Advocacy Team

"...and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God."
Micah 6:8

Our Faith calls us to follow the example of Jesus Christ by acting for social change to promote justice for all God's people. See full Calling Statement.

We act according to Biblical imperatives as we understand them, address issues supported by Presbyterian Church USA and support the priorities of the WGPC Mission Commission.

Our current priorities are:

  • Poverty with an emphasis of Food and Housing Security
  • Education Reform
  • Gun Violence Prevention

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For more information on actions we support contact Beth Kazlauskas.

Listening Deeply

As part of our Faith in Real Life Adult Education Series, Dr. Sarah Riss, former superintendent of the Webster Groves School District and leader of Alliance for Interracial Dignity led an interactive session to teach us about one of the key components of conversation - how to listen and listen deeply. Click to open the Listening Deeply PowerPoint.

Stop the Bleed
Stop the Bleed
March for Our Lives
March for Our Lives
Gun Sense Event
Gun Sense Event

Join us for our upcoming programs:

Courageous Conversations about Gun Violence
Saturday, February 8th, 3:00-5:00pm

The Rev. Deanna Hollas, PCUSA's first minister of gun violence prevention, will be coming to St. Louis and Webster Groves Presbyterian Church the weekend of February 7, 8 and 9. Her plans are to teach, preach, meet with public officials and hold a workshop - "How to Have Courageous Conversations about Gun Violence."

The workshop will focus on bridging gaps of misunderstanding so people can begin to talk to one another and work for change, she said.

"We will be sharing our experiences, learning how to listen, to be open, and instead of having a debate, connecting, opening the possibility that something new will arise," Hollas said.

Hollas' itinerary for the weekend includes:

  • A lecture on "unmasking the powers" behind the gun violence issue for students and members of the public in Graham Chapel at Washington University at 7:00pm on Friday, Feb. 7, followed by a question and answer session.
  • A workshop on how to have civil and productive conversations about guns and gun violence at WGPC on Saturday from 3:00-5:00pm, Feb. 8, which is open to the public.
  • A private meeting with public officials and legislators.
  • Sermons during both the 8:30 and 10:30am worship services here at WGPC on Feb. 9, and a presentation during the education hour at 9:30am. All are welcome.

The workshop is free. To save your place, register here.


Lobby against Gun Violence
Tuesday, February 18th

Join Webster Groves Presbyterian Church on the bus!
Lobby for gun violence prevention with MOMS Demand Action in Jefferson City.
The bus leaves WGPC's parking lot at 7:00am and returns about 5:00pm.

All are welcome, not just MOMs!

Save your seat on the bus by registering now.

Before February 1st the cost is $10.
After February 1st, cost is $15 and remaining seats will be opened to the community.

Pay online now and select "Registration Fee" in the drop down, then type "Jeff City bus trip" in the memo.

We seek to live Christ's love, welcome all people and joyfully serve God.