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Key Leadership Opportunities Open at WES

As we begin a new congregational year, there are several core leadership positions that are open! We hope that you’ll consider whether one of these roles might be your next step in service at WES and in your own growth. (And of course there are many more teams welcoming new members–you can see a list … Continued

September’s Theme – Welcome

For the month of September, we will be exploring the theme of Welcome. You can join in the conversation on social media using #WESwelcome.   Our platforms this month will be: Sunday, September 3 Platform Service, 10:30am. “The Limits of Authenticity,” Rev. John Crestwell. Join John Crestwell as he tackles the complicated relationship between individuality, … Continued

Save the Date: September 10 — Welcome Home Sunday!

It’s been a wonderful summer of love…and now it’s time to welcome back to WES all our vacationers, campers, travelers, and anyone who just slept through our summer. Join us for a special platform service, with an opportunity to meet (and see in action!) our clergy intern, Zeb Green, our SEEK Assistant, Ndara Miles, and … Continued

Urgent Support for Immigrants Needed

A Note the WES Sanctuary Team: Support the on-going 24 hour vigil at the White House Urge Faith Leaders to sign the National Faith Letter Join with Faith Leaders to fast and pray and to support vigils Call your senators and representatives now to support retaining DACA Join Huge Rally in D.C. on September 5th at the … Continued

Welcome to WES the new SEEK Assistant

As you all know, our Sunday School/SEEK program has grown to the point that we need to hire an assistant. WES is thrilled to announce that there was an outstanding pool of candidates and that we have hired Ndara Miles for the position. With her wisdom and skill set I hope we can make it … Continued

Pastoral Letter from Amanda

Dear friends,​ It is hard to believe this is America. And it is easy to believe it. As some of you know, I have just begun my summer vacation in New York state–but the whole length of the trip here, I have been refreshing my Facebook feed, checking the news on my phone, and worrying … Continued

School Supply Drive

Throughout the month of August, WES will be supporting Family and Friends of Incarcerated People by host a school supply drive! We hope you’ll join us in supporting the children’s need for school supplies by helping them start out the school year fully stocked! We are asking that all donations be at WES by August … Continued

Sunday Book Group Sets 2017-2018 Schedule

The Sunday Book Group meets at 1pm in the classroom downstairs on the third Sunday of each month. They just recently finalized their 2017-2018 schedule. Visitors are always welcome! 10/15/17 The Color Purple by Alice Walker, led by Rose Imhoff 11/19/17 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou,led by Loretta Neumann 12/17/17 Man’s Search for Meaning by … Continued

WES Prepares to Welcome an Intern

As you know, WES has been planning to welcome a clergy intern this fall, to be with us for two years, half-time. Earlier this summer, the intern we were hoping to have join us decided that she needed to take a break from studies and wasn’t ready to move forward with an internship. In a … Continued

WES Helps Resettle Afghan Family

By Sue Smith, WES’s Refugee Resettlement Team Coordinator Imagine leaving your close-knit family and all your friends and striking out with your dependent spouse, three young children, and a few hundred dollars for a new country you know only from movies and military service members.  This is the story of the Afghan family WES is … Continued