From hosting our unhoused city residents through PACEM during the winter to participating in community to engaging with important justice issues in Charlottesville and beyond, faith is lived out in many ways at Westminster. We invite you to participate!
Our Green Team looks for opportunities to educate and transform our practice to live as stewards of creation. They also help Westminster maintain our status as an Earth Care Congregation.
Westminster is working to eliminate the physical and attitudinal barriers that prevent people with disabilities from participating fully in the life of the church. As part of that commitment, we offer Opening Doors. Coordinated by volunteers working with specific congregations and local social service agencies, Opening Doors organizes church school classes, arranges transportation to worship, hosts social events, and encourages advocacy with and for people with cognitive and physical disabilities.
Our Peace, Justice and Inclusion Division brings together individuals and groups at Westminster connected to work toward reparative justice and racial equity, ending gun violence, welcome of immigrants and refugees, and LGBTQ equality. Click here for weekly updates on local antiracism events and social justice resources.
Westminster is also active in interfaith justice work through IMPACT and the Charlottesville Clergy Collective, and we participate in home building through Habitat for Humanity. We work to end hunger through the annual CROP Walk, by participating in the Presbyterian Hunger Offering, and by supporting local food banks with funding and food drives.
The University of Virginia remains our most immediate mission and outreach commitment, where we seek to share God’s love and serve. University Mission Committee members prepare and share bagel brunches with students and young adults, volunteer at Common Grounds, and participate in the many UKirk programs that are open to the wider community. If you are interested in serving with any of these ongoing ministries, please contact Westminster.