Westmoreland Windows Weekly E-News
Monday, April 11, 2016
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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

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Staff Reviews

Your Personnel Committee has begun the Annual Staff Performance Reviews. Your input to the review process is sought and is most welcomed. To share positive comments or concerns about staff performances over the past year please contact:

John Hatch for Tim Tutt and Janet Moyer;

Greg Perla  for Alexis Kassim and Amy Tutt;

Jessica Brown  for Mimi Miller;

Beth Hayes  for all other staff.

Thank you.
The Personnel Committee
Marie Reed Tutoring
Saturday April 23, 9:00am
We will tutor at Marie Reed Learning Center on the following Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. til 11:30 a.m.  Be sure to arrive a little before 9am.If you haven't done this before, please contact me for directions.
Thanks for you help.
Pete Davis, 202-365-7624
Save the Date!
Church Retreat 

October 14-16

Camp Wabanna,
Edgewater, MD

Doug Hallward-Driemeier

Camp Wabanna

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Sermon Series - The Book of Revelation

April 10                             
Revelation 5
"Cows in Heaven"
April 17
Revelation 7
"God in the
Fitting Room"
April 24
Revelation 21
"Get Your Life"
May 1
Revelation 21
"Daylight in the
Garden of
Good & Plenty"
May 8
Children's Musical

May 15              
Revelation 21
"Politics of the Wind"
May 22 
Revelation 18
"Preaching to
the Proletariat"
May 29
Revelation 17
"War and Women"
June 5 
Graduation Sunday
June 12 
Revelation 7 & 19
"Roadkill at the End of Time"
Adult Spiritual Formation: "Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few"
Sundays, 9:00am, Library
We will discuss Robert Reich's book "Saving Capitalism," an excellent analysis of how the well off in America have tilted our economic and political systems in their favor at the expense of the middle and lower classes. 

Notes will be prepared a week in advance each week so you can participate even if you haven't read the book. 

Contact Pete Davis for more information.
Memorial Service
Thursday, April 14, 12:30pm
We will have a memorial service to celebrate the life of Alice Duncan on Thursday, April 14 at 12:30pm, followedby a reception in the Social Hall.
Calling All Artists!
Art must be submitted by April 14
The Arts Committee of Westmoreland is planning an all church art exhibition.   For this exhibit we want to display the artistic expressions of children and adults, across as many genres as possible.  This is an opportunity to share your artistic side with others in the church community.   All are welcome.   Given space restrictions, we need to limit the number of art pieces submitted to three per person.
Installation of the exhibit will be April 22 and 23, with the opening on Sunday April 24th. Each piece needs to be brought ready to hang, or otherwise exhibited. Please identify your work with your name on each piece and if you choose, a brief description of your art.
Please notify Marge Harvey, at, of your contribution to the exhibit no later than April 14.  
Choir for a Day
Sunday, April 17, 9:00am
Ever wondered what it would be like to sing with the choir? Do you enjoy singing but don't have the time in your schedule to commit to the choir full-time? Well, this is your chance! Join us at 9:00am in the Sanctuary as we prepare a few simple pieces to sing during worship. No other rehearsals are required.
Questions? Contact Alec Davis.
Middle East Committee
Sunday, April 17, 11:30am, Parlor

Jamie McCauliffe, President of Education for Employment (EFE), will describe that organization's work at the April 17 Middle East Committee meeting. EFE is one of the most important initiatives to relieve youth unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa. EFE trains thousands of young men and women and places them in jobs with key employer-partners. Special thanks to Westmoreland's own Alton Frye for arranging Mr. McCauliffe's visit. Alton, who serves on EFE's board, will introduce the speaker. Everyone is invited.
Book Discussion
Sunday, April 17, 4:30-6:00pm, Parlor
"Westmoreland's StillReading" book group will meet to discuss The Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald, the acclaimed author of The Bookshop, The Blue Flower, and other terrific novels.

At Cambridge University in 1912 the model of a universe governed by the Mind of God is giving way to a wholly rational universe governed by the Laws of Physics. For Fred Fairly this means that the demands of the soul will finally be seen for what they are: a distraction and an illusion. So why does he suddenly wonder whether it was simply a freak bicycle accident that put him literally into bed with the wholly mysterious Daisy?

Please join us for snacks and conversation!
Prime Timers
Tuesday, April 19, Noon
Prime Timers invite you to join our special guest Doug Gaddis and us on Tuesday April 19 at noon. Doug will share photos and stories from a few of his recent adventures, including Paris, European Christmas Markets, holiday decorating with family Christmas treasures, and musical performances.
Come at noon for conversation and appetizers in the parlor, then lunch in the social hall at 12:30, then Doug's pictures and stories as we finish dessert. Cost: $10.00
Please RSVP by Sunday, April 17, email Betsy Bennett, or call at 301-657-8565.
Film Series and Potlucks
The last Wednesday of each month
Wednesday, April 27: "A Place at the Table" - a documentary about food insecurity and hunger. We will have a very special meal this evening based on what most of the world's population has for dinner!
Wednesday, May 25: "Capitalism: A Love Story" - a documentary that explores the social costs of pursuing profits over the common good.
Hosted by the Board of Spiritual Formation. Come one, come all!
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.
Dates and Groups

Saturday May 14 - 
Last Names H/I/J
Saturday May 21 - Last Names K/L
Saturday June 25- Last Names M/N 
Saturday September 17- Last Names O/P/Q/R 
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

200 People and 9 Pies
In his sermon on January 10, Rev. Tutt challenged the congregation to have worship attendance of 200 or more people for nine Sundays before June 12. If we have nine Sundays with attendance of 200 or more, Rev. Tutt will let the middle and high schoolers "pie" him with nine pies at our summer picnic on June 12, and he will bake nine pies for the congregation to enjoy for dessert at the picnic.  Here is an attendance update:
January 3        165     
January 10      196     
January 17      185     
January 24      no worship - bad weather
January 31      194
February 7    261
February 14     155
February 21     195
February 28  243
March 6          204
March 13          180
March 20        252
March 27        406  - Counts for two 200+ Sundays!

April 3              161
April 10           223 
There are eight Sundays before June 12. For the "pie-ing," we need attendance of 200 or more on only  two of those Sundays.
Children's Collection in April: 
Food for So Others Might Eat 
So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.) is an interfaith organization that helps the poor and homeless of Washington, DC by providing food, clothes, and health care. We will collect the following items in April during our Time for Children for their food bank:
  •  Pancake Mix
  •  Syrup
  •  Ground Coffee
  •  Non-Refrigerated Creamer
Parlor Renovation
In anticipation of the Parlor renovation in June the current Parlor furniture is being offered for sale to Westmorelanders.  Please click here for a listing of the Parlor furniture and price.  Contact the Property Chair, Roy Grossnick, if you are interested in purchasing any of the items listed.

--Roy Grossnick, Property Chair