9:30 a.m.

Safe Space Training Sessions

Want to learn more about our Safe Space Program? We will be offering Safe Space training sessions for anyone who is interested in the policy, or those who need training or need to be re-trained (required every three years to remain approved under the policy.) 

The dates are: 

Sunday, August 26 — 10:45 a.m. 

Tuesday, August 28 — 6:30 p.m. (precedes Sunday School Teacher Training at 7:30 p.m.) 

So what is required of you to be Safe Space trained and approved? Just attend one of the training sessions and fill out the paperwork….YES!!! It is really that simple. The Safe Space committee does the rest of the work for you.

Why should you attend this session?  You will learn more about PCWS and our policies. You will learn why each of us is Biblical, morally, theologically called to be Safe Space trained and approved….and you will be able to volunteer to be part of our children and youth ministry. If nothing else it is worth learning why we do this!


Our Deepest Appreciation to Bill 

As we eagerly await the arrival of our new Pastor, Erik, we give thanks to Bill for his wonderful leadership over the past 22 months. His sermons were thought-provoking, engaging and inspiring. He invited us to embrace the things that make PCWS so special while chal-lenging us to think about what we want to become. We were offered a glimpse into life in Appalachia and Texas while seated comfortably in Western Springs. Bill treated us to his great storytelling and playful sense of humor. He provided wise counsel to the Session and Committees on how to successfully navigate an interim period. He always greeted us with a warm, welcoming smile. For these, and many other things, we are deeply grateful to Bill. 

Bill’s last Sunday will be July 15th. Please join us on the 15th in worship as we recognize and thank Bill for his wonderful service to PCWS. After worship, the Deacons are hosting a reception in the Jones Room. If you are unable to join us on the 15th, please drop by the office or drop Bill a note to express your appreciation and wish him the best of luck on his future endeavors. 

Thank you, Bill, for all you have done for PCWS! 

Rally Day—September 9 

Plans are underway for an exciting Sept. 9 Rally Day with Pastor Erik Khoobyarian and PCWS members to make joyful music during and after worship as we begin our church year. 

Save the date and plan to Kick-Off the “New Year!”