Westminster Kindergarten is renamed Westminster School for Young Children.
Living Waters for the World recognized as a mission of Westminster
Nashville flood results in massive community destruction; Westminster sets up dorm for visiting Presbyterian Disaster Relief volunteers from across the country, providing 1,800 local and visiting volunteers working on 350 flood damaged homes.
|2010 – present
Donovan Drake, pastor
Joy In Learning was established at Westminster, providing classes, activities, service projects, and a Café, for children and adults, both as outreach to the community as well as for Westminster members (with more than 150 volunteers in 2022).
As a result of Westminster’s flood relief efforts, Westminster Home Connection is organized for ongoing home repairs/services needs in the community.
Westminster raises $15M in capital campaign to address campus-wide needed facility improvements.
|August 29, 2015
Same Sex Marriage
Donovan introduced a time of discernment by sharing some background of General Assembly’s approval for pastors to perform same sex weddings, the Supreme Court’s ruling in June which made same sex marriage legal in all states including Tennessee and a sampling of responses of other churches including First Church Nashville and a Baptist Church. Session members expressed a range of concerns and considerations, including the capital campaign, congregational unity, an acknowledgement of diversity of opinion within the congregation and the desire to love and respect all of our brothers and sisters in Christ. September 20 was identified as a time the session would be available in the fellowship hall during the Sunday school hour to share their experiences and reflections with the congregation.
THERE WAS A MOTION AND SECOND TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT: “WHILE WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IS A DIVERSE CONGREGATION THAT IS NOT UNITED ON ANY ONE ISSUE, WE SEEK TO BE UNITED ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE THE CHURCH. AS OUR LORD WELCOMES ALL TO HIS TABLE, WE SEEK TO WELCOME ALL IN OUR WORSHIP, BAPTISM, COMMUNION, MARRIAGE, FELLOWSHIP, TEACHING, AND OTHER EXPRESSIONS OF THE FAITH FOUND IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE WELCOME ALL PEOPLE WHO SEEK TO JOIN US ON OUR JOURNEY TO SERVE OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.” SESSION APPROVAL WAS UNANIMOUS.