July 11, 2019
Vol. 3, Issue 27
Westminster's Pilgrims in the Tetons
This week a group of 15 youth and adults are in the Grand Tetons on Pilgrimage 2019: The Grand Adventure. It has been a year in the making and much longer in the preparing. The group is hiking, horseback riding, visiting Yellowstone, taking part in an environmental service project, cooking and singing around a campfire, and sleeping in lux-yurts! Each day, the group we give thanks for moments of wonder and take part in times of silence and sharing.

We are grateful that Westminster takes seriously the baptismal promise of caring for and nurturing the faith of its children and youth through its financial and spiritual support of this important part of the youth ministry here. We ask that you be in prayer this week for the group whose names are listed below:

Youth: Margaret Anne Doran, Lauren Elgin, Henry Ham, Hayden Heflin, Jacob Mayo, Will Miller, Walter Moak, Ford Scott, Anna Smith, and Thomas Vik.

Leaders: Heather Henry, Nancy Paulson, Dick Redding, Steve Sherman, and myself.

Lynne Clements

Sunday, July 14
Worship at 10 a.m.
Ken Henry preaching

Sunday, July 14
9 a.m. Pick Up Choir
10 a.m. Worship
11:15 a.m. Fellowship Hour
Saturday, July 20
10 a.m. Summer Forum: The
Border Is Here, lounge
Sunday, July 21
10 a.m. Worship
11:15 a.m. Fellowship Hour
Saturday, July 24
10 a.m. Lectureship Committee, lounge
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Please join us for an evening of knitting, crocheting, and fellowship on Monday, July 18, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Common Grounds. We look forward to seeing you. For questions, please contact Beth Hochstetler, whoch24@gmail.com.

Tubing on the James!

Spend the afternoon of Saturday, July 20, floating down the James River. Tubers should leave Charlottesville by noon in order to be on the shuttle bus at 1 p.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $25/person. Children, six and under, and non-swimmers are not allowed on the trip. To reserve your spot, contact Reeling & Rafting, www.reelingandrafting.com/tubing or 434.286.4386. Scholarships are available. Questions? Call the church office, 434-293-3133.

Summer Forum: “The Border Is Here”

This three-hour, interactive workshop on the lived history of U.S. immigration will be held on Saturday, July 20, co-taught by Natalie Romero and Frank Valdez, first-generation immigrants in global development studies at UVA, with Priscilla Mendenhall, Cville Immigrant Bond Fund. To register, visit http://bit.ly/BorderWorkshop.

Water Fun Day

Join us on Friday, July 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for fun with water for kids — newborn to fifth graders. Enjoy sprinklers, squirters, beach balls, noodle relays, water painting, and water balloons! Please bring your own picnic dinner, beach chairs, and beach towels. Wear your bathing suit. There will be popsicles for all and a surprise keepsake

Congregational Meeting, July 28

A Congregational Meeting has been called for Sunday, July 28, following the 10 a.m. service for the purpose of calling our new Associate Pastor for University Mission and Social Justice. A motion will also be put forth to adjust Lynne’s Terms of Call. Since Ken will be away on study leave that Sunday, Rev. David Garth will preside as Moderator.  

Support AIM at Sedona Taphouse

When you go out lunch/dinner during the month of July, you can support The Alliance for Interfaith Ministry. AIM is the featured charity during Sedona Taphouse’s Steak Out for Charity every Monday in July. AIM provides emergency assistance to those in need to prevent evictions, utilities disconnections, provide medications, and more.

African-American Museum Trip

Westminster is joining Zion Union Baptist Church for a trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. on August 17. A bus will leave Zion at 10 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Cost is $50 and benefits Zion’s church repair find. To reserve your place on the trip, call 434-297-2271 by August 1.

Prayers of Joy and Concern

  • for Westminster's ten youth and five adult leaders from the Journey To Adulthood (J2A) class as they continue their pilgrimage together traveling to the Grand Tetons and back to Charlottesville.
  • for Sunday morning's gift of music from the Westminster bluegrass band
  • for those struggling with a diagnosis of cancer and those who love and care for them
  • for couples as they journey through changing relationships and the consequences of those changes.
Upcoming Services

July 14 - Ken preaching
July 21 - Ken preaching
July 28 - Lynne preaching
August 4 - Lynne preaching

with information about what's happening at Westminster throughout the year
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