Weekly Update
Honoring 50-Year Members
Please join us as we celebrate our 50-year members this Sunday, June 10, and plan to stay after worship to greet this newest class of 50-year members in The Commons. We also invite those who are already 50-year members to wear your 50-year pins, too.

Pride Parade Walkers
You are invited to walk with us
in the Pride Parade on this Sunday, June 10!  Walking in the parade is a great way for Westminster to display its commitment to being an inclusive church!  
Sunday, June 10

  • Pastor Scott will preach "Point of Contact"
  • Scripture readings will be Psalm 138, 13-18 & 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
  • Honoring 50-Year Members

Announcements and Events
Junior High Mission Trip
Keep an eye on Westminster's Facebook page for live videos of our Junior High students during their mission trip to Minneapolis.
Refugee Garden Update
Last Sunday, after worship, we opened the Refugee Garden in the north parking lot. Learn about the garden, see news pieces and view the entire opening here.
Summer Choir Has Begun
This summer come to worship early to be part of Summer Choir!

The Summer Choir rehearses at
9:05 a.m. in the Sanctuary and sings during worship. Music is accessible and inclusive. Singers in 2nd grade through adult are invited.
VBS 2018: Register Today!
VBS will be held July 16-20 & 22, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon; and Sunday, during worship.
"Nature Explorers" Summer
Camps Start Monday!
Register today for Preschool Summer Camps: Nature Explorers, World Travelers and Kids in the Kitchen. The next camp, Nature Explorers, starts Monday, June 11.
VBS Volunteers
To make VBS the very best experience, we need your help.
We are in need of a number of volunteers to lead groups and activities during VBS week, to prepare props...
New Art Gallery Exhibit
In conjunction with Westminster’s “God’s Garden” project – a joint venture with Lutheran Services of Iowa (LSI) offering garden plots to refugees in our city....
Friday Office Hours
The office closes at noon on Fridays, now through Labor Day weekend.  
Building Closed on Saturdays
In the past, the church was open from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. To improve building security, the building will be closed on Saturday mornings unless there is a scheduled event.
Personal Notes

  • Tom Newell, Methodist
  • Marvin Krause, Methodist

June Birthdays  (90 years and above)

  • Lorraine Shirk, 97

June Anniversaries  (50 years, 60 years and above)
  • Richard & Lynn Safris, 50 years
  • Phil & Linda Noah, 50 years
  • Chuck & Janet Betts, 64 years
  • Ben & Vera Eilders, 70 years
  • Kay & Mary Kramer, 60 years
  • Roy & Sharleen Payne, 63 years
  • Frank & Marilyn Perkins, 69 years
  • Archie & Ginny Rohden, 61 years
  • Ron & Karen Roth, 60 years
  • Dick & Karen Shaffer, 60 years
Westminster Calendar

Click  HERE  to see what's happening at Westminster 
this week and in the weeks to come!
To schedule a meeting or event, please   Contact Joan.
Group Information
Westminster is a fairly large church with nearly 1100 members. Small groups help bring the church down to a manageable size. We have numerous groups that bring together folks with similar interests. 

If you have any updates to this list, or questions about any of these groups, please contact Joan at 274-1534.
Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge. The next meeting is tonight, June 6. June's book is “Beautiful Ruins.”  Click here for more information.
Pizza Lover's Group meets the second Tuesday of the month.
Their next meeting is June 12 at Godfather's on University.
Men's Group meets each Wednesday for breakfast at 
6:30 a.m., at the Waveland Cafe. During the summer they meet the third Wednesday of the month for dinner at the Windsor Heights Hy-Vee. The next monthly meeting is June 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Restaurant Group 2 meets the third Saturday of the month.
Their next gathering is being planned.
Stitchin’ Time will meet Thursday, June 28, at 1:00 p.m. in Hope Alcove. Bring your knitting, crocheting or sewing, and
join us!
Afternoon Bridge has moved to their summer schedule. They will meet Thursday, June 28 , at 1:00 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge. R.S.V.P. to 274-1534 if you'd like to join in!
Restaurant Group 1 meets the First Saturday of the month.
Their next gathering is being planned.
The Gay-Lesbian-Straight Affirmation Group's will meet June 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the Seminary Center.
Men’s Basketball meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in The Commons.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Ave. Des Moines, Iowa
515-274-1534 www.westpres.org