Westmoreland Windows Weekly E-News
Monday, November 14, 2016 
In this issue . . .


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Capital Campaign Update

As of Wednesday, November 9, 2016, our pledges to the Building 2020 Capital Campaign total $1,185,625 . Want to know more about this? Look for people wearing "Ask Me" badges on Sunday morning.
Rendering of the Massachusetts Avenue entrance. 
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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Congregational Meeting
Sunday, November 20, 11:30am, Social Hall
Hard copies of material for the Congregational Meeting were mailed out to all church members on Thursday, November 10. Please click on the links below for electronic copies of the material:
Westmoreland's StillReading Book Group
Sunday, November 20, 4:30-6:00, Parlor
We will discuss Coudstreet by Tim Winton. Driven by separate tragedies to share the same house, the two families could hardly have been more different: the devoutly religious Lambs find meaning in hard work and God's grace, while the Pickles hope for good luck and don't share the Lambs' appetite for hard work. Between the joyous, mysterious opening and the joyous, beautiful close this novel explores the variety of life, miracles and tragedy, family hate and love, disability, divine protection, and home. Please join us for snacks and discussion of this masterpiece of Australian literature.
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.
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