday, June 29, 9:30-11:30 AM

Our National Mission Committee invites adults and youth to join a cleanup of the Potomac River shoreline along Gravelly Point. For additional information or to RSVP (with number of adults and minors), please contact NationalMission@wpc-alex.org.

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Bag Lunch Servers Needed!

 Signup for May-August

Westminster participates in an ecumenical ministry to provide daily lunches to clients at Meade Memorial Episcopal Church in Old Town. Westminster volunteers provide some of the food (10 peanut butter sandwiches and 50 pieces of fruit), pack the lunches, and bring them to Meade Memorial by 11:15 AM and serve as needed until 12:30; dates are either Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays. Signup below and contact localmission@wpc-alex.org with questions.

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Christian Formation

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Sunday Mornings for Adults, Children & Youth

Trailblazers

The time has come for us to be “Trailblazers.” We will honor those that blazed their trails before us, while dedicating ourselves to follow Jesus down new paths and discovering fresh experiences of faith blazing the trail together.

10:00 AM Whole Family Children’s Formation on the 3rd Floor (Nursery-Grade 5 & Families)
9:45 AM Youth Formation on the 4th Floor (Grades 6-12)
9:45 AM Adult Formation in Haverkamp Room & live on Zoom

No Children's or Youth Formation on May 19.

Adult Formation Schedule and Zoom
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Podcast

Climbing Trees

The podcast where we explore the brilliant minds that have inspired brilliant minds. Hosted by Rev. Dr. Jacob Bolton, each episode will be full of imaginative thinkers, theologians, scholars and leaders -- and while we will learn a little about each guest, we will also explore the amazing folks that have inspired them. 

Latest episode with Rev. Patrick Hunnicutt available now!

Listen now

Music & More Week

June 17-21 (excluding Wednesday, June 19, the Juneteenth holiday)

Kids who’ve completed Grades K-5 are invited to join us for Westminster's musical day camp! Priority given to church member families until February 29. General registration will begin on March 1.

Registration

Openings at Westminster Weekday Preschool

There are openings for the 2024-2025 school year (beginning in September) in the 3-year-olds classroom.
Learn more

Congregational Life

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Exploring the move to long-term care for seniors and caregivers

Time to Transition

Thursday, June 20 at 11:00 AM in Haverkamp Room

Join us for a presentation and discussion on the spiritual, emotional, and logistical aspects of transitioning to long-term in-home or facility care. Christine Hershey, Director of Seniors Ministries, is joined by Cathy Durham, a hospice social worker and former geriatrics care manager, to help us explore the unique--yet common--dynamics of decision-making that accompany this stage of life. This presentation is designed both for family caregivers and for those receiving care; if this is currently (or soon-to-be) you or your family's situation, we encourage you to attend! 

Cross-Roaders Third Sunday Lunch

(adults in the “middle,” late 30s-50s) 

Sunday, May 19 at 1:00 PM  | RSVP to cross-roaders@wpc-alex.org
Join us for lunch at Della J's, 7692 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. Meet at the restaurant, or meet us in the Fellowship Hall after church to ride together.

Westminster Community

Sanctuary Flowers

Donate the flowers that beautify the sanctuary during worship! 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