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Join us for Bluegrass Sunday!
Bluegrass Sunday returns to Westminster, with a traditional Bluegrass sound within a traditional worship service. The music will feature the " Sunday Morning String Band" including guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass and close harmonies.

Join us for Rally Sunday!
Be sure to join us Sunday, September 8 after worship for "Rally Sunday."

This is a great opportunity to see the many ministries of Westminster Presbyterian and to find the place to be more connected and engaged.  We will groups represented from all aspects of Westminster. If you have a ministry or small group you'd like to have included and have not been contacted yet please call Susan at 274-1534.

Sunday school classes will begin next Sunday, September 15.

Casual Sunday
This Sunday wear your jeans
and t-shirts as we kick off our Program Year!
Worship
Sunday, September 8
9:15 a.m.
  • Bluegrass Sunday

  • Pastor Bill will preach “Counting the Costs of the Kingdom.”

  • The Scripture readings are Psalm 139: 1-18 & Luke 14:25-33

  • There will be no Kids’ Worship this Sunday

  • Casual Sunday

  • Rally Sunday after worship in The Commons


Announcements
Wednesday Programming
Starts Next Week!
Join us next Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 for dinner and fun! Registration is not required. Programming will include Wednesday night WPC Kids' Club, WPC Youth Wednesday, Confirmation Class, and a new parenting class by Pastor Scott.
New Class to be
Taught By Pastor Scott
Starting Wednesday evening, September 11, Pastor Scott will be leading a six-week class on Christ-Centered Parenting. 
We've met our Building a Legacy Campaign's Goal!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our "Building a Legacy" Capital campaign. We are excited to announce that we just surpassed our $500,000 goal!

Westminster Chorale Retreat
Are you interested in singing with the Westminster Chorale this year? If so, consider joining our kick-off event on Sunday, September 8, at 11:30 a.m. in the choir room!

During this time we will share a meal together (lunch is provided), rehearse new music, worship together with a ...
Bibles to be given to 3-year-olds, 3rd Graders and Confirmation Students
During worship on Sunday, September 15, Bibles will be given to our 3-year-olds, 3rd graders and Confirmation students.

If you have a child that is 3-years old, in 3rd grade or 8th grade, please contact Susan Denton at sdenton@westpres.org.
Rehearsals Beginning for Westminster Chorale and Handbell Choir
Thursday, September 12, marks the first rehearsals for Westminster Chorale and Westminster Handbell Choir.

The Westminster Handbell Choir will rehearse in the Bell Choir Room from 5:45-6:45 p.m. and Westminster Chorale will rehearse in the Choir Room from 7-8:30 p.m. All skill levels are encouraged to participate! For more information about joining either ensemble, contact Aaron Schultz.
Meet My Religious Neighbor: Masjid An-Noor
Masjid An-noor is sponsoring an open house on Saturday, September 14, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This is part of the Meet My Religious Neighbor series through Drake University's Comparison Project, in coordination with DMARC and Interfaith Alliance of Iowa.
Westminster Wi-Fi
To sign into our WiFi network at the church, please choose the network "Westminster Presbyterian Church." The password is Westminster.

Personal Notes
September Anniversaries 
(50 years)
  • Jon & Sheryl McAvoy, 50 years



Requested Donations
Collecting After-School Snacks for Monroe Elementary School
We are continuing our connections with immigrant and refugee families in our ministry at Monroe Elementary School, in the neighborhood. Instead of cereal – and the popular Cheerios - this year Monroe Elementary has asked for after-school snacks; e.g. fruit snacks, granola bars.
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities
We are all gifted and called to serve in various ways. Sometimes we just don’t know where our interests, gifts and schedule can fit with our desire to serve.

Current Opportunities include:
  • Communion Bread Bakers
  • Funeral Luncheon Helpers
Westminster Calendar
Click  HERE  to see what's happening at Westminster this week and in the weeks to come!
 
To schedule a meeting or event, please c ontact Joan.
Group Information
Westminster is a fairly large church with nearly 1100 members. Small groups help bring the church down to a manageable size. We have numerous groups that bring together folks with similar interests. 

If you have any updates to this list, or questions about any of these groups, please contact Joan at 274-1534.
Stitchin' Time   will meet on Thursday, September 26, at 1:00 p.m. in the Hope Alcove. Bring your current project and come to chat and stitch, knit, crochet, etc. 
Afternoon Bridge  will meet Friday, September 27, at 1:00 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge. Call the church office at 274-1534 if you'd like to join in!

Book Club will meet Wednesday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m., in Simmerman Lounge to discuss their When Breath Becomes Air , by Paul Kalanithi . Learn more here.

Restaurant Group 1 meets the first Saturday of the month. Their next gathering will be Saturday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m. at the Urban Grill, 3651 86th St. Call Orval or Eleanor Knee at 276-0408 for reservations.

Men's Group meets each Wednesday for breakfast at 6:30 a.m., at the Waveland Cafe, during the summer. Their last weekly breakfast for this season will be Wednesday, September 11. On September 11, they will also begin their weekly evening meetings at 6:00 p.m. in the Seminary Center, as part of our Wednesday night programming. Additionally, they will meet the first Wednesday of the month, beginning October 2, at 6:30 a.m., at the Waveland Café. The group will follow this schedule through the end of the program year – with exceptions for the holidays.  
Empty Nesters' Group will meet again in October. Watch here for more information.
Pizza Lovers' Group meets the second Tuesday of the month. Their next gathering is September 10, at 5:15 p.m., at Godfather's on University, in Des Moines.
Men’s Basketball meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in The Commons.


Restaurant Group 2 Their next gathering is being planned.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Ave. Des Moines, Iowa
515-274-1534 www.westpres.org