New Session Members


Welcome, Mark Reynolds, Theresa Wiggins, and Greg Bushman to the Class of 2019!

Thanks be to God for our Elders who will be coming off Session: Judy Hasty, Keith Gaeddert and Chris Lloyd!

We also thank Kathy Reynolds for agreeing to continue as a Deacon.

Please know how much you all are appreciated in the work you do to lead our church in its ministry!

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January-February 2017 Messenger

January Messenger 2017

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Bible Studies are in Session!

Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study – 6:00 pm in the Parlor – Seven Churches of Revelation by David Jeremiah, 9 week video/discussion led by Donna Hurd.

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study – 10:00 am in the Disciples Room – Angels: Who They Are and How They Help by David Jeremiah. CD/discussion led by Dawn Ferguson.

Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible Study – 7:30 am in the Fireside Room – Good food, great coffee and excellent Bible Study. Currently working through the book of Isaiah. Led by Jack Bushman.

Wednesday Evening Women’s Bible Study – 6:30 pm at First Baptist Church (during AWANA) – She’s God Issues by Nicole Unice and led by Sharla Testorff.

Wednesday/Evening Pastor-led Bible Study – 6:30 pm at First Baptist Church (during AWANA) – Half-truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say by Adam Hamilton

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Westminster Congratulates Chamber Award Winners


Congratulations to Father and Son, Jim and Wade Hepner in their awards at the 2016 Annual Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce!

Wade was presented with the Horizon Award. This honor is given to a Chamber member who ‘involves themselves in Chamber activities, such as serving on a committee, regular attendance at Chamber functions, contributing time and talent to the Chamber.

Jim was presented with the Community Builder Award. This award is given yearly to a Chamber member who takes an active community role, owns a business in town and presents a positive attitude.

We are so very proud of you both!!


Congratulations to Fred Searls!!

Fred won the Quarterly Award at the 2016 Chamber Banquet. Fred was described as a ‘great volunteer’ by John Coen, Chamber President and we cannot agree more!! We are so proud of you, Fred and appreciate all you give to our community and to Westminster!

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Sunday School Winter/Spring 2017

Youth who are NOT taking part in the Confirmation Class will meet in Room 2 at 9:15 am

Our Confirmation Class (open to 7th grade and above) will begin in the Disciples Room at 9:15

Adult Class Offerings (January 8-February 26)


Fundamentals of the Faith – Fireside Room – Bill Allegre
This class continues to meet and is discussing the blend of biblical truths with personal obedience and service. Topics range from ‘God: His Character and Attributes” to “The Church: Fellowship and Worship.” This class is ideal to disciple new believers and help more mature Christians sharpen their understanding of key doctrines.


Deliver Us From Evil – Parlor – Dawn Ferguson

This 13 part video based curriculum offers powerful ammunition for today’s warfare of ideas. Ravi Zacharias empowers believers to change their world. This series is filled with eloquently told stories, historical references, and timeless truths that will open the eyes of the beliver and seeker alike in remarkable ways and offer ample opportunity for classroom discussion and applicable scriptural reading.

Adult Class Offerings (March 5-May 21)

Men’s Study (Soul Brothers – second half) – Disciples Room – Pastor Ron Galvin
Deliver Us From Evil – Parlor – Dawn Ferguson
Women’s Study (to be determined) – Fireside Room

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Westminster in Prayer


Jack Bushman and Family in the death of Jack’s brother
The Family of Barbara Gilmore Markus – She was Becky Lepley’s Sister and Cyndi Brewer’s Aunt
The Family of Marjorie Louise Elliott Leitnaker
The Family of Pat Smith
Debbie Sandoval, Don Carr’s niece
Jack and Nedra Porter
The Family of Don Burroughs
Jimmy Bresser – Friend of Don Carr
Shelly Dickinson, her husband Lawrence and family – multiple family tragedies
Bill and Bev Barr – Friends of Pastor Ron
Shirlene Taylor
Brandon Yates – Parents of Brian & Susan Yates, grandson of Frank and Mary Lois Yates (Hope House) – Bad wreck on his dirt bike – Concussion as well as physical feature issues
The family of Cole Hayden
The family of Brex Whalen
Paul Pennock ~ Nedra Porter’s brother
Randy Reed
Shelli Clark Snethen
Tracy White, Rae Warren’s sister
Wyona Hayward
Eldeen Karl
Julie Leonard
Joyce Teter
The family of Don Hay
Monte and Connie Otto
Those who have lost jobs and are looking for employment
Our 2nd Friday Community Dinner Friends
Those who have lost loved ones and are going through this time of year without them
Our Missionaries
Our Sister Churches
Our Nations Leaders
Our Enemies
Pray for all those who put their lives on the line everyday for each one of us

Church Family in Care Centers
Vintage Park: Mary Lou Sheldon, Leroy Fredrickson, Cal Ewing
ORV Plaza: Shirley Barnes, Marilyn Nordeen, Phyllis Foster, Becky Lepley
ORV Skilled Nursing: Betty Reynolds, Joel Nordeen
Out of Town: Loraine Hanscum, Virginia Cordle

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15 – Family BINGO Night! – Spaghetti, Salad, Fruit
22 – Regular Club Night – Pizza, Salad, Fruit

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Upcoming Events


February 15 Pastor Ron’s Birthday!!
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study – 7:30 am
Finance Committee Meeting – 4:00 pm
Personnel Committee Meeting – 5:00 pm
Pastor Nominating Committee Meeting – 6:00 pm

16 Men’s Choir – 6:00 pm
Chancel Choir – 6:30 pm
Handbells – 7:30 pm

19 Sunday School – 9:15 am
Worship – 10:30 am
Men Sing!

20 Women’s Bible Study – 6:00 pm

21 Women’s Bible Study – 10:00 am
Mission and Outreach Committee Meeting – 7:00 pm

22 Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study – 7:30 am
Westminster’s Night at AWANA – 5:30 pm

23 Men’s Choir – 6:00 pm
Chancel Choir – 6:30 pm
Handbell Choir – 7:30 pm

26 Sunday School – 9:15 am
Worship – 10:30 am
Session Retreat at Brand ‘N Iron after Worship

27 Women’s Bible Study – 6:00 pm
Session – 7:00 pm

28 Women’s Bible Study – 10:00 am

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Beverage Tabs


Please remove and save the tabs from your beverage cans for the Ronald McDonald House which is an ongoing mission project at Westminster. We have a large wooden house in the Church for you to put them in as well as smaller ‘houses’ to take home and fill up on your own. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child and his or her family going thru cancer.

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Best Choice Labels


The Save-A-Label program is a program which helps non-profit organizations raise money. We earn $.03 for each Best Choice UPC symbol redeemed…so we can earn $30 for each bundle of 1,000 UPCs. They must be received by December 31st. The only thing you need to save is the bar code from the label. We currently have collected 2,000 to mail in for redemption. Please save your labels and bring them to the church office or put them on the Welcome Center table in the foyer.

Again, if you have any at home right now, please bring them in by December 31st. Also, please keep this in mind for 2017 that you can help your church when you are shopping and buying items. As always, thank you for your kind consideration!

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