About Us

We believe the welcome message from Coventry Cathedral in England speaks for us at Westminster as well. When visitors arrive, they see this message:

“We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, straight, gay, confused, well-heeled or down-at-heel. We especially welcome wailing babies and excited toddlers. We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury or haven’t been to church since Christmas 10 years ago. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet and to teenagers who are growing up too fast.

We welcome keep-fit moms, football dads, starving artists, tree huggers, latte sippers, vegetarians, junk food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like organized religion. We’re not that keen on it either. We offer welcome to those who think the Earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because Granny is visiting and wanted to come to the cathedral. We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither.

We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost on the Ring Road and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters and YOU.”

Please join us any and every Sunday for 10am worship

Community Outreach

Proclaiming Christ and serving the community with others

Westminster provides its members with many opportunities to proclaim Christ and serve the world.  Some of these opportunities are through supporting Westminster so that the many organizations we supports can continue to function and serve their respective communities.  Others more directly help the congregation live out the Church’s core values.  We are a church called by Christ to Care, to Share and to Dare.  By God’s grace we proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ through worship, fellowship and mission, ministering to all God’s children.

In 2016 the members and friends at Westminster did the following:
* Collected socks (along with Troop 4 & Pack 4) for Union Station
* Donated umbrellas & rain boots to homeless women through Friends in Deed
* Assembled 50 Easter baskets filled with stuffed animals, small toys and treats for local children and   40 adult treat bags distributed through Friends in Deed
* Collected One Great Hour of Sharing fish banks for Easter
* In June three members spoke on the efforts of the Presbyterian churches in Iraq to help refugees.  $4,420 was raised to support their important work.
* Provided 20 backpacks filled with needed school supplies for Pasadena children
* Co-hosted a free flu shot clinic offered by Huntington Hospital at St Elizabeth RC Church
* Participated in the annual CROP Walk to alleviate hunger. Walkers raised $760 for the cause.
* Collected food items and assembled Thanksgiving boxes for 40 families who rely on the Altadena Food Bank.
* Gave Christmas gifts to families in transition with Door of Hope.

Opportunities within Westminster

  • Westminster Choir
  • Prayer center
  • Prayer Team
  • Liturgy/Prayer Writers
  • Church Work Days
  • Teaching Sunday School
  • Women’s Study Group

Opportunities through Westminster

Sunday School & Nursery

Nursery care with childcare professionals is provided during each worship service.  Sunday School is held throughout the year because the children enjoy it so much! It is taught by a student from Azusa Pacific University with support by members of the congregation using the Deep Blue curriculum. During the summer the curriculum changes to a more active experience to enhance their connection to mission projects.  Confirmation classes are offered during Lent as needed for Jr. and Sr. High age members.   Every three years Presbyterian high school students from around the country gather for Triennium in Indiana. The next Triennium gathering is in 2019.

Kids Choir

Throughout the year, the children and youth of Westminster lead worship through their gift of music. Under the direction of Dr. Imre Szilas, they share their musical talents through drum and violin as well as in song! The choir rehearses following the end of worship (and after a brief cookie break!).

Women's Book Group

The Women’s Book Group meets every other Sunday following worship to discuss a book they are currently reading.  At the start of March 2017, the group began reading “If You Want to Walk On Water, You Have to Get Out of the Boat” by John Ortberg. The discussion is group-guided based on the reader’s responses. All interested readers are welcome to join!

Neighbor Information

We want to stay connected with our neighbors near and around us. If you have any questions or concerns about church activities, please contact us. During church business hours, please call the church office at 626.794.7141 or email us at info@wpcpas.org.

After office hours until 10 p.m. and during events, a staff member can be reached at 626.484.8220.

 

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Employment

 

Position Description

Updated 07/2018

Title:Administrator

Employment Status:Full Time Exempt

 

 

General Function: The Administrator’s role is to create a smoothly functioning

church office and facility capable of handling both routine matters and challenges.

 

Reporting Relationships:

The Administrator works directly with and is supervised by the Senior Pastor(s), works collaboratively with office and facility staff (or service personnel) and supports the work of program staff, church leadership, and members.

 

Schedule:9:00 – 4:00 Monday – Friday

 

Responsibilities:

  1. General Administration
  • Provide Administrative Support for the Pastors; serving as receptionist, including answering, directing and providing information for callers and email, and receiving members and guests in the church office
  • Develop & maintain Master Calendar(including weddings, community activities, building usage, staff schedules) in coordination with Senior Pastors
  • Oversee the administrative businessof the church including: contracts withtenants, proof of insurance, rental contracts and payments, building use & maintenance

issues

  • Provide tours of the facility, especially for potential weddings, receptions and film or TV productions and parking
  • Manage correspondence, including letters & emails to visitors, newly married, and creating invoices for facility use
  • Write and distribute a weekly e-newsletter to m=church members and friends
  • Assist with maintaining Church Records, including minutes of Session and the membership rolls, under the direction of the Clerk of Session;
  • Manage projectssuch as tracking visitor and member attendance and as assigned
  • Manage special events, financial and facilities data entry, and research as needed
  • Create & update wedding packets,flyers, brochures, information sheets, bulletin inserts and other publications
  • Coordinate proofreading, printing and assembly of publications with an understanding of their function and purpose in the life of the church.
  1. Accounting Responsibility
  • Knowledge in Church Management system or compatible bookkeeping software.
  • Track cash flow, ensure collection of rents, fees, and accounts receivable, prepare and make deposits and other receipts and meet with Treasurer on a regular basis
  • Prepare bi-monthly payroll
  • Verify, input and prepare checks weekly for all bills, taxes and payables
  • Prepare monthly closing for verification by CPA
  • Work with Pastors & Treasurer on stewardship & creating a new budget
  • Supervise and/or work collaboratively with office volunteers

 

  1. Facility Management
  • Supervised church Sexton
  • Serve as primary contactwith and provide support to janitorial and gardening services
  • Manage tenant relations, track tenant leases and renewals
  • Ensureall fire, building, code & usage requirements are being met
  • Scheduleand oversees maintenance and repair projects to minimize the impact on tenants and to quickly resolve any issues.
  • Meet withlocation scouts, and be the contact person for production companies, Pasadena Film Permit Office and other regulating agencies required to prepare and secure contracts, permits, insurance certificates, etc.
  • Establish relationshipswith maintenance vendors such as plumbers, carpenters, etc.Meet with vendors or potential vendors to collect bids and coordinate with the Building and Grounds Committee Chair.
  • ScheduleSexton and all part-time employees including wedding personnel
  • Receiveall complaints and inquiries from neighbors and handle or refer then to Head of Staff or Session as needed.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

A college degree or comparable education and training in business or administration and 3-5 years work experience in an office setting.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – ability to workcooperatively and collaboratively with others; outstanding organizational skills including basic office skills, computer literacy (Microsoft Office suite and Outlook, etc.) and attention to detail; self-motivated with the ability to get things done and accept redirection as necessary
  • Commitment to Westminster’s vision and ministry, with ability to interpret same to others
  • Understanding of Reformed Theology and Presbyterian Polity as applicable to position responsibilities

 

Evaluation and Review:

The Session has a Personnel Committee. Each spring, the Personnel Committee reviews all job descriptions and performance, including that of the Administrator.  This committee makes salary recommendations to Session.

 

Salary & Benefits:  Compensation dependent upon experience and skills $42,500 – $47,500 with benefits

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