Ash Wednesday Service
Mar
1
7:00 pm19:00

Ash Wednesday Service

We will begin the season of Lent with a joint service with our friends from the German Evangelical Church of Washington and the French Protestant Church of Washington


Civility on the Circle - A Community Gathering
Jan
20
12:00 pm12:00

Civility on the Circle - A Community Gathering

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.

Non-Violent Resistance
Jan
15
11:45 am11:45

Non-Violent Resistance

Meet Mubarak Awad, a Palestinian-American born in Jerusalem, will speak at the Middle East Committee. Mr. Awad is the founder of Non-Violence International.

Teach In: Resisting a Muslim Registry
Jan
14
2:00 pm14:00

Teach In: Resisting a Muslim Registry

  • Westmoreland Congregational UCC

Learn about the domestic war on terror, the local and federal efforts that could threaten and undermine the rights of Muslim communities in our area, and to identify solidarity activities and next steps.

StillReading Book Group
Jan
8
4:30 pm16:30

StillReading Book Group

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!

Knit for Others
Jan
7
10:00 am10:00

Knit for Others

Join us for this fun, new activity!  All are welcome.  We will knit items for donation. 

Adult Spiritual Formation
Dec
11
Dec 18

Adult Spiritual Formation

The opening words of Isaiah 58 lay the groundwork for this study that uses art, poetry, and video to encourage communities to find their own prophetic voice on justice and share it with the world.

Songs of Shelter Concert
Dec
10
7:00 pm19:00

Songs of Shelter Concert

A concert to benefit Calvary Women's Services, featuring Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols presented by the Westmoreland Festival Chorus, with Michelle Lundy, harpist.

Tables of Thanksgiving
Nov
6
11:30 am11:30

Tables of Thanksgiving

The Westmorland Board of Membership & Fellowship invites everyone to celebrate the abundance of our blessings at the annual Tables of Thanksgiving

Concert to Benefit Shaw Community Ministries
Nov
5
7:30 pm19:30

Concert to Benefit Shaw Community Ministries

Concert of spirituals held at the historic Lincoln Congregational Temple, whose partnership with Westmoreland goes back to a collaborated effort to erect affordable housing for residents of the Shaw community following the riots of 1968. Donations benefit Shaw Community Center.

Judith L. Smith Art Show
Oct
27
Oct 31

Judith L. Smith Art Show

Meet the Artist Reception on Sunday, October 2, 11:30am-1:30pm in the Westmoreland Parlor.

Lunch with Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki
Oct
21
12:00 pm12:00

Lunch with Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki

You are invited to lunch and conversation with Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki, President of the Protestant Churches of Egypt and the General Director of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS).  The CEOSS is the UCC’s primary partner in Egypt.

Russia Then and Now - Prime Timers
Oct
18
12:00 pm12:00

Russia Then and Now - Prime Timers

Ron Oechsler, Westmoreland member and Chancel choir singer, will share observations and pictures from his visit this summer to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and the ancient cities of Vladimir and Suzdal. 

Annual Church Retreat
Oct
14
Oct 16

Annual Church Retreat

Mark your calendar for the annual church retreat to Camp Wabanna in Edgewater, MD.

Concert to End Gun Violence
Sep
25
5:00 pm17:00

Concert to End Gun Violence

Faiths United to End Gun Violence is a nationwide religious coalition working to prevent gun violence. They are organizing and promoting a nationwide Concert to End Gun Violence on September 25.

Sep
18
6:00 pm18:00

Westmoreland StillReading Book Group

We will discuss The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich.  You could take a semester to unpack all of the wonders in this book! Father Damien Modeste, now more than 100 years old, is reflecting on a life that has included times spent as the musically passionate young nun Sister Cecilia and ex-nun Agnes DeWitt as well as nearly 80 years as the mission priest on the isolated reservation of Little No Horse. The author, herself a member of an Ojibwe (Chippewa) nation, beautifully integrates native American spirituality and supernaturalism into this portrait of Ojibwe society persisting through multiple difficulties, as seen through the eyes of a sympathetic though flawed Catholic missionary. If you haven't yet read any of Erdrich's books, let this be the first of many!

We meet in the church Parlor.  We always serve snacks, and always welcome new members. 

 

Sep
18
11:45 am11:45

Ecumenical Accompaniment Speaker

Middle East Committee Meeting

Daniel Romero, a seminarian at Chicago Theological Seminary, has recently returned from serving with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). He will describe his experiences at the September 18 meeting of Westmoreland's MiddleEast Committee - via SKYPE from Chicago.

EAPPI, a World Council of Churches project and Global Ministries partner, "seeks to support local and international efforts to end the Israeli occupation and bring a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a just peace, based on international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.

Daniel Romero is a Member-In-Discernment and seminarian in Chicago who recently returned from a 3 month stay in the West Bank while working with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel and with Global Ministries. Daniel spent the majority of his time in Hebron but he traveled throughout the West Bank and Israel developing relationships, monitoring checkpoints and mosques, and providing protective presence to Palestinian school children, farmers, bedouins and shopkeepers. Prior to starting his ministry path, Daniel was a social worker and a community organizer.  Westmorelanders Jeff  Eagan and Nancy Van Meter spent some time with Daniel when they were in East Jerusalem recently.