Groups for Spiritual Growth and Fellowship
“Small Groups” may sound generic, but they mean something very specific at Westminster: An intentional face-to-face gathering of 10 or fewer people on a regular time schedule with the common purpose of building relationships with each other and God.
Small Groups provide:
A place to know and be known in a supportive environment (beyond family or work)
A place to explore with others how to integrate what we believe with what we do.
A supportive environment for struggle, change and decision
The books, the projects, and the structure of each group are determined by its members and its lay leader (not a pastor).
For more information about Small Groups contact Anna Owens.
Spiritual Friendship Groups
The gift of friendship is enjoyed on many levels: casual, long distance, spanning many years. Spiritual friendship offers a unique invitation to those who have a yearning to go deeper spiritually and to connect with others on a spiritual level.
Spiritual Friendship Groups, which consist of 3-4 individuals, meet monthly, and encourage participants through the shared steps of listening, discernment, silence, and prayer, to notice where and how the spirit of God is moving in their lives and to live out of this awareness. Through participation and practice, members learn how to listen to one another prayerfully without attempting to fix, save, advise, or set the other straight. Listening in this manner is a wonderful and life-changing gift. If you are interested in participating in a group or learning more, please contact Sue Hamilton.
Come and discover in an informal way a means to grow in intimacy with God and one another.
Yes, “Presby” is a made-up word no computer likes. It always gets the red squiggly line under it. But we like it. We love these groups because they spell long-lasting friendship and good fun. What’s not to like?
We have Presby groups who gather just about every month to eat and talk, have fun and share fellowship together. Some organize a program along with the meal. Others just enjoy the social time together. Some have been meeting for years. Others have formed more recently.
There’s always room in one of these groups for anyone or couple interested in joining. It’s a great way to get to know others at WPC socially, form lasting friendships, and to have some great meals.
Do you enjoy playing duplicate bridge? Westminster members do. Join the Bridge Interest Group on the 2nd and 4th Monday's at 6:30 pm. Contact Pat Torvik for more information.
Older Adult Groups
Just Friends is an informal fellowship group for people over age 55. This group meets most months accept during the summer and visits an area attraction followed by lunch.
Westminster Men is a fellowship activity for men over 50. Monthly events are selected to promote learning about the Dayton community and its history, technology and other things. Some activities strive to broaden our understanding and application of our religious beliefs. And, as is traditionally Presbyterian, good food and comradery is a part of all events.
All Church Events
Westminster enjoys fellowship around shared meals and at outings away from the church. Some events are held annually and others on a rotating basis. Look for information in the weekly bulletin and on the front page of this website for events that include; Advent Pot-luck Dinner, Bowling Night, Canoe Outing, Chili Round-up, Dinner Theater, Harvest Dinner, Dips and Dogs (Ice-Cream Social Lunch), May Festival of Religious Arts, Tacos and Trivia, and Westminster Night at the Dragons.
For more information about Fellowship Groups and opportunities contact Sue Hamilton.