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Special Guest: Father Gregory Boyle
Saturday, September 9


Taking on Violence in Wilmington
with Father Gregory Boyle
Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Opening remarks from Mayor Mike Purzycki and Wilmington City Council Hanifa Shabazz will be followed by an inspiring keynote presentation by Father Gregory Boyle, author, award-winning humanitarian, and founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California. The vendor expo will include local organizations sharing their proven methods for positive change in Wilmington. Learn how you can help make a difference.

Admission is free, but space is limited. Please register online, or call (302) 654-5214, ext. 100. Light refreshments will be available. Sponsored by Westminster Presbyterian Church and the City of Wilmington.

See our July/August newsletter for more detailed information, or download and share the event flyer.

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Month of Musical Masterworks
Sundays in August


Once again, the month of August brings the only at-Westminster (as far as we know) program of major three-movement instrumental works presented each Sunday morning, interspersed throughout our 10 o’clock worship services as Prelude, Offertory and Postlude. Outstanding instrumental soloists from the region join organist / pianist Paul Fleckenstein to add this festive touch to our Sunday morning worship. Here is the line-up for this year.

August 6
Robert Henriques: Suite for Oboe and Piano, op. 16
Merideth Hite Estevez, oboe

August 13
Denis Bédard: Sonata for Saxophone and Organ
Todd Groves, saxophone

August 20
Camille Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no. 3 in B minor, op. 61
Timothy Schwarz, violin

August 27
Franz Danzi: Sinfonia Concertante,
op. 41

Eileen Grycky, flute
Christopher Nichols, clarinet

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Open Position: Tenor Soloist/
Section Leader


Westminster is seeking a tenor soloist with strong vocal leadership and sight-reading skills to be a part of a vibrant music program.

• Sing exciting repertoire with strong 45-voice semi-professional choir; fairly frequent solo opportunities as well.

• Wednesday evening rehearsals, Sunday morning services. Sing with choir for 9:00 a.m. service; 4 soloists rotate each week serving as cantor/song-leader for 11:15 a.m. service.

• Average weekly pay is $150. Extra pay for occasional concerts and extra services or rehearsals.

• One year contract, renewable by re-audition.

Contact for audition:
Paul Fleckenstein,
Organist/Director of Music
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Wilmington, Delaware
(25 miles south of Philadelphia)

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Expanded Role
for Merideth
Hite Estevez!


If you saw the children’s musical on Mother’s Day, you have witnessed the creativity of Merideth Hite Estevez. We are excited to announce that Merideth’s role at Westminster will encompass much more!

Previously, she worked part-time as our Director of Music for Children and Youth. Now, in addition to leading and directing the choir program for grades 3-6 and overseeing the choir program for grades K-2, she will provide leadership for the 180° youth ministry team and devote her energy and enthusiasm to our senior high class. Her full-time leadership role as Director of Faith Formation Through Music and the Arts, Teaching Artist in Residence will include responsibilities to our children and youth throughout their formative faith years. While discussing the additional responsibilities Merideth will take on, it became very apparent that her sensibilities as a practicing professional artist and her deep Christian faith meld into all of her work and outreach. She sees the possibilities for teaching an occasional adult education class, taking Westminster beyond our church walls, and inviting artists from beyond our walls here.

Although Merideth has been a member of Westminster’s staff for barely a year, her faith, dedication to excellence, and broad musical skills have already made a valuable impact on our music programs for children. Please join us in welcoming Merideth in her new, expanded role.

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