News and Events
Easter Lilies for Easter Sunday
We decorate our sanctuary on Easter Sunday with lilies donated in honor or memory of loved ones. You may participate by purchasing a lily, at $25.00 each, in honor or memory of your loved ones.
Send your completed form along with your check made out to Westminster Church of Detroit. Please write "Easter Lilies" on the envelope and on the memo line of your check.
Forms must be submitted to the church office by Friday, March 31, 2023.
Lenten Bible Study - "Witness at the Cross"
Every Wednesday beginning March 1st - April 5th 12Noon to 1pm
Experience Holy Friday from the perspective of those who watched Jesus die: Mary his mother, the Beloved Disciple from the Gospel of John; Mary Magdalene and the other women from Galilee; the two men, usually identified as thieves, crucified with Jesus; the centurion and the soldiers; Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. Jews and Romans, friends and strangers, the powerful and the powerless, the hopeful and the despairing.
In "Witness at the Cross", Amy-Jill Levine shows how the people at the cross each have distinct roles to play. Each Evangelist presents a distinct picture of the death of Jesus. Each portrays different individuals and groups of people at the cross, each offers different images and dialogues, and so from each, we learn how those meanings and messages cross the centuries to any who would come to the cross today.
Each Gospel has its own story to tell, all the witnesses have their own memories, and every reader comes away with a new insight. The witnesses at the Crucifixion watch Jesus die, and we watch with them, and we watch them. And we come away transformed.
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Lenten Devotional Booklet
The 2023 Lenten Devotional Booklet from Sanctified Art, is now available for pickup in the church Narthex. Click here to download a copy.
Counting Assistance Needed
During COVID, operations at the church slowed down. Sunday offering counters reduced their schedule to the first and third Mondays of the month. It worked when we were receiving offerings by mail. It does not work so well now that we are moving towards a full schedule. We would like to add another team that would count in months when there is a fifth Sunday. The team could count on Sunday afternoon or on Monday like the current team’s count. It takes two unrelated people to create a team, counting and depositing the count takes about three hours. Training for the process is available. If you would like to consider this service to the church please contact Lisa Turner, Church Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-341-2697 x 301
Berkho Scholarship for College Students
WCOD is pleased to offer at least four (4) scholarships each in the amount of $2,500 to support expenses related to the attainment of postsecondary education.
Eligible applicants must be a member or attend WCOD or live in the WCOD neighborhood. Questions about the scholarship may be sent to WCODScholarship@gmail.com. The deadline to submit an application is Saturday, April 1, 2023.
Click here to download an application and FAQ.
Join the WCOD Sewing Ministry Team
No experience is necessary to join this group of dedicated sewers. Come and sew, help sort fabric or cut pieces of fabric for the quilters. You can decide what you would like to do, or come observe and socialize. The group meets twice a month on Thursdays.
March Meeting Dates:
Thursday, March 23rd 10am-2pm