Weekly E-News
Monday, August 14, 2017
Worship Next Sunday, August 20:
Tim will continue our "Lettuce Pray" Sermon Series with "Saying Grace."

During August, our Sunday schedule is modified with a time of worship at 10 am, followed by Fellowship Hour. Nursery care is available at 10 am for children through age 2.
Worship Last Sunday, August 13:
Tim's sermon, "Eating with Cab Calloway," explored stories about the prophets Elisha and Elijah as a way of responding to the events on Charlottesville. 

Caling All Proofreaders - We Need You're Help!
Do the error's in this announcement make your skin crawl? Then we need you!

We are looking four a few volunteers willing to proofread the weekly bulletin. You can participate weekly, every other week, monthly - whatever works with your schedule! We wood email you a PDF of the bulletin on Wednesday afternoons, and you'd have until Friday morning to send any edits back to us.

Please email Samantha if your interested!
The church's Office Hours are:
Mondays & Tuesdays, 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesdays, 12 - 3
Thursdays & Fridays 10 - 5  
Cleveland Park Summer Social
Documentary Film Series
Wednesday, August 16, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Call Me Malcolm is an amazing story of the human spirit and the liberating struggle to realize and express one’s truest sense of self. This brave film offers us a glimpse into Malcolm’s life and into the lives of others who identify as transgender, showing how shame and fear can be overcome by grace, compassion and knowledge.

Free admission. We encourage donations to Casa Ruby.  

CLEVELAND PARK CONGREGATIONAL UCC 3400 Lowell St. NW Washington, DC 20016 info@cpcchurch.org         www.cpcchurch.org

Alternative Worship Experience
Saturday, August 19, 5:00 pm in the Parlor
Join us for an informal, contemplative, alternative worship experience that will include meditation, group prayer, Communion, Taize singing, and plenty of time for sharing joys and concerns. We hope to see
you there!  
Labor Day Weekend
Picnic & Swim Party
Sunday, September 3, 5:00 pm
The Board of Membership and Mary and Keller Staley invite Westmoreland members and friends for a picnic dinner and swim at the Staley home. Fajitas and fixings will be provided! Participants are invited to bring beverages (soft drinks and adult drinks) or dessert, as well as lawn chairs and blankets. Bring or wear your swimsuit and towel if you plan to swim! Email Keller or call 301-229-7766 to RSVP by 12:00 on Wednesday, August 30 with (1) the number of adults and children in your group and (2) what you are bringing to the picnic.

Property Update - Mabry Room Kitchen

The Property Committee has updated the kitchen in the Mabry Room in preparation for the time when the Social Hall Kitchen is closed due to construction and we move Coffee Hour to the Mabry Room. A new refrigerator, range, and microwave have been installed in the kitchen. The old refrigerator has been moved to a new position in the Mabry and is strictly for the use of the Flower Committee. Directions for the range and microwave have been laminated and are hanging from a hook on the refrigerator. Please do not remove those directions.

The kitchen has been painted and additional dedicated electrical outlets have been installed. A new cabinet and countertop has been installed just outside the pass-through window in the kitchen for use in serving food and beverages.

Please contact the Property Committee (Roy Grossnick and Jerry Smith) if you have any questions.

The Property Committee needs the help of all Westmorelanders!

In preparation for the forthcoming construction, the church has hired a new company to collect our trash. The primary aim in doing this is to improve the way we recycle and collect trash. To accomplish this task, the new collection company will be using large bins for trash and recycling.

Inside the church, we will streamline our methods of recycling. The Property Committee has purchased three new double-bin recycling units that will be used to collect cans, plastic, and glass in one unit and the other unit will be for plain paper (paper that does not have food waste on it). These units will be in the Social Hall and Kitchen. There also are blue recycling bins located throughout the church that are strictly for plain paper (paper that does not have food waste on it).

With everyone’s help the church can become more “green” and help the planet God created.

Immigrants Welcome.org
Want to be kept in the loop about UCC's refugee ministries? Sign up for their monthly newsletter here.
Want to take action on the justice issues you care about, including immigration and refugees? Join UCC's Justice and Peace Action Network (JPAN) here.

Want to help plan how Westmoreland will carry out our motion in Support of Extravagant Welcome to Immigrants and Refugees of All Faiths? Email Lori Mosher to get involved. 
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.
Donate Flowers for Worship
The flowers on the chancel add much beauty to our worship. Individuals or families may sign up for any given week to provide flowers with a dedication included in the Sunday bulletin.  Please contact Judy Fogt and let her know that you are interested. The cost is $50. You can mail your check the church office or drop it in the collection plate with a notation that it is for chancel flowers.
Giving to Westmoreland
Look for information in the mail and via email about ways that you can support Westmoreland and our work in the world.
2017 Annual Giving
Gifts to support the ongoing life of our church -- music and worship, spiritual formation programs, fellowship events, staff salaries, and building maintenance. 
Capital Campaign
Gifts to our four-year campaign to build a new entrance, add a new elevator, add a gender neutral restroom, and an updated kitchen. 
Children's Collection
Items collect by our children in worship each Sunday to give to local helping groups.
Special Offerings
The five UCC offerings (plus our own outreach offering) that go across the country and around the world to meet needs.