Weekly Update
Sunday, May 13

Please join us for a special hymn festival during worship on Sunday, May 13. There will be hymns, new and old, for the congregation, children's choir, the Chorale, handbells, and organ. 

Announcements and Events
May Messenger
Stop by the office or Welcome Center to pick up a copy of our latest  Messenger . Click below to view this issue (and past issues) online. 
Congregational Survey
This last Sunday we had 192 people fill out and return surveys. If you were not here we would greatly appreciate your participation.
Faith Formation Celebration
Join us in The Commons Sunday, May 20, from 9:00 - 9:50 a.m., for our end of the year Faith Formation Celebration. There will be a bouncy house and other fun activities!
God's Garden Work Day
Our next work day for God's Garden will be Saturday, May 19, from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. for God's Garden. Bring your gloves and wheelbarrow (if available) for this work day.
June Book Club Choice
You are invited to join the Westminster Book Club in June for discussion of the book  Beautiful Ruins  by Jess Walter. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge.
Bus Drivers Needed
Westminster Church is in need of volunteers to add to our bus driver rotation that picks up members for Sunday worship. A C.D.L. license is not required. To sign-up please contact Susan.
Pride Parade Walkers
You are invited to walk with us
in the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 10!  Walking in the parade is a great way for Westminster to display its commitment to being an inclusive church!  
APNC Update
The Associate Pastor Nominating Committee is in a holding pattern. While it has completed the forms and received an initial pool of applicants....
Faith Formation Teacher & Volunteer Appreciation Event
Faith Formation teachers and volunteers are invited to Simmerman Lounge on Sunday, May 20 from 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. for an appreciation event.

VBS 2018: Register Today!
VBS will be held July 16-20 & 22, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon; and Sunday, during worship.
Preschool Summer Camps
Register today for Preschool Summer Camps: Fine Arts, Nature Explorers, World Travelers and Kids in the Kitchen.
Personal Notes
Hospitalized or in Health Care Centers

  • Glenn Hollister, Wesley Acres
  • Arlette Hollister, Wesley Acres
  • Tom Newell, Methodist
  • Marsha Freeman, Mercy
  • Virginia White, Fountain West
  • Marcy Nelson, Calvin Healthcare

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.
The Gay-Lesbian-Straight Affirmation Group's next meeting is May 20 at 9:30 a.m. in The Chapel. All are welcome. Click here to learn more.
Restaurant Group 2 meets the third Saturday of the month.
Their next gathering will be on May 19 at 5:15 p.m.at the Club Car, 13435 University Ave. in Clive.
Presbyterian Women: Eve Circle meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., in Simmerman Lounge. Their next meeting is May 22.
Stitchin’ Time will meet Thursday, May 24, 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, May 24, 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 meeting is June 2 at Nick's Restaurant on 7769 University at 5:15 p.m.
Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge. The next meeting is June 6. June's book is “Beautiful Ruins.”  Click here for more information.
Presbyterian Women: Hope Circle meets the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in Simmerman Lounge. Their next meeting is June 7
Pizza Lover's Group meets the second Tuesday of the month.
Their next meeting is June 12 at Godfathers on University.
Men's Group meets each Wednesday for breakfast at 
6:30 a.m., at the Waveland Cafe. 
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