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Westminster Book Group -- February 2022

Wednesday, February 23 Noon – 1:15 p.m. in Room 238 & Zoom At the next meeting of the Westminster Book Group, we will discuss The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall. You are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and join us. "This wonderful book has all the things that are hardest to find in literature: good marriages sustained by abiding love; nourishing friendships that endure trials; nuanced e…

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A Reflection on The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Since I retired over a year ago, I’ve had to figure out what to do with all the time I now have. At the same time that I began my retirement the pandemic hit us all, and added isolation to our lives. For me that made deciding what to do even more challenging than having an abundance of time. Of course, I had made my list of things I wanted to do before I vacated my law office. But adding all the t…

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Mission on the Move: Meals on Wheels @ The Crossroads

Meals on Wheels @ The Crossroads The Meals on Wheels program that Westminster supports was started in 1974 at St. David’s Episcopal Church by a group of women from local churches. They were encouraged to do this by a doctor who realized that people coming home from the hospital needed help with meals. Each church provided the cooks and drivers for one day of the week. Later the organization began r…

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Mission on the Move: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has been supported by Westminster Church for well over 40 years, usually through an annual $5,000 contribution to fund a scholarship for a seminary student seeking a career in ministry. This mission relationship goes well beyond “writing a check,” however. Westminster’s lengthy relationship with PTS has included employing many student interns, most recently Gavin Walto…

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Music @ Westminster: Meet the Quartet

The Westminster Chancel Choir is comprised of 60 voices, mostly volunteer. But for the past 20 years, we have been delighted to have four professional section leaders joining our ranks. They assist in leading worship at the 8:30 services on Sundays, and as part of the Chancel Choir at 11:00. Not only excellent musicians, they are a group of fun loving people, a prerequisite to membership in the…

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Chatham Baroque @ Westminster: Les Nations

Music from the Time of Louis XIV and XV Chatham Baroque welcomes extraordinary guest artists Stephen Schultz (baroque flute), Caroline Giassi (baroque oboe), and Justin Wallace (harpsichord) to form a chamber ensemble that one might find at the palace of Versailles. The concert will take you on an elegant musical trip to the years before the French Revolution. You will hear the luxuriant music…

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Deacons Blood Drive February 20

Westminster Deacons are hosting their first blood drive of the year on Sunday, February 20. We invite everyone in the congregation who is 18 and over to consider donating for this worthy cause. Our doors are also open to the community, and we welcome additional donors for this event. The Westminster Deacons thank you for your continuing support in the worthy mission of donating blood. Vitalant…

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