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Grief Care Support Group -- October 2021

If you have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, it may be hard to feel optimistic about the future right now. You may have found that people don't always understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you've never before faced. Grief Care is a faith-based grief support group that can help you face the…

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Rummage-Recycling Sale on Hold for 2021

Westminster will not have a Rummage-Recycling Sale this November for two reasons. First is the uncertainty of the resurging COVID virus. Second, we have lost many of our regular volunteers, in part because there has been no sale for two years. We hope to resume the sale in the spring, but only if we have a large number of new volunteers. The sale is an excellent opportunity to serve God and the…

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Message from Jo Forrest -- September 2021

Happy anniversary, friends. In 1946, following a deadly war and while still salving the wounds inflicted from the Depression, new residents settled into this rural landscape and birthed a new Presbyterian church. “Where do people hurt?” became Dr. John Galbreath’s abiding question, compelling soul searching and practical service within our community and beyond. Each successive generation answe…

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Super Sunday at Westminster

You are invited…to Super Sunday at Westminster! Sunday, September 12 @ 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship @ 9:45 a.m. Bridge worship, Sunday school, Westminster Seminars @ 11:00 a.m. Traditional worship, Sunday school @ noon Fun, food, activities, music, and fellowship throughout the building Something for every generation! Invite your friends and family to join you for this fun-filled c…

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At Westminster Church, we strive to be a welcoming congregation. During one of my pastoral visits, one of our saints shared the touching story of her welcoming experience. “When I was raising my family we had a family business. My husband and I spent every ‘free’ minute trying to make it a success. Between raising four active children and keeping house, just getting dinner on the table every night…

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Day Away

Friday, September 17 Spiritan Center, Bethel Park Join us for Day Away, a spiritual retreat, at the Spiritan Center in Bethel Park on Friday, September 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During our time together we will enjoy warm hospitality, engage in small group discussion, and walk the beautiful grounds as we set aside time for prayer. Louise Rogers and Jo Forrest will lead the retreat. No…

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Between Here and There -- September 2021

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:22-23 A big part of me wants to start this article with the line “Here we go again!” But the rest of me knows that it’s simply not accurate. Though for many of us it’s true that we’re diving into another fall of ministry, community, and life together…

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