Congregational Meeting Set for Sunday, June 25

From Dave Schmolly, Elder and Nominating Committee Chair,

I am happy to report that the nominating committee has nine nominees chosen for the Pastor Nominating Committee. The following names are offered as nominees and they will be voted on by the congregation at meeting called for this purpose on Sunday, June 25, following worship (at approximately noon).

Keith Breuer, Session, Chairperson

Pat Byers, member-at-large

Sonja Gettemy, member-at-large

Cyndee Patton, member-at-large

Kenny Shiderly Jr., Trustee

Andy Shillingburg, member-at-large

Delta Stoner, member-at-large

Jill Trotter, Session

Sam Vastano, Deacon

Our Mission: To support the work of West Virginia Ministry of Advocacy and Workcamps – June 25 – July 1

Our Mission: To support the work of West Virginia Ministry of Advocacy and Workcamps, rehabilitating homes in St. Albans, West Virginia, damaged by flooding in 2016.

Your prayer support and financial gifts for this trip have been greatly appreciated. We pray that our work will be a blessing to those who receive it and make us more aware  of others who need a helping hand and a loving heart. We will carry with us the Westfield Spirit of developing relationships through worship, service, fellowship and learning. Dates are June 25 – July 1

Easter Prayer Vigil Walk – 4 p.m. Good Friday to Midnight on Saturday

The Way of the Cross

Easter Prayer Vigil Walk

4 p.m. Good Friday to Midnight on Saturday

There will be twelve “stops” on your prayer walk through the sanctuary. At each stop you will find a paper that guides you through scripture, meditation, and prayer. Use the sign-up poster in the back of the church so we are sure there will be two people praying each hour.

We are extending an invitation to the community to stop in and participate in the vigil on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You are welcome to stop in at any time between those hours and spend time in prayer and meditation remembering the events of the Passion and death of our Lord Jesus. Prayer is a powerful privilege. Find one hour to think about how amazing our God is and consider how worthy He is of an hour of our time.

GLAD Offering – Palm Sunday April 9

GLAD: Give Lovingly As Disciples

Special Offering to be received on Palm Sunday, April 9

Goal – $1500

To benefit: Kwetu Faraja Children’s Home (Translation (Swahili): Our Comforting Home)

The Kwetu Faraja Children;s Home was founded in 2008 by Lorien Knapp as a result of the needs she witnessed on the streets in Mwanza.

 

Mission Statement: Empowering socially vulnerable and underserved Tanzanian youth through healthcare, education, advocacy, and comprehensive community development

Vision Statement: Changing the face of Tanzania one child at a time

Values: Values for the organization and the values instilled in the children: honesty, integrity, hard work, discipline, self-sufficiency, giving back to the community

 

Kwentu Faraja is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is a registered NGO in Tanzania.

All donations go directly to the children’s home.  All staffing and administration is voluntary.  Visit their website: KwetuFaraja.org

Ordination & Installation Service of David R. Champ, Sunday, March 19, 5:00 P.M.

You are invited to joyfully celebrate the Ordination & Installation Service of David R. Champ, Sunday, March 19, 5:00 P.M.

Join us for this meaningful Time in David’s life and the life of our congregation as he is confirmed as Minister of Word and Sacrament and installed as Associate Pastor for Youth and Family Ministries of Westfield Presbyterian Church.

Dinner to Follow in Fellowship Hall

RSVP for dinner by March 12

724-667-7045 or office@westfieldchurch.org or fill in form below.

Do you have a craving for a good tasty PIZZA?

Do you have a craving for a good tasty PIZZA? The Mission Team has just the answer – Pizza Joe’s coupons for just $10.00. That will get you a 9 cut cheese pizza and if you want extra toppings you just pay the difference. The coupons are good at any Pizza Joe’s for pick-up or eat in and with every one you purchase, $4.00 goes to the mission trip this summer. Coupons are good through April 30 so get yours today from a Mission Team member and start satisfying those PIZZA  cravings.  Thanks for your support!

Mission Mats for the Homeless

MISSION MATS FOR THE HOMELESS

Join us every Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. until further notice for mat making. We need helpers of all ages to cut and tie bags, and do a  simple crochet stitch. You don’t need to bring anything, but you may bring scissors and/or a size N or larger crochet hook.

The Mission Team needs your help.  SAVE YOUR PLASTIC BAGS!  That’s right, we need all the plastic bags you can provide to us. We are going to make sleeping mats for the homeless folks of Charleston, WV and will deliver them to the West Virginia Ministry & Advocacy Workcamps agency that we will be working with on our mission trip in June. It takes between 700 and 800 bags to crochet a mat 6 feet by 3 feet in size. If you are willing to help, please take a minute to lay the bags flat and bring them to church and stack in the box provided in the coat rack area.  Thanks for your help with this project.

Here are some examples: