Westminster’s ministry partner, The New Arrivals Institute, is recruiting childcare volunteers from 9:30am to 12:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, for their infant and toddler class while their refugee and immigrant parents attend English class. Please contact Lynn Thompson, NAI Community Engagement Director, directly by email at email@example.com to arrange an information, orientation, and background check appointment. You may also contact Ann Comfort (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Church Office for additional information.
October 27, 5pm
Wear your costumes and join us for an afternoon of family-friendly fun: Kids will love racing from car to car for candy, bobbing for donuts, and eating popcorn by the handful! No RSVP necessary.
No kids? Looking for something to do with your small group? Just want to be a part of the fun? Consider volunteering!
Out of the Garden Fresh Mobile Markets take place at high need GCS schools and Guilford County food deserts. Each location serves families monthly with fresh, frozen and non-perishable food. Westminster volunteers are needed on Saturdays September 21, October 19, and the third Saturday morning of each month in 2019.
Representatives from six local refugee and immigrant assistance agencies and 13 local congregations, including Westminster, met recently about forming an Emergency Housing Network for refugees and immigrants. These meetings, convened by FaithAction International House, have outlined the dire need for emergency housing for this population and the reasons why. Currently, the Network is establishing a list of emergency housing options within places of worship, congregants’ homes, attached or detached apartments, in-law suites, rental property, etc. The time frame for emergency housing would be no more than three months and a memo or understanding would be established between all parties including a case management agency. If you would like to learn more or have resources to offer, please contact Ann Comfort.
Westminster supplies a male overnight host every Saturday night and provides several evening meals for the shelter guests and volunteers.We are actively recruiting adult men to select one Saturday per month in January, February, and March to serve in this capacity. We also need a Meal Coordinator for this ministry.
In response to the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian, we are suggesting that those who would like to assist with relief and recovery efforts please make financial gifts to Westminster Presbyterian Church, designated for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. The number assigned by PDA for this response is DR-000194. You can follow PDA’s efforts by going to their website at pda.pcusa.org.
The Outreach Committee is actively recruiting volunteers for reading buddies and lunch buddies. Reading buddies listen to English Language students read in the morning one or more days a week. Lunch buddies meet with their student once a week for thirty minutes to provide a positive role model. If you are interested in either of these opportunities or would like to learn more, please write Morehead on your Worship Response Card,or fill out the interest form below..
Westminster will provide lunch on Saturday, September 21 for all volunteers building Habitat homes in Greensboro. Westminster volunteers are needed to prepare lunch beginning at approximately 8:30am in the Westminster kitchen for delivery by 11am.
Westminster’s September 2019 collection is a Stock the Shelves Back to School Food Collection for our ministry partner Out of the Garden Project. Reusable bags will be distributed after worship on Sunday September 8, while supplies last, but any bag or box can be used. Please place donations of non-perishable food in the collection boxes outside the Fellowship Hall through the month of September. Protein items are always needed, and they request no glass containers.
The Outreach Committee is actively recruiting volunteers for:
Listening to Morehead Elementary English Language students read one (or more) day per week from 7:30am—8:10am, Monday through Thursday.
Lunch Buddies who meet with their student once a week during the school year. The Lunch Buddy Program pairs a caring adult with a same gender student who needs a positive role model in his/her life. Lunch time at Morehead is from 10:45am to 1:15pm; lunch periods are 30 minutes daily.
Westminster will provide lunch on Saturday, September 21 for all volunteers building Habitat homes in Greensboro. Westminster volunteers are needed to prepare lunch beginning at approximately 8:30am in the Westminster kitchen for delivery by 11am. This is a great opportunity for all ages!
As a means of extending our church family, Westminster pairs adults with college students as part of our Secret Saints Ministry. We are looking for volunteers!
The Outreach Committee is looking for individuals or groups to prepare and serve dinner to approximately 20 people at Pathways Family Shelter on Thursdays August 15 and September 19 and the third Thursday of each month.
On Friday August 23 and Saturday August 24 Westminster volunteers will build an accessibility ramp for a low-income Guilford County homeowner through Community Housing Solutions. We are recruiting work team members for both days. 8 - 10 people ages 14 and up are needed each day from 8 am to 3:00 pm. You are welcome to serve one or both days. No experience is necessary but is welcomed.
For the past three years, Westminster has partnered with Grimsley High School by providing mentors for their Success 101 program as part of our Outreach focus on Children in Poverty. Last year Westminster had 14 adults serving as mentors for this innovative program and we're positive that number can grow in the years to come. Mentors and students are paired based on the mentor’s availability during school hours and meet weekly for one hour at Grimsley High School. If you would like to learn more and be included in an August interest meeting (date TBA) please write Grimsley on your Worship Response Card on Sunday morning or contact Ann Comfort (email@example.com) in the Church Office by Monday, August 12.
On Sunday, August 18 Westminster will distribute school supplies to children living at Partnership Village. Needed items include: backpacks without wheels, lined notebook paper, index cards, pocket folders, 2” 3-ring binders, tabbed dividers, pencils, pens, erasers, colored pencils, markers, and rulers. Most of the children living at Partnership Village are in middle and high school. Please place items in the collection bins on or before Sunday August 11.
SAVE THE DATE: One Great Day of Service is Sunday, September 29, 2019. 25 to 30 local service projects will be available for participation by the congregation. Please prayerfully consider playing an instrumental role in this annual Westminster event by becoming a Project Leader. For more information about the projects being developed and responsibilities, please contact Ann Comfort.
Out of the Garden Fresh Mobile Markets take place at high need Guilford County Schools and Guilford County food deserts. Each location serves between 50 - 90 families monthly with 50 – 70 pounds of fresh, frozen and non-perishable food.
Westminster volunteers are needed on Saturdays August 17, September 21 and the third Saturday morning of each month in 2019.
There will be no Church School in August. Families are encouraged to worship together. Nursery will be provided newborn-4 years old in Room 113.
The Nominating Committee is currently searching for church members who God might be calling to a leadership role in the church.