Entries by Brigitte Parenteau

A Letter from the Downtown Clergy

We hold our community in prayer following the killing of George Floyd. Through our witness, let us speak out against systemic racism and share the good news of God’s love for all. We are working alongside our interfaith partner congregations to serve and respond to those most vulnerable. For anyone who would like to offer resources to community partners, you may do so through the Minneapolis Interfaith Relief Fund.

Church Bells Offer Reminder of Community

“The sound of our bells and bells across the cities will remind our citizens and most who are isolated in homes that we are one community,” Westminster pastor Tim Hart-Andersen said. “We’ve lost that sense of community but we can hear sounds that our neighbors hear.”

Westminster Joins Community Solar Garden

Westminster recently entered into a 25-year contract that requires Xcel to acquire electricity in an amount similar to what Westminster uses each year from a community solar garden.

An unusual model of church ministry

Each Monday, workers at Westminster cover up the religious imagery inside a few Sunday school classrooms to create a more welcoming space for their weekday occupants — young children of diverse faiths receiving group therapy.

Westminster Bells

The Paccard Bell Foundry, in Annecy, France, will forge a six-bell peal for Westminster. Westminster’s bells – the largest will weigh 9,000 lbs. – will be installed in the new “Rose Tower” in 2020.

Westminster Wins Improvement Award

The Mpls Downtown Improvement District (DID) announced its 9th annual Greening & Public Realm Award winners. Westminster won two awards this year, claiming the top spot in the Small Green Space and Public Realm Improvement categories.

Magnet Senior Center

The Magnet senior program is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to noon at Westminster; and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to noon at Minneapolis Central Library. Individuals over the age of 50 and of all faiths are welcome.

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