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 and offer a variety of traditional and contemporary music in 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 and the flags will
remain in place until November 16th right after Veteran’s Day.
2019 Field of Flags Calendar of Events
Field of Flags installation: Saturday, October 19, 9 am to 12 noon
Dedication Ceremony: Saturday November 2, 10 am on the Great Lawn weather permitting.
Flag Removal: Saturday, November 16, 9 am to 12 noon
Wednesday Night Live Adult Bible Study focuses this Fall on The Study of Psalms:
The Prayer Book of Jesus. Join us for a study of the Psalms - the prayer book and hymn book of
Jesus. Learn how the Psalms are poetry even though they don’t rhyme, their Liturgical use in
Ancient Israel, and the different types of Psalms. Find out where go in the Psalms for specific
situations: to give thanks, to ask for help, to simply praise the Lord.
The Study Group meets Wednesday Nights at 7:30 in Harlan Hall on the WPC Campus.
First Wednesday of every month
7:00 - 8:00 PM
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.
St. Mark’s Kitchen & Family Promise
Saturday May 12th and Saturday June 30
Westminster’s Mission Committee has launched a number of new local-focus ministries to help 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 Mission Committee has set up a Little Free Library that will offer uplifting and
inspirational adult and children’s books with the congregation and the wider Middletown
community. It will also be a place to recycle books that members of the congregation would like
to share. The “Library” officially opened on October 12 and can be accessed 24/7!
The Little Free Library Sharing Network is an organization whose mission is to build community,
spark creativity, and inspire readers. There are over 75,000 Little Free Libraries worldwide. The
Library is a small structure on a post which contains books for anyone to borrow and return (or
keep) or exchange. WPC’s Little Library will be located roadside near the PAR Garden at the
campus entry. The “Library” officially opened in October and can now be accessed 24/7!
WPC’s Music Mission under the direction of Erika Sayar has really struck a chord within the
congregation and throughout the surrounding community with the Crossroads Cafe
Coffeehouse, Faith, Hope and Music Festival, Lessons and Carols Christmas Concert, Special
Concerts, Recitals and more.
Special programs are often developed and offered on short notice. So be sure to check out
WPC’s Facebook Page for Music Mission event
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. The lessons are provided by Jeffrey Boga, an accomplished violin professional
violinist and Orchestra Director at Red Bank Regional HS. 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 for more info.