Join us for a weekend of making new friendships and strengthening old ones, spiritual renewal, and stunning physical beauty on the Chesapeake Bay. Friday evening, enjoy songs and s’mores around the campfire. Saturday we will reflect on how we can better respond to racial injustice, including a conversation about “Just Mercy” (a powerful book about race and the criminal justice system) and an interactive activity to explore cultural barriers to communication. On Saturday afternoon, relax or try the giant swing, and join in evening intergenerational games. Sunday, we worship together in the midst of God’s beautiful creation. Even if you cannot join for the whole weekend, please come for Saturday.
The retreat will be held at Camp Wabanna in Edgewater, MD.
To register or for more information, email Samantha (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Sunday, October 29, Westmoreland will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation during worship with special musical guests the Aeolus Quartet. This is a featured group of musicians from the New Orchestra of Washington. They are joining us as part of NOW’s collaboration with Westmoreland as our Ensemble in Residence. The musical offering will feature a journey through the Lutheran Musical Heritage, including works by Luther himself, along with Bach, Schütz, Mendelssohn, and others.
Join NOW in celebrating Día de los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration, with Mozart’s magnificent Requiem in D Minor, featuring the voices of National Cathedral’s professional choir, Cathedra. Experience the vibrant culture of Mexico with two gorgeous contemporary works by Javier Alvarez and Emmanuel Arias Y Luna, performed by NOW’s new string-quartet-in-residence, the Aeolus Quartet.
General Admission: $30
Students & Youth (12-18): $15
Kids (Under 12): Free
Use the promo code WESTMORELANDNOW for 2-for-1 tickets!
The Board of Membership & Fellowship invites everyone to celebrate the abundance of our blessings at the annual 'Tables of Thanksgiving,' a potluck meal after worship on November 5. BMF will provide the turkey, trimmings, dessert, and utensils. We request that Westmorelanders bring a “table-ready” side-dish to serve 8. All are welcome!
Join us for a conversation about the influence of films on today’s racial understandings and misunderstandings with Dr. Greg Garrett, "one of America's leading voices on religion and culture" (BBC Radio) at 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 10.
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!
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.
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!