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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 →

Your Session met again this past week. Every second Tuesday is “leadership night” here at Western.  Usually, the Session and the Deacons meet (and work) together for a time over food and then split into separate groups. We’re all eager to hear an update from the Plaza Task Force.  They will be holding a listening session with the congregation andRead 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 →

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 →

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 →