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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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Living With Differences
Westminster Seminars July 2022 Series

July 10, 17, 24 (No seminar on July 3) Living with Differences: Sharing the Pew but Maybe Not the Point of View Sponsored by Westminster Peace and Justice Can we build bridges with people who are different from us in places where we are often separate – for example, race, religion, gender, family roles, cultural experience, and point of view? These days, when everyone seems to be going to their s…

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Westminster Men’s Softball – 2022 Season Opener

On a chilly evening, an undermanned Westminster club fought gamely but could not overcome defeat at the hands of St. Paul's and ended with a 15 – 9 loss. Two newcomers performed well in their Westminster debuts. Scott Lammers led Westminster with four hits in five trips to the plate, scored two runs, and drove in one. Kenny Simon, so far the leader for nonmember of the year, went two for five w…

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Mission on the Move: Pittsburgh Presbytery

Mission on the Move is highlighting the Pittsburgh Presbytery. Currently there are 128 churches in Pittsburgh Presbytery, both large and small congregations. Westminster is one of the largest and in many ways is a leader, demonstrating through generous giving and volunteer service what God has called us to do. The 128 PCUSA churches in Pittsburgh Presbytery are divided into four branches – N…

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