Visiting Westminster

Welcome to Westminster, where our doors are wide open to everyone.  Here you will find a place filled with energy, people of all ages and backgrounds, and a broad menu of ministries and opportunities to help you grow in faith.  Perhaps you are searching for some answers to life’s perplexing questions or looking for a new faith community.  Whoever you are or whatever your situation, we invite you to get to know us and discover how we are responding to God’s call to be the church in the world! 

What to Expect

Worship

Our diverse worship services include traditional, contemporary, and contemplative, offered throughout the day on Sunday, and in a brief mid-week service of prayer and communion.

Sunday Services

8:30 a.m.         Traditional worship in the Sanctuary:  Includes hymns, scripture, prayers, sermon, and music by the Chancel Choir
9:45 a.m.         Traditional worship in the Sanctuary:  Includes hymns, scripture, prayers, children’s message, sermon, and music by the Chancel Choir.
11:10 a.m.       Contemporary worship in the Sanctuary:  Includes scripture, prayers, sermon, and music with the worship band.
6:30 p.m.         Youth Contemporary worship in the Chapel (Monthly, September – June):  A service led by our youth with worship band.
5:00 p.m.         Taize Prayer in the Chapel (various dates as advertised, September - June):   Features the musical chants of the Taize Community.

Wednesday Service

 9:10 a.m.         Prayer and Communion worship in the Chapel:  A 20-minute service of prayer, scripture, silence and Communion.

Dress

You will notice some people dress up for church and others are more casual.  Feel free to wear what is comfortable for you, and you’ll fit right in.

Directions

Visit our Directions page for more information about how to find us.

Parking

Parking lots are located south and west of the building.  Westminster’s lots provide ample parking for our guests and include handicapped spaces near entrances and Special Needs and First Time Visitor parking.  Curbside drop-off is available at the main entrance. 

Special Needs

  • Hearing assistance devices are available at the Information Center, located in the Narthex near the main entrance.   In addition, our induction loop system in the sanctuary will electromagnetically transmit sound to hearing aid and cochlear implants equipped with telecoil (T-coils) technology.
  • Pew cushions are available at the Information Center. 
  • Large print bulletins and hymnals are available from the ushers.
  • Spanish and Korean bibles are located above the coat racks on either side of the sanctuary.
  • A remote TV monitor is in the church parlor (just outside the sanctuary in the west hallway) to view and hear worship in progress for those with restless children or who need to leave the sanctuary.

Kids & Youth

Infants through age 3:  Childcare is available in the nursery on the first floor of the Education building for all services.  For your first visit, plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the service to register your child.

Preschool through 5th grade:  Sunday School is available in the Education building during the 9:45 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. servicesChildren begin worship with their families and are escorted to their classrooms after the children's sermon which occurs 10-15 minutes into the service.  Bulletins for children are available from ushers. 

Middle school:  Sunday School is held in rooms 414/415 (the Site) at 9:45 a.m.   Youth fellowship and worship are held Sunday nights from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in rooms 414/415 (September – June)

High School:  During the school year, Sunday School is held in rooms 407/408 (the Cove) at 9:45 a.m.  Youth fellowship and worship are held Sunday nights from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in rooms 407/408 (September – June).

Information Center

 The Information Center is located in the Narthex near the main entrance and offers a place for guests to ask questions and learn more about the congregation and its ministry.

Fellowship

Join us for coffee and fellowship in the Coffee Area after each service.  We’d love to meet you!

Pastoral Staff

Meet the pastoral staff after each worship service and let us know that you worshipped with us by signing the friendship pad.  Don’t hesitate to call the church office or email one of the pastors if you have any questions.

Denomination

Westminster is a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a historic denomination of 11,000 churches with nearly 2 million members nationwide, and the Presbytery of Donegal.