Thank you for visiting the Westminster Presbyterian Church website! We hope you enjoy browsing our website, and that you find a lot of useful information. We invite you to join our fellowship. Our Sunday School begins at 9:00 and our Worship begins at 10:30.  NURSERY PROVIDED! 

 

HISTORY

The vision that has captured this church is that we would be "a house of prayer for all peoples." Come here if you want to be prayed for by name. We will pray that God will release blessings into your life, and into the lives of those you love. Come join us here if you want to connect with others who are on a spiritual journey. We don't have any prayer "experts," but we have people who are ready to try new things.

One thing we have here is called "prayer circles." People meet to share their lives and pray together. It's that simple. We have been surprised by the way these circles have brought us together, taught us how to be Christian, and encouraged us.

Westminster was first organized in 1951, holding services in a strip mall Laundromat near Indian School Road and 19th Avenue. Washing machines were rolled away to make room for Sunday School classes. The year 1952 was an important year as the church was formally chartered by the Presbytery and began meeting at Grandview school, now the site of Osborn Middle school on Highland, and began construction of the facility on 19th Avenue. Soon part of the original brick church structure was completed, and double services were being held in Fellowship Hall. The current Sanctuary was completed in 1965.

Presbyterians enjoy a rich heritage and history as part of the Reformed church tradition dating to sixteenth century French theologian John Calvin. It is characterized by the importance of lay leadership at all levels of the church. The name Presbyterian comes from the Greek word for elder, the name given to ordained lay persons charged with the leadership of the church. Presbyterians began their work in America in the late 1600's and missionaries came to present-day Arizona more that 100 years ago to convert the Native Americans and organize the settlers. Churches are located throughout the state and on most Indian reservations.

  

pecial prayer

Let's pray this week for our fellow Christians (approximately 350,000) who live in Uzbekistan,  the country which the World Watch List 2018 identifies as the sixteenth most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian.

 

Next Sunday  06-24-18

One of Paul's churches had a favorite slogan: "I have the right to do anything."  This sounds an awful lot like the messages we hear in commercials all week long.  Paul has a different message: "You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your bodies."  We will open up 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 which lays out a vision for bodily life that really does honor God.  Can it be?

PRAYER 

Thank You, God, for fathers,

for those who mark a path

for us to follow.

For someone to say,

"Hey, that's not the way -

here, let me show you."

For someone to make loving

look easy -- Our Fathers.

Amen.

 

(Jeremy Wilson) 

 

 

New series beginning Sunday May 20th.  Gale Watkins will be "field testing" his Grand Canyon University Christian Worldwiew class here at  Westminstter.  Come to gain a deeper understanding of the Christian faith - Sunday, 9:00 AM, Fellowship Hall.  Enjoy learning without the quizzes or papers!

 

SUMMER WORSHIP

Our worship services for the months of June, July, and August will take place in Fellowship Hall. This move saves us money on cooling costs, and gives us an opportunity to do some things in worship that work better in Fellowship Hall than in the Sanctuary. Our starting time will not change. It will continue to be 10:30 AM each Sunday, followed by coffee hour.