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

Spring at Westminster

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Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me - Psalm 51:10

Often considered one of the most beautiful times of the year, Spring brings about a feeling of renewal and is an important aspect of Christianity, with the resurrection of Christ, Easter, and the season's themes of rebirth.

Spring is a great time to renew yourself and gain a fresh perspective on life. With flowers blooming and everything coming to life, it's easy to feel a sense of change and rebirth happening all around us. Even if you've had a particularly rough winter, Spring always brings hope and a chance to renew your relationship with God knowing that he offers Grace and a fresh start with each new day.

Adult Education

Bible for All Seasons

April 29th 12:00 Noon

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The Spring 2018 “Bible For All Seasons” session will be held at Longstreet Farm, Holmdel Please join us for a brief Bible study, picnic, and a relaxing walk on the grounds of the beautiful Historic Farm. Please bring a bag lunch and a lawn chair or blanket. Bottled water will be provided.

BIBLE STUDY TOPIC:

The Bible and the Abrahamic Faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Wednesday Nite Live

10 People You Should Know from the Bible

April 25 through May 23rd at 7:30 PM

10 characters emerging from the bible

In this course you will meet 10 (or so) of the Bible's most important people in order of appearance. Limiting the Bible's cast of thousands is nearly impossible, but we’ll do our best to narrow the field of scriptural standouts. With this list you'll be sure to impress your friends at dinner and improve your score on Bible trivia. Join us for this interesting 5-week journey.

Special Worship

Monthly Taize Service

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On the First Wednesday of the month, WPC offers a Taizé style candlelight worship service at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. 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 participants 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 them. There is a Prayer Vigil immediately following the Service for those who wish to stay and pray privately in the Sanctuary.

Children's Day Service

May 13th

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Children from the WPC Sunday School will lead the Service as part of this special Mother’s Day Worship Event.

Missions Accomplished

St. Mark’s Kitchen & Family Promise

Saturday May 12th and Saturday June 30

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Westminster’s Mission Committee has launched a number of new 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 and meal preparation for families sheltering in local churches participating in the Family Promise Program. 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 this or any of our Mission Committee events.


PAR Garden

April through October

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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.

60th Anniversary Celebration

June 8th, 9th, & 10th

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Westminster Presbyterian will officially celebrate its 60th Anniversary on Friday, June 8th and a number of special events and activities are planned surrounding that weekend. There will be an Anniversary Dinner at the Colts Neck Inn on Saturday June 9th and a Commemorative Worship Service on Sunday June 10th followed by the Annual Deacons Picnic on the WPC Campus Grounds. Check back here or on the WPC Facebook page for updates on these and other 60th Anniversary events and activities.

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To help gear up for the anniversary festivities, WPC is taking orders for polo and tee shirts, caps, special commemorative magnets. For information about any of the above activities or merchandise, contact the church office at 732-671-2581.