WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Aurora, Illinois
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHAurora, Illinois

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

 

  • Parking: We reserve spots for visitors in our Edgelawn lot, just North of Galena Boulevard.  You can also find general parking in the lot off Redwood Drive or the Colonial Side as it is often referred. Feel free to park in whichever lot you prefer.  
  •  Where to Enter:  You can enter from the East parking lot in Door #1 (which is closest to our sanctuary) OR the West lot bank of 4 doors.  Either way, Follow the hallway straight to the center of our building.  
  •  Welcome: Our Visitor table will be awaiting your arrival in the area just outside our Sanctuary to help orient you to the experience and make sure you have everything you need. Be prepared to be welcomed with open arms.  You will find the friendliest people amongst our pews and you can expect for people to talk to you.
     
  • Sunday School: For those with middle and high school aged children, we have Sunday School that meets before the worship service from 9am-9:45am for 6th-12th grades in our dedicated youth group room downstairs.                                                                                     
    We also have adult Sunday School classes that also meet from 9am-10am in either the library or the lounge.  We invite you to participate and share in these faith building opportunities.
  • Worship: We offer one service that begins at 10:30 and typically ends around 11:40. You will be given a printed worship bulletin which contains everything you need to fully participate, even if you have never been in a Christian worship service before. Our worship services are ‘corporate’ – meaning every word sung or said is done together. Nobody is singled out or pressured to do anything uncomfortable.
     
  • Coffee + Snacks: Before worship, people hang out and talk with one another over coffee and snacks in our narthex area just outside our sanctuary.

There is no dress code. Come as you are. To get a sense of what a typical worship service is like, we invite you to listen to a sermon from our audio archive.

Here is a thumbnail sketch of our history: The congregation was organized in December, 1954 in response to the need for a new Presbyterian church on the west side of Aurora, which was then growing by leaps and bounds. John Hall was the organizing pastor and the first few years were spent worshiping at Freeman Elementary School. In October, 1958, the congregation moved to its current location with the completion of the sanctuary project. A new wing was added to accommodate growth in 1962, and the newest addition was completed in 2003. The church has been served by four pastors over its lifetime, with Pastor Chuck Legvold the most recent, arriving in February 2004 and ending his ministry with us in September 2019. Westminster is now searching for a transitional Pastor to lead us as we discover what God has planned for us.

 

The church family has also been blessed with many faithful and gifted staff members— musicians, associate pastors, program directors, administrators and custodians—all of whom have made a positive contribution to the work of Westminster.

 

Any church history, though, should be seen more in mission than in events, buildings or even leaders. The fact that Westminster continues to share the love of Jesus with our community is due to the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit and those faithful people who are willing to trust and obey His voice. This simply means that the history of Westminster Presbyterian Church is not by any means complete, and that its best years lie in the future.

Our Monthly Newsletters

2018 NOVEMBER.pdf
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2018 DECEMBER.pdf
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January 2019 Newsletter
2019 JANUARY.pdf
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February 2019 Newsletter
2019 FEBRUARY.pdf
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March 2019 Newsletter
2019 MARCH (1).pdf
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April 2019 Newsletter
2019 APRIL.pdf
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May 2019 Newsletter
2019 MAY.pdf
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June 2019 Newsletter
2019 JUNE.pdf
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July 2019 Newsletter
2019 JULY.pdf
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August 2019 Newsletter
2019 AUGUST.pdf
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September 2019 Newsletter
2019 SEPTEMBER.pdf
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October 2019 Newsletter
2019 OCTOBER.pdf
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December 2019 Newsletter
DECEMBER 2019 .pdf
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About Our Denomination.........

The mission of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians is to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ. We seek to be a movement, not just a denomination.

 

These are the foundations that propel us forward. The name ECO is not an acronym. It reinforces our passion for strengthening the ecosystems of local churches. We believe the church is a living organism that needs life-giving resources to help it grow, thrive, and multiply. ECO is committed to cultivating a healthy, diverse, resource-rich ecosystem where pastors and congregations can flourish.

 

How to Become a Covenant Partner (Member)

First, you simply need to tell us that you are interested in becoming a member or covenant partner.  You can do this by checking off the box when you register your attendance, by talking with any staff member, or by contacting the church office during the week.  Or, just send a message to: info@wpc10.org

 

Second, you will be asked to affirm your faith in a meeting with Pastor and some of the church's Elders.

 

Third, you will need to affirm your faith before the church family and, if necessary, be baptized.

 

Fourth, you will need to attend one of the quarterly classes which are designed specifically to get you grounded in your faith and in your commitment to your new church family; teaching you how to study the Bible, how to pray, and discovering the gifts you have to share with others. We will encourage you to stay true to Jesus in those times when it's hard to do so, by being part of your extended family.

 

Westminster

Presbyterian

Church

10 N Edgelawn Drive

(Corner of Edgelawn

and Galena Blvd.)

Aurora, IL 60506

 

Phone: 630 896-5502

FAX: 630 896-5507

 

info@wpc10.org

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Westminster Presbyterian Church exists to lead people into intimate relationships with Jesus, the Son of God, deep relationships with His family, and servant relationships with our community.



Our 5 W's:

WORSHIP = Worship services and music.

WELCOME = Offering programs to educate and assimilate members of our church family.

WALK = Discipleship and knowledge.

WORK - Maintaining our church home, the needs of members in crisis, and developing the talents and spiritual gifts of our family.

WITNESS = Bringing Jesus to our local communities and around the world, through funding, special events, and evangelism.

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Westminster Presbyterian Church
10 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora, Illinois 60506
(630) 896-5502