- Sunday School
We have a unique Sunday School in that it is not so much like going to school and going to class the children and young people do five days a week. Our youth go right to the sanctuary of the Church and begin singing and praising with songs led by our Pastor and other musicians of the church. At 10:15 , Rev. Lewis leads some children’s songs and then tells a Bible story and has a prayer. Then every one goes to their class. Sunday School is under the direction of Superintendent, Liz Jimenez.
Our Youth Group meets every Tuesday night at the church from 6:30 to 8 PM under the leadership of Bill McCrea and his team of adult leaders. Youth enjoy recreation, games, Bible study, music of all types including artists such as Bob Dylan, Round Table discussions and special events such as Coffee Houses, roller skating,and talent shows, to name a few. Join us for our next skating party!
Young children may be cared for in the Nursery during the Worship hour. The Nursery is staffed by volunteer adults and older youth.
- Bible Study
The Friendship/Gracious Circle meets at 12:30 PM on the third Monday of the month at church for Bible study. Everyone, men and women, are welcome. The current study is on Paul’s letter to the Corinthians and is under the direction of Helen Bednarcik.
- Presbyterian Women
The Men’s Bible study, which meets alternate Tuesdays (to be announced) at 10 AM, is coordinated by Pete Edgar. The current study is focused on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Board of Deacons consists of members of the church elected for three year terms. Their goal is to be of service to individuals, the church as a whole, and the community.
- The Shepherd Program
Each Deacon is responsible for a ‘flock’ of people of the church. Care and concern may take many forms including remembering birthdays, praying for special needs, visitation and telephone calls.
- The Helping Hand:
This program often provides financial assistance to both church and community members for such things as utilities and rent. In addition, this program can provide transportation to appointments where needed and minor repairs in people’s homes.
- Food Pantry
Approximately 80 food baskets, including Shop Rite gift certificates for perishables, are provided each year for Head Start, church and community families.
- Giving Tree
Each Christmas money gifts are collected to purchase $50 gift cards to be distributed to families of Barnegat school children to help them provide their children with a Merry Christmas.
The Deacons provide various fellowship events each year, including a theme dinner. This year’s dinner on March 13th will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
- Fund raisers
The Deacons sponsor several events each year to support their programs and other community projects.
The Board of Deacons is responsible for setting up for monthly and special Communion services.
The Session is the governing board of WMPC and is comprised of people of varied ages, interests and talents. Board members are known as Elders and are elected for three year terms to oversee the programs and ministries of the church. Session meetings, held on the first Wednesday of each month, are moderated by the church pastor.