Grange Photos by Lee Ann Martin

 

Thanks for a Successful Blood Drive!

Thank you for participating in a very successful Red Cross Blood Drive on July 30th! We had over 35 donors – which was over 100% of our goal for this drive. Your willingness to donate helps to SAVE LIVES!

We are especially thankful for our July volunteers:

Lee Ann Martin, coordinator

Ann Fox & Hazel Hassig, greeters

Jimmy Leslie & Cassandra Huston, high school volunteers

Becky Summers, cookie angel

Brad White, table and chair wrangler

Save the Date: Our tentative date for the next drive is Thursday, January 28, 2016.

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Meals on Wheels: Volunteer or Sign Up

We are laying the groundwork for a new missional project at Westfield by working with Meals on Wheels to expMOW_Logo 2and their distribution to North Beaver and Little Beaver townships…including Bessemer.

Westfield will be the hub from which the distribution takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Teams deliver two meals to recipients each delivery day. One hot meal and one bag lunch. Training will be provided.

If you would consider volunteering one day a week please fill out the information below. Please prayerfully consider offering 2-3 hours a week for this important ministry. It is one more way we can serve our community.

If you or someone you know would like to receive a meal, let us know and we’ll give you more information. Cost of meals is $6.00 per day.

 

Luncheon Honors Volunteers on April 19

PrintA spring luncheon is planned after worship on Sunday, April 19. We will celebrate and thank all the men, women, and kids who “spring” into action and volunteer their time and talents at Westfield. Chicken salad sandwiches and dessert will be provided by the Discipleship & Membership Committee. Please bring your table service and a salad or side dish to share.

Maundy Thursday Dinner and Worship

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The day before Good Friday is called Maundy Thursday. The word “Maundy” comes from the Latin word mandatum, which means “commandment.” In the gospel of John, Jesus makes this statement during the Last Supper: “I am with you only a little longer. … I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:33-35, NRSV).

Maundy Thursday should always be a time of sharing with others, showing loving concern for one another, and partaking of Holy Communion. That is what the Lord asked of his disciples and asks of us.

Join us at 6:00 p.m. in fellowship hall for dinner. Ham, rolls, beverages and dessert will be provided. Please bring your table service and a side dish (casserole or salad) to share. Following dinner at 7:00 p.m. we will gather in the sanctuary for a dramatic reenactment of The Last Supper followed by a communion service.

May our hearts be touched by the depth of his love for each of his disciples, then and now.

Christ in the Passover

passover_4586c1_webJesus’ Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Giselle Le-Aupepe of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation called Christ in the Passover at Westfield on Monday, March 30, at 7:00 p..m.

This presentation is free and we invite our friends and neighbors to attend. Giselle will be happy to answer questions after the presentation.

Blankets for Babies

A huge thank you to all the participants in our 2015 Blankets for Babies project! We completed a total of 125 receiving blankets for the clinic in Langano, Ethiopia and 31 crib blankets for the Nurse-Family Partnership in New Castle.

Take a look at some photos from the event:

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