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

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 in September. 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

World Vision Distribution Center

This is a great opportunity for families with older children. Reserve a seat on the van and volunteer to help.

Give your time to care for people around the world who need your help. Give one Saturday morning and join a Westminster crew to care for others who don’t have what they need to survive.

Job: Pack boxes for distribution. We will be working in assembly line fashion at the World Vision Distribution Center in Sewickley. It is a safe and modern facility.

Commitment: Saturday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. to noon. The van will leave Westminster’s north lot at 8:15 a.m. and return around 12:45 p.m.

Skills Needed: Very easy work, but must be over 11 years of age. (Sitting jobs available upon request.)

This project will have an impact for people in need and cannot be accomplished without volunteers.

Gift Cards Needed

The Deacons are in need of gift cards for our Giving Gala in November which benefits SHIM. We will collect the gift cards on Sundays, September 22, 29, and October 6. We will have a table set up in the North Entryway before and after the 8:30 and 11:00 services and at the Bridge service. Thank you in advance for your support of this worthy mission. Gift cards of any amount are appreciated. Contact Amy Walker.

Rise Against Hunger - Outside Contributions

We are in search of outside corporate, foundation, or club funding for our Rise Against Hunger packaging event this year.

If you are the principal in a business, if your employer supports charities in which you are involved, or, if your club makes charitable contributions, please help by making the introduction or giving Jan Baumann a contact name and number. A sponsorship packet is available.

All checks should be made payable to Rise Against Hunger to support the event that we are hosting at Westminster. All external contributions will go to fund this event only.

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

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.