Our garden project with Tecumseh continues!

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 Beginning this week (weather permitting) we will have students coming to transplant the seedlings we planted with them in April. While here they will learn about composting, native plants, walk our labyrinth, and have a fun being outside on a spring day. We could use a couple of extra volunteers to be onsite to help in one of the learning centers we will set up or just to do some crowd control. If you are available Monday or Wednesday 10-11am and/or 1-2pm, please let Pastor Melissa know. Rain dates: May 21-23.

Community Garden Set Up Day: Saturday March 17th

Calling all gardeners!  It's time to set up our community garden again.  We're going to expand the garden this year:  Plans are in the works to involve students from Tecumseh, and to invite our neighbors who live in apartments to come and garden here.  

We need people to help set up the garden this Saturday, March 17th, starting at 10:00 a.m.  The Boy Scouts are coming by to help as well, after they make the rounds of their canned food drive that morning.  So if you want to be doubly helpful, come lend a hand and also bring a can or two for the scouts.  

See pictures of last year's garden here

Epiphany Party ~~ Saturday, January 6th ~~ 3-5 p.m.

January 6 is the day of Epiphany, the traditional end of the Christmas season, the celebration of the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. Sometimes this feast day gets lost in the shuffle of Christmas but this year we are going to celebrate this special day in a big way! First, we are going to offer a special house blessing for every house in the congregation (contact the church office if you have not had a chance to sign up for a house blessing). And we are going to have a really fun Epiphany party on the day of Epiphany, Saturday, Jan 6th, 3-5 p.m. The party will include a relaxed coffee house atmosphere and a musical performance by Brandon Stivers. Plan to join us.

Monday Evening Bible Study -- on Thursday, just this once

Our Monday night Bible study is off to a good start; please join us if you can. In order to help with some scheduling issues, the group will meet this coming week on Thursday Oct. 26 --come for the Prayer Service for Healing at 6:30 and Bible study at 7.  On October 30, we will return to Monday evening at 6:30.

Front Page News!

Our Pass It On ministry is front page news in the Xenia Gazette this week!  

"XENIA — One Hundred Women Making a Difference in Greene County recently presented $10,200 to Pass It On, a ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church at 990 Old Springfield Pike, to buy beds for county families and children.

Pass it On has been matching donors of furniture with clients that need the furniture for the past eight years. More than 2,362 matches of donors and clients have been made so far.

In a newer project called Sweet Dreams, Pass it On supplies beds to individuals. In 2017, the project supplied more than 24 new twin and full beds, mostly for children. Pass It On does this through an agreement with Fairgrounds Furniture to buy the beds. Fairgrounds Furniture then provides free delivery to the clients.

The ministry also provides sheets, pillows, new children’s books and toys. Dayton Avenue Baptist Church and the women of Beavercreek Senior Center have also donated homemade quilts and blankets for the clients.

One Hundred Women has given out over $274,000 in the seven years that they have been meeting. The women meet once a quarter at the Herman Menapace Auditorium for one hour. Three members who have entered their name in the drawing to represent their charity are chosen. They each make a three minute speech, then answer questions before votes are taken. The charity with the most votes receives $100 from each woman, or $10,000 total.

For more information about 100 Women, call Sandy McHugh at 937-767-1636 or Rebecca Morgann at 937-903-4801. To learn more about Pass It On, call 937-971-1676."