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News

To those in our beloved Community of Faith,

The mass killing in the gay night club in Orlando has unleashed a torrent of feelings – shock and sadness, fury and fear, helplessness and hopelessness...

Westminster missioners have just returned from another trip to the Western Highlands area of Guatemala, about four hours from Guatemala City. Our work continues to be focused in San Juan Ostuncalco, a community with a large population of Mam indigenous people.

Learn about our recent gatherings with the American Turkish Friendship Association and Congregation Beth Shalom.

In March, the deacons initiated the hospitality card program. These cards are sent to our homebound members as well as members who were recently hospitalized or ill.

Each Wednesday morning, Susan Alexander and several volunteers meet with clients seeking a referral to St. Stephen's Food Pantry, a service of Lutheran Community Services (LCS) of Delaware, located in St. Stephen's Lutheran Church at 1301 North Broom Street. The process isn't nearly as straightforward as it may sound.

Did you know that the buildings adjacent to our parking lot are the residences for nine men who are part of Friendship House's men's program? These men have jobs and are in the final stage of getting their life together with the help of Marcy Perkins and her staff, who provide 24-hour assistance and care.

Since 1991, Sojourners' Place has provided a home for homeless men and women, helping them on their journey to self-sufficiency through a case managed residential program. Fifty residents are provided with assistance, including drug/alcohol counseling, mental health therapy, educational training, and access to job training. The residents leave with a job, a savings account, and a place to live.

What's all the ruckus about? We are asked to send money to West Africa, Guatemala, and Honduras, not to mention the latest victims of a weatherborne tragedy. We need to support this Compassionate Child or that Shoebox Industry. All this, plus we have missionaries around the world. Why?

On Code Purple nights in Wilmington, Friendship House (FH) offers emergency sanctuary to the chronically homeless at the Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew (SSAM), located at 720 North Orange Street. The doors open at 3:30 p.m. and close at 8:30 p.m. (when the Salvation Army Code Purple night shelter opens for the night).

The Chad Miller Youth Mission Fund was created in memory of The Rev. Chad Miller after his tragic death in June 2009. Chad served as our Associate Pastor for Mission and Youth from August 2007 until his death. During that time, he became an integral part of our church and community.

For the past 17 years, Lutheran Community Services (LCS) has operated a fresh produce distribution program near St. Stephen's Lutheran Church on West 13th Street. Each Wednesday morning, the Food Bank of Delaware delivers the produce and volunteers make it available to low-income clients who come to the site for fresh food for themselves and their families...

Westminster is pleased to offer a convenient new option for making your regular offerings and pledge payments. With our online giving program, you can easily set up a recurring giving schedule or make one-time contributions through automatic deduction from your checking or savings account...

When the civil war in Syria began three years ago, families started losing their homes, businesses, and churches. Tragically, loss of life became a daily occurrence for Syrians...

Just imagine. Imagine not being able to afford the kindling that would provide a fire to boil your drinking water for purification. Imagine growing up assuming that constant gastrointestinal distress is just how the human body works and is perfectly normal.

We are proud to announce that the church grounds have been certified by the National Wildlife Foundation and the Delaware Nature Society as a “Backyard Wildlife Habitat”! This means that our property meets the four basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover, and places to raise young.

Every WPC member knows our church leadership consists of the pastors and staff as well as the Elders (Session), Board of Deacons, and Board of Trustees, but do you know what exactly it is that your deacons do?

Check out our updated web pages for the “Serve Locally” section of the WPC website. We’re trying to make it easier to volunteer as well as appreciate the breadth of our involvement in the community.

Lutheran Community Services (LCS), with headquarters located across Rodney Street, has often been supported by Westminster, especially the LCS FAITH Center and the St. Stephen’s Pantry. LCS and Westminster continue to work together to offer...

For long-time members of Westminster, the answer to the question is easy. It’s where the baby cribs are located, and therefore it is a room in the church where the babies stay on Sunday morning, but how many new parents would know to look for a cribbery?

For the past four years, Westminster women have been gathering every other month in someone’s home for supper, fellowship, and mission education. Liz Bacon and Peggy Carroll joined together in launching Dining for Donations, which has involved more than 45 women. Each meeting averages 15-20 in attendance, with the host providing the meal’s main course and attendees adding a side dish, beverage, or dessert.