Westminster is celebrating the fact that Kathleen Jones has been our Organist for over 10 years.  I really think God had a hand in how everything played out to get Kathleen here at Westminster.   She was one of several at church who thought about attending Westminster for a long time, even years, but finally showed up one Sunday and realized, “I should have done this a long time ago”.   Knowing our choir, we have a habit of recruiting people for the choir.  Happily, Kathleen said yes and became a part of our choir.  After our organist Carol Shafer had trouble with her arm and couldn’t play the organ, Carol Fassbender was worrying about who she might find to fill in while the arm mended.  Kathleen mentioned that she knew how to play the organ, and ended up filling in for what Kathleen thought was going to be a short time.  Carol Shafer’s arm didn’t heal and Kathleen worked out great. It’s ten years, and we are blessed with her music ministry.  I know that the music that enriches our services is a thank offering from Kathleen and a gift from God.

Marcia Weiland





Our Board of Deacons will be organizing and hosting a Thanksgiving meal in Fellowship Hall on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22 at 4:00 PM.  All of your family and friends will be warmly welcomed.  Details, including the time of the meal ad who will bring which dish, will be worked our later.  But, if you're available to join us, write it on your calendar.


Cheryle Faust started working for Westminster on September 14, 1998. We celebrated that fact by recognizing her in our worship service on September 23. She has seen a lot of changes over the years and gotten to know so many of the members of this church. She is more than our church secretary. She has been an ear to listen to problems and someone to mourn when Westminster suffers a loss of one of our members. We now have Judy Guy coming in as a volunteer on Monday and Cheryle only comes in Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Cheryle takes a genuine interest in Westminster and it shows in how she does her job. We really appreciate having her around!

Marcia Weiland



Our Prayer Chain


Did you know that Westminster has a very powerful prayer chain? On Monday mornings we collect all prayer requests and give them to those who participate in our prayer chain. Then, we pray for you all week long.

I have often asked prayers for family, friends and acquaintances, and sometimes even strangers who come up to me after hearing that I work at Westminster.

If you ever feel the need for prayer whether it be for financial, spiritual or any other need, our prayer chain is here to help. You can let us know at Sunday worship service or by calling the church office (602-274-2122) and we will forward your request. As I said, I have used this service many, many times. Also, after our Sunday worship service, we have someone at the front of the church who would be happy to pray with you. Please don’t ever feel embarrassed or hesitant to ask for prayer help. We are always here for you.

If you would like to be part of this ministry, please contact Debby Holmes (602-538-5063) or call the church office.


Cheryle Faust

Church Secretary


Westminster’s Music Ministry

As we rehearse choristers and bell ringers, we share a great time of fellowship. To share it with some of you readers would bring us more joy.

It has been our experience to hear: "I can’t sing; I can’t read music…" There are folks who just THINK they cannot sing. As for reading music, it might surprise you to learn that "reading music" could come naturally to you as we all pick up this skill together!

So, Westminster friends, we extend a warm invitation to you to join us on Friday evenings, bell ringers at 6:30 PM and choristers at 7:00. We shall be opening brand new Christmas music in a week. The ringers are starting a new book of sacred preludes as well. There is a song, believe it or not, entitled "There’s a place in the choir for you!" Okay?

Carol Fassbender

Music Director




Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,


We give thanks to you for your support of Special Offerings, our collective witness to the love of Jesus Christ. By participating in Special Offerings, your congregation joins others churches to change lives around the world through ministries of compassion, advocacy, development, peacemaking, Christian formation, education and witness.

Thank you for the following support to Special Offerings. On June 18, 2018, we received $706.00 for One Great Hour of Sharing. Your congregation’s gift, when combined with that of others, will share the love of Christ with those in need.

Again, thank you for giving to enable all people to know God’s life-giving welcome in Jesus Christ. You are a valued partner in mission.


With gratitude to God for our shared mission,

Bryce Wiebe

Director, Special Offerings



From a thank you note we received:


This past year we have seen God work in amazing ways in the lives of the men and women we are serving.  Your generous giving has helped us reach out to "the least of these."  Their journey is not an easy one, as they learn to walk as Disciples of Christ in a fallen world while they transition back into society.

With your help, we hope to reach many more men and women this coming year  to  show them how walking with Jesus daily is the key to staying away from drugs, alcohol and all the vices that have ensnared them in their former lives.  Our men and women can attest to Jesus' words, "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed" (John 8:33 NIV).

thank you so much for helping us to make a difference in the lives of so many men and women coming out of prison.

In His Service,

Kenneth Sheets

Executive Director




Westminster's church office maintains a small supply of nonperishable food.  From time to time, people come to us who are seeking assistance.  We like to be able to offer some sustenance to help them get through the day.  At this time, our supply is very low.  If you would like to make a difference in someone's life, you can do this by bringing some food items by the church office during he week, or on any Sunday.  We are especially in need of items that do not require cooking, since some of the people we meet do not have access to a kitchen.  Thanks for your support!






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