Weekly Update
This Week's Top Topics
Message from Erin Marth
We are excited to announce that Erin has received a call to be an ordained pastor in Macomb, IL. Read her letter to the congregation by clicking below.
Anchor Coffee House
Saturday, January 13, Anchor Coffee House presents David Stoddard with David Glaser at
 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 14

  • 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

  • Pastor Scott will preach “Can Anything Good Come Out Of....”

  • Scripture readings will be Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 and John 1:43-51

Announcements and Events
Sanctuary Listening
Session Follow-up
Last Sunday the Immigration and Sanctuary task force led a well received listening session with elders and members of the congregation. If you have hopes or concerns that you would like to share please email bill@westpress.org or tmbroy@gmail.com

January Issue of The Messenger
Stop by the office or Welcome Center to pick up a copy of our latest newsletter.
Click below to view the issue (and past issues) online.
"The Boys in the Boat" is the Book Club's February Choice
All readers are welcome to join the Book Club on February 7 at
6:30 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge.  
Mark Kende joins us this Sunday
Drake Law Professor Mark Kende will be joining us this Sunday, January 14 discussing "History of Civil Rights and the Supreme Court"
Nursery Accepting Donations
The Nursery is seeking donations throughout the month of February to replenish supplies that are
used regularly. 
Parents' Night Out
The next Night Out is
Saturday, January 20, from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!

Blood Drive January 30
The Deacons are sponsoring another blood drive, Tuesday, January 30 from 2:00 p.m. to
6:00 p.m. Click below to sign up.
Calvin Community & Preschool
We have a very unique program that should be celebrated! In these few months, we have learned a favorite activity of both age.....
Junior High Sleepy Hollow Trip

Sunday, January 28, we'll have a pizza lunch after worship then we're off to Sleepy Hollow.
E-mail Lisa with questions.
Church Building Closure Announced
The church building and offices will be closed Monday, January 15
in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday.
Personal Notes
Hospitalized or in Health Care Centers

  • Marcy Nelson, Calvin Healthcare

  • To the family of Paul Whitmore who passed away January 7. A service will be held on Wednesday, January 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Westminster.

  • To the family of Gwen Dahlberg who passed away January 2. Visitation will be Friday, January 12 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Dunn's Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 13, at 1:00 p.m. at Westminster.

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, February 7. This month’s book is “The Boys in the Boat.” 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 Their next meeting is February 8.
Restaurant Group 1 meets the First Saturday of the month.
Their next meeting is being planned.
Restaurant Group 2 meets the third Saturday of the month.
Their next meeting will be at Hilltop Restaurant, 2820 Hubbell Ave., at 5:15 p.m. on January 20.
The Gay-Lesbian-Straight Affirmation Group meets the third Sunday of the month in the Seminary Center e at 9:00 a.m. Their next meeting is January 21. 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 January 23.
Stitchin’ Time will meet Thursday, January 25, at 1:00 p.m. in Hope Alcove. Bring your knitting, crocheting or sewing and join us!
Afternoon Bridge will meet Friday, January 26, at 1:00 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge.
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 February 7.
Men’s Basketball meet every Monday at 6:30 pm. in The Commons.  
Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Ave. Des Moines, Iowa
515-274-1534 www.westpres.org