Westmoreland Windows Weekly E-News
Monday, June 13, 2016
Meet Our New Members
Please warmly welcome these individuals who joined Westmoreland on June 12.
Katie and Ravi Nayak have been visiting at Westmoreland for a year and a half. She works for an international non-profit in the area of global public health. In her spare time she enjoys reading, being with her family, travel, and spending time at a family place in northern Michigan. She joined by Reaffirmation of Faith. Ravi is a consultant and enjoys travel, family and friends. His faith is Jainism and he is not joining Westmoreland but will continue to worship and socialize at Westmoreland.  Katie and Ravi live with their one-year-old son, Julian here in Bethesda.
Karin Tanabe and Craig Fischer began attending Westmoreland since this past January. Karin is a reporter-turned-writer and the author of three novels. She grew up in the neighborhood across Mass Avenue and attended school with several of the adult children of current members. In her leisure time she enjoys writing, running, cooking and travel. Karin joined by Reaffirmation of Faith.
Craig works as a Program Manager for the Department of the Treasury. His interests include woodworking, exercising and travel. Craig joined by letter of transfer from St. John's Lutheran Church in Leigh, NE. Karin and Craig live in the District of Columbia and are the parents of a 7 month old daughter, Daphne.
In this issue . . .
$3,650 Raised for  Bethesda Cares

Thanks to everyone who attended the June 4 Festival Chorus/Orchestra concert and made a donation in support of Bethesda Cares!
Parlor Closure
The Parlor is closed for renovation. Hopefully the renovation will be complete by the end of July. Property will keep Westmorelanders posted on the progress of the renovation.
2016 Church Directory

The 2016 church directory is available in the church office during the week and in the Narthex on Sunday.  You can also get the directory on the member area of our website.
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

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Save the Date!
Church Retreat 

October 14-16

Camp Wabanna,
Edgewater, MD

Doug Hallward-Driemeier

Camp Wabanna

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Begins June 19
Worship 10:00-10:45
Classes for all ages 10:45-11:30

Click here for the complete schedule. 

Alec Davis Performance
Tuesday, June 14, 12:10pm 

Westmoreland's Music Director, Alec Davis, will perform with a small group of musicians for the Tuesday Concert Series at Church of the Epiphany (downtown - G st) tomorrow, June 14 at 12:10pm. This will be an all Brahms program, including the Liebeslieder Waltzer, accompanied by Alec and Jeremy Filsell, and Brahms' Rhapsody in G minor, performed by Alec.  Please attend if you're able!

Click here for more information.
Potluck Supper at the Tutts

During 2016, Amy and Tim Tutt are inviting the entire Westmoreland family to their home for a series of potluck suppers in small groups (divided alphabetically) on Saturday evenings from 5-7pm.
Saturday June 25- Last Names M & N 
If your last name begins with A-L and you missed an earlier potluck, feel free to attend on June 25.

The Q-Z potlucks will take place in September, October and November.
Westmoreland's StillReading Book Group
Sunday, June 19, 4:00pm, Library
The book discussion group was unable to hold our discussion of "Year of Wonders" as scheduled, so we have reschedule it for Sunday, June 19 at 4:00-5:30 instead.
For more information, contact Brad Case.
Peace Camp
June 20-24, 5-8:00pm   

Peace Camp is our annual summer camp experience for K-5th graders. This year we will explore Paul's letter to Philemon along with the UCC's resolution to change the name of the Washington football team and discuss, "what's in a name?"
For more info or to sign up, please contact Alexis.
Joint Worship Service at Lincoln Congregational Temple
Sunday, June 26, 10:00 am
Lincoln Congregational Temple has invited Westmorelanders to join them for a joint worship service at 10:00 am on Sunday, June 26 at Lincoln Temple,  1701 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. The service will celebrate the construction of the Channing Phillips Apartments, the new affordable housing  that is part of the Lincoln Temple Housing-a ministry our churches have shared since the late 1960s.  We will not have events at Westmoreland on June 26. Everyone is encouraged to attend the service at Lincoln Temple. Parking is limited. Plan now to carpool with others. We especially want our long-time members to attend so if you are able to offer rides and to assist those who have limited mobility, please begin to make those plans.  Rev. Tutt will preach at the Lincoln Temple service.  Childcare will be provided.
Invitation to Ramadan Fast-Breaking Meal
Thursday, June 30, 8:00 PM
Westmorelanders are invited to join the Institute of Islamic & Turkish Studies and Ezher Bloom mosque for a meal to break the Ramadan fast at sun down.  You are invited to arrive at the mosque at 8:00 pm for a tour of the mosque, a brief introduction to Islam, a chance to observe the evening prayer, a delicious meal, conversation with our Muslim hosts, and dessert with Turkish tea.  Location: 10359-B Democracy Lane, Fairfax, VA 22030.  Email Tim to RSVP
Children's Collection in June: 
Washington Animal Rescue League 

Washington Animal Rescue League's mission is to "honor and strengthen the human-animal bond by providing the best quality care for homeless dogs and cats, and supporting companion animals in their homes through affordable veterinary care, community outreach, and education.
We will collect: 
  • Towels (new or gently used)
  • Fleece blankets,
  • Peanut butter,
  • Oregano and celery seeds