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Sundays and More
Week of October 20, 2019
Laura Schwartz Sunday, October 20, 11:15am
Family psychotherapist Laura Schwartz joins us again, exploring how we can help our children stay true to their values and dreams, and persist in pursuing them even when everything around them seems dark, confusing and hopeless.
New Member/Inquirer Class Sunday, October 20, 5:30pm
If you are curious about Westminster and are considering membership, you are invited to meet with Rob and Bethany 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 childcare.
Book of Acts Study Wednesday, October 23-30, 9:30am
We will examine together the stories of the first churches – stories of unity, passion, and compromise. Facilitated by Jeff.
Oasis of Peace Wednesday October 23, 1:00pm
Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, (meaning " Oasis of Peace” in Arabic and Hebrew), is an intentional community between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Made up of both Jewish and Palestinians they are committed to bilingual, multicultural equality. Two community members will be here at WPC to share an inside view into the reality of raising their families in this community. All are welcome to hear their unique perspective on the Israel/Palestinian conflict.
Pancake Breakfast Sunday, October 27, 11:15am
(note new date) Join the high school youth group for some delicious food at their annual Pancake Breakfast, this year including pumpkin pancakes! The breakfast is free, but your donations will help us make a significant lasting impact in San Diego during our annual mission trip there. Parents, please have your high schoolers here at 9:00am to set up and cook!
Substance Abuse Prevention Workshop Sunday, October 27, 11:45am
Prodigal Parent Series #9: After the legalization of cannabis use and with the rise in popularity of vaping we’ve noticed the conversations teenagers have about drug use are changing. We have invited FCD Prevention Works to join us. For decades, FCD has worked worldwide to provide students and the adults who care for them with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to make intelligent, healthy choices about alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Please invite anyone you think may benefit from this important topic. Contact:
Upcoming Events and Speakers
Yoga for Spiritual Well-Being Mondays, 9:30am
This contemplative-style class focuses on safe, fluid movements engaged with mindful breathing. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or entirely new to yoga, please join us. For more info contact Erin at erinelliottyoga.com and ; $15 per class suggested donation. NOTE: The class will be offered every Monday until the construction begins, then it will continue in a different TBD location. Check back here for updates on relocation details!
WPC Hikers October 25, November 8 & 22, 9:15am
Come join a fall hike! It is a great way to get to know each other better, explore nature, and appreciate God's creation. If you are on the hiking list, watch for an email from Sign Up Genius. If you wish to be added to the email list, contact Judi Sachs - or Carol Coffman -
Bible Study Tuesdays, October 22, November 5 & 19, 6:00pm
Rob will be teaching a Bible study class on the Gospel of Mark on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month; Meet in the library.
For Your Information
Sukkot at Rodef Sholom Friday, October 18, 6:00pm
Congregation Rodef Sholom has invited us to share in their Sukkot celebration dinner (at 6:00) and festival service (at 7:30). RSVP - www.rodefsholom.org/rsvp
What's Happening at the Border? Sunday, October 20, 10:30am
Rev. Deborah Lee, Exec. Dir. of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, will preach. Following the service, at 12:15pm, an immigration forum will include a short film and firsthand witnesses of activity at the Arizona and Texas borders. Two Westminster members will share their Borderlinks experience. Unitarian Universalist Congregation, San Rafael.
Marin Organizing Committee Convention Sunday, October 27, 3:00pm
WPC has joined the Marin Interfaith Committee's new MOC core team. MOC has achieved concrete progress on homelessness, renter protection, and healthcare. Join with over 800 others from congregations, non-profits, and neighborhoods across Marin to celebrate a decade of building non-partisan citizen power and establish an agenda of issues for 2020. Join us; Civic Center Exhibit Hall. There is no commitment but, please RSVP, even if it's last minute: Trigg McLeod, , 415-637-1837
Middle School November Bash Weekend November 1-3
Our middle schoolers and leaders are returning to Westminster Woods with other youth groups from around Northern California for a weekend of thrill seeking, friendship, conversation, adventure and worship. With the grind of the school year on full throttle, what better way to pause and reset with friends in a beautiful, joyful, peaceful setting. For grades 6-8. Cost: $200 (scholarships available). RSVP
High School December Fest Weekend December 6-8
For the first time in a long time our high schoolers and leaders are returning to Westminster Woods with other youth groups from around Northern California for a weekend of thrill seeking, friendship, conversation, adventure and worship. High school can be hard. Let’s make them the best days of our lives with amazing people in an amazing place. For grades 9-12. Cost: $200 (scholarships available). RSVP