Support the Youth Group / Car Wash

Car Wash on August 29!  

The combined youth group (from Westminster, Memorial, and the Lutheran church) will be washing cars at First Evangelical Lutheran church on Main Street, from 9 to 12 a.m. on Saturday, August 29.  

For the youth (grades 5 and up):  Come work and have fun with the other members of the youth group!  

For the adults:  Bring your cars to get washed, and show your support for the youth group!


Position Opening: Part Time Church Secretary

Part Time Church Secretary

The Church Secretary is a part-time position providing clerical services related to the operation and mission of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

See position description for details (click on the link at the bottom of this post).  

Please submit a resume’ and cover letter outlining education, training, relevant skills, work history and references to:

Westminster Presbyterian Church

990 Old Springfield Pk.

Xenia, Ohio 45385

Attention: Personnel Committee

Position Description


Spiritual Living Groups Start This Week

As an outgrowth of the recent online discussion course, we are forming two discussion groups that will meet in April and May, to talk about our experience of prayer and the way different prayer practices can help us in our daily lives.  One group will meet on the first and third Mondays of the month, and the other group will meet on the first and third Tuesdays, at 7:00 p.m. in the church lounge. There is no charge to attend these groups.  

** The first meetings for these groups are this week, Monday April 6 and Tuesday April 7 **

Friends from Memorial are also joining us, and we welcome other friends as well.  Please join us, and bring a friend!  



More about the Brazil mission


We had a wonderful time at our Brazil-themed coffee hour, and there was an outpouring of support for Elaine as she prepares for her trip.  (More information on her trip is here)

The menu featured a Peruvian shrimp soup, along with broccoli-cheese soup, sandwiches, and pies.    



Table decorations included toys that will go to the children, and we even had our own model of the medical boat with a hatch for donations!



To read more about the Central Brazil Mssion, follow this link and scroll down to Project Amazonas.

Here are some pictures from the CBM website -- we look forward to seeing Elaine's own pictures when she returns!






Please continue to hold Elaine and her colleagues in your prayers.




Elaine's Mission Trip to Brazil

Elaine H. shares with us about her upcoming trip:

In less than a month, I will be leaving on what I believe will be a trip of a lifetime. Imagine yourself on a boat on the Amazon River in Brazil providing medical care to children in villages along the river. That’s what I will be doing. The boat looks similar to a riverboat that cruises on the Ohio River – a lower deck, a deck in the middle where all of the medical care is provided, and a deck on top if you want to sleep up there in the evening – not me! The rooms are actually air-conditioned and there is a galley and a cook who will prepare our meals.

I have never felt that God has actually “spoken” to me. At least I can’t remember a time when we had a conversation, but I always believe that He is there, helping me along and guiding me in a particular direction. However, last fall I received a call from a member of the First Church of Christ here in Xenia telling me about a mission trip scheduled to leave the day after Easter on a trip to Brazil. They needed a nurse with pediatric experience and thought I might be interested. Usually, I think about something before jumping into it headlong, but this time there was no thought. I just said, “Yes!” And I might add that I did so with a lot of enthusiasm! Was God “speaking” to me or was He just standing behind me shoving me? Maybe He was.

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