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June 15, 2021: Latest Message
from Gregory Knox Jones and
Ways to Help Others During COVID


Message from Gregory Knox Jones
"A couple in our church family recently escaped Delaware for a week and savored fresh scenery. While spending a few days on the coast of Georgia, they discovered a recently printed book by the Rev. Kate Buckley (a Presbyterian minister), and gave me a copy. The book is a compilation of brief blessings the pastor wrote during the pandemic." Click here to continue reading the latest letter from Greg Jones dated Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Ways to Help Others During COVID
The global impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented. For vulnerable populations – those who are homeless, hungry, out of work, living in communal settings – and for those living in vulnerable communities around the world, the effects of this crisis are even more devastating. They need our help more than ever.

Support LocallyClick here for a list of needs in our local community.

Support Globally – Gifts can be designated to directly support emergency relief projects of partners in Congo, Guatemala, Palestine, and Syria. For details and to contribute, please use this form.

With deep gratitude for your generosity and compassion. Thank you for being part of God’s light shining through the darkness.

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Livestreamed/Recorded Service for
Sunday, June 13, 2021
and Details on In-Person Services


Livestreamed/Recorded Worship Service
We livestream our 9:00 AM worship service on Sunday mornings! Access our YouTube channel as early as 8:50 AM. When you get to our YouTube channel, you will see a large box in the center of the screen that says "Live." A recorded version will be provided on our YouTube channel after the livestream. Please also visit the Time with Our Children playlist to view the children's message (your little ones will love these!). To enhance your worship experience, we encourage you to download the accompanying Worship Bulletin: Worship Bulletin for 6/13/2021

In-Person Worship Service
Our sanctuary is open on Sunday mornings for one worship service at 9:00 AM. Attendance is limited and an online reservation (one per family) is required. When we reach the maximum number of reservations we can safely host, the reservations will close. We have established guidelines for your safety (masks are still required indoors). If you would like to join us for in-person worship, please subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter; the link to make a reservation is only being provided in our e-newsletter at this time.

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Virtual Education, Peace & Justice Discussions, and Small Groups (for kids/youth, too!)


Peace & Justice Thursday Evening Events
Racism Has a Cost for Everyone
Thursday, June 17, 7 PM on Zoom

Join us as we watch a short TED Talk by Heather McGhee, author of "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together," followed by a discussion of the issues she identifies and the proposals she offers. Hosted by Westminster's Peace & Justice Work Group. To participate in our Peace & Justice discussions, use the Zoom link above, or go to, enter Meeting ID 860 2752 1655 and click "Join."

Time with Our Children
Prior to COVID-19, every Sunday our congregation received a dose of joy when our children gathered up at the front of our sanctuary to hear and respond to a carefully-crafted, child-friendly message from one of our pastors. We wanted to continue offering these special messages for children in a safe way, so Time with Our Children has gone virtual. Be sure to check out these creative videos for your little ones on YouTube!

Presbyterian 101 Podcast
Episode 1 – By Faith Alone: The Reformation & Beyond
Episode 2 – By Grace Alone: What Presbyterians Believe
Whether you are a lifelong Presbyterian or are new to this Christian tradition, the Rev. Sudie Niesen Thompson is here to answer (some) of your questions. Tune in to our Presbyterian 101 podcast and learn a bit about our denomination’s history, theology, and governance ... in other words, what it means to be Presbyterian.

Midweek Manna Bible Study
Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
on Zoom

Join the Rev. Sudie Niesen Thompson for "Midweek Manna" on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:00 PM on Zoom. The group is continuing our study of Exodus and will soon decide where to turn next on our journey through Scripture. Join us! New faces always welcome! Please email Sudie for the Zoom information.

Women's Online Community Group
The women of Westminster connect for heartfelt and enriching discussions on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. The Rev. Jill Getty is facilitating this group on Zoom. If interested, please email Jill and she will add you to the weekly participant email list to receive the Zoom link and password.

Youth Ministry (Grades 6 – 12)
180 Youth Ministry meets every week, either virtually or in person (socially distanced and masked). See the Weekly Word e-newsletter or our Instagram account (@180youth_wpc) for updates.

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2021 Summer Concert Series
Fridays, June
18 and 25
7 PM


Westminster Presbyterian Church and Artcinia present Music in YOUR Neighborhood, a series of three summer concerts on Fridays at 7 PM. Each concert is free and open to the public. Limited seating available. Advance reservations are required. Visit for more information.

June 11
Four Seasons and More (piano trio)

June 18
Violin with a Spanish Flair (violin and piano)

June 25
From Bach to Coleman (string quartet)

Concerts will take place on Westminster's front lawn (corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Clayton Street). Please bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, the concert(s) will move indoors to the Westminster sanctuary. Masks are required indoors.

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