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Monday, February 1, 2016
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Roberta Marshall, Westmoreland member, died peacefully on January 26 in Martinsville, Virginia where she has lived since 1997. Roberta had been an active and contributing member of Westmoreland for 49 years (1948-1997). Our prayers of sympathy are extended to her children and grandchildren.
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George Singleton Retirement Gift 
Dear Westmorelanders:
For 43 years George Singleton has graced our lives with his music. In worship services and in concerts, at funerals and weddings, for serious moments and for joyful times, George has shared his talents with us.  Now he is retiring.  Sunday, February 7 will be his last Sunday to sing in the choir as our bass soloist/section leader.
We want to honor George with a retirement "purse" - a financial gift to reflect our love and appreciation.
You are invited to give to that collection. You may donate online to George's gift by clicking here. You may mail your gifts to the church. Or you may place your gifts in the offering plate. Please indicate on your check that your gift is for "George Singleton Retirement Gift."
Thank you in advance for your gifts to George as a way to thank him for his gifts to all of us. You will want to be here this Sunday, February 7, as we enjoy George's music and honor him in our service.

Peggy Alfonso

Capital Campaign and Building Renovation Plan Approved

In unanimous votes, the people of Westmoreland Church voted yesterday to enter into a fundraising campaign and a building renovation plan.

Thank you to the Building 2020 Committee members for their work in bringing us to this point. And thank you to everyone who took part in yesterday's meeting. Your ideas and prayerful enthusiasm are appreciated.

The Building 2020 Committee, the Governance Council and others will work to implement suggestions offered yesterday: Exploring the possibility of including a social justice aspect to the fundraising, convening a November congregation-wide meeting to review next steps, and creating an email "suggestion box." 

Thank you again.

David Bennett
Building 2020 Chairperson

Office Update
Our office administrator Mimi Miller is out of the office as she recuperates from health concerns. Please keep Mimi and her family in your thoughts and prayers. And please be patient with our church staff and volunteers this week.
Upcoming Events   

Monday, February 1, 2016  
12:00p   ACOA Meeting, Mabry Room
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 
2:00p     Staff Meeting, Library
7:30p     Women's AA Meeting, Mabry Room
7:30p     Personnel Cmte Meeting, Library
Wednesday, February 3, 2016            
9:30a     ESL Classes, Whole Bldg.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
9:30a     ESL Classes, Whole Bldg.
8:00p     Festival Chorus for Singleton Celebration, Choir Room
9:00p     Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
Friday, February 5, 2016     
6:00p     Private Gathering, Mabry Room
8:30p     AA Meeting, Mabry Room
Saturday, February 6, 2016
9:30a     Yoga is cancelled for February 6         
Sunday, February 7, 2016
8:30a     Get Acquainted Breakfast, Parlor
9:00a     Child Care through age 2, Nursery
              Children's Music Age 3-Grade 5, Mabry Room
              Youth Class-Grades 6-12, Youth Lounge
              Adult Spiritual Formation, Library
              Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
10:00a   Worship Service, Sanctuary
              Church School 1: Ages 3, 4, 5, Yellow Rm
              Church School 2: Grades K through 2, Red Rm
              Church School 3: Grades 4 through 5, Blue Rm
              OWL Class, Youth Lounge
11:30a   Reception Celebrating George Singleton, Social Hall
              Fellowship of the Ringers, Mabry Rm
12:15p   JuBELLation Ringers, Mabry Rm

Ash Wednesday, February 10
7:00 pm, Ash Wednesday Service at Westmoreland with members of the French and German Churches

Saturday, February 13
5:00-8:00 pm
Valentine's Day Parents Night Out
An evening out for parents. Movie, pizza party, and games for kids.
$40 for the first child and $20 for each additional sibling.
All proceeds go to raise funds for our Stop Hunger Now! event on Saturday, May 14, in which we will package over 10,000 meals to feed those in need in developing countries. RSVP to Alexis at by February 6.

Sunday, February 14
10:00 am, OWL Class leading worship

Sunday, February 21
11:30, Screening of "Out of Cordoba." Click here for info.

Sunday, February 28
10:00 am, Choral Presentation of Mozart's "Missa Brevis in F"
11:30, Chili Lunch
Children's Collection for February

O ur February Children's Collection will support the  Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, a Westmoreland Volunteer Corps host agency and Westmoreland Social Justice grant recipient. SMGW is a community partnership bringing together homeless people and others in need with support from churches to improve the lives of all.  We will collect and donate the following for their clients:
▪  Reading glasses (all powers from +1 to +4) with cases;      
▪  Small folding umbrellas;
▪  Pocket-sized bottles of hand sanitizer.