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History of Biblical Interpretation -- Westminster Seminars March 2022

Lenten Series Interpreting the Bible is always something that can stir people up. What can we learn from past efforts to understand what it meant to people in different times? What can this history reveal about what the Bible speaks to us today? March 6, 13, 20, 27 History of Biblical Interpretation Kenneth J. Woo, Associate Professor of Church History, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary As…

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How Are You?

How many times have you been asked that question? This question easily rolls off our tongue when we meet someone, often we barely wait for a response. We are just being polite in the asking. Generally, the response is “fine.” This works to satisfy the question. And when you think of all the terrible, awful things that could happen, we are generally “fine.” Usually, the person asking would be surpris…

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Message from Jo Forrest -- March 2022

Usually, we think of Lent as a journey. It is preceded by Jesus’ Transfiguration on a mountaintop and continues over the weeks as we move toward Jerusalem, join a parade, and stop by the quiet of a garden before we reach the hill of Golgotha. Such an approach could leave us breathlessly on the move and dizzy from the experiences. How do you ground yourself in that manner? What if we pause and c…

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Mission on the Move: City Mission

City Mission exists to share Christ, to shelter, to heal, and to restore the homeless to independent living – without discrimination. A person’s descent into homelessness can be transformed into an ascent into recovery that eliminates the barriers to independent living. City Mission, a Christ-centered rehabilitative homeless shelter located in Washington, PA, facilitates this transformation by pro…

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Save the Date -- Barefoot School 2022

Barefoot School is June 20-24, 2022 Ready to cook up some fun? This year, Westminster's vacation Bible school invites children of all ages to get on a roll with God as a parade of Food Trucks rolls into their neighborhood for the summer's biggest party! This VBS invites children to pray as Jesus teaches us in Matthew 6:11; "Give us this day our daily bread." These words serve as a…

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Session Update -- March 2022

On February 11 and 12, the newly ordained and installed officers of Westminster gathered in the sanctuary for a retreat. Since the pandemic quarantines of early 2021 did not permit a retreat, this gathering felt particularly joyful. On Friday evening, we reflected on the challenges and accomplishments of 2021. In a trying year, this congregation created stability and spiritual growth that will…

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