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
August 3: “Where is God?” Job 3:20-26 and James 5:7-11
August 10: “What About Your Friends?” Job 4:1-11 and John 9:1-12
August 17: “God’s Redemption!” Jeremiah 18:1-6 and 2 Corinthians 5:16-22
August 24: “Who Understands God?” Job 9:1-13
August 31: “God Understands God” Job 38:1-11
From the Pastor
We have spent some of our worship services this summer immersed in the book of Job. Job is a story of a man who has it all, and ultimately loses it all in a cosmic war between God and Satan. The book of Job forces us to face the fact that there is no answer to why good things happen to bad people. But we have a hard time with this. We want answers. We mask that desire in phrases like, “It was God’s timing” or “God needed my loved one in heaven more than I needed him on earth.” But really, we are trying to give answer to the age old question that has never been answered.
Rather than try to find an answer, I’d like to challenge you to reflect on why you need an answer to this question. Would it bring you comfort? Quite possibly, it wouldn’t. At the end of Job, God doesn’t tell Job that he was a pawn in a game of celestial chess. Rather, he challenges Job’s curiosity by asking if he was there when the stars were placed in the heavens and the earth was created. Obviously, the answer is no. Job probably wouldn’t want to know the answer to why all of these bad things happened to him, a righteous and good person.
So ask yourself if you really want to know the answer to that, and if you do, why? We do gain some answers from Scripture. Jesus tells us not to worry. James tells us to be patient and endure. Paul tells the churches he writes to hold fast to what is true and good. But no one offers us an answer to the question why. Maybe there’s a reason for that.
On a more personal note, Ash and Rev. Audrey would like to thank all of you for your kind welcome home! We are thrilled that Ash is home, and we look forward to being able to spend time with all of you over the next year. We thank you for the cards, the phone calls, and the well wishes. We are truly blessed to be a part of such a special congregation.