Weekly Update
This Week's Top Topics
CROSS Trivia Night
Get your tickets for the CROSS Ministries 4th Annual Trivia Night. Enjoy a fun night with friends and support a vital neighborhood ministry! On Saturday, April 14,
Procession for Peace
We are pleased to announce that this year’s Procession for Peace, will take place in the Beaverdale neighborhood March 25, at 3:00 p.m. The procession will start at Westminster and process down Beaver Ave....
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Daylight Saving begins this Sunday, March 11. Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour.
Sunday, March 11

  • The Scripture readings will be Numbers 21:4 & John 3:14-21

  • On the 4th Sunday of Lent, Pastor Scott will preach “T.U.L.I.P.”

Easter at Westminster
Easter at Westminster
Join us as we witness the promise of the Resurrection together. We will celebrate worship at 8:45 a.m.
and 10:00 a.m.
Easter Celebration
On Easter Sunday, kids of all ages will experience the Easter Story through games, obstacle courses, and live baby chicks! 
Easter Flowers
Please contact Diane Green at
274-1534 or fill out a form in the office to purchase Easter Flowers in honor or memory of a special person in your life. 
Announcements and Events
God's Garden Update
God’s Garden is relocating and expanding! The new garden will be located in the North parking lot and will be a partnership with Lutheran Services in Iowa. 

Listening Session
On Palm Sunday, March 25, we are going to have a listening session open to the entire congregation after worship in The Commons. 

Faith Formation
Classes During Spring Break
Please note, there will be no
Faith Formation classes Sunday, March 11 or Wednesday,
March 14. 

Lost & Found
For the next two Sundays items in our Lost and Found will be on a table in The Commons before and after worship. Please check to see if any of it is yours! Anything unclaimed will be donated.
VBS Theme 2018
Start your summer plans early!
July 16-20 & 22 - Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon; and Sunday,during worship,
for kids age 3 thru entering grade 6 (2018-19 school year).
All Things Considered
On March 11, All Things Considered will not meet. Join us March 18 as we learn more about Family Promise.
Lenten Sanctuary Symbols
Our Sanctuary symbols are a reflection of Jesus’ statement, “I am the Vine, you are the Branches.” The branches on the Sanctuary walls represent ...
Lenten Devotions
Pastor Scott is writing special devotionals during the season of Lent. Click below to sign up, or read today's devotion, "Confronting Injustice."
Preschool Summer Camps
Register today for preschool summer camps: Fine Arts, Nature Explorers, World Travelers and Kids in the Kitchen.
Join the Choir!
Join us Thursday evenings at
7:00 p.m. and be a part of the choir! No auditions are required, for 6th graders up to adults.
Personal Notes
Hospitalized or in Health Care Centers

  • Virginia White, Fountain West
  • Marcy Nelson, Calvin Healthcare
  • Glenn Clark, Mercy
March Birthdays  (90 years and above)
(Please note: Last week the March birthdays were accidently labeled "December" Birthdays)

  • Glenn Clark, 94
  • Vera Eilders, 90
  • Darlyn Longnecker, 91
  • Elsie Meeker, 91
  • Don Mullan, 96
  • Warren Wilson, 96

March Anniversaries  (50 years, 60 years and above)
(Please note: Last week the March Anniversaries were accidently labeled "December" Anniversaries)

  • Bob & Bev Bole, 68 years
  • Bob & JoAnn Meeks, 64 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, March 7. March's book is “The Circle.” Click here for more information.
Restaurant Group 2 meets the third Saturday of the month.
Their next meeting is being planned.
The Gay-Lesbian-Straight Affirmation Group meets the third Sunday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Seminary Center. Their next meeting is March 18. All are welcome. Click here to learn more.
Presbyterian Women: Eve Circle meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge. Their next meeting is March 27.
Stitchin’ Time will meet Thursday, March 22, at 1:00 p.m. in Hope Alcove. Bring your knitting, crocheting or sewing, and
join us!
Afternoon Bridge will meet Friday, March 23, at 1:00 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge. All are welcome!
Presbyterian Women: Hope Circle meets the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in Simmerman Lounge. Their next meeting is April 5.
Restaurant Group 1 meets the First Saturday of the month.
Their next meeting is being planned.
Men’s Group meets Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Seminary Center. They also meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 a.m. at the Waveland Cafe. Their next breakfast is April 4.
Men’s Basketball meets every Monday at 6:30 pm. in The Commons.  
Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Ave. Des Moines, Iowa
515-274-1534 www.westpres.org