In addition to serving the local and global communities, there are a number of ways to get involved in the ministries at Westminster. See below for descriptions of committees and ministries where you can share your gifts within the church.
Connections Committee: Helps members get to better know and become more involved in the life of the church, coordinates with new members’ Class, hosts new member dinners, and contacts visitors and new members.
- Child & Youth Christian Education Committee: Designs, supports, and encourages Christian Education efforts for children, youth, and intergenerational groups.
- Adult Christian Education Committee: Oversees educational offerings for adults.
- Library Committee: Organizes and promotes the church library.
- Church School Teachers: Ream teaches any age level for about 13 Sundays a year.
- WPC Community Garden Volunteers: Plant produce and care for garden to benefit the Food Bank.
- WOW: First Wednesdays: Help plan monthly intergenerational events for entire congregation. Events are held monthly on first Wednesdays from October-May.
NOTE: Volunteers who wish to serve in our ministries for children and youth must first complete Westminster’s Child & Youth Protection Policy Training.
Congregational Care Committee: provides friendship and services for members of the WPC family in times of need.
- Stephen Ministry: Provides confidential care to members in need. This is a two-year commitment, which includes 50 hours of training.
- Prayer Shawl Ministry: Knits and dedicates shawls for those who are ill or in crisis.
- Birthday Committee: Sends birthday cards to WPC members. Meets twice a month on Wednesday mornings to address cards.
Fellowship Committee: Organizes special meals and social events at WPC.
- Culinary Committee: Coordinates Wednesday Dinners twice a month
Global Missions Committee: Supports mission work and disaster relief efforts outside of Durham.
- Haiti Mission Team: Supports efforts surrounding work trips to Haiti.
Local Missions Committee: Supports a variety of programs meeting needs in Durham.
- Neighborhood Mission Team: Supports local schools and works to get to know our neighbors.
Property Management: Oversees the policies, maintenance, contracts, and planning related to the church’s campus.
- Geezers: Make minor repairs, run errands, etc., in approximately 3-hour shifts once a week as able.
Stewardship Committee: Plans and engages members in the annual stewardship campaign.
Worship Committee: Directs all matters having to do with worship.
- Chancel Choir: Leads congregation in 11am worship. Practices on Thursdays at 7:30pm.
- Handbell Choir: Provides music for worship and other occasions.
- Brass Ensemble: Plays 2-3 times per year for special services like Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday; rehearses as needed.
- Worship Volunteers
- Acolytes: Light the candles on the retable at the start of the 11am service 4 times a year; must be at least 8 years old or a rising 3rd grader.
- Lector: Serves as reader during worship 4 times a year.
- Nursery Volunteers: Care for our children during worship 4 times a year. Child & Youth Protection Policy training required.
- Offering Counters: Serve in teams to count and record Sunday offerings after each morning worship service 4-5 times a year.
- Sound Technician: Operates audio system for worship services and other special events 8-10 times a year.
- Ushers: Serve in teams to greet and usher worshippers at 4 services a year.
- Sanctuary Guild: Sees that the Sanctuary is cared for and that the appropriate liturgical colors are in place.
- Flower Guild: Provides fresh cut flowers or potted plants for the chancel and narthex each Sunday, and decorates the church for the liturgical seasons.
- Wedding Committee: Assists pastors in directing weddings held at WPC.
- Funeral Committee: Provides food for receptions following memorial services held at WPC.