Here are some common questions about worship and life at Westminster. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a question that’s not covered here.
What’s the difference between worship at 8:30am and 11:00am?
Worship at 8:30am is a little more low-key. The atmosphere is calm and meditative for early-risers. At 11:00am, the Chancel Choir brings a joyful noise to worship, and the pews are filled with a vibrant energy from people of all ages. The services are about the same length. The Chancel Choir sings at the 11:00am service only, and special music is scheduled for the 8:30am service about once a month. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we all join together for worship at 10:00am.
What do I wear?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable. Some folks will be in their Sunday best, others will be wearing casual clothes.
What’s available for my kids?
There’s something for every age and stage at Westminster, especially for children and youth. On Sunday mornings, we have childcare for infants and toddlers, Church School for all ages, and Godly Play during worship. Westminster also has a very active and dynamic Youth Group.
What about accessibility and other assistance?
To the right of the Sanctuary doors, you’ll find a ramp for walkers, wheelchairs, and anyone wary of steps. The back row of pews are handicap accessible. Large-print versions of the hymnal and Bible, as well as assistive listening devices, are available in the Narthex. Just ask an usher if you need any of these items, and they’ll be happy to assist you.
Is everyone welcome at Westminster?
Yes! Regardless of age, race, sexuality, gender identity, ability, or religion, all are welcome here. Jesus, in his life and teachings, acknowledged all persons as wonderfully made children of God, each equally worthy of God’s unconditional love. So, striving to follow Jesus, we welcome everyone, with affirmation and celebration, praying God will draw us into deeper relationship with each other and with Christ as we worship and serve together.
If you have known the pain of exclusion and discrimination in the church or in society, know that you are welcome here. At Westminster, the ordination of church officers and member weddings are celebrated as acts of the Holy Spirit at work in the church regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Additional resources for study, reflection, and conversation
How do I get connected?
The best way to start is by building relationships with folks. Contact any staff member, and they’ll help you connect with a Bible study, Church School class, choir, ministry, lunch group, supper club, worship volunteer team, or Inquirers’ Class – whichever group feels like the best fit. Check out our guests’ welcome brochure, and learn more in Next Steps.