Home Fellowship Groups at Washington Presbyterian Church (WPCA) serve our members by providing a place where a person can be known warmly and face-to-face. Church members are paired with a group of six to twelve adults who meet regularly in homes to pray with and for each other, study the Bible together, and often share a snack. Speak with someone in the church to be paired with a group.
Children & Youth Ministries
Jesus tells us in Mark 10:14 that we are to let the children come to Him, and that’s what we love to do with the children that God has blessed us with! We have a few exciting parts to children’s ministry at our church.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
VBS runs for five nights in the summer for kids from age 4 to those who have completed 6th grade. It’s a fun week of music, games, snacks, crafts, and wonderful lessons about God and his love for us.
Pioneer Clubs meets on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. during the school year (October to April). This is similar to a weekly VBS. There are two classes: preschool/kindergarten and 1st to 6th grade. The kids earn badges for completing various lessons and topics. Some are for learning about God, and some are for life skills, such as woodworking and first aid.
Youth Group meets on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m., during the school year, for those in 7th through 12th grades. There is a time of fellowship and games and a time of Bible study, learning about God, his love for us, and how we should live in response to that love.
WPCA has an active women’s ministry that encourages fellowship, praying with and for one another, and learning and growing in our faith together. Frequent activities include a women’s Bible study, retreats, conferences, and events such as the Ladies’ Tea each spring.
Men’s Bible Study
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
Men meet at the church every other Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. We encourage and strengthen each other as we deal with issues on the job, with our children, and in our marriages.
We’re currently studying the book of Proverbs. It is thought that Solomon wrote these proverbs for his sons, to help them mature to proper manhood. Solomon teaches that real spiritual growth occurs when we work through the many struggles in our lives.
The men of the church meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. at Denny’s on Chestnut Street on the third Saturday of each month, then spend the morning doing service projects for the church building, church members, and the community.
The Fellowship Committee plans activities that give people the opportunity to spend time together. Activities have included carry-in dinners, game nights, photo scavenger hunts around the city, and outings to the zoo or a baseball game.
As we spend time together, we can build relationships and fulfill these aspects of our church’s vision: love, guidance, encouragement, and caring. Relationships require time to grow, so the Fellowship Committee aspires to provide activities to promote this growth.
Missions Awareness Team
The Missions Awareness Team (MAT) was formed at WPCA to connect with our missionaries more personally, help our congregation be aware of how to pray for and support them, and present opportunities for service to our congregation. The MAT hopes to help us all live with the gospel in the forefront of our lives. We serve as the contact point for missionaries seeking support and for those missionaries and agencies we currently support.