In addition to our National and International mission programs, Westminster seeks to be an active partner with local nonprofit organizations as they provide much-needed services to our neighbors. We support the agencies above with financial support and appoint liaisons from the congregation to help our members find ways to serve in their community. Our local mission ministries are loosely organized around the areas of children, hunger, education, shelter and self-sufficiency. We also sponsor an annual Community Grant Program, which has provided over $160,000 in funds in support of specific projects by a range of local non-profits. For more information, contact [email protected].
Year-Round Service Opportunities
To volunteer or for more information, contact the coordinator at the specified email address. If no specific address, contact [email protected].
ALIVE Food Distribution | [email protected]
Donate: Leave perishable (canned and packaged) food items in the baskets in the education wing lobby or in Fellowship Hall.
Deliver: On the last Saturday of each month, help distribute food at the Ladrey Senior High Rise Building. 2-3 hours.
Bag Lunch | [email protected]
Make sandwiches: Sandwiches can be made anytime you want, anytime of year. Make generous turkey and cheese sandwiches on wheat bread. Bag and label with date and place in Fellowship Hall freezer.
Serve lunch: Westminster serves about four times a month on a Monday or Friday. Sandwiches are served at Meade Memorial Church in Old Town. Volunteer as little or often as you like! 9:30 AM-Noon.
Meals on Wheels
The 3rd Tuesday of every month, Westminster delivers meals to the elderly at their homes. Meals are picked up around 10 AM and the delivery route is completed by noon. Once a month, 2 hour commitment.
First Monday of each month provide and/or serve dinner at the shelter with a team from Westminster. 2-3 hours. Once a month, as often as you wish. No skills required. Sign up in the education wing lobby the week before to bring food or to serve.
Packets for People in Need
Westminster’s concern for and interest in reaching out to the homeless has resulted in the assembling of packets which are distributed to the congregation in the spring and fall and by request at other times. Items included are notions for personal care, power bar, Capri drink, McDonald’s card, card listing resources for social service assistance, food and housing help, job training, etc. Donate items by leaving them in the basket in the education wing lobby.
Volunteers from Westminster assemble between 250-300 complete Thanksgiving meals into boxes and then distribute them the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Help is needed to assemble and distribute the boxes. 2-3 hours. No skills required. Vans, station wagons, trucks helpful. Also supported financially by the Cents-Ability Offering.
Alternative Giving Bazaar | [email protected]
Help staff a table in support of an organization before and after both Sunday services at our annual alternative giving fair. Two Sundays in December. 2-3 hours each Sunday.
Rebuilding Together Alexandria | [email protected]
Westminster puts together a team of people from the congregation in the spring to rehab a house. 2-8 hours. Once a year on the last Saturday in April. No skills required.
ALIVE Furniture Donation
Join a team of folks from Westminster one Saturday a year to pick up donate furniture and deliver to families in need in the same day. 4-6 hours. Once a year. Muscles helpful.