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Ministry

 
The Co-op Garden Project
The Help Center
Meals on Wheels
Montreat Apartment outreach
Pastor’s Discretionary Fund
Presbyterian Colleges and Seminaries
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
The Presbyterian Home for Children
The Presbytery of North Alabama Benevolences
Safeplace
The Salvation Army Teen Christmas
The Shoals Community Soup Kitchen
WICP (WISP) Adult Day Services
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Since our inception Westminster has been on the forefront of ministry and outreach to the Shoals Community and beyond.  In our early days we began the first Kindergarten in the Shoals.  When the school system took over Kindergartens as part of the state and federal education, our Kindergarten transformed into a pre-school for ages 1-4.  We were instrumental in developing the Help Center and Safeplace in Florence.  We built the first Habitat for Humanity home in the Shoals.  We created, and still run, the Salvation Army Teen Christmas program.  Our ministry reaches numerous children of God in need each and every day.  
 
 
Westminster Supports
 
The Co-op Garden Project: A ministry partnered with the Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama 
http://www.caanw.org/
The Pastor’s Discretionary Fund: An account used to assist those in our community with food, housing, gas and medicine.
Presbyterian Colleges and Seminaries:  Westminster supports, through special offerings, the 66 PC(USA)-affiliated colleges and universities and the10 PC(USA) seminaries and the 2 seminaries who are in covenant agreement with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the PC(USA). PDA responds in times of disaster but also partners in long-term recovery and is often a first responder in times of crisis around the world.
The Presbyterian Home for Children:  The Presbyterian Home for Children, located in Talladega, Alabama, has provided services to children in need since 1868. Originally founded as an orphanage, today it provides a wider range of services for children and their families including Residential care, Hope Academy and Family Bridges.
The Presbytery of North Alabama Benevolences
NAP Benevolences cover a wide range of mission and service programs locally and around the world.
Safeplace
Since 1981, Safeplace, a domestic violence program in northwest Alabama, continues to provide free services to victims and their children from Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion and Winston Counties.
            WICP (WISP) Adult Day Services
This is a non-residential, not-for-profit, facility that supports the health, social, nutritional and daily living needs of adults in a professionally staffed group setting. WICP (WISP) was founded by Westminster Presbyterian Church and is the only facility of its kind in North West Alabama. For information contact WICP (WISP) at 256-275-3800 or visit them at
www.wicpdays.org
 
Westminster volunteers are instrumental at
The Help Center
Meals on Wheels
The Shoals Community Soup Kitchen
WICP
Montreat Apartment outreach
 
Westminster runs
The Salvation Army Teen Christmas Table   

In the late 1980’s Westminster was working with the Salvation Army Christmas Stocking Program.  It became apparent that the program only supported children.  Some of our members began work to provide gifts for families with teens, not just young children.  The program has grown to the point that we now serve some 300 teens each year during the Salvation Army Christmas Stocking distribution. Volunteers and funds exceeding $4000 each year are used to bring the light of Christ into the season.
 
Westminster has been blessed by God with a fantastic physical plant that is offered to the
community for gatherings, meetings and programs including several AA groups, an artists’ group, neighborhood boards, multi-cultural gatherings, recitals, performances and meetings. Contact the church office for details.