Delivering Donated Food Items to Emmanuel Dining RoomSocially Distanced Handbell RehearsalCereal Collection for Hanover Food PantryChildren Enjoy Our Bible Box Program for At-Home LearningClothing and Blanket Collection for Syrian RefugeesDr. Jones Greets People During Our Donation Drive-Thru

All Are Welcome

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, WESTMINSTER IS OPEN ON A LIMITED BASIS. CHURCH STAFF IS IN THE OFFICE TUESDAY – THURSDAY, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. OUR MISSION AND MINISTRY CONTINUES! DETAILS AND UPDATES BELOW!

New here? Learn more about us and where there's a place for you. »
Use our interactive building map to explore the church. »

What's Going On?

January 19, 2021: Latest Message
from Gregory Knox Jones and
Ways to Help Others During COVID

 

Message from Gregory Knox Jones
"Bells will ring across our nation today at 5:30 p.m. in memory of those who have died from COVID-19. This horrible pandemic has taken the lives of more than 400,000 Americans – by far, the most deaths of any country in the world." Click here to continue reading the latest letter from Greg Jones dated Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Ways to Help Others During COVID
The global impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented. For vulnerable populations – those who are homeless, hungry, out of work, living in communal settings – and for those living in vulnerable communities around the world, the effects of this crisis are even more devastating. They need our help more than ever.

Support LocallyClick here for a list of needs in our local community.

Support Globally – Gifts can be designated to directly support emergency relief projects of partners in Congo, Guatemala, Palestine, and Syria. For details and to contribute, please use this form.

With deep gratitude for your generosity and compassion. Thank you for being part of God’s light shining through the darkness.

[ Details ]

Livestreamed/Recorded Service for
Sunday, January 17, 2021
and Details on In-Person Services

 

Livestreamed/Recorded Worship Service
We livestream our 9:00 AM worship service on Sunday mornings! Access our YouTube channel as early as 8:50 AM. When you get to our YouTube channel, you will see a large box in the center of the screen that says "Live." A recorded version will be provided on our YouTube channel after the livestream. Please also visit the Time with Our Children playlist to view the children's message (your little ones will love these!). To enhance your worship experience, we encourage you to download the accompanying Worship Bulletin. At the end of the Worship Bulletin, we have included this week's resources from Illustrated Ministry for worshiping with children.

In-Person Worship Service
Our sanctuary is open on Sunday mornings for one worship service at 9:00 AM. Attendance is limited and an online reservation (one per family) is required. When we reach the maximum number of reservations we can host, the reservations will close. We have established a number of guidelines for your safety, which include social distancing, wearing a facial mask/ covering, and the use of no-touch sanitizing stations. A virtual livestreamed/ recorded option will continue to be available on the homepage of our website and YouTube. IMPORTANT: If you would like to join us for in-person worship, please subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter; the link to make a reservation is only being provided in our e-newsletter.

[ Details ]

Virtual Education, Peace & Justice Discussions, and Small Groups (for kids/youth, too!)

 

Peace & Justice Thursday Evening Events
Today's Age of Conflict: Causes, Cures and Challenges
Thursdays, January 21 and 28, 7:00 PM

» Zoom link for these discussions
Join us each Thursday evening in January as Westminster member David McBride presents a four-part series offering insightful perspectives on the historical context of our current national conflict, considering the causes of both the economic and social divides, and the political realities that must be addressed in order to accomplish productive change. To participate in our Peace & Justice discussions, use the Zoom link above, or go to zoom.us/join, enter Meeting ID 860 2752 1655 and click "Join."

Education Opportunity: Racism in America
Sunday, January 24, 1:00 PM
» Zoom link for these discussions
Much of the racial turmoil in our country today can be traced directly to elements of our history, even before the founding of the United States. Many of the racial stereotypes we hear – or hold – are a direct consequence of intentional economic and public policy. Understanding this history gives us a foundation for action to address the profound inequities that exist in our society today. This series of seven one-hour classes, hosted by The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, includes both presentation and discussion. Please join us!

Presbyterian 101 Podcast
Episode 1 – By Faith Alone: The Reformation & Beyond
Episode 2 – By Grace Alone: What Presbyterians Believe
Whether you are a lifelong Presbyterian or are new to this Christian tradition, the Rev. Sudie Niesen Thompson is here to answer (some) of your questions. Tune in to our Presbyterian 101 podcast and learn a bit about our denomination’s history, theology, and governance ... in other words, what it means to be Presbyterian.

Midweek Manna Bible Study
Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
on Zoom

Join the Rev. Sudie Niesen Thompson for "Midweek Manna" on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:00 PM on Zoom. The group is continuing our study of Exodus and will soon decide where to turn next on our journey through Scripture. Join us! New faces always welcome! Please email Sudie for the Zoom information.

Women's Online Community Group
The women of Westminster connect for heartfelt and enriching discussions on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. The Rev. Jill Getty is facilitating this group on Zoom. If interested, please email Jill and she will add you to the weekly participant email list to receive the Zoom link and password.

Youth Ministry (Grades 6 – 12)
180 Youth Ministry meets every week, either virtually or in person (socially distanced and masked). See the Weekly Word e-newsletter or our Instagram account (@180youth_wpc) for updates.

[ Details ]

Virtual Trivia Night!
Wednesday, Jan. 27
7:00 PM on Zoom

 

Join fellow Westminster members in a friendly and fun competition via Zoom. January's trivia theme will be all things DISNEY! We will use a game platform called Kahoot! No trivia experience necessary to play. All ages and families welcome! Two devices – phones, iPads, etc. – recommended for ease of game play, though not required. Email Jenn Blackford with any questions. Click here to join us on Zoom!

[ Details ]

Go to the full Calendar of Events »

Click here to submit your 2021 pledge online!