Our Presbyterian heritage is one of shared leadership by both pastors and members, joining together in faith and love. Each year the congregation elects elders to serve on our Session and deacons to serve on the Board of Deacons; together, these two groups partner with our pastors and staff to keep us moving forward. They and many more lay volunteers from our congregation guide and support vibrant Sunday School and youth activities, a busy food pantry, our worship and music programs, active fellowship gatherings and dedicated stewardship of our historic site. In these and so many more ways we tap into the talents of our members - young and old, new and "veteran" - as they, in turn, find joy in doing the Lord's work. We welcome everyone to "roll up your sleeves" and become part of this church family actively serving and worshiping together.
Beyond our local congregation, we are connected to the larger Presbyterian church family. We are a member of the Monmouth Presbytery, a regional body made up of other local Presbyterian congregations. The Presbytery connects us with nearby Presbyterians to support the work of the church, to offer accountability and to promote collaboration in ministry. We fall under the umbrella of the Synod of the Northeast, which extends from New Jersey to Maine. The Synod not only oversees church governance, but supports congregations, promotes innovation in ministry, and provides networks for building relationships around shared interests and passions. All of this is under our national denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA).