About This Church:
In 1982, Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church celebrated its Centennial, with special remembrances of its beginnings and rededication to the challenges of the future.
The latter years of Mr. Chittick's tenure were marked by growing excellence in church music, as William R. Shoppell, Jr. came to direct the Chancel Choir. Leticia Walker directs the Praise Choir, a gospel choir that sings both in our worship services and in settings outside the church, as a mission outreach. Our church's music programs are renowned throughout the Jersey Shore area.
In 1990, the Rev. Carlos Wilton was installed as Pastor. These have been years of further growth and development, as the "Baby Boomer" and "Baby Buster" generations of leadership have come into their own. Educational programs for adults have expanded, a mid-week "Kids Club" program has been added and the Presbyterian Youth Connection has been born.
Worship services take place in the Sanctuary on Sundays at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.
Baptisms may be arranged by prior request. Ordinarily, at least one parent of the child being baptized must be a member of the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church.
On the second and fourth Sundays of the month, at the conclusion of the later of our two worship services, there is an informal Healing Service in the Sanctuary.
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church offers many programs. Among the offerings are education programs, a menís group, mission, music, a womenís group, prayer chain, and youth connections.
There is a variety of education programs to fit every need. Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church has educational programs for children, middle school students, high school students, and adults.
Missions at the church reach out to the local community as well as worldwide. Each November, the Mission Commission sponsors a Mission Fair, at which information on various mission projects is made available. A highlight of the Mission Fair is the International Gift Shop, at which craft and gift items from around the world are made available at reasonable prices, through a "fair-trade" program that insures that a high percentage of the proceeds get back to the original artisans (the church receives no profit from the International Gift Shop, offering it as a mission outreach).
The Prayer Chain is a special ministry of Presbyterian Women, through which members engage in a ministry of intercessory prayer, praying for particular people who either refer themselves, or who are referred by church members and staff. Prayers are offered both for individuals by name, and anonymously.
Youth Connection is a community of young people from 6th through 12th grades who gather together on Sunday evenings in the Church Building Cellar.