AEU Fall Dialogue

The full AEU Dialogue can be found here. Letter from AEU Board President John McCormick One would have to look back 150 years to find a time of greater peril for our nation. With the very foundations of our democracy under threat, I frequently hear fellow members say that America has never needed Ethical Humanism … Continued

SuperAUCTION Heroes to the Rescue!

We wanted to send out a huge shout of appreciation to the auction team! The theme was amazing! The baskets, items and experiences auctioned off were phenomenal! And the food was astounding! Our auction team consisted of: Sarah Morris, Cayo Gamber, Christine Parcelli, George Buzzell, Kristin Hunter, Marty Kaufman, Kris Maccubbin, Mibi Leuvelink, Laura Delaney, Perry Beider, Kate Thornton, Craig Thornton, Olexa … Continued

WES’s El Rodeo Delegation Update

This year, the WES delegation traveled to El Rodeo, El Salvador at the end of June for 10 days. This year’s delegation included Ross Wells, Peggy Goetz, Susan Runner, Pam Williams, and teens Russell Corbin and Jason Weinfeld. As always, our dentist Susan Runner ran a dental clinic assisted by fellow delegates. They enjoyed handing out … Continued

WES Blog — Courage Through Music: If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out

          I’ve been thinking a lot about courage and connection. As many of you know, I began working for WES in September, 2011, almost by chance. Had I not called to find out the status of the interim chorus director position, and then received a call back from Mary Herman, then … Continued

WES Adopts Portal Run Portion of Rock Creek Park

WES is very pleased to have adopted Portal Run. We look forward to cleaning it twice a year. We also have begun a tradition of A Walk in the Park, which occurs after Sunday service twice a year to give participants a chance to experience Rock Creek Park. This activity, together with clean ups of … Continued

2017 Auction Catalog Preview

The 2017 WES auction preview catalog has arrived! Find it here! Before you dive into the catalog, please buy your tickets for the auction! The link to purchase tickets and reserve babysitting is here. Tickets are available for $25 per person until October 19. After October 19, you can buy tickets for $35 at the auction. … Continued

WES Men’s Group Forming

WES Men’s Group Forming WES offers many opportunities for deep group conversation and connection.  Coming soon will be such an opportunity built around the particular interests and concerns of men at WES, particularly ​as we support and interact with WES’s efforts to become an increasingly multi-cultural, anti-oppressive, and inclusive congregation.  The group is intentionally devised to welcome … Continued

WES Blog — What’s So Special About the WES Auction?

When Amanda first emailed me a few years ago to see if I would be willing to step into leadership for the WES auction, I was lying under a mosquito net in a rental house on a family vacation in Costa Rica. Despite having had a few mojitos that night, I was sufficiently sober to … Continued

Open Position — At-Large, Lay Leadership Development Committee

Help shape the future of WES — run for the At-Large position of the Lay Leadership Development Committee, which will become available in December 2017, when Donna Taylor completes her term. In this role, you would work with the committee to: nurture volunteer leadership, encourage sustainable program growth, and provide the membership with strong candidates for Board service For more … Continued