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A Season of Peace

September 5 - October 3 We are all invited to join this four-week journey to focus on what it means to be a “people of peace.” This year’s theme returns to a text that the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program has used for a number of years to guide its work. It is the concluding hope of the second letter to the Thessalonians: “May the God of peace grant you peace at all times in all ways” (2 Thessalon…

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Reasons to Rejoice

When I was in my sophomore year of college I lived at home with my parents. On Wednesday nights my mom volunteered at Westminster and my dad worked late. Those nights were quiet – sometimes lonely. I’m not sure how exactly I got roped in to volunteering with my mom, but I did. We worked with 5th & 6th grade kids in JAM and spent time playing “hey fishy fishy” and acting out Bible stories in silly s…

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Children's & Family Ministry -- September 2021

Welcome…back? Welcome to the new normal? Welcome…to something. It seems for the past year and a half it has been adjustment after adjustment, change after change. And just when we think we might be out of the woods, COVID cases are rising again. It’s been a pretty tumultuous time for everyone, but recently I’ve been trying to see the pandemic through the eyes of a child. On one hand, perhaps since c…

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In Person Sunday School Returns September 12

Hey kids! In person Sunday school will be coming your way on September 12. It has been a while since we have had regular in person Sunday school at both 9:45 and 11:00 a.m. We can’t wait to see you and continue with you on your journey of faith. Don’t forget your masks! September 12 is also Super Sunday at Westminster. This is a fun kickoff to the start of a great year. Join us for Sunday sch…

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Mission on the Move -- Westminster's Mission in India

Westminster's Mission in India Doug Mitchell, Outreach Commission Jesus tells us to “love our neighbors as ourselves.” Westminster has been loving our neighbors in India for the past 31 years, when 10% of a capital campaign funded a cardiac monitor for Miraj Medical Centre and provided operating funds for Sangli Industrial School (SIS), Creche Nurses Training Centre (CNTC), and Vadeketh Dev…

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Mission on the Move -- Baby Bundles

Baby Bundles: A Mission to New Mothers (and Not-so-new Grandmothers) Bobbie Hartman, Outreach Commission Everybody loves a new baby – and grandmothers everywhere love shopping and knitting and crocheting for them. But those babies grow up to become teenagers, and their gift lists often include things most of us grandparents can’t even pronounce. And while buying the latest electronic gizmo for the…

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