October 10, 2019

Friends and fellow disciples,
This Sunday we'll take another step deeper into stewardship season, reflecting on the parable in Luke 17 . Please read it before Sunday, and come ready to join the conversation!

Last week we shared the Prayer Calendar , and I hope you are using it to pray for the many excellent groups within the church. The Stewardship Committee has also prepared a Frequently Asked Questions handout with helpful information on giving, how the church budget is created, and how your annual pledges work to do ministry in so many wonderful ways.

Every single gift matters. In this exciting time for WPC, it is imperative that every member step forward, seeking to be generous in response to the abundant generosity of God. Please be prayerful, ask the Stewardship Committee any questions you like, and join my family in making a pledge to Westminster for the coming year.

See you Sunday!
Sunday: Congregational Meeting

There will be a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, October 13, at the conclusion of the 11:00am worship service, for the purpose of voting on the candidate for the position of Associate Pastor for Congregational Care & Mission.
Aperture: October 16, 6:30pm, Music Room

Join us as we welcome the Rev. Reynolds Chapman, Executive Director of DurhamCares, for “ The Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope: An Ancient Practice for Here and Now ,” a talk about the practice of pilgrimage and why we need it today in Durham. He will share about the theology of pilgrimage, the history of Christian pilgrimage, and how pilgrimage can be part of all of our lives. Since 2016, the Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope, a DurhamCares program, has led more than 300 people on a journey of discovering how Durham’s story, their own stories, and God’s story are interwoven. Reynolds will discuss his work with the program and offer practical steps for making pilgrimage a part of everyday life. (Please note: We will not be serving a meal beforehand.)  Contact : Carol Mansfield
 Fall Inquirers’ Class Begins October 20

Are you new to WPC and want to learn more about the church? Or, have you been attending for a while and are thinking about becoming a member? Our next Inquirers' Class begins on Sunday, October 20, 9:45-10:45am, and is a great “no-obligation” way to get to know fellow newcomers and find out how you can grow, learn, and serve at Westminster. We’ll meet on four Sundays - October 20 and 27 and November 10 and 17. If interested, please RSVP to Barb Schmidt.
 Child & Youth Protection Policy Training, October 23

If you volunteer with children or youth at Westminster, you must complete our Child and Youth Protection Policy training and renew your training every three years. CYPP training will be offered on Wednesday, October 23, at 6:30pm in Room 105. The training will be led by the Rev. Kerri Heffner from New Hope Presbyterian Church.  Contact : Jennifer Feiler
Families Moving Forward, October 28 and 29

Westminster provides dinner, dinner hosts, and childcare on Monday and Tuesday nights during our volunteer weeks with Families Moving Forward. Our next rotation is  Monday, October 28, and Tuesday, October 29 . Volunteers are needed to pick up, deliver, and set up dinner; eat with the families and clean up afterward; and play with the kids while parents participate in FMF life and parenting skills programs. Sign up now!   Contact : Rachel Chang