Join us for this beloved annual event hosted by Keller and Mary Staley at their home in Bethesda!The Board of Membership and Mary and Keller Staley invite Westmoreland members and friends for a picnic dinner and swim at the Staley home. Fajitas and fixings will be provided! Participants are invited to bring beverages (soft drinks and adult drinks) or dessert, as well as lawn chairs and blankets. Bring or wear your swimsuit and towel if you plan to swim! Email Keller or call 301-229-7766 to RSVP by 12:00 on Wednesday, August 30 with (1) the number of adults and children in your group and (2) what you are bringing to the picnic.
Welcome Back Sunday - Sunday, September 10
9:00 am - Nursery Care, Children’s Choir, Youth Group, Adult Group, and
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
10:00 am - Worship (with Nursery Care and Children’s Church School)
11:00 am - Welcome Back Picnic
Join us for Welcome Back Sunday!
Our Spiritual Formation programs for children, youth, and adults will begin at 9:00 am.
In worship, Tim will begin a Sermon Series entitled ‘People, Pigs & Possibilities’ on
exercising our faith and exorcising our doubts, and the Chancel Choir will sing.
After worship, join us for food and fellowship at our Welcome Back Picnic!
We look forward to seeing you as we begin fall at Westmoreland!
Please join us on Saturday, August 19 at 5:00 pm in the Parlor for an informal, contemplative, alternative worship experience (AWE) that will include meditation, group prayer, pass-the-cup communion, Taize singing, and plenty of time for sharing joys and concerns.
We hope to see you there!
The Westmoreland Festival Chorus (WFC) is partnering with the Great Noise Ensemble (GNE), Washington DC’s preeminent ensemble dedicated to New Music, for a concert on Saturday June 3rd, which will raise funds for the local charity Bethesda Cares, Inc. The program will comprise music of living composers, including the premier of a new work, and will feature mezzo-soprano Lena Seikaly. Join both Armando Bayolo (GNE) and Alec Davis (WFC) on the podium as we explore aspects of human perspective, society, and time.
-Osvaldo Golijov: Ayre (2004)
-Alec Davis: Ruminations on words by Charles Bernstein (2017)
-Christopher Cerrone: The Branch Will Not Break (2015)
Fake news. Truth. Religion and politics. All of this is in the news.
Join us for an evening of conversation about film, race, and faith with Dr. Greg Garrett
The community is invited to a gathering on Westmoreland Circle (where Massachusetts Avenue meets Western Avenue) to celebrate "Civility on the Circle,” by standing and holding signs representing shared core values such as respect, truth, inclusion and kindness.
We will discuss Last Orders by Graham Swift. Awarded the Booker Prize in 1996, this novel traces the relationships among a group of friends traveling together to carry out their friend’s “last orders”-scattering his ashes from a pier. In this framework-reminiscent of Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying-Swift explores love, guilt, loyalty, betrayal, friendship, and resentment before closing on a note of transcendent understanding. Please join us for discussion and snacks!