• 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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  • All-Church Camping

    All-Church Camping at Camp Ajawah

    Friday, August 15, 5:00pm – Saturday, August 16, 7:00pm

    Bring your own tent and camping supplies, as well as food and cooking implements for the weekend. We are hoping to keep this a low-maintenance event – more about getting together than putting on an “event.”  We will have access to all the camp’s facilities, including bathrooms. The whole church is invited to come to Camp Ajawah and enjoy each other’s company and the outdoors. This is a create-your-own adventure camping trip – throughout the weekend, there will be optional activities offered: fishing tutorial, guided bird watching, nature hikes,  games, lifeguarded swimming in the afternoon, and canoeing. Friday evening we will start the festivities with a bonfire and a movie in the lodge, and we will end Saturday with a short service among the trees.  Come for the whole time – or just for a few hours on Saturday! RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Aug. 12. Click for Google map...

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  • Summer Wednesday Worship, 6:15pm

    For Everything There is a Season

    Reflections on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

    All are invited to a family-friendly service of worship and communion followed by a cookout dinner ($5/adult; $3/child; $20 family max.).

    May 28     Eccl. 3:1-2  Tim Hart-Andersen
    June 4      Eccl. 3:3     Tim Hart-Andersen
    June 11    Eccl. 3:4     Tim Hart-Andersen
    June 18    Eccl. 3:5a    Brennan Pearson
    June 25    Eccl. 3:5b    Meghan Gage-Finn
    July 2       Eccl. 3:6a    Kathy Michael
    July 9       Eccl. 3:6b    Steve Robertson
    July 16     Eccl. 3:7a    Daniel Vigilante
    July 23     Eccl. 3:7b    Dean Seal
    July 30     Eccl. 3:8      Doug Mitchell

    Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • Open Doors Open Futures Campaign

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    Westminster is planning a new 21st century initiative to fortify and extend its ministry in the city and beyond.

    Currently in the early stages, this project will ultimately include a capital campaign in spring 2015. Preliminary information and plans are now available (although they are subject to change in months ahead as the project takes shape). Peruse the documents below to learn more about current project status: 

    1. Campaign Committees & Leadership
    2. Building: Next Door Master Plan (undergoing development; please check back)
    3. Mission:
        South Sudan Project At-A-Glance
        South Sudan Peacebuilding and Education Project (PCUSA Executive Summary)

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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.

    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. 

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    CURRENT Exhibition:
    Where in the World?
    Art by Westminster Members

    Now through September 7

    Westminster members have been having fun, and the art that they have created for this summer’s exhibition proves it. The construct of Where in the World has inspired them to take us to their favorite places around the world and into their own imagination.

    Betty Kinsey photographed the Westminster courtyard in mid-winter and wonders where in the world are we going to have our picnic? Ron Hovda and John Heefner each painted cityscape pastiches that bring their favorite international buildings into an imaginary relationship by plucking them from their original location and regrouping them in a new way. When you view the exhibition, you will discover how this artistic technique can produce very different results.

    Many other artists have contributed to this delightful exhibition. Whether photographed, painted, or woven; realistic, impressionistic, or imaginary; Westminster’s members have taken us on disparate journeys into their perception of the world. Come along and enjoy the ride.

    About the Westminster Collection

    The Westminster Collection includes diverse historic and contemporary art from numerous ethnic and cultural sources. The Martha Spencer Rogers Crèche Collection includes nearly 200 crèches from around the world and presents the Christ child as belonging to each community. There are several dozen additional crèches and a growing collection of Noah’s Arks also on permanent view. Minnesota’s premier sculptor, Paul T. Granlund, is well represented with "The Birth of Freedom" installed in front of the church and numerous models placed throughout the building. The collection includes paintings by He Qi, serigraphs by John August Swanson, linocut prints by Robert Hodgell, katazome prints by Sadao Watanabe, and  much more.

    Exhibition Schedule

    The Westminster Gallery, which opened in September 2002, 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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