We show our love for God by serving those in need within our community and throughout the world. We volunteer to help others, to experience new things, to meet new people and develop relationships.

We always welcome volunteers to: usher, sing in the choir, help with food and hospitality, or help with children and youth programs. Do what you are good at and what you love to do. To learn more and to find the opportunity that fulfills your need for involvement and commitment, please contact Jan Baumann, volunteer coordinator, at baumann@westminster-church.org or 412-835-6630x205.

In Our Church

Town Hall South Board Board Opening

This Westminster sponsored lecture series is now in its 52nd season, continuing a tradition of bringing nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers to the community. Proceeds benefit local missions.

Job: Town Hall South has openings for new board members

Commitment: The board meets most Tuesday mornings during the lecture season that runs September through April.

If you are interested in engaging our community in discussion of important issues of the day while supporting local charities, this might be the perfect opportunity for you!

If interested, please complete a Board Candidate Application on the church’s website.

In Our Community

Rise Against Hunger

Six million children under the age of five die every year because of hunger.

Job: Package meal pouches in assembly line fashion; combine rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets.

Commitment: Saturday, February 25

Skills Needed: There is a job for everyone ages 4 to 104.

We need 300 volunteers to staff the assembly-line shifts for this one day. Invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers. In addition to providing a much needed meal to 40,000 children, it will be an opportunity for fun and fellowship for everyone.

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” Mother Theresa

Help a Child in Need

It’s hard to believe that there are homeless children in Upper St. Clair and in Bethel Park, but there are.

The Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program (ECYEH) is a national program. In Pennsylvania every school district must have a homeless liaison staff person in charge of ensuring students experiencing homelessness can enroll and succeed in school.

Many times, children need things not provided for by state funding such as tennis shoes, jeans, a backpack, etc. Westminster is going to partner with the Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park School Districts to provide for these needs.

From time to time, I will receive a specific request from the school liaison that I will pass along to those of you who would like to be a part of this ministry.

Job: Purchase a necessary item or gift card for a homeless child.

Commitment: From time to time, I will email you, with a specific request. You can choose to make that specific purchase or not.

If you would like to be a part of the team of shoppers, please let me know.

Together we can make a difference in the life of a child.

Photo credit: Jesus the Homeless by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz.

QuicKit Mission Project

Support Bags for Those Experiencing Homelessness

Have you ever come across a homeless individual in need and not had any way to help?

QuicKits are bags, designed by the youth of Westminster, filled with essential items like deoderant, water, a toothbrush, and more, put together in a reusable bag.

Fully assembled kits are available to you in the Narthex. Take one to keep in your car to hand out when you cross paths with someone in need. We hope to keep the project running so we also ask that you consider replenishing the bin with fully completed kits for others to pass out.

More information on the project and what is included in the bags can be found in our YouTube video below.

QuicKits Update January 25:
• 100 additional QuicKits - Thank you to the volunteers who stayed after worship last Sunday to put together 100 QuicKits to replenish our supply.
• 400 QuicKits already distributed - To date you have distributed 400 QuicKits in our community.
• Share your experience - If you have given a QuicKits to someone in need, please tell me about your experience, one sentence or more. I would like to capture and share our QuicKit stories with one another.
• What are they? QuicKits are reusable, drawstring, waterproof bags filled with personal hygiene items, socks, hand warmers (this time of year), and a granola bar. When you encounter someone experiencing homelessness or in need as you navigate your day, a QuicKit can be a way to respond to a request for help. The next time you are at church, you can grab a couple of bags to keep in your car when the opportunity presents itself to reach out.