Announcements

Moving Forward – Join us for the final step in drafting a strategic plan for WPC! We have explored our values, spent time in November studying the trends, where we are now and identifying the elements of our future vision. Now we need to identify the obstacles that stand in our way and develop action ideas to remove those obstacles and help us continue on our journey. This is the final step before we can begin the process of calling a Pastor Nominating Committee! 


When: Saturday, April 8th from 8:30 - 12:30 

Where: Family Life Center


Join us for a potluck lunch when we are finished. We will provide a hot potato bar and beverages, you may bring a dessert, side dish or potato topping to share. Please rsvp by April 2 by calling the office 319-366-7185 or emailing to westmin@crwpc.org.



Let the little children come to me… Our Spring Sunday School term has two more sessions, on April 2 and 9. For those teaching and learning (sometimes both), this has been a reminder of the joys of sharing God’s lessons with the youngest among us. Teaching Sunday School is a matter of having a solid plan and then interacting with a group of young people who want to learn. Will you have impact? You bet. Would you consider teaching Sunday School at Westminster, even on a rotating basis? We have a lot of tremendous resources here at Westminster. Imagine if we had a group willing to teach Sunday school. Maybe your kids are grown, but a new generation is coming along. If interested, please contact our Shared Ministries Coordinator, Gale Smetana at gale@crwpc.org.


Honor Flight Honoree – Chuck Crull will be leaving on the Honor Flight to Washington, DC April 25. Chuck served 15-1/2 years in the U.S. Army and was a medic aboard a helicopter during the Vietnam War. On the return trip, the veterans are presented with letters and cards thanking them for their service to our country. If you’d like to send a note or card to Chuck for the presentation on the flight home, just leave it in the church office by Palm Sunday, April 9. Thank you!


Canopy Roof -  The Property Committee would like to thank Ben Fashimpaur for stepping in and putting in a repair on the damaged canopy to hold us until we can get the contractor started on the repair work. Thank you to Maggie York and Bob Warner for spearheading the efforts to work with the insurance company and getting the needed bids. The committee is also working on getting some updates done on our security system. We have some failed sensors that have caused the security company to call in the middle of the night and we need to get that fixed!


One Great Hour of Sharing -   This Lenten campaign generates special funds for the Presbyterian Mission including disaster assistance, meeting hunger needs and self-development in communities experiencing racism, oppression, poverty and injustice. Please place a donation in the One Great Hour special offering envelope. If you need an envelope, they are on the tables outside the sanctuary and Family Living Center. Thank you!


Discover Synod School - The annual midsummer ministry of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will be July 23-28 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA. This year's theme, Let Justice Flow, features many different sessions including ones on vigilante justice and racism and thriving as a Christian educator. For more information, check out their website www.lakesandprairies.org/SynodSchool.


Loaves & Fishes Mission - Needs peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, soup and crackers and toothpaste and toothbrushes for the month of April. Please help out if you can. Just place the items in one of the grocery carts by the Family Living Center or the in the reception area next to the Sanctuary.


Camp Wyoming - No, it's not too early to be thinking about summer camp. WPC has a long history of sending our kids to camp where they can experience new activities, make new friends free God's presence in nature.If you're interested in sending your children but could use financial help to do so, please contact Jan Kosowski, jmkosows@yahoo.com.

Do You Have An Announcement?

If you have an announcement, please send it to our new Coordinator of Communications and Shared Ministries, Gale Smetana gale@crwpc.org. Deadline is close of business on Wednesdays. Gale started March 1 so please stop by and say hi! Gale will be meeting as many of you as possible and learning about Westminster's rich history and hopes for the future.