At Westminster, we profess the historic Christian faith in God, incarnate in Jesus Christ for our salvation and ever at work in human history in the Holy Spirit. Living in a covenant of grace under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we participate in the first fruits of God's coming reign and pray in hope for its full realization on earth as in heaven.
Where we come from
Sixty-eight years ago on January 13, 1952, a mere eleven people joined together at the Henry W. Grady School to give birth to our church. With nothing more than a hope for the future, their committed stewardship in God’s Kingdom gave rise to the buildings and infrastructure that is our church home today.
Where we're headed
To lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by creating environments that equip people to Love God, Make Friends, and Serve Others.
What this means for you
Westminster United Methodist Church is located in the Galleria/Uptown area of Houston, Tx at the corner of San Felipe and Bering Drive and offers three Sunday worship experiences.
Sunday Mornings at 9:05 on the front lawn, starting October 4. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chair, and join us on the front lawn for Sunday morning worship. We’ll sit in family groups six feet apart and worship together in the fresh air. Music will rotate each week between Encounter music and Sanctuary music, and Pastor Meredith will deliver the same message that is playing online. Parents will need to wrangle kiddos, and we’ll be following the state and county’s mask protocol.
Thursday mornings at 11:05 in the sanctuary, starting October 8. Because we won’t be able to enjoy Gustavo’s talents on the front lawn, this service will heavily feature our wonderful organist. Pastor Meredith will lead a time of prayer, read scripture, give a short devotional, and Gustavo will lead us in an instrumental time of worship. We’ve had to take up the cushions from the pews, so feel free to bring your own! As usual, you will be able to worship online with us at 9:05 am on the website. We will additionally be airing the service at 11:05 am and 6:05 pm and also putting it on YouTube. Starting at 9:05 am each Sunday morning, you should be able to find our worship anytime that is convenient for your family.
What safety precautions should I expect at the front lawn and sanctuary service? Front lawn: We’ll ask all attendees to space out at least 6 feet apart (in family groups) and wear a face covering. The worship leaders will be removing their masks to lead worship, so we’ll have them further away from the congregation. Because this service is likely to be attended by families with young children (read: adorable toddling maskless germ factories), we advise caution to anyone needing to minimize risk. Sanctuary: As long as mask orders are in effect for our state and county, we’ll be requiring masks in the building. There is also a temperature kiosk at the entrance to the building to help ensure potentially contagious people stay home. In addition, the staff is working diligently to follow all CDC guidelines about sanitizing and distancing recommendations. One of those guidelines is the removal of hard-to-clean pew cushions, hence the recommendation to bring your own. Once in the sanctuary, we’ll be sitting apart from each other to worship. We will continue to update our procedures and requirements with the CDC guidelines and state mandates.
What time should I come? We have two services. Our Contemporary Front Lawn Service is at 9:05 a.m. and our Traditional Service begins at 11:05 a.m. in the Sanctuary.