News & Updates

Julia Burkley, Ministry Fellow from Davidson College, offers this reflection: Do you all struggle with bringing God into your day? I always have struggled with centering every day on the divine, and maintaining a consistent spiritual practice. I have challenged myself to do something about that. Little did I know that a friend of mine that works downstairs in theRead More →

Session met on Tuesday, July 11. Here are the highlights: Lauren Amos and Clark Talkington, Western members who serve on the board of Miriam’s Kitchen, updated the Session on Miriam’s exciting work. Between October and May, Miriam’s helped 94 guests secure permanent, supportive housing, provided case management to more than 1,000 guests, and served more than 40,000 meals. Western andRead More →

Are you a young adult who has a passion for serving others? There are still spots available in Washington, DC for young adult volunteers from August 2017 – July 2018. For more information, check out the program. To apply (ignore the official June 1 deadline), contact Site Coordinator, Tara Spuhler McCabe.Read More →

Western Church member Tom Robinson will be moving to independent housing soon and needs help with some basic household items.  If anyone is able to donate any of the following second-hand items to help Tom, please contact John Caswell at Thank you for your consideration.     Suggested items: single bed and bedding materials towels chest of drawers kitchenRead More →

After worship on July 16th, Kathryn Urban and Julia Burkley will be a hosting a brunch for all Crosslinks and College Lunch Bunch members. Please RSVP to Kathryn at or (202) 956-1528.Read More →

Sunday, July 23, 11am Got a kid (or a few) under age 5ish? We want to hear from you! We’ll be holding a quick meeting for all parents of young children at Western. Well, it’s less of a “meeting” and more like a listening session.  We want to hear what makes your families tic, how would you like to seeRead More →

Now that summer is truly here, I invite you to take a minute and remember your favorite childhood flavors of summer.  I think back on eating homemade peach ice cream, churned with my two great aunts, and lunching on fresh tomato sandwiches with Duke’s mayonnaise.  I also remember sitting by a neighborhood pool, engaging in an impromptu watermelon seed-spitting contestRead More →

We will have an opportunity to celebrate Ben Evans before he is finished with his Young Adult Volunteer year.  (It won’t be this week, because he’s celebrating his sister’s wedding with his family in Florida, perhaps even as you read this.) But especially in a week when we’ve heard enough ugly words from one person to another, here are someRead More →

From Welcome Space Team and Facilities: The second and final round of painting interior spaces in the church building is scheduled for August.  Color palette decisions continue to follow the same general design as agreed in 2016:   shifting from the cold, neutral grays and a dark interior “climate”, to warm golds and occasional accent colors.   Spaces include the Sanctuary, Narthex,Read More →

We’re excited to announce that giving statements for Western’s members and friends are now easily available and accessible through CCB.  To review your statement, follow these steps: Go to your CCB profile: After signing in, click the menu with your name on it in the upper right corner and choose “Profile.” To the right, click on the “Financial” tab UnderRead More →