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.
After Christmas is quiet time in life and in the life cycle of the church. We hunker down and hibernate as we look hopefully forward to the New Year and eagerly wait the coming of spring.
One of Westminster’s main goals is offering everyone opportunities to grow closer to God.
You’re invited to invest time this winter renewing your spirituality by joining us for our traditional Worship or Taizé Prayer Services, adult Bible studies, special music events, or being part of our continuing and new community outreach mission activities.
WPC has been asked by Star 99.1 to partner with them on their Sock Drop project, to help collect warm socks for the homeless throughout the month of January! Socks are the least donated clothing item. However, regardless of the season, they are the #1 need especially in homeless shelters. Year-round socks go a long way to ensure the health and well-being of men, women and children living on the street. While all socks are appreciated, new and heavyweight tube socks are desperately needed given the cold weather!
Westminster is listed on the Start 99.1 FM web site as a sponsor/drop off location and is be one of the few Monmouth County locations. The socks can be dropped in the Sock Drop Laundry Basket in the WPC vestibule behind the blue doors, 24/7 all month long!
Adult Education resumes this Winter beginning January 16th with a new weekly study of the Gospel of Luke. Another special series is being developed for Lent. Check back here and on the WPC Facebook page for updates and details.
February 6th & March 6th
Offered the First Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary, Taizé worship involves softly sung prayers of hope, peace, meditation, periods of silence, and short readings. It’s a quiet and beautiful alternative to our formal Sunday Worship that gives worshipers a chance to take a break from the hectic pace of life, sit quietly in the darkened candlelit Sanctuary, and let simple beautiful songs, the sense of well-being and feeling of renewed faith wash over you. Following the Service, those who wish to, can stay and pray privately in the Sanctuary.
March 22, 2019
WPC’s Contemporary Christian Music Coffeehouse features popular local performers and serves as a showcase for praise musicians from around New Jersey. This fourth Café offering will feature new and returning faith-focused pop, rock, and praise music performers from around New Jersey. Doors open at 7:00 at Harlan Hall on the Westminster Presbyterian Church Campus. Admission is free. Music starts at 7:30 and ends at 9:00. Holy Grounds coffee and light refreshments and plenty of on-site parking will be available. Check out the WPC Facebook Page for event updates and features and other Music Mission news.
March 30, 2019
Westminster’s Mission Committee has created several 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, meal preparation for families sheltering in local churches participating in the Family Promise Program and at the Ronald MacDonald House in West Long Branch. Volunteering for these programs is a wonderful, rewarding way to be a blessing and serve hope and healthy meals to the less fortunate. WPC also regularly participates in Habitat for Humanity projects helping refurbish and build homes for the needy in Monmouth County. Contact the church office at 732-671-2585 or Lenita Gullman at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about being part of the March events.
March 6, - April 18, 2019
Lent is the season where we turn back into ourselves and listen to the voice of God. We invite you to participate in all the worship and fellowship opportunities Westminster is planning for this Lent so that we might return to the Lord through repentance, prayer, and listening to the Word of God.
Lenten Series and Special Activities are now in the planning stages including a Wednesday Night Live Series. Check back here or visit the WPC Facebook Page for updates.
Two Ash Wednesday services will be offered on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at noon and 7:30 pm. The noon service will be 20 minutes to accommodate those who are on their lunch hour.
Holy Week begins on April 14th, Palm Sunday.