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 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.

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.

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.

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.