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 […]

A Celebration of 20 Years of Service

Photos courtesy of Perry Klein. Co-pastors Revs. Ruth and Brian Hamilton were honored at Westminster Presbyterian Church with a weekend of celebratory events with the theme of “through the years.” The celebration started at Friday Night Jazz. The signature event of the celebration was a brunch and program on Feb. 13 celebrating their first 20 […]

Education Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian

Photo caption: The Jefferson Middle School band. Photo caption: Director Para Perry and the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School choir. The choir gowns were woven by members of the Westminster congregation. Photo captions: The Eastern Senior High School choir with Tedrick Bonds, the director. This is the Eastern choir’s inaugural year, and this was their first performance outside […]

Thinking About Jazz Celebrates Clark Terry

On Saturday, June 27 from 1:00-3:00 p.m., the bi-monthly jazz education program at Westminster Church, Thinking About Jazz, celebrates the life of master trumpeter, Clark Terry. In addition to being thought of as “the best trumpeter around” by none other than Dizzy Gillespie, Terry was a pioneer in jazz education whose students at William Paterson […]

Celebrating Billie Holiday’s 100th Birthday

In celebration of her amazing life and legacy, Thinking About Jazz at Westminster Church will present a special program marking her 100th birthday on April 25 at 1 p.m. Born Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia on April 7, 1915, Billie Holiday survived incredible odds, including isolation, prostitution, racism, sexism, and a persistent drug addiction, to become one […]