October 12, 2017  
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You're Invited! Home Gatherings This Sunday
Sundays, October 15 and 29
You should have received an invitation to our home gatherings scheduled on Sundays, October 15 and October 29. These are great opportunities to gather in members' homes for refreshment and conversation as we reflect on our experiences at Westminster and our hopes for the future of our church. Your invitation offers you a choice of date, time and location, so choose what works for you and contact the host to let them know you'll be there. If you've misplaced your invitation, see the current issue of The Chimes or call the church office. Hosts for this Sunday, October 15 include:
  • Sue Linderman - 11:00 a.m.
  • Wendy & Denison Hatch - 11:30 a.m.
  • Rich Diver - 12:00 noon
  • Julie & Fred Schmitt - 2:00 p.m. (Maris Grove)
  • Melissa & Craig Stabler - 5:00 p.m.
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THIS MONTH'S THEME: Transforming Lives
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Coming Up
Merideth and Paul in Concert
Friday, October 20, 8:00 p.m.
You won't want to miss the opening concert of our 2017-2018 season at Westminster as oboist Merideth Hite Estevez and organist Paul Fleckenstein join forces to present a program of great music by Bach, Widor, Poulenc, Jongen, and more. Merideth will be performing on both oboe and English horn, and Paul will be at the Austin pipe organ and the Steinway grand piano. Free admission, with an offering received. Afterward, of course, a festive Westminster-style reception with delectable homemade treats of all kinds.
Have You Been Considering Membership?
Sundays, October 22 and November 5, 10:10 a.m. in Classroom 5
Are you interested in learning more about Westminster? Have you been considering membership in our church family? Please join us on October 22 and again on November 5 during the education hour at 10:10 a.m. to learn more about our community of faith. We look forward to sharing information and engaging in conversation with you!
Is Your Grief Healthy or Unhealthy?
Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Grace Hall
Dr. Josh Thomas, Executive Director of NAMI Delaware, will speak to our Stephen Ministry Group on the topic of Healthy Grief verses Unhealthy Grief. If you or someone you love is struggling with grief or if you just want more information about grief - what is natural grief and tips for what to do when one is chronically stuck in grief - please come to this presentation. All are welcome.
Undie Sunday
Sunday, October 29
The Senior Highs are preparing again for a Midnight Run in New York City on February 24, 2018. Our first of three drives, Undie Sunday, is for the purpose of collecting new men's and women's underwear. Please help us help those who are homeless by dropping off NEW packaged underwear in the designated bins near the reception desk and in the Community Hall hallway. And...did you know that Undie Sunday is the same day as Reformation Sunday and the Fall Festival? Join us as we celebrate, recreate, and donate on October 29
ONE Worship Service on October 29
Sunday, October 29, 10:00 a.m.
Please note that there is ONE worship service on Sunday, October 29, at 10:00 a.m., followed immediately by the Fall Festival in Community Hall.
WPC Annual Fall Festival
Sunday, October 29, 
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Community Hall
Please come and join in the fun at this year's Fall Festival hosted by the Westminster deacons. There will be hot dogs, apple cider, games, prizes, face painting and plenty of treats! All ages and costumes are welcome. Hope to see you there! Questions? Please contact Tammy Daley (302-633-0222) or Amy Bickhart (302-547-5631).
It's Bazaar Time!
Friday, November 10, 
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Our annual bazaar features hundreds of donated items for shoppers to experience this one day extravaganza of bargains. Your help is appreciated any time from Sunday, November 5 - Saturday, November 11 (click here for the volunteer schedule). Donation drop-off is Sunday, November 5 - Wednesday, November 8. Collectibles (high quality jewelry, art, vintage treasures, silver, tools, glassware, dishes, and much more), Gifts, White Elephants (household, shop, yard, sports, music, holiday décor, linens, costume jewelry, games, bikes, etc.), children's clothing, toys, equipment, baked/gourmet specialties, and crafts. Please donate new or used items in reusable condition. Hot dogs and chili 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Spaghetti dinner 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit WPC local and global mission outreach.
A Four-Week Book Study with Susan Moseley
Tuesday evenings, November 14, 21, 28, and December 5
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Ruth Christie Room
Susan Moseley will lead a small group book study (up to 12 participants) to discuss the book, "Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race," by Debby Irving. This book speaks profoundly and honestly about one woman's journey "from white oblivion to white awareness." If you are willing to read the book, to commit to four evenings, and to risk being transformed, then you are invited to participate in this group. To accept this invitation, please contact Susan Moseley at smoseley@wpc.org by October 31.
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Several WPC members and friends attended the Friendship House 30th Anniversary Party on Friday, October 6. Friendship House is a Westminster-supported local non-profit, faith-based organization committed to making a difference in the lives of the homeless people. Pictured left to right: Bill Perkins, former Executive Director of Friendship House for 30 years, and WPC members John and Nancy Doyle and Marlys Kerr.

 
Email photos to photos@wpc.org .
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News to Note
Save Your Coffee Cans! 
Metal or foil-lined coffee cans with lids are needed for the Christmas Boxes! After the cans are wrapped in Christmas paper by the "elves" of Third Monday Studies, the cookie baking team will fill them with their fresh-baked cookies to be placed into each family's Christmas Box. A collection bin will be at the Reception Desk. Sorry, but PLASTIC CANS CANNOT BE USED because of their irregular shapes.
Caring Friends
Homebound members long to stay connected to the church. Caring Friends is Westminster's visitation ministry that makes this possible by providing one-on-one friendship and fellowship to members who can no longer attend church on a regular basis. Caring Friends visit, call, and/or send notes or cards to their care receivers. Anne Gunn was our recent coordinator and is stepping down. Thank you, Anne! Sue Weissinger has become the new coordinator. If you are interested in this visitation ministry, please contact either Sue (302-652-5910, dulcy@aol.com ) or Jill Getty (302-220-7081, jgetty@wpc.org ).
Have You Hugged a Presbyterian Today? 
Royal blue butcher-style aprons sport that screen-printed question! They are made of easy-care Teflon® treated 65/35 poly/cotton twill with adjustable ties at the neck and waist and three pockets. There are only a few available for purchase at $15/each from Sara Geuder ( sgeuder@outlook.com , 302-478-2210).
Guatemala Water Filter Project Complete!
It's official! We have completed the Guatemala water filter project! We launched this project in 2013 and are thrilled to have finally reached our goal of supplying 500 water filters to the Association! Thank you to everyone who so generously supported this project over the years. Gracias!
Volunteers Needed for New Meal Ministry
When you are adjusting to a new baby, recovering from surgery or illness, or dealing with a crisis, the thought of fixing a simple meal can sometimes overwhelm even the most organized person. Our goal is to provide some meals to those WPC members in need to get them through the first few days or weeks. If you are interested in learning more and/or volunteering, please contact Mercer Watt at mwattp@yahoo.com or (610) 247-6315. We will need your name and preferred method of contact (either email address or phone number). Please join us. All cooking abilities wanted!
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Recent Life Events
Member Deaths - Those Who Have Joined the Church Triumphant
Please remember in prayer those who are grieving the loss of their loved one.
  • Harry E. Hoopes ( obituary)
    September 3, 1918 - September 10, 2017
    A memorial service will be held at Westminster on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow at Westminster. Interment will be private.
  • Winona "Nonie" Skinner Church ( obituary)
    December 8, 1918 - September 15, 2017
  • Mark Paul Delmerico (obituary)
    June 18, 1949 - October 6, 2017

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The Westminster Weekly Word features a new Photo Prayer once a month. You may browse all Photo Prayers by Danny Schweers at any time by visiting www.photoprayer.com .
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