"A House of Prayer and Praise for People of All Nations"
Located in the heart of Trenton, NJ, Westminster Presbyterian Church is a diverse, open and affirming community-of-faith for all. By God's grace and faithfulness we have remained a vital urban ministry from generation to generation. Empowered by the Holy Spirit we are seeking the shalom of the city!
Westminster, which was chartered in 1898, has transformed along with its neighborhood over the last twelve decades. Our pastor and leaders reflect the changing complexion of the community.
A joyful "rehearsal for the Kingdom", our intercultural worship takes inspiration from Revelation 7:9-10.
"After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying,
“Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
Women of Faith Awardees named by the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board
Rev. Karen Hernandez-Granzen thanks partners for recognition
Rev. Karen is one of three women named recipients of the 2018 Women of Faith Awards by the Presbyterian Church. based on nominations are received from throughout the church. In announcing the award, the committee noted that "Westminster is an urban, intercultural, multiracial and More Light congregation. Hernandez-Granzen has served as a supervisor of field education students from Princeton Theological Seminary, intentionally reaching out to white seminarians to provide multiracial and intercultural field education placements at Westminster."
Here is Rev. Karen's response:
Muchisimas Gracias to Rev. Carmen Rosario, William Reyes, and Las Mujeres Hispanas Latinas Presbiterianas for nominating me!
I joyfully share this award with Westminster Presbyterian Church, Trenton, NJ. Together we have focused on racial reconciliation, becoming a multiracial and multicultural worshiping congregation, improving the low quality of public schools in Trenton, working to dismantle mass incarceration, ministering to reentry / returning citizens and their families reaching out to young adults who feel disenfranchised by the traditional church through Bethany House of Hospitality, yet still called to serve the city of Trenton, assisting immigrants to acquire English proficiency to support the education of their children and to secure gainful employment, and becoming a welcoming congregation for the LBGTQ-plus community.
Now we are also responding to the call of keeping our own Democratic and Republican church and community members united in the midst of our differences in order to talk and walk the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the least of these for such a time as this!