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Giving statements for 2018 were mailed to Western’s members and friends earlier this week.  If you have a question about your statement, please contact Nancy Kiefer, Western’s Business Manager, at nancy919@verizon.net or by phone (703-573-8648).  Thank you for your generous support.Read More →

Starting this year, you’ll be hearing from me, your Session Correspondent, after all Session meetings and perhaps on other occasions. Your Session (see the list here and meet the new elders here) is elected by the congregation and ordained as elders to govern our congregation.   It’s not a precise analogy, but generally the Session is like a board of trustees.Read More →

Worship and all other events are cancelled today, January 13, due to the snow. New Officers will be Ordained and Installed next week. Stay warm and safe! To sign up for future text alerts, click here.Read More →

Elders We give thanks to outgoing Elders, who completed their three-year term on Session with the Class of 2018: Sam Hendrix, Todd Trafford, and Nicole Wallace (who also served as Clerk of Session). Kate Brittain–Class of 2021 Kate Brittain grew up in Tucson, AZ and came to DC to study at GWU, which is how she first found Western. “IRead More →

Alec Resurreccion came to DC to study at GWU’s Law School and hopes to stay in DC after graduation. He grew up in Valley Cottage, NY and was raised in a Christian family. Alec notes that he has struggled with faith, but has grown through it. Alec’s passion is to observe about how others think and act in regards toRead More →

The Plaza Task Force is excited to announce that we will be working with cox graae + spack architects to develop a conceptual design for the plaza area and will begin discussions in January.  If that name sounds familiar, it’s because it is the firm that designed our current church building. As you may recall, the Session established the PlazaRead More →

Western’s ministry in Foggy Bottom, in the Washington region, and around the world, is made possible by you. When you give to Western, you support our Mission Benevolence budget, which in turn provides help for women in crisis through Calvary Women’s Services, works to reunite immigrant families through Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, and helps to shelter homeless LGBTQ youthRead More →

As Session and the Deacons broke bread together on Tuesday, Laura and John proposed a journey Western could embark on to become a more fully inclusive and intercultural church. We would follow a model laid out by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis and Rev. John Janka. The first step: Forming a vision team — 8-10 elders, deacons, and congregation members — Read More →

Did you know that the People For Fairness Coalition (PFFC) was started in 2008 in Miriam’s Kitchen dining room right here in Western Presbyterian Church?  Ever since, this group of MK guests, former guests, and concerned citizens has been fighting and advocating for the right to housing and for homeless people living in poverty. They are working on several initiatives youRead More →

We welcome our new alto section leader, James M. Brown! How did you end up in DC? I was looking to move to move somewhere central to the East coast with access to multiple cities after being in Canada for the past few years.  My best friend happened to have a room open in her home and I joined herRead More →