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Advent Study with Louise Rogers

Mondays, November 30, December 7, 14, 21 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Zoom Join Louise Rogers for a Zoom study of Adam Hamilton's Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas. During the time together we will watch a brief video followed by discussion. Although the Christmas story is familiar, this will deepen our faith and joy. Zoom link: u…

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Between Here and There -- December 2020

You’ve probably heard it more than a few times: “2020 just won’t let up!” “2020 has been really rough.” “Can we just get past this year?” Well, we’re just about there, but (unless something has taken a big shift since I wrote this) I don’t think that any one of us expects the new year to magically make any of these struggles fade into the past. Let me be clear: This was a very difficult year. We lost friends to ill…

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Children's & Family Ministry Fall Highlights

JAM (Jesus and Me) JAM has been meeting since September 2 with a kick-off celebration on August 19. We average 16 to 18 kids on Wednesdays and we have 22 kids registered. A few children have even brought a friend. We are thankful for this faith formation program during these uncertain times. The children and teachers alike enjoy learning and growing together in our walk with the Lord. It thrills…

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Christmas Eve at Westminster 2020

On Christmas Eve and throughout the season of Christmas, we give thanks that, in the fullness of time, God’s Word became flesh to live among us, full of grace and truth. We proclaim this good news of great joy for all people: that God has sent us a Savior, the Messiah, the Lord, the Babe in the Manger! Christmas Eve Live! 5:00 p.m. front portico Christmas Eve Live! happens outside, in front of t…

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Godspeed to You, Bruce

Bruce Lancaster came to us in a blizzard, but he took the job anyway. During his time in Pittsburgh he encountered many new experiences: a pandemic, closing the church for worship, communion in the courtyard, conducting session meetings on Zoom. Through all of this, Bruce quickly got to know the friendly people of Westminster Church who opened their hearts to him. He led the congregation with…

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Message from Bruce Lancaster -- December 2020

My Friends, Anticipation: God gave us the ability to anticipate, to look forward to something, to expect, to wait for, to hope for. Anticipation is synonymous with Advent. Advent is the season in which we anticipate the birth of Jesus, looking forward, expecting, waiting, hoping. “To anticipate,” says Stanley Ott, “is to have a reason to set your heart on the future.” It’s easy to have a negative kind of a…

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Treasures for Troops -- A Generous Response

The Deacons held their annual Treasures for Troops collection the week of October 11-18. The event kicked off with a drive-by collection on Sunday afternoon and followed with donations collected throughout the week at the church. The collection boxes were filled each day with an assortment of items for our troops. We proudly delivered two carloads of goods to Operation Troop Appreciation, as…

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