Westmoreland Windows Weekly E-News
Monday, November 21, 2016 
thanksgiving-bounty-header.jpg The church staff wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

The office will close at noon on Wednesday, November 23 and reopen on Monday, November 28. 
In this issue . . .
Parlor Update

TOBE DesignGroup, which helped us refurbish the parlor, has released a marketing piece on the design. While the location of the parlor within the church is inaccurate, we think this is good publicity for Westmoreland. Note also that the decorative accents which have been added into the scene give us some food for thought as we continue to enhance our parlor in the future. 
Click here to view the article.

The Parlor Committee (Gail Edie, Roy Grossnick, Susan Langley, Nancy Pielemeier)


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You are Needed in Church School

Our children need kind, caring grown ups to lead in our Preschool, K-2nd, or 3rd-5th grade class for a few Sundays over the course of the year. It's fun and important, To volunteer, contact Alexis at

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Christmas Eve Pageant
Rehearsal Schedule
All children (preschool thru elementary school)  and youth (middle and high school) are welcome to participate in the Christmas Eve pageant. Rehearsals begin Sunday, November 27.
Children (preschool-elementary school)
November 27, 9-9:50am, Mabry Room * 
December 4, 9-9:50am, Mabry Room *
December 11, 9-9:50am, Mabry Room *
December 11, 9-9:50am, Mabry Room *
December 18, 9-9:50am, Mabry Room *
December 18, 10-11am, Mabry Room
December 24, 3:30pm, Final Rehearsal, Sanctuary. 

* Parents you are invited to volunteer as rehearsal helpers or to attend the adult discussion group in the Library at 9 am.

Youth (middle and high school)
December 11, 11:30am, Sanctuary
December 18, 11:30am, Sanctuary
December 24, 3:30pm, Final Rehearsal, Sanctuary. 

The pageant is at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 24.
For more information contact Amy Tutt.
Wreath Making
Sunday, December 4, Following Worship

holly-berry-wreath2.jpg It's time to pull out your shears and your gloves and get creative with some greens! All are invited for this annual intergenerational event to make a wreath for yourself or to give. The Board of Christian Education will supply the greens, the frames, and the decorations. Bring your own pruning shears and gloves to protect your hands. Suggested donation: $12 per wreath.
Angel Tree Christmas Gifts
For Shaw Community Ministries
Donations for Shaw Community Ministries will be available on December 4. Names of children will be attached to gift tags on our Christmas tree display on the stage in the Social Hall.
Choose a name and bring your wrapped gift labeled with the recipient's name to church on December 11 and place it under the Angel Tree in the Social Hall.

Questions? Contact Rev. Kassim
November Children's Collection -
Anacostia Health Clinic 
The clinic provides many forms of healthcare for the homeless in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, DC. We will collect: Christmas gifts for children (infants thru 10 years old). New clothing, books, toys (If you wrap the gift, please label the package contents.)
Items will be collected during the Time for Children on Sunday mornings.

The November collection of Christmas gifts for the Anacostia Health Clinic will overlap through Sunday December 11 with our December Children's Collect.  Gifts will be delivered to the center immediately after the December 11 worship service.
Syrian Refugee Support
Thank you to all who have donated items to support Syrian refugee families.  We still need bikes for children, CD players, DVD players and old tablets or IPADs so we can set them up for on-line tutoring. The families are asking for the old-fashioned blankets, and some kids still need jackets and boots (used ones please).  Please contact Nancy Pielemeier to arrange for drop off or pickup.
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.  Click here to pledge on-line to the Annual Fund. 
Capital Campaign
Gifts to our four-year campaign to build a new entrance, add a new elevator, add a gender neutral restroom, and make our kitchen functionable.  Click here to pledge on-line to the Capital Campaign. 
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.
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