At Westminster Presbyterian Church, all we do is done to bear witness to God's love for the world in Jesus Christ. In short, we celebrate the Gospel: As a congregation, we worship the Triune God, study his Word, care for his flock, and engage in his mission locally and globally.
Westminster is an exciting place to be, with people who are being transformed daily by grace alone and who seek to follow after Jesus Christ in all parts of their lives. Come, be a part.
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Spring Sermon Series:
New Sermon Series: “The Essential Mark”
The Gospel according to Mark, the second of the gospel accounts in the New Testament, is the shortest and likely the oldest. Far too often, with its spartan style, it is overlooked in favor of Matthew’s detailed structure, Luke’s famous parables and stories, and John’s lofty theology. However, Mark’s straight-forward, action-packed account of Jesus’s life offers its hearers unique insights that shouldn’t be missed. This Spring, Westminster will explore the essential parts of the Gospel according to Mark, and discover what he has to say about Jesus, the people he calls to follow him, the journey they travel together, and the commission to be disciples in all ages and places.
Annual Meeting: January 26
Please make plans to attend Westminster's Annual Meeting of the Congregation on Sunday, January 26! This event will allow the whole church to celebrate the work God has accomplished in and through us in 2019, and will highlight hopes and plans for 2020. The meeting will center on a pot-luck lunch following worship, and will include the presentation of the 2020 operating budget and pastoral terms of call, two-minute briefs by session committees, and the pastor's state of the church remarks. Children are welcome. Don't miss this chance to learn more about our church family.
Check out Sunday School - Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.! A new season of Christian Education classes for children and adults has begun.
Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Potluck: January 26.
Boy Scout Sunday: February 9.
Harry White concert: February 21.
Ash Wednesday Service at Trinity UMC: February 26, 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Girl Scout Sunday: March 1.
Maundy Thursday Service: April 9, 6 p.m. at Westminster.
Good Friday Tenebrae at First UMC: April 10, 7 p.m. at First UMC Gulfport.
Easter Sunrise Service: April 12, 6:30 a.m.
Easter Festival Service: April 12, 10:30 a.m.
See the Calendar page here for a complete calendar of events.
Small Group Studies
Sundays at 9 a.m. Adult Education Class led by Pete Bloss.
"The Grand Sweep": 365 Days from Genesis through Revelation guides adults to read through the Bible in a year, reading three to four chapters daily. The Psalms and Proverbs are scattered throughout the reading as devotional elements. Because the plan moves through the Bible in biblical sequence, readers grasp the grand sweep of the Scriptures--something missed in most Bible studies that take up only a certain book or section of the Bible. Also, daily readings are manageable; someone who is just beginning a serious devotional life need not feel threatened or inadequate.
The class is currently in the New Testament and will continue until they reach the end. As this is a guided reading and discussion of the Bible in consecutive books, chapter-by-chapter, people can join us or drop in at any time.
Coffee Class, 9 a.m. For all ages, especially parents of children in Sunday School. Led by Pastor Will Shurley.
This spring, the Coffee Class will explore "The Essential Mark: Devotional Edition," which will follow the day's reading from Westminster's current sermon series, "The Essential Mark." The class will allow for a deeper look at topics like "Who is Jesus?" "What does it mean to follow him?" and "How do I follow him?" Each week, participants will receive a devotional guide and conversation topics for use at home for personal or family devotionals.