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1502 W. 13th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806. (302) 654-5214. Like us on Facebook
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Summer Worship Schedule
June 2 - August 25
  • Service with communion in Rodney Chapel at 8:15 a.m.
  • Service in the sanctuary at 10:00 a.m.
    Join us for Summer Tea hosted by our deacons following the 10:00 a.m. service.

For a full schedule of all events and programs for children, youth, and adults on Sunday mornings and throughout the week, please check our up-to-date calendar at

Sing with the Westminster Choir
in June
Sundays, June 2, 9, 16, and 23
Our fabulous Westminster Choir will be leading the music for the 10:00 a.m. worship service on the first four Sundays in June: June 2, 9, 16, and 23. If you're one of those people who likes to sing but haven't been able to make Wednesday night rehearsals, these are the weeks for you. Just come to the 9 o'clock rehearsal any or all of those Sunday mornings, and we'll get you ready for the music for that day. Questions? Contact Paul Fleckenstein, Director, at (302) 654-5214 ext. 121 or
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Reducing Violence in Our City
Monday, June 3, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
at The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew
and Matthew

(719 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE)
Join us as the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow hosts "Officer Dan" Selekman, retired Wilmington police officer, as he discusses initiatives designed to reduce violence in Wilmington and the results achieved to date.
Weekly Word to Run Every Other Week in June and July
June and July 2019
This June and July, the Weekly Word will be distributed every other week. We WILL have a Weekly Word on the following dates: 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, and 7/25. Please mark these four Thursdays in your calendar and schedule your announcements accordingly. The deadline remains the prior Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Please submit online at Early submissions are gladly accepted and will be saved for the appropriate Weekly Word dates.
Thursday Evening Adult Ed: Gnostic Gospels
Thursday, June 6, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
in Rodney Chapel
The Gnostic Gospels and the Gospel of Thomas with Alan Fox, University of Delaware Professor Philosophy and Religion. The "Gnostic" Gospels are a collection of non-canonical texts, which - like the canonical Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John - are narratives testifying to the Messiah-ship of Jesus. We will consider the reasoning behind the early Church's decision to include the familiar four and exclude the rest. We will contextualize the texts by establishing the history and significance of Gnosticism as it existed before and after the rise of Christianity. Free admission; good will offering applied towards speaker honorarium. For more information and to register, visit
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Coming Up
Walk for Friendship House in the Highmark Walk
Saturday, June 8
The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an event that supports a number of non-profits in our area. The year's event will be on Saturday, June 8, at the Wilmington Riverfront. Friendship House is one of the beneficiaries of the walk and Westminster has a team on their behalf. Will you consider walking on our team or sponsoring one of our walkers? Click here to visit the Friendship House page of the Highmark Walk, and you can join the WPC team or become a sponsor of a walker! Email with questions. Thank you!
Chimes Deadline Reminder
Monday, June 10, 11:00 a.m.
The deadline for the JULY/AUGUST 2019 issue of our newsletter, The Westminster Chimes, is Monday, June 10, at 11:00 a.m. Please submit your articles online. Go to and click on "Submit an Article." If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Hughes ( or 302-654-5214 ext. 130).
An Opportunity to Examine "White Privilege"
YWCA of Delaware has an opportunity for you to participate in a conversation about "white privilege." Each of these discussions will be facilitated by two of the five panel members who participated in the YWCA Forum " Stand Against Racism: Witnessing Whiteness" on
May 2.
  • June 10 (6:00 - 8:30 p.m.) at First Unitarian Church
  • June 26 (6:00 - 8:30 p.m.) at Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • July 17 (6:00 - 8:30 p.m.) at Bear Library
  • August 15 (6:00 - 8:30 p.m.) at The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
  • August 25 (2:00 - 4:30 p.m.) at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark

These groups will each be limited to 15 people to facilitate discussion, so sign up now for the date/location that best fits your calendar. Hope to see you there!

Summer Brunch 2019
Sunday, June 23, 11:00 a.m.
in Community Hall
It is that time of year again for the Westminster Summer Brunch! Please join the deacons on Sunday, June 23 in Community Hall following the 10:00 a.m. service. There will be a variety of scrumptious breakfast casseroles, salads, and desserts provided by the deacons. Members of the congregation are invited to bring salads or desserts to help fill the table as well. Please feel free to leave them at the front desk prior to the 8:15 and 10:00 services. This is a great time for fellowship with our church family, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Sanctuary Flowers
Dates available in June and July
Consider giving the flowers for Sunday worship to remember or honor loved ones or to celebrate an event, while expressing praise and thanksgiving to God. Please contact Linda Watson during business hours at (302) 571-6719 or Dates available are June 30; and July 21 and 28.
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On Sunday afternoon, May 19, Dr. Jones participated in an ecumenical panel at the Jesus House, a spiritual retreat center in Wilmington. The discussion centered on how our spiritual roots nourish our ability to be compassionate in difficult times and stressful situations. The other participants were Dr. Chris Hyde (left), psychologist, and The Reverend Keith Miller (center), pastor of the Life Path Church.

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News to Note
Open Position Available at Westminster
Please visit our home page at and follow the link to the position description for a Children and Youth Music Director. Pass the information to anyone you know who may be interested in this special opportunity. The search committee for Children and Youth Music Director includes Chelsea Collins (convener), Emily Crawford, Paul Fleckenstein, Sandie Reinicker, Jen Van Zanten, Susan Williamson, and Helen Zumsteg.
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Recent Life Events
Member Deaths - Those Who Have Joined the Church Triumphant
Please remember in prayer those who are grieving the loss of their loved one.
  • Robert "Bob" L. Checkel
    February 12, 1924 - May 29, 2019
    A memorial service will be planned for later in summer. Memorial gifts to Westminster.
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The Westminster Weekly Word features a new Photo Prayer once a month. You may browse all Photo Prayers by Danny Schweers at any time by visiting
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