Serving Through Missions
Members of WPC serve our world in a variety of ways, including mission trips, contact and support of our missionaries as well as projects and ministries through the denomination. Mission trips provide opportunities to learn how God is at work with people of different cultures and circumstances. Members and friends of all ages can lend a hand by joining us on a trip, praying for our missions, and learning more about our mission efforts
Each February adults in the congregation travel to Barahona along the Western shore of the Dominican Republic for a week-long mission and education trip. The trip is comprised of three teams: medical (consisting in pop-up clinics), construction (focusing on schools and community centers in Bateyes 6, 7, and Mena), and Community Health Evangelism (an initiative led by local communities and co-workers in which we participate). In June 2018 we will also travel to Cuba, where the national church has been doing work for decades. If you have questions or wish to participate in either trip, contact Leigh Stuckey (email@example.com).
We encourage service for our middlers throughout the year, but focus on special local needs each summer. Past trips have included days at Thornwell, Judson Mills, Project Host, and United Ministries. For more information about this summer’s trip, contact Mary Kathleen Duncan, Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families.
The men of Westminster participate in quarterly service projects. The focus for 2018 is the rejuvenation of Camp Thornwell along Lake Jocassee. Questions? Contact Jeff Reyonlds (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Doctors from Westminster travel to Barahona to work in local hospitals and provide much-needed services to the Dominican population. The trip takes place each November. Questions? Contact Susan McLarty (email@example.com).
The Family Mission Trip focuses on medical care in Embangweni and relationship-building in the community. The trip is in the summer of odd years.
A core tenant of our youth program is service to others. Youth participate in projects throughout the year, including one major trip each summer. In the past youth have traveled to the Dominican Republic, Louisiana, and Charlotte. For more information about this summer’s trip, contact Mary Kathleen Duncan, Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families.
Westminster supports Mission Co-Workers throughout the world. Co-Workers are sent by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and focus on community health, education, and evangelism. Westminster is one of the largest supporters of Co-Workers in the Presbyterian Church.