Adult Groups

Connections, an adult fellowship opportunity for singles and couples, meets for a meal the third Sunday of the month after the 11:15 a.m. worship service. Gathering at an area restaurant, the group provides an opportunity to renew old friendships and make new friends.

For additional information, contact Gretta Lawson (963-1570), Mary Ann Cox (963-2335), or Dot Elmore (286-0036

This group provides Bible study and fellowship for couples over 50 who wish to get to know others while studying and growing in God’s Word.

Meeting Information: Second and Fourth Wednesdays of the month in the Charter Room from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Contact: Mary Sargent

The Hiking Group is an intergenerational peer-led group that seeks to enjoy God’s creation and our own backyards. The group hikes once a quarter, usually led by WPC Member Ron Lawson.

Contact: Ron Lawson

The Needle Arts Group encourages fellowship and creativity and meets every other Wednesday in the Entrance Pavilion outside of the Fellowship Hall. For more information contact the Church Office.
Lightly Seasoned is a group for members (generally) in their 50s who gather once per quarter for fellowship and service. We seek to connect members to one another and engage them in the larger life of the church. Events are publicized in the Harbinger and via email. For more information contact the church office.
Westminster offers quarterly church dinners throughout the year. Organized around a theme, the dinners provide a great venue to meet other members and enhance spiritual lives of members. Watch the Harbinger for information about upcoming meals.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” This Bible verse from Matthew 5:4 is the inspiration for some of us here at Westminster Presbyterian Church who have lost a loved one to reach out in Christian love to others who have also suffered a loss.

Matthew 5:4 meets on a regular monthly basis at the church, members’ homes, or locations relevant to the planned program or activity. Meetings are for the purpose of fellowship, information sharing, education, and inspiration and are aimed at providing support and mentoring to those who are in various stages of the grief process. Members provide input on topics of interest and areas of need that is used in planning the programs.

It is our hope that our shared experiences will enable us to comfort one another by providing a listening ear, a caring heart, and a compassionate presence to those who are grieving.

If you have any questions or are interested in participating, contact Nancy Williams at 235-8282 or Catherine Stoddard at 235-0723.

The Men’s Group provides opportunities for friendships, mutual support, and fun. All men in the church are invited and encouraged to attend. Our meeting dates are on Thursdays.

2nd Thursday of each month: “Dinner with a Speaker” – meetings are at 6:30 p.m. in Room 209 at the church. We have a prayer and a speaker. We also address the wellness of church members, projects completed by the Handyman Team, and upcoming events.

4th Thursday of each month: “Social Gathering” – meetings at local restaurants. Locations change throughout the year.

The Men’s Group schedule may also be found on the church’s calendar. Announcements are made by email, the Harbinger, and the e-newsletter.

The Movie Group seeks to understand Christian faith thru modern cinema. A diverse group of adults, members lead discussions and select the movies they wish to watch.

Contact: Janie Little

Women of Westminster seeks to connect women of all ages to the people and work of the church, to enhance their spiritual lives, and to provide opportunities for service and education. Women are encouraged to join small group circles (LINK TO LIST?), participate in our annual retreat, and offer service to The Family Effect.

For more information and to get connected, contact Women of Westminster Chair Katherine Mattice

Led by Dave Sems, the Senior Adult group connects members of the congregation to services and organizations outside of our walls. The group meets for lectures, fellowship, and meals occasionally. Watch the Harbinger for announcements about the Senior Adult schedule.
This group fellowships through creativity. Members are encouraged to share what they love to do, and others get a chance to try out these new creative activities. Childcare is provided.

Meeting Information: First Wednesday of the month in Room 211 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Contact: Sue Inman

The Flock is a fellowship, service, and education group for members in their late 30s-early 50s. Watch the Harbinger for more information about our meetings and upcoming Sunday School class. Contact LeAnne White for more information.
Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton, South Carolina, is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church. This group meets to do fun activities with the children at two Thornwell cottages sponsored by Westminster. Quarterly outings with a girls’ and boys’ cottage are planned by the group. Activities may include bowling, fishing, college football games and cookouts.

Contact: Charlie LeGrand

The “Youngish” program at Westminster provides a spiritual and social home for folks in their early twenties all the way up to their late thirties (lets be honest, we’ve got a few youngish 40 year olds too). Whether you’re single or long-married, without kids or with a host of them, as long as you remember the 90s, we’re glad to have you join us.

Unless otherwise specified there will be childcare at Westminster.

Fall 2017 Calendar

September 6: Fall Kick Off at 13 Stripes Brewery (250 Mill St., Taylors Mill), 6:15-8:00p
October 4: Fellowship and Discussion (Location TBA), 6:15-7:30ish
October 18: Fellowship and Discussion (The Blockhouse), 6:15-7:30ish
November 1: Fellowship and Discussion (Location TBA), 6:15-7:30ish
November 15: Fellowship and Discussion (The Blockhouse), 6:15-7:30ish
December 3: WestFest V (The WPC Green Lot), 5:30-7:30p, featuring live music from The West End String Band and food from Thoroughfare, The Chuck Truck, Meat’n N The Middle
December 17: Christmas Drop In, (Leigh’s West End Abode), 6:00-till
January 6: Tour of New Belgium Brewery in Asheville (childcare will not be available)
**for our Wednesday series join us at 6:15pm for fellowship, the program formally begins at 6:30pm.

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Old But Young (“OBY”) seeks to connect members in their 60s and beyond through fellowship. The group meets quarterly at the homes of Westminster members. For more information contact the church office.
Join fellow members for a celebration of Westminster on the First Sunday of Advent each year. WestFest features live music and local food trucks. WestFest 2018 will be December 3 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Green Lot (W. Augusta Pl.).

The Prayer Chain

The purpose and function of the Westminster Presbyterian Prayer Chain is to provide a spiritual resource to members of our congregation and their families. We believe that intercessory prayer brings the presence, peace, and power of God into situations of need, lightening the burdens and offering the compassion of the community of faith. The prayer chain is made up of members of WPC who desire to offer the gift of prayer on behalf of others.

Contact the church office to be added to the prayer chain.

Men’s Softball

Westminster is part of the City of Greenville Parks & Recreaton Lague. Games are held on Mondays at Gower Park. For information contact Jeff Reynolds

Church Basketball

Westminster is a part of the Church Basketball League of Greenville. Basketball is an exciting season in our life together. There is a team for almost every age and skill level, and all coaches of Westminster teams are members of the church (teams are comprised of at least 80% members).

Questions? Contact Bryant Puntch or Susan McLarty.

The CLBBY Schedule is available online here (CLBBY). Please note that practices will begin the week of October 29th and games November 13th.