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Annual Fish Fry
All are invited to the  annual fish fry at Babe’s (5614 Schroeder Rd ) this Friday October 20 at 6pm.  We hope you can join us for this fun night of fellowship.  Please sign up on the kiosk in the Narthex by today.  For more info, please talk to Bob Bush.

Rummage Sale Oct 28 – Help Needed!
Westminster’s big rummage sale is coming and we need YOU!! Starting October 25, we really need folks who can help set up and haul items out of Room 8, as well as a big cleanup crew starting at 2 p.m Oct. 28. after the sale on Saturday. And of course we need lots of help organizing merchandise and pricing on Thursday and Friday (Oct 26 & Oct 27). Please sign up on the poster in the Narthex.
If you want to donate, please try to bring your items during the week of the sale (Oct. 25-27) during normal church office hours 8am-4pm.  Remember that all donations should be gently used, free of rips and stains, and in working condition. If it’s broken or soiled, we cannot sell it. Thanks for all the support. Our sales are great opportunities to build community, provide low-priced items to people who need them, and earn money that goes back into the Madison community. If you have questions, see Beth Swedeen – ineedmycoffee2@aol.com or Sara Pope – rosegirl1991@yahoo.com

The Mitten Tree
Please join the WPC KnitWits and help children by donating hand-made or new mittens, gloves or scarves to keep little hands and heads warm this winter.  All donations can be placed on the Mitten Tree that is in the Narthex and will be donated to local children in need including kids at Thoreau School and Allied Drive.  Thank you!

Speaker Forum for Sunday School
Please join us after worship for a talk with Dean Loumos, Executive Director of Housing Initiatives of Madison.  Housing Initiatives is a Madison organization that has worked for 20 years to combat homelessness in Madison.  “It has ended homelessness for 550 men, women, and veterans who suffer from a mental illness by providing them with a permanent home and supportive services to help them lead a healthier life.  Safety, peace, and hope felt by living in a permanent home is the foundation these folks need to begin the healing process. Their stories of strength and surviving immense challenges are an inspiration to us all.”
Westminster Presbyterian works with Housing Initiatives to address this important need in our community.

How to Spell Presbyterian: An Exploration of Church Membership
Nov. 19th and 26th   @ 10:50a-11:45a
Pastor Scott Anderson will be leading a two-week class for those interested in learning more about church membership at Westminster during the Sunday School hour November 19th and 26th.   Child care will be provided both Sundays.
We will be discussing what Presbyterians believe and the meaning of church membership here at Westminster.  Those who desire to join our congregation as a member will meet with the Session (the church’s governing board) and be received into membership in worship on Sunday, December 10th.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Pastor Scott at Scott@Westminstermadison.org or by calling the church office at 238-3121.

KnitWits
Knitwits will meet tomorrow, October 23 at 9:30am in the Westminster Lounge. All are welcome!

Congregational Meeting 10/29
The Session has called a special congregational meeting following worship on October 29 for the purpose of electing church officers.  The meeting should be brief.

Adult Fellowship
Come join us for some adult fellowship at the Brocach on Monroe Street Friday October 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. This is a great way to meet other families at Westminster and enjoy some “kid free” adult time. Contact Sara Hayes with any questions: (608) 260-5131 or saradehayes@gmail.com.

Festival of Hymn Singing
Next Sunday, October 29, a hymn festival in celebration of God’s work in and through the music ministry of Westminster will be held at 3:00 p.m. This event is also in celebration of Joe Chrisman’s 20 years of continuous service to the congregation. Please invite a friend to join you for an afternoon of great hymn singing!

We’re Going Digital!
With more than 200 copies printed and mailed every month, our newsletter has an impact on our environment and finances.  We care about our resources. Thus, starting in December, we will be sending the Westminster News (newsletter) electronically. We understand that not everyone has the internet, so copies of the newsletter will also be available at church.  If you can’t get to church and need a copy mailed to you, please contact Katie in the office by November 20 and we will be happy to accommodate you. Call 238-3121  or Info@westminstermadison.org

Construction by our church entrance is at a minimum and new pavement has been put down.  However, construction continues further down Yuma all the way to Midvale, so please still allow extra time for parking.