Westwood Presbyterian Church
WPC is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Our Reformed worship services strive to celebrate God's love and bring spiritual renewal through meaningful sermons and uplifting music in the classical tradition.
We are a small church on the Wilshire corridor, honored to be a part of the many large things God has asked of us for more than six decades. As Jesus expects, we are intent on loving God with heart, soul and mind and at the same time loving and serving our neighbor. As transformed people seeking to transform the world, we invite you to join us in living out the Christian hope of making life on earth a little bit more like heaven.
Mission Statement –
Westwood Presbyterian Church journeys as a welcoming and inclusive community, seeking to model the grace of God through Jesus Christ by
loving kindness and
walking humbly with our God.
Inspired by the love and mercy of God, joined in our desire to know, love and grow as followers of Jesus Christ, guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we strive to realize our mission through the following Scripturally based practices:
We join together in joyful worship of God, a holy conversation in which we proclaim God’s love in Christ, bring the Biblical story into our experience, and celebrate the sacraments of baptism and communion. We respond to God’s grace through the singing of hymns and the beauty of sacred music; in prayer, as we listen for God’s voice; in self-giving as we bring our offerings and our lives to God before moving out to serve.
Desiring to live out the biblical vision of justice, we work to make God’s intentions for the human family real. We endeavor to live fair and honest lives, seek rights for those who have no power to claim rights for themselves, bear witness against political oppression and exploitation, seek to overcome the disparity between rich and poor, and work for fair laws and just administration of those laws, so that “God’s kingdom might come, on earth as it is in heaven.”
Gracious Hospitality:We celebrate our diversity and affirm the God-given dignity and worth of all persons, extending a warm welcome to everyone, without exception.
Compassionate Service: We strive to bring the love of God to bear on human need. Whether the call is to house those without homes, feed the hungry or be present with another in a difficult time, we seek to make a real difference in the lives of the suffering.
Caring Fellowship: We aspire to create a place of belonging in the midst of our disconnected society. We serve as an extended family in which the grace and forgiveness of God can be experienced, no matter one’s age or stage in life. We break bread together, discuss our beliefs and doubts, share joys and sorrows, and support one another in times of need. We celebrate often.
Intentional Discipleship:As followers of Jesus Christ we prepare ourselves to live faithfully in an ethically complex society. We are diligent in the spiritual formation of our children, youth and adults through studying Scripture and contemporary culture and by devoting ourselves to spiritual practices.
Shared Ministry:As we are all ministers, each of us is called to use our God-given gifts in some aspect of the church’s mission and ministry.
Generous Stewardship: As all that we have belongs to God, we seek to live lives of gratitude and generosity, wisely tending all that God has entrusted to our care – our lives, money, time, church and earth.
As Presbyterians, we are committed to the ongoing transformation of our faith community, seeking ever-more faithful and effective forms of ministry and mission.