• Welcome to Westminster

    Westminster Presbyterian Church is a vibrant, open-minded congregation of 3,000 worshipping in the heart of Minneapolis on Nicollet Mall. 

    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.

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  • News & Events

    2nd Annual All-Church Bowling

    Saturday, January 31 | 1:30–4:30 pm
    Join us for a great afternoon of fun and fellowship with your church family. We’ll gather at Lariat Lanes on Penn Avenue in Richfield. $8 per person (includes shoe rental and unlimited bowling!). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the number of people attending. 

    "Empty Bowls" Fundraiser for Nicollet Square

    Thursday, February 5 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm | Martin Luther King Park
    Purchase a bowl handcrafted by a local artist and enjoy a delicious bowl of soup prepared by local restaurants at this benefit for Nicollet Square. Martin Luther King Park is at 4055 Nicollet Ave. S. in Minneapolis.

    Faith Nixon Symposium

    Saturday, February 7 | 10:30 am
    Heidi Johnson McAllister, Director of Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness, will speak about “A Place to Call Home: Faith Communities Creating Change.” Register and learn more here.

    Downtown Choir Festival

    Sunday, February 15 | 2:30 pm | Central Lutheran Church
    The choirs of Central Lutheran, Hennepin Methodist, St. Mark’s Episcopal, The Basilica of Saint Mary, St. Olaf Catholic, Plymouth Congregational, and Westminster will join together for a glorious quintet of anthems. 

    Cabaret 2015

    February 15, 4:30 pm | Great Hall
    Don't miss this annual event with spoofs, coffee & dessert! $7 per person, $25 family maximum. All proceeds go to the youth mission trips.

    Adult Education

    Westminster offers a robust calendar of classes and discussions. Learn more. Download the year-long brochure or view it online.

    Click here for more information about this week's schedule of events.


    Westminster in the News

    Star Tribune: Westminster Member Melanie McCall and Husband Daniel Sampson Profiled for Medical Work with Children's Surgery International.

    Read the article in the Star Tribune.

    Minnpost: Concert Celebrating Renewed Friendship with Cuba

    Read the article in Minnpost.

    Nachito Herrera Headlines Concert Celebrating Renewed Friendship with Cuba

    Westminster celebrates with a free concert on Saturday, January 11. Download the news release.

    "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914"

    Read about the show that had its premiere at Westminster before it went on to world-wide fame!

    Presbyterians Today: "Journeys Toward Inclusion"

    Read the article by Bebe Baldwin and Lisa Larges.

    Marital First Responders Training Leader Kirsten Lind Seal Interviewed on WCCO

    Listen to a recent interview with Lind Seal on WCCO Radio, leader of the upcoming Marital First Responders Training at Westminster Oct 22, 29 & Nov 5.

    Westminster Media Contact

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (612) 242-3184

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  • The Westminster Gallery

    Come for the Art, Stay for the Grace.

    The Westminster Gallery exhibits and collects religious and secular art representing diverse ethnic and cultural traditions. We feature art from the Westminster collection, private collections, and from regional and nationally known artists who demonstrate the connection between art and how it informs our faith. The church has a long history of collecting and incorporating art into both worship and daily life. The Westminster Gallery opened in 2002.

    At Westminster, we believe that art matters because it provides a communication tool between an artist or designer and the diverse audience that encounters the art. This encounter likely will generate thought, stimulate conversation, or evoke emotion. 

    wwjdCurrent Exhibition
    What Did Jesus Do?
    January 18—February 18, 2015

    Popular culture has challenged us with the question: What Would Jesus Do? in an attempt to provide a framework for how people should behave. The winter 2015 exhibition in the Westminster Gallery considers Jesus’ actions through the eyes of a variety of artists. Jesus’ miracles illuminate the extra-human powers of God on earth through such exceptional events as turning water into wine and the healing of the blind man. Jesus tells parables that teach us how we should treat each other through the telling of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son. His words and deeds reveal the way he lives his life in the everyday and through special occasions. Jesus created a context for us to enter into a relationship with him when he describes himself as the vine and us as the branches, and he also taught us to pray. Come and see the miracles, parables, words & deeds of Jesus depicted through art.

    Exhibition Schedule

    The Westminster Gallery features approximately six exhibitions each year. The exhibitions during Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter are based on those themes, but vary substantially from year to year. A summer exhibition generally features art created by Westminster members and friends, and is curated around a particular theme. The other exhibitions focus on a single artist, a biblical theme, or may be inspired by current events. The work of other artists is frequently exhibited in the Great Hall, and the public spaces of the building are filled with original art from the collection.

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  • February 7 | 10:30 am

    A Place to Call Home:
    Faith Communities Creating Change
    February 7 | 10:30 am | Meisel Room

    Did you know on any given night in Minnesota, 14,000 people are experiencing homelessness? Among those homeless, more than 46% are under the age of 21. Heidi Johnson McAllister has been actively tackling this critical issue for more than six years and is passionate about creating a better society—one where everyone has a place to call home.

    Join us at the Faith Nixon Symposium to hear Heidi move us beyond the stereotypes of homeless women and children, as she shares stories and facts about what it’s like to experience homelessness. You are sure to walk away with a much better understanding of this issue. You’ll also have the chance to discuss with your peers how people of faith are called to make a difference.

    About Heidi

    Heidi’s passion for helping women and youth is evident by her long list of positions and activities. As the outgoing Director at Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness, she spent more than six years leading this coalition of congregations working to end homelessness in Minneapolis. She soon will become the Corcoran Neighborhood Association Assistant Director where she will focus on defining neighborhood housing policies. Heidi held positions in youth ministry at Grace University Lutheran Church and Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. These positions, coupled with her various volunteer activities, reflect her deep commitment to community organizing and development of ministry programs, and her strong leadership in advocating for change.

    About the Faith Nixon Symposium

    Faith Nixon joined Westminster in 1932 and served the church until her death in 1988. She is remembered for her loving and energetic spirit, her willingness to state her convictions, her strong leadership, and her passions for ministry by and for women. We are grateful for the endowment left by Nixon and her heirs that makes this Symposium possible. The Faith Nixon Symposium, with attention to spiritual renewal, leadership development and intergenerational fellowship, is one of Westminster’s many exceptional forums for enriching the communal life of our church.

    Registration

    The Faith Nixon Symposium will be held on Saturday, February 7, in the Meisel Room. The program begins at 10:30 am, followed by Q&A and a luncheon. Register at tables in the Heller Commons on Sundays, January 11, 18 or 25, by calling Dan Franklin at 612.332.3421 or online here. Luncheon tickets ($12) must be purchased in advance. Childcare will be provided for children up to age 12. Please indicate your needs at time of registration.

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