The African Mission Committee is most grateful to all who made donations by November 5, 2017 and to all others who have pledged support during the fall fundraising season. With your help, Westminster has exceeded its $10,000 fundraising goal for African Family Night. The more than $11,000 raised will support the Westminster projects in Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Thank you!
For the first time an African Family Night program:
featured speakers from Asia,
collected donations for survivors of a disastrous mudslide in Sierra Leone (one of most deadly African mudslides in decades), and
raised enough money to fund fully three of the 11 Hope Mission...
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 the seasons change and the air grows crisp and cool, we are reminded that life and the church have their seasons, too. Baptisms and funerals, friendships and marriages, work and retirement, in church we experience the different seasons of life – whether they bring illness, sorrow, anger, and loss or health, joy, love and peace. Stewardship season at Westminster is a time to reflect on the blessings we have received and how we can respond to that blessing through our gifts.