Choirs at Westminster are underway! Come, find a place of welcome in the choir. There are choirs for everyone from age five and up. If you are an instrumentalist, be sure to contact Megan Sharp, Director of Fine Arts, to find out ways to share your talents in worship.
Adult Choir: Rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 pm. This choir is open to all adults, including university students.
Singers: Rehearses on Sundays after 11:00 am worship from 12:15-1:15 pm. This choir is open to all youth 5th grade and up, and adults who enjoy singing with youth.
Choristers: Rehearses on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 pm with hang out time from 3:30-4:00. This choir is open to children grades k-4.
Minstrels: Volunteer to sing with church school classes, either weekly or in rotation with others.
Westminster Presbyterian Church invites proposals to be supported from its Mission Endowment Fund for Fall 2019. Proposals are due to be received by the Church office by noon on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Funding for 2019 is anticipated to be $12,000, to support one or more startup activities or new innovative projects that fulfill our mission to build a more just and peaceful world. Selected proposals may be eligible for several years of funding as long as suitable progress toward the goals is evident, funds are available, and given recommendations and approvals.
The committee seeks proposals that are transformative for the people served, and invite engagement from members of our worshipping community as well. We hope our support will be more than monetary, and that projects such as these can become yeast for a mission-driven congregation.
Westminster Presbyterian is a congregation formed in 1938 to minster to the University of Virginia community. We think of ourselves as a socially progressive Christian community, currently comprised of about 600 members. We are active locally and internationally in many causes through congregational financial support and volunteerism, but feel a call to serve even more through expanded engagement of our members.
Proposals should describe the project objectives, should include a budget, identify assessment methods and a commitment to report by the next fall. Proposals should not exceed three pages in length, and should be addressed to
Mission Endowment Committee
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 Rugby Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Funding decisions are anticipated by December 2019 for the Mission Endowment Fund.
Disbursements are subject to Session approval.
The Westminster Organ Concert Series begins its 40th season of concerts on Friday, August 30, at 7:30 pm, with a recital by Catalina Vicens, a specialist in performance on historic keyboard instruments. The program, entitled “A Musical Pilgrimage from the Middle Ages to the Baroque,” includes some of the earliest known written keyboard music, as well as works by Conrad Paumann, William Byrd, and Juan Cabanilles. Ms. Vicens, originally from Chile, has performed throughout Europe, the USA, and South America, is a guest professor of harpsichord at Oberlin Conservatory and a Ph.D. candidate at Leiden University.
Autumn at Westminster means many things: the university begins its school year (and we have a new associate pastor for that ministry!), our regular worship schedule returns with Sunday services at 8:30 and 11 a.m., the church school year begins with classes for adults, youth and children at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays, and the full choir gets back to its joyful work of bringing beautiful music to worship. On September 8 at 9:30, we’ll enjoy breakfast, information about many of our ministries; games for kids who will meet their teachers; plus photos and reflections from youth pilgrimage to the Tetons. Join us!