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

Congregational Care Call

Join our care call team for an evening of pizza and fellowship. Help us show our members what it means to be part of a caring church family.

Job: Brief phone calls to other members of the congregation, just to say hello and find out how they are doing. Please bring your cell phone.

Commitment: 2 hours, Wednesday evening, August 22, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pizza and instruction will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Skills needed: Comfortable talking on the phone; directions will be provided.

Compensation: Food and fellowship

Welcome Our First Time Visitors

We need your help to extend a warm welcome to our first time visitors.

Job: Call the people who come to worship at Westminster for the first time.

Commitment: 1/2 hour on a Sunday/Monday, once a month (usually no more than 2 brief calls); you will join an established team of callers.

Skills Needed: Comfortable talking on the phone; your smile shows through. Guidance provided.

These visitors are looking for a church home and most people decide within 24 hours whether they will return. Something as simple as a brief phone call can show that we care.

Ushers for September

Help make those who come through the doorways of Westminster feel at home and welcome on Sunday morning.

Job: Ushers for the 11:00 a.m. worship service on September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Greet people, hand out the bulletins, and collect the offering.

Commitment: Come to church a little bit early. 1.5 hours per week, one time or more, depending on your schedule.

Skills Needed: A warm smile. Training provided.

In Our Community

Eagle Scout Project - Operation Homefront Donations

Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive-not simply struggle to get by-in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.” One of their many programs, Back-to School Brigade collects and distributes backpacks and school supplies to military kids across the country.

Westminster member and USC Troop 366 scout Eric Pica has chosen to support Operation Homefront as his Eagle Scout project. Please help him to support our military families by donating any of the following new items:

• Backpacks
• 3 ring binders
• Tab dividers
• Notebooks, regular or composition
• Folders
• Pencils or colored pencils
• Sharpeners
• Pencil boxes
• Erasers
• Pens
• Markers
• Highlighters
• Glue sticks

Look for the red collection boxes in the north or gallery entrances.

P.R.I.S.M. Volunteers

P.R.I.S.M.’s annual Garage Giveaway provides furniture and household items to international students when they first arrive in our country.

Job: Furniture moving; ride with Doug to pick up five or six local donations for transport to Bellefield Church. Strong backs helpful. Great way to fulfill community service hours for school!

Commitment: Wednesday, August 15, 2:00 to approximately 8:00 p.m.

Skills: No past experience necessary.

P.R.I.S.M.’s programs help international students form relationships to ease the challenges of living cross-culturally.

P.R.I.S.M. Garage Giveaway

Donations Needed for Newly Arrived International Students

Westminster is collecting useful household items and small furniture to donate to newly arrived international students. These items will be offered free of charge to the students, most of whom are graduate students and many of whom are married, to help them set up housekeeping in the U.S. The Garage Giveaway serves as the first introduction to the United States and, for many, to the love of Christ for these students. Donate gently used household items such as:

• Small furniture, desks, chairs, tables, lamps, etc.
• Bedding
• Dishes & cooking utensils
• Small appliances
• Beds (if in like-new condition)

Bring small items to the Westminster coatroom near Fellowship Hall by noon on Wednesday, August 15. Larger items can be scheduled for pickup from your home on Wednesday afternoon, August 15. For questions or to schedule a pickup for a large item, call Doug Mitchell at 724-316-7511.

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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, stalking, and tilling.

Commitment: Any Monday evening, 6:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Skills Needed: Gardeners of all ages; 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.

Tools and gloves (and bug repellent) will be provided, but you should bring your own knee pad and bottle of drinking water. We also recommend waterproof shoes, especially after all this rain.