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 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.

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

Upcoming Events

@care4carolinas Hurricane Relief Effort

September 24 through October 8th
7:00AM - 7:00PM

This note is a call to arms to help relieve the human suffering caused by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.

Beginning on Monday, September 24th at 7:00 am, Westminster will launch its second consecutive hurricane relief effort to aid our fellow Americans devastated by Hurricane Florence. Once again, we will have a 54 foot trailer parked on the Great Lawn, donated (once again!) by the Bob Kortenhaus family and Speed Global Services, ready to be filled with relief supplies by Middletown residents who want to help the people of the Carolinas.

You will remember the great good that we at Westminster did together last year in aiding the victims of Hurricanes Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida, as well as by sending $5000.00 to Puerto Rico to help the residents there recover from Hurricane Maria. Now, with Florence, we have another chance to provide help and to restore hope to the beleaguered Carolinians.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help sort and pack the relief supplies that will start to trickle in on Monday, increase throughout the week, and come in heavy on the weekend. Please sign up for a 2 hour slot in a time that works for you - but please do your part in this great crisis. A sign up sheet is available on the table in the Narthex.

Our drive will be completed during the week of October 8-12.



Relief supplies especially needed:
1. Disinfectants
2. Clorox wipes
3. Dhovels
4. Mops
5. Water Pushing Brooms
6. Heavy Duty Plastic Bags
7. Gloves, Dust Masks
8. Baby Diapers, Wipes, Formula
9. Pet Food

Summer at Westminster

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Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father – Matthew 13:43

Summer at last…the new angle of the rising sun; longer, lighter days; the new night-time order of summer constellations; the creation of leaves out of hard brown limbs; the pushing up of beautiful flowers and blooms; snow-buried grass turning into soft carpets perfect for tickling bare feet; the mice that know to leave the house, and the ants that come into the house. All these things and a thousand more, if we have eyes to see, are telling the glory of God, and declaring the work of his hands.

We hope that you will make this summer an opportunity to renew your relationship with God. You will find Him in the pages of the Bible and in the power and beauty of nature.

We hope too that you will join us this summer for Worship or any of the many activities and events we have scheduled to celebrate the arrival of Summer and the seasonal blessings that God showers down on us.

Star 99.1 FM’s Cheer for Kids Card Campaign

June - August

Star991FM Cheer for Kids logo

Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC) has signed on as a participating sponsor and drop-off location for the Star 99.1 FM Cheer for Kids Card Campaign. WPC has teamed up with Star 99.1 to help make, collect and deliver some cheer in the summer for children at Children’s Specialized Hospital and Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital.

Participate by making a homemade card for children in special hospitals. Not crafty? No problem! On-line templates make it easy to create a personalized card with a special note. All participants need are the basics – crayons, colored pencils, stickers, glitter glue and anything else colorful and fun. Details and templates can be found here. Cards can be dropped at the WPC Sanctuary 24/7 in the Cheer for Kids Mailbox.

Listen to the previous service at Westminster Presbyterian Church: September 2 2018

PAR Garden

April through October

Westminster’s PAR Garden is one of Westminster’s signature ministries. In the past 5 years our garden has supplied thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables annually to local food pantries including the Friends Feeding Families food pantry in Belford; the Lunch Break ministry in Red Bank; and to St. Mark’s Kitchen in Keansburg. The Garden produce has also been used for baked goods for the Daily Bread Table at WPC’s faith Hope and Music Festival. Maintaining the garden is an essential component of its ongoing success and fosters fellowship and the church’s connection to the community.

Music Ministry

WPC’s Music Ministry under the direction of Erika Saya, has evolved into an innovative, inspired, and constantly evolving program. New events and activities that celebrate Christianity and nurture our spirituality through music extend beyond the church choir and out into the surrounding communities. They include the Crossroads Café Coffeehouse and the Faith, Hope, and Music Festival. One of the newest offerings is a free music lesson program for under resourced youngsters around the Bayshore area.

P.O.W. (Play On, Westminster)

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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.