Sunday Opportunities for Adults:
Lectio Divina: The Lectio Divina service in the Chapel is a beautiful contemplative experience, starting with a period of prayer and followed by the prayerful reading of the Scriptures with periods of silence. This encounter with the living Christ by the Spirit often leads us to deep rest and an experience of divine friendship and love. When: Sunday Mornings 8:15 am to 8:30 am. Where: Chapel.
Sunday School meets at 10:15 am
Common Ground: Marriage is tricky, even when there is great health in a marriage, there can be tension and stress. How can we grow in our awareness of our differences and in response build on our common ground? We’ll study Biblical examples and also use John Gottman’s text, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. You don’t need the text to attend the class and although it would be great for both spouses to attend, one will do and can teach the other at home. This class will meet in the Hallmark month of love, February 2, 9 and 23. Location: Room 216 Facilitator: Pastor Tricia
Overview of the Gospel of Mark: Pastor Dan continues to talk about the gospel of Mark - the first and shortest testament to life of Jesus. Location: Chapel, February 2, 9 and 23
Grand Sweep Schedule - Winter / Spring 2020
Grand Sweep Bible Study: We continue the second leg of our journey through the bible. We will read the historical books (Joshua through Esther) and the wisdom literature (Job through the Song of Solomon). Led by the pastors from the Cedar Valley PCUSA churches and meets weekly at Westminster, on Tuesday evenings 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. The class follows an academic calendar with breaks for holidays and for summer. To work our way through the bible will take two years. People are welcome to join the class at any time.
Opportunities during the week at Westminster
Bible Study for Women: Rev. Cathy Young leads a weekly, in-depth Bible study for women from 9:00 to 10 am on Mondays in Room 216. All women of Westminster and the wider Cedar Valley are invited to attend the study. Women are asked to bring their favorite Bible. When: Monday's at 9:00 am. Where: Room 216. Facilitator: Rev. Cathy Young This class is on a break and will resume April 13, 2020.
Men's Bible Study: Join us on Monday's at 9:00 am in 3rd Floor Jr. High Room. Benefits galore are available: sharing insights, relishing in God's grace, watching fellow men grow in knowledge and also in spiritual strength. You are not required to bring any biblical knowledge with you other than an ability and desire to meet "brothers in Christ." When: Monday's at 9:00 am. Where: 3rd FLoor Jr. High Room. Facilitator: Rev. Dan Voigt.
Sweet Hour of Prayer: Join with us to review prayer joys and concerns of our extended church family. All are welcome. When: Mondays at 1:30 pm. Where: Pastor Tricia's office.
Centering Prayer: Meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 am in the Chapel and on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm.
All women are welcome to join us on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the adult library. When: 3rd Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm Where: Adult Library Co-Leaders: Cindy Harmon and Sandy Lewis.
Contact Cindy Harmon with any questions at 268-0049 home or 239-9761 cell.
Wednesday/Sunday Music Opportunities
Chancel Choir: Come and join this extraordinary and fun weekly group that helps lead the congregation in worship! We sing a variety of sacred styles ranging from classical to gospel to contemporary Christian, and everything in between. When: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm and at 8:30 am Sunday mornings. Where: Adult Choir room. Contact: Patrick Marchant at email@example.com
Meisteringers Bells:Come and ring joyfully with us! When: Wednesdays at 6:00 - 7:15 pm. Where: Bell Room.
WorshipTeam: Come and join our contemporary praise group which helps lead our worship at the 11:15 am service. We always welcome new singers and instrumentalists! Please contact Patrick Marchant at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Studies show that small groups are the best way to grow in faith and live as faithful disciples of Christ. Westminster offers a number of small groups of adults who meet in homes each month for study and fellowship. If you would like to join a small group please email Pastor Tricia at email@example.com.
Fusion: This group is for young adults ages 19-35. They meet monthly for a meal and a rewarding activity such as a service project, game night, or group outing.
Friendship Club: Mature adults are invited to become part of this strong group that has been part of Westminster since 1945! The Friendship Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and a program. The speakers are excellent and the fellowship is enriching. The hosting committee provides the meat; those attending are asked to bring a dish to share and their own table setting.
Presbyterian Women: Westminster’s PW Gatherings are held in May and November. A noon luncheon is served followed by a program and business meeting. The Coordinating Team meets at 10:00 am on days of the Gatherings and in February, April, June and November.
Sarah Circle and Priscilla Circle meets together at 10:00 am the third Wednesday of each month at the church
In addition, the Presbyterian Women of Westminster serve funeral lunches and help support PW ministries at regional, national and global levels. In addition, the PW recognizes special women for their service to the church.
The Piecemakers: The “Piecemakers” are our valued seamstresses who gather each Thursday from 9 to 12 in the Westminster Sewing Room. They make quilts and lap robes for the Red Cross, as well as children’s clothing for students in the Waterloo Community Schools and the Congo. They also make baby blankets for the Stork’s Nest and are happy to respond to the needs of other groups. The women even raised over $300 for World Vision to give sewing machines to those in third world countries.
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Those who knit and crochet at Westminster celebrated their 8th anniversary this year. They meet at 9:30 a.m. on the 4th Monday of each month. They have knitted/crocheted over 500 prayer shawls for those who are ill, grieving, or going through difficult periods in their lives. Each shawl carries with it prayers for healing and comfort to its new owner. If you know of someone who could benefit from a shawl, please contact the church office.
Mission Involvement: Mission has always been an important part of the life of Westminster and its members. Please use this link to see all the opportunities for involvement that are available