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Through Church School classes, special programs, inter-generational events, and discussion groups, Westminster provides opportunities for people of all ages to nurture their faith. The Church School, which meets (currently via Zoom) from September through May on Sunday mornings, from 9:30-10:40 AM, is the heart of these efforts and provides classes for people of all ages. There is also a weekly prayer group, a prayer shawl group, etc. Additional evening programs, events and workshops also occur through the year. Please contact Rev. Lynne Clements with questions or for more information.
Weekly Classes via Zoom – Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am
QUESTIONS OF FAITH (formerly Contemporary Theology): Questions of Faith is a discussion-based class where members consider the foundational, often challenging, questions we are constantly exploring as we seek meaning, purpose and direction for our own lives and for the life of the world. No matter where you are on the journey, all are welcome. For six sessions, through December 13, we will explore Barbara Brown Taylor’s Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, with Martha Wertz as the discussion leader. “As the title suggests,” Taylor writes, “it is a book about how my envy of other traditions turned into holy envy, offering me the chance to be born again within my own tradition.” Through conversational yet profound stories about her teaching of world religions at Piedmont College, Taylor raises serious questions about her own faith and that of her readers, how we relate to those of other faiths and traditions, and what we can share and learn from each other. Taylor is an Episcopal priest known as one of the most effective preachers in the English speaking world, a noted author, and emerita Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, who lives on a working farm in rural northeast Georgia near the college. In citing her in 2014 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Time Magazine described her as a “centering voice in the wilderness”. Email Jack Townsend at for the weekly Zoom link (which, in addition to the link, will have the weekly assignments for the week and remaining chapters).
Advent Study: While we have emerged from waiting for election results, we still wait for an end to the pandemic, the end to racism, the end of injustice. And we are tired. If you are weary of waiting and are looking for a way to gather with others, to share and lament, to learn and to ready yourself for a very different Christmas, then this year’s Advent study is for you. A Weary World is both a personal devotional book and a four-week study. Drawing from her own loss of a young adult to suicide, author Kathy Escobar leads readers on a journey that invites folks to find hope and strength and encouragement in the current places we find ourselves in. Classes go through December 20. Order your book now from the PCUSA store at pcusastore.com or your favorite bookseller.
Tuesday Evening Bible Study: The Tuesday Evening Study Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm via Zoom. For more information, contact Ashley at .
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Care and the love of knitting and/or crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those within our church and beyond. Since 2011 and under the guidance of the Pastoral Deacons and church staff, we have given shawls to console those who are grieving, comfort those who are ill, and bring joy and gratitude during times of celebration. We meet on the third Monday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. via Zoom. If you are interested in joining this special ministry or have questions, please contact Beth Hochstetler @ 434-978-1674 or .