Westmoreland Windows Weekly E-News
Monday, April 25, 2016
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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

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Church Retreat 

October 14-16

Camp Wabanna,
Edgewater, MD

Doug Hallward-Driemeier

Camp Wabanna

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Sermon Series - The Book of Revelation

May 1
Revelation 21
"Daylight in the
Garden of
Good & Plenty"
May 8
Children's Musical

May 15              
Revelation 21
"Politics of the Wind"
May 22 
Revelation 18
"Preaching to
the Proletariat"
May 29
Revelation 17
"War and Women"
June 5 
Graduation Sunday
June 12 
Revelation 7 & 19
"Roadkill at the End of Time"
Adult Spiritual Formation: "Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few"
Final Class, Sunday, May 1, 11:30am Library
Pete Davis will lead a discussion for those who could not attend previously. Reading the book is not required, although its an easy read. Notes are available for the whole book.

Contact Pete Davis for more information.
Adult Spiritual Formation: "Becoming Wise"
Beginning Sunday, May 1, 9:00am, Library

New Adult Spiritual Formation discussion beginning May 1. Jill Johnson will lead us in reading Krista Tippett's new book,
Becoming Wise . Tippett is the host of On Being, a national public radio program, and was recently awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama. Class schedule is as follows:
  • May 1: Chapter One "The Age of Us"
  • May 8: Chapter Two "Words: The Poetry of Creatures"
  • May 15: Chapter Three "Flesh: The Body's Grace"
  • May 22: Chapter Four "Love: A Few Things I've Learned"
  • May 29: Chapter Five "Faith: The Evolution"
  • June 5: Chapter Six "Hope: Reimagined"
  • June 12: Closing reflections

Film Series and Potlucks
The last Wednesday of each month
Wednesday, April 27: "A Place at the Table" - a documentary about food insecurity and hunger. We will have a very special meal this evening based on what most of the world's population has for dinner!
Wednesday, May 25: "Capitalism: A Love Story" - a documentary that explores the social costs of pursuing profits over the common good.
Hosted by the Board of Spiritual Formation. Come one, come all!
Children's Musical
Sunday, May 8, 10:00am

Men's Group
Thursday, May 12, 6:30pm, Parlor

"Beating Up the Body Politic: A Conversation about How NOT to do That"

Subtitle: "Men's Group Discussion on Civility in Politics, the Current Political Cycle, How Different Sides Might Find Common Ground, and More.
For more information contact Tim Tutt
Potluck Supper at the Tutts

During 2016, Amy and Tim Tutt are inviting the entire Westmoreland family to their home for a series of potluck suppers in small groups (divided alphabetically) on Saturday evenings from 5-7pm.
Dates and Groups

Saturday May 14 - 
Last Names H/I/J
Saturday May 21 - Last Names K/L
Saturday June 25- Last Names M/N 
Saturday September 17- Last Names O/P/Q/R 
Saturday October 1- Last Names S/T 
Saturday October 29- Last Names U/V/W/X/Y/Z 
Saturday November 12 - Newcomers, Oops-Forgetters &
                                         Couldn't-Make-It-Earlier Folks

Graduation Sunday - Calling all graduates!
Sunday, June 5, 10:00am

Graduation Sunday is June 5! Graduates from high school on up will be recognized on this day. Please send your graduate's info (full name, school graduating from, next steps) to Mimi Miller,, by May 29.
Jubilee Jobs Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, July 16 and August 13

Here is an opportunity for you to volunteer at Jubilee Jobs -- one of the organizations that Westmorelanders support. The upcoming dates include Saturday mornings (9 am to noon) July 16 and August 13. Jubilee Jobs is a very successful organization that serves our DC community so well, but it needs the support of volunteers. In the recent past, a handful of Westmorelanders have gone to Jubilee Jobs and really enjoyed this experience to work with people who are searching for positions, but just need some help in working on resumes, filling out applications, or conducting mock interviews.

This is an excellent opportunity and is really a tremendous experience for volunteers! If you think that one or both of these dates work for you, please email me ( and Samrawit Delelegn ( so that Westmoreland is on the schedule for Jubilee Jobs. In the past, we have met Saturday morning at Westmoreland @ 8:30 am to carpool to their Ontario Road, NW office. We need at least 4 volunteers (and as many as 8) for each Saturday session.

D. Lee Alekel
200 People and 9 Pies
In his sermon on January 10, Rev. Tutt challenged the congregation to have worship attendance of 200 or more people for nine Sundays before June 12. If we have nine Sundays with attendance of 200 or more, Rev. Tutt will let the middle and high schoolers "pie" him with nine pies at our summer picnic on June 12, and he will bake nine pies for the congregation to enjoy for dessert at the picnic.  Here is an attendance update:
January 3        165     
January 10      196     
January 17      185     
January 24      no worship - bad weather
January 31      194
February 7    261
February 14     155
February 21     195
February 28  243
March 6          204
March 13          180
March 20        252
March 27        406  - Counts for two 200+ Sundays!

April 3              161
April 10          223
April 17          207  
April 24            192 
There are six Sundays before June 12. For the "pie-ing," we need attendance of 200 or more on only ONE of those Sundays.
Children's Collection in April: 
Food for So Others Might Eat 
So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.) is an interfaith organization that helps the poor and homeless of Washington, DC by providing food, clothes, and health care. We will collect the following items in April during our Time for Children for their food bank:
  •  Pancake Mix
  •  Syrup
  •  Ground Coffee
  •  Non-Refrigerated Creamer
Parlor Renovation
In anticipation of the Parlor renovation in June the current Parlor furniture is being offered for sale to Westmorelanders.  Please click here for a listing of the Parlor furniture and price.  Contact the Property Chair, Roy Grossnick, if you are interested in purchasing any of the items listed.

--Roy Grossnick, Property Chair

Westmoreland Art Exhibit

The All Westmoreland Art exhibit is now hanging in the hallway and in the Social Hall. We hope you will take time to view the exhibition and admire the talents of friends and fellow members of Westmoreland. In this exhibit, we also remember deceased members of our community through their artwork.
"Marriage Reimagined" by George Singleton