During the year, Westmorelanders typically gather for special services in addition to our regular Sunday morning worship. For more details about these services see the Events or Calendar sections of our websire or contact the church office.
We have two Christmas Eve services. The 5:00 pm service features a Christmas pageant presented by our children and youth. With festive carols, bells and great joy we welcome the birth of Hope in the world. The 10:00 pm service typically features the Chancel Choir, communion, a sermon and prayers as we await the birth of Peace and Love. Note new time for 2nd Christmas Eve Service - 10:00pm.
Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten season. Typically a thoughtful mid-winter service of repentance and contemplation as being our journey toward Easter.
Maundy Thursday is the church's observance of the Last Supper -- the gathering that the gospels describe as the first communion meal. We typical gather for a shared meal, then sing hymns, share communion and wash each other's feet as we explore the aspects of sacrifice and service. Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter.
For the past several years Westmoreland's ministers and embers have joined with area congregations in marking the day of Jesus' crucifixion.
On Easter Sunday we gather to celebrate New Life. Typically we have an early morning "sunrise" service (outside around 7:00 am), a breakfast, our usual Sunday morning groups, and a festive 10:00 worship time.
Martin Luther King Day
The Washington Interfaith Conference and other interfaith groups regularly host services around MLK Day to honor our diversity and our unity for the common good. Westmoreland members and ministers take part in various ways.
From time to time, Westmoreland joins with other area churches for Thanksgiving celebrations.
Communion at Westmoreland
We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month during our regular 10:00 am worship service. We also celebrate communion each Sunday during Advent and Lent. Communion (also called the Eucharist or The Lord's Supper) is a liturgical feast to remind us of God's nourishing love for all the world. The communion table at Westmoreland is open to all.