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Westmoreland Windows Weekly E-News
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Church Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm. Closed on Friday. 
In this issue . . .
Our Westmoreland nursery caregiver, Maricela Manzano, is looking for a part-time nanny share for weekday mornings to mid-afternoon. You may reach her directly at 301-717-7474 or Maricela.manzano@comcast.net. The Hallward-Driemeiers, for whom she has worked for over 16 years, are happy to provide references at hallwarddriemeier@msn.com.

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Sunday Worship 10:00-10:45

Classes for all ages 
10:45-11:30
Summer on the Circle classes end this Sunday, July 31. A new after-church forum will take place each Sunday in August.
   
Click here for the complete schedule. 
Can We Talk?
Conversations about Race and Racism
Sundays, August 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 11:00 am

Can we talk? What does the phrase "Black Lives Matter" mean to you? How do you experience race? Where do you see racism? How can the church confront racism? How can you personally confront racism? What concerns and hopes do you around issues of race and racism?
 
Each Sunday during August you are invited to a forum at 11:00 am in the Parlor to discuss these and other questions. Members of our Governance Council and others will guide these conversations. Everyone is invited to take part.
 
And look for more conversations. Our Board of Social Justice and Action will offer a class entitled "White Privilege: Let's Talk" beginning Sunday, September 11.
Sign Up for Coffee Hour!

Coffee Hour is a time to welcome guests and to strengthen relationships within our church community. This ministry is vital to the life, spirit, and growth of our church. Beverages (coffee, tea, water, juice/lemonade) and tableware are provided by Westmoreland. Food is a welcome addition and is provided by Coffee Hour Host(s). Please sign up to host coffee hour (once per year is recommended) with your family or pair-up with another member of the church.  Click here to sign up!


Thanks,  Stacey Fannon
Children's Collections for July
School Supplies and Backpacks for Marie Reed Community Center
 
Since 2004, Westmoreland has provided assistance to at-risk children thro ugh a partnership with the Marie Reed Community Learning Center, a public elementary school in the District with 90% of children living below the poverty line. Over the years, our congregation has providing tutors, books, clothing, furniture, music education, and food. They are a Westmoreland Social Justice grant recipient. Examples of supplies needed:
 
  • Backpacks
  • Wide-ruled 1 subject notebooks
  • #2 pencils
  • Small scissors
  • Rulers
  • Box of crayons/colored pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Eraser
Sa ve the Date!  Church Retreat 
Camp Wabanna
When   
October 14-16

Where
Camp Wabanna,
Edgewater, MD

Contact
Doug Hallward-Driemeier