Westminster Presbyterian Church
1700 Crescent Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Rev. Dr. Laura Aull Johnston, Pastor
Worship at Westminster
Sunday mornings 10:30 - 11:30
Although our style is informal, you will hear a scripture-centered message and expressions of individual care and concern at our worship services. We have a nursery for infants and pre-schoolers, but all children are welcome at worship.
Throughout the year there are joyful and solemn celebrations associated with birth, death, marriage, and sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper. We celebrate the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of each month, as well as most Sundays during Lent. In addition to our regular Sunday service, we also offer several special worship opportunities during the year:
Taizé Worship Services
Based on the traditions of the Taizé community in France, this style of worship uses simple melodies and words to emphasize the more meditative and contemplative aspects of worship.
Agape Dinner (Ash Wednesday)
Agape (pronounced ä-gä'pæ) comes from Greek, meaning love. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the season of Lent, and this worship service centers around a simple meal of bread and soup.
Maundy Thursday Service
This worship service remembers the first Last Supper.
Good Friday Worship Service
This worship service is jointly offered by Westminster Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church of Champaign, First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, The Korean Church of Champaign-Urbana, and the McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation.
Easter Sunrise Service
To mirror the discovery of the empty tomb, we hold a worship service at sunrise on Easter Sunday. There is no Sunday School so that we can join together for brunch after worship.
Teacher's Blessing (early September)
This service is an inter-faith celebration focusing on educators.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
This worship service includes readings from the four Gospels and hymns and carols to tell the story of Christ's birth. It ends with everyone lighting a candle, to represent the light Christ brings to our lives.