Our services are about an hour long, with an upbeat and diverse variety of music and a warm and intimate atmosphere. Our sermons are thought-provoking and relevant; meant to inspire you and provide practical guidance for the rest of your week.
More details on all of our programs and activities can be found in the menu bar at the top of the page.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me - Psalm 51:10
Often considered one of the most beautiful times of the year, Spring brings about a feeling of renewal and is an important aspect of Christianity, with the resurrection of Christ, Easter, and the season's themes of rebirth.
Spring is a great time to renew yourself and gain a fresh perspective on life. With flowers blooming and everything coming to life, it's easy to feel a sense of change and rebirth happening all around us. Even if you've had a particularly rough winter, Spring always brings hope and a chance to renew your relationship with God knowing that he offers Grace and a fresh start with each new day.
Participate by making a homemade card for children in special hospitals. Not crafty? No problem! On-line templates make it easy to create a personalized card with a special note. All participants need are the basics – crayons, colored pencils, stickers, glitter glue and anything else colorful and fun. Details and templates can be found here. Cards can be dropped at the WPC Sanctuary 24/7 in the Cheer for Kids Mailbox.
July 14th 4 to 8 PM
The Faith, Hope, and Music Festival, is back this July 14th from 4 to 8 PM on the Westminster Presbyterian Church Great Lawn in Middletown featuring an incredible line-up of some of NJ's best faith-based bands.
This year's performers will include an amazing mix of musical talent by BethAnne Clayton and the Good News Band, Brave Joshua:1:9, The King of Kings Band featuring Nancy Scharff – who’s just back from touring with Michael W. Smith in Israel, and OM-53.
The free, family-friendly event will include a Christian Craft Tent and Good News Game Zone for youngsters, Food Vendors, The Daily Bread Bakery and more. There’s plenty of parking available on the Westminster Church campus grounds BUT bring a blanket or chair! For more information check out the event Facebook Page!
60th Anniversary Celebration
Westminster Presbyterian's 60th Anniversary Service was held on June 10th. The Church was founded June, 8 1958. Special events and Services were held in June to commemorate the occasion. Everyone had a wonderful time. If you missed out on the service, we have a recording available right below!
Monthly Taize Service
On the First Wednesday of the month, WPC offers a Taizé style candlelight worship service at
7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Taizé worship service involves sung prayers of hope and peace,
meditation, a period of silence, and short readings. It’s a quiet and beautiful alternative to our
formal Sunday Worship Service giving participants a chance to take a break from the hectic
pace of life, to sit quietly in the darkened candlelit Sanctuary, and to let simple beautiful songs
of faith wash over them. There is a Prayer Vigil immediately following the Service for those
who wish to stay and pray privately in the Sanctuary.
St. Mark’s Kitchen & Family Promise
Saturday June 30
Westminster’s Mission Committee has launched a number of new local-focus ministries to help feed the
needy in the Bayshore Area. We’re now cooking breakfast and doing other volunteer work for The
Kitchen at Saint Mark’s in Keansburg and meal preparation for families sheltering in local churches
participating in the Family Promise Program. Volunteering for these programs is a wonderful, rewarding
way to be a blessing and serve hope and healthy meals to the less fortunate. Contact the church office
at 732-671-2585 for information about being part of this or any of our Mission Committee events.
April through October
Westminster’s PAR Garden is one of Westminster’s signature ministries. In the past 5 years our garden has supplied thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables annually to local food pantries including the Friends Feeding Families food pantry in Belford; the Lunch Break ministry in Red Bank; and to St. Mark’s Kitchen in Keansburg. The Garden produce has also been used for baked goods for the Daily Bread Table at WPC’s faith Hope and Music Festival. Maintaining the garden is an essential component of its ongoing success and fosters fellowship and the church’s connection to the community.
WPC’s Music Ministry under the direction of Erika Saya, has evolved into an innovative, inspired, and
constantly evolving program. New events and activities that celebrate Christianity and nurture our
spirituality through music extend beyond the church choir and out into the surrounding communities.
They include the Crossroads Café Coffeehouse and the Faith, Hope, and Music Festival. One of the
newest offerings is a free music lesson program for under resourced youngsters around the Bayshore
P.O.W. (Play On, Westminster)
This recently launched free-of-charge string instrument program is designed for local children,
grades 7-8. A violin with a case, bow, and rosin are provided to each student by The Violin
Doctor, Inc., along with sheet music, shoulder rests, and other accessories for use during the
program. The lessons are provided by Daniel Martinho, an accomplished musician and state
certified music teacher. The students meet on Thursday afternoons during the school year, for a
group music lesson followed by a pizza supper.