Worship
Hymn Festival 
Sunday, May 12, 9:15 a.m. during worship, the Westminster Chorale and our congregation will “raise the roof” with spirited singing of beloved hymns.
Sunday Education
Opportunities

  • Kids' Worship  During worship, children in grades K-7 are invited to be escorted to the Chapel for our Kids’ Worship service. They will meet up with their parents after the service in The Commons. PK students are invited to play in the nursery.




Daily Devotion
The Curse of Stress
Daily Devotion by Pastor Scott

It is a huge challenge in our society, to create a life that does not require vast amounts of stress.

If we find ways of creating more time, then we worry we will not have enough money. If we strive for financial security....
Announcements
Blood Drive
The Deacons are sponsoring a blood drive, Tuesday, May 21, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. in The Commons.
You're Invited!
Sunday, May 19, after worship we will have our End of Year Celebration. Everyone is invited to join us to enjoy an inflatable slide, dodgeball, popcorn and punch!
Graduating Soon?

Are you or someone you love graduating this spring? We will be celebrating and recognizing graduates in our weekly newsletter next week. 

Please contact Laura in the office, (515) 274-1534 or e-mail lsherlock@westpres.org , by next Tuesday  to let us know about your graduation.

VBS 2019 - Discount Ends May 31!
When Life is wild, God is good! Sign up for this summer's Vacation Bible School and learn more by clicking below. VBS will be July 22-26 & 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. New this year: Bring a friend for free! Save $5 per camper by registering before May 31!
Calling All Westminster Artists...
Westminster's Visual Arts Committee is planning a fall art exhibit. All Westminster artists are invited to participate. The theme of this exhibit is “God’s Grand Design: Diverse Yet One in the Spirit.”
New Gallery Exhibit
Works of art by Justin Young are now on display in the Westminster Gallery through the month of May. Visit the Gallery on the lower level of the church near the Franklin entrance any time the church building is open.
Volunteer
VBS Volunteers Needed!
We are in need of a number of volunteers to make this memorable week of VBS the very best experience.
Refugee Garden Work Evening
Join us Wednesday, May 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as we work in our Refugee Garden in the North Parking Lot. For more information e-mail Lisa at LAnderson@westpres.org.
Pride Parade Walkers
You are invited to walk in the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 9. The parade begins at the State Capitol building and travels downhill on Grand Avenue to East First Street. 
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 Contact 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.
Pizza Lovers' Group meets the second Tuesday of the month. Their next meeting is May 14, at 5:15 p.m., at Godfather's on University, in Des Moines. All are invited to join!
Presbyterian Women:   Eve Circle   will meet Tuesday, May 21, at 6:00 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge.
Stitchin' Time   will meet on Thursday, May 23, 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 Thursday, May 23, at 1:00 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge. Call the church office at 274-1534 if you'd like to join in!
Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month. Their next meeting is June 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge. They will discuss "Last Bus to Wisdom." Learn more here.
Men's Group the group has begun its summer weekly schedule, meeting every Wednesday morning, 6:30 a.m. at the Waveland Cafe.
Men’s Basketball meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in The Commons.
Restaurant Group 1 meets the first Saturday of the month. Their next gathering is being planned.
Restaurant Group 2 usually meets the third Saturday of the month their next gathering is being planned.
New Biking Connection Group - The next bike night is being planned! Watch here for more information coming soon. Please contact Steve Larson at esidr@mchsi.com with questions.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Ave. Des Moines, Iowa
515-274-1534 www.westpres.org