Weekly E-News
Monday, July 24, 2017
Summer on the Circle
Lettuce Pray: Sermons on Faith & Food
During the summer, we will have an abbreviated time of worship 
(10:00 -10:40 am) with classes for all ages (10:50 - 11:30 am) from June 25 through July 30.
The church office hours are:
Mondays & Tuesdays, 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesdays, 12 - 3
Thursdays & Fridays 10 - 5  
July Children's Collection
School Supplies for Marie Reed Community Center
School Supplies for Marie Reed Community Center:

Since 2004, Westmoreland has provided assistance to at-risk children through a partnership with the Marie Reed Community Learning Center, a public elementary school in the District with 90% of children living below the poverty line. Over the years, our congregation has providing tutors, books, clothing, furniture, music education, and food. They are a Westmoreland Social Justice grant recipient. Please bring new school supplies for collection during our Time for Children.  
Right to Retirement Transit Action
Thursday, July 27, 11:00 am  

WMATA’s plan calls for privatizing 10,000 good, middle class jobs. Recent WMATA history shows us that privatizing leads to near-poverty wages and no secure retirement for a workforce that is 95% African American. This is the new frontier of the Civil Rights Movement. Join AIM and the Amalgamated Transit Union to demand the protection of good jobs with pensions. Senator Madaleno is confirmed to come. Mr. Freddie Brown, who drove for MLK, will share his perspective on this modern civil rights fight.  For more information, contact Kayla McKinsey at 508-269-8406

The hearing will be held at:
Church of the Ascension
205 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg

Westmoreland’s "Still Reading” Book Group

Sunday, July 30 at 4:30 pm 

Westmoreland's "Still Reading" book group will meet on Sunday, July 30 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the Parlor to discuss “Barchester Towers” by Anthony Trollope. If you haven’t read any Trollope before, you’re in for a treat from this very droll author: nearly every character is either clergy or related to clergy, but the discussions are decidedly not theological. The death of the old Bishop of Barchester has released a torrent of maneuvering—political, financial, and romantic—among members of the “high church” faction and those of the evangelical or “low church” faction. Has anything changed in the last 160 years? Please join us for conversation and snacks!

Youth Summer Mission Adventure  
August 6 - 11, 2017

Several middle and high school students from Westmoreland and youth from First Congregational UCC will take part in a summer mission experience in Hazard, KY, August  6-11. The group will stay in churches, learn about Appalachia, and build homes with “Hammerin’ in the Hills” and the Housing Development Alliance. Ask our students about their plans!  
Cleveland Park Summer Social Documentary Film Series
Wednesday, August 16, 7 - 9 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

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.

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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. 
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.
Sermon Availability
 Be sure to visit the Westmoreland Sermon Archives to read or listen to past sermons. 

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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.
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