Hope all our students are surviving the end of the quarter. We have a few things going on this week if you can find time among your studies. Additionally, our building is available for a quiet study space – or nap space! – should you need it. Coffee, tea and cocoa are hot and the wifi is free.
Tuesday, 2/26, 3-7 PM Stone Soup Kitchen
Help us prepare and serve a meal to the hungry of Corvallis – no particular skills needed, just a willingness to serve. We need help with both volunteer shifts: 3-5 PM for food prep and dining room setup; 5-7 PM for serving the meal and cleanup after. Please respond to this email if you are able to help with either or both of these shifts. Please specify which you are able to help with. Thanks!
Wednesday, 2/27, 5:30 – 7:30 PM Student Gathering @ WestM
Join us as we gather for a free home-cooked meal beginning at 5:30 PM. After dinner (at 6:30 PM) we will shift into our Face-to-Face discussion time. Once again we will share a TED video, The Transformational Life, featuring Robb Smith of Chrysallis: http://integrallife.com/node/210086
Hope you’ll be able to join us!
The latest issue of the WestM Newsletter is now available here – check it out to read about some exciting things we’re doing on campus as well as some unexpected excitement here in the WestM basement!
This is the massed choir piece from our recent ‘Make a Joyful Noise’ fundraiser event. Many thanks to all the directors, musicians and singers who shared their time and talents with us – and keep an eye out for a video of the whole event, coming soon!
Grace and Peace to you!
Homecoming weekend is behind us; the first round of mid-term exams has offered its challenges; the leaves are turning and falling so our Fall Term is pretty well established. As the rains fall and the cold winds blow, remember that there is a warm, dry, welcoming space here at WestM for your time between classes to study, nap, enjoy tea or cocoa, or study. Tomorrow you have an additional opportunity at WestM with our Labyrinth – a great way to balance your mind/body/spirit whole. Let me know how I may be of support as this term progresses. Here is what’s up this week:
Monday, 10/22, 6:30 PM Westminster Council
Student leadership team is meeting to map out some opportunities for the remainder of the term. All students are welcome to add their voice to the process. Meets in the Student Lounge at WestM.
Tuesday, 10/23 -
- 11 AM to 2 PM – Labyrinth Walk @ WestM Students will be hosting this one and welcome you to come check it out as a great tool for prayer/meditation.
- 3 PM to 7 PM - Stone Soup Kitchen We are still looking for some volunteers who can help as we prepare and serve this meal to the hungry of the Corvallis community. We definitely need volunteers for the 3-5 PM prep shift and a couple more for the 5-7 PM serving and cleanup shift would be helpful. Respond to this email to let Tim know if you are able to help with either or both of these shifts. You may also reach him on his cell (voice or text): 541.760.2647
Wednesday, 10/24, 5:30 – 7:30 PM – Student Gathering @ WestM
Join us for a homecooked meal beginning at 5:30. Beginning at 6:30 we will continue our theme, Conversations with Our Interfaith Neighbors, as our friends from the Buddhist Study group that meets at WestM join us to share about their experience and understanding of Buddhism. All are welcome to these conversations and opportunities to learn about those with whom we share.
Friday, 10/24 Progressive Dinner and Pumpkin Carving Party
We will celebrate with our friends from Luther House as we progressively dine between our two campus ministry houses: begin with appetizers at WestM; main course at Luther House; back to WestM for dessert and pumpkin carving. Bring your creativity and friends are welcome!. We ask that you RSVP by noon on Thursday, 10/23, so that we are sure to have enough good food and pumpkins for carving.
Grace and Peace to you!
I hope all is going well as you navigate your way through your new schedule and classroom settings for this term. We are getting geared up for the new term here at WestM (United Campus Ministry at Westminster House – corner of 23rd and Monroe Streets) and would be glad to have you join in for times of fun and fellowship. Today marked our first Labyrinth Walk of the new term so we are off and running (so to speak). In addition to the activities below, WestM is also a place where you can hang out between classes for a study break, a nap, meeting with a project team, or just chilling. We have hot water on for cocoa and tea and wi-fi for your computer needs. Here is what we are looking forward to this week:
Tuesday, 9/25, 11 AM to 2 PM: Open Labyrinth Walk at WestM (hosted by students)
Watch for this each week and come experience walking the Labyrinth, a tool for walking/moving prayer and/or meditation. Our labyrinth was created by WestM students and it is offered as a tool for your spiritual search or growth.
Wednesday, 9/26, 5:30 PM Student Gathering @ WestM: Welcome Back BBQ
We will get our regular Wednesday evening Student Gathering started with a great meal together – time for meeting new friends and connecting with old friends. Dinner is free for students. We will be grilling burgers and will also be taking care of our vegetarian friends. Please let me know if you are planning to join us and if you would appreciate the vegetarian option.
- 12 noon to 4 PM Where It’s @ Beaver Community Fair in the MU Quad – find us there with our WestM booth.
- Friday Night Live!: Game Night and Popcorn Bar @ WestM Find some fun with great games and see how creative you can be with popcorn.
Saturday, 9/29, 2-4 PM WestM Cider Pressing Party
We will meet at WestM at 2 PM and carpool to a farm on the SW edge of Corvallis where we will pick apples and then convert them into crisp, tasty cider using an antique apple grinder and press. Wear clothes appropriate for picking playing around with the pressing process. You can bring a container of your own for some cider to take home or we will have containers to send home with you. Please RSVP so we know to plan for you.
Grace and Peace to you!
The new term and school year are upon us and we are looking forward to welcoming you – either back from your summer adventures or as a new student on campus. As a prelude to the new term, we will do our Wednesday evening Student Gathering Dinner (free!) beginning at 5:30 PM at WestM (Westminster House on the corner of 23rd and Monroe Streets on the north side of campus). After dinner, the Westminster Student Council will have their first session of the new school year to take a look at activities we have planned over these next couple of weeks and to map out the term. All students are welcome to these sessions and are invited to bring their passions and creativity to the table. Please let me know if you plan to join us for dinner so I can have an idea of how many to prepare for. And I always welcome folks who can arrive early and would like to “play in the kitchen.”
Grace and Peace to you!
Welcome to week #8 and all the blessings it holds for you – and I hope you haven’t been caught up with the bug that has been making the rounds on campus. And apparently we survived the partial eclipse of the sun this evening so we are ready for a great week with a full sun back in service. Here is what’s up this week:
Sunday, May 20, 2:00 – 4:00+ PM – WestM McDonald Forest Hike
I hope you got to enjoy this one. Word is that they had a good time and nobody got lost (and they saw lots of trees).
Monday, May 21, 5:00 – 6:00 PM – WestMinster Council Student Leadership Team
All students interested in sharing in planning and leadership for activities and events are welcome to join us in the Student Lounge at WestM.
Tuesday, May 22, 3:00 – 7:00 PM – Stone Soup Kitchen
Have a heart for service? Join us in providing this meal for the hungry in the Corvallis community. We need volunteers to help with both shifts: 3-5 PM for food prep and dining room setup; 5-7 PM for serving the meal and cleaning up after. Please respond to this email or phone me (voice or text – 541.760.2647) to let me know if you are able to help with either of both of these shifts. Thanks!
Wednesday, May 23rd:
- 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Labyrinth Walk @ WestM hosted by Max and Sonja
- 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Wood chip spreading to supplement our new patio area in preparation for our end-of-term kabob and s’more party (put June 6 on your calendar)
- 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Student Gathering @ WestM – Join us for dinner beginning at 5:30 followed by our last round of Bible study for the term (and the school year)
Thursday, May 31, 6-9 PM Bread-baking workshop, Dinner, and games at WestM
Monday, June 11th Celebrating Finals -
- 7 AM – 12 noon WestM Coffee House – enjoy coffee, tea, and pastries along with some good company and music to get you on the right path for finals
- 8 – 11 PM Finals Week Pancake Feed – all OSU and LBCC students are welcome for this free pancake dinner and game night.