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Keeping in touch with each other in today's busy and hurry up lifestyle is important. In Latest News/Sundays and More you will find this week's important announcements and news items. Our Work offers in-depth informational articles and stories written by our members about  the important work of our Missional Groups. Our Videos offer inspirational practices led by our staff for your enrichment.

 

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August 8, 2018
Westminster's Outreach & Society Commission is exploring what it would mean for Westminster to join with the Marin Sanctuary Congregational Network and the Marin Interfaith Council's "Love Lives in Marin"  initiative to provide legal and meaningful support to our immigrant neighbors. We invite the entire congregation to participate in this discussion. To get your feedback and determine the skills you might be able to contribute, please take a moment and RESPOND TO THIS QUICK SURVEY> Responses will be shared only with Westminster's Outreach & Society Commission. Please deliver the completed survey to the Outreach File in the Commissions' File Folder Box on the first floor. Questions? Please contact: Trigg McLeod at: , or Charlotte Montgomery at: .

Skills Survey-Immigrant Support Program (please print out)


       

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Week of August 19, 2018

Childcare Needed
We currently have a vacancy for the month of September in our nursery on Sunday mornings between 8:30am – 11:30am. Do you have any ability to serve the needs of our families by filling in?  Any amount of time can be helpful.  Email

How You Can Help with Confirmation
Every year we pair each of our confirmation students with an adult (or couple) who can serve as their guide. The role of a guide is simple: be an enthusiastic participant. You also would be required to attend at least 2 of the 10 weeks (Sep - Nov) of Confirmation. You'll get to see first-hand the developing spiritual lives of our youth. Interested? 

Join Board to Work on Affordable Housing
If you’d like to work in an ecumenical setting supporting affordable housing projects in Marin, please contact Rob or Bethany for more information about serving on the Tam Pacific Board. 

Remember Your Pledge Payments
Even as you travel this summer, please remember to keep up with your pledge payments, as church expenses are year-round. Thank you for your ongoing support of Westminster!

Bible Study                             Tuesday, August 21, 6:00pm
Rob will be teaching the Bible study class on the Gospel of Mark on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month; Meet in the library.

From Ordinary to Extraordinary                  Wednesdays, August 22-29, 9:30am
People were always interrupting Jesus. He transformed ordinary interactions into something extraordinary. We will consider how his example can inform our own life responses to people and situations.  Facilitated by Ted and Rob.

Immigration Issues Impacting Marin            Sunday, August 26, 11:15am
Fernando Barreto and Lauren Silver from the Canal Alliance will speak with us about how current immigration laws are affecting our neighbors here in Marin County, the work of the Canal Alliance and ways you might help.  Fireside Room.

Border Trip                        February 17-22, 2019
You are invited to join Rev. Barbara Rowe and the staff of BorderLinks (www.borderlinks.org) to experience the border wall, the desert crossing, check-points, the court process, detention center and hear from non-profits that assist those seeking asylum in the U.S.  Deposit due Sept. 1. Contact Barbara with questions and to register - , 415-383-8006. 

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Meeting            Sunday, September 2, 11:15am
Do you have an incoming 6th grade student in your home? WPC Youth Ministry has much to offer in very unique ways. We would love to discuss with you what happens here regarding youth and hear your thoughts as well. Join Jeff in the youth room.

Angel Island Hike             Thursday, September 6, 10:00am
We will ferry to Angel Island, and then enjoy a 6-mile hike on Mt. Livermore. A flatter Perimeter Trail hike will also be available. See Polly Chandler with questions and to RSVP,  .

Annual In-Gathering Brunch                          Sunday, September 9, 11:00am
Our biggest all-church event of the year,  when we celebrate the beginning of a new Sunday School year, renewing acquaintances after the summer and taking the opportunity to get to know new Sunday School teachers and classmates. Main dishes will be provided, including the ever-popular French toast and egg dishes, with plenty of bacon, sausage and fresh fruit; please bring a side dish to share or a donation in lieu of a dish. For questions contact Randy Huyser .

High School Confirmation Class          Sundays, Sept. 9-Nov. 18
High school youth who have not yet been confirmed are invited to participate in this class, facilitated by Bethany and Jeff.  We will meet after worship each week for discussion, service, and more.  RSVP to Bethany.

Multi-Faith Climate Service                       Wednesday, September 12, 4:00pm
There will be a “Global Climate Action Summit Multi-Faith Service of Wondering and Commitment” at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco featuring remarks from His Holiness the Dala Lama (via video); His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople (via representative); and the Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church (via video).  More info at http://diocal.org/events/GCAS-multi-faith-service

Pedal for Protein          September 16-21 and 29
All the money from this annual bike ride/fundraiser with our Redwoods Presbytery goes to support local food banks. This year, the main ride will be in Humboldt County, followed by a fun ride for all ages and abilities in Santa Rosa on Sept. 29. Interested in participating? See Bethany for more details.

 

          
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