Thanks to the congregation for donating 231 pounds of food to Table of Plenty, which was delivered two weeks ago. And thanks also to the crew who delivered, weighed, and shelved the food: Bobbie Clyde, Bob Netz, and Tim Hilfiker.
The Stewardship Committee would like to thank everyone for their pledges during this year's stewardship drive. We are all "Working Toward the Harvest" together! We have received 92 pledges to the General Fund, for a total of $305,480.00. Every dollar of that will be gratefully used to support the mission and ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church. If you had intended to turn in a pledge either on paper or online but have not yet done so, it is not too late to log in or deliver your envelope to the church office. The Stewardship Committee also recognizes that money is not the only way to support the church, and thanks you for all of the gifts that you generously offer!
For Gene Ice, who is scheduled for brain surgery on November 27.
**If you would like a written prayer included in Sunday's worship bulletin or here, please email or call the church office (503-364-3327) or fill out the prayer request form on the website by Thursday at 10 am each week.
Children's Ministries is in need of an emergency contact person available by phone or text on Saturdays and Sunday mornings. This does not happen often, but someone needs to be available each week in case it does. If a teacher or helper is unable to come at the last moment, a substitute must be found. Could you help us find that substitute? You would be provided with a list of people who are child-protection trained and willing to fill in: you would not be expected to fill in yourself. If you are available for this job, please contact Terri Crall (email@example.com) or Teri Mohney (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Want to invest in the life of a child in our community? The SMART reading program is looking for volunteers to read one-on-one with a child at Faye Wright Elementary's Head Start program. Timeslots available are Mondays at 10 am or 2 pm. A short training is provided. Please contact Paul Allen (email@example.com, 503-540-1934) or find more info here.
The holidays are fast approaching, which means more folks will be visiting Table of Plenty food bank, so put a couple extra cans of food in your shopping basket and deposit them in the Table of Plenty boxes in the narthex to share your feast with some others that otherwise might not have enough to eat.
Westminster’s next blood drive is coming up on December 18. We hope that you will be ready to roll up those sleeves and feel GREAT about giving a life affirming blood donation. The Holiday season is the perfect time to get on that reindeer drawn donation sleigh! Think of what your Christmas season donation might mean to a family member of someone that desperately needs plasma, platelets, red cells, or even whole blood. Your donation will be truly appreciated! You can use your computer, tablet or smartphone to conveniently sign up using the Red Cross blood donor app which can be found at
https://www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app.html, at the Android Play Store or at the the Apple app store. Or you can always contact Bill Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org (503-576-1278) or Pam Garland at email@example.com. Not that you need any additional reason to donate but our Red Cross drive account manager says “come give Dec. 18-31 for a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, ltd. qty! Plus, thanks to Prime Video & their new film CANDY CANE LANE, get a chance to win a $1K Amazon.com Gift Card & 65-inch Amazon Fire TV! There will be 12 winners! Terms: rcblood.org/Amazon.” What more could you need to convince you to make time to donate at this extremely busy time of year? Wishing you all the best this season! Bill Nelson and Pam Garland and all the volunteers that help us out at Westminster on blood drive day.