Weekly Update

Don't Forget!
Worship begins at 9:15 a.m.

All Church Event:
Orchard Outing
Join us for our All Church Event!

WPC has a campfire reserved from 3:45 – 6:45 p.m. on Sunday September 30, at Center Grove Orchard in Cambridge, Iowa. The Farmyard at Center Grove Orchard offers activities for all ages and is the perfect place to explore, play, learn and spend a glorious autumn day. Hot dogs, chips, drinks, s’mores provided.

Cost: $12.95 per person, $2 discount if purchased online.
Sunday, September 30,
9:15 a.m.

  • Worship time has changed to 9:15 a.m.

  • Pastor Scott will preach "The Gift of Worship.”

  • The Scripture readings are Psalm 95:1-7  & James 5:13-20

  • Kids' Worship - Kids are invited to join together in the Chapel after the baptism in worship.

Announcements and Events
Welcome, Drew!
Welcome to our new Assistant Youth Director, Andrew Robertson! Andrew was just hired to assist Lisa Anderson with our Youth programming. 
Anchor Coffee House Presents Rupert Wates
Join us Saturday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m. for Achor Coffee House's first show of the season!

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Rupert's music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret.
Monster Cookies
Order your Monster Cookies through October 6, before and after church, in The Commons. All orders must be prepaid. Cookies will be ready for pick up on October 14.

  • Individual cookies - $2.00 each
  • Half-dozen cookies - $10.00 for a pack of 6
  • Dozen cookies - $15.00 for a pack of 12
  • Frozen cookie dough - $15 for a 12-serving pack
Bibles given to 3-year-olds, 3rd Graders and Confirmation Students
Recently, Bibles were handed out to our 3-year-olds, 3rd graders and confirmation students. We encourage all children and youth to bring a Bible with them to worship and Sunday school.

If your child did not receive a Bible from Westminster when they were 3, or in 3rd grade or 8th grade and would like one please contact Tiffany Hays at thays@westpres.org
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.
Personal Notes
October Birthdays  (90 years and above)

  • Jo Ann Hartle, 91
  • Vern Hintze, 98
  • Jeanne Howard, 97
  • John Matchell, 94
  • Ruth Mosher, 90
  • Dick Reynolds, 94
  • Glendora Schuldt, 91
  • Jim Sellards, 91
  • Vic Van Horn, 95

October Anniversaries  (50 years, 60 years and above)

  • Howard & Norma Rose, 50 years
  • John & Carolyn Barzen, 63 years
  • John & Janet Fletcher, 68 years
  • Bob & Betty Mitchell, 68 years
  • Don & Charlotte Neumann, 66 years

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 Thursday, September 27, at 1:00 p.m. in Hope Alcove. Bring your knitting, crocheting or sewing, and join us!
Afternoon Bridge will meet Friday, September 28, at 1:00 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge. R.S.V.P. to 274-1534 if you'd like to join in!
Men's Group meets Wednesday evening meetings at 6:15 p.m. in the Seminary Center. They will resume their first-Wednesday-of-the-month breakfast meetings at 6:30 a.m. on October 3.
The Gay-Lesbian-Straight Affirmation Group's will now meet on the second Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Their next meeting will be November 11, as they have decided to not meet in October.
Pizza Lovers' Group meets the second Tuesday of the month.
Their next meeting is October 9, at 5:15 p.m., at Godfather's on University in Des Moines.
Restaurant Group 1 meets the first Saturday of the month. Their next meeting will be October 6 at 5:00 p.m., at Noah's Restaurant.
Restaurant Group 2 meets the third Saturday of the month. Their next gathering is being planned.
Men’s Basketball meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in The Commons.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Ave. Des Moines, Iowa
515-274-1534 www.westpres.org