Live Update to Residents-April 1, 2021

Today’s Live Update on our in-house TV970 covered the latest news at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. It featured John Burns, President and CEO; and David Curtis, Chaplain. The next Live Update will be Thursday, April 8.

The following updates were shared.

John Burns


Today we shared updates on Vibrancy! and the Promenade Dining Room project. These designs are the culmination of work by a large and very professional team of experts. Thank you to SFCS, our architecture and design partners; HG Studios, our landscape design partner; and JLL, our project manager/owners’ representative team.

Thank you to the Westminster Canterbury teams who provided outstanding input to our partners as we designed Vibrancy! – Scott Jonté and the Dining and Culinary teams, Melissa Markey and the Wellness team, Lori Cahen and the Salon team, Jessica Goldberg and the Courtesy Services and Transportation team, and Stacey Nannery and the Sales team. Countless other staff were involved in the process. All informed our design team about the needs and wants that they hear from current residents as they use existing program spaces and services today.

We shared a video tour with employees and residents. We invite everyone else to refer to this sneak peek, and we look forward to sharing more details soon!

In the coming weeks we will share a detailed schedule for the Promenade, Parking Deck and relocated resident garden elements that will begin soon. As the project progresses, we will continue to share information via Live Updates, Touchtown Community Apps, TV970 and 971, The Tales and more. As designs are finalized, displays will be created where you can take a closer look. We will share answers to frequently asked questions soon. Thank you for your support!

Tower Laundry Rooms

The Tower Laundry Rooms that were under renovation reopened today.

Capacity Limits

Staff have reviewed the capacity limits on rooms and public spaces around campus, such as the Roof Terrace, Cochrane Commons, Rice Assembly and others. Signage will be updated soon to reflect new capacity limits. Please continue to follow the posted limits.

Live Update Schedule

Our next Live Update will be Thursday, April 8.

David Curtis

Good Friday Worship

Please join us via TV970, at 10:30 a.m., for the Good Friday Service. The Passion of Christ and The Solemn Collects will be read. Nancy Bain will play the piano.

Easter Worship

Please join us via TV970, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., for the Easter Service. Lynn McClintock will be preaching, and Ed Schutt will play the organ.

A Sermon for Every Sunday

A Sermon for Every Sunday will be shown as usual at 4 p.m. on Easter afternoon on TV970. Rev. Jim Somerville from Richmond’s First Baptist Church will preach on Mark 16:1-8.

April Prayer Booklets

The April prayer booklets are now available. If you have not received one and would like one, please call David Curtis at ext. 5179 or Vanessa Perry at ext. 1502.

Music in the Sanctuary

Reservations required. Please call Vanessa Perry at ext. 1502 or David Curtis at ext. 5179 to reserve your seat.

• April 6, 11 a.m., Nancy Bain, Hymns and other pieces

• April 13, 11 a.m., Annette Sparks, Showtunes

• April 20, 11 a.m., Sally Maynard, Sacred and Secular

• April 27, 11 a.m., Susie Frazer, Beautiful Favorites

In-Person Worship

You are welcome to come in person to the new chapel in the afternoons, Monday through Friday, at 4:45 p.m., for Evening Prayer. In-person worship on Thursdays will begin after Easter, on April 7, at 10:30 a.m.

John 13:34

Jesus said: “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.”

Prayer (attributed to St. Francis of Assisi)

Lord, make us instruments of your peace,

Where there is hatred, let us sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master,

Grant that we may not so much seek

To be consoled as to console;

To be understood as to understand;

To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


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