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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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Message from Jo Forrest -- May 2022

Decades ago the foresight and generosity of members of Westminster Presbyterian Church created an endowment fund. Thanks be to God. Our Endowment enabled us to weather our financial distress and invest in new ministries. In April, the Session approved the following $177,000 disbursements from Endowment and Special Gifts: Energize the Next Generation The past years have spotlighted the growing…

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Living with Integrity

Harper Lee’s masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird, returned to Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center in April. This time Richard Thomas, rather than Gregory Peck, performed the role of Atticus Finch. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930s, a place and time where prejudice against African Americans was still acceptable, at least to some folks. Not to Atticus Finch, the local law…

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Beloved Community

In a recent Westminster discussion, the term Beloved Community emerged. As one who was introduced to the concept in my early college days, I was intrigued. What did folks understand today about the Beloved Community? Indeed, what is a Beloved Community and how would we recognize one? Perhaps even more important, how would one go about forming a community of beloved? All these were spinning in my…

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