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July 28, 2020
There is a saying that life is what happens to you while you are laying your best plans! That is certainly true of our situation today as regards to the COVID-19 virus. Our lives have been turned upside down. Some more than others. But in every way, all of us are affected by this phenomenon.
At this point, we have decided to take a vacation from the Jazz Vespers for a while. We don’t want anyone to think that we are abandoning this program. It has brought new life and some new members into the church and will continue to do the same in the future, we hope.
We will keep you posted about happenings in the Jazz scene here at WPC as things progress. We are exploring plans for a possible Jazz Concert (via the Gretchen Iben Series) sometime this fall. Of course, it would have limited seating and social distancing. If the demand is great, we would repeat the concert at a second time or date to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. We will keep you posted on this and the Session grapples with decisions about how and when to open our doors.
We pray that you all will keep in close touch with your church family in this trying time. We can support each other and be of comfort. Following the webcast on Sunday mornings, there is a fellowship via ‘Zoom’. Everyone is welcome. If they want a password, it is ‘FELLOWSHIP.”
Keep safe, and we hope to see you at the morning and vesper services as soon as it is possible to open our doors again.
All the best wishes
“Peace Like a River” featuring the Heritage Singers under the direction of Sharon Samuels Reed:
“As a newcomer to Westminster (in September of 2014), I’ve found it to be a most welcoming fellowship. I look forward to going to services and events and find the warmth of the congregation to be most helpful to a newcomer to the entire area. I find sermons challenging … music beautiful and well prepared … and a dignity in the worship that is all too lacking in most Protestant congregations. Mix this with an open atmosphere where it is OK to question and still be seen as a good Christian, and I know I’ve found one important ‘home’ in Central Illinois.”