Westminster Presbyterian Church
We're a place that values everyone. Our Sunday School Programs and Activities For Children are fun, wholesome, and safe.
Adult Education Activities are informative and engaging. We offer a wide variety of weekly, monthly and seasonal events and activities for everyone.
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.
Fresh apples, cooler temperatures, donuts, brilliantly colored leaves, pumpkin... The sights, smells, and delicious treats of autumn are so heartwarming and special.
Throughout the Fall Westminster offers a variety of heartwarming opportunities to enjoy community, the beauty of nature, and the goodness of God. May the cooler temperatures and spectacular fall beauty revive your spirits and fill your hearts with a deeper love for God who has blessed us with so many autumn wonders.
Every Fall, WPC honors the fallen heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan with the annual Field of Flags
event on its Great Lawn. Members of the congregation and the community are invited to help
place nearly 7,000 flags to recognize every military person who has sacrificed their life in those
conflicts. The Field of Flags has become one of WPC's most popular community traditions.
There is a traditional dedication ceremony shortly after the field is completed (This year it’s on
Saturday, November 3rd at 10:00 am) and the flags will remain in place until November 17th
after Veteran’s Day.
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 PM
Wednesday Night Live Adult Bible Study focuses this Fall on "Jesus Christ - Superstar" featuring
a closer look at the life of Jesus throughout the 4 Gospels, from birth to resurrection. Join
Pastor Joe at 7:30 in Harlan Hall on Wednesdays!
First Wednesday of each month
Westminster offers an alternative worship service on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. A 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 worshipers 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 you. We invite you to put it on your calendar and give Taizé a try. You’ll leave the service with a deeper feeling of inner peace and nearness to God.
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 and those staying at the Ronald McDonald House. 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 the Fall and Winter events.
WPC’s Music Mission under the direction of Erika Sayar has really struck a chord within the congregation and throughout the surrounding community. Back for an encore is the Crossroads Café, a seasonal coffeehouse featuring faith-based music performances by well-known local and up and coming praise music performers. The next event is scheduled for Friday, October 19th 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Admission is free. Holy Grounds Coffee and light refreshments are available. Visit the WPC Facebook Page for special music event news and updates.
One of the WPC’s newest offerings is a free music lesson program for under resourced youngsters around the Bayshore area. 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. Contact Erika Sayar at esayarwpc@gmail