Presbyterian Pantry

Our pantry is open on the 1st Saturday of the month from 9 - 11:00 am and the 3rd Thursday of the month from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Guests are asked to drive to the back of the church and get in line, staying in their car. A volunteer will come to them to check them in and the food will then be delivered to your vehicle. Along with shelf stable items including paper/personal products, if available frozen meat, produce, bread and milk are provided. For the safety of our volunteers, masks are encouraged to be worn by our guests.

Feed My Starving Children

We are happy to report that we will have our annual packing event October 17-19, 2022! Mark your calendars!

Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in both body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children for a cost of only 24 cents per meal. They’re then shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world. Westminster coordinates the effort in Black Hawk County. Every fall, our Shared Life Center becomes the production site where hundreds of volunteers pack thousands of individual meals from tons of rice, protein power, dried vegetables, and powdered milk. 2019 was our 13th year of packing for FMSC and we packed our 2,000,000th meal!

The Blessing

Once per year the Mission Committee gives a substantial monetary gift to an organization in the Cedar Valley nominated and voted on by the congregation.

Why? A large donation can accomplish a few things that smaller gifts might not accomplish. An organization can immediately consider larger endeavors, new programs, or expansion of services that they might not be able to consider, possibly coupled with other funds or matching gifts. This is an opportunity for our church to help a local organization make a larger impact!

Community Breakfast

The breakfast is suspended at this time.
Please extend an invitation to others to come the first Saturday of each month from 8:00 am – 9:00 am, and enjoy a delicious breakfast and a devotion to start your day off right!! For Presbyterians, reaching out to provide a loving connection, volunteer time and/or financial support is a natural part of the spiritual process. In the book of Genesis, God blessed Abraham and his descendants so that they would be a blessing to others. Service to others is often called “enacted prayer,” meaning that our prayers to God on behalf of others also motivate us to do what we can for them. God fills us; we then share with others out of the abundance of our love, gifts and gratitude.

Free Christmas Dinner

This has been an annual tradition at Westminster for almost 40 years. It’s difficult to determine who has more fun …. our guests or the volunteers who make it possible. Westminster offers a traditional holiday dinner with turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. While our congregation takes the lead in this event, volunteers from throughout our community come together to annually serve over 500 persons on Christmas Day.

The past 2 years, due to Covid-19, we have had a drive up/carry out cooked meal that can be reheated. Reservations are taken and meals are handed out on Christmas Eve morning. In 2021, 366 meals were picked up over a 3 hour period.

JR. High Dances

Our dances have been suspended during Covid-19

Our monthly Junior High Dances have been part of the “tween scene” for over five decades. For some families, we’re now hosting the second generation of middle school students. With over two dozen adult chaperones, we offer a safe, fun environment in which to dance and hang out.

Youth Mission Trips

Our Youth Mission Trips, open to all senior high students, head to different location each summer. Contact our youth director for more information.

Some of the organizations that Westminster gives to each year

Gifts are given to many groups throughout the year, but to list a few ....
Dubuque Seminary
Lakeshore Center at Okoboji
North Central Iowa Presbytery
House of Hope
Family & Children's Council
Food Bank
Salvation Army
Meals on Wheels
Habitat for Humanity
Love Inc.
Feed My Starving Children
Self-Help International
Protestant University of Congo
Honduras Mission
2 Missionaries