Westminster Child Care Center has an opening for enrollment in their 3 ½ to 4 year olds class and also in their Pre-K class (for children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2018). It’s not often that openings occur at this time of year and it may be a great opportunity for your family or a family you know to check out their program (offering including their sliding-fee tuition scale!). For more information, or call 977-3322, ext. 101.
Archives for August 2017
We began welcoming students this week. Our first UKirk gathering of the semester is on Sunday, August 27th at 12:15 pm for Brunch and then Tuesday, August 29th at 6 pm for an evening dinner and discussion at Common Grounds. Our grad students are also organizing a bi-monthly dinner fellowship, 1st and 3rd Sunday’s at 6 pm in Common Grounds. Watch for more information as things develop.
Brittany Caine-Conley is our Interim Director of University Ministry. Brittany considers herself to be a teacher, a minister of social action and justice, and an advocate for laughter. She resides in Charlottesville with her wife, Lindsay, and their beagles, Agnes and Eliza. Brittany received degrees from JMU, UVA and Eastern Mennonite Seminary. She is in the final stages of ordination within the United Church of Christ. When Brittany isn’t hanging out with the stellar students at UVA, she organizes clergy and faith leaders to show up for matters of justice, watches lots of ESPN, and drinks dirty chai lattes.
On Sunday, August 27 you are invited to our final summer concert to benefit PACEM (People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry). The concert will take place in the Sanctuary at 4:00 pm followed by ice cream in the courtyard. Soprano Megan Sharp, with Jonathan Schakel on piano, will present a program entitled, “Songs My Father Taught Me,” featuring songs by Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Joaquín Rodrigo, and folk songs arranged by Benjamin Britten. Megan’s late father, Stuart Sharp, was a professor of voice at Hope College and her first voice teacher. This program is a tribute to his guidance and great love of art songs.
At its Stated Meeting August 13, Westminster’s Session:
- Welcomed several guests, new Elders, and a Pastoral Deacon
- Heard a quarterly financial report (see below)
- Approved teachers for the Christian Education Division
- Approved Rebecca Heilman as a Union seminary intern for the coming academic year
- Established task forces in
- Administration, to study the street entrance to our Sanctuary Building
- Personnel, to study the University Ministry staff position
- Spent time in prayer and reflection on the events of the previous two days
Winston Barham, Recording Clerk
2017 Second Quarter Financial report
Stan Kaslusky, Treasurer
Income Through 6/2017 Budget Thru 6/2017 Pledges $424,321 $451,748 Plate 16,822 11,139 Other 63,733 59,969 Total $504,876 $522,856
Benevolence & Mission $58,239 $58,923
Programs & Personnel 369,158 373,477 Facilities 64,576 94,949 Total $491,973 $527,349
Excess over(Under) $12,903 ($4,493)