Merry Christmas Wishes!

Our Christmas Post Office is open for your cards and greetings for Westfield members and friends now through December 24. Save some postage and drop off your cards in our alphabetical boxes. Remember to check to see if you have any mail.

Volunteers Needed For Meals and Transportation

The monthly community meal has been serving our community for four years. In an effort to ensure longevity of this vital ministry, the deacons envision a group of volunteers who help only a few times a year  in order to aid the volunteers who come every month. Please consider signing up to help on an occasional basis. Sign up poster is in the Narthex. Or contact Lorraine Book at 724-944-6982. 

Transportation. With our aging population growing we have an increasing need for providing rides to doctor appointments. This is an easy way for us to serve the family of God. If you have daytime hours available to minister to someone in this way please call Ken Lytle at 724-667-8282 or Lorraine Book at 724-944-6982 Jfbook@verizon.net

 

 

Happy Birthday, Jesus! – Sunday, December 17

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

It’s An All-Church Party for the King of Kings!!

Join us during the Sunday School hour (9:45 – 10:45 a.m.) on Sunday, December 17.  Children and adults are invited and encouraged to join in the festivities. We will use this hour to be reminded why we celebrate Christmas as we “assemble” a manger – reading various Bible verses and learning the Nativity Story. Cake and refreshments will be served.

PNC Update

The PNC is working diligently to find Westfield’s next called pastor. We thank you for your continuing prayers, not only for us, but for our next pastor, whomever God may be calling. Times of discernment and change can be a challenge for all parties involved.  That is why we need your prayers as our work continues. Our PNC members are: Keith Breuer, Pat Byers, Sonja Gettemy, Cyndee Patton, Ken Shiderly, Jr., Andy Shillingburg, Delta Stoner, Jill Trotter, Sam Vastano.

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.

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.

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).