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September 6, 2018

Try to imagine what it must be like to be a girl who cannot attend school for several days each month due to normal functions of puberty. Also imagine not understanding what is happening to your body because neither your mother nor your school ever explained it to you. Worse yet, imagine having no future in life, except for early motherhood, as a result of this situation.

The MoonCatcher Project strives to end the deprivation that girls experience by providing them with washable and reusable feminine hygiene kits. Churches in the United States have been participating in “MoonBees” – assembly-line style sewing bees where the kits are stitched and assembled. Even...

January 9, 2018

Try to imagine what it must be like to be a girl who cannot attend school for several days each month due to normal functions of puberty. Also imagine not understanding what is happening to your body because neither your mother nor your school ever explained it to you. Worse yet, imagine having no future in life, except for early motherhood, as a result of this situation.

This is the fate of millions of girls worldwide who live in developing countries. In the United States, we take for granted feminine hygiene products that enable young women to attend school, lead independent lives, and pursue careers. But much of the world does not enjoy such luxury, especiall...

November 16, 2017

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...

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...

August 25, 2016

Sometimes, we need help to “make ends meet.” Many of us live paycheck to paycheck and unexpected circumstances can lead to major problems.  We work with the Schuyler Inn to assist families who are working to get their lives back in order.

The Schuyler Inn is an emergency housing shelter. Many of these families are facing extreme financial difficulties. Often they arrive at Schuyler only with the clothes that they are wearing.

Westminster volunteers are needed to help improve the lives of homeless families and children living at Schuyler Inn in Menands. This former motel, owned by Peter Young Housing, Industries and Treatment (PYHIT), has a contract with...

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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