Serving God’s Kingdom
Whether it be international mission trips, supporting mission co-workers, or sustaining worldwide ministries that work to bring light and life into the world, Westminster is dedicated to the world outside of our walls.
Westminster is proud to partner with organizations and ministries that seek to promote spiritual, mental, and physical health across the globe.
COMMUNITY HEALTH EVANGELISM
KINDERGARTENS IN BATEYS 6, 7, & MENA
THE FOUNDATION FOR PEACE
(DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HAITI)
JOEL NAFUMA REFUGEE CENTER (ITALY)
WATER FOR ALL
EMBANGWENI SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (MALAWI)
EMBANGWENI MISSION HOSPITAL (MALAWI)
THE PRESBYTERIAN EDUCATIONAL BOARD (PAKISTAN)
Westminster is the largest supporter of PC(USA) Mission Co-Workers.
Co-Workers are sent throughout the world by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and focus on community health, education, and evangelism. Westminster primarily supports Mission Co-Workers in Africa and the Caribbean.
Questions about Mission?
Our Mission Outreach Coordinator has answers and can connect you with mission opportunities.
We believe that mission starts at home, and are dedicated to building up God’s kingdom here in Greenville and throughout the Southeast. Members and friends of WPC are encouraged to serve our community in the following areas:
But there is so much more that is possible – and that’s where we need your help in the WPC-Carolina Connection. There is a great need to provide guidance and instruction to these students on “life skills and opportunities.” WPC will be bringing in outside subject matter experts on money management, how to apply and interview for jobs, and college entrance board exam preparation – but we also expose them to the arts in our community. This includes tours of the Warehouse Theater, the Fine Arts Center and the Greenville Symphony.
While we are bringing in these outside experts and arranging tours of the arts scene in Greenville, the faculty and staff of Carolina High will have the ability to further develop their teaching skills in professional development sessions. These will happen over an approximately 3-hour period from 9:00 – 11:50 a.m. while WPC members engage in a project based learning enviroment with students on January 29th, March 26rd, and April 23rd.
Wesminster proudly supports the following within our denomination:
Mission begins here, both in worship and throughout the week.
We offer a number of ways to get involved more deeply in service to our church. Members can serve through worship, music, membership, and education ministries.
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.
Uniting the congregation in worship and in song
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:
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. Time commitment is 10-20 minutes a week. All members of WPC and their families are encouraged to use this resource. The pastor selects a coordinator. Contact the church office to be added to the prayer chain.
Quarterly activities are organized to introduce new members to different areas of the church offering ways to build friendships along with opportunities for spiritual growth. New members have participated in mission outreach with Pleasant Valley Connection, sent care packages to college students, gone trick-or-treating at Westminster Retirement Center, and helped decorate the Chrismon trees. Also throughout the year, special e-newsletters are sent and committee members check in via phone and email to encourage new members to attend fellowship dinners and other all church opportunities.
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). *