Summer Celebration Concert and Art Gallery iCal

Saturday, June 7 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM





Dr. Peter T. Haas, senior pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church, office (319) 234-5501 or cell (319) 486-3700 or E-mail

Bonnie Smith-Davis, cultural event team member, home (319) 234-0480 or E-mail


Interviews and photo opportunities are available by calling the church/Dr. Haas on his cell phone.


May 19, 2014

Summer Celebration Concert and Art Gallery


WATERLOO, IOWA – An evening connecting "Parables, Praise and Art" will start a summer-long celebration of music, art and family-fun at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1301 Kimball Ave., Waterloo, on June 7. The free event is open to the public with childcare provided.Westminster seeks to be a destination for the celebration of Worship and the Arts. Join us for this inaugural event!


The evening will begin with a 6:30 p.m. concert featuring the choral and instrumental talents of members and a host of other performers in the soaring space of Westminster’s mid-century modern sanctuary under the direction of Neil Forsythe, director of music ministries at Westminster. Included in the concert will be a selection of anthems sung by the Chancel Choir at its concert in Carnegie Hall several years ago.    This concert will feature the Westminster Presbyterian Church Chancel choir, the Meisteringers (Westminster’s premier handbell ensemble) as well as instrumental and vocal solos .The program will consist of choral and instrumental pieces by Bach, Mozart, Leavitt, Malotte and many others.  Please come and experience this evening of beautiful music.


An open house art gallery follows featuring the two-month long exhibition, "Picturing the Parables," in the main floor Welcome Center, with sparkling cider and snacks in our Shared Life Center. Sponsored by Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), an international art non-profit organization, this traveling exhibition features 25 works representing voices of diverse sub-cultures and ethnic groups. 

"Picturing the Parables" has been viewed throughout the country. The CIVA website says the scenes of the parables are "among the most potent images in art and a continual source of inspiration for artists and contemplation by Christians worldwide." The exhibition will be on display during office hours and other church activities for two months. A permanent gallery setup is already underway for church members and visitors.


Other arts-related summer activities will include a concert June 20, by the children participating in Westminster's Vacation Bible School (VBS). VBS is open to all children in the community. More information and registration is available online at the church website,


Wednesday evenings, June 18-July 30 the church will host "Brats & Blessings," with a short midweek service, picnic and activities for children. Other summer special events include community breakfasts, hosted by our men’s group the first Saturday of each month, and a summer swimming outing and picnic at Gates Park, July 27.


Additional information on these and other activities is available on Westminster's website at or by calling the church office at (319) 234-5501.     -END-

For more information:
Dr. Peter Haas Senior Pastor
(319) 234-5501
February 2016
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