An engaged, urban partner sharing the good news with a world in need of God’s peace, love, and justice, Westminster has been a telling presence in the city since 1857.
With stirring worship services, beautiful traditions, and a progressive church culture, Westminster is a home for people of all ages and backgrounds to deepen their faith and make a difference in the world. The church offers ministries in adult, children, and youth education; music and the arts; and social justice, with a highly engaged congregation welcoming and caring deeply for all people within and beyond its walls.Read More
Tuesday, October 6 | 6 pm | The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Featuring Gretchen Musicant, Westminster member and Minneapolis Commissioner of Health
Join us for social hour at 6 pm, a presentation by Gretchen at 7, followed by small table discussions. Register by September 29 at the table in Heller Commons or contact Claudia Kapitan, 612.332.3421.
Friday–Saturday, October 9–10 | Camp Clearwater Forest
Sunday, October 18 | 11:45 am
Wednesdays, 9:30 am
All women and men are invited for a time of fellowship and Bible Study, beginning September 16 at 9:30 am (coffee is ready at 9:00!). The women’s Bible Study will use this year’s Horizon Bible Study, Come to the Waters. Men will meet in the Bushnell Room and Women in the Meisel Room.
The show, bottom, will be performed on October 11 at 5 pm in the Great Hall. It was created by blank slate in partnership with Interfaith Children's Advocacy Network of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition. Tickets available here. Members of Westminster are eligible for $10 tickets (regularly priced at $15).
The Reverend Daniel Izquierdo Hernandez of Luyano Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba will speak and answer questions after the 10:30 am service. Daniel is the secretary general of the National Synod of the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba (IPRC), the first religious organization to issue a supportive statement when the change in political relations between the USA and Cuba was announced last year.
In partnership with faith communities around the state, the Minnesota Council of Churches is hosting a prayer service of remembrance, repentance, and hope for healing every Wednesday evening for a year in response to the Mother Emanuel 9 shooting and subsequent black church fires nationwide. Westminster hosted a prayer vigil on August 5. Many other congregations will continue these vigils. Click here to view the upcoming schedule of services.
Listen to his talk on Minnesota Public Radio.
Congratulations to our Westminster member who was honored for his leadership of the Festival of Ideas (MiX). Read more here.
After nearly four years of planning and construction, Westminster’s Affordable Housing Team is thrilled to announce the grand opening of The Rose. The amazing new housing at the corner of Franklin and Portland Avenues has been built by Aeon MN, with financial support from Westminster. Read the Aeon interview with Doug Mitchell.
Over the last 20 years, Associate Pastor Kathy Michael built Westminster's stellar adult education program and helped launch a leadership development ministry widely heralded throughout the Presbyterian Church. Michael will retire on November 29, 2015. Read more.
Read the story that includes comments from Shelvis Smith-Mather.
Read the story on his 25-year gig with the Hall Brothers Jazz Band.
Doug Mitchell performed a same-sex wedding on Friday, June 26, the same day the Supreme Court ruled on marriage equality. See story on KARE 11.
The Star Tribune writes about programming at Nicollet Square, which Westminster financially supports. Read the story by Gail Rosenblum.
Read the story in the Star Tribune about the $50 million investment in the Mall, set to begin June 2015.
Read the commentary in the StarTribune by Sarah Rasmussen, Westminster member, 2014 Macalester graduate, and Fulbright researcher in global health in Nepal.
The archive is a collection of legal and historical documents, correspondence, publications, photographs, and a wide variety of artifacts that record the history, corporate, and congregational life of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
The Westminster Archive is also a place. Some early documents and artifacts are still stored in an attic room and a basement vault. The new archive and gallery office, library, workroom, and storage were built as part of the 150th Anniversary celebrations in 2008. Climate controlled rooms house both the archive and art collection following standard museum standards.
An active group of Westminster members is engaged in the process of identifying and cataloging the archive collections, making this treasure trove accessible for future research.Read More
Ranging in scope and interest, Fellowship Groups are open to all and embrace a welcoming atmosphere of community and care, inviting us to share in our calling as the Body of Christ. Click here for a list of upcoming Fellowship events.
WestConnect is a group of Westminster members and friends in their 20s and 30s who gather on Sundays as well as regularly outside of church for fellowship, study, service and events. WestConnect is an informal way to get to know others and help find your place in the life of the church. Each Sunday, young adults meet for coffee and conversation in the Bates Room at 11:30 am. We'll discuss the Sunday Scripture and sermon topic, events from the week's news, and other themes throughout the year. Learn more or join WestConnect on Facebook.
The Rev. Meghan Gage-Finn leads the first of a two-part class about the life and ministry of Westminster and the meaning of membership. Continental breakfast is provided. Child care is available in the nursery (infant through age 3).
The Rev. Meghan Gage-Finn concludes a two-part class about the life and ministry of Westminster and the meaning of membership. Continental breakfast is provided.
Gather as a group to learn more about the art, architecture and legacy of Westminster, plus the impact of stewardship at Westminster.
Get to know other new members at a casual potluck dinner at the home of Beth and Tim Hart-Andersen.
New members are welcomed by the congregation during the 10:30 am worship service.
“I accept Jesus Christ as my savior; I trust in God as sovereign over all creation; and, I rejoice in the sustaining power of the Holy Spirit. Accepting my responsibility as a member of Westminster, I will strive to be faithful in worship attendance, to nurture my faith, and to find some definite place of usefulness in the mission of the congregation. Acknowledging that all we have is a gift from God, and responding to God’s grace and love, I will be a faithful steward, and I promise to give regularly of myself and my resources to the ministry of Westminster.”Read More
The troop has a variety of items for sale including wreaths, garlands, sprays and table decorations.
This is the troop's only fundraiser of the year so we appreciate your continued support, which helps to fund camping trips and equipment, merit badges and books, and the cost of attending Camp Ajawah and the June trip.
Payment is due with your order. Delivery will be at the church on November 15 and 25 or by special arrangement.
Pancakes and sausage will be served all morning, beginning at 8:30 am before the early service and running until 12:30pm after the Sanctuary service. Get to know fellow worshipers over a tasty meal. Meet boy scouts and camp counselors. Find out more about the scout troops and Camp Ajawah. All proceeds go to help kids attend summer camp at Ajawah. $5 per person/$20 family max
This troop is the oldest troop in the Northern Star Council, dating back to 1918. This troop boasts more than 300 Eagle Scouts since its founding! Troop 33 meets every Monday evening.
Troop 100 was started in 1981 for Hmong refugee boys. This troop boasts more than 100 Eagle Scouts! Troop 100 meets every Friday.
Both troops go camping once per month throughout the year, to places as far away as Utah, Arkansas and Washington, D.C. The troops also attend Camp Ajawah every summer.