We show our love for God by serving those in need within our community and throughout the world.

We volunteer to help others, to experience new things, to meet new people and develop relationships.

We always welcome volunteers to: usher, sing in the choir, help with food and hospitality, or help with children and youth programs. Do what you are good at and what you love to do. To learn more and to find the opportunity that fulfills your need for involvement and commitment, please contact Jan Baumann, volunteer coordinator, at baumann@westminster-church.org or 412-835-6630x205.

In Our Church

In Our Community

Thank You

Thank you to all of the volunteers who purchased the contents and all of the volunteers who stayed after worship to assemble the bags for the summer Food to Go program.

As a result of your efforts, the final 45 of the 320 total bags we provided were delivered today. Many children in the city and even in the south hills rely on school breakfast and lunch as their only meals of the day. When school is out for the summer, churches in their neighborhoods provided hot meals and our Food to Go bags went home to help out over the weekend. We supported Warren United Methodist Church on Centre Avenue, Hill Top United Methodist Church on E. Warrington Avenue, and Beechview United Presbyterian Church on Broadway Avenue.

SHIM Food Drive

While the garden project has been very successful this summer in terms of fresh produce, SHIM is in need of some basic supplies for their food bank. Supplies are low and we would like to host a summer time food drive for them. While other donations are appreciated, we would like to concentrate on collecting the following specifically requested items:

• Dried beans and lentils (helpful for refugee families)
• Pasta sauce in jars
• Cereal and oatmeal
• Feminine products
• Diapers
• Coffee and tea
• Canned proteins (tuna, chicken, salmon, beans)

Please place your donation in any white collection bin around the church. These bins can be found in the north and south entries, the playground entrance, and the Fellowship Hall lobby. Thank you for your kindness for those in need in our community.

Westminster's Garden for SHIM

Please help us to feed hungry families in the South Hills. We invite you to spend one or two hours working in the garden at Gilfillan farm.

Job: Weeding, harvesting, thinning plants, staking, and tilling.

Commitment: Any Monday evening, 6:00 p.m., weather permitting. If you let us know when you plan to attend, we will email scheduling changes.

Skills Needed: Gardeners of all ages or those willing to learn are invited. No previous experience necessary. There will always be someone there to help guide you.

In coordination with the Upper St. Clair School District, Westminster is using some space on the Gilfillan Farm to create a garden to grow vegetables for SHIM’s food pantries.

Rise Against Hunger

Six million children under the age of five die every year because of hunger.

Job: Package meal pouches in assembly line fashion; combine rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets.

Save the Date: Saturday, December 7

Skills Needed: There is a job for everyone ages 4 to 104.

This will be an opportunity to invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers. In addition to providing a much needed meal to children around the world, it will be an opportunity for fun and fellowship for everyone.

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” Mother Theresa