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While we may not be able to process together in person this year, we can in spirit! Send a photo of yourself waving a branch from home. They’ll be added to the slideshow for our Palm Sunday livestream. Send photos to jess@westernpresbyterian.org by Noon on April 1.Read More →

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Worship This Sunday: March 22 and following We will be worshipping together via livestream, in order to practice social distancing and care for our larger community. Register for the Zoom (video or phone) livestream. We now have a recurring webinar setup, so you only need to register once but will receive a weekly reminder email with the link and phoneRead More →

Your Session sat for its regular monthly meeting earlier this week. As you know, the Session – elected by the congregation and ordained as elders – constitutes the local governing body of a Presbyterian church. But the Session is not just the church equivalent of a business or non-profit board.  In addition to good governance, our responsibilities carry a spiritualRead More →

Thank you for attending the little match girl passion! You helped us raise $1,670 for Miriam’s Kitchen. That’s the equivalent of 1 meal shift including food and staff costs, or moving one person into permanent housing, or five gift cards for those moving in to buy household goods, or the cost of ingredients for 3,340 meals. Thank you for supporting ourRead More →

Your Session sat for its first regular monthly meeting of the year earlier this week.  We mostly dealt with housekeeping matters.  Two new elders, Annette Reilly and Ray Kim, joined us; Rebecca Jackson was elected to the important but unsung role of Clerk of Session. We reviewed the leadership retreat held on Saturday, January 11, for elders and deacons.  There, we learned anRead More →

Helping migrant youth through the U.S. immigration system and ending homelessness in D.C. through Western’s mission giving: Alarmed by the increasing number of youth arriving in the U.S, nearly 70,000 migrant children held in custody in 2019, the Mission Team provided Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) a $2000 grant.  KIND is a national organization that has five program goal: Read More →

Project Create was created in 1994 when Rev. John Wimberly, Jr. recognized a need and sought to fill it. Children attending Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School needed an after-school arts program, and Project Create began providing art classes to children in Western’s backyard. Since that time WPC has provided volunteer support, administrative office space, and financial aid. Project Create has continuedRead More →

SESSION Ray Kim Ray is a Ph.D candidate at Georgetown University, and he has been attending Western since he first moved to DC to start this chapter in his life. After his first visit, he was drawn back to Western by the vision and values of this community as it was reflected in the leadership, church programs, and congregational life.Read More →

Nancy and Carlton Brose Nancy and Carlton began coming to Western after moving to DC to be near their daughter, Ari Brose. They can often be seen singing in the choir. Nancy grew up in the DMV area and as a child of a Methodist pastor. She enjoys singing, working to bring people together to “make a difference,” and volunteeringRead More →

Supporting prisoner community re-entry and migrants seeking new life Free Minds Write NightA gift of $3000 was made to Free Minds Write Night and Book Club.  Western Presbyterian Church has supported Free Minds for a number of years by hosting Write Night on an every other month basis. It’s a time for community volunteers to gather alongside Free Minds Poet Ambassadors homeRead More →