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At Westminster

There are so many ways to get involved and participate at Westminster! Whether you'd like to serve in a single day project, monthly, or weekly, we can help you contribute to the Church body in a way that is fulfilling, engaging, and helps you build relationships.

There are literally dozens of ways to get involved at Westminster, ranging from a few hours once a month to every Sunday. Whether you're an introvert, extrovert, artisitc, or gifted in organizing, you can serve the body of Christ in some way. Please don't hesitate to contact the office with any questions on how you could build relationships through service.

Volunteer Opportunities

Night Stay homeless shelter

The Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk (CAPS) provides shelter for those experiencing homelessness during the cold winter months. Coalition churches rotate hosting the Night Stay Program and Westminster will host from November 28-December 5th. The church is open from 6:30pm to 7am nightly. The host church provides shelter, meals, resources, security and fellowship to those experiencing homelessness. All services are provided by volunteers. If you would like to support this ministry, follow this link to see the open volunteer opportunities.

Visit the CAPS website to learn more about the program: https://www.capsuffolk.org/night-stay/

W-Kids (Children’s Ministry)

Night In Bethlehem- special event

As the holiday season approaches we're getting ready for our annual WKids Christmas event! A large number of volunteers are needed to bring Bethlehem to life at Westminster. Contact Kelly if you're available in the weeks leading up to the event to assist with set-up, the day of to work with children as they explore the town, or afterwards to help with clean-up. There is also a board in the Children's Hall with necessary donations if you'd like to help provide needed supplies.

 

There are so many ways to serve our families with children! Commitments range from weekly over the course of a year to a matter hours for special occasions.

Some of the roles you can serve in include:

  • Elementary Small Group Leaders

  • Storytellers

  • Check-In Room and Hall leaders

  • Special Needs Access Ministry

  • Nursery and Preschool workers (Sunday mornings and throughout the week)

  • Children’s Church helpers

  • And more!

WORSHIP AND MUSIC MINISTRY

If you have musical and artistic skills, we have many opportunities for you to get involved. These include playing instruments, singing, painting, photography, and helping with Audio/Visual needs.

Some examples of how people serve include:

  • Taking photos to document and remember church events

  • Singing in the choir

  • Serving with the worship team through singing or playing an instrument

  • Working on the audio/visual team for special events and Sunday mornings

The Harbour (Youth Group)

Our Youth Ministry exists to assist parents in discipling their 6-12th grade students. Discipling means teaching, loving, influencing and doing life with others so they grow to become more like Jesus.

  • The Crew (Youth participants who lead worship at Youth Group)

  • D-Group Leaders

Hospitality

It takes a lot of helping hands to give Westminster its welcoming glow on Sunday mornings! Sign up to join the rotation of smiling faces who help us welcome our friends and new guests each time we open the doors!

  • Coffee Clean-up (serve once every other month)

  • Greeters (at building doors)

  • Ushers (at Sanctuary doors)

  • Welcome Desk and Lounge

Adult Discipleship

There are so many ways that we work to support our members in their walk with Christ. Coming alongside someone is one of the easiest ways to share the love of God and offer support.

  • Teaching or hosting Sunday morning Connection Classes

  • Leading a Small Group

  • Women of Westminster (leading Bible Studies, supporting special events, and more!)

  • Timothy (serving members ages 65+)

  • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers support and fellowship group)

Prayer

The power of prayer is undeniable. Our Prayer and Care Team (PACT) is comprised of members of our congregation who are committed to praying for the needs of our body.

  • Join the prayer team

  • Visit homes and members to pray with them

  • Sign-up to receive weekly prayer concerns sent out by the office