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


November Sermons


11/2: “Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks” Genesis 13:1-18 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24.

11/9: “Invest in God” Genesis 18:1-19; 29 and Matthew 25:14-18

11/16: “Practice What You Believe” Genesis 21:1-6

11/23: “Sheep and Goats” Genesis 21:8-21 and Matthew 25:31-46

11/30: Hanging of the Greens

 

From the Pastor

“For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents. In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents. But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.” Matthew 25:14-18

We are told that we are the light of the world, that we should show that light to all who enter our lives, stranger or not.  But isn’t that easier said than done?  When we think about our talents, what we use to show the world God’s love, do we really invest them in God’s kingdom, or are we more like the third slave who hides his money away until the master returns?

A trend on Facebook and other such social media sites are quizzes that test your personality.  These quizzes range from “What 60s house mom are you?” and “What color is your aura?” to tried and true personality quizzes based of the famous Myers-Briggs Personality test.  Someone comes up with cute and funny questions and then from the answers you choose gives a brief synopsis of the type of person you are.  The result of those quizzes typically highlights your best personality traits, and gives a boost to your ego.  Afterward, you are invited to “share” the results of the quizzes via social media so that all of your friends can see how great of a person you are. 

That’s not the type of sharing of talents I’m speaking of.  When we invest our time and talents into God’s kingdom, we make the world a better place.  When we invest our time and talents into doing God’s work in the world, we see results of good instead of evil.  When we invest our time and talents into showing God’s love in the world, we experience God’s love in ways we never have before.  We receive God’s goodness and mercy two-fold, according to the parable above.

So how are you investing in God’s kingdom? Are you investing kindness, goodness, selflessness, patience, and self-control? Are you investing love, peace, and goodwill toward your fellow human beings? Or  are you hiding your talents until Sunday and only pulling them out to give back to God?

Here’s what God wants.  God wants you to share your God-given talents with the world.  God doesn’t want your light put under a bushel, but to let that light shine.  So invest your talents in God’s good creation.  In return, you will receive the greatest of dividends—an abundant life that only your Creator can offer. 

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.

 

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Contract Info:

Office Hours:
Monday 9-12noon
Tuesday 1-4 pm
Thursday 9-12noon

Address:
204 Isundega St.
Westminster, SC 29693

Office Telephone:
864/647-2993

Rev. Audrey H. Reese
Pastor
eMail Rev. Reese

Coming Events

Coming soon:

Nov. 9th: Congregational Meeting

Nov. 16th
: Heaven is for Real Movie Day after church

Nov. 30th
: Hanging of the Greens

Nov. 30th
: Advent Study “The Journey” begins

Dec 6th: Adopt-a-spot Pick up (meet at church at 10 am)

Dec. 14th: Christmas Cantata and Joy Gift Lunch

Dec. 24th
: Christmas Eve Service