The Spire Online

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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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Throughout my childhood years, church was my favorite place to be. I loved showing up to Sunday school to be greeted by my teachers each week and running into the sanctuary with my friends before splitting up to sit with our parents for worship. When my parents had meetings, my siblings and I would explore the building, learning all of the “shortcuts” and rooms and tucked away spaces. I was the kid…

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What Is a QuicKit?

A QuicKit is the product of a mission project started over the summer by members of Westminster’s youth. The kits are bags filled with essential items to be handed out to individuals in need you may come across. When you’re driving to work or headed to a Steeler game, you may see someone asking for assistance. With a QuicKit, you can help in a small way. The project’s goal is for these packs to be av…

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