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Westmoreland Windows Weekly E-News
Monday, August 1, 2016

Church Summer Hours 
Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm. Closed on Friday.
In this issue . . .

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Sunday Worship 10:00-10:45
 
Forum on Racism  
11:00-12:00
See notice below for details. 
   
Click here for the complete schedule. 
Building 2020 Capital Campaign Update

Westmoreland's Building 2020 Capital Campaign is now in its preview phase, and we welcome feedback. You'll notice the church's website now has a "Pledge to Capital Campaign" button, and you can find out more about how Building 2020 will improve accessibility and help us welcome more people into the life of our church by visiting www.westmoreland2020.org.
 
We will formally kick off the Building 2020 Capital Campaign on September 18, aiming to get pledges covering 4 years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) in by November 13. Early pledges are welcome - please use the green hard copy "Capital Campaign 2016-2019" pledge form in the pews or pledge online.
 
For questions or feedback about the Building 2020 Capital Campaign, please contact JoJo Shelton (johannaemily@gmail.com) or Chris Sale (chrissaledc@gmail.com).
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.
  • August 7 ▪ Guided Roundtable Discussions: What Does "Black Lives Matter" Mean to You...and Other Questions
  • August 14 ▪ Special Guest: Lt. Oneil Ormsby, Montgomery County Police: Race and Policing
  • August 21 ▪ Conversation with George Singleton: His Story and Experiences
  • August 28 ▪ Panel of Guests from Other Churches: Sharing Ideas About Racial Justice
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.

For background on the Black Lives Matter movement, please take a look at these three links:
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 August
School Supplies and Backpacks for Marie Reed Community Center
 
During August we will collect items to assist Syrian refuge families during our Time for Children on Sunday mornings. 
  • Personal toiletry items: soap, shampoo, lotion, deodorant; hairbrushes, combs, toothpaste, toothbrushes, tissues, Medium size diapers, baby wipes, hair rubber bands and clips for little girls
  •  Household cleaning supplies: Dish soap, laundry detergent, sponges, dishtowels, paper towels, toilet paper, all-purpose spray cleaner
  •  School supplies: backpacks (used ok) with basic contents such as pencils and crayons
  • Soccer items (Can be used): cleats (shoes) and shin guards + balls
The Justice Revival
Featuring Rev. William Barber II
Sunday, August 28 at 7:00 PM
(Anniversary of the March on Washington)
Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
3000 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington DC
 
Sponsored by Faith Strategies (Rev. Graylan Hagler, Plymouth UCC, DC) and Repairers of the Breach (Rev. William Barber, Moral Mondays; Rev. Traci Blackmon, UCC Justice and Witness Ministries; and Rev. James Forbes, Pastor Emeritus, Riverside Church New York)
Sa ve the Date!  Church Retreat 
Camp Wabanna
When   
October 14-16

Where
Camp Wabanna,
Edgewater, MD

Contact
Doug Hallward-Driemeier