Dear friends and fellow disciples,

What a full day yesterday was! We welcomed Annette Read from Meals on Wheels to tell us about this important ministry, which you’ll have an opportunity to support through our Easter Offering. They truly provide much more than a meal to Durham seniors. Ms. Read shared with us that the negative health effects of loneliness can equal those of smoking 15 cigarettes per day. I commend this ministry, and this offering, to you. In addition to Ms. Read’s visit, we baptized a baby and welcomed college students from UNC's Presbyterian Campus Ministry. Our support of campus ministry is one way we keep the promises we make at baptism to these dear children - to love, nurture, and support them in faith wherever they are. A moving solo from Davis Bingham capped off a wonderful day!

There are a couple of important things this week I wanted to remind you about:
WEDNESDAY: "Lenten Imagery in Modern & Contemporary Art," Led by Ruth Caccavale
This season offers a deep well from which artists can draw in creating art and images that capture the imagination and offer new ways to contemplate Lent and our spiritual renewal. Join us Wednesday at 6:30pm  in the Music Room, as Ruth Caccavale teaches us about Lenten influences found in contemporary and modern art. A former Rutgers art professor and current gallery guide at the Nasher, Ruth is a gifted instructor who specializes in art history and interpretation. Don't miss this fascinating discussion!  Contact : Kristina Gilbert
SUNDAY: CROP Hunger Walk  - Sign Up Now to Walk, Sponsor, or Give!
Friends, we are in the final days leading up to Sunday’s CROP Walk. Last year, Westminster raised $14,000 to fight world hunger, and this year’s goal is to raise $15,000. Can we do it? We will need everyone’s help over the next few days to get there (currently, we’ve raised about $7,500). CROP Walk takes place this Sunday, April 7, at 2:30pm . You can   sign up right now   to be a walker, sponsor a walker, or make a donation. This is a wonderful thing for families to do together and for all ages to enjoy. I hope you will join me in being a part of it! Contact : Neil McElroy
Pray for the Haiti Education Mission Team
On Saturday, several folks from our congregation will be traveling to Haiti to serve in schools and programs organized by Haiti Outreach Ministries. We commissioned, prayed for, and blessed our Haiti Education Mission Team yesterday at worship. Team members include Izabella Cope-Mulseh, Tamara Cope-Mulseh, Kristina Gilbert, Kathy Hancock, Kim Henry, Kelly Leder, Jo Ann Lytle-Olson, Dorene Palermo, Jules Taylor, and Lenette Whitworth (Also on the team, but not traveling this time: Lisa Beaman, Peggy Force, Lisa Lazarus, Stacy Whitenight, and Elsa Woods). Please hold the team in your prayers as they begin their journey on Saturday. They'll be taking with them clothing prepared by our Mission Stitches sewing ministry, new underwear for the children, school supplies, and more. This congregation has been very generous with support and contributions of time, money, materials, and effort. We offer our thanks for these gifts and also ask for your blessings on our Haiti team: May God keep them safe and bless them in their work and travels.  Contact Dorene Palermo
Looking Ahead to Sunday
This Sunday we will have a truly outstanding guest preacher - the Rev. Carrie Tuttle, who will walk us through part IV of The Confession of Belhar - and we will gather around the Lord's table for Communion. Soon after, Holy Week approaches. We must get ready.