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Westmoreland Windows Weekly E-News
Monday, September 26, 2016 
In this issue . . .
Church School Teachers Needed

If you are interested in volunteering to teach in our Preschool, K-2nd, or 3rd-5th grade class for a few Sundays over the course of the year, please contact Alexis at alexis@westmorelanducc.org.
Public Theology Survey
 
This survey will aid Adam Barth in his project to determine Westmoreland's public theology. It should take between 10 - 20 minutes. It is important Adam receives as many responses as possible so he can get an adequate idea of Westmoreland. Please take the time to respond and follow up with Adam Barth at huskers-1@hotmail.com, if you have any questions.

Sermons Online 

 

Be sure to visit our Sermon Archives to read or listen to past sermons.  

 

Westmoreland Sermons on iTunes!   

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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
Judith L. Smith Art Show
Through October 31, 2016
 
Bold wall expressions for home, retail and corporate spaces.  Meet the Artist Reception on Sunday, October 2, 11:30am-1:30pm in the Westmoreland Parlor.

For more information about Judith's artwork, click here.
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Sandwich Making for Martha's Table
Tuesday, September 27, 10:00am, Kitchen
 
All hands on deck on Tuesday morning, in the Westmoreland Church kitchen for Martha's Table sandwich making. First-timers, children and grandchildren welcome. With enough help, it does not take much more than an hour. Questions? 301-229-7766. Sponsored by the Briggs Center for Faith and Action.
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 October 1 
Last Names S/T

Saturday October 29           
Last Names U/V/W/X/Y/Z

Saturday November 12       
Newcomers, Oops-Forgetters & Couldn't-Make-It-Earlier Folks
 
Retreat Registrations Due on October 2
October 14-16, 2016 - Camp Wabanna, Edgewater, MD

You are invited to attend the Annual Westmoreland Retreat.  Click here for details.   
 
The retreat gives you the opportunity to:
  •  make new friendships and deepen existing ones,
  •  relax in the natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay,
  •  test your daring on the giant swing,
  •  sing old favorites around the campfire, and more!
 
Book Discussions at Westmoreland
 
"The Gilded Years" by Karin Tanabe
Saturday, October, 15, 1:30 pm, Church Retreat
Westmorelander and writer Karin Tanabe will lead retreat participants in a discussion of her latest novel about the first  African-American student to attend Vassar.
 
"Guapa" by Saleem Haddad
Sunday, October 23, 11:45, Parlor
The Middle East Committee will discuss t his novel that tells the story of Rasa, a young gay man coming of age in the Middle East.
"Russia Then and Now" - Prime Timers
Tuesday, October 18, Noon, Parlor
 
Prime Timers invite you to join us at noon on Tuesday, October 18, when Ron Oechsler, Westmoreland member and Chancel choir singer, will share observations and pictures from his visit this summer to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and the ancient cities of Vladimir and Suzdal. This was Ron's first trip back to Russia since he and his wife, Debra, lived a year in Leningrad on an IREX/Fulbright fellowship 40 years ago. Come to the parlor at noon for appetizers and conversation, then lunch, then Ron will share pictures from his trip and impressions of what has changed in Russia since the fall of Communism, what has not changed, and what is simply different.
 
Please RSVP by October 16, to Betsy Bennett, betsybennett12@icloud.com or 301-657-8565 or at the coffee hour. Prime Timers are hosting. Cost of lunch is $10.
October Children's Collection

S
haw Community Ministries: A ministry of the Potomac Association of the United Church of Christ, Shaw Community Ministries has close ties to our congregation through the Lincoln-Westmoreland Housing Development. They work together with the children, youth, adults of the Shaw neighborhood and volunteers to enhance lives and to expand opportunities in the areas of: education, health and wellness, leadership and youth development. They are a Westmoreland Social Justice grant recipient.
 
We will collect items to create Thanksgiving Baskets for families. You may give individual items or you may bring a complete "basket." Each basket needs: 
  • 1 can Corn
  • 2 cans (or 1 large) Green Beans
  • 1 can Cranberry Sauce
  • 2 cans (or 1 large) Collard Greens
  • 2 cans (or 1 large) Sweet Potatoes or Yams
  • 1 box Macaroni and Cheese
  • 1 bag or box Stuffing
  • 2 jars Turkey Gravy
  • 1 box Cornbread mix
  • 1 box Cake Mix & can of Frosting or 1 box Pie Crust Mix
  • 2 cans (or 1 large) Canned Fruit for pie
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. 
             
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. 
 
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.