Welcome to Westminster

Elizabeth Leavitt,  Interim Pastor

– Elizabeth Leavitt, Interim Pastor

We at Westminster come from a variety of backgrounds, and embody a broad spectrum of perspectives.

We find unity in Jesus Christ and in this caring community of faith, and
welcome others interested in traveling with us in faith.

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A Beautiful Bazaar

 In spite of a rainy morning and the competition of a home Duck football game in the afternoon, the 2014 Westminster Christmas Bazaar was a great success!  Lots of visitors enjoyed the offerings of our sixteen community vendors, our bake sale, and Treasure Shoppe.  Many left with armloads of books, wreaths and gifts.  The cafe did a lively business all day.  

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Now Thank We All Our God

By the Reverend Elizabeth Leavitt Sunday, November 23, 2014 Reign of Christ Text: Ephesians 1:14-23, Matthew 25:31-46 Of all the habits I begrudged my parents for trying to instill in me as a child, the one for which I am now the most appreciative is the habit of writing thank you notes. In our family, thank you notes—along with going to church and eating one’s vegetables—were not optional. Perhaps it was the decorous expectations of my grandparents’ generation that lent such rigidity to our thank-you-writing habits, but whatever the case…

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THE FAITH OF FIERY WOMEN

By the Reverend Elizabeth Leavitt Sunday, November 16, 2014 Stewardship Commitment Sunday Text: Judges 4:1-9, Matthew 25:14-30 No offense to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and all them, but Deborah is my kind of biblical character. Being (myself) a woman in leadership with God’s people, I find something especially inspiring about the image of Deborah, so many thousands of years ago, sitting there beneath her palm tree adjudicating the people’s disputes and strategizing over their defenses. Though I don’t have aspirations of adding direction of armed forces to my expanding list…

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True Grit

By the Reverend Elizabeth Leavitt Sunday, November 9, 2014 Stewardship Sunday Text: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-25, Matthew 25:1-13   In the winter of 2005, Dominic Randolf and David Levin, both educators in New York City, found themselves unlikely partners in the search for educational strategy.[1] Randolf is the headmaster of the Riverdale Country Day School, one of the most prestigious private schools in New York City where the children of privileged elite are groomed for entrance to the Ivy League colleges and successful professional careers. Levin, on the other hand, is…

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Through the Door

By the Reverend Elizabeth Leavitt Sunday, November 2, 2014 All Saints Sunday Text: Revelation 7:9-17, 1 John 3:1-3   One of my favorites stories when I was young was The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox, the obstinate daughter of aloof British aristocrats, who is orphaned when her parents succumb to cholera while traveling in India. Mary ends up in the care of her uncle, Mr. Archibald Craven, and a resident of his English country estate, Misselthwaite Manor. As Mary adjusts…

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