Westmoreland Windows Weekly E-News
Monday, July 18, 2016

Church Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm. Closed on Friday. 
In this issue . . .
Parlor Update 
Construction in the Parlor is almost done.  All construction work is finished.  The next step will be to move in the new furniture that has been ordered.  We will have a special celebration in the Parlor on Sunday, July 17.

--Property and Parlor Committee

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Th rough September 4 
Worship 10:00-10:45
Classes for all ages 10:45-11:30
(No classes in August) 
Click here for the complete schedule. 
Conversation about a Respectful and Trusting Relationship Between the Police and Community
Silver Spring Civic Building
Tuesday, July 19, at 7 PM
Up-County Regional Service Center, Germantown
Wednesday July 20, at 7 PM
The Montgomery County Office of  Human Rights, the Montgomery County Branch of the NAACP, the Montgomery County Faith Community Working Group and the Montgomery County Police Department along with full support from the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission, the Committee on Hate Violence and the Black Minister's Conference will host joint, town-hall meetings to encourage further dialogue about the relationship between police and community.
Sign Up for 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.  Click here to sign up!

Thanks,  Stacey Fannon
Can Westmorelanders help Syrian Refugee Families?
Sunday, July 24, 11:30,am, Parlor
Najla Drooby, an Arab American and Muslim Quaker who organizes help for Syrian refugee families in the DC area, will be the guest speaker at the Middle East Committee's next meeting, July 24. Najla and Westmorelander Nancy Pielemeier are working together to help meet the needs of some of the families. In August Westmoreland's children will collect items on the 'needed list'. Come to the meeting to learn about these families and their situation. 11:45 in the church parlor. Everyone is invited.
If you have any of the following items to donate to Syrian families being resettled in our area, please contact Nancy Pielemeier at or 202-537-3677 to arrange for pick up:
- Used TVs and DVD players and educational DVDs
- Used bicycles and helmets for adults and teenagers
- Used large pots and pans
- electric kettles, blenders, food processors
Children's Collections for July
School Supplies and Backpacks for Marie Reed Community Center
Since 2004, Westmoreland has provided assistance to at-risk children thro ugh 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. Examples of supplies needed:
  • Backpacks
  • Wide-ruled 1 subject notebooks
  • #2 pencils
  • Small scissors
  • Rulers
  • Box of crayons/colored pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Eraser
Sa ve the Date!  Church Retreat 
Camp Wabanna
October 14-16

Camp Wabanna,
Edgewater, MD

Doug Hallward-Driemeier