Sunday Mornings at Westminster

Welcome to Westminster! When you attend Sunday worship with us, we hope that you will have a warm and
welcoming experience as well as an inspiring start to your week.


   Our Sunday morning schedule:

   8:15am: Worship Service in the Holmes Chapel
   9:00am: Adult Education and other activities
   10:30am: Worship Service in the Sanctuary and Sunday School
   11:30am: Meet and Mingle Fellowship Time in the Holmes Room

    Summer Worship: One service at 10:00 AM in the Holmes Chapel
    (July 7 through September 1)


If you are new to Westminster, you may be interested to know a few things about our church and our worship...

We believe worship of God is first and foremost an act of honoring the source of life and ought to be conducted with dignity and respect but also should reflect the warmth, playfulness, creativity and joy of the God we honor.

We are particularly blessed with an elegant and inspiring Sanctuary. Modeled after the great cathedrals of Europe, it is meant to give worshippers a place to rest and recharge their souls. The high soaring blue ceiling suggests the heavenly realm; and the biblical images depicted in the stained-glass windows were originally used to teach the stories of the Bible.

The worship bulletin is used to help guide us through the service, a road map of how we'll spend the hour together. The worship service is like a play or drama and moves toward the message (or sermon) which is based on the weekly readings from the Bible. The prayers preceding and following the sermon prepare us to listen to the Scripture and message, then to respond; while the music is chosen to lift our hearts and relay the message in song and melody.

The black robe and stole of the clergy depict his/her role as a teacher. Similar robes were worn by teachers from the earliest universities in Europe; and the stole draped over the shoulders is a reminder of the towel Jesus used to dry his disciples' feet after he washed them.

We gather here each Sunday to listen, to respond, and go back into the world renewed in our trust that life and love is stronger than hate or death; trusting that power in the way we live. It is our experience that when we do we find more of ourselves and more of life.

Sunday Morning Chancel Flowers: Members and friends may donate flowers in memory or in honor of loved ones, friends or events by calling Sue Adams at  716-883-7597 or email

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