An engaged, urban partner sharing the good news with a world in need of God’s peace, love, and justice, Westminster has been a telling presence in the city since 1857.
With stirring worship services, beautiful traditions, and a progressive church culture, Westminster is a home for people of all ages and backgrounds to deepen their faith and make a difference in the world. The church offers ministries in adult, children, and youth education; music and the arts; and social justice, with a highly engaged congregation welcoming and caring deeply for all people within and beyond its walls.Read More
They will know we are Christians by our love.Read More
Our previous Voices of Faith events have concluded with a popular, lively, and engaging audience-driven Q&A. For this final 2014 event, we will allot even more time to the audience’s questions. Feature presenters will give short presentations on the pressure in their religious affiliation to have all the answers. Then, the discussion will be driven by the audience’s submissions for the remainder of the event.
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The Minneapolis Multi-Faith Network (MMN) is committed to promoting all religious communities and affiliations in the downtown senior clergy network equally, within and outside of the existing network.Read More
Join us on Thanksgiving Day for the Downtown Congregations’ Interfaith Worship Service, held this year at Temple Israel at 10am. This amazing service, a decades- old tradition, will be even more special this year: The Rev. Dr. Jim Gertmenian from Plymouth Congregational Church will preach his last public sermon (outside his own congregation) before his retirement at the end of this year.
All senior clergy from the participating churches, including Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and humanist traditions, will participate in the services, along with a host choir and cantor Barry Abelson. A free-will offering will be received. Temple Israel is located at 2324 Emerson Ave S, in the Uptown area of MinneapolisRead More
The Westminster Gallery
Ponder This in Your Heart: This Advent/Christmas exhibition draws us into a contemplation of the events leading up to Christ’s birth.
Sunday, November 30 | 11:30 am
Join us for the annual advent wreathmaking immediately following the 10:30 service. A simple lunch will be served after which all may select candle rings, fresh greens and ribbons to create a unique wreath to take home. Cost is $10 for each wreath; $5/adult and $3/child for lunch, with $25 family maximum for wreath and lunch.
Service of Remembrance
Tuesday, December 2 | 6:00 pm
Friday & Saturday December 5 & 6 | 6 pm
Only a few spots remain for this annual Westminster Christmas tradition. Enjoy dinner, music, and an original live performance.
Celtic Christmas Service
Thursday, December 11 | 7 pm
Enter the wonder of the Christmas season with candlelight, harp music, and carol singing.
WestConnect Christmas Party
Saturday, December 13 | 7 pm
The young adults of WestConnect will gather for food and fellowship and the annual exchange of oddities from past years’ parties. More info on the WestConnect Facebook page.
All Church Cocoa and Caroling
Sunday, December 14 | 11:30 am
Immediately following 10:30 worship, all are invited to share in the first annual Cocoa and Caroling event. Join us as the Piazza on the Mall is transformed into a winter paradise with fire pits, s’mores, music, and more. Together, we’ll share in a few of our favorite Christmas carols, lingering in the warm afterglow of our worship. So let’s come together, young and old, and share in the music and memories of our faith.
Middle School Christmas Party
Sunday, December 14 | Noon-2:00pm
Christmas Quiet Worship
Saturday, December 20 | 9:00 am
Five days before Christmas, all are welcome for a time to become still, with quiet music, familiar words from Scripture, silence and prayer. Janet Hagberg leads worship.
High School/College-Age Party
Saturday, December 20 | 6-9 pm
Sunday, December 28 | 4-7 pm
Plymouth Christian Youth Center
Families in Transition: The Giving Tree
Gifts for Nicollet Square Residents
Recycle Your Holidays
Through Saturday, January 31
Ever wonder what to do with that balled up, tangled mess of holidays lights that don't turn on? The Recycling Association of Minnesota has a solution for you! Drop off your unwanted Christmas lights across from the reception desk and we'll take care of recycling them. Please, no battery packs or other electronics.
Advent I Sunday
November 30 8:30 & 10:30 am
Why Bother with the Second Coming?
Advent II Sunday
December 7 8:30 & 10:30 am
How Can the Church Tell this Story?
Advent III A Service of Lessons & Carols Sunday
December 14 | 8:30 & 10:30 am
What if Mary Had Said, “No?”
Advent IV Christmas Festival Sunday
December 21 | 8:30 & 10:30 am
Is the Church Born at Christmas?
Christmas Eve Family Pageant
Wednesday, December 24 | 4 pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Services
Wednesday, December 24 | 8 & 10 pm
Why Does Christmas Matter?