Your Thoughts on Navigating the Seas of Change

Our 2016-2017 Adult Education Series Navigating the Seas of Change came to an end on May 21. We’ve had tremendous attendance and I am grateful for your support. I hope you’ve been able to learn, grow and explore questions about faith and are now living out that faith in the world. Look for information about next year’s classes in the …

May 2017 Member Involvement News

As we approach Memorial Day and the beginning of summer vacations, it is important to remember that much of the work of Westminster continues. This is especially true of our local mission programs, such as Carpenter’s Shelter Dinners, Bag Lunch, and Meals on Wheels. Many of our dedicated volunteers for these programs have already announced vacation plans, so there is …

13 Reasons Why

Content Note: Discussion of sexual assault, bullying, suicide, and mental illness. By now, I am going to guess that you have heard of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, based on the book of the same name by Jay Asher. I do not know what I can add to the various conversations about the many themes in the series: sexual …

Summer Kick-Off Picnic

Celebrate the start of summer with our annual All-Church Picnic! Dress casually for worship and enjoy picnic lunch after worship, fellowship with church friends, and fun activities for the kids. Please bring a “picnic-y” side dish or dessert to share (no nuts, please). Help with set-up, serving, clean-up, contact Steve Lastelic at CL@wpc-alex.org. See you there, rain or shine!

Music and More Week 2017

All children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join us in our wonderful and unique week-long music camp experience! Children deepen their relationships with God and one another as they prepare a musical. This year, we’ll be performing Malice in the Palace, a musical that tells the story of Esther. Join us for a week of …

Hymnal Dedication

As we announced in October, Westminster is adopting the new Presbyterian hymnal, Glory to God. The hymnals are here, and we will begin using them in worship on Sunday, June 11! We are now offering you the opportunity to donate a hymnal with a special dedication. Each hymnal is $20, and dedications can be made in honor or in memory …

Rise Against Hunger

On Saturday, May 13, the Westminster Youth will be packaging 10,000 meals on behalf of Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and aid around the world. These meals are highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. They are used to support school feeding programs in developing countries. …

So, How Was Your Sabbatical?

Here are brief responses to the most oft-asked questions I have enjoyed upon my return. How was it? Even though I mostly stayed put, the 3-month break from my normal rhythms was like hitting the open road with the windows down, the air fresh with possibility. The hardest part was going from being so immersed in the life and lives …