Holidays 2019 Dear Westminster Supporters,      There is an old saying, “Charity begins at home.”  And I believe that assisting our family and friends is extremely important. In fact, for most of us, it is natural for us to take care of our loved ones in a time of need.  But what this proverb really…

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When the clergy person at Sonny Carter’s church announced that she was retiring, there was a loose end that needed tying up. Her seat on the Westminster Community Center board hadn’t expired yet, so a replacement was needed before she could leave. Sonny Carter decided to take over the seat and hasn’t looked back since. Six years…

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When the Westminster Community Center board saw a need for the Center’s operational funding, they decided that a golf outing would be an ideal way to raise funds while having fun. On August 25, thirteen teams gathered to play golf and raise money for the continuing efforts of the Westminster Community Center .“What a wonderful…

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Recently, I met a young man who was told by a social service agency that he was 100% disabled. I understand what these agencies are attempting to communicate, but all too frequently, the receiver hears, “I can’t do anything!” Here at Westminster, we believe that everyone has something to contribute to our community, no matter…

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It was a sweltering September morning, but Diana Conn had one thing on her mind: winter coats. In fact, Conn begins thinking about winter coats about the same time as everyone else wants to put them away. “I start collecting children’s coats in the spring,” she shared. “I often go to rummage sales and ask…

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Since opening its doors in 1956, Westminster Community Center has made a lasting impact on Henry County. On average, the Center helps at least 300 families a year with basic needs. Westminster volunteers often tell their participants- “Don’t be too full of pride to ask for help, this is just a stage of life.” The…

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Westminster Community Center is a “life pantry”. Beyond food and clothing, they provide important answers and connections, helping people discover the joy of generosity. The Center is hosting its first annual golf outing. Participants can choose to form a team of four and play a round of golf or simply attend to support Westminster Community…

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When Thomas Oakes’s supervisor encouraged him to join a nonprofit board, he had no idea Westminster had a seat waiting for him. Thomas used his supervisor’s encouragement as a spark to get more involved. Knowing about Westminster through past experience with being a latchkey kid, Thomas talked with Jeff Kundert and soon after was voted…

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You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge in the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. -Galatians 5:13 Janet Miller, board member at Westminster Community Center, has followed this outlook her entire life. Around fifteen years ago, Janet felt a strong sense of…

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Lew Larrison was a leader who served in a variety of capacities at Westminster Community Center. He was someone whose opinion was valued and involvement was cherished. Lew loved to be involved with Westminster’s “Christmas Give Away”. Each year he would come and distribute turkeys and hams to the families that were served. Even when…

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