Westminster Presbyterian Church is a Christ-centered inclusive community. We are an Open and Affirming congregation that welcomes all people to be a part of our common life.
WHAT WE DO
Our blended worship service includes both praise music and traditional hymns. We are involved in a variety of hands-on missions both in the local community and globally. We have helped reduce homelessness and hunger through our support of Side Walk and the Thurston County Food bank, among a number of other mission projects. We have an active Sunday School for all ages and a mid-week dinner and educational gathering for everyone.
At Westminster we are all about people. We care about you, as well as others, and pray about our needs and the world’s brokenness. We encourage one another in faith to do the good that changes ourselves, our community and our world.
LGBTQ Equality Statement
Open and Affirming
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Olympia, Washington
Approved, April 15, 2015
The Session of Westminster Presbyterian Church, PCUSA Pastor Therin Fenner
In declaring our congregation Open and Affirming, we wish to welcome LGBTQ people into all parts of the church's life and ministry, including ordained ministry as a Ruling Elder, Teaching Elder, or Deacon. We seek to appreciate the vital worth of each human being regardless of their sexual identity or orientation.
The words Open and Affirming are used by congregations to affirm the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in the church's life and ministry.
Unlike many churches that say they "welcome all people" but then attempt to change people, LGBTQ people know that an Open and Affirming church truly welcomes LGBTQ people exactly as they are. We are committed to honor each person's privacy around sexual identity just as we honor privacy around any other part of each person's life.
including people who disagree with this Open and Affirming Statement.
Though not all may agree, we find our unity in Christ who loves each of us and all of us together.
"We welcome all people to worship the living God..."
To be inclusive means to accept all people as loved by God. We recognize and honor the rich complexity and diversity of people God calls to our faith community,
FIND YOUR FAITH
Come as you are to worship God. Dress is casual and varied here. Some men may wear dress shirts and pants with a tie and sport coat, while others may wear a shirt and jeans. Women wear slacks, dresses, skirts, or jeans. All visitors are welcome.
We trust when you come to worship with us, you will find people who are kind, worshipful, interesting, curious about life, faith and the mystery and joy of knowing God.
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