worship Information

What Should I Expect?

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, our service looks a bit different right now. Staff, Elders, and Deacons have thought through the safety measures in consultation with state and federal guidelines. 


Service Time: Our service is at 11:00 AM on Sunday mornings. Adult Sunday School classes are not meeting at this time. Please see below about our Children's Ministry.


Live Stream: We are live streaming our service on our Facebook page on Sunday mornings at 11:00. If you feel uncomfortable joining us in person, please join us virtually by clicking here:facebook


Entering/Exiting: In order to keep the building usage limited (and thereby to be able to adequately clean/sanitize), we are asking that you use one of three doors to enter and exit: 1) the “main” door between the Fellowship Hall and the elevator, 2) the other nearby door in that same parking lot (by the handicap parking spaces) or 3) the double doors nearest the sanctuary on Albemarle Street. 


Masks: We are requiring masks for everyone over the age of 2. We are happy to provide you a mask if you do not have one. The state and federal guidelines call for being masked in gatherings if there is a chance that people’s personal space could be breached. As we cannot guarantee perfect spacing at all times, we will follow that guideline to be masked.


Distancing: We are using styrofoam “pool noodles” in pews in order to facilitate proper spacing. Additionally, Deacons will be helping to accommodate the particular needs of larger families or any other unique situations. Please be flexible and look to the Deacons for direction.


Children: Currently, we are not offering our children's church or nursery ministry. However, children are welcome to attend the service and we seek to be gracious to these families. For information about our At Home Sunday School, click here: /ministries/children


Singing: We will not engage in official group singing during our service. There will be an optional time of singing with masks after the service has ended. 


What should I wear? 

Come as you are. Some people feel more comfortable dressing up on Sunday mornings and some are more comfortable in jeans. As noted above, we are requiring masks to be worn. 


 

How to find us

2005 Washington Street, Bluefield, WV 24701


Finding us is easy! We're on the corner of Washington and Albemarle Streets in Bluefield, WV. From US-460, just look for the Washington Street exit and follow that exit straight through a red light, then down a large hill. Look for the church on your right at the bottom of the hill.


Or, from College Avenue in Bluefield, just look for its intersection with Washington Street (a few streets away from Little Ceasar's Pizza). Turn onto Washington, and look for the church on your left at the first intersection.

What we believe

All Scripture is self-attesting and being Truth, requires our unreserved submission in all areas of life. The infallible Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is a complete and unified witness to God's redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks. On this sure foundation we affirm these additional Essentials of our faith:


1. We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To Him be all honor, glory and praise forever!


2. Jesus Christ, the living Word, become flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.


3. The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. Indwelling our hearts, He gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.


4. Being estranged from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God's free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, thereby justifies them in His sight. Only such as are born of the Holy Spirit and receive Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of eternal life.


5. The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ. The Church finds her visible, yet imperfect, expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached in its purity and the sacraments are administered in their integrity; where scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained. For her perfecting, she awaits the return of her Lord.


6. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth—personally, visibly, and bodily—to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Rev. 22:20)


7. The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. Obedience to the Great Commission requires total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.” He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10)


These Essentials are set forth in greater detail in the Westminster Confession of Faith.

Our mission

Westminster Presbyterian Church, as a part of Christ’s Church Universal exists to fulfill in the Bluefield region, and throughout the earth, the Great Commission of Jesus Christ – “to make disciples out of every nation”. Westminster Church, then, is committed to being used of God to call men and women, boys and girls to saving faith, and to bring people to maturity as His faithful followers.


We believe that God created humankind for His glory and for our enjoyment of relationship with Him. It is our belief and desire that, as we pursue the fulfillment of this goal of making disciples, God will indeed be glorified, and we, and a steady stream of others, will learn the purpose, pleasure and privilege of living in relationship with Him.

Membership

What Membership Means:

* An affirmation of one's personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ

* An affirmation of one's desire to grow in their spiritual walk with Christ

* An affirmation of one's desire to become a vital part of God's own special community that we call the local.

* A willingness to give of one's time, gifts and resources for the building up of fellow members and the Kingdom of God.

* A willingness to submit to the authority of God and the ruling Elders of His local church


Adults

1) A personal relationship with Jesus Christ

2) Baptism into the family of God.


Please speak with Jonathan (jonathan.rockness@wpcbluefield.com) or an elder (/welcome-about-us/session) for more information.