Service Opportunities at Westminster
Adult Education/Leadership Development
Shepherd for Officer Training Phase I: Weekly commitment from November through April. Mentor new officers as they move through the training process. Assist with the logistics of the training such as distributing papers, answering questions and other tasks. Contact Kathy Michael.
Covenant Group Facilitator: Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings during Lent. Lead discussions of each week’s lectionary text while encouraging group participation in a thought-provoking and caring environment. Contact Kathy Michael.
Children, Youth & Families
CYF Council: Participate in monthly meetings helping to develop new ideas for activities in this area of ministry. Help plan, organize and publicize events. Contact Karen R. Larson.
Nursery Volunteer: Assist in the care of infants and toddlers on Sunday mornings before and during worship. Contact Annie Janasz.
Church School Teacher: Participate in the education of Westminster’s young people on Sunday mornings during the program year. Work in a nurturing, team environment using an established curriculum. Contact Mary Alette Davis.
Confirmation Mentors: Guide and support confirmands during the confirmation process. Meet with the youth occasionally during the year they spend studying faith and preparing to become members of the church. There are approximately 20 students in this year’s class. Contact Karen R. Larson. Retreat and Mission Trip Adult Leaders: Overnight travel, mostly in Minnesota, accompanying Westminster’s young people as they explore their faith and participate in service projects. Weekends and occasional week-long trips throughout the calendar year. Contact Karen R. Larson.
Faith in Action
FEAST: Help serve a meal to the homeless and disadvantaged on the fourth Sunday of each month. Volunteers report to the refectory at 4pm for set-up and clean-up is usually complete by 7pm. Sign up at the reception desk or contact Dan Franklin.
Social Justice Ministry Team offers Action Sundays. Learn more.
Families in Transition: Act as a mentor to a family selected by Episcopal Community Services, meeting as needed to listen and offer support as the family works to better their situation. Each family is on a 6-month contract with an option to renew. Attend monthly meetings of the Families in Transition team. Contact Barb Person.
Social Service Sewing: Participate in the oldest Faith In Action group at Westminster, still going strong after more than 100 years! Craft prayer shawls, blankets and other items Wednesday mornings from 9–11am and occasional Saturdays, or you can work from home. Contact Dan Franklin.
Habitat for Humanity: Join Westminster’s team and help build or rehabilitate low-income housing in the Twin Cities area. Westminster joins with many faith communities to build houses on Minneapolis’ near North side and elsewhere in the region. Watch for announcements or contact Dan Franklin.
Paint-A-Thon: Paint a home on the first Saturday of August for a low income senior selected by the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. An optional prep day takes place the week before. Watch for announcements or contact Dan Franklin.
Email notification: Sign up to receive weekly Faith In Action emails or occasional Advocacy emails. Stay informed of Westminster’s mission activities. Contact Dan Franklin and indicate which email group you would like to join.
Be a part of Westminster’s welcoming presence for members and visitors. Serve on Sunday mornings before during and after worship in the following areas:
Greeters: Contact Dan Franklin
Coffee Servers: Contact Dan Franklin
Ushers, 10:30M service: Contact Dan Franklin
Red Rovers: Contact John Williamson
Memorial Receptions: Monthly supervisors and volunteers needed to serve coffee and cake during memorial receptions as needed on weekdays and weekends. Contact Priscilla Northenscold.
Silver Service Receptions: Coordinator needed to plan, set up and supervise volunteers during occasional silver service receptions on Sundays after the 10:30am worship service. Contact Priscilla Northenscold. Although the receptions themselves are occasional, the need for a coordinator is an ongoing commitment.
Roseville Presbyterian Homes: Organize and participate in a worship service held at the facility one Sunday every other month. Assist residents who wish to attend the service. Contact Steve Robertson.
Member to Member Care Team: Visit homebound members and those in hospital according to a schedule developed by the Pastoral Care Council. Contact Steve Robertson.