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Sermon: Turning Toward Joy

Monday, December 10, 2018

Sermon: Turning Toward Peace

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sermon: Turning Toward Hope

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sermon: God Is Always Home: Part 3

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sermon: God Is Always Home: Part 2

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sermon: Take the First Step…

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sermon: God Is Always Home

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Prayer Gathering for Shalom

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Stewardship 2019 Pledge Commitment

Monday, October 29, 2018

Sermon: The Value of Your Soul

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sermon: The Value of Your Church

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sermon: The Value of Your Possessions

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sermon: Gift and Calling

Sunday, October 7, 2018

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This Sunday: Two Services at 8:30a and 11:00a

This Sunday: Two Services at 8:30a and 11:00a

The message of John the Baptist is a hard word in Advent but it is also clear about the one who is to come: “he will baptize you with the Holy Spirt"…So, John “...proclaimed the good news to the people.” But, the people’s question still was (and is): “What then shall we do?” The answer (from the prophet): “Rejoice and exult with all your heart.” As Walter Brueggemann says, “...especially exultant is that joy which is completely unexpected, or which breaks suddenly into the midst of our gloom.” Join us Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00 for music from harp and choir and a word about...turning toward Joy.
For a Live Stream of our 11:00a service click here. Instructions on how to subscribe to the channel are found here. A PDF of the bulletin can be found by following the Read More link.
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The pastor nominating committee, or PNC, is discerning who to call as our next senior pastor and head of staff. They reflect on the strengths of Westminster: who we are, ways we are strong and healthy, and ways we can continue to move forward; this process takes 18-24 months on average. During the transition, in addition to our own preachers, we are hosting guest preachers invited by a taskforce and welcomed by our worship committee.

Upon the advice and approval of the Presbytery Committee on Ministry, Westminster is taking a more non-traditional approach to our period of transition. The senior pastor and head of staff is primarily responsible for three areas: 1) session, 2) staff, and 3) worship. During the transition, Rev. Jen Porter, Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and Pastoral Care, is serving as interim moderator of session; Rev. David Baak, Executive Pastor, is serving as interim head of staff. The personnel committee and a special taskforce is inviting guest preachers to fill one or multiple weeks to lead us in worship and preach. For more details, visit westminstergr.org/transition.

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Mental Health Referral Panel

Mental Health Referral Panel

This booklet is intended to be an extension to our pastoral care at Westminster. We intend this list of professionals to be a means by which we can extend the safety of Westminster’s heart beyond the bounds of the congregation. The practitioners listed in the panel were discovered and vetted through a faithful committee’s suggestions and a subsequent interview process with them and the Pastoral Care Team. 

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Linking Lives

Linking Lives

Take portraits of Hospice of Michigan patients, both pediatric and adults, and their families. A family photo is an especially treasured gift to a hospice patient’s family. When a patient requests a photographer, you will work with the family to decide on a location and time that works for both of you. Some photography experience is needed and your own equipment, but you don't need to be a professional. 

Chat with Sarah for details at saraho@wpcgr.org or (616)717-5534. Find more opportunities at ServeGR.com

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