Worship gives focus to life and ministry at Westminster.
Through worship we seek to know Christ more fully and better understand the meaning of Christ’s work in our lives. During the program year we offer two worship services, one at 9:00am and one at 11:15am. From the first Sunday in May to Labor Day we offer one service at 10:00am. Childcare is available for children four years and younger. Children K5 through 1st grade begin worship in the Sanctuary. Prior to the sermon they are invited to Children’s Church with one of the pastors. Click here to learn more.
We also offer regular visitations and communion for our elderly and shut-in members. We are committed to offering regular and excellent services for all members so that they will know they have an important place in our congregation.
If you have a question about worship or would like someone to meet you on Sunday morning before one of the services, contact Susan McLarty, our Outreach Coordinator. You are also invited to join us for Sunday School at 10:00am (September-May) or fellowship following the summer service.
The goal of the Music Ministry is to unite the congregation in worship and in song, singing our theology, sharing our experiences, and celebrating our future
Everyone is welcome as we recognize the importance of broad participation by all ages within our congregation, from preschool children to adults. Choirs, ensembles, and handbells are available for all experience levels.
The Membership Ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church focuses on building a community within the congregation and provides for the welfare of its members.
Programs include organizing congregation-wide social and seasonal events, ministering to members in times of crisis, serving with age-specific groups to build fellowship, welcoming new members and helping them find a special place within Westminster Presbyterian. You can serve in the following areas:
This committee plans and hosts approximately ten receptions per year. These receptions often honor new members or special guests following the 11:15 a.m. Sunday service and offers service, fun, and fellowship.
WPC’s gymnasium is used throughout the year, providing opportunities for Christian fellowship and recreation. Coaches are needed for youth basketball ages K5 – Senior High. The league plays from the end of November until the first of March. Practices vary during the week. Games are held on Saturday and Monday evenings.
Church Dinner Committee
This committee plans, serves, and cleans up for church-wide dinners and lunches averaging ten meals in Sept or Oct, Nov (three November Nights), Dec, Feb, March, and May of each year. The Director of Hospitality works closely with this committee and prepares the meal.
Congregational Care Committee
This area of the Membership Division provides special support to members of our congregation in times of need. Among the services provided are meals, delivering of flowers to shut-ins, delivering of cradle crosses to newborns, and keeping the pastors informed of crisis situations within our church.
ChristCare Group Leader
ChristCare Groups are gatherings of about 5 -12 people who meet on a regular basis for fellowship and spiritual growth, usually once a week or every two weeks. Groups can form around any type of common interest. Leaders would commit 3 hours/week (plus initial training).
New Member Assimilation Committee
The New Member Assimilation Committee strives to help new members during the first year to eighteen months of becoming active members.
The purpose and function of the Westminster Presbyterian Prayer Chain is to provide a spiritual resource to members of our congregation and their families.
Health Ministry Committee
All members are invited to serve in health ministry, which strives for holistic care, realizing that our spiritual life is directly tied into our personal health. Nurses and doctors can especially help with blood pressure screenings and teaching classes at the church. Currently, blood pressure screenings are taken monthly following worship services.
Friends Helping Friends
Friends Helping Friends is a ministry of “doing” for anyone in our church family who, because of physical limitations, are no longer able to perform minor repairs, change light bulbs, air filters or drive. Volunteers are from our church family who join our Transportation Team or Handy Man Team. You are invited to join the Friends Helping Friends ministry by contacting our Transportation Team Captain, Ellen Miller at 627-0725 or Handy Man Team Captain, Charles Gentry at 242-5641. Pick up a Friends Helping Friends brochure for more information (available on the ledge outside the church office).
Provide transportation to the pharmacy, grocery store, visit friends or relatives in the hospital or other residential facility, doctor appointments, worship on Sunday, or other special occasions
Handy Man Team
Doing small “handy man” jobs like changing a light bulb, replace a faucet washer, repair a door lock, or other small maintenance around the house.
How YOU Can Help
Contact the team captain in your area of interest. All assignments, monitoring, and followup will be handled by each respective team captain.
If You need assistance
Whether it is listed or not, please call one of the team captains. They will route your concern to the appropriate person.
Each of us can remember a special person who took seriously the call to education: a teacher, an administrator, a committed student of the Bible. The Ministry of Education invites you to be a part of that quest for knowledge. Come and share your talents as you spread the story of faith with your fellow seekers at Westminster, both children and adults.
Library Committee members select new materials and re-evaluate older ones, including books and magazines, videos, sound recordings (music, lectures, and recorded books), and website recommendations. The library contains approximately 3,500 items plus magazine subscriptions and catalogs from Presbyterian seminaries. Audio recordings of selected adult Sunday School classes from the past few years are maintained and loaned by the Library. An online computer catalog is available in the Library (Room 203).
The Library Committee meets monthly, usually the third Sunday morning. Work sessions and committee training are scheduled as needed at other times. A minimum commitment of one year is generally needed (with the exception of writing newsletter articles and special projects).
Preschool Parent Volunteer – All parents are asked to serve on average one Sunday per quarter in their child’s room. * The infant – K4 rooms are also staffed with a paid nursery caregiver from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Teach Sunday School as part of a team to either the 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old classes.*
Teach Sunday School as part of a team to either the 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old classes.
Preschool Parent Volunteer
All parents are asked to serve on average one Sunday per quarter in their child’s room.
Elementary Teacher – teach with a team of parents for a school year.
1 – 3 hours/week
Serve as a classroom teacher or lead recreation, music, or crafts.
Sunday School classes are offered for 5th to 12th graders at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays. Three different classes are offered from a 5th/6th grade class in room 301, to 7th/8th grade in room 302 and 9th to 12th grade in room 303/304.
The Middle School Group (6th, 7th and 8th grades) and Senior Highs (9th to 12th grades) focus on Bible study, worship, fellowship, and mission. Their programs include annual summer mission week/trip and Montreat youth conference.
The Confirmation Class is offered to students in the 9th grade or older. This program meets the second Sunday of the month from October – April at 12:15 p.m., followed by small group activities organized by mentors. Confirmands join the church in May.
Teach Sunday School classes at 10:00 a.m. for grades 5 to 12.
2 hours/month for team teachers
1 hour/week for individual teachers
Serve as an advisor to either youth group
Assist on mission trips or gather supplies for the youth to take on the trips.
Serve as an advisor to any of the youth groups (Sixers, Junior Highs, or Senior Highs). *