Serving Our Church

Being disciples of Jesus Christ, we believe it to be an essential part of our mission to continue Christ’s own ministry to a broken world, to minister to people as Christ did. Part of that mission is fulfilled by very involved pastoral care for those who are sick or facing difficulties. Part of that mission is fulfilled through a strong emphasis on community service in various kinds of ways. We are also committed to larger issues of service, peace and justice, around the globe through our mission service team.007

Westminster Presbyterian Church is a family of believers who come together for worship and nurture. We have a deep concern for the quality of life in the church community and a congregation that seeks to care for each other. This is lead by the

Nurturing Ministry Team, which helps the congregation become a nurturing, caring, renewing community. Inspired by the example of Christ, WPC has both organized groups and informal ways that we seek to provide loving care. Some very special groups contribute to the Nurturing Ministry and are described below:

 

Care Teams provide a way for our congregation to respond to needs of individuals and families in our church family. These needs may result from disability, prolonged illness, the aging process, or other situations.

If you are interested in being a Care Teams volunteer or need assistance, please call the church office.

These groups are a way to divide the congregation into smaller groups of people who live in close proximity to each other. These smaller groups provide an intimate setting to facilitate nurturing in times of happiness, sadness, illness, death, or other times when a sympathetic ear of a shoulder to lean on is needed. These groups are also a source of fellowship. The church also welcomes visitors to our congregation through these groups. Our neighborhood groups deliver cookies to visitors and disseminate information to members residing in their neighborhoods.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is made up of a group of volunteers who knit or crochet. They make beautiful shawls. As each shawl is being stitched, a prayer is said for those that need healing, peace, comfort, love or strength. The finished shawl is called a prayer shawl, and it becomes a tangible evidence of prayer. It is then given to those in our congregation who are in need of nurturing.

Anyone is welcome to join this group including teenagers and children. You do not need to know how to knit or crochet as members of this group will teach you in the monthly meetings.