The Rev. Casey Thompson
All Are Welcome
What's Going On?
Everything was in place for a fabulous 'Road Show Build' for Habitat for Humanity – everything except the weather! Due to the prediction of rain and wind on our original build date (Saturday, May 21), the event on our church lawn has been POSTPONED. So cross off May 21 and mark your calendars for Saturday, June 4.
If you signed up for a shift and can do the same one on our new date, no action is necessary. If you need to change your scheduling – or if you couldn't make this weekend but are available on June 4 – please contact Craig Wemmers at (302) 239-9698 or via email. We look forward to seeing you under much better weather conditions in June!
This is your chance to support affordable housing in our community, enable a local family to take a huge step in independent living, and have a lot of fun! Bring your friends and family – all ages welcome and NO building experience required!
For more information, see the cover page of our May/June newsletter.
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I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
– Matthew 25:35
The Syrian war has created the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII. Four million have fled and another seven million are displaced within Syria. Turkey, Lebanon, and Germany are each resettling 1-2.5 million refugees. After thorough vetting, the U.S.A. has taken in only a few thousand and some politicians are trying to stop further resettlement. PC(USA) has challenged congregations to speak out, requesting elected officials to welcome more Syrian refugees into the U.S.A.
On Sunday, June 12, join us in Rodney Chapel during the time between our 8:15 and 10:00 a.m. worship services when our church leaders, pastors, and others involved in our church's response to the Syrian refugee crisis will be present for discussion. What are your thoughts about our Christian role in aiding refugees displaced by war? What questions or comments do you have about the #WeChooseWelcome program of the PC(USA) and Westminster Church?
Then stay – or come back – for the opportunity to show your support for the #WeChooseWelcome campaign by participating in a group photo following the 10:00 a.m. worship service the same day.
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Please note the change in our Sunday worship times for the summer!
May 29 to September 4
8:15 a.m. – Worship service with communion in Rodney Chapel
10:00 a.m. – Worship service in the sanctuary
Join us for Summer Tea hosted by our deacons following this service.
To explore our full calendar, visit calendar.wpc.org.
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How is ISIS impacting our partners in Iraq and Syria? How are our partner churches aiding Syrian refugees?
Come to "Tea with Elmarie" on Friday, June 10, at 4:00 p.m. in WPC's Ruth Christie Room for a presentation by The Rev. Elmarie Parker. Elmarie serves as a PC(USA) Associate for Ecumenical Partnerships in the role of Regional Liaison to Church Partners in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. She will discuss current conditions in the region where she and her husband, The Rev. Scott Parker, live and work and how these conditions impact our partners' work. Though there is still much concern, there are also stories of hope to be shared. Bring your friends to hear firsthand what church leaders are doing in these areas of conflict.
For planning purposes, please RSVP to Carol Mosher via email.
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