Westminster Presbyterian has a rich history in Cedar Rapids, IA dating back to 1855. However, it is our future serving both members and the community-at-large that is our focus. The love of Jesus Christ is our guide.
Why We're Here
This video was featured at the 2019-2020 Annual Meeting of the congregation. It highlights the ministries and activities of Westminster in 2019.
We believe that God is imminent and active in the world - in other words, God is on a continuing mission to engage creation! Our part is to notice where God is busy in our lives and our neighborhood, and then join in. We are always looking for partners - people who are willing to teach us the things they know that we don't. Yet. Maybe you are one of those people?
We believe God intends for life to be full - full of joy, full of wonder, full of passion - and we try to live that way. So you'll find us singing and laughing when blessing comes. You'll also find us energetic and curious when some new discovery comes. And you'll find us compassionate, kind and sturdy when trouble comes.
We believe that Jesus is God's anointed One, and through him we have seen that love is the fundamental nature of God. But we have also seen in Jesus what God intends for human life to be, and we are trying to follow in the Way Jesus walked. We believe the Bible is the unique and authoritative witness to what God has been doing in the world and presents the only clear picture we have of Jesus and his teaching. We take our Bible seriously as a guide and illustration to our life here, as children of God. An instruction book, if you will, about how to live as if God was in charge of things. What a great idea!
We believe that God is present with us now in the Holy Spirit. But we also believe that we hear the Spirit most clearly through each other--working, praying and worshiping together in a community bound through promises of mutual aid and support. It's not the easiest model on which to build a community. It takes more effort to stay together - with 9 people in the room, you'll usually have 10 opinions! But we are convinced the Holy Spirit is the glue which holds us together, and we know we can do far more in this web of connection we call the church than we could ever do alone.
Won't you join us?
We are a servant church nurturing each other's spiritual journey and personal gifts. We share Christ’s love and celebrate God together with people of all ages. We love one another, nurturing each other’s spiritual journey and personal gifts.
Members of Westminster Presbyterian Church serve the community in a variety of ways. One of the most visible is the work of the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry in the church's mission house next door to the church.
Westminster Presbyterian Church has been an active part of the Cedar Rapids community since 1855. We love and serve our members to prepare them to serve the greater community with Christ's love.
FIND YOUR FAITH
We believe each of us is on a spiritual journey to build a relationship with God. No matter where you are on your journey, we invite to join us for worship at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Besides caring for each other, Westminster also shares God's love with our greater community through ministries like Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.