All-Church Retreat
Oct
20
to Oct 22

All-Church Retreat

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 (samantha@westmorelanducc.org).

 

 

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Reformation Sunday, Featuring the Aeolus Quartet
Oct
29
10:00am10:00am

Reformation Sunday, Featuring the Aeolus Quartet

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.

 

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NOW Concert - Dia de los Muertos
Oct
29
3:00pm 3:00pm

NOW Concert - Dia de los Muertos

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!

 

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Tables of Thanksgiving
Nov
5
11:00am11:00am

Tables of Thanksgiving

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!

 

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Welcome Back Sunday
Sep
10
9:00am 9:00am

Welcome Back Sunday

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!

 

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Labor Day Swim & Supper Party
Sep
3
5:00pm 5:00pm

Labor Day Swim & Supper Party

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.

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Alternative Worship Experience
Aug
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

Alternative Worship Experience

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! 

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A Concert to Benefit Bethesda Cares
Jun
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

A Concert to Benefit Bethesda Cares

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.

Concert includes:

-Osvaldo Golijov: Ayre (2004)
-Alec Davis: Ruminations on words by Charles Bernstein (2017)
-Christopher Cerrone: The Branch Will Not Break (2015)

 

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StillReading Book Group
Jan
8
4:30pm 4:30pm

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!

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