As a group of Westminster folks met with, fed, and played with the children of Habitat families over the last year, we realized we wanted to know more about Habitat’s work in Charlottesville. So, on Saturday, September 28, we are going on a Habi-tour. We’ll meet at the church parking lot at 10 a.m., pile into a Habitat van to tour and hear about Habitat’s history and work. The last stop is Southwood where we will get to see the space with all it’s maps and charts in which residents are designing their new neighborhood. We’ll be back at the church by noon. To join this group, contact Carolyn Brown or Lucy Burnette.
Archives for September 2019
Climate Strike on Sept. 20 in C’ville
Mission Endowment Proposals Due Oct. 8
Westminster Presbyterian Church invites proposals to be supported from its Mission Endowment Fund for Fall 2019. Proposals are due to be received by the Church office by noon on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Funding for 2019 is anticipated to be $12,000, to support one or more startup activities or new innovative projects that fulfill our mission to build a more just and peaceful world. Selected proposals may be eligible for several years of funding as long as suitable progress toward the goals is evident, funds are available, and given recommendations and approvals.
The committee seeks proposals that are transformative for the people served, and invite engagement from members of our worshipping community as well. We hope our support will be more than monetary, and that projects such as these can become yeast for a mission-driven congregation.
Westminster Presbyterian is a congregation formed in 1938 to minster to the University of Virginia community. We think of ourselves as a socially progressive Christian community, currently comprised of about 600 members. We are active locally and internationally in many causes through congregational financial support and volunteerism, but feel a call to serve even more through expanded engagement of our members.
Proposals should describe the project objectives, should include a budget, identify assessment methods and a commitment to report by the next fall. Proposals should not exceed three pages in length, and should be addressed to
Mission Endowment Committee
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 Rugby Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Funding decisions are anticipated by December 2019 for the Mission Endowment Fund.
Disbursements are subject to Session approval.