The Spire Online

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Baby Bundles Ministry

The Baby Bundles team at Westminster is part of Outreach and we have lots of fun! Most of us are grandmas who don’t have any new babies to knit blankets for, and we all love babies and making baby blankets. That’s how Baby Bundles got started. We make baby blankets and then bundle up infant clothing and a digital thermometer. These bundles then go to East Liberty Family Heath Care Center where the…

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Peace and Justice Committee Hosting Watch Party, Discussion

The Peace and Justice Committee is focusing on anti-racism this year, promoting various activities and a periodic newsletter. Systemic racism is extremely complex because it is woven so deeply and pervasively into our culture and history. To try to understand it better, we are exploring different aspects of it. In March we are sponsoring a “watch party” and discussion of the film The Hate U Give via…

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Town Hall South Philanthropic Mission 2019-2020

The Town Hall South Speaker Series (THS) is a nonprofit outreach of Westminster Presbyterian Church. The mission of THS is to provide an enrichment program for the community through quality lectures and to engage the public in reflection and dialogue on key issues of the day. Equally important, THS provides outreach to the community through philanthropic gifts to a wide range of local…

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Easter Giving -- March 2021

Due to the unprecedented times and the many variables we currently are dealing with, only a few Easter flowers will be required to decorate the sanctuary this year. The Chancel Guild and Deacons have joined forces to decorate the sanctuary and help individuals in need during these difficult times. If you wish to contribute to the memory or honor of a loved one, you may do so by completing the…

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Show Me Your Ways, Lord

“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.” -- Psalm 25:4-6 (English Standard Version)

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Message from Jo Forrest -- February 2021

Both of my parents were raised on farms in the Midwest and tended an orchard in central California when they became empty nesters. Your mind may conjure bucolic images of lush fields or hear “tend” as a gentle act to prune trees, yet farming always gets you dirty. Spend any time around farmers and you develop an awareness of dirt. While I was growing up, we moved several times to new states to fol…

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A Single Word

February seems like a good time to begin something new! Recently, I started a new daily spiritual practice, offered by Marilyn McEntyre in her devotional book Word by Word. She invites us to focus on a single word for an extended time. Her series of meditations on a single word is an invitation to dwell with, and reflect on, a single word over the course of a week. She says in this process we…

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