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 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.
One of Westminster’s main priorities is providing opportunities for everyone to grow closer to God. During this Advent season, Westminster has planned a number of special events to help bring you peace, joy, and 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.
Reading and studying God’s Word is one of the ways we deepen our relationship with Him. Beginning Wednesday November 29th at 7:30 pm Westminster will offer a three-week Bible study program on the little letter of 1 Peter that has come to be known as the Letter of Hope. Our small group study is casual and relaxed and geared to those new to faith. Please join us.
On Wednesday, December 6th, 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
Sunday, December 10th, 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 who will be hosting the event at their church this year. This festive service of worship will feature the combined choirs from both churches, about 30 voices, singing beautiful Advent and Christmas Carols.
The 18th 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.
WPC will be hosting The Exit 4 Quintet in a special holiday recital on Sunday December 17th at 4 pm. The gifted quintet features flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn performing seasonal favorites for everyone to enjoy! Take a break from the craziness of holiday preparations and shopping and come out to listen to some beautiful music! $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors includes a reception after the recital!
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 17th, 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.
WPC will offer a regular Worship Service at 10:00 am on Sunday December 24th, additionally there will be two more services of Worship on Christmas Eve – at 4 pm and 11 pm.
Christmas Day Service will be held at 9:00 am on Monday, December 25th at 9:00 am.