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Church Work Projects - Help Wanted

Do you like painting? Gardening? General spruce-up-the-place events? Other home repair projects? Trustees have recently been very busy in all these areas, and would like to include you next time. But we need to know about your interests or expertise. The Small Meeting Room, library, and church office, as well as the first and second floor hallways and stairs, were recently repainted. The library in particular needed repair of water damage before this could be started. The Meeting Room and upstairs hallway also received new carpeting, and the office window shades, floor, and radiators still need attention. But it’s been a long time since other areas were similarly treated, like the entire 3rd

Kirkin’ 2017: Celebrating the Scottish Reformation

Save the Date! Westminster’s annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan will be held on Sunday, October 15th. The Kirkin’ is a special way of joining our Westminster family and friends together. Please do invite guests to come with you and be sure to introduce them to the Westminster family. We will welcome Dr. Earl S. Johnson, Jr. as our guest preacher. He is looking forward to working with the people of Westminster again, especially in this time of change and reformation. Dr. Johnson is a retired PC(USA) pastor, Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Siena College, and a member of Albany Presbytery Peacemaking Task Force. He also serves on the Social Justice Task Force for the New York State Cou

Westminster 2018 Stewardship Campaign: Building a House of Prayer for All Peoples

Westminster is a special place. Our diversity makes us stand out within the presbytery and the denomination and it may seem as though diversity is a modern virtue for the church to uphold. In reality, Westminster’s diversity represents a return to one of our faith traditions oldest examples of the community of faith. The Prophet Isaiah living in the 8th Century BC instructed Israel in Isaiah 56:7 saying: Even those I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples. ~Isaiah 56:7 As we complete our capital campaign and plan our

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