Westminster Presbyterian Church

Fall at Westminster

Fall at Westminster

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. Our Sunday morning and midweek Adult Education Programs for Men and Women 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; we hope they 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

A Night in Bethlehem

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Saturday, December 3rd - 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Spend family time together this Advent season learning about the place of Jesus' birth and celebrating the true reason for the Christmas season. WPC will transform its Community Center, Harlan Hall into Bethlehem. Learn how to write Jesus' name in Hebrew, grind Frankincense and Myrrh, sample bread and food from Jesus' time and lots more. Have your picture taken with the Holy Family and be on the lookout for a King or two (or three) walking around bearing gifts.

Lessons and Carols

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Sunday, December 11th - 4:00 PM

Join us for an Advent themed Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 11 at 4pm. It will be a joint event at WPC with our Chancel Choir and Music Director Erika Sayar along with choir members of the Presbyterian Church on the Hill in Ocean and their director, Dr. Jeff Unger. With hymns and readings and anthems based on the Advent themes of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love it promises to be an inspiring and uplifting afternoon with a reception to follow!

Annual Monmouth Family Clinic Christmas Party

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Wednesday, December 14th

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 deliver over 400 presents to the families of clients of the Family Clinic. Volunteers consider it one of the highlights of their Christmas season.

Christmas Services

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Wednesday, December 24th - 4:00 PM – Family Service

Wednesday, December 24th - 11:00 PM – Family Service

Thursday, December 25th - 10:00 AM – Christmas Day Service

Taize Worship Service:
A Service of Prayer, Music, and Contemplation

First Wednesday of the Month

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In a darkened Sanctuary illuminated only by candlelight, Westminster regularly offers a Taizé prayer service the first Wednesday of each month. Taizé worship is a unique prayer service originating from a joint Protestant/Catholic monastic community in France, with meditative singing from the Psalms, short readings, and brief periods of silence. There is no preaching. Everyone is welcome to come experience this new way to worship.

Small Groups

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A small group is a Christian community of approximately 6-12 people who gather together to get to know one another, to support each other, to help each other grow spiritually, and to increase the ministries within the congregation and outreach to the community. Currently WPC’s Small groups include A Woman’s Walking Group, Healthy Eating and Cooking, Knitting, Home Visitations and more. Check out Small Groups in the Grow section of the web site.