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.

Westminster
Presbyterian
Church


100 West Abby Street
Office:
204 N. Isundega St.
Westminster
South Carolina
29693

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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



3/1: “Extinguishing the Light: The Pharisees” Genesis 17:1-7 and Matthew 12:9-14
3/8: “Extinguishing the Light: The Wealthy” Exodus 20:1-17 and Mark 10:17-22
3/15: “Extinguishing the Light: Conformity” Numbers 21:4-9 and John 6:1-15
3/22: “Extinguishing the Light: Betrayal” Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Matthew 26: 14-16. Holy Communion
3/29: Palm Sunday Cantata

 

From the Pastor


Extinguishing the Light

We are now in our second week of Lent, and you may have picked up on a theme for our sermons this year. We are discussing light, and how key moments in Jesus’ ministry diminished a little bit of the light that he had brought into the world. We’ve talked about Nazareth, and how a prophet is never heard in his home town. We talk on March 1st about the Pharisees, and how their desire for power and authority diminished the light of Jesus’ message, which questioned their authority. As we draw closer to the cross, we will move from specific places and people to themes: we will talk about how wealth, conformity, and betrayal all diminish the Light that Jesus brings into the world.

During the first week of Lent, I asked the congregation a very tough question: how do you extinguish the light of Christ in the world? Is it through conformity? Is it by keeping your faith in a tightly closed box that you only open up when it’s
convenient? Is it in being picky about who you invite to church rather than praising God that we have new faces? Sometimes we extinguish or diminish the light by simply accepting what is as what should be.

I challenge you to use Lent this year to reflect on who God is, who God created you to be, and how you might illuminate this world with God’s love. I challenge you to use Lent as a time to reflect on the many blessings you have been given, and to reflect on the sacrifice that Christ made for you. I challenge you to start your day and end your day with God, so that God becomes your anchor. Take this season as on opportunity to explore spiritual disciplines such as prayer, Bible study, or fasting. Use this time to reflect on who you are, and whose you are.

As a church, we will be reflecting on this in worship and in our groups. Presbyterian Women will hear a presentation on Ripple of One, and we will learn how we might better influence our community and help those in need. We will also provide an Easter Tree and take up donations for Crystal Rowe and her two boys, who we helped at Christmas. In doing these things, we can help shine God’s light into the world.

As we draw closer to Holy Week, it is my prayer that you learn new ways to let God’s light shine through you. How can Lent change you? How can Lent improve your spiritual life? These are the questions that I ask you to consider as we survey the wondrous cross on which our Lord did die.

Blessings,
Rev. Audrey

 

 

Important News to Share

 

Join us Saturday, November 15th at 10 am as we help Keep Oconee Beautiful! Back in the summer, our youth participated in the “Adopt-A-Spot” program, and it is time for our Fall litter pick up! We will meet in the church parking lot and travel to the intersection of Highway 123 and Highway 11 together.  We encourage everyone to participate in keeping God’s creation beautiful!


Our Advent Study will begin Sunday, November 30th. This DVD based study is called The Journey, by Adam Hamilton. Hamilton, a renowned pastor and author, travelled the roads that Mary and Joseph would have taken to reach Bethlehem. In this 5 session study, Hamilton explores the historical travels that changed the course of history. Join us at 6:00 beginning Sunday, November 30th. Bring a snack to share, and a friend!

 

 


camp buc

CAMP BUC – MAKING MEMORIES FOR A LIFETIME The wilderness comes alive at Camp Buc as youngsters swim, hike, canoe, fish, garden, cook, sing, play and worship. The program leaders and young adult counselors weave Christian faith and practices into each day. Children work and play collaboratively with respect, teamwork and responsibility. With each activity, children are given room to be young in the face of God’s creation, to have a safe place to be themselves, to appreciate beauty and to live in the awe and wonder of childhood. Counselors live with the children and share the love of Christ in their fun-loving guidance. While having relaxed summer fun with friends, children grow in their understanding of stewardship, compassion and community. Camp Buc is definitely the place to make memories for a lifetime. Give your child the opportunity to grow and learn this summer.

Register them for a week at Camp Buc today. Contact LeAnne White at 864-288-5774, Monday –Thursday 9-2 or lwhite@foothillspresbytery.org. To check out the fun of summer camp, and for more info visit www.campbuc.org and watch the Camp Buc Video on the home page.

 

Sunday Schedule / info

10:00 A.M Sunday School (for all ages)

11:00 A.M. Worship (children’s church is available for children 3 and up after the children’s time during worship. Nursery is available for infants to children 3 years of age during the worship service.)

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