Westminster Prayer Group
- First and third Tuesdays of each month
- 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
- Friendship Village
The Westminster prayer group focuses on prayer for our church's ministry, our community, our nation, and the world, as well as for those in hospitals, those who have suffered a loss, or are experiencing other concerns in their lives. An ongoing list of prayer receivers contains members and non-members of Westminster.
Men's Prayer Group
- First Tuesday of each month
- 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
- Room 231
All Westminster men are invited to a monthly meeting of our Men's Prayer Group. We will pray for our church's mission and members, our world, and any joys and concerns that we bring to the group. This will be a simple time of reading a scripture passage, prayer, and fellowship. Coffee will be provided.
Fast and Pray Group
- Independent Fast and Prayer – First Saturday of each month
- Group Meeting – Second Sunday of each month
- 8:00 a.m.
- Memorial Parlor
There is a group at Westminster who fast and pray independently the first Saturday of each month. We specifically pray for our church, our pastors, our Westminster staff, for our worship and activities. We pray for our Session, our Deacons, and our committees. We pray for those who are sick and who have suffered loss while we rejoice for those who celebrate marriage, baptism, communion and confirmation.
We meet the second Sunday morning of each month in the Memorial Parlor at 8:00. Our meetings are brief but we are grateful to know that we have the same desire for our Church: we want our church to have the right relationship with Christ and that our people grow in faith and service.
The fasting practices are up to each individual. Some people cannot skip eating, however you can fast in other ways (internet, television). Fasting is abstaining from something for a certain time to place special attention on God. Fasting draws us closer to God.
- 6:30 p.m.
- Bride's Room (Room 212)
- Led by Nana Wilson
The practice of Centering Prayer is an invitation to deep, personal freedom. The method of Centering Prayer is a renewal of the ancient Christian tradition of contemplative prayer which was the goal of Christian spirituality for the first 16 centuries. It is not the type of prayer we are generally used to, like praying out loud or asking for something or even giving thanks. Centering Prayer complements these more active modes of prayer by facilitating a movement into a receptive prayer of resting in God. It is moving deep within ourselves, in silence, saying nothing, asking nothing, just intending to be in the Presence of the ultimate ground of being. Centering Prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline which fosters that relationship. With Centering Prayer we learn a method of listening to and resting in this Presence.