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We strive to follow Jesus Christ by being… ​​ ​​​​ Diligent​​ in ministering to the needs of the world

Each October Westminster participates in the​​ Madison CROP Hunger Walk, for which the walkers, in particular our children and youths, solicit contributions from the congregation. There are one and three mile loops around the UW-Madison and University Heights neighborhoods. The need is great, the camaraderie is infectious.

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INITIATIVES

Westminster provides financial support for​​ Housing Initiatives, the only organization in Madison that focuses exclusively on ending homelessness for our neighbors who suffer from severe mental illness, many of them veterans with PTSD. ​​ Their model is highly successful, with 95% of Housing Initiatives clients never returning to homelessness. A new project,​​ A Place to Call Home, is raising funds to purchase and renovate apartment homes to house 50 veterans and other homeless.

Open Doors for Refugees​​ (ODFR) is a non-faith-based, all-volunteer group formed to help refugees make a home in Madison by locating housing, finding employment and providing a caring community of support. ​​ ODFR also collects furniture and household items to setup apartments for those scheduled to arrive. ​​ When families did do arrive, their kitchen is stocked with groceries and a culturally appropriate meal awaits them. Members of the Westminster congregation have donated furniture and household items for apartments and have employed refugees for work around their homes.