Since 1998 Westminster has participated in the Presbytery of the Miami Valley's partnership with the Presbytery of the North Coast in Barranquilla, Colombia.Through our relationship with our brothers and sisters in Colombia we have learned about the Colombian reality and the work of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia. Many youth and young adults have participated in the partnership over the years and have traveled to the Presbytery of the North Coast and to visit our Sister Church, Primera Iglesia (First Church).
Mission Arts & Crafts
Twice a year, usually in May and December, Westminster hosts an Arts & Crafts market place. This is an opportunity for you to purchase beautiful fair-trade items and food. We work with SERRV a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. Your purchases give you the chance to have a direct impact on our global market’s great injustices: the inequality in income and quality of life for people living in developing countries. With your help, SERRV becomes a powerful tool for putting right the imbalance in the world.
We have sent adult mission teams to be present with and work alongside our brothers and sisters in need. Over the years we have sent teams to Alaska, North Dakota, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Iowa, and Arizona.
Since August 2005, Westminster has sent two adult teams and eight intergenerational teams to the Gulf Coast to work with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and the Hurricane Katrina Recovery Effort. In August 2008 Westminster sent a young adult team to help in the flood recovery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
See a slideshow of the 2012 Intergenerational Mission Trip to Johnson City, NY.
See a slideshow of the 2011 Colombia trip.
See a slideshow of the 2011 Intergenerational Mission Trip to Nashville, TN.