News & Updates (Page 2)

Dear Friends, This Sunday, as part of our Engage Faith opportunities, we’ve invited the DC Congregation Action Network – a partner of Sanctuary DMV – to host an accompaniment training for us and for anyone who wishes to join us in showing solidarity and support for our neighbors, friends and family at risk of deportation. Cindy Stevens and Betsy CarterRead More →

Your Session sat for its regular monthly meeting earlier this week. As you know, we’re trying some different things programmatically this summer – worship has moved to 10:00am a month earlier than usual and, for three weeks in June, we’ve added three participatory classes following worship at 11. Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but we’ve begun toRead More →

What are your hope points?  In a recent conversation with one of you about our national state of affairs, we were both hard-pressed to name anything.  The front page of yesterday morning’s Post didn’t help. But then I got to church: In the memorial service this morning, members of the Miriam’s Kitchen community gave thanks for those who have died,Read More →

Sundays, June 9, 16, and 23 Western Presbyterian Church is holding a three week series engaging in conversation and action around three “tracks” or themes. Join worship at 10am. Then grab a cup of coffee and head to a track for the 11 am hour. Intercultural Faith Exploring the life and work of Howard Thurman, pioneer in intercultural ministry andRead More →

“I’m a man; I cannot empathize with a woman.”  The Alabama legislator was talking to a BBC interviewer about why he couldn’t see things from the point of a view of a woman with an unwanted pregnancy, and therefore why he wouldn’t support a woman’s right to reproductive choice.  Regardless of what you believe about a woman’s right to endRead More →

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 →

To the members of Western Presbyterian Church, For the past two years I have had the blessing of sharing a relationship with you, a relationship that was built on trust, excitement, hope and above all faith.  God’s call for me to serve as your Pastor for Community Life has been one of the best gifts I have received in my lifeRead More →

Somehow California synagogue shooter John Earnest’s connection to a Presbyterian church had escaped me. In my horror and heartbreak, I had managed not to hear that Earnest professes to be an Orthodox Presbyterian – a more conservative, evangelical branch of our faith, but not obviously anti-Semitic. Before he entered the Chabad congregation, he wrote a four thousand word manifesto thatRead More →