Benny Golson Jazz Master Award Conferred on Jazz Night at Westminster

On March 12, the Howard University Jazz Ensemble (HUJE) awarded Westminster’s Jazz Night program the 2015 Benny Golson Award for its outstanding, long-time service to jazz. First conferred on jazz master Benny Golson in 1996 to honor his legacy, this award has been previously given to Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, Donald Byrd, Keter Betts, Yusef Lateef, […]

March 31: Expert to Speak about Socioeconomic Diversity in Schools

As part of a series of community conversations about the dynamics around race, class, and education in our neighborhood, the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) will be hosting Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, to talk about the upside and challenges of socioeconomically diverse schools at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

Education Sunday at Westminster

​Nov. 23 was Education Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Photos courtesy of Perry Klein. (photo caption: The Wilson Senior High School Choir, Ms. Lori Williams, Director.) (photo caption: The Amidon-Bowen Elementary School Choir with Ms. Para Perry, Director.) (photo caption: The Jefferson Academy Band with Ms. Jessica Harris, Conductor.) (photo caption: Eastern High School Principal Rachel Skerritt (left), Rev. Ruth […]

Thinking about Jazz Celebrates Clifford Brown

The short, but amazingly prolific life of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown will be celebrated at Westminster Church’s bi-monthly Thinking About Jazz (TAJ) series in Southwest DC on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 from 1-3:00 PM. Dr. Nick Catalano, professor of Literature and Music at Pace University, will speak about his book on Brown, “Clifford Brown: The Life and […]

SWNA Education Task Force Awards Student Scholarships

On Aug. 16, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Education Task Force (formerly Scholarship Committee) celebrated its 40th year of awarding scholarships to students living in Southwest DC. The awards ceremony was held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, where more than 40 guests, including former scholarship recipients, gathered to meet this year’s recipients. Since 1974, the SWNA […]

Westminster Presbyterian Makes Plans to Stay and Grow

Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at the southwest corner of 4th and I St. SW, has been part of  the neighborhood since 1853. On April 6, 2014 there was a unanimous vote of the members at a congregational meeting to support the recommendation of Westminster’s governing body “to actively pursue redevelopment of the church property as a strategy […]

Westminster Celebrates Founding of Food & Friends 25 Years Ago

Event:  Westminster Celebrates Founding of Food & Friends 25 Years Ago Event Date:  Sunday, November 17, 2013 Location:  Westminster DC, 400 I St SW Contact:  Rev. Ruth Hamilton, 202-641-8221, rwh@westminsterdc.org On Sunday, November 17th, at 11am, Westminster Presbyterian Church will celebrate another special anniversary in the midst of its 160th year in SWDC. It was […]