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.
A special one session class was held with Dr. Charles Dew leading the discussion. Dr. Dew, Professor of American History Emeritus at Williams College, is the author of The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade, which describes his journey from childhood in the Jim Crow South in the later 1940’s. His formal educational trajectory led to graduating from Woodberry Forest School in Virginia graduating in 1954 (also in the Jim Crow era), to Williams graduating in 1958, and then to Johns Hopkins graduating with Ph.D. in 1964, the cusp of the Civil Rights Movements. He taught at various colleges, including UVA before returning to Williams and retiring in 2020. His teaching focused on the American South, the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the institution of slavery. Please enjoy below:
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.
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 .