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

Thursday Morning Rehab Team

Come and work alongside a great group of retired men and women…the Thursday Morning Rehab Team.

Job: Help with the various building repair and painting projects around the church. There are always projects waiting to be done.

Commitment: 4 ½ hours per week, Thursday mornings; you do not have to commit to every Thursday.

Compensation: Coffee, donuts, and fellowship.

Skills Needed: Basic handyman skills. Instruction and/or training provided.

Help Decorate for Christmas

You are invited to help decorate the Christmas trees in the sanctuary, north and south entrances, and Memorial Parlor. Decorating starts about 9:00 a.m. We break for a light lunch and then finish any remaining tasks.

Job: Decorate Christmas trees around the church.

Commitment: Wednesday, November 29, 9:00 a.m. until a little after noon.

Everyone is welcome; please join us. Contact Joy Mahrer 724-941-6389 or joymahrer@yahoo.com for more information.

Breakfast at the Manger

Help us to create a special Christmas celebration for our children and their families.

Job: Greet families, set breakfast tables, serve food, staff a child’s craft table (all supplies and detailed instructions provided), oversee simple children’s games, or help clean-up. We need at least 20 volunteers to round out the staffing for this special family event.

Commitment: Saturday, December 2, event time is 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.; volunteer hours might vary slightly depending on the job.

Skills Needed: Find joy in the season. Enjoy the presence of children.

In Our Community

Bair Foundation Gift Drive

Once again, Westminster is partnering with the Bair Foundation to provide Christmas gifts for local foster children. For some children, the gifts we provide will be the only gifts they receive.

Would you like to help? Here are a few ways to get involved:

Take a Tag
Our Gifting Trees located throughout the church have tags with gift suggestions.

Unwrapped gifts are due by Sunday, December 3.

Please attach tags to the gifts and place them in the SHIM bins located around the church.

Support our Bair Gift Fund
This fund ensures that all children get at least one gift, including children who come into emergency foster care at the last minute. To donate, please send a check to the church or use a Sunday morning pew envelope. Checks can be made payable to Westminster Church with “Bair Gift Fund” in the memo line. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Meet Extra Needs
We have a subset of kids and families who find themselves in more difficult circumstances this year. The social workers indicate that these kids have need of basics such as coats, clothing, shoes, underwear, and toiletries along with a few wish list items. If you or your office, team, neighbors, book club, extended family, etc. would like to sponsor one of these kids or families please send an email to giftingtree@westminster-church.org for details.

As we move into the Thanksgiving and Christmas season and we look to share our blessings with others, please pray for these foster children and their caregivers and consider participating in this project. Thank you in advance for your kindness.