Current Events, News, and Information
◊ Campaign Update
In Christ the whole structure is joined together and growing into a dwelling place for God. Eph. 2:22
Thank you to all who have participated in the Growing Together building campaign. To date we have received 48 pledges for a total of $1,100,644. That’s 73% of our $1.5 million campaign goal! If you haven’t done so already please prayerfully consider making a pledge to the “Growing Together” Campaign. All pledges, no matter what the amount, are an important investment in the future of Westminster.
Pledge forms and envelopes are available in the narthex. You are also welcome to make a pledge(s) online by visiting: http://wpcaustin.org/church-life/giving/. Please make your Growing Together building campaign pledge by Dedication Sunday, Nov. 10.
◊ Christmas Benevolence
Once again, a generous donor has made it possible for our members to multiply their generosity this holiday season through the Christmas Benevolence Fund. Each member of WPC has access to $300 from the fund to help someone in need. There are two ways to get involved. If you are aware of a need, you may assist your neighbor, then submit your receipts to the church office. Or, we can connect you with someone who has called the church office for assistance. Contact Elise Ragland: email@example.com with questions or to receive a name. Our church office is already receiving multiple calls for assistance per week, so please consider getting involved!
◊ Manos de Cristo Food Pantry—Sunday, Nov. 3
Needs include: cereal, mayonnaise, canned tuna, shampoo, bar soap, and fresh produce (onions, apples, potatoes, oranges, etc.). Fill your bag with items (bags are in the narthex), and please drop off in the wagons in Fellowship Hall. Please, no outdated food. Monetary donations are also accepted—make checks payable to WPC (w/Manos in the memo line). Please contact Elise Ragland for more info.
◊ Strength Training Classes—Time Change This Month
As Kristine has a work commitment, class will meet this month at 10:30 a.m. instead of 9:30 a.m. Are you interested in improving your balance and getting stronger? If so, come join Kristine Crump for strength training classes that will meet once monthly on Monday mornings in Fellowship Hall, beginning October 21st at 10:30 a.m.. The class is free, although a $10 donation/session that will go to the Church is recommended. If you are ready to get your sweat on, email Kristine for more information. Participants may be asked to bring their own weights, mats, and exercise balls.
◊ WPC Book Club—October Date Change
The WPC Book Club will meet on Wednesday, October 23rd (not 10/16 since there is a scheduling conflict), at 11:30 a.m. when we will be led by Terry Tannert in discussing “all things Anne Perry.” Read your favorite Anne Perry book and Terry will guide us through a discussion of the social problems addressed in each book. Bring your lunch/snack if that keeps you comfortable during this hour long discussion. Hope to see you there.
◊ Trunk or Treat Sunday, Oct. 27
The children of the church are begging and pleading—would you celebrate Halloween with us and bring your trunk full of candy? We’re hosting Trunk or Treat for neighborhood, ASK Bible Study, WP Day School and Westminster’s children. Decorate your car’s trunk with a theme and pass out candy to eager children Oct. 27th. Set up your trunks at 4:30 pm and the children will start trunk treating at 5:00. Games and a taco dinner in Fellowship Hall will follow. Join us for all the fun!
◊ Flowers for Worship
Sign up on the flower calendar in the church office or contact our Office Administrator, Ann Tucker, (firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-459-5497) to reserve a Sunday. We still have November 3rd available. Thank you!