Welcome to Westminster Presbyterian Church. We are a PCUSA Presbyterian Church located in Westminster South Carolina. We are a smaller church but, we have a mighty spirit. Our Church congregation is diverse in age ranging from infants to seniors and almost every age in between. We invite you to visit our Church and see all the great things happening at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
100 West Abby Street
204 N. Isundega St.
Driving Directions from Greenville or Atlanta
From I-85 take exit 11, Hwy 24, towards Westminster (85 South will turn Right, 85 North will turn Left). It is approximately 20 miles to Westminster. At the intersection of Hwy 24 and Hwy 123/76 turn left onto Hwy 123/76. Drive approximately 0.5 miles and turn Right onto Quick Street, go through the one lane underpass. At stop sign turn left onto E. North Avenue. Travel approximately 0.3 miles and turn right onto Earl Halcombe Dr. Go through 4 way stop and church drive will be the next left.
Scriptures and Sermons Coming Up
2/1: “A New Authority” Deuteronomy 18:15-20 and Mark 1:21-28
2/8: “Have You Not Heard?” Isaiah 40:21-31 and Mark 1:29-39
2/15: “The Brightest Light” 2 Kings 2:1-12 and Mark 9:2-9
2/22: “Extinguishing the Light: Nazareth” Genesis 9:8-17 and Luke 4:16-24 Holy Communion
From the Pastor
While in seminary, I head a fellow seminarian give a sermon entitled, “I am
evangelical, and that’s okay.” While I don’t remember all of his sermon, I do remember his primary point, which was that too often we duck behind the fear of being “labeled” evangelical, when in fact that is exactly what we are called to be. We are called to be “tellers of the Good News.” In weeks to come, you will hear more of an emphasis on this from sermons as well as from some new ministry ideas. Are you able to tell people just how much God loves you? I hope so! The Mission Committee is putting more of an emphasis on the “outreach” portion of their role, and has asked Dr. D. to give us a better understand of what evangelism is.
EVANGELISM IS FOR EVERYONE!
A Word From Dr. D
“Start Spreading the News…...” You might remember those words from a song made famous by Frank Sinatra years ago, but the words really go back centuries before. They are proclaimed in variety of different forms, but meaning the same in both the Old and New Testament, commanding believers to “spread the Good News from God” to others.
It is called Evangelism, but for many Christian Church members it is a word which carries with it fear, believing that is what we pay our Pastors to do. But such a perspective is both unbiblical and unproductive for the up-building and growth of the Church. I have found that many very strong believers who support their Church and are so active within it live in fear of going out and telling others about their beliefs. They fear that those, with whom they would share the Gospel with outside the Church, will reject them, declaring them religious fanatics.
But true Evangelism is simply “ONE BEGGAR TELLING ANOTHER BGGAR WHERE THERE IS FOOD”! Spiritual Food!
We evangelize in so many other ways without fear. Finding a good restaurant, seeing a good movie, bragging about your favorite sports team, inviting another to join a group you are enjoying, and on and on, -- telling others what you have experienced without fear.
Our Church is so unique in many ways. While small in number, we are mighty in spirit and love. You can see that demonstrated every Sunday. Great music, great preaching, children and youth, worship services filled with enthusiasm and joy, all of which we should be telling others to come and enjoy so they too can feel and experience the Love of God.
Presbyterians have often been referred to as “God’s frozen people” but we are truly “God’s chosen people”, so let’s pray to become defrosted and excited about what God is calling us to do for others.
Westminster Presbyterians, LET’S START SPREADING THE NEWS, THE GOOD, THE GREAT, THE WONDERFUL NEWS ABOUT GOD’S LOVE!!!