Welcome to Westminster

Welcome to Westminster Presbyterian Church, an inclusive community of loving relationships.

We are a family of faith committed to living out Jesus’ transformative love in our lives and community – to serving as Christ leads us.

ALL are welcome here with love in Christ’s name.

Located in Topeka, Kansas at 13th & Boswell, we are 4 blocks north of Washburn University.




November has arrived and with it some changes for Westminster. The last Sunday in October we said good-bye to our Pastor, Jayne Ruiz. Beginning November 4th, transitional pastor Keith Koch will be joining us for a period of 4-6 months while we regroup and look for an interim minister. We are excited to have Keith with us. He has worked with Westminster before in several capacities and we enjoy having him with us.

The first Sunday in November was celebrated as All Saints; we remembered those who have died in the past year and those no longer with us who are special to each of us as saints of the church. It was also Communion Sunday so on this Sunday especially we took note of our belief in “the communion of Saints.

Our Communion Offering in October goes to the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice this month.

This year’s Harvest Dinner was November 10th at 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. Mariners sponsors this event each year. The food is indescribably delicious and the opportunity to be together, enjoy each other’s company and catch up with folks we haven’t had a chance to visit with in a while makes it a worthwhile evening. Not to mention the extremely wonderful talent show put on by anyone who’d like to share a talent…

The annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is November 18th at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Topeka, 3033 SW MacVicar. Westminster traditionally has a good representation at this service and it seems increasingly important that we make the effort to show our solidarity with and support of all faith communities. Attending this interfaith service is one way to do it.

November 22nd is Thanksgiving Day. As we give thanks to God for all we have been given, let us also remember that God gave that abundance to us to share with others. We can bring food items for the Blessing Box, contribute to Doorstep, volunteer with Lets Help or the Central Park crew and advocate with policy-makers for just laws impacting food availability.

November 25th is The Hanging of the Greens. Breakfast will be served by Worship Council that Sunday at 8:30 and then we will move into the sanctuary, parlor and library to decorate for Christmas.  Advent starts the following Sunday, December 2nd. Does it seem possible it can be closing in on December already?

















Worship & Ministries

Centering Prayer 8:00 am 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays

Breakfast in the Parlor 8:30 am every Sunday

Youth Sunday School 9:00 am during the school year

Adult Bible Study (using lectionary) 9:00 am year round

Chapel Chat – as announced – 9:00 am in the Chapel

Sunday Worship 10:25 am; Communion on first Sunday of the month

Fellowship 11:30 am Parlor

Church Community

Church community has lots of meanings. It can mean “those who attend church here” but we like to imagine it more broadly than that. We think of our church community as the neighborhood we live in, the town we are a part of, all who come to events here, all we are able to serve when we go out into the mission field, which starts, as they say, at the church’s front door. 

Christian Education

An important part of life in our church is ongoing learning. In the drop-downs for this heading you can learn about Sunday School opportunities for children and adults. Classes meet at 9:00 on Sunday morning – or if you are an older teen, 9:30 am.

Contact Us

Please contact us using your preferred method:

Office Phone: 785-357-0339

Email: wpctopeka@gmail.com

Mailing address: 1275 SW Boswell Ave., Topeka, KS 66604

Fax: 785-357-1351