The 11:00am worship service features a full choir and organ and takes place downstairs in the main sanctuary.
To our parents: Children are always welcome in worship! Infants and toddlers are lovingly cared for in the Nursery Room throughout the worship service, should you wish to take advantage of this care. Worship Kits are available for young children. Following the children’s story, preschool and kindergarten children are escorted to the preschool room by their teachers and/or parents.
The children of Westminster will perform “What Shall We Call Him?” on Dec. 13 at both the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The show will include singing and dancing and celebrates the birth of Jesus. All friends, families and those new to Westminster are encouraged to attend.
The Advent/Christmas season can often be very busy, noisy, and stressful for many people. Maintaining a connection to God and the meaning of the season may be a challenge. However, the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina (Latin for divine or sacred reading) can help: it provides a slow, contemplative praying of the Scriptures—rather than an analysis—that contributes toward spiritual growth and deepening of faith. It is a fourfold rhythm of listening and personal response that can be used by individuals or groups.
Make advent wreaths! Create ornaments! Take time to celebrate family and friends. Everyone is invited to a community wide advent fair on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 3 – 6 p.m. in the Social Hall. Bring friends. There will also be a potluck toward the end of the event, so you’ll leave with your family fed, decorations taken care of, and have time to enjoy a relaxing Sunday night before the Christmas season kicks into full gear.
Prayers of gratitude will be the November theme of Westminster’s year-long “Lord, Teach Us To Pray” series.
On Sundays in November, at 10 a.m., a class will be held that will focus on gratitude and being thankful for the life you have, and the people in it. Classes start Nov. 8 and will continue on the 15 and 22. Pre-registration is not required and classes are open to anyone in the community and Westminster members are encouraged to bring friends.
As a downtown church, Westminster members and staff are very aware of all the changes happening in our neighborhood. We watch the new downtown arena go up week by week and hear announcements of new downtown or midtown building developments. The leadership at Westminster wants to ensure that as Sacramento’s downtown area experiences rejuvenation that we are practicing good, faithful stewardship of our property to most fully serve our members, friends and neighbors.