Pastor’s Weekly Message

September 10, 2019

Fruit of the Spirit Always in Season But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22-23  Do you want to be more loving?  More joyful?  How about an extra dose of peace or patience?  I hope we all do!  But how?  Time after time, I have made up my mind to […]

August 27, 2019

At the beginning of this football season, I’d like to talk about the difference between false hope and certain hope.  False hope is what you feel at the beginning of the season when your team is undefeated.  They may be 0-0, but hey, that’s still undefeated.  There’s hope.  The problem is, at some point in the fall, especially in […]

August 20, 2019

FROM THE PASTOR Special Guest in the PulpitThis Sunday, we are pleased to welcome the Rev. Colin Kerr to the Westminster pulpit. Colin is the former Director of Presbyterian Campus Ministry at the College of Charleston and The Citadel, and he is now the organizing pastor for Parkside Church, a new Presbyterian church across the street […]

August 13, 2019

“Salvation belongs to the Lord!”The affirmation is declared both by Jonah from the belly of the great fish (Jonah 2:9) and by the great multitude gathered around the throne of God in John’s vision of heaven. (Revelation 7:10)When the great multitude declares it, they can see clearly: all the promises of God have been brought […]

August 6, 2019

Welcome Meg Dorsel Westminster’s New Communications Coordinator Meg will join us starting August 12 to assist with newsletters, ENews, website, and social media.  She has previously been the Director of Marketing for Kickin’ Chicken and Mellow Mushroom.  Here’s a little bit about Meg:  “I’ve been a follower of Jesus for as long as I can […]

July 30, 2019

Greetings from Bethelwoods! Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center is located in between Rock Hill and York and this week it is home to a crew of campers from Westminster . We are having a great time here at camp making new friends, singing all the songs, and playing Gaga ball. Monday morning, the campers had […]

July 3, 2019

God answered our prayers for a wonderful week of Vacation Bible School.  The joy, enthusiasm, and teachable spirits of the children gathered was contagious, and planners, volunteers, children, and observers alike were blessed. Several times during the week, those verses from Matthew 19 came to mind: Then children were brought to Jesus that he might […]

June 25, 2019

 This week I have been thinking about the passing of time: June 24.  As of Monday, I have been married for more than half of my life.  I was 22 years and 10 days old on our wedding day, and on June 24, I was exactly twice that age.  I give God thanks for Amy […]

June 18, 2019

          On Sunday in worship, we stood and affirmed our faith using a portion of the Confession of Belhar. Written by the Dutch Reformed Mission Church in South Africa in the 1980’s, it is a clear “no” to the evils of apartheid, racism, and hatred. Monday evening was the fourth anniversary […]

June 11, 2019

          Greetings from the Montreat Youth Conference!  I had the chance to come up for the first half of the week to spend time with our group from Westminster, and I am loving it! The youth spend time in morning keynotes, evening worship, small groups with strangers who quickly become friends, […]