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Kibera Girls Soccer Academy
Visiting Westminster on August 13th
From Kibera, Nairobi Kenya
For several years, Westminster has supported the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) through the Mission Committee. The Academy is much more than soccer, providing free secondary education to 130 girls per year. On August 13th, the school’s Program Director, one of its graduates and the Executive Director of the
KGSA Foundation will join us for worship. Following service the congregation is invited to gather in the Narthex to learn from our guests the story of the academy: its beginnings, its accomplishments, and its plans for the future. Join us for coffee and to meet Richard Teka, Asha Jaffar, and Shannon Murphy. (For more information, see the Global Missions Board or the Announcement Board near the elevator.)

Thank you!
New Aldo Leopold benches now grace two sides of the church. Special thanks to Joel Jones who made these especially for Westminster, as can be seen from the church logo engraved into the sides. You may enjoy sitting on them outside the Yuma door or by the main entrance of the church.

Solutions to Reverse Global Decline
The Farley Center for Peace and Justice is hosting a screening of the movie “Normal is Over.” This is an award-winning documentary about humanity’s wisest responses to climate change, species extinction, resource depletion and the widening gap between the rich and poor. The film looks at the financial and economical paradigm underlying our planetary problems while offering various solutions to reverse the path of global decline.

The screening is scheduled for Tues. August 8th at 7:30 p.m. at the Fitchburg Theater. Tickets $10.  Please reserve your tickets now as the Farley Center needs to meet a minimum of 73 reservations to go ahead with the screening. Reserve your tickets at Your card will not be charged until the minimum has been sold. — article submitted by Ruth Hein

Adult Fellowship
Josh and Jen Mou will be hosting adult fellowship on Friday August 25 at 8:00pm at Brocach (1843 Monroe Street, Madison). Please RSVP to Jen at so we get a count to reserve a table. Thanks!

Just a Few More People Needed!
Thank you to those who have signed up. Coffee prep people are still needed to help share Sunday coffee duties. Ten people will rotate through an 8 week period. Dates will be assigned with two alternates in case of conflicts. We have clear step-by-step directions, plus a friend to help you the first time. Pots can be set up either Saturday afternoon or early Sunday morning. Scott Anderson plugs the pots in on Sunday mornings around 8am (pots take an hour to brew). The final part is just cleaning up after coffee hour. Sign-up is on the kiosk in the Narthex. Questions? Please see Sandra Cole.

Coming Soon – VBS! Please Sign Up
Our Vacation Bible School is scheduled for August 21-24 from 5:30pm-7:45pm! Our theme this year is HERO Central. VBS is free and dinner will be served along with a heaping portion of fun and education! If you’re interested in sending your child, please sign up on the Narthex Kiosk and turn in a registration form to the church office by August 14.

The deadline for submissions in the September newsletter is August 15. Please send all information to Katie by then.




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