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Chatham Baroque Returns to Westminster

Andrew Fouts – violin, Patricia Halverson – viola da gamba, Scott Pauley – theorbo, baroque guitar For five years the acclaimed Pittsburgh ensemble Chatham Baroque had become a welcome treat for music lovers at Westminster and in the South Hills. Westminster was the Friday night venue for most concerts in the group’s subscription series. Most of these concerts took place in the beautiful and intimat…

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Christmas Poinsettias 2021

The Chancel Guild is accepting memorial or honoree contributions for poinsettias. The beautiful poinsettias throughout Westminster during the Christmas season are the result of generous contributions from our members and friends. Download the order form here, make your check payable to Westminster Presbyterian Church and write “Poinsettia” on the memo line. Mail your check and form to the church off…

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Message from Jo Forrest -- October 2021

The great command issued from the ancient of days to love God and built upon by Jesus to love God and neighbor echoes throughout our faith and calls us forward. Westminster embraced Jesus’ twofold command at her inception and each successive generation brings these lofty ideals to life through concrete ministries. Westminster has and will continue to thrive when focused on spiritual growth in t…

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Using Our Gifts from God

Have you received any gifts lately? In the Gospel of Matthew 25:14-30, we find the Parable of the Talents about a wealthy landowner who is going on a journey. Before he leaves, he calls together the servants and gives each one talents according to their ability to use while he is away. (A talent was an amount of money.) To one he gives five talents, one received two, and one received a single…

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Between Here and There -- October 2021

What makes for a good gift? Is it something you’ve always wanted, or something you never knew you needed? Is it from someone you know and care for, or someone unexpected, perhaps even unknown? Is it expensive and extravagant, or simple and sentimental? Ask these questions to ten different people and you may wind up with eleven different answers. I’m not aware of an equation to solve this one. So, wha…

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Thoughts on God as Trinity

Westminster Seminars October Series Thoughts on God as Trinity James E. Davison What’s the Trinity mean to you? For you? This most significant doctrine of our faith is often misunderstood, and it can easily leave us mystified. In these four sessions, we’ll engage this mystery of God’s nature as three-in-one. Come with your own thoughts and questions, and see how focusing on the triune reality of God c…

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Westminster Book Group -- October 2021

Wednesday, October 27 Noon – 1:15 p.m. Room 238 or Zoom The next meeting of the Westminster Book Group will be in Room 238 and via Zoom. Find the Zoom link in the meeting announcement on the church website. We will discuss Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict. We invite you to bring a brown bag lunch and join us. “With a historian's eye and a writer’s heart, Benedict provides an unforgettable glimp…

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