Westminster Presbyterian Church

Par Garden

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The PAR in Westminster’s PAR Garden is an acronym for “Plant A Row – PAR - for the local poor.” The goal of the PAR Garden is to embody Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 25:36, “For I was hungry and you gave me food…” Each year, our physical goal is to harvest a minimum of 1000 pounds of fresh vegetables! - organically grown – that we donate to 15 disadvantaged local families and two busy local food pantries. A further aim is to develop a stronger relationship between church communities, the neighborhood, and garden volunteers in Christ’s love. If you would like to volunteer for this important purpose-driven ministry, please email the Community PAR Garden Committee at wpcpargarden@gmail.com or call 732.671.2585 Consider working a garden plot, joining the committee, or just lending a helping hand as needed!

How It Works

Please download an application by clicking here or pick up an application from inside the church vestibule or from the garden shed during garden hours. Submit by mail or drop off at the Community PAR Garden Mailbox in the church vestibule.

Committee Chair: Karen Augustyniak

Community PAR Garden Committee
  732 671-2585
  wpcpargarden@gmail.com

Think about working a garden plot, joining the committee, or lending a helping hand when needed!!

Field Of Flags

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The Westminster Field of Flags is established by church members and friends from the community each year in honor of the veterans who have served in the United States military who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. One flag is placed on our Great Lawn in memory of each of the 6,841 veterans who have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, creating a patriotic and deeply moving memorial field that has touched the heart of our community
Volunteers from the community are warmly welcomed and encouraged to help establish the Field of Flags. Look for advance notice of the Field being established - in October - on our website.

Lunch Break

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Lunch Break in Red Bank, is an organization that provides food, clothing, and fellowship to community members in need.
Westminster volunteers staff their Saturday Breakfast outreach program a minimum of 3 times a year. The Saturday Breakfast initiative feeds a hearty and nutritious breakfast to over 100 local residents each week.
Volunteers find the Saturday Breakfast experience very meaningful and a lot of fun.

Monmouth Medical Family
Clinic Christmas Party

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The Monmouth Medical Christmas Party is one of Westminster’s most heartwarming and labor intensive events of the year. For the past 17 years, Westminster members and friends donate, wrap, and present over 400 beautifully wrapped Christmas presents to the families of clients who receive the services offered by the Family Clinic.
In addition to donating and wrapping the presents, dozens of Westminster volunteers present the presents to the largely Hispanic clientele. The event brightens Christmas for those who receive the presents, but an even greater joy and satisfaction is given to those who participate in the event. Volunteers consider it one of the highlights of their Christmas season.