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
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.