Current Events, News, and Information
◊ In-Person Worship
You are welcome to join us for this Sunday’s 11:00 a.m. worship without reserving a space prior to the service. In order for our younger members and those members with health concerns to participate safely and freely in worship, we ask that all worshipers ages 3 and up wear a mask during the service.
Click here for more information regarding Gathering Guidelines adopted by our Session.
◊ Sunday, Oct. 24th, 4:15 p.m. to set up a game or trunk
5:00 p.m. for Tricking around the Trunks
Westminster’s Children’s Ministry Committee
Trunk or Treat 2021
Click here for more info
◊ Sanctuary Audio-Visual Project
As we prepare to return to our sanctuary in December, we plan to have a newly installed audio-visual system in place so that we may continue livestreaming our worship services. Costs to install a new system will be approximately $60,000.
If you would like to make a dedicated gift to help defray some of the costs of our project, use the Realm link here
or send a check to the church with the memo “Sanctuary A.V. Project.” Thanks in advance for your support of our outreach ministry!
◊ Stress Resilience and the Role of the Spirit
Join Rev. Molly Hatchell and Rev. Sharyn Reynolds – Wednesday, November 10 & 17 from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. via Zoom
As people of faith, we share a common longing to be agents of Christ’s love in our families and in our communities. These times challenge us to become deeply aware of body, mind and spirit in order to more fully become the compassionate loving people God is creating us to be. Click here to learn more and to register
◊ WOW Retreat “Save the Date!”
Women of Westminster, save the date for our annual women’s retreat! March 4-6, 2022 at Camp Capers in Comfort, TX. The Rev. Lana Russell and her dear friend, the Rev. Mary Beth Anton, will lead us in exploring the joys and challenges of friendship. All adult women are invited to join us for this time of relaxation, refreshment and renewal.
◊ Sign Up for Your Magnetized Name Button!
Would you like a magnetized name button? Simply fill out the form and a new one will be created for you! If you are currently serving as a Deacon or Elder, your name button is waiting for you in your church mailbox.
◊ Christmas Benevolence
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas Benevolence season! Once again, a generous member of our congregation has provided funds that church members can use to help those in need in our community. You may either help someone you know who lives in the Austin area or contact the church office to be connected with someone who has called to request help. Once you have provided assistance – bought groceries, paid a bill, purchased Christmas presents, etc. – you may fill out the online form to request reimbursement from the fund, up to $350. Reach out to Pastor Ellen with questions.
◊ Respite Center Wish List
The Humanitarian Crisis Relief effort began last summer due to the influx of immigrants crossing the border, without any adequate place to rest. The center provides a place for the countless men, women, children, and infant refugees to rest, have a warm meal, a shower, and change into clean clothing. They also provide medicine and other supplies. For a link to a wish list of current needs, click here
◊ Thursday Prayers
Join Lesley Fields and others virtually for prayer and a brief time of sharing at 12:15 p.m. via Zoom. For those who cannot join the Zoom call, but would like to “pray in place,” you may download the prayers here.
◊ Interested in Becoming a Member of WPC?
We would love to welcome you! Our church elders are ready and willing to receive you into membership in person with a meeting after Worship. Call or email the church office to request a membership meeting or to learn more about joining our church.