About Us

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Westminster’s Mission

Westminster is a welcoming, inclusive community of faith, following Christ’s example by supporting spiritual growth, serving others, and promoting peace and justice.

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Westminster is a Member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage and much of what we believe began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.

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Deliberately Diverse, Fully Inclusive

Westminster is deliberately diverse and fully inclusive. At Westminster, membership and leadership opportunities are open to all people solely on the basis of an affirmation of faith in Jesus Christ, without regard to race, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, level of education or income, or any enabling or disabling conditions.

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Gluten Free Communion:
Gluten free / dairy free bread for communion

Communion is an important sacrament for all Christians. Westminster Presbyterian Church serves only gluten free / dairy free bread for its communion services. Communion is served during both services on the second Sunday of each month.

Bread or wafers that are served at Communion are typically made with wheat, a grain that contains a protein called gluten. For those with gluten intolerance known as celiacs this poses a problem and means that they must choose between refraining from participating in Communion or consuming a harmful substance.

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A Commitment to Accessibility:
The Accessibility Task Force

Built in 1927, Westminster has been upgraded for accessibility with ramps, remote door controls, worship pew access, and other improvements. An elevator is available from the first floor and the Sanctuary to the second floor and the Social Hall and the Club Room.

On Sunday mornings, large print hymnals and large print bulletins are available from the ushers and assistive-listening devices are available from the office.

Westminster’s Access Inclusive Ministry (AIM) committee works to improve access throughout the building and in the community.

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What to expect on Sunday morning

Westminster’s congregation is always delighted to have members, friends and guests with us on Sunday morning. We hope that the time you spend with us will be the highlight of your week.

Our worship services take place at 9 a.m. in the Social Hall (contemporary) and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. (Traditional with Chancel Choir) People of all ages are always welcome at Westminster, with young and old coming together to create a faith-filled community,

During service you will hear dynamic sermons and beautiful music. The first Sunday of every month includes communion, which everyone is invited to partake in. Young people are welcome in our child care and Sunday school. Adults are also welcome to take part in Christian Education, which is held in between the services at 10 a.m. in the upstairs Club Room. (Childcare and a youth worship arts class is also available during this time.) Everyone is invited to stay for coffee and refreshments immediately following the services.

Large print bulletins are available from the ushers, assistive listening devices are available in the church office and we are fully handicapped accessible.

Westminster is a downtown ministry that is blessed with its own parking lot, in the back of the church on 13th and O streets. Guests can enter through the building’s back door, or walk around the corner to the front of the Sanctuary. Either way is fine – just come on in.

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