Westminster's Blog

August 25, 2016

A bright future includes a strong educational start!

This isn’t exactly news, but it takes the support and commitment of many to make education accessible to all.

Giffen Memorial Elementary School is located in a low income area in South Albany where the student population is primarily African-American and immigrant. Many tutors are required to work with the students during the school day.

Westminster Presbyterian Church is encouraging members to join with Albany's First Presbyterian Church in their partnership with Giffen Memorial Elementary School in Albany's South End to:

Tutor in the Classrooms at Giffen Memorial Elementary School

  • Put tutors in classrooms to...

June 29, 2016

“Oh man….do I HAVE to go to school today?”

It is certainly not unusual to hear this sentiment.  Perhaps you have even expressed it yourself?  In the United States, it is certainly easy to take for granted our access to a public education, ensuring that we learn the basic foundational blocks needed to be an independent, contributing member of society.

How quickly we also forget, basic education is NOT a given in many places around the world, including Ghana.

Mission Trip to Ghana: July 25 - August 9, 2016

A seven-member team from Westminster Church in Albany, New York will travel to Ghana on July 25 - August 9 to join with Rev. Josh Heikkila, PCUSA Mission co-...

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