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Between Here and There -- June 2022

Just a few weeks ago I sat with a friend who posed a scenario that he had been weighing, uncertain of how to proceed or where his ultimate stance would land. In response to his dilemma, I asked him, “What do you think Jesus would say to you if he were sitting here right now?” His reply was thoughtful, profound, and illuminated the depth of his relationship with Jesus. As our conversation con…

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Westminster Seminars in June:
Biblical Humor, Love Letters

June 5 & 12 NOTE: special 8:45 a.m. start time on June 5 only A Time to Laugh: Biblical Humor Ann Morris The best laugh is an unexpected laugh. With a little help to get past the unfamiliarity of the culture of biblical times, you too can enjoy scriptural puns and word plays, the satire of Jonah’s pout, and revel along with the Mardi Gras atmosphere of Queen Esther’s story. Understanding whe…

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Living With Differences
Westminster Seminars July 2022 Series

July 10, 17, 24 (No seminar on July 3) Living with Differences: Sharing the Pew but Maybe Not the Point of View Sponsored by Westminster Peace and Justice Can we build bridges with people who are different from us in places where we are often separate – for example, race, religion, gender, family roles, cultural experience, and point of view? These days, when everyone seems to be going to their s…

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Westminster Men’s Softball – 2022 Season Opener

On a chilly evening, an undermanned Westminster club fought gamely but could not overcome defeat at the hands of St. Paul's and ended with a 15 – 9 loss. Two newcomers performed well in their Westminster debuts. Scott Lammers led Westminster with four hits in five trips to the plate, scored two runs, and drove in one. Kenny Simon, so far the leader for nonmember of the year, went two for five w…

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Mission on the Move: Pittsburgh Presbytery

Mission on the Move is highlighting the Pittsburgh Presbytery. Currently there are 128 churches in Pittsburgh Presbytery, both large and small congregations. Westminster is one of the largest and in many ways is a leader, demonstrating through generous giving and volunteer service what God has called us to do. The 128 PCUSA churches in Pittsburgh Presbytery are divided into four branches – N…

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Westminster Organ Summer 2022

Thirty Minutes of Exceptional Organ Music Thursdays @ 5:00 p.m. June 16 – July 21 In Person and Livestream Free admission Westminster Organ Summer 2022 returns for its 12th season beginning June 16. Enjoy the free 30-minute concerts either in person in Westminster’s sanctuary or via livestream on our YouTube channel at The concerts are friendly and informal, so …

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Session Highlights June 2022

During May, the Session voted to welcome new members presented by the Membership Commission. Each of these families described how their involvement began from a personal invitation by someone already here – a friend, relative, or co-worker – and the unique experience of being accepted with love by this congregation. They also shared the importance of being able to worship online before venturing int…

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