• 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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  • World Communion Sunday | October 5

    Sunday, October 5 | 8:30 & 10:30 am

    This World Communion Sunday we will focus on the global church – the church catholic – especially as it manifests itself in the Middle East, where the church is under assault in several lands, including Iraq, Syria. Palestine, Iran, Egypt. We will sing music from that part of the world and bring in liturgical elements that give us a flavor of worship in those lands and in those traditions.

    It is common these days for congregations struggling to keep their doors open not to look beyond those doors, to focus inwardly, to think of themselves as isolated, alone against the world. Such a view negates the ancient claim that the church is not a series of isolated expressions of Christian faith, but, rather, one vast, confessing, worshipping, baptizing, proclaiming, feasting community.

    When we say Church, what do we mean? We think of our congregation or perhaps our denomination. We may think of the Lutherans down the street, or the Roman Catholics. Maybe the evangelical mega-churches. But our view is fairly limited, sometimes even parochial. This Sunday calls for a much broader, much wider perspective on the Church: Judea, Samaria – and to the ends of the earth.

    On World Communion Sunday we remember that the Church is a global community, connected as in a body that stretches the whole world over.

    Click to download the bulletin for this Sunday's service.

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  • Westminster Cares

    The Westminster Cares series offers presentations, classes, and workshops to help congregation members and community participants learn about issues related to emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Topics range from aging and death to holistic health and healing, from eating disorders to caregiving. Download a flyer with this season’s offerings.

    The State of Marriage
    A Talk with William Doherty
    Sunday, October 12 | 9:15 am

    Renowned family scholar, researcher, and couples therapist William Doherty will discuss the state of marriage today on Sunday, October 12, 9:15 am. As Doherty points out, the only thing that rivals parenting for sheer challenge in today’s world is marriage, which holds our fondest hopes and our worst fears about permanence of relationships in life. Doherty’s mission is to restore a culture of hope about marriage by showing how couples can be intentional about their marriage and by promoting community and cultural support for marriage.

    Marital First Responders Training
    Wednesdays October 22, 29 & November 5

    Later this month, and in conjunction with Doherty’s talk, Westminster will offer a Marital First Responders Training, led by Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD, LAMFT. Marital First Responders equips people with ways to respond helpfully to friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family members who confide in them about struggles in their marriages and committed relationships. All are welcome to attend—you don’t need to be in a relationship.

    Marital First Responders training will take place from 6:30-8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 22, 29 & November 5. Cost is $25 for materials. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions. RSVP to Claudia Kapitan by October 20, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 612.332.3421.

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  • Get Connected: Join a Fellowship Group

    Fellowship Groups at Westminster are a wonderful way to form close and meaningful connections in the life of our community.

    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 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 during Education Hour, beginning at 9:15 am, young adults meet for coffee and conversation in the Bates Room. 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.

    W.O.W. – Westminster on Wednesdays

    Women of all ages are invited to join us on Wednesday mornings beginning Oct 8 as we explore our faith while making new friends and reconnecting with others. We welcome the Mom’s Group to study with us before their meeting at 10:45 am; childcare is provided. We share coffee and conversation 9:00-9:30 am, and Bible Study follows at 9:30-10:30 am. On the first Wednesday of the month, Bible Study is followed by a special presentation from 10:45 – 11:45 am. For details of upcoming gatherings, click here. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more info.

    Great Gatherings

    Great Gatherings is an adult fellowship group that meets immediately following worship for lunch and a discussion or program, usually on the 3rd Sunday of each month from September to May. Adults and youth of all ages are welcome. Reservations can be made via telephone (612-332-3421) or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the table in Heller Commons the two weeks prior to the event. Click here to learn more about upcoming discussions.

    Beyond Sunday Connections

    Beyond Sunday Connections gives women the opportunity to connect with each other and to reflect on the connection between their Sunday faith lives and their Monday-Saturday everyday lives. This popular evening begins with a social hour at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, followed by dinner, a presentation by the evening's speaker, and small group discussions. For details about upcoming programs, click here, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more info.

    Women's Ministries

    For more than 30 years, the Faith Nixon Fund has sponsored the Faith Nixon Symposium, presenting issues of crucial interest to women, children, the church, and the community. We are blessed to use this fund to welcome strong women of faith to lead our discussions. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

    The Women’s Spring Retreat is a perfect opportunity for spiritual growth, renewal, and development, and for strengthening the spirit of sisterhood at Westminster. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

    Men's Ministries

    Westminster men are invited to participate in Bible conversations throughout the year on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am. On the second and third Thursday of each month, men gather for breakfast and a special time of conversation and fellowship. Twice a year, men gather for day-long or overnight retreats. For more information on Men's Ministries, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Dinner For Seven

    Enjoy a meal and good conversation and meet new people! The concept is simple: groups of six to eight adults are formed and meet for dinner (or brunch) on a prearranged date. A host provides a comfortable place to gather, as well as the entree, and asks the participants to bring a dish to share. Over a meal, new friendships emerge, the sea of unfamiliar faces diminish and our community grows stronger as we learn more about one another. Whether you are new to Westminster or a long-time member, Dinner for Seven could be just right for you! Watch for sign-up notices on the website and in the Heller Commons prior to each dinner. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

    Social Service Ministry

Originally organized as the Sewing Circle of Westminster in 1859, Social Service today is a lively and dedicated fellowship group that knits and sews for those in need. We make caps and blankets for babies born at Hennepin County Medical Center, quilts for young adults at Nicollet Square, walker totes for residents of Presbyterian homes, and more. Projects can be taken home if that works best for you. All ages are welcome to participate; we’ll even teach you how to knit and sew! Join us Wednesday mornings from 9–11 am. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

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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. 

    CURRENT Exhibition:

    BanyanNeighborhood Roots...Transformed Lives
    September 14–November 23

    The Westminster Gallery is excited to present an exhibition of art created by middle school students through Banyan Community, one of Westminster’s community partnerships. Young people gather each year to paint a collection of individual pictures and a group banner around a common theme working with artist, Anne C. Brink.

    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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