Posts Tagged With 'Education'

June Chimes: Retrospective

  Chimes MissionMatters Education
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The June issue of Chimes is now available. In this month's issue: 

  • Retrospective: A Narrative from Chandler Stokes
  • MissionMatters
  • Educational Programming
  • Music
  • Much more!
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Worship Schedule for June 2015

  Worship Worship Schedule Education
Tuesday, May 26, 2015


June 7—The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper
Recognition of Graduates
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Galatians 5:1, 13-15
For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore,
and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
                         -Galatians 5:1


June 14—The Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Commissioning Youth Mission Trips
Commissioning Camp Henry Staff
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
But sin is best understood under relational categories.
Under this framework, sin is simply 'a way of being for which God never intended humans to live.'

                       -Dr. Greg Love


June 21—The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Rev. Jen Porter preaching on
Acts 17:16-34


June 28—The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Matthew 11:28-30
The word "education" comes from the Latin "educare" - to draw it out.


May Chimes: Education “Worship, Study, and Faithful Acts of Service…”

  Chimes Education Mission
Thursday, April 30, 2015

The May issue of Chimes is now available. In this month's issue: 

  • Education
  • Elder for Children's Ministries
  • Educational Programming
  • Partnership for Mission
  • Much more!
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November Chimes: Thanksgiving for the heart and soul of Westminster

  Chimes Benton Harbor Advent Education
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The November issue of Chimes is now available. In this month's issue:

  • Gifts in the Darkness and in the Light - Advent 2014
  • Educational Programs
  • News from Benton Harbor
  • Note from Rev. Porter
  • Much more!
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Adult Education Winter 2014

  Adult Education Education
Thursday, January 9, 2014

You’re invited to join us for conversation and reflection during the education hour from 9:40–10:40a every Sunday. Here’s the winter 2014 schedule:

January 12 • The Story of Jonah—Who Gets to Judge?

The children will begin work this month on their Spring Choir Musical, which explores the story of Jonah and the Ninevites (and the big fish too!). We often think of this as a sort of “kid” story, but there are some major concerns surfaced here about what we expect of God and how we think of redemption.

Leader: Sherrill Vore, minister for Christian education

January 19 • A Church With a Harpsichord!

We are fortunate to have a beautiful harpsichord here at Westminster! Meet in the sanctuary to learn about the history and special features of this instrument.

Leader: Helen Hofmeister, minister for music

January 26 • Discipleship: The Way of Jesus—session 1

We started our year considering what it looks like to be the People of God—what are characteristics that would identify such people? We have claimed and continue to explore the notion of what it means to claim the “people of peace” identity. Over three sessions in the next few weeks, we’ll consider both the comfort and challenge of claiming the identity of “followers.”

Leader: Sherrill Vore, minister for Christian education

February 2 • Discipleship: The Way of Jesus—Session 2

February 9 • Introducing Our New presbyterian Hymnal!

Meet in the sanctuary to learn about how the new Presbyterian Hymnal was devised—and to do some singing! 
Leaders: Helen Hawley, minister for music, and Bruce Klein-Wassink, 2013 elder for music in 2013.

February 16 • Discipleship: The Way of Jesus—Session 3

February 23 • People of Peace in a City with Challenges: Guns, Gangs and Grand Rapids

When we spoke together about gun violence last fall we surfaced a number of questions about our own city to which we did not have ready answers.  This week Mayor George Heartwell will join us to both provide some statistics and certainly, some reflections as to our challenges and our hopes.

March 2 • People of Peace Reaching Out in Community—Our Partnership with first Presbyterian church in Benton Harbor

A panel of people from Benton Harbor will reflect on their work in their neighborhood and the impact the partnership between First Presbyterian Church of Benton Harbon and Westminster has had for that work.

March 9 • Exploring the Culture of Poverty and the Systems that Support It

This is a presentation that one of the members of 1st Presbyterian in Benton Harbor provides for those who come to work in that area. It is a reflective and thought-provoking look at the culture of poverty.

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This week at Westminster

  Updates Advent Christmas Education Wpa Christmas Eve
Monday, December 9, 2013

Bring your ornaments

As part of our Advent celebration, we invite you to share an ornament from your family tree. If you’re willing to share an ornament and its story, put it on the Christmas tree in the sanctuary and bring the story to Chandler. (Please be sure the ornament is labeled with your name and isn’t too fragile or valuable.)

Thursday: WPA luncheon

You are invited to the Westminster Presbyterian Adults’ Christmas luncheon this Thursday, December 12, at Porter Hills in the Meeting House—11:30a punch bowl and 12:00p luncheon. The EGRHS Madrigals, led by Dr. James Borst, will entertain us with accapella Christmas songs. For reservations, please contact Jan Dildine at or 616-866-9281.

Christmas service schedule

Sunday, December 22: Regular worship at 8:30a and 11:00a.
Christmas Eve: Family service at 4:30p with the Cherub and Carol choirs; a festival service at 8:00p with the Sanctuary Choir, Kirk Singers, and Alumni Singers; and a candlelight service with communion at 11:00p. Nursery care will be provided at 4:30p and 8:00p.
Sunday, December 29: Only one service at 10:00a.

No children’s education/choir hour until January

There will be no children’s education/choir hour on December 15, 22, or 29. In its place, Sherrill Vore has developed an educational resource for families to use at home during Advent. If you did not receive a copy, please contact her at or 616-717-5541.


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