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.
We’re looking for some good strong backs, some people who pay attention to detail, supervisors, and anyone who would like to make the church sparkle a bit. We’ll start working at 8:30, and continue until early afternoon.
Come on by and join us – many hands make light work – especially when it comes to cleaning. Thanks for helping out and contributing to Westminster.
Westminster’s Connecting on Wednesday program is under way and will run through Nov. 11. Classes run from 6:30 to 7:30 and for those who would like to partake, dinner will be served before, starting at 5:30 p.m. (Cost is $5 per adult, children eat free.)
There will be three classes and participants can attend all six of the same topic, or attend different classes if they’d like. The classes are:
Teach Us to Pray, an ever-changing program that reflects upon Westminster’s year-long program “Lord, Teach Us to Pray.”
It’s the first of October. It has rained. The newsletter is awaiting your gaze. Life is good.
Read about everything from Interact youth activities, to the new adult ed program and even Sunday’s world peace offering (bring an extra check to service!) It’s a busy month here and hope you’ll join us for some (or all) of the events that make Westminster so amazing. Happy reading.
Westminster’s year-long program “Lord, Teach Us To Pray” will focus on the power and possibilities found in prayer. We will offer a weekly prayer/poem/thought to inspire people who want to join us for this journey.
Although Westminster has recently begun our program of “Lord, Teach Us To Pray,” it seems Campbell Fulton, age 6, is already well on his way. He wrote this prayer/poem last spring during a Sunday School lesson.
It appears, as written, with the simplicity and beauty of youth:
Every Sunday, from 10 – 10:45 a.m. in October there will be a class offered on contemplative prayer. This is part of Westminster’s year-long program “Lord, Teach Us to Pray.”
The topics will include breath prayer, meditation/mental prayer and using prayer beads. It will be led by member Phil Riner and Pastor Wes. We hope people coming for the 9 a.m. service will stay a little later, and those attending the 11 a.m. service will arrive a little earlier and attend these sessions.
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.
We’re launching our year-long program “Lord, teach us to pray” on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13 with renown author and professor Marilyn McEntyre. Everyone is welcome and childcare will be provided.
On Saturday, starting at 6:30., she will present “Practicing the Presence of God: Prayer as a Way of Life.” On Sunday, as guest speaker at our 9 and 11 a.m. services she will reflect on ways to pray.
These will be exciting and dynamic programs. It is a perfect way to launch our year-long effort that will include classes, programs, readings and discussions.
Westminster is thrilled to host the meeting of the Presbytery of Sacramento on Saturday, Sept.19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. However, this will require some extra helpers to direct cars in the parking lots and people in the building.
Westminster’s website provides for interaction with you and others in our community. Please take a look around and let us know what you think by filling out the website feedback form. Many thanks to Sacramento’s Digital Deployment for their assistance and generosity in deploying and maintaining this website.