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

Welcome Center

Are you enjoying the Welcome Center fellowship time on Sunday mornings? If so, why not join our team? There are several ways you can help.

Job: Help set up and greet people as they come to church OR dismantle the Welcome Center in the north entry. All the baked goods are provided, so you don’t have to bring anything.

Commitment: 30 minutes before and after either the 8:30 or 11:00 worship service; volunteer for as little as once a month, or as your schedule allows. You will work with another volunteer, and training will be provided.

Perks of the Job: The opportunity to make new friends and to work with an amazing group of women.

Welcome Center Coffee

Do you worship at 8:30? Would you be willing to make the coffee for the welcome center once in a while? We would like a team for coffee preparation for maximum flexibility.

Job: Come a little early for church and make the coffee. Coffee is brewed on the commercial coffee maker in Fellowship Hall and then moved to the north entrance on a cart.

Commitment: 30 minutes before the 8:30 worship service; contingent on your availability.

Skills: Complete instructions provided; very easy to use.

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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.

Produce to People

If we don’t show up with enough volunteers, they will cancel the distribution, so please make this a priority in your summer plans. Invite friends or family to join you.

Bring the whole family for this volunteer opportunity. Work together with other Westminster volunteers and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank distributing food at the Martin Luther King Elementary School on the North Side.

We will provide transportation; a bus will depart from the north parking lot at 8:15 a.m. Sign up early to get a seat on the bus.

Job: Register people who line up to receive food; usher people through the line; help pass out food; supervise logistics of rationing food distribution; help people to their vehicles with their food…there is a job for everyone.

Commitment: 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 20.

Skills Needed: Everyone can participate. (ages 12 to adult)

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.