Bdecan Scholarships Fall 2017

Kyle hopes to receive his certificate in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning/refrigeration this spring. This scholarship will help with transportation costs, which are a common challenge on the reservation. Kyle is a member of a family with a long history in Bdecan Presbyterian Church. “As for my career goals I’m going to look for a job in the HVAC/R industry …

The Work of the Lord

One such group is the Compassion Guild. I will not name names, because they asked that I not do so, but they are the faithful servants who host memorial services and receptions for the families of the deceased. They kindly and unobtrusively provide a space of welcome by ushering and attending to a host of details, including what goes on …

Advent and Christmas 2017

5 PM Worship in the Sanctuary 8 PM Worship in the Sanctuary (7:45 PM Prelude) 11 PM Worship in the Chapel At each of our services, hear the story of Christmas and sing familiar Christmas hymns, accompanied by organ, including “Silent Night” and “Joy to the World.” Children are welcome at all our services; the 5 PM service is our …

Towards Fuller Faith and Service

This year’s adult formation theme, Towards Fuller Faith and Service, is meant to guide us toward praising and serving God more fully and serving our neighbors and neighborhoods. We’ll host a wide variety of professionals whose stories speak to fuller faith and service. Take the opportunity to identify and examine your own cultural and individual biases that so often limit …

Congregational Book Read 2018

In addition to a small group meeting for book discussion in February, participants this year have the great opportunity to hear from the author himself! Dr. Lombard will be coming to Westminster to give us a firsthand opportunity to ask questions and hear about his work as he shares with us about the intersection of science and spirituality. Sign up …

Money Matters 2017

Offering envelopes for 2018 for those who requested them are available for pick up in the Library hallway. You may still request envelopes by contacting Nancy Bea at [email protected] or 703-549-4766. Westminster provides you with the opportunity to give electronically, having your contributions debited automatically from your checking or savings account. You can make a single donation or set up …

Memorial Gifts 2017

In November, the Westminster Foundation Board and Session approved use of funds for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (from the Benevolence Emergency Fund), for the 2017 Senior High Mission Trip to Alaska (from the Olson Youth Mission Fund, Klingensmith Youth Mission Scholarship Fund, Zach Stoltz Youth Mission Trip Fund, Ramsey Youth Mission Fund, Youth Ministry Fund, and Mission Scholarship Fund), and for repairs to the church bus …

Silence and Speech

A message from Pastor Larry R. Hayward, published in the December 2017 Chronicle In recent months, women have come forward and accused well-known men in journalism and media, entertainment, the corporate world, and political life of having sexually harassed or abused them. While women or girls are not the only victims of abuse, nor are men the only abusers, at …