Support Our Outreach Work
There are many ways to support our outreach efforts, beginning with the most fundamental – prayer. You can pray:
- for our mission teams and for the people whose lives they touch
- for our partner organizations in Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Honduras and Appalachia, all of whom are doing God’s work in challenging conditions
- for the missionaries whose ministries we support
- for those who serve locally, doing everything from delivering meals to tutoring students to collecting food and serving the homeless
- for our partner organizations locally, who are stretched to meet the growing needs yet serve so faithfully
We also need financial support. Westminster is pleased to generously subsidize all mission trips and to offer scholarships so the experience is within financial reach of anyone who wants to serve. Our Annual Mission Auction helps us raise needed funds, and the Amani Bead Ministry sustains church funding of the New Life Homes orphanage in Nyeri, Kenya.
Annual Mission Auction (Saturday, May 2, 2015)
Featuring concert by Brice Street, barbecue cook-off, homemade desserts.
Our yearly fundraising event for missions raises money that makes mission trips affordable to the Westminster community. The church subsidizes half the cost of most mission trips. This year, the event will take on a new fun and festive feel, featuring a concert by the Worship Band, a catered dinner and a wide variety of handcrafted and homemade food items. Also available for bids will be everything from vacation home stays to sports tickets to gift certificates at some of your favorite restaurants. This is a chance for the Westminster community to come together for an evening of fun with a great purpose. Tickets are on sale in the church office and during fellowship time on Sundays in March and April.
Amani Bead Ministry (Year-round)
Made from the clay of Mt Kenya, Amani beads have been shaped, painted and fired by Kenyan women in a fair-trade business. Imperfect beads are donated to Amani Children’s Foundation and then to Westminster, whose members shape them into beautiful, one-of-a kind pieces of jewelry and art. It is a labor of love, and the proceeds go back to care for orphaned babies at New Life Homes in Kenya. Through this ministry, Westminster covers more than a third of the annual cost of operating the New Life Homes orphanage in Nyeri.
Beading workshops are offered the third Saturday of every month (except September) from 9 am – noon at Redington House (adjacent to the church).
Amani jewelry and crafts are sold at the church’s annual Alternative Giving Sale and year-round at the Redington House adjacent to the church.
To purchase Amani items or to host a beading party in the Redington studio, please call Rhonda Horney at (336) 282-4382.