WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
We are a Matthew 25 church!
This initiative of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is a response to God's call to be actively engaged in our world and to see our neighbors through Jesus' eyes.
The Matthew 25 vision
has three priorities:
+Build congregational vitality
+Dismantle structural racism
+Eradicate systemic poverty
coming up in May:
A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its youth and young adults,
and also address the needs of at-risk children.
40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community.
Westminster's Mission Team and Session have designated
our 40% to OutFront Kalamazoo
The remaining 60% will support children-at-risk, youth, and young adults through ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, including the Young Adult Volunteers in Mission Program and the Presbyterian Youth Triennium.
We participate in the
The PENTECOST OFFERING
will be dedicated on May 28.
Donations may be made through June 30
Delivering Meals on Wheels
Serving at Loaves & Fishes
Kalamazoo Valley CROP Walk
Generous Hands collections
Presbyterian Women projects
Fair Trade Sale
Volunteering at Ministry with Community has been suspended temporarily.
The WESTMINSTER PEACE PRIZE
The Westminster Peace Prize recognizes an individual or group whose efforts have made an important contribution to peace and reconciliation in our community or world. This award is presented each October, and is funded by our congregational portion (25%) of the annual Peace and Global Witness Offering
The 2022 recipient of the Westminster Peace Prize was Housing Resources, Inc. HRI is provides vital leadership in the Kalamazoo county community to address housing needs, housing insecurity, and homelessness. HRI helps people to find and keep safe, affordable, permanent housing; locates emergency housing for those who are homeless; and assists with other housing-related needs. The work of HRI helps to break down barriers in our community that keep people from finding homes and make it difficult for them to enjoy peace, safety, and and stability within our community.
We are proud to be Presbyterians and to support the mission of the whole church through:
+ Praying regularly for the work of the church around the world, with intercessions from the
Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study included in our prayers each week
+ Participation in the four seasonal special offerings of the Presbyterian Church
+ Our financial commitments to the General Mission Funds of the Presbyterian Church (USA)