Two Churches Practice Unity and Resistance

While Riverside Baptist awaits completion of its new church building at 7th and Maine Streets SW, the congregation has started joint 11 a.m. Sunday worship with Westminster Presbyterian at 4th and I Streets SW. Riverside Pastor Michael Bledsoe and Westminster Co-Pastors Brian and Ruth Hamilton alternate preaching and the services are a rich blend of […]

Ms. Lillian Inez Palmer Turns 100 with a Birthday Celebration at Westminster

Ms. Lillian Inez Palmer (Ms. Lillian) turns 100 on June 13, and her longevity will be celebrated with a neighborhood birthday celebration on Saturday, June 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. All are welcome! Ms. Lillian spent her formative years in Whitesboro, New Jersey, a small, all-black town located in Cape […]

Westminster to Screen The Good Breast in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In observation of Breast Cancer Month, Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Faith & Film Ministries is partnering with the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund in presenting the documentary The Good Breast, an official selection of the 2016 Bentonville Film Festival. The documentary shares the diverse emotional journeys of four women and their surgeon as they face the challenges […]

Westminster, SWNA, Amidon-Bowen Partner to Bring Inspirational Story and STEM to SW

On Saturday, May 13, more than 100 people attended a Hidden Figures movie night at Westminster Presbyterian Church, an event sponsored by three Southwest organizations—Westminster Church Faith & Film Ministries, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Education and Scholarship Task Force (SWNA ESTF), and Amidon-Bowen Elementary School. Featuring the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures and a discussion led by Dr. Talitha […]

Westminster Hosts Breast Cancer Benefit Concert

Although the weather may have been windy and freezing cold on Saturday, March 4, the inside of Westminster Presbyterian Church, host site for the 2017 Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Benefit Concert, permeated a sense of warmth, jubilation, and hope for a cure. The opening reception was decked out with an array of hors d’oeuvres […]

Computer-for-Kids Computer Training Program Graduation Ceremony

Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. On Saturday, April 23, five Southwest youth were honored with a graduation ceremony for completing the Computer-for-Kids computer training program. This ceremony was memorable for many reasons, but most notable is that the number of students graduating from the program exceeded the 100 mark for the first time since its […]