Weekly E-News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Worship Next Sunday, January 21:
Tom Lenhart will preach.

During worship, we will celebrate the baptism of Amery Pielemeier Thompson and we'll install the 2018 Church Officers.

Church School will be available for children age 3 to 5th grade. Children begin worship in the Sanctuary with their parents, then go to Church School following the Time for Children.

Nursery Care is available for those under the age of 2.
Worship Last Sunday, January 14:

Rev. Tom Lenhart preached "No Hands but Ours" on Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday.

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Construction Update

Construction will begin inside the building, starting with the kitchen, as early as Sunday, January 21. This means that the kitchen will be completely sealed off. Once it is sealed off, the Dalecarlia entrance, the Sanctuary doors, and the Conservatory entrance will be available to use to get into the building. There will be signs helping to guide people into and through the church.

The stairs from the parking lot to the building will still be accessible, and there will always be a number of parking spaces in the lot available to use. When parking on the neighborhood streets, please do so with respect to our neighbors and don't block their driveways or walkways.

Because the kitchen will be sealed off, beginning this Sunday, January 21, Coffee Hour will be held in the Mabry Room. Please let Samantha (samantha@westmorelanducc.org) know if you have any questions!
Saturday Evening Service (AWE) -
Saturday, January 20

Please join us on Saturday, January 20 at 5:00 pm in the parlor for an informal, contemplative, alternative worship experience that will include meditation, group prayer, pass-the-cup Communion, Taize singing, and plenty of time for sharing joys and concerns. We hope to see you there!
 
Congregational Meeting - Sunday, January 28

Join us for our Congregational Meeting after worship in the Mabry Room on Sunday, January 28, when the Annual Report will be available for all.

All submissions for the Annual Report must be received by tomorrow, January 17, 2018. Please send submissions to Samantha at samantha@westmorelanducc.org.
Westmoreland’s 2018 Children and Youth Musical: “It's a Hit!”

All children and youth are invited to participate in the Westmoreland musical, “It's a Hit!,” on May 6, 2018 at 10:00 am.
 
Information about the musical will be provided this Sunday, January 21 at 9:00 am in the Mabry Room, including details about a unique group role for youth (6th grade thru 12th grade).

Auditions for parts will take place on Sunday, January 28 at 9:00 am in the Mabry Room. Regular rehearsals will be on Sunday mornings from 9:00 am to 9:45 am for children, and additional dates (TBA) for youth.

Contact Amy Prichard Tutt for more information (512-415-6024)!
Youth Spring Break Retreat - Beach House, Boat, Sun, and God

All 6th through 12th graders are invited to the Youth Spring Break Retreat in Emerald Isle, NC from March 24 to 28, 2018. The cost per youth will be between $100-$200.
Youth Summer Mission Trip

We are returning to Hazard, KY to work with the Housing Development Alliance. The trip is scheduled for June 24-30, 2018. The cost per youth will be $100. All youth going must have completed 6th grade. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to ask the youth who went last year about the experience! RSVP by March 18, 2018 to adam@westmorelanducc.org .
Leaders and Helpers Needed to Teach Church School
Every week, we need one leader and one helper to teach Church School for the preschool class, the K - 2nd grade class, and the 3rd - 5th grade class. Click on the link below for more information or to sign up!
Ushers Needed
The Usher Service (US) here at Westmoreland is looking for folks who are willing to usher a few Sundays a year. We’ll train you! If interested, email Greg Perla, the Usher Coordinator, at greg.perla@yahoo.com. Please join US!
Donate Flowers for Worship
Flowers add beauty and meaning to our Sunday worship service. Individuals or families may sign up for a date to donate with a dedication in the worship bulletin. Please contact the Flower Chairman, Judy Fogt by phone (301-229-1183) or email (judyfogt@gmail.com) and she will give you the details. And THANK YOU!
Sign Up to Host Coffee Hour
Coffee Hour is a time to welcome guests and to strengthen relationships within our church community. This ministry is vital to the life, spirit, and growth of our church. Beverages (coffee, tea, water, juice/lemonade) and tableware are provided by Westmoreland. Food is a welcome addition and is provided by Coffee Hour Host(s). Please sign up to host coffee hour (once per year is recommended) with your family or pair-up with another member of the church.
The church's Office Hours are:
Mondays & Tuesdays, 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesdays, 12 - 3
Thursdays & Fridays 10 - 5