Westminster This Week – Quick Links 
For Sunday, November 8
Thanks to Jim Elkins, Bill McAvoy, and Andy Collins for the new exterior lights on the Calhoon Cabin! Now our Youth Group and scout troops will have plenty of light for meeting outside.
Aperture in November: “The True Measure of Our Character” with Chris Tuttle
November 18, 6:30pm on Zoom

Back in February (pre-Covid), Chris Tuttle took a trip with a few dozen other Presbyterians from the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum. Both in Mongomery, Alabama, the museum and memorial are the work of the Equal Justice Initiative. EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. EJI’s founder, Bryan Stevenson, wrote the book Just Mercy, and was featured in the film of the same name. Stevenson writes, “The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned. We are all implicated when we allow other people to be mistreated.” Chris will reflect on his trip – sharing pictures and telling stories – the history of racism in this country and its legacy throughout our institutions, particularly in the criminal justice system.  
Sojourners Begins New Study: The Justice Project

Sojourners, a Church School class focused on how to live our Christian beliefs in the challenges of contemporary society, will begin reading The Justice Project on November 8. Edited by Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla, and Ashley Bunting, the book presents a collection of brief essays from authors around the globe which “invite readers to deepen their understanding of the pressures our world faces and take up the challenge of alleviating them. Never has the world been in greater need of Christians who do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. This resource will help them do just that.”  

Leadership of the Sojourners class is voluntary and rotates each Sunday among the participants. Sojourners is committed to providing a space where all opinions are welcome, where we can listen to others who may have differing views, and come away having grown in the love we have for each other and others in our world.  

Please join the Sojourners any Sunday as we seek to discern how God is calling us to act in our daily lives and in connection with the issues of the times. Please contact Marietta Wynands to receive the Zoom link to join the class.
You’re Invited to a New CommUNITY Group 
From Diana Monroe, group member

CommUNITY Group #2 will hold its second meeting on Monday, November 9, at 6:00pm. We are delighted to invite others to join us as we begin gathering remotely. The plan for this November meeting is to discuss...

Won’t you consider joining us? Please contact Marietta Wynands to receive the Zoom link.
Study the Book of Matthew with Bible Roundtable

The Bible Roundtable Church School class has just begun a new study on Matthew, and you’re invited to take part! 

Co-founded more than 30 years ago by Gene Brannon and Sam Bryan, this class is called “the Roundtable” because the leader is more of a moderator than a lecturer. The class focuses on a specific book of the Bible and reads it verse by verse, going around the table, and stopping at logical points for discussion. You need not be steeped in the Bible to see how these passages relate to what is happening in our lives and community. 

Join in any Sunday! Don't worry if you are coming in the middle of a study, or if you can attend only on occasion. This year’s Bible Roundtable leaders are Eric Wolf and Richard Terminello. Contact Sam Bryan to receive the Zoom link for this class.
Looking Ahead to Advent

COVID can't stop Advent! We're working hard to transition Westminster's beloved Advent traditions into opportunities for you to safely worship, help your neighbors, see your WPC friends, and reflect on the season. Catch a sneak peek at Westminster's plans for Advent in Sunday's bulletin announcements, and stay tuned for more details as plans continue to develop.
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