You—yes, you—are welcome here.
Because we follow Christ, absolutely everyone is welcome. We don’t assume or presume you to be Christian; we only hope to follow Christ’s example of welcome and love to all. In our culture, there’s a lot of public misuse of Christian and religious language. We hope that won’t discourage you from joining us.
You don’t need to know anything before you visit—simply come and join us. If you would like to know more in advance of visiting, you’ll find information below on our beliefs, our Worship Style, our Children’s Ministries, our Accessibility Information, and where to find Additional Assistance once you’re here!
We also encourage you to fill out the sidebar to the right to receive a personal welcome from a member.
You say “everyone is welcome,” but am I really welcome here?
No matter who you are or what you carry with you through the door, we want to welcome you as we ourselves have felt welcomed. We strive to serve all people, including you, with Christ-like love, humility, and integrity.
We strive to provide a safe place
We advocate for all who worship with us to have a safe and welcoming place to worship. This includes all genders, races, sexual orientations, lifestyles, and backgrounds. Westminster is a place where we hope people can be free from fear.
We warmly and emphatically welcome members of the LGBTQ community, many of whom are longtime members at Westminster. If you’d like to know the scriptural and theological reasons behind our affirmation of LGBTQ members, you can read “A Visible Sign of New Humanity” which affirms God’s love for all and the welcome for all to participate in church leadership.
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What if I’m not sure what I believe?
You have doubts or uncertainty about faith? So do we. Questioning and skepticism are welcome here. We believe that doubt is part of having faith. You don’t have to believe everything—or anything—we talk about and teach to be part of Westminster.
So do you take the Bible or faith seriously?
Absolutely. We see the Bible as proof of God’s love for us and the inspired Word of God. Westminster takes Scripture, theology, and the history of the church very seriously as we journey through difficult issues and times together. We don’t put Scripture aside when it is in conflict with our views; rather, we read, struggle, and study it through every turn, question, and doubt.
Our style of worship
The audience of worship is God. Worship is a serene and captivating experience with a traditional structure—but it is not a performance, nor is it designed to overload or bombard you. The order of each worship service is printed in the bulletin.
Music is a foundational part of worship at Westminster. From our Sanctuary Choir and Westminster Winds ensemble to symphonic orchestras and solos, Westminster is a congregation united in praising God through music and song.
Every service at Westminster includes hymns from the purple hymnal in the pew. The numbers of these are printed in the bulletin, and you’re invited to sing along.
Learn more on our Music page!
Seating in the sanctuary pews is open, so please sit wherever you feel most comfortable! Seating is available on both the main level and in the balcony, which is accessible via stairs at the back of the sanctuary. If you’re unable to locate a seat, an usher would be delighted to assist you.
On occasion, a few rows of pews may be marked with a braided rope; this indicates those pews are reserved. This is typically for families during baptisms, for children’s choir seating, or for other participants in worship.
Children are welcome!
Infants through three year-olds are cared for in the nursery rooms, located down the hall to the right of the parlor.
During the time of blessing, children ages three and four will be reminded that they may leave the worship service for stories, songs, and free play.
During the time of blessing, children from kindergarten through second grade will be reminded that they may leave the worship service to take part in worship tailored for their age.
Westminster Presbyterian Church is a handicap accessible facility. Handicap parking spaces can be found in our parking lot. Large print hymnals, Bibles, and personal hearing devices are available from the ushers. We also provide a T-coil-compatible hearing loop system in the sanctuary; ask any usher for assistance.
If you have questions or need help during your visit, look for anybody with a name tag, or stop by the greeter’s desk inside the lobby. There is also a welcome center located in the Gathering Place where you can find additional information about the life and ministries of Westminster.