We will gather for worship in the courtyard on Sunday, June 3 at 10:00 am. This creative and joyous worship in our beautiful courtyard is not to be missed. We will also share in a church picnic following the service. Mark your calendars now!
Calling performers of all ages! On Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 pm you are invited to be part of a special concert at Westminster. We need performers of all ages and abilities to create this unique evening of music for our community. Following the performance there will be ice cream served in the courtyard. This is a fun way to celebrate the beginning of summer and support our talented members. Please contact Megan Sharp, Director of Fine Arts if you have questions and to get your name on the program.
Congratulations! Let your light shine!
From high school: Leah Patek (CHS) to William and Mary; Jack Timmins (CHS), hired by Charlottesville City Schools to work in the Sigma Engineering Lab at CHS and will also continue his job writing code for an app used by a local hydroponics company; Thomas Schlipper (Murray), to PVCC, Chris Goode (Tandem) an internship at the ASC/Blackfriars first then to VCU; A.J. Given, to UVA, Grayson Heflin (AHS) to JMU; Cassidy Wells (MHS) to NC State along with Taryn Cowles (AHS) also going to NC State; Nick Bird (WAHS) to Hunter College in NYC, and Ty Huneycutt (WAHS) to CNU.
From college: Hope Atkins from UVA with a double major in English and Psychology, entering in a Master in Social Work program at Smith College and Wade Goodrich, grandson of Barbara and Bascom Deaver, son of Diane Goodrich, from VA Tech, entering UVA as grad student in Architectural History.
From graduate school: Ryan Lake from Johns Hopkins with a Masters Degree in Applied Math and Statistics. Ryan will be getting married in August!
Our high school graduates and all others were recognized on Sunday, May 13 at the 11:00 AM worship service.
This week the Choristers and Singers will be participating in worship, singing three different anthems. The two choirs will combine for “Wade in the Water,” in an arrangement by Bruce Trinkley. This is a traditional African-American spiritual whose words have a dual meaning — on the one hand, they refer to the practice of baptism, but also served as advice to runaway slaves that they should use water to throw bloodhounds off their scent. The “Moses” referred to in the song could mean both the Biblical figure and Harriet Tubman, who led many slaves to freedom. The Choristers will also sing “Spirit Boundless,” by Betty Ann Ramseth, which incorporates the 17th-century German chorale, “Werde Munter.” The final anthem is “When You Pass Through the Waters,” a setting by Paul Weber of Isaiah 43:1-3.
Exploring the theme of “Through a Glass, Darkly”, 21 women spent a weekend of wonder, laughter and sharing exploring I Corinthians 8-13 at Graves Mountain Lodge in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They worshiped, shared stories, broke bread, and served each other communion.