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, February 25, 2024

Brahms Requiem 2024
Sunday, February 25, 2024

Piano Dedication & Hymn Sing

In the Johnson Parlor following the 11 AM service

Jack Turner has graciously donated to Westminster the piano of his late wife, longtime WPC member Carolyn Turner. Join us for a dedication and hymn sing; lunch will be served. RSVP so that we have sufficient food for lunch.

RSVP
Brahms Requiem 2024
Sunday, March 3, 2024

Brahms Requiem

 The Westminster Choir & Monticello Chamber Orchestra lead us in worship with Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem. This German-language work, composed between 1865-1868, takes its text from the Luther Bible rather than the usual Latin Mass, and emphasizes comfort, hope, and victory over death.

10:50 AM in the Sanctuary & Online
The first movement of the Requiem will serve as the prelude, so please arrive early!

The 8:30 AM service in the Chapel is the traditional service at that time.

Brahms Requiem 2024
Sunday, March 17, 2024

Piano Concert

Pianist Thomas Pandolfi is joined by the Monticello Chamber Orchestra for an evening of music. Admission is free; suggested donation at the door: $10/person ($25/family max) supports the Westminster Presents music series. Open to the public - invite your friends and family!

6:00 PM in the Sanctuary

Lent 2024
Worship Services

Lent and Easter

From Ash Wednesday through the services of Holy Week, we spend these forty days preparing for Easter Sunday: the affirmation, celebration, and proclamation of Christ's resurrection. See below for our schedule of services, in-person and online.

Mission & Service

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

Community Grant
Application now available!

Community Grant

Now in its 13th year, the Westminster Community Grant supports local nonprofit agencies as they provide critical services in the Alexandria area. Applications are due on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Thank You from Packets for People in Need

Thank you to all who bring items for our packets! We always appreciate hotel-size lotions, shampoos, and soaps to include in the packets. Any oversize items - toothbrushes, soaps, lotions - are donated to Guest House, another nonprofit that Westminster supports. And “hats off” to our children and youth, who recently made 50 new packets for people in need! We are so grateful for their involvement in this ministry. --Anne Ledyard

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

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. 
Listen now
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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
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Young Families Supper Club

 Interested families (nursery-Grade 5) will be assigned to a group with three to four other families and will eat potluck style at each other’s homes (or nearby restaurants or parks) on a quarterly basis over the course of the year. Sign up by March 8.
Registration

Congregational Life

Cross-Roaders

Sunday, March 17 at 1:00 PM 
Join us for lunch at Bastille Brasserie & Bar (French cuisine), 606 N. Fayette Street in Alexandria. Meet at the restaurant, or meet us in the Fellowship Hall after church to ride together. Bastille requires reservations, so RSVPs are necessary this month by March 10 - thank you!

Cross-Roaders is a group for adults in the “middle" (late 30s-50s) including single adults, single parents, and couples without children.

RSVP

Women's Book Groups

Fourth Mondays at 11:00 AM and 7:30 PM on Zoom
Contact Nancy Hall Berens for details

February 26: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Flying Solo

Potluck | Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM in the Johnson Parlor. Please bring a dish to share and join us for dinner and fellowship. We will also be making sandwiches for the Bag Lunch Program before dinner.

Flying Solo is a group for single adults, 60s and above.

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

New Online Connection Tool

The church office is currently in the process of completing the transition to a program called Realm. Realm helps our church connect with you and you connect with us: including the ability to update your contact information, give one-time or recurring gifts and view details about your giving history, connect with fellowship groups, and more. Coming soon!