Everyone’s Christmas Story – Christmas Dinner Theater – SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 16, 6:00 p.m.

Highland Meadows Farm,

551 McClain Road, Enon Valley

How do you tell an old story in a new way, especially when it’s the most important story of all?  That’s the problem facing a young writer who is trying to write the annual church Christmas play.  Bored by the same old manger and angels and shepherds, she tries to liven it by turning the humble and familiar characters into pop stars, superheroes, gangsters, and circus performers in her imagination.  She has loads of fun during this creative process, interacting with her jazzed-up versions of these characters.  Yet, as they play out the story in her bedroom, she starts to see things differently and comes to realize how amazing the Biblical account really is…  just the way it is, was, and always will be.  She realizes it’s truly everyone’s story.

Join us this holiday season for a comedic  tale of a writer struggling to recapture the meaning of the greatest story ever told. You’ll get a chance to interact with the traditional and beloved characters of the incredible account of Jesus’ birth as well as some unexpected guests. There are guaranteed to be a lot of laughs and a rekindling of your love for the miraculous event that changed the world.

Tickets
We are currently SOLD OUT! To be placed on our waiting list, please call the Westfield Church office at 724.667.7045.

Written by Kara Wilkins. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Englewood, Colorado.

Work as Worship Retreat

Register Now

Westfield Presbyterian Church is pleased to host the 2018 Work as Worship Retreat, offered by RightNow Media. Eleven influential business leaders and pastors will discuss what it looks like to connect faith and work. Taking place as a 1–Day Local Church Retreat on February 23, 2018, the live event in Dallas will be web-streamed to over 2,000 churches around the world.

Join Patrick Lencioni (Author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team), Joel Manby (CEO, SeaWorld), Phil Vischer (Creator, VeggieTales and Jellyfish Labs), Wendy Davidson (President, US Specialty Channels Kellogg Company), Matt Chandler (Lead Pastor, The Village Church), and others in a day filled with real-life stories, biblical teaching, and practical wisdom that will equip believers in the marketplace to see their work as an opportunity to care for their families, fulfill their calling, and bring glory to God.

Online registration can be completed after October 29 at www.workasworshipretreat.org.

Cookies for a Cause

The Touched by Nathan Foundation in the Greater Mahoning Valley supports families with babies born with fragile conditions. Formed in memory of Nathan Pavalko by his parents in 1999,  it offers education, help, and comfort to inspire hope in an understanding and compassionate way. On Saturday, November 25, from 9-12 Westfield will bake cookies to support the foundation (light lunch provided).  50-60 dozen cookies are needed. Bake with us and/or donate ingredients for the cookies. A “post it” board is displayed with ingredients you can buy and bring in by November 19.

Family Event at Heinz History Center

Enjoy a Saturday at the Heinz History Center on November 11. Admission is $16/adults, $6.50 for those age 5-17, $14 for seniors age 62+, and free for those 4 and younger. We will gather in the History Center’s Great Hall just before noon for a moving and patriotic flag ceremony. Join local veterans and other museum visitors to help to unfurl a giant 36-foot American Flag. During the ceremony we will participate in the National Anthem and a moment of silence for those who served our country.

You can sign up on the sheet in the back of the church or contact David Champ at youth@westfieldchurch.org.

Informational Meetings for Building Project Scheduled

The session is happy and excited to bring news about the building project to the congregation. A series of informational meetings have been scheduled for you to view the plans, make comments, ask questions and to discern God’s will for your decision in this process. You are invited to attend any of the informational meetings, dates and times listed below.  We ask that you seek God’s direction for our church and the mission and vision that is before us.

Sunday, November 5, 12:00 p.m. (after worship)

Thursday, November 9, 1:30 p.m. (after JOY)

Monday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.

A congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, November 19, immediately after worship. We will elect new officers and at that time we will ask for your support to make our new ministry center a reality.

500th Anniversary of the Reformation

October 31, 2017, marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses – celebrated by many around the world as the birthdate of the Reformation. Westfield will celebrate Reformation Sunday on October 29 with a special worship service followed by a fellowship lunch. The Presbyterian Foundation has created a series of videos about the Reformation then and now. You can view the first one here.

Join Our Sunday School Open House Celebration and Festival Picnic on September 10

Everyone is welcome to experience a joyful morning of food and fellowship as we kick-off our fall Sunday School programs. Please join us at 10:00 a.m. on September 10 to visit the adult and children’s departments and see what we are learning. You’ll be able to meet the teachers, see current and future lessons that are planned, meet classmates and new friends.

In each classroom area you can gather a different piece of fruit and at 10:20 we’ll convene in fellowship hall to enjoy bagels, a yogurt parfait bar, and more delicious fruit.

Galatians 5:22-23 is our inspiration for the morning: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”

Then following worship join us at the pavilion for a festival fellowship picnic featuring pulled pork, coleslaw, baked beans, chips and cake. Nothing to bring, except a chair if you would like.

September 6: Work Resumes on Sleeping Mats

It’s time to start making sleeping mats again! Our team took the summer off, but we are ready to resume and you can help! We’ll meet every Wednesday night, beginning September 6, from 6-8 p.m. in the parlor.

We need help folding, cutting, tying, and doing a simple crochet stitch (if you can, bring a size N or larger crochet hook and a pair of scissors).

Church Information Form is Complete

The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) has been working diligently each week through July and August. With the valuable input we received from the congregational surveys, the Church Information Form is complete and has been approved by the ECO Rivers of Life Presbytery Ministry Partnership Team. It will be submitted to the Synod and they will place it on the ECO website where pastors searching for a call can view it and respond to our PNC with their Personal Information Forms (PIFs) for consideration. The PNC is looking forward to receiving and reviewing each PIF as they become available.

ASPIRE 2017 Tour – Greenford, OH Friday October 6th

Aspire is a ladies night out full of laughter, learning, stories, and music. It’s 1 night and 3 hours full of fellowship and fun. Aspire is coming to Greenford Christian Church on Friday, October 6. Doors open at 6:30 for a 7:00 p.m. show. Featuring speaker & comedian Anita Renfroe, speaker & Bible teacher Shannon Hoffpauir and Worship Leader Mia Koehne. Group rate tickets are $20 so now is a great time to invite some friends and plan a ladies night out. We hope you can make it! Reserve your spot by calling Marcy McClymonds or the church office. Ticket payment is due by September 6.

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