In light of the recent Coronavirus developments and advice of public health officials, the church campus is closed and all activities are canceled through April 12. See below for information and updates on ways to stay connected at Westminster during this challenging time.
March 25, 2020
March 25, 2020
We are being forced to distance ourselves socially in these days, yet at the same time we are being reminded to embrace our humanity: To take care of people over profit; where the weak share the strength of the strong; the old are supported by the young; where pain and sorrow and despair find compassion, joy, and hope.
Our church members have proven their strength in difficult times this past year, and I am strengthened knowing that we keep each other in our prayers. We know that we will come out of this, trusting God’s steadfast love.
We have decided that the church campus will continue to be closed through Easter Sunday. We will continue to offer virtual worship – socially distant but spiritually connected. Please continue to monitor the website for updates and messages.
Grace and peace,
Interim Senior Pastor
A Message of Hope
March 24, 2020
In these uncertain and rapidly changing times, here at Westminster Church we continue to care and minister together by gathering for virtual worship and loving our neighbors through creative connections as we trust our God.
Our youth are now able to meet through Zoom meetings and the Deacons, along with others, are contacting our members to offer support. Reaching out to the wider community is happening as we partner with SHIM (South Hills Interfaith Movement) on a food drive. Yes, the church is moving forward and you are invited to join us!
-- Louise Rogers, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care
Sunday, March 22, 2020
March 20, 2020
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Sunday, March 22 Worship
On Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. you can worship with your Westminster family by watching our 25-minute worship service. Please visit the church YouTube page here. This week Jason Freyer will be leading music and Bruce Lancaster and Louise Rogers will be offering the message and prayers.
Short videos of inspiration featuring our pastors and staff will encourage us in our faith during this time. Subscribe to the church YouTube channel so you won't miss anything!
Friday emails will continue to keep you updated with the latest church news. Please send your prayer concerns and joys to Louise Rogers. Personal visits are not allowed at this time but pastors are still connecting in other ways.
Lenten Devotional 2020
As we continue in the season of Lent, enjoy a special Lenten Devotional 2020 which was written by members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Access the devotional from the church website.
Care Calls will be happening next week. The Deacons and others from the congregation will be reaching out to all members of the congregation. Contact Louise Rogers if you would like to help make calls!
Church ScheduleChurch is closed which includes all worship services, activities, and meetings for the next two weeks. You can call 412-835-6630 to contact a pastor or speak to someone in the church office.
GivingPlease keep your giving current so that our church remains financially healthy.
• Mail your check payable to Westminster Presbyterian Church
• Give online at www.westminster-church.org/give
• Contact Cindy Bingham, church business manager, at 412-835-6630x201
Schedule Updates and Closures
March 16, 2020
These are turbulent times, but as Louise reminded us yesterday, our trust is in God who loves us and is faithful to us always. Even with the disruptions of our routines, we will move through these days together, living out what it means to be Westminster Presbyterian Church: A Caring Community of Faith.
In light of the recent Coronavirus developments and advice of public health officials, we have decided to close the church campus beginning tomorrow, March 17, through Tuesday, March 31.
This means that all activities and meetings at Westminster, including WROC programs, are canceled during this time, and the church office will be closed.
If you need to contact a pastor or staff member, please call the church office and connect with them through their voice mail or you may email them. Pastors are always available through the on-call system which you can utilize by calling 412-835-6630.
Blessings of Peace and Comfort,
March 15, 2020
We are living in unusual times!
From NASCAR to the National Symphony, events are being cancelled. And now Pennsylvania public schools along with colleges and Universities are closing. We are in a challenging time.
As Christians, we need to stay rooted and grounded. We need to be the ones who resist panic and fear. We need to be prayerful and be reading our Bibles. We need to be the ones who are kind, patient, generous, and hopeful.
This Sunday morning we recorded a worship service from Westminster Church. You will find an uplifting message, beautiful music along with prayers and updates about our life together. Together we will be strong in the Lord’s spirit!