Westminster Church, 400 I Street, SW, Washington, DC  202-484-7700

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Other Events and Programs

Education Initiatives

  • Box Tops for Amidon-Bowen--Bring your box-tops from participating products and put them in the collection envelope.  Each are worth 10 cents for the school and really add up.
  • Every Monday and Friday small donations are received at Blues and Jazz all of which are given to Amidon-Bowen for needs they cannot otherwise meet.   Over $2000 are raised each year!
  • Health Initiatives

    •  START program which offers HIV/AIDS prevention and educational services, condom distribution plus...
    •   Seated Yoga classes--Monday at 11 and Wed at 4. Donation only. Led by Pamela Wilson.
    • Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation every first Saturday at 1pm.
    • Ward 6 Health Initiative advocates for greater health services and equal access to resources for the citizens of the ward.​
  • Domestic Violence Clinic

Justice / Wellness                        

Westminster's ministry reflects a passion for justice in society and wellness for individuals--

  • from the earliest days of helping freed slaves to more recently fighting racism in church and culture...
  • from starting Food & Friends, a ministry for those with HIV/AIDS, in the early 1980s to labyrinth walks for meditation in the sanctuary...
  • from distributing free condoms in the church building to hosting recovery groups...
  • from holding free seated yoga classes for seniors to supporting a harm reduction ministry that offers needles exchange for drug users...
  • from calling the first woman to be a solo Pastor in the National Capital Presbytery to being the first Presbyterian Church in the area to fully welcome and affirm LGBTQ members and officers...

Westminster DC lives out the connection between justice and wellness.

2017 Mini Festival of the Arts,

Awareness & Healing

October 21  10am-5pm   Free with lunch provided

This festival is not for those who wish to gather information without an urgent need to change! Americans continue to debate the shape and extent of racism in society. Yet shootings of unarmed African-Americans, disproportional incarceration and poverty rates, and a continuing list of disparities remind us as the Church and as citizens that the U.S. must continue to press ahead with addressing issues of racism and white supremacy. Politicians are promoting bigoted ideas and organizations. Many whites have watched the crisis unfold and have said, “I didn’t know that was still happening… What can I do?” Because so many people remain to be reached, we are organizing a second Racial Awareness Festival in 2017. Our long-term goal is to make this an annual event with festivals addressing racial awareness and healing nationwide.  Month by month, interest grows in the project.

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Coming to DC to do Advocacy Work?

Let us know if your group needs a place to camp out for a demonstration, protest or other act of civic engagement or civil disobedience. 

We believe in being active participants in the public realm.

Thank you for the generosity of your hospitality. I've long felt that religion has lost its way, so far from the message of Christ, but you have restored my faith.  Thank you for your good work in the world.  --Gabriella Cordova

On behalf of the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), thank you so much for allowing us to use your church facilities for the Women's March.  We would not have been able to participate in the numbers we did without your generous support.  In solidarity, Becky Belcore

Together with the entirety of the Women's March DC Local Org. we are writing to thank you for your tremendous support and positive energy as you worked with us to make the March the tremendous success it was.  The Church's basement was ideally suited...for the sign-making parties, the love and support generally and for being you:  Our gratitude--Elizabeth and DC Local Ambassadors

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