The Spire Online

Welcome to the online version of Westminster's newsletter. Published ten times a year, the Spire shares congregational news and articles from the pastors as well as from other spiritual leaders, staff, and members. If you prefer a printable version, view and download a printable PDF copy of any previous issue here.


Message from Jo Forrest -- June 2022

“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name…” Did I just put the jingle from the television series Cheers into your mind? This catchy tune conveys the desire that rises from our hearts to be in a place where we feel as though we belong. Where we are at home. Knowing each other’s name matters. Scripture assures us in the prophets, psalms, and gospels that God knows us by name. Jesus c…

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Pentecost Birthday Party

Pentecost Birthday Party Confirmation Sunday, June 5 Please join us on Sunday, June 5, for a special single worship service at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary, led by Westminster’s 2021-22 Confirmation Class. And don’t miss the 75th birthday celebration after worship, with food, fellowship, and fun in the WROC.

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Caregiver Support: Stronger Together

If these thoughts have crossed your mind, you are not alone! "I’m so overwhelmed, getting more involved helping my parents as they get older.” “It’s a matter of time; my parents need me and I want to be there for them.” “There’s so many decisions to make – I could use some help.” “I feel so guilty sometimes…” Virtually every one of us will care for a loved one at some point in our life. Though rewarding, it is…

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Wrapping Up, Yet Still Going

I probably don’t have to tell you that Westminster’s youth group, Veritas, has had to adapt a lot in the last two years. We had a global pandemic, staffing changes, and last year we graduated a large core group of kids. Coming into the fall of last year, we weren’t exactly sure what to expect, but we knew we wanted it to be great. Veritas has an amazing values list (I’d love to share it with you if you …

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Between Here and There -- June 2022

Just a few weeks ago I sat with a friend who posed a scenario that he had been weighing, uncertain of how to proceed or where his ultimate stance would land. In response to his dilemma, I asked him, “What do you think Jesus would say to you if he were sitting here right now?” His reply was thoughtful, profound, and illuminated the depth of his relationship with Jesus. As our conversation con…

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Westminster Seminars in June:
Biblical Humor, Love Letters

June 5 & 12 NOTE: special 8:45 a.m. start time on June 5 only A Time to Laugh: Biblical Humor Ann Morris The best laugh is an unexpected laugh. With a little help to get past the unfamiliarity of the culture of biblical times, you too can enjoy scriptural puns and word plays, the satire of Jonah’s pout, and revel along with the Mardi Gras atmosphere of Queen Esther’s story. Understanding whe…

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