Westminster Presbyterian Church is a Christian church affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that worships and works in Dallas, Texas. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and our Savior, and we seek to serve Him through the strength and encouragement of the Holy Spirit. In keeping with the Reformed tradition that we embrace, our mission is to perform the ministries of worship, study, prayer, proclamation, sharing the Sacraments, evangelism, nurture, counseling, personal and social healing, and service to persons, neighborhoods, and communities. Westminster's Mission is supported both individually and at the congregational level through prayer, volunteer effort, and financial sustenance.
Westminster's Response to COVID 19
Dear Westminster Presbyterian Church Family,
The Session has approved the following policies for Westminster Presbyterian Church, which are effective immediately and will stay in effect through Monday, May 12. They were made after reviewing recommendations, guidelines, and declarations from multiple agencies across all levels of government that encourage extreme “social distancing” practices and discourage all non-essential meetings, gatherings, and personal contact, in effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Of course, if our situation changes, the session has the option of voting to shorten or lengthen the time period during which these policies will be in place.
- All official in-person meetings, events, and gatherings of Westminster Presbyterian Church are suspended. This includes worship, Sunday school, Bible study, book club, After Church Fellowship, Lenten Dinner Group, committee meetings, session meetings, staff meetings, etc. The staff and various church members are available to assist leaders of these groups with organizing “virtual” meetings through Zoom, WebX or other platforms so that they may continue their ministry without in-person meetings.
- The church office is closed. Dan, Cris, Emily, and I will often work from home, and we will coordinate with the Building & Grounds committee to make sure someone is available at the building to accept deliveries/mail and coordinate building contractors/repairs. You may call or text Pastor Alex with pastoral needs on his cell phone, 972-998-3740, and you may call or text Emily with other administrative questions on her cell phone, 214-499-4143. As always, for non-urgent matters, email is the preferred method of communication – email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will work to keep the website updated. In addition, please “Like” our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/westminsterpresbyteriandallas/ , which is the easiest way for us to share new information. It is also the virtual space where we will “gather” for public worship on Sunday mornings at 11am for the next 7 Sundays, including Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter. You may contact pastor Alex or Emily if you need help using facebook.
Finally, the session voted to continue paying all church staff and contractors “as normal” during this period. So… please remember how important it is during this crisis to continue fulfilling your pledge and offering your financial gifts to the church! At this moment, mailing a check is your only option, but we anticipate having online giving set up through our website in the next few days.
Friends, Remember this too shall pass. In the meantime, “pray like Jesus, but wash your hands like Pontius Pilate,” and do not let fear and anxiety keep you from practicing compassion, generosity, faith, hope, and love.
Welcome to Westminster Presbyterian Church
Defining Vision: To Be the Body of Christ, with and for Others.
We are a community church with open doors to people of all backgrounds who are on the journey of faith.
Here are a few things to know about us:
We are a small church with a casual, joyful feel.
Fellowship is an important part of our life together.
We are multigenerational.
Children are loved and relationships between young and old are nurtured.
We are curious and open-minded.
We celebrate our differences and expect to discover something new every Sunday.
We’d love to learn more about you too. Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome at WPC. Come grow with us!