Your Session sat for its regular monthly meeting earlier this week: We spent much of the meeting working on the “Engage Faith” program in June.  This is unlike anything we’ve done before.  We’ll invert the usual Sunday order – worship starts at 10:00, activities at 11:00.  There will be several activity choices to choose from, focusing on different topics (e.g.,children,Read More →

Advocate for Affordable Housing Miriam’s Kitchen is part of a robust advocacy effort, known as The Way Home Campaign, to increase access and availability of affordable housing in the District of Columbia. Without sufficient affordable housing, MK guests seeking permanent supportive housing struggle to find an apartment they can afford and will accept a housing voucher. The Way Home CampaignRead More →

Western welcomes Elder Le Quan Turner as guest preacher on Sunday, April 28: Ministry Journey Le Quan was born into a family of preachers and teachers of the gospel.  At a young age, she made a public confession of her faith and was baptized. She is a Ruling Elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC and served as aRead More →

New Officers elected in Spring 2019: Jen Druliner – Elder Class of 2020 Jen Druliner has been a member of Western since 2003. She found Western after a colleague, also Presbyterian, suggested the church. The colleague didn’t stay, but Jen did because of the sermons, the music, and ultimately — the people. A former Clerk of Session and Mission CommitteeRead More →

Tom Robinson, April 20, 1946 – April 16, 2019 Western Church member Tom Robinson passed away on Wednesday, April 16. Tom resided most recently at Bel Pre Rehabilitation Center, where several deacons would visit with him regularly.  He was born in Cheverly, Maryland, and grew up in Chevy Chase and Rockville. An avid camper and nature lover as a child,Read More →

Your Session covered two substantial topics at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening. We heard a finance update from church co-treasurer Ray Sendejas.  The financial news is mixed.  So far this year, expenses are under control and generally within budget. The bigger picture isn’t as pleasing – pledge giving commitments are well short of our goal and we rely onRead More →

Did you know? Miriam’s Kitchen (MK) has been a part of Western Presbyterian Church (WPC) for 36 years!  In 1983 the Pastor of First Congregational Church approached Rev. John Wimberly, WPC Pastor, about using a $5,000 FEMA grant to establish a meal program for the homeless east of the White House.  Rev. Wimberly worked with the United Church and partnersRead More →

March 19, 2019 Dear Members of the GWU Muslim Student Association community: On behalf of the entire congregation, we the Session (council) of Western Presbyterian Church want you to know that you and your entire faith community remain in our thoughts and prayers in this time following the terrorist attack on the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.  This violence andRead More →

Your Session sat for its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening.  The agenda was light, but next month we begin a rigorous quarterly financial review. We took a look back on our pre-Lenten “Donut Sunday” service.  The worship service – with the glitter, beads and band — was a big departure for our congregation but, we believe, worth a go.  We’llRead More →

Tired of hearing about the Trump Administration’s efforts to curb programs that provide a safety net to individuals and families living on the edge of a economy, that is a boom to some, but leaves many others unable to cover costs of housing, food, and medical care? Proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will eliminate SNAP benefitsRead More →