Stewardship 2018:
Generosity and Commitment

We mark the fifth week of our 2019 Stewardship Campaign this Sunday, celebrate the act of pledging, and thank Western members for their financial commitment to the ministry and mission here in our community of faith. We kicked off our campaign in September, with a Ministry and Mission Festival, allowing the congregation to understand the ways our members support mission at Western. The narrative budget, mailed to members and friends with our stewardship appeal in October, illustrated the ways that your pledge makes so many things possible at Western. Over the past few weeks, during Minutes for Stewardship, Greg Pitman, Naomia Suggs-Brigety and Ari Brose have shared their stories of how giving impacts our lives at Western.

To date, we have received 40 pledges totaling $217,679 which is 52% of the $420,000 goal. Your pledge (of any amount, at any periodicity) will help the Finance Committee make decisions about our budget for the coming year.




The Wild Western Pigskin Classic

Sunday, November 25 at 2pm

Join us for the first, of hopefully many, "Wild Western Pigskin Classic". It will be an afternoon of football, food, and fellowship. We'll meet at Henry Clay Park, 3011 7th St Arlington at 2 pm on November 25, play some football, and then head over to the Gutshall's house. Here's what you'll need to bring: your best game face and your favorite snack to share. The game is open to EVERYONE, even those who want to burn a few Thanksgiving calories. We hope you can make it! Questions? Contact John Molina-Moore

Congregational Meeting

December 2 after worship

The Session has called a congregational meeting for Sunday, Dec. 2, immediately following worship to hear the report of the Nominating Committee and elect new elders and deacons.

Sunday, December 16


Children's Pageant

In Worship

The children's choir will share the story of Christmas through song (and some fun costumes) during worship on Sunday, December 16th. It's not too late to join the fun--we rehearse from 10 am-10:50 am in the TBY Room. Children 4-13 welcome (older kids needed as helpers). For music questions, contact AMY@AMYDELOUISE.COM.

All children are welcomed to join an after-pageant party downstairs in the Multipurpose Room immediately after we sing, with other church members invited to join after service. If you can help with the party, please contact KATHRYN@WESTERNPRESBYTERIAN.ORG.

Donate Warm Outerwear

In Worship

Please purchase warm hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for donation. We will collect these as part of the Christmas Pageant sharing for donation to the children participating in Project Create.

Great Western Bake Off

After Worship

Calling all bakers! This year's children’s Christmas Party (12/16 in the Miriam's Kitchen space after worship) will feature the Great Western Bakeoff! If you wish to enter, please bring your tasty treats along with a recipe card to the party. Prizes will be awarded!

Roof Update from the Facilities Manager

I am pleased to report that the roof replacement project is progressing well with no unexpected issues with the construction. I had originally reported that it was possible that the project could be completed within 3 weeks from the start date, weather permitting. However, because of the recent and upcoming expected rain, the project will take the expected 4 to 5 weeks to complete. I am anticipating that the new roof will be completed by December 1, barring no major weather setbacks. Re-installation of the solar panels will be scheduled after the actual completion date. I would like to remind you that access to the garage area will be restricted/limited on Saturdays until the roof construction is completed. As always, thanks for your support.

-- Sterling Thomas, Facilities Manager

Our Kids Need Paint Smocks!

If you have any old shirts or aprons at home (men's dress shirts and oversized t-shirts work well), please bring them to the second floor Program Office, or contact Kathryn Urban.


Come hear about and celebrate our partnership.
Bring an offering of fresh fruit or ground coffee!


Miriam's Kitchen Sunday

Luke 14:15–24

Rev. John Molina-Moore, preaching

Before Worship:

11am Worship:

After Worship:

  • 12pm Hospitality in the Multi-Purpose Room - Families with last names N-S are invited to bring refreshments
  • 12:30pm 
    • Deacons Meeting. Room 209
    • New Members Lunch. Room 216
    • Mission Ministry Team Meeting. TBY Room
  • 6:00pm Session and MK Board. Off-site at the Littles’ home

New Members Class

November 18, 12:30pm

Have you been connected to Western for a while, but wondering about the next step in faith, joining the church? Come join us for a time of deepening your life of discipleship through the life of Western Church. We'll meet for an extended afternoon class, beginning with lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, following our Miriam’s Kitchen Worship Sunday. To RSVP please contact INFO@WESTERNPRESBYTERIAN.ORG. Questions? Contact Jackie Escobar or Elizabeth Adu.


This Week

Counselor at Western on Tuesdays
11/20 - 8:00am | TBY Room

Counselor at Western on Wednesdays
11/21 - 8:00am | TBY Room

Western Volunteers at Miriam's Kitchen
11/21 - 4:00pm | Miriam's Kitchen

11/21 - 6:00pm | Choir Room

Thanksgiving Day - Offices Closed
11/22 - All day

Offices Closed
11/23 - All day

Save the Date

Wild Western Pig-Skin Classic
11/25 - 2pm | Off-Site

Children's Christmas Pageant
12/16 - 11:00am | Sanctuary

Annual Vigil for the Homeless
12/21 |  Luther Place Memorial Church

Ecumenical Advocacy Days
4/5-4/8 | TBA

How Can Christians Help Bridge the Partisan Divide?

Tuesday, November 27, 6:30pm at NY Ave. Presbyterian Church

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church is hosting a post-election panel discussion about what can be one to bridge the partisan divisions in our country. Sen. Chris Coons, who is a Presbyterian and has a theology degree from Yale Divinity School, will be speaking as well as a panel of Republican and Democrat faith leaders including Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, the director of the PCUSA Office of Public Witness. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:30-8:30 pm at NY Ave Presbyterian Church. RSVP at SENCOONSANDPANEL.EVENTBRITE.COM




National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence

Wednesday, December 5 7-9pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Community Safety is one of Western's Micah 6:8 areas and we continue to be called to take action to prevent gun violence. By this December, over 600,000 Americans will be killed or injured by guns since the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy. We urge you to join the gun violence prevention community in our collective effort to continue to shine a light on the devastating epidemic of gun violence in our nation until these gun deaths and injuries are reduced.

Join others in this Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence on Dec. 5 at St Mark's Episcopal Church, 301 A Street Southeast Washington, DC 20003 from 7 to 9pm. Event is sponsored by the Newtown Foundation. RSVP at NEWTOWNFOUNDATION.ORG/NATIONWIDE-VIGILS



Did you know that nearly 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions* come from livestock? 



Prayer Requests

Would you like the Deacons and others in the church to pray for you?  Submit a prayer request. If you would like to join the Deacons in prayer, login to CCB: Church Community Builder, and join the group "Prayer Requests." 



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