Westminster Presbyterian Church, located on the campus of The College of Wooster, is one of three Presbyterian churches in Wooster, OH. We were established as the Congregation-in-Residence of The College of Wooster in 1874, and have now become a multi-generational congregation with college students, families, and older adults, from both the College and the larger local community. Our building sits on college property and we share space with the College of Wooster Nursery School, as well as the administrative offices of the Ohio Light Opera.
We are drawn together by our shared commitments to creating a faith community of acceptance and working for peace and social justice in God's world. As a small congregation with an average of 75 poeple in worship attendance, we value our friendships and celebrate Christ through acts of compassion and participation in local and international justice causes. Those who join our church typically share our strong sense of social justice and mission to the world and to those in need.
Who we are
We strive to be a spiritual home for community members of Wayne and Holmes counties, especially to students, faculty, and staff at The College of Wooster. We also welcome anyone who has either felt disconnected from traditional Christianity and churches, or who no longer finds traditional expressions of Christianity to be compelling for their lives or faith. We are an "intentionally inclusive" community, emphasizing a progressive expression of Christianity.
A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
Westminster is one of the 11,000+ churches in the United States that make up the Presbyterian Church (USA). We are also a member of Muskingum Valley Presbytery and the Synod of the Covenant, two of the regional governing bodies of our denomination. The distinctive feature of the Presbyterian Church is the form of church government that guides both our congregational ministries and that unites Presbyterian churches in common mission. Presbyterian church government reflects a "representative democracy," from the local church to the highest denominational level. We believe it is the right of every congregation to choose both the pastor and the lay people who serve on the governing body of every local church (the Session) and who also serve on the regional governing bodies of our denomination (the Presbytery and General Assembly).
Membership in our church is open to all who express or seek a faith in God through Jesus Christ, and who promise to support the mission and ministry of our church to the best of their ability. As an open and affirming congregation, our church utilizes the gifts for ministry that our members have to give, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, or economic condition.
We invite you to join us and consider making Westminster your church home! For more information regarding Westminster and membership, please contact our Transitional Pastor, Tricia Petraven.