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An Evening with Town Hall South

Tuesday, May 10, 7:00 p.m. Upper St. Clair High School Theater Town Hall South Speaker Series presents An Evening with Town Hall South featuring a live lecture by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) on Tuesday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Upper St. Clair High School. Admiral Stavridis will address “The Ukraine War and Global Geopolitics.” Tickets are priced at $40 each for reserved seating and are ava…

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Barefoot School 2022

Barefoot School registration opens May 1! Join us June 20-24 as we cook up some fun and get on a roll with God at our Food Truck Party! Barefoot School is open to students entering grades K through 6 for the 2022-23 school year. The cost for BFS is $25 per child with a maximum of $45 per family. Registration will be available online beginning May 1 here: Youth and…

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Beloved Community

In a recent Westminster discussion, the term Beloved Community emerged. As one who was introduced to the concept in my early college days, I was intrigued. What did folks understand today about the Beloved Community? Indeed, what is a Beloved Community and how would we recognize one? Perhaps even more important, how would one go about forming a community of beloved? All these were spinning in my…

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Christians, the Nations, and War:
Westminster Seminars May 2022

Five-Week May Series Christians, the Nations, and War John P. Burgess Professor of Systematic Theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary The Russian invasion of Ukraine has shocked the world. This series will draw on Christian perspectives on war to help us understand how God may be at work in these events and what God is calling us to do as American Christians. May 1 – What Is Happening in U…

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Connecting with Holy Week through Art

Throughout Lent, children from PreK through 4th grade gathered each week at Kids’ Connection to connect with God and each other as they learned about Holy Week. After reading about the Last Supper and connecting it to communion, we explored various artists’ interpretations of the Last Supper before creating our own. It was so fun to see each child’s creative process as they decided what parts of the s…

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Easter Joy @ Westminster

The Lenten season was a joyous celebration of faith, fellowship, and worship at Westminster. Palm Sunday, April 10, saw an incredibly successful Pocket Change collection of more than $1,600, led by Westminster's children. And more than 875 eggs were hidden and found at the Children's & Family Ministry Egg Hunt. Maundy Thursday's power tenebrae service had robust attendance, and was a moving…

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Living with Integrity

Harper Lee’s masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird, returned to Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center in April. This time Richard Thomas, rather than Gregory Peck, performed the role of Atticus Finch. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s, a place and time where prejudice against African Americans was still acceptable, at least to some folks. Not to Atticus Finch, the local law…

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