Hello Westminster Family,
This past weekend, 33 Middle and High School students and 14 leaders went off for a Winter Retreat. The retreat theme was “Ghost Stories”— it was a great time of hearing how the Holy Spirit– or for some of us older folks, the Holy Ghost—is eternal and had a hand in creation itself, as a Person of the Trinity. Students heard of his power in their lives today, that he is working in us and for us. Both the Old and New Testaments are filled with references to the Holy Spirit. I would encourage you to search for yourself and see just what that means to you today.
So, great lessons – was that all there was to camp? No, it was also filled with tubing at Snoqualmie Summit, swimming, blacklight dodgeball (ask a leader if they are still sore!), and more. Winter Retreat is about building: Building relationships, building faith, building community. I’m so grateful Westminster has seen the value of this weekend in the middle of winter for so many years. I wish you could all go! If you were one that prayed over these students and leaders this past weekend, thank you! Please continue to pray that students will want to know more about the Holy Spirit and what he means to them personally. Pray that friendships will grow, that relationships between leaders and students will grow deeper, and that students will feel like a part of the larger Westminster family.
This coming Sunday we will wrap up the message series we’ve been in for the start of the new year, called “Reset”. Ryan will help us look at ways we can experience a personal reset by learning lessons from the life of the prophet Elijah, in 1 Kings 19.
God bless you!
Westminster Chapel Financials at a Glance
As of 1/15/22 Actual Plan Giving to Date: 1,787,528 2,296,333 Church Operating Expenses to Date: 1,828,376 2,090,365 Difference (40,848) 205,977