Food & Faith
At Westminster, we engage such questions as: “How can we ensure that all people have access to healthy food? Are our daily eating practices reflective of our spiritual beliefs? How can food be a vehicle for putting those beliefs into practice?” To help guide us in our pursuit we strive to act on the precepts stated by the Enough for Everyone ministry of the Presbyterian Hunger Program:
“Our scripture and our tradition call us to care for the natural world so that all may live abundantly. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seeks to live in accord with the call to environmental justice (and) to assist individuals in living a just life that honors God.
At the heart of Enough for Everyone is deep concern for global economic justice and a commitment to live out our faith in Jesus Christ with integrity. We are called to proclaim release to those held captive by human structures and injustices. Living as global disciples means evaluating our lifestyle choices. Adopting changes for individual and congregational lifestyle integrity witnesses to our commitments to mission and justice for God’s people and God’s creation.”
Putting our Beliefs about Food & Faith into Action
Westminster Presbyterian Church invites you to our monthly Vegan Potluck (usually the third Thursday of most months, Aug. through April). This meal is a great opportunity for Westminster members, Wooster community members, and College of Wooster students to enjoy delicious food and good fellowship while learning more about sustainable living. Just bring a pot-luck dish containing no meat, dairy, or eggs (no need for students to bring a dish, but always welcome). Join us as we enjoy a variety of foods and flavors available in a plant-based diet. Read more here
The Presbyterian Church U.S.A Hunger Program states that "faith communities can play a pivotal role in building local food systems that help end hunger and bring justice to neighborhoods, cities and the countryside." Westminster is part of this nationwide movement as we advance community gardening and partner with the Wooster Community Hospital's GreenPoint Garden. The garden is situated in town, but in an attractive, serene country setting just a quarter mile north of HealthPoint on Friendsville Road. See our calendar for gardening opportunities.
Fair Trade Coffee
Westminster serves Equal Exchange coffee at our fellowship events and makes a difference cup by cup. Equal Exchange partners directly with over 40 small-scale farmer cooperatives around the world and by serving their coffee we join a movement that is building a more just, equitable, and sustainable future together.