January 4, 2018  
Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Westminster Weekly Word
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Next Seven Days
Spiritual Gifts Workshop
Sunday, January 7, 10:10 a.m.
in Community Hall
God calls us to serve one another using our spiritual gifts. In this workshop, participants will be invited to take a spiritual gifts inventory (questionnaire) to discover their personal gifts and what those gifts look like in practice. We will also examine the three major lists of spiritual gifts recorded in the New Testament and explore the general principles regarding the spiritual gifts. Join us to discover your gifts and learn how knowing your gifts can be a blessing both for you and for our church family.
WPC Networking Group
Sunday, January 7, 10:10 a.m.
in Classroom 5
Interested in learning more about fellow WPC members and perhaps helping others with their careers or receiving help? Our congregation has members in all sorts of career fields: technology, sales, finance, medicine, law, operations, accounting, and so much more! Are you on LinkedIn? Did you know our church has a group on LinkedIn? Would you like to learn more? Then come to a session in Classroom 5 led by Craig Stabler, where we'll discuss a potential new networking group.
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Do You Make Regular Online Donations?
Are you one of our faithful that gives regular donations online? Remember to update your periodic amount to reflect your 2018 pledge by 3:00 p.m. January 11, 2018. Please update the dollar amount only if necessary, but do not enter a duplicate transaction. Contact Colleen Falasco ( cfalasco@wpc.org or 302-654-5214 ext. 131) if you have any questions.
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Coming Up
Toiletries Needed for Midnight Run
Sunday, January 14
Our youth are sponsoring a Toiletry Drive on Sunday, January 14, to benefit the Midnight Run in New York City. We are looking for travel sizes of: soap, lotion, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, lip balm, and especially deodorant.
180° 9-Square-a-Thon: Come Out and Play!
Sunday, January 14, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
in Community Hall
Our 180° youth will be playing 9-Square to raise money for the Chad Miller Youth Mission Fund, and everyone is welcome! Want to play? For a minimum donation of $5.00, you can join the fun anytime Sunday afternoon from 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. Can't play but want to support the cause? Go to www.wpc.org , click the "Donate Now" button, and select the Chad Miller Youth Mission Fund. Or, drop your donation in the offering plate on Sunday. Write Chad Miller Mission Fund in the memo line! The Chad Miller Mission Fund supports youth mission and ministry! Thank you for your support.
Science as the Solution to the U.S. Opioid Epidemic Seminar
Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
at Padua Academy
Dr. Wilson Compton, MD, MPE, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will be coming to Wilmington to speak on the critical topic of the opioid epidemic and NIDA's approach to addressing it. The seminar is sponsored by TRIAD Addiction Recovery Services and Ashley Addiction Treatment. It will be held at Padua Academy at 905 N. Broom Street (please use 10th Street entrance) on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. For more information, contact Gillian Meddings at (302) 893-3278 or gillianm@triadde.org. You may also click here to download the flyer. Please join us!
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Wisemen Mike Gnade, Jr. (left) and Mike Gnade (center), and a little Christmas angel (right), prepare for our live nativity on Christmas Eve. Click here to see a few more photos.

Email photos to photos@wpc.org .
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News to Note
My Story - Teresa Wemhoff
When a remarkable set of circumstances brought me to Westminster ten years ago, I had no idea what a big part of my life this church would become. Joining as a single adult, Westminster is now the faith home of my family. My husband, Aaron, and I are grateful for the Parents of Little Ones group. Aaron appreciates the great preaching that helps him gain wisdom for spiritual growth and the "call to action" to live out his faith. I love the welcome that all people, regardless of background, receive here and the challenge to learn and grow. - Teresa Wemhoff
Code Purple Update
It has been a cold winter so far, and the WPC Code Purple Teams have joined with Friendship House to provide hospitality for our homeless sisters and brothers in Christ. Do you want to be part of this ministry? Contact Soup/Supplies Coordinator Anne Gunn at anne_gunn@live.com or our Servers Coordinator Louise Eliason at louise@eliasonassoc.com for more information. Thanks to those who already volunteer!
2018 Offering Envelopes Ready for Pick Up
2018 offering envelopes are available for pick up in the pavilion. They are labeled with your envelope number, name, and address, so please be sure to pick your box! If you do not see a box with your name and would like one, contact Colleen Falasco at cfalasco@wpc.org or 302-654-5214 ext. 131. If you see a box with your name but no longer want envelopes, please notify Colleen.
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Recent Life Events
Blessings to the Newlyweds
  • Scott Patrick and Jacqueline Boyer ~ Married December 29, 2017
Member Deaths - Those Who Have Joined the Church Triumphant
Please remember in prayer those who are grieving the loss of their loved one.
  • Lynn Bloemeke Foltz (former member) (obituary)
    September 15, 1944 - November 28, 2017
    A memorial service will be held at Westminster on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.
  • Nancy H. McFadden ( obituary)
    August 2, 1932 - December 18, 2017
  • Dorothy L. Heldt ( obituary)
    January 15, 1933 - December 30, 2017
  • Lois Rogers
    February 4, 1931 - January 2, 2018
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New Year
 
God help those who cannot see ahead,
who only know that winter has come,
who think these long nights
are the new norm.
Listen!
The sun will soon return.
It is the first day of a new year.
Now is not the time to plant
but it is the time to plan
your gardens and beds.
Have you not seen?
Even as the temperatures drop,
seed catalogs arrive in the mail.
Pre-order now!
Spring is coming!
 
 
Photo of frost on a car windshield.
Photograph © 2015 and prayer © 2017 Danny N. Schweers
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