Giving at Westminster
We are a community of faith in Jesus Christ and we are a congregation of givers. We gather at Westminster as one with God; singing together, mourning together, rejoicing together, baptizing together, serving together and pledging together. We give thanks for the abundance of our existence and for the various opportunities to support our entire ministry and beloved community.
**NEW** Online Giving
We now offer online giving. You will be able to set up monthly installments for your Annual Giving Pledge, make a Legacy Fund (permanent endowment) gift, or one-time donations for those special events and fundraisers. Click on Give Online in the Securely Give box to set up your account profile or, use the "Quick Give" option. Through our online giving platform you will have flexible payment options: either with an eCheck, or a debit card or credit card. Once you select your payment method, you will choose from a drop down list, the appropriate fund for your donation. Your information is held securely by an SSL encrypted connection and will remain private.
You can also contribute to your Annual Giving Pledge or make a gift to the Legacy Fund with a stock donation. If this is of interest, we have specialists able to assist you. Please contact the Office at 415-383-5272 or, email: for more information and the appropriate forms.
If you shop with Amazon.com, you can have a portion of your purchases go to support Westminster by going to www.smile.amazon.com and setting up Westminster as your recipient.
We come TOGETHER supporting this community of faith.
Living Generously, Changing Lives
"...all shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God that God has given you." Deuteronomy 16:17
In this the harvest season of our year, we join together to give thanks for the abundance of our existence and ask the Lord's blessing. Funding Our Future 2018 is the theme of our Annual Giving Pledge campaign. The money we give supports our entire ministry including various outreach mission projects, building operations, worship, and children and youth programming among many worthy efforts. As we count our blessings, won't you please fill out a pledge card, send it to the Office or drop it in the offering plate, so that we, together, can respond to God's call and plan for the coming year? We are committed to a culture of giving and ask for your faithful generosity and support of our beloved community.
Funding Our Future 2018
Every fall our Session considers a budget that will meet our operational and program needs including new opportunities for growth in ministry. Our budget supports vibrant worship, diverse and expansive ministries, staff, vital mission and the maintenance and improvement of our facilities.The annual budget is carefully considered by each Commission and the Session before being presented to the congregation at its annual meeting each January. Session is dedicated to informing our members openly of the financial discussions and decisions made throughout the year. We invite you to check out how we are doing on the Members page under the Financial heading. (under password; please call the Office if you need assistance.) The videos to the right from Harbo Jensen, Steve Dini, Lauren Halsey and Betty Hasler are this year's stewardship speakers for "Why I Support Westminster".
How Are We Doing?
Many of you want to know how we are doing financially. Thank you for your support and generosity to the work of Westminster.
God has blessed us with thriving ministry programs, a healthy and growing congregation eager for service, and a distinctive calling and presence in our community. It's also an exciting time because we're planning to do something we haven't done as a congregation for 25 years: a significant building program. Portions of our church campus which were built in the 1960's are showing their age and are no longer adequate for the work we are called to do. Now, in order to continue our calling as God's people - to truly live our mission - we seek to revitalize our facilities by renovating and expanding our existing fellowship, kitchen, classroom, and office space. Our proposed building project will strengthen and expand our capacity for ministry.
Essential Renovation to Facility Infrastructure
- Address years of deferred maintenance
- Perform seismic upgrades to meet current building code requirements
- Update the facility with critical energy-efficient upgrades, including windows, siding and roofing
- Replace plumbing and sewer infrastructure
- Repave worn and damaged portions of our parking lot
Strengthening Service and Community
- Building a large commercial-grade kitchen to serve community meals, church events, and special programs
- Revitalize fellowship space in the Fireside Room and Findlay Hall including improved acoustics, lighting and A/V equipment
- Provide increased classroom space for Sunday School and Christian Education programs
- Create flexible and modern meeting spaces which enhance our ability to host events
- Provide a conference room and adjacent gathering space
- Reconfigure office space to accommodate current and future administrative needs
Creating a Welcoming Environment
- Enlarge the Narthex to provide a dynamic and welcoming entry and improve flow
- Improve curb appeal and signage
- Provide ADA compliant access to the entire facility, including larger restrooms and elevator access to the second floor
The Capital Campaign and design and planning process will run through 2018, with hopes to break ground in early 2019.