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Westminster Deacons Giving Gala is October 2

As Westminster Presbyterian Church celebrates 75 years, please plan to join your church family for a special evening of fellowship, entertainment, and auctions benefiting SHIM’s (South Hills Interfaith Movement) Youth Programs. Please visit the event webpage here for information regarding registration, ticket sales, and sponsorship opportunities. Hope to see you there! Giving Gala 2021 Valley B…

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Celebrating 75 Years

Westminster Presbyterian Church celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. It is a foundation that has prepared us – and will inspire us – to continue to share God's love and meet the needs of God's people in a changing world. As part of the anniversary celebration, we will be asking you to share your memories – your experiences, your service, your stories. Details to follow. Start thinking of stori…

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Grief Care Support Group Begins October 13

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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Food to Go Summer Success

Westminster provided 880 food bags to area children in need this summer. Thank you to everyone who made this program a huge success. You purchased and donated the food, counted, sorted, and organized our bagging process, and drove and delivered the bags. From June until the beginning of August, these bags help fill the void for children who rely on school breakfast and lunch as their only meals…

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Session Update -- September 2021

The session held a hybrid meeting on Monday, August 16, with elders joining in Fellowship Hall and via Zoom. We offered great thanks and prayer for Brian Peck’s service as Clerk of Session. Brian’s commitment to Presbyterian ideals of governance, shepherding the congregation through legal minefields, and his abiding faith have blessed us with renewed stability. The session elected Bill Ludwig to …

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Message from Jo Forrest -- June 2021

Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9 In early January snow blanketed the ground and most of us isolated in our homes as the virus raged. I learned to preach to “Stand Lee,” a music stand adorned with a smiley face, and an empty building. Ugh. I could write more of the emptiness but imagine you were as frust…

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The Wider Lens

“Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.” -- Luke 12:27 What a fun command – Jesus directs us to “consider the lilies.” He doesn’t tell us to simply look at the lilies or glance at them but to “consider the flowers of the fields.” In Greek “κατανοέω,” to consider, means to perceive, observe, understand, fix one's eyes o…

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