Westminster Presbyterian Church

Welcome to Westminster Presbyterian Church

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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 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. More details on all of our programs and activities can be found in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Upcoming Events

Christmas at Westminster

Baby carriage in hay

One of Westminster’s main priorities is providing opportunities for everyone to grow closer to God. Our spirituality and life with Jesus doesn’t just come together by accident. It requires focus, wisdom, and humility. Jesus invites us as we end one year and prepare to begin a new one, to look and see how we’re doing to this great end.

During this Advent season, Westminster has planned a number of special events throughout December to help bring you peace, joy, and to a closer relationship with God. We invite and encourage you to make this Christmas season more spiritual and special by embracing the opportunity to worship, pray, and celebrate the holy seasons of Advent and Christmas.

Taize Worship

First Wednesday of each month

7:00-8:00 PM

Candles lit in darkness

On Wednesday, December 5th, we are offering a Taizé style candlelight worship service at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. 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 holiday life, to sit quietly in the darkened candlelit Sanctuary, and to let simple beautiful songs of faith wash over you. The service is also offered throughout the year on the first Wednesday of the month

Lessons and Carols

Lessons and Carols flyer

Sunday, December 9th, at 3:30 pm we’ll be offering a different sort of worship service with music as the focal point. Lessons and Carols is a collaborative effort with our friends from the Presbyterian Church on the Hill in Ocean County This festive service of worship will feature the combined choirs from both churches, about 30 voices, singing beautiful Advent and Christmas Carols.

Monmouth Medical Family Clinic Christmas Party

Gingerbread man with presents in the snow

The 19th Annual Monmouth Medical Christmas party for disadvantaged children and families will take place on Wednesday, December 13th in Long Branch. This event always lifts our souls and fulfills the apostles Paul’s teaching that “It is more blessed to give than receive” (Acts 20:35). Volunteers for gift wrapping and helping out at the event are encouraged to contact Tammy Peyton or other members of the Mission Committee.

Children’s Christmas Pageant

Figurines mimicking Jesus being in the stable with Mary and Joseph

One of the most beautiful and touching things that the Advent and Christmas seasons offers is the experiencing them through the eyes of children. On Sunday, December 23rd our worship service will be alive with the joy and laughter of children as they re-present the birth of Jesus during the annual Children’s Christmas Pageant. Come early to get a good seat.

Chrismas Services

Text with an orange background that reads Christmas Worship Schedule

WPC will offer a regular Worship Service at 10:00 am on Sunday December 23th as well as two services of Worship on Christmas Eve – at 4 pm and 11 pm and a Christmas Day Service at 10 am.