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
How Will You Serve?
The last month has been truly amazing. In our services and newsletters, impassioned members of our congregation have testified to Westminster’s commitment to welcoming our immigrant neighbors, the considerable support our Benevolence Committee grants to local and international social justice work, the impact of our Christian Education program on our youth, and the multitude of ways our buildings and grounds serve not only our own congregation, but fill the needs of the greater community in which we live. On Reformation Sunday, we had a door in our sanctuary (a door!) which now stands in our gathering space studded with some of our best aspirations. Finally, last week, we celebrated the communion of All Saints and dedicated our pledges in a what is always a powerful moment of offering.
Your pledges are the financial commitments that make our creative, compassionate, and vibrant church home possible. One hundred percent of Session Members have submitted their pledges for 2018, but in this busy fall season there remain those of us who have not yet done so. If you are in that number, would you please take a moment to pledge now on our church website (HERE), or to drop your form in the mail? Your response will be very helpful to the members of Session who must seek to balance our 2018 budget.
Judy Dunscomb, on behalf of the Stewardship Committee