Community Outreach

Reaching out to those around us

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into his harvest field.

Luke 10:2

English Classes

Free classes are currently being taught every Tuesday night at Westminster. Workbooks for your class level can be purchased at the welcome desk on the first night you come. Cost is $25. Contact Rachel Bleecker for more information at english@westpca.com.

Mission/Vision Statement
English for the World Ministry exists to glorify God by offering to the nations represented in Lancaster County free classes for learning English as a Second Language and opening a door for them to hear the good news of Jesus Christ from the Westminster PCA community.

We welcome any Westminster volunteers  interested in teaching, assisting classes, interviewing new students, greeting people at the door, organizing snacks for break time, and not least, volunteers committed to praying for this ministry.

Bible2school

This elective provides non-denominational FREE Bible classes to students in 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grade. Classes begin the end of September and run through the end of April. Children will be led by a trained volunteer team in lively worship, hear Bible stories, break into small groups to discuss how they can apply the Bible lesson in their lives, and pray together.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP

This growing ministry to public school 2nd, 3rd, & 4th graders needs additional teachers and small group leaders able to serve weekly on Thursday afternoons this fall beginning September 19. This is a great way to introduce children to Jesus and God’s Word!

Bucher Elementary School: Located at Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, Contact Gwen Marinaro
Nitrauer Elementary School: Located at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Contact Heidi Weidler
Scheaffer Elementary School: Located at Harvest Bible Church, Contact Debbie Inskeep
Neff Elementary School: Located at Calvary Church, Contact Meredith Steidler

Reidenbaugh Elementary Schools: Located at Faith United Methodist, Contact Meredith Steidler

Young Life

Young Life is a public high school outreach that works closely with our pastor of discipleship and outreach.  We go to kids, build relationships, and introduce them to Jesus.  

Young Life is currently working with kids in the following High Schools

Manheim Township

Penn Manor 

Solanco

Email Pastor Dave at kieffer@westpca.com.  

Good News Club at Nitrauer

A free after-school club for elementary-aged children.
Clubs meet after school in the fall and spring

Good News Club is a once-a-week, exciting, fun-filled, 90-minute club.

It includes…

  • Dynamic Bible Lessons

  • Creative Learning Activities

  • Inspiring Life-Stories

  • Meaningful Songs

  • Life-Changing Scripture

  • Games, Snacks

  • Earned Prizes

Support Groups

GriefShare is a faith-based program led by caring lay-people who understand what grief can be because they have lived it. GriefShare provides a safe place where participants can, without forgetting their loved one, learn how to live and grow beyond loss. Each session includes a video featuring top experts on grief recovery subjects, followed by an opportunity to discuss personal experiences in a small group setting.

Contact: GriefShare@westpca.com

DIvorce Care

Healing from divorce is not easy. Most people who’ve experienced it say it was the most painful and stressful experience of their lives. They find themselves confused, feeling isolated, and having lots of questions about issues they’ve never encountered before. At DivorceCare groups, people in separation and divorce find tools, teaching and support to help them deal with their pain and give them hope for the future. This 13-week Christ-centered program includes video, group discussion and personal Bible study.

Contact: Dave Kieffer

Surredering the Secret

Surrendering the Secret is an 8-week Bible study in a safe, private environment for women who have gone through the trauma of abortion.

Contact: sts@calvarychurch.org.

Men’s Integrity Groups

Men helping one another overcome sexual addiction & related challenges by God’s grace through weekly confidential support.

Contact: Dave Kieffer

Alongside Fellowships

Volunteers are available to listen and pray with women struggling with divorce, infertility, miscarriage, abortion recovery, or marriage with an unbelieving spouse.

Contact: Joan McConnell