The Nominating Committee is looking for your input! We’re looking for seven elders, four deacons and five people to serve on next year’s Nominating Committee (including two youth representatives). The committee next meets on February 28, so don’t be shy!
Worship will be shortened to allow time for the Congregation’s Annual Meeting; childcare will be available for infants through Pre-K. Items of business will include: hearing a report on the 2018 budget; election of three Trustees; approval of Pastors’ Terms of Call and receiving division reports for 2017. An additional congregational meeting will be scheduled in the spring to elect elders and deacons, etc. The Fellowship Committee will provide soup and beverage. Please bring bread, cheese, or fruit to share. Please join us for information, food and fellowship!
Session will adopt our church budget at its January 14th meeting. To the many of you who have responded to our call, we offer our heartfelt thanks. To the small but mighty faction of those who have yet to respond, we ask that you please take a moment over the Christmas season to reflect on how you can financially support the many programs and missions that Westminster offers to this worship community and to the larger community around us. Your pledge will allow us to provide a full program of Christian witness and spiritual support to a world in need. Thank you for your kind consideration. Peace, love, hope and joy to you all.
If you have not already returned your 2018 pledge card, please either visit the Giving
Tab (HERE) on the Church Website where you can submit an electronic pledge or print a pledge card to mail in. Please remember to mark your envelope confidential.
Westminster Stewardship Committee
Session has met several times in recent weeks to receive new members. They will be introduced in worship on December 17 with a reception to follow.
At its Stated Meeting December 10, Westminster’s Session:
- Approved an updated policy on memorial services
- Approved the use of our facilities for events sponsored by the Charlottesville Coalition for Gun Violence Prevention and Habitat for Humanity Community Conversations
- Heard from Peace, Justice, & Inclusion on financially supporting immigrant sanctuary initiatives at Grace Church Red Hill
- Heard updates on:
Stewardship and Budget
The online membership directory
The recently completed survey of the 8:30 worship service
Calling Rev. Lynne Clements as Associate Pastor