• 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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  • Holy Week

    Maundy Thursday, April 17

       12:00 pm Worship
       5:45  pm "Come to the Table"
       7:00  pm  Worship (view bulletin)

    Good Friday, April 18

       12:00 pm   Ecumenical Worship (view bulletin)

    Saturday, April 19

       9:00 am   Holy Saturday Quiet Worship

    Easter Sunday, April 20

       7:00am Jazz & Gospel Worship
          with Thomasina Petrus and Thom West

       9:00 & 11:00 am Worship
         Tim Hart-Andersen preaching: On the Way to Resurrection (view bulletin)

         Special music with the Westminster Choir and brass ensemble
         Baptisms at 11:00am service
         Tours of Westminster are offered following the 9:00 & 11:00am services.

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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.

    CURRENT Exhibitions

    He Qi: New Works (Westminster Gallery)
    March 9 – April 27, 2014
    The Chinese Christian artist He Qi creates paintings that feature his own culture as well as reflect his exposure to Western twentieth-century art during his graduate studies in Europe. His designs are a delightful composition of dramatic and improbably posed cubist figures often set in imaginary landscapes. The stories of the Bible are boldly presented in bright, saturated colors. Following a writing break, He Qi has produced seven new paintings which are making their debut in the Westminster Gallery.

    Sunday, March 23, 2014
    Presentation by He Qi in the Meisel Room 11:45am to 12:15pm
    followed by a book signing in the Westminster Gallery

    Passion Pilgrimage: Journey Along the Way of the Cross (Great Hall)
    March 9 – April 27, 2014
    Linda Witte Henke marks the signposts in Jesus’ journey from Passion Sunday to Easter through 18 textile pieces. She incorporates many techniques including piecing, appliqué, stitching, and embellishing with the addition of diverse media. These engaging pieces offer opportunities for us to contemplate our own spiritual and faith journey through Lent.

    Upcoming Exhibitions:

    May 4 - June 25, 2014
    Cherishing Cameroon
    An exhibition featuring Cameroonian art and artifacts from the Westminster Collection and photographs from the recent visit to our Global Partners at Kumba Town Presbyterian Church.

    June 22 - Sept 7, 2014
    Where in the World?
    Art created by Westminster's members and friends around the concept of where in the world.


     

    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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  • Beyond Sunday Connections

    Carmen Campbell, a long-time member of Westminster known for her community activism, is the highly anticipated guest speaker at the concluding program of the 2013-2014 season of Beyond Sunday Connections at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis

    Carmen has chosen “A Simple Faith” as focus of her remarks. A former teacher, she has been active in many arenas. She has been recognized for her work with many organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association and Cornerstone Advocacy Services, a Bloomington shelter and provider of domestic abuse services. She also has served on the board of Children’s Theatre of Minneapolis and as a trustee of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Carmen was selected in 2006 to membership in the Mpls St. Paul Magazines Volunteer Hall of Fame. She and her husband Jim, retired CEO of Wells Fargo, are founding and honored members of the United Way Century Legacy program, and were honored for their effective teamwork last year with the Service Above Self Award of the Rotary Club of Minneapolis, Rotary’s highest honor.

    The evening of April 22 will  begin with an informal social time at 6:00pm, followed by dinner and dessert, Carmen’s presentation, and time for questions.

    Purchase tickets ($25 by April 15) in the Heller Commons on Sundays; sign up via the online calendar; or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    If you have never attended or if you would like assistance in attending, please ask about our New Connections Fund at our table on Sundays or contact Linda Tuohy.

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