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.
Winter after Christmas is a quiet time in life and in the life cycle of the church. It’s a perfect time for introspection and the examination of our hearts and souls as we look hopefully and ahead to a new season, literally and spiritually.
One of Westminster’s main priorities is providing opportunities for everyone to grow closer to God. We invite you to warm up to that idea this Winter by joining us for our traditional Worship or Taizé Prayer Services and many education and community outreach programs!
Wednesday, January 10th
Adult Bible Study and the Winter Wednesday Night Live continues its Bible study on 1 Peter and the pursuit of holiness in an unholy world. This series concludes after the Jan 24th class and plans are underway for the next chapter of Wednesday Night Live Bible Studies. The next chapter will take place during Lent. Check back here and on the WPC Facebook page for updates.
On Wednesday, February 7th, we resume our First Wednesday of the Month 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 life, to sit quietly in the darkened candlelit Sanctuary, and to let simple beautiful songs of faith wash over you. There is a Prayer Vigil immediately following the Service for those who wish to stay and pray privately in the Sanctuary.
WPC will celebrate Scout Sunday on February 4th. It offers a chance for faith-based chartered organizations to celebrate and recognize Scouting and for Scout units to show their appreciation for the religious institutions that supports their unit. The Scouts get an emblem they can wear on their uniforms for their participation. By official designation, Scout Sunday is always the Sunday that falls before Feb. 8, Scouting Anniversary Day.
Sunday, January 21st
Immediately following the regular Service on Sunday, January 21st, WPC will host a Hymn Sing to help use music to connect with God as the source of our strength in the world and in our personal faith journeys. There are many inspiring new hymns in the new hymnal as well as many old standards. With a blend of both, we will explore music together that might bring our hearts closer to God. After the hymn sing, the Worship and Music Committee have a special coffee hour planned!
Friday, March 16th
WPC’s Contemporary Christian Music Coffeehouse features popular local performers and serves as a showcase for praise music newcomers from around New Jersey. This third offering of the Café will feature 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.
Saturday, March 3rd & - Saturday March 31st
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 the March events.
Wednesday, February 14th - Sunday, April 1st
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 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, February 14th 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 March 25th, Palm Sunday.