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Hands-on and financial opportunities abound for meeting the needs of the homeless, the hungry, the poor, the powerless of our community and our world. WPC supports our community, nation and world through donations to One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost Offering, Peace & Global Witness Offering, Christmas Joy Offering, Souper Bowl of Caring, 30 Hour Famine, and other budget line items.

Please use the button below to support Westminster's ministries as we spread the Good News in Arlington, Nicaragua, and throughout the world.

Listed below are opportunities to give your time and talents to our community, alongside WPC members.


Arlington Charities:

Our First Sunday Food Collection provides non-perishable food for Arlington Charities, in additional to volunteer opportunities throughout the month.

Arlington Life Shelter:

Sack lunches are prepared for 80 – 100 clients of Arlington Life Shelter using ingredients donated by members.

Christmas Toy Drive:

toys
Gifts are collected at Christmas to support the wants and needs of children through the Presbyterian Children's Home and Services.

Congregational Care Committee:

The committee cares for shut-ins by sending cards and by visiting. Communion is provided every month for those who cannot attend church. The committee also organizes special meals and receptions for the congregation. We send birthday cards to members and friends of the church and acknowledge with cards and flowers a family death or a member in the hospital.


Knit Wits:

Knitting Group

Knit Wits hearing a presentation from JPS.

Knit Wits is a small group that meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. in the church library. Our goal is to create knitted and crocheted items to donate. We do not all work on the same project, but each pick projects that match our own interest and skill level. In 2014, hats (for babies, children and adults), gloves, scarves, and baby blankets were donated to Arlington Charities, Arlington Memorial Hospital, JPS Hospital, and 3 children’s homes.


Living Waters for the World:


Our LWW team in Nicaragua

In March 2016, our first Living Waters team headed to Nicaragua and equipped the Kukra Hill community with a system that will provide clean water for their community. Read more about our journey here.


NEW DAY:


Starting in the fall of 2016, Westminster is a NEW DAY satellite location to help feed hungry students in AISD. We buy, pack, and deliver 170 bags of food each week to students for the weekend, joining our efforts with the work of our sisters and brothers at NEW DAY's home base at Grace Presbyterian Church in Arlington.


Operation Excel:


For two years in a row, Westminster has joined with 17 other churches to provide over 10,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for AISD students in need. These backpacks are then handed out at the annual Back to School Kick-Off at AT&T Stadium.


Quilters:

Mary Jo Patten in the quilters closet, organizing the next project

Mary Jo organizing the next project

The quilting group meets on the first Monday morning of each month at 9:30 a.m. to sew easy, hand-tied quilts which are given to the Salvation Army Arlington Family Life Center. It is the intent of the Quilters that each person take their quilt with them when they are able to leave the center.


Don Morris, Earlene Pike, David Rawhouser, and Marjory McCowen donating their time and energy

Don, Earlene, David, and Marjory donating their time and energy

Tarrant Area Food Bank:

Tarrant Area Food Bank member volunteers work 6 hours a month (3 each on the second and fourth Tuesdays). They usually enjoy lunch together afterward.

Scout Sunday 2017

Boy Scout Troop 118:

is sponsored by WPC and a part of our mission. Boys and leaders gather for fun, growth, and learning. The troop meets Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. They recently celebrated their 25th year of scouting and have had 53 boys achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.