The last summer pick-up choir will be Sunday, August 13. We will meet in the choir room at 9:00 am to learn an easy anthem for the 10:00 worship service. This is a fun way to try out singing in the choir. All are welcome. Please contact Megan, Director of Fine Arts if you have questions.
On Wednesday, May 10 Westminster is participating in a city-wide interfaith concert performance of J. S. Bach’s Emmaus Road Cantata at 7:00 pm at the Haven. The event will feature soloists and combined choir with instrumentalists, including musicians from several faith communities in Charlottesville. A collection will be taken during the event to benefit the International Rescue Committee and the Haven. Please plan to attend this event to support refugees and the homeless in our community.
Westminster Organ Concert Series
Michael Unger, organ
U of Cincinnati College-Conservatory
Music by Buxtehude, Krebs, Pachelbel & Schumann
Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA
for more information, visit www.westminsterorganconcertseries.org
Life-Long Song is each Thursday at 11:00 am-noon and continues through May 18. We will not meet on Thursday, April 6. This gathering provides an opportunity for music-making in community to enrich our lives and improve physical health and mental agility. No special skills or previous experience is necessary. Please come and enjoy fellowship and singing in a very relaxed and welcoming group. Contact Megan Sharp at email@example.com if you have questions. Life-Long Song meets in room 208 in the education building.
Sunday, December 11—Lessons & Carols, 5:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy a traditional service of Lessons and Carols led by the Choristers and Singers choirs. Readings and carols retell the story of Christ’s birth, with candlelit singing of Silent Night. Following the service gather for a potluck meal and carol singing in the Fellowship Hall.
Sunday, December 18—Caroling, 3:00 p.m.
All are welcome to join in song and share carols with those in our congregation in need of Christmas cheer. Gather in the Fellowship Hall to get directions and song sheets. We will head out in cars to various locations and end up at Jackie Brownfield’s house for one last caroling stop and refreshments.
Saturday, December 24—Christmas Eve Worship Service, 5:00 p.m.
This child friendly service includes a pick-up Christmas pageant and candlelight. Arrive at 4:45 and gather in the Fellowship Hall to find costumes if you want to participate in the pageant. Young and old will enjoy this lively retelling of the Christmas story.
Saturday, December 24—Christmas Eve Worship Service, 8:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. Organ prelude
8:30 p.m. Share the joy of the season in a communion service with carols and candlelight on this holiest of nights.
Sunday, December 25—Christmas Day Worship, 11:00 a.m.
Gather to celebrate the birth of Christ. Come hear the story and sing carols in morning worship.
Christmas Eve Choir
Join in the fun of being in the choir for Christmas Eve. Adults and youth grade 5 and up are invited to participate in a special choir that sings at the 5:00 p.m. service on December 24. Rehearsals are Sunday, December 18 12:15-1:15 p.m. and Thursday, December 22 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Choir Room. On the 24th we will gather at 4:00 p.m. before the 5:00 service.