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Week of October 21, 2018

Small Group Dinner Signups Continue
This Sunday is the last day of dinner signups in the narthex, but they will continue via email until dinners are finished. There are about 15 slots still available among these dinners: Fri Oct 26 (Harkins), Sat Oct 27 (Berkhout), Sat Oct 27 (Carlston), Fri Nov 2 (Friede) and Sat Nov 17 (Werner). As well, the two family-oriented kid-friendly dinners still have good availability: Sat Oct 27 (Dini) and Sat Nov 3 (Ruffalo/Adkins). Sign up on Sunday at the boards in the narthex, or contact Meme Hurd ( ) or Randy Huyser ( ).

Immigrant Outreach Roundtable                  Sunday, October 21, 11:15am
As part of our ongoing discernment for how we might best support our immigrant neighbors, we encourage members to join us to share views in an open and constructive dialogue. The more members who share their views, the more reflective and thoughtful our community response will be. Organized by Outreach & Society, Trigg McLeod, and Charlotte Montgomery,

New Member/Inquirer Class               Sunday, October 21, 11:15am
If you are curious about Westminster and are considering membership, you are invited to meet with The Rev. Rob McClellan and The Rev. Bethany Nelson for information and discussion about who Westminster is and where it is going. Please request a membership folder from one of the pastors to review in advance; RSVP to ; please notify us if you need daycare.

Yoga to Enliven Spirit                 Mondays, October 22– December 3, 9:30am
Start your Monday morning with a deeply nourishing-mind, body and spirit-yoga class. This is a breath-centered class focusing on fundamentals, so it is appropriate for all-levels and all-ages. Questions? Watch this short 5-minute mini-documentary to learn more: Or contact Erin Elliott at for more information. Suggested donation $15. Bring your own mat (or extras will be provided)

Women Connecting              Tuesday, October 23, 6:30pm
Our group of women meets monthly to respond to a relevant faith/life questions over dinner. Our presenter this month will be Rev. Jan Reynolds on the topic of “Practicing Self-Compassion.” If you are new to Women Connecting, please RSVP to Judy Friede at ; meet in Findlay Hall.

The Search for Hope                 Wednesdays, October 24-31, 9:30am
Westminster's Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Doug Huneke, will lead this class series titled, "In Dark Times: Four Ancestors Share Their Search for Hope." Inspired by a different Biblical story each week, we will discuss how we might be aware of the hope God offers each of us during difficult times.

Council of Dads               Thursday, October 25, 6:00pm
This group meets the 4th Thursday of each month for a light supper and discussion of issues facing dads of all ages, offering access to ideas and voices of experience in an informal and collegial setting. This is a nice opportunity to deepen relationships with a cross-section of WPC men. For more information contact Hamp Mauvais:

Christmas Pageant Rehearsals                  Sundays, 9:15am
If your child would like to participate in our Christmas pageant, rehearsals will be every Sunday at 9:15am beginning Oct. 28. The children will perform the pageant in worship on Dec. 16. Children of all ages are welcome to participate. RSVP to Bethany.

Harvest Festival                      Sunday, October 28, 11:15am
This festival will feature crafts, snacks, and games celebrating the fall season. Our older youth will host our younger children.

Interfaith Retreat                     Tuesday, October 30, 10:00am
Rabbi Susan Leider and Rev. David Gregory will lead this day-long retreat titled, "Bringing in Love," focusing on how love can transform our lives, and through us, the world. Held at Community Congregational Church; register at

Bible Study                   Tuesdays, November 6 & 27, 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. (note change of date from 3rd Tuesday to the 4th for November only.)

Canal Alliance Talk & Tour                      Friday, November 2, 12:15pm
We will hear from Lucia Martel-Dow, Director of Immigration Legal Services, about the current status of the immigration issues and how that is impacting Canal families. She will tell us stories of local clients. Following program & questions, will be tour of the Canal Alliance classrooms and services. RSVP to Barbara Rowe or 415-686-1549) so we can get parking permits or to register to carpool from Westminster departing at 11:45. Snacks will be available and/or bring a sandwich.

30th Alternative Christmas Fair           Sundays, Nov 11 & 18, 9:15am &11am
Jump start your Christmas shopping with thoughtful gifts for teachers, coaches, friends and relatives. Enjoy an opportunity to support local and international non- profits serving those in need. The fair is open to the entire community, so please invite your friends. Refreshments will be served. Gift cards and small items will communicate your generosity on behalf of a loved one. Contact: Judy Friede,


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